Open Doors on Researchers' Night
On Friday, September 27, 17 cities and regions of Latvia will host European Researchers' Night events, which this year will have the theme "Science for the Future". Science institutes, universities and other institutions in more than 40 venues across Latvia will be opening their doors to visitors to get acquainted with scientific achievements and the work of scientists. Everything from Agronomy to X-rays, from physics to physiology is there to be discovered in Rīga, Salaspils, Daugavpils, Liepāja, Jelgava, Rēzekne, Valmiera, Cēsis, Ventspils, Dobele, Baldone, Ķegums, Skrīveri, Priekuli, Pūre, Pape and Stende.
The European Researchers' Night is an event initiated by the European Commission, taking place on the last Friday of September each year in more than 30 countries and 300 cities, to explain science in a engaging way, allowing anyone interested to take a look at the secrets of science labs.
Maps and details are available at the Researchers' Night website. Entrance to events is free.
Liepāja Art Forum
The fifth contemporary art festival "Liepaja Art Forum" will start at the Great Amber Concert Hall on Friday, September 27 and will continue until Sunday, September 29. This year, the festival program will feature events in ten different genres with concerts, dance, art, theater, cinema and opera all to the fore. A concert dedicated to the electronic music of the Baltics looks like being a particular highlight, along with a recita of the music of American minimalist Morton Feldman.
Full details at the website of the always-impressive Liepājas Dzintars concert hall.
Japanese performance in Rēzekne
Putting the Japanese far east into Latvia's far east Latgale region on September 27 is performance artist Shoko Ito (伊藤 し ょ う こ), who will be performing what is described as "one person theater" at the GORS performance venue. A writer, actress, and film and theater director, Shoko Ito has traveled to 62 countries and has performed her solo shows for over 30 years. Here she will be performing two pieces: "Dog and Cat" and "Barekendan". Subtitles will be shown in both Latvian and English.