A lake of sound
Ezera Skaņas (Sounds of the Lake) is a series of concerts held on a single night on the surface of the Kāla lake just before sunrise. This year it takes place on August 27. If you can manage to find a boat (or buy a plastic one) and a car, this event in Latvia's countryside is an absolute must-see. The weather should be nice, too.
The organizers describe it thus: "It is momentary in its nature, it resembles like [sic] a dream. Without formal speeches, without any names and rules it remains a personal and unifying experience."
Polish animation in Rīga
On Friday and Saturday the Rīga Film Museum will showcase Polish animation films for adults, subtitled in English. The screenings take place from Friday 3 p.m. to about 7 p.m. and Saturday from 12 in the afternoon to 5 p.m.
Here's the event on Facebook.
The choral opera titled NeoArctic will see its premiere on Friday evening. It features electronic music by Andy Stott and Krists Auzenieks, supplemented by voices of the Latvian Radio Choir and industrial landscapes on the screen.
It's a "stimulating, poetic and moving musical performance about anthropocene - a new geological era characteristic of previously unseen human influence on the ecosystems of Earth."