Three for the Weekend: Looking at things

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This weekend's event guide features three colorful things ranging from the dark to the decidedly colorful. Read on to discover what's up in Latvia from May 27 to May 29.

Three Exhibitions at Ghetto Museum

The Rīga Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum has unveiled three exhibitions dedicated to the dark topic of holocaust.

It features an array of photos dedicated to the White Rose resistance movement, as well as the "Berlin-Riga: A one-way ticket" exhibition, dedicated to the victims of holocaust that were taken to Latvia to be killed.

One of the most astonishing works on display at the museum is Sergey Dubroff's "6 Million", a 14 meter painting featuring 6,000,000 holocaust victims. The artist painted this monumental work for seven and a half years.

"I'm glad that the only canvas of its sort in the world has been presented in Rīga. My work will be shown to visitors accompanied by a video diary and a special musical scale," Dubroff told LSM's Russian-language service.

Colors at Jūrmala

The Jūrmala resort city near Rīga holds a number of gems, the City Museum included.

From May 26 to June 12 it's home to Einārs Plūksna's exhibition LXXV (he turns 75 this year). His colorful, improvisational works feature an interplay between color, form and composition.

"I like it all. Sometimes I have a knack for portraits, figures, still life paintings - I like it all. In nature you can find everything, just go to the woods, come home and draw an abstract painting," the artist told Latvian Television.

Plūksna has been living and painting in the coastal resort city of Jūrmala for more than twenty years now, however his colorful scenery paintings don't focus on the sea - it's rather a background for the general ambience.

The museum is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reggae in Rīga

The 5'NIZZA duo will perform favorites at the Godvil venue in Rīga.

They'll be performing within the Reunion Baltic Tour on May 28 at 8 p.m., and tickets are still available. 

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