Three for the Weekend: Museum Fever!

Your weekend in Latvia is bound to be good if you follow the recommendations put forth in the following paragraphs. For this weekend we have opted to use many ampersands!

The weather should be fine throughout the weekend, though the night to Saturday will be quite cold at +2..+7C with +16..+21C during the daytime. Sunday will be a bit warmer, reported weatherman Toms Bricis.

Museum Night!

On Saturday Latvia's museums will entertain until the wee hours during the European Museum Night, one of the most favorite and most-attended public events of the year.

The tradition is for participating museums to keep their doors open free-of-charge from about 7 p.m. until the crack of dawn, when curators and museum guides can finally close up for breakfast Sunday morning.

HERE's an English-language program of the event.

Many places you might know of will be open throughout the night. LSM's editors liked the 'Kutikuti' exhibition of Finnish comics at the NOASS floating gallery. It'll be open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

European Film Week!

The European Film Week takes place at the Splendid Palace movie theater. Entrance is free, though you have to take an entry card, which you can get starting from the day prior to the screening.

This year the film week focuses on going from one place to another, featuring several films about refugees and other people who are moving. 

It's understood that the movies are screened in the original language with subtitles or translations in Latvian, so it's likely to be smart to stick with the films that are in a tongue you can speak.

On May 20 the film week takes off with Fire at Sea at 7 p.m. that focuses on the ways of a teenager exploring Lampedusa, an Italian island that has received many refugees.

JHE Photo!

Photos of the famous Swedish photographer JH Engström are on show at the Photography Museum on Mārstaļu st. 8 in Old Rīga as part of the Rīga Photo Month.

The exhibition consists of self-portraits, landscapes and photos of men and women. 

"I think the works are kept simple, looking at simple things and regular life," curator Angi Ostrom told Latvian Television.

The Photography Museum will be open 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Saturday.

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