Three for the Weekend: Musical tracks

For this Latvian weekend we'd suggest listening to some music, and, if all goes well, heading out skiing.

Carnival Youth in Jelgava

On November 3 one of Latvia's greatest music exports - the indie band Carnival Youth - started a Latvian tour. This is set to continue at Jelgava's Krekli on Friday at 10 p.m.

They've been endorsed at the European Border Breakers award at Eurosonic 2016 and their newest album, Propeller, was released April 1, 2016.

If you haven't heard about Carnival Youth lately, it's because they've been busy touring abroad. 

Click here to see where they'll play next. 

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra at Great Amber Hall

What better reason to visit the Great Amber Hall - recently given an American Architecture Prize - than to listen to classical music?

On Friday at 7 p.m. the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Brahms and Sibelius, conducted by renowned Normunds Šnē.

Make a snowman or ski--if there's any snow

As winter seems to have come a whole month earlier (a steady snow cap usually appears in Latvia mid-December), there's a good chance ski slopes will be open over the weekend. 

A popular place for cross-country skiing in Rīga is the Victory Park, and Sigulda is not too far away from the capital. Jūrmala has places to ski as well. And of course the top destination is usually Cēsis.

The Zagarkalns ski resort hopes it'll be able to start off the season this weekend--fingers crossed!

At any rate, Latvia's official travel website might help you choose where to enjoy a wintry break. 

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