Three for the Weekend: Rest in Style

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LSM brings tidings of what's up in Latvia on the weekend.

Riga World Film Festival

The dainty Kino Bize theater on Elizabetes st. 37 in Rīga from May 5 to May 8 holds the 3rd Riga World Film Festival featuring recently produced non-fiction flicks addressing "different ways in which filmmakers and their subjects imagine and construct their physical and emotional environments".

On May 5 and 6 the festival features a retrospective of films by Toni de Bromhead starting at 2 p.m. topped off by a Q&A session. It will be continued by screenings of different films throughout the day with the directors present.

While Mark Aitken will hold a lecture Sunday at 3.30 p.m. regarding filming communities. The festival will culminate at 8.30 p.m. with Aitken's "Dead When I Got Here" about a man managing a mental asylum run by its own patients in Juárez, Mexico. 

Each screening is €4.50 and €3.50 for seniors and students. The movies are subtitled in English.

Liepāja Tweed Ride

Cyclists dressed in the traditional tweed outfits of the 1930s gather will ride the streets of Liepāja in a fun event featuring concerts, dance, old-style designed photo studio and other activities. 

Don't forget to register, though you can also do it starting 1 p.m. at T. Breikša st. by the Ideju Bode. The event starts 2 p.m. 

Those without a bicycle can rent one at "Jūsu auto" for €2.50 for the duration of the event with the tongue-twister "Zili zaļi brīnumi".

Classical music in Jūrmala

Pieces by Pēteris Vasks - this year's birthday boy and one of the best-known Latvian composers - will be performed at the Dzintari Concert Hall by the Latvian Radio Choir conducted by Kaspars Putniņš.

The concert will feature Three Poems by Czesław Miłosz, Vasks' 2014 piece Castillo Interior and a Quartet for violin, alto, cello, and piano. 

The concert takes place May 6 at 7.30 p.m. Info & tickets

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