Three for the Weekend: Things to look at

Riga International Film festival is still ON, as are plenty of other things to do over the weekend in Latvia, including art-gazing and the chance to look at the leaves.

Look at films long and short, and musical

The Rīga International Film Festival will continue throughout the weekend on three movie houses on Elizabetes st.

Here's the festival calendar (scroll down to see upcoming screenings).

While we're definitely not in a position to recommend any particular film, of special interest is the "WTF = A music video short film?" program Saturday at 4 p.m. featuring curated music videos from the Baltic states. 

Curator Agnese Logina told LSM that guests can expect

"an unusual screening that unearths the format which, in the Baltics, has not yet reached full maturity."

Over the weekend, a sizable part of the festival's short film program is being screened alongside other movies. 

Look at art

The Jūrmala City Museum will showcase the works of Taiwanese artists alongside Jānis Murovskis' impressions of Taiwan using screen printing.

"During the trip I had the luck of rainy weather, with such pictures of atmosphere, clouds, fog, smoke of hydrogen sulphides, and that's why my personal impression is of a very peaceful, very understated and long-playing vinyl that can be listened to or looked at," the artist told LTV.

Look at nature

If you prefer looking at nature instead of looking at it through art, that's good as well because you can still do some leaf-peeping in Latvia. Saturday will be least rainiest day of the weekend, with chance of sun. On others it's preferable to stay indoors.

A very popular destination to take in the colors of autumn overlooking the course of the Gauja river is Sigulda's Paradise Hill (scroll down for location).

While popular spots in the capital include Āgenskalns, Mežaparks, and elsewhere. Enjoy!

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