As Latvia's Justs Sirmais justly got into heat 2 of the Eurovision song festival with his 'Heartbeat', all of Latvia, or most of it anyway, will be glued to TV screens on May 14 at 10 p.m.
Watch on www.replay.lsm.lv (subject to territory) or stream it someplace. Rīgas Black Balsam is this year's drink of choice, according to our editor-in-chief who watched the Eurovision semis yesterday and did a liveblog to prove it.
Rīga Photo Month
From May 13 to June 16 two photo exhibits - Territories and SELF PUBLISH RIGA - are on show at the Railway Museum as part of the Rīga Photo Month, taking place May 2 to June 16. These are the central exhibits of the event.
Territories focuses on the mutual interaction between an individual and his time. Seven photographers from Northern and Eastern Europe - Heikki Kaski (FI), Katrīna Ķepule (LV), Daniels Mekšs (LV), Andrew Miksys (US/LT), Igor Samolet (RU), Igor Savchenko (BY) and Sara Skorgen Teigen (NO) - reveal territories and borders that turn out to be "not only geographic but also sociopolitical and personal", according to the organizers.
While SELF PUBLISH RIGA focuses on self-publishing culture and will sport more than 200 books from across the world.
Entry is free until May 15, with the ticket costing €3.50 afterwards. The museum is open Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
Here's the full program of the biannual photo festival.
Kali Briis aka Alan Olonen will fill the cordial I Love You bar with happy music on May 14 at 10 p.m. That is of course if you won't be watching Eurovision--but you'll probably make it as Justs will perform 20th.
Be that as it may, I Love You will boom with energy from the wonderful performers.
Just look at them goofing around in Old Rīga: