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Three for the Weekend: White night, poetry, unrest-fest

The beginning of autumn is always full of cultural events to help you embrace the cold season. This weekend is no exception: enjoy!

Poetry Days 2021

September 3 to 12, the annual poetry festival "Dzejas dienas/Poetry Days" fills Latvia with various poetry-related events, including readings, walks, slams, performances, stand-ups, and more. The first Poetry Days were celebrated on 11 September 1965 at Communard Park (now known as the Esplanāde) in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Latvian poet Rainis. Latvian Writers’ Union decided to organize a Poetry Days event every year, and so this tradition was born.

This year, the Poetry Days begins Friday, September 3, with readings and performances at NOASS (AB Dambis 2, Rīga). Full program is available on Poetry Days website.

White Night 2021

The annual modern culture forum “White Night” will take place in Riga on  September 2, 2021,  for the 16th consecutive year. This year's program includes events and projects that will represent a broad supply of contemporary culture – music, cinema and video, poetry, performances, etc.

All events can be found on the White Night website.

Unrest-fest 2021

The bar Nemiers (Unrest), Aristīda Briāna Street 9a, is hosting its sixth annual festival September 4, the place to be if you enjoy metal and hard rock. 

Lineup:

  •  Sanctimony
  •  Sever
  • Bloody Heels
  • Mindesign
  • Fools on Parade
  • Tribes of the city

Entrance with a Covid-19 certificate. Link to the Facebook event here.

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