The fourth annual Riga Pasaules Film festival (Riga World Film festival) takes place April 27-30 at the Kino Bize movie house.
The festival features about a dozen non-fiction films. Organizers say this year's program intends to contribute to a discussion that values the creative potential of happenstance, discovery, and surprise as central aspects of filmmaking.
At 7 p.m. Friday at the Great Guild Hall, violinist Jana Ozoliņa will perform the Vivaldi-inspired concerto The American Four Seasons by the founding father of American minimalism, Philip Glass. Alongside with her, the Sinfonietta Rīga will be performing a string piece by Korean composer Unsuk Chin as well as a new chamber concerto by Oskars Herliņš.
Brazilian street music
Meanwhile the Trompete bar in Riga will at 9 p.m. Sunday will resound with Brazilian street music. The Cariocas band will play Choro, a type of Brazilian street music, born in the 19th century in Rio de Janeiro.