Virtual three for the weekend in Latvia: birds, magic and hockey

As the social distancing period gets longer, Latvians are getting more creative with things to do while maintaining social distance. The internet is full of virtual museums and concert live streams, but if you're looking to do something a bit out of the ordinary, check out our list of things to do this weekend from your home in Latvia, or anywhere in the world!

Natural History Museum - My Bird 2020

The Latvian Natural History Museum's favorite contest is back, but this time My Bird 2020 in cooperation with Canon IB Serviss is going digital. Bird watching is an activity the whole family can enjoy, and now you even have the chance to win prizes for capturing the perfect shot. There are four competition categories: children (ages 12 and under), youth (ages 13-20), adults (ages 21-50) and seniors (ages 51 and up). Just fill out the form and upload your amazing bird photo by midnight on May 4 and see how your skills stack up!

"Grey Partridges" by Māris Kreicbergs - My Bird 2019 adult category winner

Illusionist show - Edžus Kauķis

Experience the magic when Latvian illusionist hosts his first livestream show on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. on his Youtube channel Edžusšovs. The hour-and-a-half long show will also feature pre-recorded clips, as well as live tricks. For a preview of what's to come, check out his interview with Latvian Television and make sure to tune in!

2000 Ice Hockey World Championships - Latvia vs. Russia

Relive the historic defeat of the 'red machine' on their own turf. In a post-game interview team member Artūrs Irbe said he was ready to give half his life for that game, so while there's no live sports on TV, it's a great time to watch the 2000 Latvian national ice hockey team play their hearts out and beat the Russian national team for the first time in history! Latvian Television has posted the game online.

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