Directors, producers, investors, production companies and even humble scriptwriters have descended on the Latvian capital for the start of the Rīga International Film Festival on October 17.
Nature lovers, hikers and other outdoor types have a new destination to explore with the openign of a new walkway at Ežezers in Rāzna National Park.
The 14th Positivus Festival in Salacgrīva, Latvia will take place on the 17th and 18th of July, 2020 organizers have announced.
Another trio of happenings to see you through the first weekend of October.
The Dailes Theater, one of Latvia's foremost theaters, will have a new artistic leader after an oral agreement that the contract with long-standing director Dž.Dž.Džilindžers will be terminated, the Culture Ministry said October 1.
The Latvian film Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, based on the hugely popular children's book Dog Town by Luīze Pastore, will be screened in Poland, France and Spain this fall along with making appearances at film festivals across Europe.
A few more suggestions for thigns to do over coming days...
On September 19 an exhibition dedicated to the centenary of the Latvian Academy of Art was unveiled at the Arsenāls hall, with young artists showcasing the current state of student affairs at the institution. A video of an opening-night performance of two young women kissing one another has garnered great public attention, sparking fierce discussions and personal attacks on artist Ance Vilnīte and her associates.
There is sad news of the death of Boriss Teterevs, a major patron of the arts in Latvia.
There are many things to occupy your time this weekend, beyond watching the leaves change color. Here are a few.
Latvia has picked Dāvis Sīmanis' feature film Tēvs Nakts (The Mover) about Žanis Lipke, a dock worker who hid Jews from the Nazis during the Second World War, as its entry for the US Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category.
In Latvia this weekend? Maybe we'll bump into you! Anyway, here are a few things to do.
Māra Grudule, a professor at the University of Latvia, has delved into the history of reading books in what's now Latvia, from the age of Reformation up to the Swedish arrival in Vidzeme in the early 17th century. What follows is a translation of a fragment of her essay which appeared in audio form on Latvian Radio and subsequently on LSM's Latvian-language service.
Three more ideas on how to spend the weekend.
The annual Balta Nakts (Whie Night) contemporary cultural forum takes place this Saturday, September 7, in Rīga. This year's program includes more than 50 events that will represent a wide range of contemporary culture - music, cinema, video, poetry, performances, art installations and concerts throughout the city.
Latvia's cabinet on September 3 decided to award the sum of 300,000 euros to St Jēkabs (Jacob's) Roman Catholic cathedral in Rīga for the restoration of the church's spire.
September 3 sees the start of the six-day Baltic Sea Docs film festival in Latvia.
September 2 saw the launch of a new student radio station, broadcasting in Latvia's third-largest city, Liepāja.
World-famous jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter and singer Lucy Woodward will be among the headline acts at the Art of Riga Jazz festival taking place November 15 and 16, organizers have anounced.
Three more polite suggestions if you have some free time on your hands this weekend.
Celebrations are in preparation among the bookshelves as the Latvian National Library prepares to mark one hundred years of existence on Saturday, August 31.
Travellers passing through Rīga International Airport Friday morning witnessed more take-offs than usual with a special celebratory dance performed on the tarmac to mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way.
For the third year in a row, Baltic Film Days are returning to Riga, this time in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way. On Aug. 22-23, movie theater Splendid Palace in Riga will be screening the best of recent Estonian and Lithuanian movies as well as offering moviegoers a chance to meet with the filmmakers.
If you happen to be in the Latvian capital from August 16th to 18th you have timed your visit well, as it coincides with the annual city festival.
The sixth festival of alternative chamber music Sansusī took place in the territory of the “susēja” holiday house on the outskirts of Aknīste from 9 to 11 August. The festival “combines academic music with a rock festival ambiance in a bucolic environment.”
The program has been revealed for this year's Baltic Sea Docs (BSD) forum, which showcases the best documentary films from the region and beyond.
President of Latvia Egils Levits met with students and staff of the European Summer Schools in Riga Castle August 7, thanking them for taking on an important role in preserving Latvian identity.
As part of a joint two-year project, Latvian and Lithuanian rural tourism organisations and horticulturalists have created seven routes tracing the historical gardens of the two countries, according to Asnate Ziemele, president of the Latvian Rural Tourism Association, reported LSM.lv on August 5.
Traffic and travel disruption are expected in the Latvian capital August 6 with German rock band Rammstein due to perform a huge concert on Lucavsala island in the middle of the River Daugava.