Here are a few more suggestions for things to do this weekend in Latvia.
A new, modern depository for storing the national treasures of four Latvian museums was opened on December 11 on Pulka Street, Rīga, according to Latvian Radio.
December 11 sees a conference taking place at the Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel in Rīga in which participants will discuss the ways in which Latvia marked its centenary in 2018 and the ways in which the centenary will continue to be marked in future.
One good thing about Latvia is that your never far from a worthwhile cultural happening. Here are a trio of weekend possibilities for you.
Historians have uncovered a hundred-year old collection of once traditional metal funeral wreaths in the Jaunrauna Chapel attic, historian Andris Grīnbergs told Latvian Television on November 30.
At the age of 76, the outstanding orchestral conductor Mariss Jansons has passed away, reported Latvian Radio 3 "Klasika" December 1, following foreign media reports that Jansons passed away on November 30 at his home in St. Petersburg.
The 2019 Excellence Award in Culture was awarded to historian and painter Imants Lancmanis, opera singer Elīna Garanča and ballet dancer Anna Laudere at the awards ceremony in the Art Academy of Latvia on November 28, according to Ministry of Culture representatives.
There’s a chill in the air, but in Latvia that definitely doesn’t mean a lack of fun events in preparation for the festive season! This weekend, check out the Women’s Club Charity Bazaar, Christmas Sunday at Hanzas Perons or Africa’s kora virtuoso in Liepāja.
Latvia's major annual film award ceremony took place on the evening of November 12, rewarding movie-makers for what by comment consent has been one of the most productive and creative years in Latvian film history.
It's the last weekend before a marathon of patriotic and holiday festivities in Latvia, but that doesn't mean you have to sit at home and wait for the fun to begin. There is plenty going on over the weekend, so grab your friends, family or loved ones and check out these events!
November 7 saw the start of the anual Lielais Kristaps National Film Awards in Latvia. Coming hot on the heels of the Rīga International Film Festival, the Lielais Kristaps film festival will continue through November 12 with nominated film screenings, premieres, discussions, seminars and workshops for the whole family.
If you find yourself in Latvia this weekend, here are are a few things to consider, activity-wise.
On 31 October 2019, as part of his working visit to Vilnius, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with his Lithuanian counterpart, Linas Linkevičius, in order to present the Balts Award bestowed by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania.
As part of the ongoing Rīga International Film Festival, a special English-language screening of the new Latvian documentary film 'My Father The Spy' is taking place October 25, 16:00 at the K Suns cinema in Rīga.
Saturday, 19 October saw the opening of a new exhibit at Riga Zoo based on the rolling plains of the African Savannah.
Among the numerous screenings taking place during the Rīga International Film Festival, industry players from across the continent and beyond gathered on the banks of the River Daugava October 18 for the first ever Magnetic Latvia Film Conference, held under the auspices of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA).
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.