Shopping mall Alfa begins its third season of open-air cinema - this year, in cars, head of the mall Liene Apine told Latvian Television on May 21.
The National Library of Latvia (NLL) resumes work on-site, representatives told the media in a news release on May 26.
The European Festival Association has awarded the festival Rīgas Ritmi 2020 the prestigious quality mark EFFE Label, the festival's representatives informed the media in a press release on May 20.
Riga Film Fund has announced a co-financing competition to promote foreign filming in Riga and Latvia, the public relations department of Riga City Council told media in a news release on May 19.
Latvian National Art museum and its departments are open to visitors, said museum director Māra Lāce to Latvian Radio on May 19.
On 18 May, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Latvia announced the contest for the Balts’ Award 2020.
Latvian Eurovision hopeful Samanta Tina may have missed out on a trip to the vast port of Rotterdam this year due to the coronavirus, but on May 16 it was revealed her ticket will be rescheduled rather than cancelled and she will be Latvia's Eurovision entrant next year instead.
Musician and composer Kārlis Auzāns keeps surprising social media audiences with daily minute-long musical improvisations, representatives informed the media on May 15.
One of Latvia's main tourist attractions, the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils, will-re-open its doors as of May 16 with six temporary exhibitions and a permanent exhibit featuring original works by artist Mark Rothko, who was born nearby.
Creative teams of the Kurzeme Philharmonic and concert hall "Latvia" have joined in concert series "Atver logu" (Open the Window) in Ventspils City from May 3 until May 16. Meanwhile, Liepāja City carries out a similar series "Pilsētas serenādes" (City Serenades) from May 14 to June 12.
Film studio "Deviņi" on May 13 released a trailer for its forthcoming adaptation of "Mātes piens" (literally "Mother's milk", though translated into English as "Soviet Milk"), based on Latvian writer Nora Ikstena's popular novella.
On May 13, ten museums will open their doors for visitors, said Elīna Vikmane, representative of the Latvian Museum Society, to Latvian Television.
On May 12, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Dace Vilsone, spoke in a press conference about sanitary protocols for small-scale cultural venues and events.
Today, May, 7, a Latvian Television original production - "Pūra lāde" ("The Dowry Chest") - shows off masters of ancient skills for the first time.
The annual Latvian Film Marathon on May 4 drew in more than 8600 viewers in 63 countries, said the National Film Center.
On May 16, 22:00, "Europe Shine a Light" will be aired on LTV1 and Replay.lv in honor of all the songs chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The May 4 virtual parade "Put on your folk dress for Latvia" brought together more than 4000 participants on social networks.
A new downloadable publication from the Latvian Institute - the state agency tasked with promoting the country abroad - is on offer to give the uninitiatied a glimpse of all things Latvian.
Volunteer ensemble ”Stiprās sievas” (“Strong Women”) has come together remotely during the state of emergency to record a music video for the song “Vij, Dieviņi, zelta viju” (“Make, God, a Golden Wreath”), according to Latvian Television's “Rīta Panorāma” broadcast on April 27.
The Latgalian documentary “Time. People. Language”, which examines the relationship between various Latvian political regimes and the Latgalian language, will premiere online on April 27 at 19:00, according to a Latgale Regional Television broadcast on April 26.
Everyone is slowly adapting to the “new reality” of living with social distancing and the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, but that means that virtual entertainment options are expanding. Even if you're self-isolated or self-quarantined it's still the weekend and there's plenty to see and experience while the emergency measures are still in place.
A new publication from the Latvian Institute says it will help foreigners understand Latvia and Latvians better.
Several members of Latvian groups, such as “Brainstorm” singer Renārs Kaupers, "The Sound Poets" singer Jānis Aišpurs and many others have dedicated their rendition of the song "Gaismiņ, teci man pa priekšu" (“Little Light, Go Ahead of Me”) to a four-year-old girl named Amēlija from Brukna, who is fighting a serious illness, according to Kaupers on April 15.
LTV and the Latvian Institute, the government body charged with promoting Latvia overseas, have teamed up to present a new series of short filmd titled "Latvian Talents" showcasing various aspects of Latvian culture.
Latvian Radio has another very enjoyable offering with which you can while away the hours of quarantine and lockdown, namely, a solo concert given by legendary Latvian composer, musician and all-roud cultural icon Raimonds Pauls.
Due to the emergency measures put in place to stop the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, several Latvian choirs are using modern technology and the internet to continue rehearsing and recording new songs in preparation for the next season in the “land that sings”, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on April 3.
Latvian documentary director and operator Ivars Zviedris is calling for people to share their experience during the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic for his upcoming documentary covering the state of emergency in Latvia, according to National Film Centre representatives on April 2.