This week, take a look at things Latvians are proud of – nature, folk dance, and classical music. Be careful so the wind doesn't blow you away.
High-quality performance of Song and Dance Festival concerts in 2023 is in jeopardy if a full process of rehearsals for does not start this March, the conductors of the festival said in a letter to state officials on January 27.
In case the wind has not blown you away: tips for a great January weekend.
This weekend will be windy. Here are some activities which will hopefully blow you away in a different sense.
The State Culture Capital Foundation (VKKF) has awarded lifelong stipends to 23 outstanding cultural and artistic workers for their lifelong contribution to the development of culture and art, the VKKF has announced.
Though currently the winter looks bleak and much like early March, there is still a chance to create a holiday spirit – and maybe Christmas will be white.
In December, it is 30 years since the founding of the Latvian film industry's leading institution – National Film Center (NKC) – and the portal filmas.lv offers an expert-formed selection of the anniversary, NKC said December 8.
After the very cold (even for Latvia) working week, the weekend promises some respite from the extreme cold. Be careful not to slip on the ice while enjoying your weekend.
The eighth LAMPA conversation festival will take place on July 1 and 2, 2022, in Cēsis, the organizers said December 8.
December has begun with plenty of snow so it is safe to assume many will be out skiing, skating, sledding or snowman-making, but in case the snow is not your cup of tea, here are some events to enjoy this weekend.
Tired of staring at the blank wall, fretting over the meaningless of existence? Us too! You can at least temporarily distract yourself from the bottomless existential void by checking out these cultural happenings over the next few days.
The long weekend has already started for most in Latvia. In case you are still wondering what to do over the remainder of the weekend, here are some tips with an independence-day flair to them.
On November 18, the 103rd anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia will be widely celebrated with live concerts in the capital and regions, as well as with cultural events that can be watched on Latvian Television online. You can see the full schedules at the LTV webpage, with links to the various shows on both LTV1 and the Viseim online channel.
The Tartu Latvian Society is organizing a month-long cycle of Latvian culture-related events in Tartu, Estonia, according to the association's Facebook page.
Owners of a once-spectacular grand country house in southern Latvia are promising that renovation work will take place in the near future, but their claims are being met with skepticism, reports LSM's Latvian language service and LTV's Kulturšoks show (viewable above).
The Rīga Congress Hall could gain a new look, functionality, and name in the years to come, newswire LETA reported November 8.
Another weekend has arrived with tough restrictions still in place. The weather appears rather gloomy, so it might be tempting to stay indoors. Here are some ideas, outdoors and indoors, to spend your lockdown weekend responsibly.
Due to the tough restrictions imposed in the country, venues where gatherings could take place are closed, including even some outdoor venues. Trick-or-treating might also be difficult unless you want to do it in the middle of the day. Here are some ideas how you could keep busy outdoors and indoors after curfew.
Due to the lockdown introduced in Latvia until November 15, the Latvian National Film Award Lielais Kristaps has been postponed to February 24-27, 2022, organizers said October 26.
The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) ended on Sunday October 24, and announced its winners in all categories.
The weekend promises to be chilly and rainy; typical Latvian autumn. Here are some concerts to match the mood.
October 15, 2021 marks the first official State Language Day (Valsts valodas diena) in Latvia.
The 8th edition of the Rīga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) opens today, on 14 October. With more than 100 films screening in 10 thematic sections, including several competitions, this year's festival will not only take place at the Splendid Palace cinema, the “home” of RIGA IFF, and at the National Library of Latvia, but also in Madona, Valmiera and online throughout Latvia. Tickets for all RIGA IFF screenings can be found on the festival's website.
Organizers of the Riga International Film Festival (RigaIFF), which starts in just two days and runs from October 14 to 24, say they will have to intrduce last-minute changes to some events as a result of the new sate of emergency which started Monday.
Latvian Television (LTV) has announced the start of a large-scale participant selection process for a new talent show "Ko tu proti, Latvija?" (Literally "What can you do, Latvia?" but officially rendered as “Show your talents, Latvia!”) which will air next Spring.
It is yet unclear what restrictions will be in place in the coming weeks. However, it is safe to assume that a walk or a hike will always be permitted. Here are some ideas for organized hikes in the city and in nature. Pick one or design your own route, as the golden autumn is here!
October 6 brings the premiere of what is claimed to be Latvia's first ever Western movie - or to be more accurate, its first ever Eastern movie.
This weekend in Latvia promises to feel more like summer than the end of September. Outdoor activities on the menu!
On October 1, the Estonian cinema network “Apollo Kino” will open a new movie theater at the Rīga Plaza mall, representatives of Apollo Kino said.
September 25, saw more than 500 dancers from 32 different dance groups staging a spectacular open-air performance with a difference: the dance was performed on a narrow boardwalk leading through the beautiful Ķemeri bog.