On June 21, Latvian Radio 2 is playing midsummer songs as performed by choirs across Latvia and the world.
Here are the recommended events for this weekend in Latvia.
Latvia's chief culture-funding institution, the State Culture Capital Foundation, will be funded from part of the taxes levied on tobacco, alcohol and gambling starting 2022, the government ruled June 12.
On June 2 a major cycling trail stretching for some 120 kilometers on both banks of River Daugava was unveiled in eastern Latvia, reported Latvian Radio.
Despite the implosion of ABLV Bank -- which spelled a funding freeze in the foundation that would have paid for the construction of Latvia's €30m Museum of Contemporary Art -- patrons will provide funding of more than €1m to finish the design up to the construction phase.
Latvian parenting methods, LGBT rights, history, Latvian centenary films and novels, music, behind-the-scenes action at the London Book Fair--all this and more is examined in culture portal satori.lv's second edition of the special "Centenary Magazine" in English.
The fourth annual conversation festival, LAMPA, is taking place June 29 to 30 in Cēsis this year with more than 270 different events planned, organizers told the press.
The estimated cost of the second round of Mežaparks open-air stage reconstruction reach at least €49 million, excluding value added tax (VAT), said architects Juris Poga and Austris Mailītis in a press conference May 30.
A series of massive events are taking place across Latvia this weekend.
The annual Lattelecom Rīga Marathon will gather a record-high number of runners from 70 countries this year, the event’s chief organizer Aigars Nords said at a news conference May 18.
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies has named Latvia's Austris Mailītis among the most promising talents of Europe in its "Europe 40under40" list of the most important and emerging young architects and designers, the Culture Ministry said May 17.
American lifestyle magazine Travel & Leisure has published a lengthy piece on the attractions of Latvia, which you may like to read.
Standing ovations accompanied the premiere of Rolands Kalniņš' classic flick Četri balti krekli (Four White Shirts), which was showcased at the Cannes Festival May 15 in the Cannes Classics program, reported Latvian Radio and LTV.
Latvian is a small language by international standards. As modernity and technological progress march onward, many words enter the language, with some becoming popular and others eschewed as artificial-sounding or otherwise unpalatable.
This weekend LSM presents you with a look at some of Latvia's most interesting observation towers providing a princely look at some of the most picturesque areas of the country, at the time of the year when more and more Latvians choose to go to the countryside on the weekends.
Despite high hopes going into Thursday's Eurovision semi-final in Lisbon, Portugal, Latvian entry Laura Rizzotto failed to make it into Saturday's final with her song Funny Girl.
Latvia's Eurovision star Laura Rizzotto, a Brazil-born singer of Latvian ancestry, has arrived in Portugal and undergone her first rehearsal, part of which you can watch above.
For this weekend's recommendations we offer you to go to a rap concert, have some good clean fun, and watch some world cinema.
Rolands Kalniņš' 1967 classic film Četri balti krekli (Four White Shirts) will be showcased at the Cannes Festival this year in the Cannes Classics program, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.
A new French-language documentary titled "Baltic souls - arts, legends and landscapes" is available to watch online via the website of the Arte TV channel.
Feature films made in Latvia for a Latvian audience are enjoying a boom in centenary year.
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania have revealed the terms and conditions of a new 'Balts’ Award' for which nominees can be named.
Drinking birch sap has been very much in vogue for the past years, it would seem. Latvia's markets, stores and cafes all stock this nutrient-rich and refreshing drink. But it's so much better to collect some yourself.
The international Riga Photography Biennial has begun, and April 12 marks the opening of its main event, namely the international exhibition Screen Age I: Self-Portrait, the organizers told the press.
On April 9 the Baltic presidents, on visit in France, along with French president Emmanuel Macron opened a major exhibition at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris dedicated to the art of the Baltic states.