Here are this week's weekend events for Latvia.
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.
On April 2 the famous actress Velga Vīlipa died at the age of 78, relatives told Latvian Radio.
Eugene Birman, an acclaimed American composer born in Latvia, is one of the recipients of the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships, it was announced April 5.
A state body tasked with preserving Latvia's cultural heritage wants to include three recently erected buildings into the register of objects protected by law, reports Latvian Radio April 4.
This year Latvia will be represented at the well-known Venice Architecture Biennale by a team exploring the theme "Together and Apart", organizers of Latvia's pavillion announced March 27.
The 17th Youth Song & Dance Festival, which was slated for 2020, will not take place that year, said the committee responsible for organizing the festival on March 23.
Ian Maksin, a world-renowned American cellist, composer and vocalist of Russian descent, will give a free concert in Daugavpils, performing at 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 March 2018 in the concert hall of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.
This time around, 62% more tickets were on sale for the Song and Dance Festival as compared to the previous festival. Nevertheless, the demand for this year's hottest tickets was ten times higher than the supply, organizers say.
Tickets to the Latvian Song and dance Festival, the major cultural event of the year to many people, went on sale to the public March 3.
Tickets for the 2018 Latvian Song and Dance Festival, taking place June 30 to July 8, are to go on sale on March 3 at 11 a.m. Latvian time, organizers say.
Brazil-born Laura Rizzotto, who'll represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest finals, is learning Latvian steadily, she said in an interview to LTV February 26.
Brazil-born Laura Rizzotto will represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest finals to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from May 8-12.
Troubles faced by ABLV Bank have put question marks about the future of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Cancellation would wipe out decades' worth of initiatives to allow enthusiasts see how Latvia's art has developed during the previous 50 years, reports Latvian Radio February 20.
On February 16 beloved film critic and writer Valentīna Freimane passed away, just before what would have been her 96th birthday.
A notable pastor has resigned from the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in which he served for 36 years, reported Latvian Radio February 14.
Online registration for participants in this year's landmark Latvian Song and Dance Festival closed February 13 with more than 40,000 having filled out the necessary forms, the official in charge o the event told Latvian Radio February 14.
The culture portal satori.lv has published a special "Centenary Magazine" in English listing all the significant cultural events planned for this year in connection with celebrations of the country's founding centenary.
This weekend we recommend you keep the winter blues away with music and sports.
More than 100 of the best buildings to appear in Latvia and to be designed by Latvian architects during 2017 have been put online in a photo gallery presented by the Building Design and Construction Council, ahead of annual awards for the buildings of the year.