With record warm temperatures slated for the weekend and the fall in full color, there's seldom been a better time for leaf peeping.
The Skaņu Mežs (Sound Forest) experimental music festival is taking place October 12-13 featuring acclaimed artists such as Thurston Moore, Tesa, William Basinski, Grouper and others.
A pair of young Latvian folk dancers have produced an enjoyable video of them performing a traditional dance all over New York city.
The first ever Balts Award from the Latvian and Lithuanian Foreign Ministriesha been won by professor and linguist Laimute Balode.
The films Bille, Foam at the Mouth, Homo Novus, The Criminal Excellence Fund as well as The Mover have been nominated as the best feature films for the annual Lielais Kristaps film award, organizers told the press October 3.
The Rīga International Film Festival (Rīga IFF) has announced its full program: a total 180 films will be screened, divided across 12 thematic groups, from October 18-31. In addition to the usual locations - the Kino Bize, Splendid Palace, and K Suns cinemas on Elizabetes street - this year screenings will also take place at the National Library of Latvia.
On September 28 the annual Researchers' Night is taking place across Latvia and Europe. In Latvia, it is held in more than 50 locations in and outside the capital.
On September 26 the movie Homo Novus is to premiere at the Splendid Palace film house. It will be released across movie theaters across Latvia on September 28.
The Embassy of Hungary in Latvia has announced that the annual "Hungarian Days" cultural festival will take place for the 4th time throughout October.
This weekend we suggest visiting the ongoing 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA).
On September 13 a capsule was deposited with a message to the following generations, marking the start of the reconstruction of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia in Old Rīga, the Skonto Būve construction company told the press.
The White Night festival took place September 8 with thousands in attendance across 53 locations in Rīga, reports LTV.
On September 8 the Baltā Nakts (White Night) modern culture festival is held in Rīga, with 53 events to be held throughout the night, reported Latvian Radio 4.
This year, veteran filmmaker Ivars Seleckis’ documentary To Be Continued has been selected as Latvia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category, Kristine Matisa, a representative of the National Film Center, told LETA.
This piece, authored by film critic Lauma Mellēna-Bartkeviča and first appearing on Satori.lv's Centenary Magazine paid for by the Culture Ministry, looks at a key event in the recognition of Latvian Soviet-era cinema abroad.
Last weekend, the Latvian capital celebrated its 817th birthday under the auspices of the Latvian State Centenary, drawing more than 230,000 visitors from Latvia and abroad, the Rīga City Council said.
If you find yourself in the Latvian capital this weekend you are in luck indeed, as the annual Riga city festival (Rīgas svētki) is taking place August 17-19.
In cooperation with the Satori.lv culture portal, LSM presents an article that appeared on the third edition of the Latvian Centenary Magazine. It first appeared under the title "The Tradition of Open-Air Dance is Still Alive in Latvia" and discusses the still-strong tradition of open-air dances. Author: Ieva Vītola.
We're publishing another piece which appeared on the Satori.lv Centenary Magazine - this one by music historian Armands Znotiņš examining what he sees to be the ten most important works of music made by Latvians in the past hundred years.
Visitors to Latvia are being invited to follow a new tourism route that shadows the state border.
LSM's Latvian-language service author Aiga Leitholde presents a look at ten not-to-be-missed bands at this year's Positivus festival, taking place in sunny Salacgrīva this weekend.
The XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration came to a spectacular and emotional close July 8 with the closing concert, "On the starry path" at the Mežaparks concert grounds in Rīga.
Today's highlight from the program of this year's XXVI Song and XVI Dance festival was an easy pick: a spectacular evening of dance at Daugava stadium on Rīga that saw more than 18,000 dancers of all ages in an astonishing display of coordination, choreography and camaraderie under the title "Māras zeme" (Māra's land).
Today's special selection from the running order of this year's XXVI Song and XVI Dance festival is an epic concert given by massed wind bands, accompanied by dancers.
Five years of hard work will reach a stunning climax Saturday and Sunday for thousands of singers and dancers, plus many thousands more spectators as the final events of the XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration draws to a close.
Today's special selection from the running order of this year's XXVI Song and XVI Dance festival is a concert of symphonic and vocal music given at Arena Rīga on the evening of July 5,
One of the elements giving the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration its character is the universal use of folk costume and in this area, as in song and dance, prizes are awarded and outstanding achievements recognized.
Today's XXVI Song and XVI Dance Celebration highlight is a moment of history that will serve to whet the appetite for the grand closing concert that is still to come.