Photos: Alternative Chamber Music Festival Sansusī 2019
The sixth festival of alternative chamber music Sansusī took place in the territory of the “susēja” holiday house on the outskirts of Aknīste from 9 to 11 August. The festival “combines academic music with a rock festival ambiance in a bucolic environment.”
7 tourist routes through Latvian and Lithuanian historical gardens
As part of a joint two-year project, Latvian and Lithuanian rural tourism organisations and horticulturalists have created seven routes tracing the historical gardens of the two countries, according to Asnate Ziemele, president of the Latvian Rural Tourism Association, reported on August 5.
Owner of historic art nouveau building opposes cultural heritage title
The art nouveau building on Raņķa dambis 14 in Pārdaugava, which happens to be part of the same ensemble of houses as the property that perished in a fire last year, has recently been included in the list of cultural heritage monuments. The owner has opposed this administrative decision and is taking the case to court, reported on July 29. 
PHOTO: Positivus 2019
The Positivus 2019 music and arts festival, which ran for two days from July 26 to 27, ended with a performance by the British electronic band Underworld. 
Komēta 2019 is approaching
This weekend, July 26 – 28, the fourth Komēta festival is taking place on the island of the Daugavgrīva fortress in Rīga. 
Bavarian Symphony Orchestra performs in Rīga
A new symphony orchestra festival “Rīga Jūrmala” is being held in Rīga and Jūrmala from July 19 to September 1. Last weekend, July 19 to 21, the festival opened with five concerts, at the center of which was the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra.
Latvian choir handed grand award in Japan
The Latvian choir Maska was laureled three golden medals at the 35th Takarazuka International Chamber Chorus Competition – in the Renaissance and Baroque category, the Contemporary category, and the overall “Grand Prix!” competition, the choir said July 20. 
PHOTO: the opening concert of "Sudmaliņas"
On July 10, the opening concert of the 9th International Folk Dance Festival “Sudmaliņas” titled “Beyond Nine Seas, Beyond Nine Hills” took place on Dzegužkalns, reported LSM's Latvian service.
Advice for Latvian tourists from 100 years ago
The Latvian calendar has never been a mere catalog of days, but also an encyclopedia and a compendium of advice on various matters of living, the specialists of the National Library of Latvia (LNB) told Latvian Radio on July 2. For example, the “Household Calendar of 1923” mentions six rules for Latvian tourists among its list of advice.
Juris Kursietis' film “Oleg” triumphs at two European film festivals
Juris Kursietis' film “Oleg” continues to conquer the admiration of European viewers and critics alike. In June, the film won award at two major international film festivals: “National Grand Prix” at the Brussels international Film Festival and the "Best Narrative Feature Film Award" at the Valletta Film Festival in Malta.
Symphony Orchestra sounds alarm about condition of concert hall
The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) is raising the alarm about the state of the Great Guild, one of the oldest concert halls in Rīga, in which the orchestra has been based since the 1990's. The members of the orchestra say that a tragedy does not have to happen to find funding for a complete reconstruction. At present, the only solution the orchestra sees is to invest the five million euros reserved for the construction of a new concert hall into rebuilding the Great Guild, reported LSM's Latvian service on July 5.
Three for the Weekend: Song, dance, art, blues!
Our northern neighbors are staging their song and dance festival over the next few days and in far from the first show of Baltic unity, you can watch a lot of the action live from Tallinn thanks to a tie-up between LTV and the Estonian national broadcaster ERR. 
Lucky 30 enjoy unique trip to Kolka Lighthouse
Because of its location and prohibited status, only a lucky few have the opportunity to see the Kolka Lighthouse Island. Favorable weather conditions allowed 30 people to get to the island and explore the Kolka Lighthouse, which turned 135 years old on July 1.