ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS GUIDE

  • 2015-09-02

Latvia

THURSDAY, 3 SEP RIGA FOOD 2015  (until  5 Sep)
@ Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga. 3–4 Sep 10.00–19.00. 5 Sep 10.00–17.00.
Everybody is welcome to draw inspiration from diversity of menu ideas, to taste new products, to watch/enjoy professional chef, pastry cook, bartender competitions.
 
FRIDAY, 4 SEP 

Gastronomy Festival
@ Riga and across Latvia (until 6 Sep)
www.gastrofest.lv
4th Gastronomy Festival promotes eating-out as a lifestyle. A culinary and gastronomical journey throughout Latvia.  Recommended for those who wish to discover the unveiling of new food destinations.
 
KGB Building,  Stura maja
@ Brivibas iela 61, Riga, 2 – 5 Euros (until 29 Sep)
Riga’s  KGB building reopens. Museum of Occupation presents KGB operations from 1940-1991 exhibit. New material on show. . Exhibit visited by  70 000+  people during Riga 2014  European Cultural Capital.

Latvian National Opera and Ballet - Season Opening Concert
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera,  12 – 80 Euros
The Opera and ballet troupe gives a peek into entire new season. Come see, meet newest performers debuting this season.
 
HomoNovus. International Festival of Contemporary Theatre
@ various locations, Riga,  (4 Sep – 10 Sep).
www.homonovus.lv
Homo Novus turns 20. What it believes in is art and its potential and they  are ready to take risks and lose theirs head. Forever!
 
SATURDAY, 5 SEP
 
WHITE NIGHT FESTIVAL (BALTA NAKTS)
@  Various locations in Riga   (from  night of 5 to 6 Sep). www.baltanakts.lv
White Night has become a popular/integral Riga cultural event.
 
EUROBASKET 2015
www.eurobasket2015.org
EuroBasket2015 brings biggest stars to Riga. EuroBasket serves as a qualification tournament for Olympics. Reigning champions are 2015 Final Round hosts, France.
 
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 30 Euros

 
SUNDAY, 6 SEP

 
EUROBASKET 2015 - LATVIA : LITHUANIA
18:30 @ Arena Riga,  20 – 100 Euros
 
GISELLE
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 3 – 30 Euros

 
MONDAY, 7 SEP EUROBASKET 2015  CZECH REPUBLIC   -  LATVIA
18:30 @ Arena Riga,  20 – 100 Euros
 
THURSDAY, 10 SEP European Professional Doll Art Festival (10 Sep – 13 Sep)
@ Latvian Railway History Museum, 1-6 Euros
www.dollart.lv
10.09 - 10:00-20:00. 11.09  - 10:00-19:00. 12.09  - 10:00-19:00. 13.09 - 10:00-18:00
 
FRIDAY, 11 SEP ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA CLASSIC
20:00 @ Riga Congress Centre,  8 – 60 Euros
Rock-n-Roll Ecstasy! Music of Electric Light Orchestra  performed by Phil Bates/The Berlin String Ensemble.
 
THURSDAY, 17 SEP
 
Baltic Pearl Film Festival (17 Sep to 20 Sep)
www.balticpearl.lv
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
18.00 @ Splendid Palace – Large hall
English/Spanish. Subtitles in Russian/Latvian
 
SINFONIETTA RIGA Season Opening Concert
19:00 @ Great Guild Hall, Riga,  7 – 25 Euros
French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. Riga Sinfonietta’s  tenth season.
 
FRIDAY, 18 SEP
 
Baltic Pearl Film Festival
CASABLANCA
17:20 @ Kino Splendid Palace, Small Hall, 6 Euros, In English.
 
AUTUMN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL. Festival Opening. 19:30 @  Dzintaru Concert Hall, Small Hall, 7 - 35 Euros, Jurmala, Turaidas iela 1  
Casals Quartet -  the first string quartet from Spain to have won extensive recognition and praise in the world.  
Haydn/Mozart/  Schubert
 
THURSDAY, 24 SEP  ROMEO AND JULIET
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 33 Euros

 
FRIDAY, 25 SEP
 
IL TROVATORE
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 33 Euros
 
LNSO SEASON OPENING CONCERT
 19:00 @ The Great Guild, Riga,  10 – 40 Euros
Abele, Prokofiev, Ravel
 
SATURDAY, 26 SEP
 
SWAN LAKE
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 35 Euros

Autumn Chamber Music Festival
Arvo Part’s Grammy Award performance of  Adam’s Lament
19:00@Riga Dome Cathedral, Doma laukums 1
For mixed choir and string orchestra. Tonu Kaljuste (conductor) won a Grammy for 2014 recording in Best Choral Performance category. A monk laments over Adam’s pain over  loss of paradise.
Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, Tonu Kaljuste ( conductor)
 
SUNDAY, 27 SEP  RIGOLETTO
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 33 Euros

TUESDAY, 29 SEP

Indian Classical music legend Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
19:30 @ Riga Congress Centre, 20 – 100 Euros
This great guru of Indian music, is considered a keeper of ancient traditions. Appearing in Riga for his only Baltic States appearance.
 
 
TANGO WITH OSCAR STROK
A. Shcherbak’s  musical story in two acts
19:00 @ Mihaila Chehova Rigas Krievu teatris, Kalku 16, 10.50 - 25.00 Euros
The life story of Oscar Strok - “the King of Tango” - is one of the legends of old Riga.


WEDNESDAY, 30 SEP DEVA PREMAL

20:00 @ Riga Congress Centre, 30 Euros
Famous performer of sacral music returns Riga with a spiritual concert with Miten.
The music that Deva Premal and Miten create/perform rooted in 5000 year old traditions,  uniting ancient mantras from India/Tibet with contemporary music.  Since their debut, Deva/Miten have recorded 17 albums, selling millions of copies.
 
THURSDAY, 1 OCT  LA TRAVIATA
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 33 Euros

 
FRIDAY, 2 OCT

SKANU MEZS 2015 Festival for Adventurous Music (2 Oct to  11 Oct)
21:00 @ Palladium Riga, Muzikas nams Daile, 15 – 30 Euros
www.skanumezs.lv
 
RAYMONDA
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 33 Euros

SATURDAY, 3 OCT  LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 33 Euros
 

WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT ROMEO AND JULIET
19:00 @ Latvian National Opera and Ballet, 5 – 33 Euros
 
 
THURSDAY, 8 OCT  
 
SINFONIETTA RIGA and IVETA APKALNA (organ).

19:00 @ St. John’s Church,  Riga, 10 Euros.
Bach/Hindemith
 
 
Edward Steichen Photography
Until 6 Sep 2015
@ The Arsenals Exhibition Hall: Main Hall, Riga
Photographs from collection of Luxembourg National Museum of History and Art

Invitation to Centenary Ball. 1915–2015
Until 25 Oct 2015
@ Museum of Decorative Arts and Design: The Great Hall
 
Glamorous evening gowns from private collection of fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev, Paris.  Show brings together most beautiful costumes from 1915 to 2015. A celebration of a centenary-long past of fashion, a fashion triumph and  quintessence of beauty.

 
LITHUANIA
 
THURSDAY, 3 SEP
     
VILNIUS MUSIC WEEK

@ Various venues, Until 6 Sep.  Free admission.
www.musicweek.lt  

The Innovation Drift
@ Conference center Litexpo, Vilnius, , Until 4 Sep. Free admission
Innovation forum. 40+ presenters discuss future of business/technology. Sessions focus on startups, intellectual property, drones, cosmic space research, bio economics, arts, other creative industries, www.innovationdrift.com
 
FRIDAY, 4 SEP

GLASS ANIMALS (UK)
22:00 @  Arts Factory Loft, Svitrigailos g. 29, Vilnius, 11.40 - 96.40 Euros, Electronic/guitar music. Fiery groove/electro-pop,  www.menufabrikas.lt          
 
XII Baltic Triennial
18;00 @   Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Unti 18 Oct
WHAT IS AN ARTWORK TODAY CAN BE SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY TOMORROW. Focus on Baltic geographical region/culture/sea.
 
 
VILNIUS CITY FIESTA
 @  Various venues, Until 6 Sep.
An Important multi-art form event. Wide range of high-level entertainment; from jazz, pop, rock, world music, classical music, opera, to films, street theatre, fashion shows, carnivals. Free admission
 
 
THREE CENTURIES OF FASHION
@  Museum of Applied Art, Arsenalo g. 3A, 1.74 Euros, Until 30 Oct.
Alexandre Vassiliev attempts to answer question, what drives men/women to constantly change their attire/accessories throughout history? www.ldm.lt


SATURDAY, 5 SEP
 
CG EVENT

9:00 @  VILNIAUS LENKU KULTUROS NAMAI, 51 - 71  Euros
For those interested in  computer graphics/digital art, www.cgevent.eu
 
INTERNATIONAL EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL “BANCHETTO MUSICALE”
@  Various venues, 5 - 16 Euros, Until 21 Sep.
25th Banchetto musicale festival presents 7 concerts by Lithuanian/foreign performers. Theme is Orpheus and mythology.
Program: Sep 5, Sat, 5 pm, Grand Duke’s Palace, Katedros a. 4, L’Orfeo, Opera by Monteverdi , 7/11/14/16 Euros, www.bmfestival.lt
 
SUNDAY, 6 SEP
 
ST. JAMES SACRED CHORAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, Opening Concert

12:00 @ Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Vasario 16-osios g. 11
State choir Vilnius. Free admission.
 
THE WAR OF MUSHROOMS
Musical performance for children
12:00 @ Vilnius Puppet Theatre Lele. In Lithuanian,  Arkli g. 5,  5.87 Euros, www.teatraslele.lt
 
THURSDAY, 10 SEP BALTMEDICA 2015, Until 12 Sep
@ Exhibition and Convention Centre Litexpo,  Laisves pr. 5, 2.50 Euros
Innovations in medicine and laboratories, dentistry, optics, pharmacy. Highlights wellness, health improvement, good emotional state, safe environment creation, healthy lifestyle, www.litexpo.lt
 

FRIDAY, 11 SEP

THE TRIUMPH OF JUDITH, Vivaldi
19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Ausros Vart g. 5, 11 - 26 Euros. Baroque opera.Allegorical story about victory of Venetians against Turks in 1716,  www.barokoteatras.lt
 
TAMIR GRINBERG
22:00 @ Restoranas - klubas COMBO, Kaunas, 10 Euros
Kaunas Jazz
 
 
SATURDAY, 12 SEP FASHION VILNIUS EXPO. Until 13 Sep
11:00 @ Vilnius Town Hall, 2.50 - 5 Euros
www.fvilnius.lt
 
SUNDAY, 13 SEP ST. JAMES SACRED CHORAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
12:00 @ Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Vasario 16-osios g. 11
Chamber choir Mosaic, Great Britain
 
WEDNESDAY, 16 SEP  LITHUANIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
19:00 @ Grand Duke’s Palace, Vilnius
 

THURSDAY, 17 SEP  VILNIUS DOCUMENTARY FILMS FESTIVAL. Until 27 Sep
@  Vilnius cinema theatres, www.vdff.lt
 
FRIDAY, 18 SEP
 
MANON , Massenet, also on 19 Sep, 26 Sep

18:30 @ Lithuanian National Opera , 6 - 60 Euros
 
AUTUMN EQUINOX
@ Neris Embankment near King Mindaugas Bridge. Free admission. www.etno.lt
 
INTERNATIONAL STREET THEATRES FESTIVAL “MOSAIC”, Until 20 Sep
@ Various venues. Free admission, www.senamiescioteatras.lt
 
SUNDAY, 20 SEP Echoes of Serenades
15:00 @ Trakai Castle Great Hall, Trakai
VILNIUS CITY MUNICIPALITY ST. CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA,   7/10 Euros
 

WEDNESDAY, 23 SEP LA BAYADERE, Ludwig Alois Minkus Ballet in 4 acts
18:30 @ Lithuanian National Opera


THURSDAY, 24 SEP ALEXANDER’S FEAST, Opera by Handel 

18:30 @ Lithuanian National Opera

FRIDAY, 25 SEP

NIRVANA IN JAZZ
18:00 @ St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, 13 - 27 Euros
Anton Rumyantsev Jazz Quartet, www.kultura.lt
 
BOLERO +
Triple bill of one-act ballets
18:30 @ Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, 6 - 60.24 Euros
 
SATURDAY, 26 SEP

VILNIUS FEJERIJA
19:00 @ Vingis Park, M. K. Ciurlionio g. 100, 12 - 25 Euros, Lithuania’s only fireworks festival, www.fejerija.lt
 
JAPANESE CULTURE FESTIVAL “NOWJAPAN”. Until 27 Sep
@ Exhibition and Convention Centre “Litexpo”, Laisves pr. 5, 8 - 15 Euros
NowJapan busts myths about Japan and shows its culture as it is. www.nowjapan.lt
 
 DAY OF NIKE TRAININGS. INSPIRED BY IMPULS
10:00 @ Siemens Arena, Ozo g. 14, from 12.40 Euros, niketrainingday.lt

LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Opening of 75th season
19:00 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius, 10/14/20/ 30 Euros
 
 
SUNDAY, 27 SEP

LONGING FOR BETTER MUSIC
16:00 @ Uzutrakis Palace, Uztrakio g. 17, Trakai, 16 Euros
140th anniversary of Lithuanian composer/painter M.K. Ciurlionis. V.Landsbergis performs, www.seniejitrakai.lt
 
ELECTRIC STRING QUARTET ASTURIA - KLAIPEDA
18:00 @ Klaipedos koncertu sale, 10 - 20 Euros
 
VILNIUS STRING QUARTET
15:00 @  Trakai Castle Great Hall, Trakai
7/10 Euros. Italian Instrumental Music

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, Bogdan Pawlowski, Ballet in 3 acts for children
12:00 @  Lithuanian National Opera


WEDNESDAY, 30 SEP CARMEN, ballet in 2 acts to music by Bizet
18:30 @  Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet

THURSDAY, 1 OCT

AGILE TURAS KAUNAS 2015
10:00 @  Viesbutis Park Inn, Kaunas, 17 Euros
Most significant annual IT sector’s event in Lithuania, www.agileturas.lt/kaunas
 
DIE FLEDERMAUS, Strauss, Operetta in 3 acts. In Lithuanian. 18:30 @  Lithuanian National Opera
 
FRIDAY, 2 OCT

Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
Season’s Opening Concert . 19:00 @  Congress Hall, Vilniaus g. 6/16, 10 - 19 Euros, Puccini’s Madam Butterfly (concert performance), www.lvso.lt
 
COPPELIA, ballet by Delibes. 18:30 @  Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet


SATURDAY, 3 OCT
 
ANE BRUN
. 20:00 @  Vilnius Congress Hall, Vilnianus g. 6, 25 - 39 Euros
 
ST. JAMES SACRED CHORAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. 19:00 @ Church of St Philip & St Jacob, Vasario 16-osios g. 11, Schola Cantorum Choir, Norway
 
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra,  opening of concert season. 19:00 @  Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius, 10/14/20/30 Euros, Beethoven
 
GRAND GOSPEL FESTIVAL CONCERT
19:00 @  COMPENSA concert hall,  5.50 - 24 Euros. XIII Vilnius Gospel Music Festival sees 300+ artists from Lithuania and abroad performing on one stage, www.vilniusgospel.lt
 
LA TRAVIATA Verdi
18:30 @ Lithuanian National Opera
 

SUNDAY, 4 OCT
 
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA,  About Mother Goose/Peter and the Wolf
. 12:30 @ Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius Family series
3/4/6/7 Euros, Ravel/Prokofiev

ST. JAMES SACRED CHORAL MUSIC FESTIVAL. Closing concert of V International St. James festival of sacral music.  12:00 @ Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Vasario 16-osios g. 11
 
 JUDAH PASSOW. SCOTS JEWS: IDENTITY, BELONGING AND THE FUTURE.Until 5 Oct @ Tolerance Centre, Naugarduko g. 10/2, 3 Euros. Unique contemporary photography exhibition on Scottish Jewish life from world-renowned documentary photographer Judah Passow. First time to Lithuania, www.jmuseum.lt
 

ESTONIA

FRIDAY, 4 SEP  SAVOY BALL, OPERETTA. 19:00 @ Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 8.50 - 28 Euros
Pal Abraham’s operetta in three acts. Music arranged by Mart Sander
Hedonistic atmosphere of 1930s. Dazzling revue on love, piquant seduction, swing music.
Sung in Estonian. Subtitles Estonian/English
 

SATURDAY, 5 SEP
 
VANA TALLINN GALA

19:00 @ Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 26 Euros
Vello Pahn (conductor), Ain Anger (bass, Vienna State Opera), Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Music of bel canto masters: Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini. Best of Mozart, Verdi,Wagner.
 
NARGENFESTIVAL 2015. 19:00 @ Jaani kirik, Tartu,  10 – 15 Euros. Vox Clamantis ensemble, Jaan-Eik Tulve (conductor)
 
NARGENFESTIVAL 2015. 19:00 @ Jaani kirik, Tallinn, price 15 – 20 Euros. Voces Musicales Chamber Choir, Nargen Festival Orchestra, Stephen Layton  (conductor)
 

SUNDAY, 6 SEP  JOHAN RANDVERE (Piano). 16:00 @  Tartu Linnamuuseum, 4 – 6 Euros
 
 MONDAY, 7 SEP  NARGENFESTIVAL 2015. 19:00 @ Jaani kirik, Tallinn, 20 – 40 Euros. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra , Risto Joost (conductor)
 
FRIDAY, 11 SEP
 
ONEGIN, Ballet

18:00 @ Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 10 – 25 Euros
Ballet by John Cranko after Alexander Pushkin. Choreography/staging: John Cranko, Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, arranged by Kurt-Heinz Stolze.

NARENFESTIVAL 2015
19:00 @ Noblessneri Valukoda, Tallinn, 20 – 40 Euro. Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonu Kaljuste (conductor)
 
FRIDAY, 18 SEP
 
THE GOBLIN
Ballet by Eduard Tubin in two acts

19:00 @ Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 13 – 44 Euros
Conductor: Vello Pahn, Estonian National Opera Orchestra, Female Choir, Estonian National Ballet
First Estonian ballet and Eduard Tubin’s first work for a music theatre. Based on mythical character from Estonian folklore, the Goblin, whose sole purpose is to serve his greedy master, the Farmer, in obtaining riches.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
1st concert of the MAESTRO series. SEASON OPENING. 19:00 @ Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, 16.00 - 50.00 euro. NEEME JARVI (conductor), TRIIN RUUBEL (violin). Skriabin/ Brahms/Weinberger

SATURDAY, 19 SEP  Vanemuine Opera Choir and Symphony Orchestra. 16:00 @ Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, 5 Euros
Concert series “Matinee” Brahms German Requiem. Paul Magi (conductor)

SUNDAY, 27 SEP Contra Napoleon
The Ringing Masterpieces in Kadriorg concert series. 17:00 @  Kadrioru loss, Tallinn, 10 – 15 Euros
Fiodor Tolsty’s series of medallions on themes from 1812 War against Napoleon.  Military music performed from beginning of 19th century: marches, Hymns, music works of anti- Napoleon campaign
Sander Milder (live- electronics), Kirke Karja (piano)


TUESDAY, 29 SEP

EUROPE
War Of Kings World Tour.
19:00 @  Rock Cafe, Tallinn, 39 Euros

Sibelius 150 Concert series. 19:00 @  Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, 10 – 15 Euros. Celebrating Jean Sibelius 150th birthday.
Wagner/Sibelius/Merikanto

THURSDAY, 1 OCT Romantique Sensation Night with Richard Clayderman. 19:00 @  Nordea Kontserdimaja, Tallinn,  29.50 - 59.50 Euros
World’s most well-known pianist returns to the stage with orchestra. Romantique takes a selection of classical favourites and turns them into piano favourites. Clayderman has sold more records than Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Adele, Jay Z, Lady Gaga.

FRIDAY, 2 OCT TALLINN INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2015
(Until 4 Oct 20:00)
9:00 @  Saku Suurhall, 49 Euros
Estonia’s grand equestrian festival! Best riders and best horses of Central European League, and of Estonian show jumping and dressage teams. 12 000 spectators expected. An event for whole family. Children welcome. Theater Vanemuine, will stage a special play-area with Yellow Cats, where games/competitions will be held through-out the day, and where  children can be left.  Equestrian performances for kids are held daily.

SATURDAY, 3 OCT  TOSCA
19:00 @  ESTONIAN NATIONAL OPERA, 8.50 – 28 Euros
Opera by Puccini in three acts.Sung in Italian, subtitles Estonian/English


SUNDAY, 4 OCT  SNOW WHITE AND THE 7 DWARFS
12:00 @  Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 7 – 25 Euros
Children’s ballet by Gyula Harangozo to music of Tibor Kocsak
Conductors: Erki Pehk, Mikk Murdvee. Choreographer/Stage Director: Gyula Harangozo (Volksoper Wien).
An unbelievably cheerful and dashing family ballet full of tricks and visual surprises. Hungary’s most popular ballet. Performance adapted for stage of Estonian National Opera.
 
Art Rules
@ Tallinn Town Hall, (until 5 Oct). Open 9:30 – 17:30
Masterpieces of European old masters from 15th–17th century.
Exhibition includes original masterpieces by  Rubens, Brueghel, Cranach, Bosch, Durer, and Tallinn’s Michel Sittow who made his at Spanish royal court.
First time so many original paintings exhibited in Estonia or neighbouring countries (except  St Petersburg Hermitage).
 
Exhibition True Art or a Fake?

@ Mikkel Museum, Kadriorg Art Museum, Tallinn, Weizenbergi 37, (until 10 Oct). Open 10–17. Exhibition examines and analyses concepts of original, copy, forgery, imitation, attempting to explain the intricate relations between these notions, their origins and historical reception.

Art Walk at Kumu Art Museum
@ Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn (until 4 Dec)
First Friday of every month at 2 pm. Museum  offers a drop-in guided tour that introduces new exhibitions. Art Walks in English. 4 September – Outdoor sculpture/architectural findings (guided by Mary-Ann Talvistu)


International exhibition New Nordic Fashion Illustration II (until 23 Sep). @ Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn
 
 
 

 

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