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03. APR — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Bille - A Feature Film

A poignant, life-affirming, and funny story for the whole family about seven-year-old Bille's adventures in Latva during the 1930s. The story is based on Latvian author, the Nobel Prize candidate, Vizma Belševica's autobiographical novel of the same name.

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06. APR — 06. MAY 2018
Inga Erdmane’s solo exhibition "The Pleasure of Ignorance"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the Inga Erdmane’s solo exhibition The Pleasure of Ignorance will be on view in Latvian Museum of Photography.

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06. APR — 06. MAY 2018
Laila Halilova’s, Rūta Kalmuka’s, Anda Magone’s group exhibition "Implicit Memory"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the Laila Halilova’s, Rūta Kalmuka’s, Anda Magone’s group exhibition Implicit Memory will be on view in Latvian Museum of Photography.

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07. APR — 06. MAY 2018
Exhibition "Today I’m a Mermaid. Tomorrow I’ll Be a Unicorn"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the exhibition "Today I’m a Mermaid. Tomorrow I’ll Be a Unicorn" will be on view in Gallery Museum LV.

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09. APR — 15. JUL 2018
Exhibition "Symbolism in Baltic Art"

The exhibition Symbolism in Baltic Art will be one of the most ambitious joint projects for the Baltic Centenary and among the largest centenary events to take place abroad. The exhibition will open at the beginning of April 2018 in one of the most influential museums in the world – the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

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11. APR — 11. MAY 2018
Painter Laris Strunke's Solo Exhibition “Gap”

From April 11th to May 11th, 2018 at the Latvian Railway History Museum it will be possible to view the solo exhibition “Gap” by Laris Strunke, a painter of Latvian origin.

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11. APR — 10. MAY 2018
Martin Kohout solo exhibition

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the solo exhibition by Martin Kohout will be on view in gallery 427.

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13. APR — 11. MAY 2018
Antonija #Silmači - an original Latvian ballet

A romantic drama about dreams of realising oneself, based on Latvian author Rudolfs Blaumanis' play "Skroderdienas silmačos" (A Wedding in Silmači).

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13. APR — 27. MAY 2018
Trauma and Revival. Cultural Ties Between Eastern and Western Europe - A Contemporary Art Exhibition

This exhibition features a selection of works by contemporary artists from Eastern Europe of the Balkans. It is the final event of an international cooperation project. Michal Novotny, director at the FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, is the curator of the exhibition.

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13. APR — 27. MAY 2018
Exhibition "Family Bussiness"

Kim? Contemporary Art Centre proudly announces a solo show by Finnish-Israeli artist Dafna Maimon. One of the themes unfolded in this exhibition is the experience of society making headway towards tolerance and togetherness which are qualities of great importance in the context of the Baltic Sea Region, Europe and the globe.

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13. APR — 13. MAY 2018
Riga Photography Biennial Award 2018 exhibition "Seeking the Latest in Photography!"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the Riga Photography Biennial Award 2018 exhibition Seeking the Latest in Photography! will be on view in Riga Art Space.

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20. — 24. APR 2018Rīga
Ingmar Bergman week

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Swedish Film director Ingmar Bergman. Movies, exhibition, discussions, lectures will take place at the cinema K.Suns. Mostly welcome to attend!

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21. APR 2018
The Ring of Vidzeme in Rēzekne

The third concert (musical exhibition) in the cycle "The Ring of Latvia".

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21. APR — 24. JUN 2018
Exhibition "On the Side of the Sun. Testament to Time by Uldis Briedis"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the exhibition On the Side of the Sun. Testament to Time by Uldis Briedis will be on view in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.

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21. APR — 09. JUN 2018
Rogier Arents solo exhibition "Heart Bloom"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the Rogier Arents solo exhibition "Heart Bloom" will be on view in Gallery RIXC.

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25. APR 2018
The Ring of Vidzeme in Liepāja

The third concert (musical exhibition) in the cycle "The Ring of Latvia".

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25. APR — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Bridges of Time - A Documentary

A story about a unique phenomenon in the history of cinema - Baltic school of poetic documentary and its creators - filmmakers from Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia who broke the dogmatic poster-like propaganda documentary tradition in Soviet Union in the 1960s by creating films that were totally different: humane, meaningful, and poetic.

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25. APR — 31. MAY 2018
The project "Stories of Migration - Then and Now"

The project "Stories of Migration - Then and Now" going to be presented between April 25 and May 19 at Latvian National Library. Photoexhibition "Portraits of Migration - Sweden beyond the Headlines", project "In the Trails of the Boat refugees" and a movie "Nice People".

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26. APR 2018
The Ring of Vidzeme in Jelgava

The third concert (musical exhibition) in the cycle "The Ring of Latvia".

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26. APR 2018
Discussion "Image and Propaganda"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the discussion Image and Propaganda will be held in Riga Art Space on April 26.

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28. APR — 17. JUN 2018
The exhibition "Akademia: Performing Life" / International contemporary art exhibition "Portable Landscapes"

Contemporary art exhibition "Portable Landscapes" examines the stories of exiled and emigré Latvian and Baltic artists, locating them within the broader context of 20th-century art history, and wider processes of migration and globalization.

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28. APR 2018
The Big Clean-up (Lielā talka)

The Big Clean-up takes place around Latvia every year. Each of Latvia's regions and cities has a designated Big Clean-up coordinator, who registers the activities planned by local volunteers and organises garbage collection from officially registered Big Clean-up sites.

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29. APR 2018
Magical Heroes. Transformation workshop with Reinis Hofmanis for children

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the master class Magical heroes will be held in Gallery Museum LV and Latvian National Museum of Art on April 29.

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01. SEP 2016 — 31. DEC 2018
The “Story Quilt”

The “Story Quilt” will be made by Latvians who live outside Latvia, and who are asked to create a square, using various techniques, which will be sewn together to create a quilt. The quilt will be gifted to Latvia on the occasion of its 100th birthday.

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01. JUL 2017 — 31. DEC 2019
Routes of Latvia's Statehood

To learn about Latvia, take a trip along the seven paths to the idea of Latvian statehood - the Livs Road, Jacob's path, Freedom Road, the Baltic Way, the Path of the Daugava, the Path of Light, and Māra's Path. These are tourist routes filled with fascinating places, rich farmsteads, and beautiful landscapes.

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17. AUG 2017 — 31. DEC 2018
Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary

The programme Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary features 16 long films including six feature films, two animated films and eight documentaries. This initiative is honouring the centenary of Latvia.

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12. JAN — 31. DEC 2018
Play "I Promise"

Young playwright Andris Ūdris' professional debut - his play "I Promise" won third place in the Latvian National Theatre's Centenary competition.

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06. FEB — 25. APR 2018
Children’s book exhibition "In the Magic Forest. Stories by ‘Fairytale Grandmother’ Margarita Stāraste"

Children’s book exhibition “In the Magic Forest. Stories by ‘Fairytale Grandmother’ Margarita Stāraste” has opened at National Library for Children and Young Adults of Korea.

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10. FEB — 12. MAY 2018
Latvia's Centenary Sports Games 55th Tournament of the Latvian Veterans & Seniors Sports Association: Winter/Spring Games

Latvians and members of the Latvian diaspora, aged 30 - 90+ years, are invited to participate in the Senior Games in six winter/spring categories and 24 summer categories.

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22. FEB — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Paradise '89 - A Feature Film

The film tells the story of four girls who spend their summer holidays in the countryside. The year is 1989 and the TV news is reporting a state of emergency in Latvia. The girls, who have been left with no adult supervision, prepare for war.

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23. FEB — 20. MAY 2018
The Future State - A Contemporary Art Exhibition

The concept of "futurism" invites artists to dare to be "foolish and audacious" in their fantasies about an utopian, unreal, or perhaps, quite real future Latvia.

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24. FEB — 31. DEC 2018
Play "Vidzemnieki"

This performance brings to life several of Latvian author and playwright Rūdolfs Blaumanis' lesser-known works - Spījēnos (In Spījēni), Romeo un Jūlija (Romeo and Juliet), Nauda zeķēs (Saving Money), Laimes klēpī (In the Lap of Fortune), Īsta līgaviņa (The Real Bride), and others.

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24. FEB — 31. DEC 2018
Play "The Keys to Magic"

A production dedicated to Russian-American actor director, author, and theatre practitioner Mikhail Chekhov, after whom the Riga Russian theatre was named. Although archival materials were used in the creation of the show, the authors sought to create a balance between history and legend, facts and fantasy.

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27. FEB 2018 — 01. OCT 2020
Business Information Centre “Magnetic Latvia” at Riga International Airport

The Business Information Centre “Magnetic Latvia” at Riga International Airport has been designed to serve as a stopover for foreign and local guests, be it a businessmen or a diplomat, where one can receive first-hand information from the staff of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia about business opportunities and top tourist attractions

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02. MAR — 30. APR 2018
100 Bookmarks for Latvia - An Exhibition of Children's Art

This exhibition is the conclusion of the graphic arts competition "Mana grāmatzīme" (My bookmark). The goal of the competition was to stimulate the children attending Latvian art schools to explore their family history, Latvian art history and classical graphic techniques, and to increase their sense of belonging to their families, schools and homeland.

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21. MAR — 22. APR 2018
Raphael (1483–1520). Santa Caterina d’Alessandria / Italian Renaissance at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE

Thanks to the Marche Region, Embassy of Italy in Latvia and the National Gallery of the Marche, the painting Santa Caterina d’Alessandria by Raphael, an outstanding artist of Italian Renaissance, will be on display from 21 March to 22 April 2018 at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE in Riga (Doma laukums 6).

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22. MAR — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. To Be Continued - A Documentary

A film about life in Latvia through the eyes of five first graders is the beginning of a project that will continue to evaluate social and political processes in Latvia from their perspective throughout the years.

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26. MAR — 27. APR 2018
Photo exhibition “Then and Now"

Commemorating the Baltic States Centenary, all interested will be able to view a Tallinn and Vilnius photo exhibition entitled “Then and Now” from 26 March to 27 April 2018. It was created as a “Baltic States Centenary Celebration.

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Events in may 2018
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02. MAY 2018
Rothko in Jazz - Concert Programme with the Māris Briežkalns Quintet

The famous Latvia-born painter Mark Rothko created an abstract, mysterious and moving body of work. For the project Rothko in Jazz, members of the Māris Briežkalns Quintet have arranged works inspired by his canvases created by ten renowned Latvian composers.

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02. — 30. MAY 2018
Exhibition "Finnish Jaegers in Latvia"

The exhibition provides an introduction to the Finnish Jaegers, a military unit founded during World War I.

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03. MAY — 01. AUG 2018
Art Noveau - An Exhibition

This exhibition tells a story of the brightest manifestations of Art Noveau or Jugendstil in Europe through paintings, graphic design, and decorative arts and marks the beginning of the movement as well as its flourishing in Europe.

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04. MAY 2018
White Tablecloth Celebration

On May 4th, inauguration day of the Latvian Centenary Celebrations, people in Latvia and around the world will be celebrating White Tablecloth Day.

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04. — 06. MAY 2018
GAUJA XXL

International kayaking marathon Gauja XXL have history since year 2010; the participants came form Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Great Britain, USA and Finland. River Gauja is 424 km long- it starts in Vidzeme, flows through wonderful vallies,

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04. MAY — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Mērija's Journey - A Documentary

At the end of the Second World War, when the German army retreated from Latvia, it also took along 700 boxes of materials from Latvian museums. If not for a young woman named Mērija Grīnberga, the exhibition halls of many museums in Latvia would be empty today.

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04. MAY 2018
Latvian Composers for Centenary of Latvia

Over the course of two and a half years eigthy Latvian composers were invited to compose new pieces for Latvia's State Centenary - a capella songs for choir portraying the five elements in music: fire, water, earth (the Motherland), sky, and love. Twenty of the best pieces will be performed at the final concert.

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04. MAY 2018 — 01. JAN 2021
Latvia's Century - A Joint Exhibition Curated by the Museums of Latvia

The exhibition Latvia’s Century is a joint contribution of Latvian museums to reveal 100 years of Latvia and to provide an opportunity to see excellent historical objects stored at the museums in all regions of Latvia – Kurzeme, Sēlija, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Riga.

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04. MAY — 18. NOV 2018
Freedom Street Stories - Event Series in Latvian cities

More than 60 streets, boulevards, and squares in Latvia have been given the name Freedom. Two events will take place in 9 Latvian cities. The main message of the events is "From freedom to freedom". Events will give insight and appreciation for Latvia and what has happened in its past 100 years.

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04. MAY — 04. JUN 2018
The Freedom Monument, Dedicated to Latvia - A Photo Exhibition

A collection of archival photographs depicting various events from Latvian history that have taken place at the Freedom Monument - the unveiling of the monument, ceremonies, social events, celebrations with special guests from Latvia and abroad, and others.

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04. MAY 2018
The Wheel of Time - An Interactive Sculpture

Preparing for the Latvian century celebration, a sculptural environment object “Laika rats 100” (“Time wheel 100” ) created by sculptor Karlis Ile will be opened in Jelgava on May 4.

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04. MAY — 31. DEC 2018
Tourism campaign “Discover Latvia"

As part of a tourist promotion campaign the inhabitants of Latvia will be invited to travel around Latvia and to become acquainted with the periods of history important to Latvia through seven different journeys of statehood.

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04. MAY — 06. OCT 2018
Latvia's Centenary Through the Sounds of Organ

Latvian organists are marking the year of Latvia's 100th birthday by inviting listeners to eleven concerts in Riga and regions of Latvia.

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07. MAY 2018
Conference "Europe. After 100 Before"

On the occasion of the Latvia's Centenary, the European Commission Representation in Latvia, the Latvian Institute, and Latvian Political Science Association are organizing a high-level conference Europe. After 100 Before. which will held on 7th May 2018 at the National Library of Latvia.

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08. MAY 2018
Presentation "Mapping Artistic Research" by Vytautas Michelkevičius

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the Presentation Mapping Artistic Research by Vytautas Michelkevičius will take place in Riga Art Space.

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09. MAY — 26. OCT 2018
The Civic Participation and Good Works Marathon: Regional Good Deed Festival

These festivals promote the civic participation among young people and initiatives for creating a supportive environment, learning from best practice examples, and facilitating cooperation between educational institutions, municipalities, and local communities.

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10. MAY 2018
Ēriks Ešenvalds' "Volcano Symphony"

After the successful production of Northern Lights, dedicated to aurora borealis, Ēriks Ešenvalds continues his exploration of nature, moving on to volcanoes.

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11. MAY — 12. AUG 2018
The XIII Baltic Triennial: GIVE UP THE GHOST

For the first time, the Baltic Triennial will take place in the three Baltic countries. Opening at the CAC in Vilnius, Lithuania in May 2018, June 2018 at Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, and September 2018 at Kim? Riga, Latvia. The three distinct exhibitions act as different chapters to form the Triennial.

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11. MAY 2018
Landscape in the History of Latvian Photography. Lecture by Katrīna Teivāne-Korpa

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the lecture Landscape in the History of Latvian Photography will take place in Riga Art Space.

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12. — 13. MAY 2018
"Moving Image" - GIF master class with photographer Vika Eksta

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the master class Moving Image will be held in Riga Art Space on May 12th and 13th.

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13. MAY 2018
Born in Latvia - Concert Cycle: Maestro Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

The outstanding, world-renowned Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons, Bavarian Radio symphonic orchestra (Das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischem Rundunks) and German violinist Frank Peters Cimmermans (Frank Peter Zimmerman) will be participating in the concert cycle Born in Latvia in Riga.

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13. MAY 2018
Exhibition "Screen Age I: Self-Portrait"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the exhibition Screen Age I: Self-Portrait will be on view in Riga Art Space.

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16. MAY — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Baltic Tribes - A Documentary

A popular science documentary film – a historical reconstruction with dramatic elements tells about the 13th-century Baltic peoples who later formed the Latvian nation.

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19. MAY 2018
Museum Night 2018

May 18 is International Museum Day, celebrated in Latvia since 1978. Interesting events take place on this date and the entire week. For many years, International Museum Day has been marked by the European Night of Museums, which features various activities.

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19. — 20. MAY 2018
Lattelecom Riga Marathon 2018

In 2018 Latvia will celebrate its centenary with a wide range of celebratory events and festivities throughout the year. The Lattelecom Riga Marathon 2018 will be an integral part of the centenary celebrations and provide every runner and spectator the opportunity to be a part of the very special 100th birthday of Latvia.

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22. MAY 2018
Klas Torstensson. Christina Cycle. - A Concert with Sinfonietta Rīga

Last season, Sinfonietta Rīga visited Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ together with Latvian Radio Choir; this one we return to Amsterdam to share the stage with violinist Joseph Puglia and soprano Charlotte Riedijk. Together we will perform the Dutch-Swedish composer Klas Torstensson's richly varied Christina Cyclus.

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23. — 24. MAY 2018
Concert-exhibition “Servant. Blumbergs. Kamer…”

A concert-exhibition “Servant. Blumbergs. Kamer…” will be organised at the exhibition hall “Rigas makslas telpa” in honour of the great Latvian artist Ilmars Blumbergs. Surrounded by Blumbergs’ art, Youth Choir “Kamer…” will premiere seven specially commissioned compositions for the event.

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24. — 25. MAY 2018
Multimedia performance "NeoArctic"

NEOARCTIC is an evocative, poetic, and alarming music performance on the Anthropocene – a new geologic epoch, defined by unprecedented human disturbance of the earth’s ecosystems. Humans have come to be a ‘force of nature’, causing rapid, often unintended changes to the Earth we inhabit.

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24. MAY 2018
Klas Torstensson. Christina Cycle. - A Concert with Sinfonietta Rīga

Last season, Sinfonietta Rīga visited Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ together with Latvian Radio Choir; this one we return to Amsterdam to share the stage with violinist Joseph Puglia and soprano Charlotte Riedijk. Together we will perform the Dutch-Swedish composer Klas Torstensson's richly varied Christina Cyclus.

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25. MAY 2018
The fifth annual data security forum “Digital Era”

Digital Era is the largest event in the Baltics, devoted to the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR. The forum is organized by cyber security company Data Security Solutions, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, Data State Inspectorate and the Association of Latvian Certified DPO's.

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31. MAY — 01. JUN 2018
Boys Can! - The 10th Latvian Boys' Choir Gathering

Every five years a gathering of boys' choirs takes place in Latvia. More than 2000 boys from around the country come together to take part in many different musical and athletic activities. This event is an important contribution to the development and sustainability of the Latvian men's choir movement.

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Events in june 2018
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01. JUN — 30. SEP 2018
Baltic Art Form Festival

London Jazz Festival in cooperation with Latvian Concert Agency - Rothko in Jazz and Latvian Radio Bigband, presenting programme Mare Balticum, Kristine Prauliņa (Latvia) un James Morrison (Australia).

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01. — 03. JUN 2018
The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence for the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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01. JUN — 30. SEP 2018
Latvia International Ceramics Biennale 2018 and the International Ceramics Competition the Martinsons Award

Latvia International Ceramics Biennale - the most significant event in the field of contemporary ceramics in Baltic region. 100 pieces created by artists from around the world, including outstanding Latvian ceramic artists, will be on display for the Martisnons Award Competition to be evaluated by international jury.

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06. JUN — 16. SEP 2018
Tradition & Innovation - The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial

The theme of this year's triennial is IDENTITY - historical, social, artistic, personal. It is diverse in a philosophical sense therefore artists are expected to discuss it from all points of view. It might have wide interpretations and can be viewed from different aspects.

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07. JUN — 26. AUG 2018
A Collection of Contemporary Tapestries from Mobilier National (France)

This unique exhibition, taking place parallel to the 6th Riga International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial, will display tapestries from the designs of famous artists Henri Matisse and Joan Miro, legendary French tapestry maker Jean Lurcat, and others.

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08. JUN — 28. SEP 2018
Exhibition "Finnish Jaegers in Latvia"

The exhibition provides an introduction to the Finnish Jaegers, a military unit founded during World War I.

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14. JUN — 08. JUL 2018
Exhibition "Identity Issues"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the exhibition Identity Issues will be on view in Cēsis Exhibition Hall.

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15. JUN — 22. AUG 2018
Exhibition ES (ARĪ) ESMU LATVIETIS / I AM LATVIAN (TOO)

The exhibit celebrates diaspora Latvian diversity, accomplishments and multi-faceted connections to Latvia. It forms a symbolic connection between Latvians throughout the world, showing migration as part of the Latvian story and the complicated formation and evolution of ethnic and national identity.

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16. — 21. JUN 2018
The International Folklore Festival "Baltica 2018"

he largest, most popular and world-known traditional culture festival in the Baltic States offers insight into the brightest Latvian and foreign folk traditions, emphasizing the significance of traditional culture within the current cultural context.

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16. JUN — 30. JUL 2018
Yves Ullen’s solo exhibition "Tribute"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the Yves Ullen’s solo exhibition Tribute will be on view in Riga Central Library.

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18. — 20. JUN 2018
The 4th World Congress of Latvian Scientists

An event of major significance for science in Latvia – the 4th World Congress of Latvian Scientists – will take place in 2018 when Latvia celebrates its Centenary.

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18. JUN 2018
Invisible Effects - A Dance Performance

Choreographer Kirils Burovs has created a dance performance in two parts in collaboration with dancers from Latvia and the UK. The first part is about a woman in the midst of a mid-life crisis (Little Red Riding Hood/Sarkangalvīte), and the second is about a diver demonstrating an unsettling world record (The Goal/Mērķis).

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19. JUN — 31. AUG 2018
Trauma and Revival. Cultural Ties Between Eastern and Western Europe - A Contemporary Art Exhibition

This exhibition features a selection of works by contemporary artists from Eastern Europe of the Balkans. It is the final event of an international cooperation project. Michal Novotny, director at the FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, is the curator of the exhibition.

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19. — 22. JUN 2018
JCI European Conference

JCI European Conference is the largest international annual conference in Europe for young leaders, entrepreneurs will take place in the city of Riga on 19-22 June 2018. We are planning a conference with 1500 participants from 42 countries.

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20. — 21. JUN 2018
Discover New Business Opportunities - Business Forum

A top-level forum for meetings between foreign and Latvian entrepreneurs. Here business people can network and develop new projects with a special focus on Latvia as a place with significant potential for international cooperation in various branches of economics.

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20. JUN 2018
Born in Latvia - Concert Cycle: Vienna Philharmonic with Elīna Garanča

Elīna Garanča will perform together with one of the great symbols of European classical music - the legendary Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of the charismatic Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare. This concert will be the closing event of the Rīga Festival.

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21. JUN 2018
Illuminate Latvia! - A Solstice Bonfire Event

As the campaign Aplido, apceļo, apmīļo Latviju (Fly over, travel throughand hug our Latvia) comes to a close, a new tourist route - 1836 km in length - winds around the Latvian border. On 21st of June people from near and far are invited to light a solstice bonfire along this route, symbolically illuminating the Latvian border.

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21. — 23. JUN 2018
Summer Solstice Celebration "Līgo, Rīga! Līgo, Latvija!"

A 3 day Summer Solstice Celebration will be taking place at the 11th November embankment (11. novembra krastmala).

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21. — 24. JUN 2018
Latvia's Centenary Sports Games 55th Tournament of the Latvian Veterans & Seniors Sports Association: Finals

Latvians and members of the Latvian diaspora, aged 30 - 90+ years, are invited to participate in the Senior Games in six winter/spring categories and 24 summer categories. Participants will be divided into thirteen age groups with some differences depending on the sport.

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23. JUN 2018
HEAVENLY PÄRT - The Latvian Radio Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga in Concert

“I’ve realized that it’s enough if one tone is played perfectly.” By focusing on single tones and triads Arvo Pärt created simple and direct music. Today, he is one of the most influential composers still alive. The Latvian Radio choir and Sinfonietta Rīga were awarded the Grammy Award for their performance of “Adam’s Lament”.

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24. — 28. JUN 2018
Invisible Effects - A Dance Performance

Choreographer Kirils Burovs has created a dance performance in two parts in collaboration with dancers from Latvia and the UK. The first part is about a woman in the midst of a mid-life crisis (Little Red Riding Hood/Sarkangalvīte), and the second is about a diver demonstrating an unsettling world record (The Goal/Mērķis).

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25. JUN 2018
A Single Tone. Kissinger Sommer - The Latvian Radio Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga in Concert

“I’ve realized that it’s enough if one tone is played perfectly.” By focusing on single tones and triads Arvo Pärt created simple and direct music. Today, he is one of the most influential composers still alive. The Latvian Radio choir and Sinfonietta Rīga were awarded the Grammy Award for their performance of “Adam’s Lament”.

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28. — 29. JUN 2018
World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum

World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum in Valmiera – first large-scale forum of economics outside the capital of Latvia.

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29. JUN — 02. SEP 2018
The XIII Baltic Triennial: GIVE UP THE GHOST

For the first time, the Baltic Triennial will take place in the three Baltic countries. Opening at the CAC in Vilnius, Lithuania in May 2018, June 2018 at Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, and September 2018 at Kim? Riga, Latvia. The three distinct exhibitions act as different chapters to form the Triennial.

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29. — 30. JUN 2018
LAMPA - The Conversation Festival

Cognitive experiments, practical workshops, performances, games, contests, discussions, theatre, and even confessions - the third Conversation festival LAMPA will have something for everyone, even the most demanding participant.

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30. JUN — 08. JUL 2018
XXVI Latvian Nationwide Song and XI Dance Celebration

The XXVI Latvian Nationwide Song and XVI Dance Celebration will bring Riga to life from 30 June to 8 July, 2018.

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01. — 31. JUL 2018
To be banned. Baltic Books 1918 - 1940 - A Travelling Exhibition

The travelling exhibition offers visitors an unprecedented insight into the writing and publishing that took place the between the two world wars with the opportunity to see the wide variety of publications printed between 1920 - 1930 in the three Baltic countries.

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01. — 31. JUL 2018
PLETA Summer School On Site-Specific Theatre "Freedom Street"

Over the course of eight master classes, students and teachers of various stage art disciplines will prepare six performances united by a single theme - Freedom Street, a metaphorical reminder of the many streets in many cities that have been given this name in the changing fortunes of time.

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03. JUL 2018
Brīnumputns (The Wonder Bird) - A Musical for Young People

For the first time in Latvia - a production of a musical based on Anna Brigadere's play Lolitas brīnumputns (Lolita's Wonder Bird). The actors are a diverse troupe of Latvians, minority youth living in Latvia, and ten members of the Latvian diaspora from the US.

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05. JUL — 05. AUG 2018
The exhibition "Akademia: Performing Life" / International exhibition series Portable Landscapes

The exhibition "Akademia: Performing Life" will look at narratives and themes springing from Akademia, a community and an alternative school that offered courses in dance, art and crafts, hosted an art gallery and a publishing house and staged theatre and dance pieces between the 1910s and 1970s in Paris.

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07. JUL — 30. SEP 2018
Imants Tillers. Journey to Nowhere - An Exhibition

From 7 July until 30 September 2018 Journey to Nowhere, a major exhibition of works by Imants Tillers, will be on view at the Latvian National Museum of Art in the Great Exhibition Hall of the main building (in Riga, at Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1)

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15. JUL 2018
Brīnumputns (The Wonder Bird) - A Musical for Young People

For the first time in Latvia - a production of a musical based on Anna Brigadere's play Lolitas brīnumputns (Lolita's Wonder Bird). The actors are a diverse troupe of Latvians, minority youth living in Latvia, and ten members of the Latvian diaspora from the US.

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