bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Monday 23.01.2017 | Name days: Strauta, Grieta
LithuaniaLithuania

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Christmas Pop Up in Vilnius

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(No Ratings Yet)

 

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during December 7 to December 13.

December 8, 5pm

Exhibition «Green Galaxy»; «Pauze» Café, Herkaus Manto St. 25, Klaipėda;

Artist Gražina Ožkinytė-Eimanavičienė invites one to the opening of her new exhibition in which the artist will showcase the best of her works in graphics and other forms of art.

December 7-13:

Christmas in the capital city Vilnius; various Vilnius venues;

Christmas miracle has come to Vilnius to chase anxious thoughts off and to bring festive mood and eagerness to share this feeling with the closest ones. Christmas in the capital city is a whole garland of the events for the whole family, as Christmas is the most beautiful annual celebration, awaited both by little ones and gown-ups!

Throughout the festive season, Vilnius Cathedral Square will play host to a truly magical Christmas village – one is welcome here to buy a unique gift, treat yourself to a delicious festive treat or warming drink, or even meet a character from your favourite fairy tale.

December 7-13:

The Joy of Post; Town Hall Square, Vilnius;

It is a social campaign for the seniors, who are living in the nursing home. The idea is to spread happiness with them not only during the celebration, but also during the casual day. City citizens of Kaunas and Vilnius cities have the opportunity to write down their thoughts on postcards, filled them with words and warmest wishes for those who are in dire need of these words. All good wishes for the seniors carry the organizers and volunteers. The social campaign is organized by students from Vilnius University, Kaunas faculty of Humanities. It was created in 2014.

December 8, 8pm

«Judas Priest»; «Siemens» Arena, Ozo St. 14, Vilnius;

The Lithuanian metal fans shall meet this winter in a different way – like a dream in Vilnius «Siemens» Arena one of the most popular heavy metal groups shall organise a performance – the Brits’ «Judas Priest» who count four decades of a successful career. Special guest – band UFO (Great Britain)

December 7-13:

Vytenis Jankūnas. Exhibition «Stuck on the train»; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vokiečių St. 2, Vilnius;

The exhibition features a series of photographs taken by the artist while travelling in New York on subway between Queens and Manhattan. Vytenis Jankūnas (born 1961) is a Lithuanian artist who has been living in New York for the past 20 years. He graduated from Lithuanian State Art Institute in 1985 and was an active member of the Lithuanian art scene throughout the 1990s, a member of artists’ groups «1» and «School of New Communication». He is exhibiting his work in United States, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Hong Kong, France, United Kingdom and other places. His works are also a part of collections of Lithuanian Art Museum and National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum.

December 11, 7pm

Christopher Christmas; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus St. 30, Vilnius;

Do you know the feeling, when you’re getting ready for the biggest celebration of the year and you remember your list of New Year’s resolutions…Perhaps one of the Christopher’s Christmas concerts will be that moment, or a snow angel in a snow drift? Christopher Christmas will start on Friday, December 4, with a concert of the great Lithuanian performers, including Ona Kolobovaitė (soprano), Liudas Mikalauskas (bass), Egidijus Bavikinas (tenor), Vytautas Lukošius (piano) and many others. Lithuania’s most beautiful voices will refresh you with a cocktail mixed from excerpts of the happiest operettas. Quirky story lines, spiced with rich emotions, excellent vocals and a fix of positive energy, and the smile is sure not to fade from your face! Programme – F. Lehar, J. Strauss, I. Kalman, and others.

December 7-13:

International Women Film Festival «Šeršelafeme» ; cinema theatre «Pasaka» ; St. Ignotas St. 4/3. Vilnius;

9th International Women Film Festival «Šeršelafeme» 2015 continues in Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities. Films created by women directors and films about women this year will be shown in the cinema theater «Pasaka» in Vilnius. The name of the festival comes from renowned French saying – «cherchez la femme».

December 7-13:

Exhibition «Worlds are not the Thing»; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vokiečių St. 2, Vilnius;

The artists include Øyvind Aspen, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, D.O.R., Kipras Dubauskas, Lili Dujourie, Laurent Dupont, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Hannah Heilmann, Anders Holen, E.B. Itso, Kalin Lindena, Maria Loboda, Valérie Mannaerts, NUG and Michael Van den Abeele.

The prime trigger for this exhibition is the direct experience of what is not spoken or described. Non-language based ideas and ways of alternative exchange have been explored and experimented with by a number of artists and thinkers at different points in time and space.

While language and concepts are vastly privileged in how contemporary art is made and mediated, there has always remained a possibility for another kind of encounter. Departing from the limits of the verbal, Words aren’t the thing is based on the instinctive, the material, the visual and the personal…

December 7-13:

Exhibition «50 years for Lithuania’s Bodybuilding»; Lithuanian Museum of Sports; Muziejaus St. 7; Kaunas;

The white-and-black pictures have captured the most joyful and stressful moments on and off the stage of various bodybuilding competitions. As Kaunas bodybuilding school has always been known for the achievements in body sculpting, the exhibition epitomizes what entire Lithuanian bodybuilding has best;

December 7-13:

10th International «Kaunas biennale -United»; Kaunas Central Post Office, Laisvės Ave. 102, Kaunas;

This year’s largest contemporary art project «Kaunas bienalė» takes place in Kaunas, the second-largest Lithuanian city. Over 80 artists from over 30 countries represent their works encompassing the spirits of Vilnius, Paris, Rio and New York.

December 11, 7pm

Concert «Paganini of the Trumpet»; Congress Hall, Vilniaus St. 6/16, Vilnius;

«Paganini of the trumpet», «Caruso of the trumpet», «Genius of the trumpet» are just some of the music review and epithets for this thirty-three year old performer S. Nakariakov. The BBC Music Magazine titles him as one of the five most influential world trumpet players, as he has discovered a special breathing technique enabling him to play the longest melodies without getting tired. Together with the soloist, a miraculous atmosphere of the evening will be created by Maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius whose talent is marvelled by Lithuanian and overseas admirers of classical music.

December 12, noon

Uptown Market; Radio Lofts, Kauno St. 28, Vilnius;

Uptown Market is an opportunity to renew everyone’s closet by refreshing it by some pearls of Lithuanian design. The most interesting design discoveries for one’s wardrobe, kitchen, beach entertainment, yard, bike and soul are going to wait. During this fair the most talented Lithuanian designers, craftsmen, the architects of style and other beautiful things are going to be packed for your impressive suitcase of the things and impressions for the summer season.

December 12, 7pm

Opera and Zarzuela Arias, Duets, Overtures and Intermezzo; Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Aušros Vartų St. 5, Vilnius;

Performers include Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, soloists Montserrat Marti (soprano), Nomeda Kazlaus (soprano), conductor Ricardo Estrada; Programme includes works by Georges Bizet, Manuel Penella, Victor Herbert, George Gershwin, Gioacchino Rossini, Jacques Offenbach and Léo Delibes.

Two world opera stage divas and stage partners – the daughter of the legendary soprano Montserrat Caballé Montserrat Marti and Nomeda Kazlaus meet again for creative cooperation. This time the meeting is doomed to happen in Vilnius, Lithuanian National Philharmonic. In the sensual, cheerful and joyful programme, the most popular, well-known and loved by the audience creations: arias and duets from operas, operettas, zarzuelas (Spanish operettas), overtures and Intermezzo shall be performed. Lithuanian National Symphonic orchestra shall help the soloists to perform this programme.

December 13, noon

Flea Market; Dance Bar, Šermukšnių St. 4A, Vilnius;

Flea market is a place trading in personal used things: clothes, accessories, household utilities, interior details, toys, books and many others. Also one can here find unique handmade articles.

December 12-13:

Christmas Pop Up; Cultural Bar «Kablys», Kauno St. 5/21, Vilnius;

Vilnius residents and city guests will have a possibility to visit a unique Christmas Pop Up fair to be held in the cultural centre «Kablys». In the Christmas Pop Up, you will be able to find the most relevant trademarks of the Lithuanian fashion, jewellery, interior, and food. The creators will present not only the usual or well known, but also exclusively created works and offers for Christmas Pop Up visitors.

December 12-13, 11 am

Trakai is Capital of Santa Clauses; Trakai

Its holiday season and Christmas is just around the corner. So time has come for gifts, candies, and of course Santa Claus. This year Trakai festive time has added more to its already impressive line up to make this event something out of the ordinary. The attendees won’t want to miss the live entertainment from Santa and his Elves, Christmas tree and lights, Christmas ice skating or surprise your friends at home by greeting for them from Christmas post office and much, much more throughout winter.


Leave a reply

Reirs: ME system is good, but only in relation to the people that need it

Estonia’s experience shows that there can be significantly larger minimal wages and significantly lower unemployment level than what is found in Latvia, Diena was told by Welfare Minister Janis Reirs.

LBLA: businesses in Latvia find it difficult to produce biological food

There is still a disproportion between production and processing volumes of biological agriculture products in Latvia. Companies produce more than they process. This is why it is important to develop processing, believes board member of Latvian Biological Agricultural Association and Aloja Starkelsen Janis Garancs.

PHOTO: women’s solidarity march in Riga

On Saturday, 21 January, voluntary women’s solidarity events under a single title – Sister march – were organized around the world. In Riga, the event gathered at least 200 people.

De facto: NA opposes businessmen’s efforts to change requirements for guest workers

Business organizations want the government to review requirements for attraction of guest workers, because it is nearly impossible to find workers in many fields. But the proposal’s viewing in the government has come to a halt because of arguments against it from the National Alliance, as reported by De Factor programme of LTV.

Kudors: Baltics should arm themselves with strategic patience

In relations with Russia, Baltics should arm themselves with strategic patience in the next several years, as stated in Latvia’s Foreign Policy Institute’s compilation on Latvia’s external and security policy.

Little precipitation is expected in Latvia this week; frost expected

On Monday, 23 January, weather in Latvia will be dictated by a small low atmospheric pressure area. With that, some precipitation is expected in many parts of Latvia: mostly rain and wet snow. Wind will draw in from the south-west and air temperature will stay within 0° C… +4° C, as reported by Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Week in Lithuania. CIA declassifies document on Lithuania’s post-WWII guerrillas

A report about guerrilla fighting against the Soviet occupation after World War II is among hundreds of thousands of declassified documents published online by the United States Central Intelligence Agency.

People no longer believe in their own country, because they associate it with people who make decisions

The biggest threat to Latvia is the fact that society, including state officials, is afraid. People are afraid of change, afraid of voicing their thoughts (thoughts that often do not comply with the politically correct stance), afraid of being misunderstood. Fear makes it harder to develop. It limits people’s internal freedom. Such is the opinion Inga Antane, president of Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics and sworn attorney of Triniti law firm, explained in her interview to Atbalsts.

Expert: «Lithuania’s renewed National Security Strategy is a «hodgepodge»

This week, the Lithuanian Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a renewed National Security Strategy, laying out 14 major hazards and risk factors to national security.

Industry: advertisements contribute the entire economy of the European Union

Every euro invested in advertisement has seven times the influence on a country’s GDP. Every one euro brings seven euros in return to the country’s GDP, as emphasized by Latvian Advertising Association, noting that advertisement sector contributes to employment in all of the European Union.

Six deputies applied with administrative penalties in Saeima’s autumn session

According to information provided to the parliament, six deputies were applied with administrative penalties during Saeima’s autumn session.

Slower economic growth for Estonia forecast – at 2.2% - for 2017

The economic growth of Estonia in 2017 will be slower than previously expected, Swedbank economists have announced lowering their previous economic forecast for the Baltic country by 0.2% to 2.2%.

Latvian and Lithuanian authorities dismantle two criminal groups

Latvian State Revenue Service’s Finance Police has successfully apprehended two organized crime groups that caused significant damage to the state budget in 2015 and 2016 by realizing different VAT fraud schemes.

Estonia to drop special pensions, push forward sweeping pension reforms

The Estonian government has decided to drop special pensions and to push forward with plans regarding other significant changes in the pension system, including tying the retirement age to the average life expectancy.

KNAB performs inspection about Jakrins’ approval in the board of Rīgas satiksme

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau intends to inspect if the approval of acting head of Riga City Council’s Transport Department Emils Jakrins in the management board of Rīgas satiksme had any signs of breach of good management principles.

Chinese GDP up 6.7% in 2016

World’s second largest economy has seen a 6.7% growth in 2016, Chinese official data show, which indicate that the gross-domestic-product increase has been slower than the 6.9% seen in 2015 and the slowest since 1990.

Dozens buried in Italy’s avalanche-stricken hotel

Italy has been shaken by a number of earthquakes this week, one of which has triggered an avalanche burying a mountain hotel, where at least two people have been found dead and dozens more a searched for through rubble and snow.

Weekends to experience frost and thaw; drivers urged to be careful

Weather in Latvia will not be stable in the next couple of days – cloudy weather with some precipitation will be mixed with periods of clear sky, according to State Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Logistics Industry Council assesses results of 16+1 summit

Experts say container cargoes have the potential to bring major contribution to the logistics sector. With that, LDz Logistics intends to continue organizing the next container train from China, as well as cooperate with partners from Belarus and China in the context of the Great Stone industrial park, as BNN was informed by Transport Ministry’s representative Ilze Greiskalna.

Parliament supports amendments to avoid expensive land-measuring actions

It will no longer be necessary to prepare land border plan for entry of land units in the Land Book. It will help save budget funds, as it will not be necessary to perform land-measuring actions, as reported by Saeima press-service.

CP supervisors concerned about Latvijas Gāze’s contract terms

The Competition Council is concerned about Latvijas Gāze’s behaviour in the process of liberalization of the country’s gas market. Economy Ministry has submitted a draft of the Gas Trade and Use Rules to the Cabinet of Ministers Committee for review.

Germany seeks clarity from Trump’s government, to boost military spending

Berlin has emphasised plans to increase defence spending after facing criticism from upcoming U.S. President Donald Trump on NATO countries not meeting their spending commitments.

Saeima re-elects Elita Krumina as State Auditor

On Thursday, 19 January, the Saeima re-elected Elita Krumina in the post of State Auditor.

Saeima supports formation of aircraft passenger data registry to combat terrorism

On Thursday, 19 January, Latvia’s Saeima approved the Aircraft Passenger Data Processing Law in the final reading. This will form the passenger data registry.

Milk retail price in Estonia reaches 55 cents per litre after to price hikes

After a long period of low milk purchase prices in Estonia, milk retail prices in the Baltic country have increased twice, reaching the point where famers receive just enough to cover milk production costs.

Newest comments