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

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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.

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