June 30, 6pm
Lithuanian start-ups’ BBQ fiesta; by the White Bridge in Vilnius;
Did you ever want to see how Lithuania startups are doing? Or maybe even thinking about starting your own startup or joining existing one? Or maybe you just want to chill between the brightest people in Lithuania, who are creating the next big thing? Then this event is for you! Best Lithuanian startups are organizing a mass BBQ for all near the Neris River by the White Bridge (Baltasis tiltas) to network and celebrate great success of 2015 first half-year. In case of a bad weather, there will big a big covered tent and the whole action will be taking under it. Some healthy drinks, like «Hello Hungry»,will be offered instead of beer.
July 1, 7pm
Baltic landscapes; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilnius;
It is said that listening to this quartet equals a royal treat for the soul. Each appearance draws crowds of fans to prestigious concert halls, and this time, they will beckon the audiences of the Christopher Summer Festival.
In the music world, the Silesian String Quartet is known as a contemporary music expert (of the 300 works that make up their repertoire, 200 were written no later than in the 20th century), having performed over 40 world premieres, most of which were dedicated to the performers themselves. And that’s probably not at all surprising, as the collective is said to be performing each work with deep musical feeling, stylistic precision, and quickly creates impressive, dramatic musical dialogues. Harnessing the power of music, the performers will paint an impressive landscape of the Baltic countries in our very own St. Catherine’s Church. Programme includes H. M. Górecki, A. Pärt , M. K. Čiurlionis, P. Vasks, and others.
June 29-July 5:
Three Centuries of Fashion; Museum of Applied Art, Vilnius;
The King of France Louis XIV quipped that fashion was a «mirror of history». This description of fashion as a unique social and artistic expression has not aged in over three centuries. Through his new exhibition spanning the period from the 1740s to 1960s, Alexandre Vassiliev attempts to answer the question, what drives men and women to constantly change their attire and accessories throughout history?
The exhibition at the Museum will take through the pages of fashion history and reveal a whole lot more than you may expect.
Days of archeology in Kernavė; Cultural Reserve of Kernavė, Kerniaus st. 4a, Kernavė
Festival of experimental archaeology is dedicated to the commemoration of the Coronation of Mindaugas – the Statehood Day. Each year at the beginning of July the magnificent solitude of mounds is disturbed by the awakening past. Just like many centuries ago archers’ arrows fly and many skilled craftsmen demonstrate their art on the Castle Hill and in the Pajauta valley… The indescribable impression is emphasised by the sounds of ancient music and flavours of delicious meals prepared according to medieval recipes. The festival introduces the restored crafts of prehistoric and early medieval periods, ancestors’ lifestyle. Visitors have an opportunity to strike the flint, throw pottery, mint a coin, and try their hand at archery. Visitors will gain enjoyment from spending time in the historical environment in nature, immersing into the merry festival uproar and sensing the genuine medieval spirit.
July 4, 8am-noon
Vilnius Collectors Club; Tauras Hill, Vilnius;
Vilnius Collectors Club invites everyone who wishes to visit the collectors’ event, which takes place every Saturday on Tauras Hill (Vinco Mykolaičio Putino St. 5). One will be able to find various coins, banknotes, stamps, postcards, vintage dinnerware, furniture, medals, awards, military insignia, silverware, porcelain, household appliances, watches, musical records, paintings, artwork, tools, utensils, etc. By engaging in conversation you will learn the history and circumstances of those times, the purpose of the objects and their value, current news and other interesting information. The club regularly attracts foreign guests who also bring their collections, change and trade them.
July 4, 11.30 am:
A boat trip to Kačerginė recreational pine oasis; Old Pier at Vytautas Church, Kaunas;
A nearly 5-hour trip on the water of the Nemunas River will take one to Kačerginė, a settlement known for its picturesque landscape and its signature fragrance- the aroma of the abundant pines. One on the boat will enjoy panorama of the biggest Lithuanian river and the passing-by sleeping, but history-reminiscent little settlements situated along the river shores.
Blues nights 2015; at the Lūkstas Lake in Varniai;
The festival this year is luring with a Japanese workshop, bubble football and zumba dances among the scores of other joyful activities that will see one frolicking. The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and the organizer expect it will be a blast as ever.