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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during November 2 to November 8.

November 2, 7pm:

Concert for All Deads Day «Nors žvaigžde pakiltum» («I wish you rose as a star»); Saint Pranciškus Asyžietis Church, Savanorių g. 4, Klaipėda;

Klaipeda choir «Aukuras» and Anatolijus Tumanovas will perform melodies by H. Purcel, T. Kverno, R. Rogers and Lithuanian music writers;

November 2, noon:

Performance «Puss in boots»; Raganiukės Theatre, S. Stanevičiaus g. 24, Vilnius;

Once will meet a prudent and witty cat and his master Laucius. The clever cat teaches children that there is a way out of any intricate life situation. They just need a little bit of patience and wisdom, and all difficulties will be overcome. Impressive stage design and the purring cat will not leave indifferent even the biggest pouter of the day!

November 3, 6.30 pm:

Performance «Master and Margarita»; Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Gedimino g. 4, Vilnius;

The performance is based on the novel «The Master and Margarita» by Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) written in 1929–1940, though the text uncorrupted by censorship was first published as late as 1967 in Paris. The performance encompasses mystery of life and death, recognition and oblivion, love and despair – all of that is taking place in the mind of the protagonist Ivan Bezdomny who has found himself at a mental institution. In a certain sense this character embodies Bulgakov himself or, to be more exact, a symbolic figure of the Writer who together with his work, or for the sake of his work and his truth, like Christ, has to experience all kinds of spiritual metamorphoses ranging from humiliation, defilement and madness to saintliness…

November 4, 6pm:

Brazilian Fiesta; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;

If you haven’t been to Brazil yet, make sure to visit St. Catherine’s Church. Adriano Trindade from sunny Brazil is coming to Lithuania to hold the only unique one-and-a-half-hour concert in Vilnius together with Lithuanian representatives of jazz music. Sounds of nostalgic and romantic bossa nova, passionately expressive samba and pop music will intertwine here.

November 4, 8pm:

Europe- War of Kings World Tour 2015; New Concert Hall, Kernavės g. 84, Vilnius;

The famous Swedish band bearing the name of the old continent is known in our country, as well as throughout the world, by everyone: pupils and students, professors and docents. Few generations of music lovers – children and parents, grandchildren and grandparents – are celebrating at last after many years of waiting: the group «Europe» that has become true classic of rock is coming to Lithuania for the first time and is giving a concert in Vilnius on November 4.

November 2-8:

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

November 2-8:

Exhibition «Escaped child of the Lithuanian Jews tells about Shoa»; Tuskulėnai peace park memorial complex conference hall, Žirmūnų g. 1F, Vilnius;

Mobile exhibition «Escaped child of the Lithuanian Jews tells about Shoa» prepared by Vilna Gaon Jewish State museum. The exhibition is held in Conference hall of Tuskulėnai Peace park Memorial Complex. Exceptional, authentic stories of the rescued in Holocaust children of the Lithuanian Jews illustrated by rare old photos are presented in the exhibition. The exhibition reveals the sense of responsibility and humanity, self-sacrifice – characteristics which except rescuers of the Jews – every participant of the exhibition talks about this.

November 2-8:

Three centuries of fashion; museum of Applied Art, Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius;

The display one will enjoy in the museum will take one through 19th century necessary ladies’ accessories,

Napoleonic army’s apparel and a lot more…

November 2-8:

Aleksandras Ilginis’ exhibition «Natiurmortai»; Klaipėda Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library, J. Janonio St. 9, Klaipėda;

The best still-life paintings by artist Aleksandras Ilginis are on display in Klaipėda City Library;

November 5-8:

European Film Forum «Scanorama»; Vilnius cinema theatres;

European Film Forum «Scanorama» is an annual festival taking place in November in the three biggest towns of Lithuania (Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda), providing some of the most distinctive cultural events of the autumn in Lithuania.

«Scanorama» is especially keen to preserve and foster its origins, its link with the countries of northern Europe, from where since the very beginning the films were the main factor forming the structure of the programme’s values, aims, atmosphere and viewers. The festival’s inspiration derives from the cinema classic Ingmar Bergman and the Dogma’95 avant-garde cinema movement, with Lars von Trier at the fore. This is what determines that now the festival every year boldly opens up to viewers new areas of cinema, new names, and new directions and generations, at the same time as looking back to the origins and traditions of cinema.

November 6-7:

«What’s next 2015?»; various Vilnius venues;

One may ask this question every morning «What’s Next?». The elapsing year will be wrapped up and summarizes in an annual conference for creative industries. This is the biggest international two-day conference for creative people in Baltics. It is the exact time and place where visual culture meets business, science and technology. And this year’s conference edition is said to be bigger in content, louder in trend mapping and wider in spheres of creativity. In two days, 35 speakers will spark plenty discussions and success stories will be shared.

November 7, noon:

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

Uptown Market is an excellent 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.

November 7, 7pm:

International Festival of Indian Classical Arts «SurSadhana»; Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre, J. Basanavičiaus g. 13, Vilnius;

This year for the seventh time festival of Indian culture «SurSadhana » is inviting its audience to classical Indian arts performances is all over Lithuania. Programme presents on the opening day, November 7, Indian performers Parshwanath ir Shruti Upadhyte, Kristina Luna Dolinina ir Premal Madina (Odissi ir Kathak style dance, Lithuania-Latvia), Irina Kušelevič & «Rajyashree Ramesh akademija» (Bharata Natyam style dance, Lithuania).

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