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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week between July 13 and 19.

July 13, 7pm

Kristupas Summer Music Festival, Jazz Discoveries; Piano.lt Summer Terrace, 9/1 Trakų St., Vilnius;

The performers include Gene Perla International Quintet, Viktorija Gečytė, Gene Perla, Kęstutis Vaiginis, Julien Coriatt, John Betsch and others.

This had been confirmed by jazz vocalist Viktorija Gečytė, who promises to share what she finds important and dear in this concert: «We’ll play a little bit of everything: interpretations of jazz standards, as well as our original works. It is inspired by the Lithuanian landscape, folk songs, so there’ll also be works in Lithuanian».

The singer will be joined on the stage by elite instrumentalists. Each is a patriot and virtuoso of their instrument, barely able to fit the awards and merits onto one page. So we’ll just mention that the group will feature the legendary double bassist Gene Perla, a stage partner of Nina Simone, Elvin Jones, Sarah Vaughan and other grands, with more to be revealed in an upcoming book about the musician…

July 13-19, noon:

Alternative Vilnius Tour; meeting point at Town Hall main entrance, Didžioji st. 31, Vilnius;

Vilnius stories through the ages will be told: the tour you will start in the Old Town and continue with different images, history details, fun and sad stories of the city. On the way one will see hidden Old Town yards, the marks of the II World War and Soviet period, the first statue in the world for famous American musician Frank Zappa, village houses and the prison in the middle of the city. Get to know the city on our alternative walking tour and discover Vilnius from different perspective. Others stops include Franciscan Church yard, Vilnius city wall, Reformatu square and ex Cinema theatre «Kronika», Trade Union Palace, KGB museum, Lukiškių prison and Lukiškių square;

July 14-19, 3pm

Vilnius Panoramic Tour; meeting point at Town Hall, Didžioji st. 3, Vilnius;

Vilnius Old Town is surrounded by many hills, which almost every has its own ancient name. This tour covers panoramas from different places around Old town and a visit to the bohemian Vilnius district – the Republic of Užupis, which has its own President and Sherriff. Here you find a Constitution of this Republic declared in 18 different languages, seven bridges, and two monuments for the same Duke, as well as art galleries, cosy cafes and can feel the atmosphere of Paris Montmarte. Be inspired of Vilnius images! The stops include Vilnius Town Hall square, St. Casimirus street and panorama, Bastion of Vilnius city wall with panorama, Park of ponds, The Constitution of Independent Republic of Užupis, Užupis Art incubator, Square of Tibet, Church of Bartholomew, Panorama from Bekešas Hill and St. Ann‘s Church;

July 14, 8 pm

Ghost Tour; start at the Cathedral Belfry, Katedros sq. 2, Vilnius;

In the evening shadows one will find different Vilnius Old Town. The real and fancy stories, myths and legends let imagine how the city used to live hundred years ago. One in the tour will hear the intertwined stories of romantic Grand Duke love, different wars horrors, monks swindle and fighting, executioner‘s extraordinary life in the Middle Ages town and much more. Dive into the mysterious Vilnius! The tour will take to the Lower Castle, Eustachy Wollowicz Palace, Pilies street, Pagan God Ragutis Shrine, Vilnius Bastion legends, Gates of Subacius and Vilnius executioner and City Hall square.

July 14-19, 10am-6pm

Exhibition of Historical Maps «Vera Desgnatio Lituae»

On the occasion of crowning Mindaugas as King of Lithuania, the Vilnius gallery Kunstkamera invites to an exhibition of historical maps Vera Designatio Lituae («Precise representation of Lithuania»). The exhibition displays the most important maps of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, from the earliest map of Gerard Mercator where Lithuania is presented in a separate sheet, and not as one the regions of a broader territory, to the ethnic-linguistic map of Vladas Daumantas published in 1918, attempting to delineate possible walls of modern Lithuania. Of course, the most important map of the GDL, ordered and published with efforts and funds of Mikalojus Kristupas Radvila Našlaitėlis, is in the centre of the exhibition – the grand map of the GDL (1635–1650) that was the first Lithuanian map drawn up on the basis of topographic measurements.

July 14-19, 11am-7pm

Exhibition «The World According to Fluxus»; National Gallery of Art, Konstitucijos ave. 22, Vilnius;

«The World According to Fluxus» exhibition will showcase more than 600 items selected by curator Liutauras Pšibilskis and is the first comprehensive presentation of the Vilnius Fluxus Collection to a Lithuanian audience. It will allow viewers to become acquainted with these treasures of the Fluxus movement that were acquired by the City of Vilnius in 2007 and are part of the permanent collection of the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center. The collection was assembled by legendary avant-garde filmmaker, artist, critic and curator Jonas Mekas who was a close friend of George Maciunas (Jurgis Mačiūnas). Mekas is the founder and long-time artistic director of Anthology Film Archives in New York and the recipient of numerous international awards including the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and the Arts.

July 16, 7pm

Concert «My Spanish Brahms»; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus st. 30, Vilnius;

On the performers list are Alexey Filimonov, Yury Bobylev, Gregory Voskoboynik and others;

Can you guess what the German composer Johannes Brahms, the fiery flamenco and Hungarian dances have in common? Here’s one answer: J. Brahms created «Hungarian Dances» based on traditional music, while the pianist A. Filimonov transferred them onto a flamenco fabric. Asked what inspired this kind of experiment, the performer boldly replies that Spain and Hungary share common gypsy roots…Programme includes original interpretations of J. Brahms’ «Hungarian Dances» in a Spanish style.

July 17-19:

«Feast of Earth- the Feast of Life»; Daučionių Park, Daučionys village, Vilnius region;

There are more and more discussion on the subjects of healthy lifestyle, healthy nutrition, ecological dwelling and living environment, healthy relationships, renewable energy resources and sustainable use of natural resources. They all go under one vast subject – an intention to re-establish and strengthen the bond between people and nature, to unfold with its help a real human nature: to re-establish home, regain balance, return to oneself, and to strengthen family.

Hundreds of families and fellow men take their first steps closer to nature building homes in nature, sincerely believing in a beautiful future of the beautiful planet and its inhabitants, and your own continuity. Having taken the first steps while improving their living environment they notice that their life has gained a direction and meaning, and a person has found happiness where it has always been since the beginning, only we have distanced ourselves from it and looked for it in wrong places.

The idea behind the festival is that all people supporting a healthy and conscious lifestyle meet, celebrate the feast of earth, communicate, share their experience and most importantly – be together, unite in a good intention wishing the earth, civilisation and yourself to heal, to have a healthy, beautiful life, growth, and flourishing.

If you find the ideas relevant, then the festival «The Feast of Earth – the Feast of Life» is for you.

July 18, 8am – noon:

Vilnius Collectors Club; Tauras Hill, Vinco Mykolaičio Putino St. 5, Vilnius;

Vilnius Collectors Club invites everyone who wishes to visit the collectors’ event, which takes place every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. on Tauras Hill. One you 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 one 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 16-19:

Festival «Velnio Akmuo» (Devil’s Stone), open-air modern rock and metal music festival; town of Anykščiai;

Dubbed as one of the most pleasant modest-size festivals in Europe, Velnio Akmuo, taking each year in a picturesque town of Anykščiai is definitely worth seeing if you are into rock and metal music, obviously.

July 16-19:

Festival «Tundra»; town of Varėna;

Electronic music festival «Tundra» is inviting again as the organizers are luring all with PSY stage, hang-out zone, Harmony&Healing zone and many more.

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