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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. International Folklore Festival «Pokrovskije Kolokola»

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between November 9 and November 15.

November 9, 8am:

International Day against Fascism and Anti-Semitism; VU Communication Faculty, Saulėtekio a. 9, I rūmai (building), Vilnius;

International Day against Fascism and Anti-Semitism – is an annual day to unite against fascism and racism, in particular anti-Semitism. This year, the International Day against Fascism and Anti-Semitism will be marked at the campus of Vilnius University. The event is being organized by two volunteers who are taking part in European Voluntary Service (EVS) and one intern, who is working at the Foundation in partnership with the Erasmus + programme. The foundation stall with free informational materials (such as pamphlets, posters, postcards, stickers will be set up at the university. During the study breaks, a short slideshow about the history of fascism and anti-Semitism, prepared by EFHR volunteers, will be displayed.

November 9-15:

Vilnius in Photos of Juozapas Čechavičius; National Museum of Lithuania, Arsenalo g. 1, Vilnius;

Vilnius photographer Juozapas Čechavičius was born in 1819 and his lenses would be focused on cities most often. Photos of Vilnius are the most abundant and most known creative heritage of the photographer. J. Čechavičius compiled to albums panoramic views of Vilnius, photos of churches, streets, and squares and varied them with landscapes. Photos of albums are often compiles freely, not paying attention to their creation time. In the exhibition, originals of J. Čechavičias photos are exhibited; their digital copies and documents from the Lithuanian National museum are kept in the photographer file. The file is made of 327 original photos and more than 150 glass negatives.

November 9-15:

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» began as a Nordic Film Forum, and in the first years of its life it attracted only fans of films from northern countries; but since then it has grown steadily in terms of the length of its programmes, the numbers of viewers, and the range of countries represented by its films. Today it is a forum for films from all over Europe.

November 9-15:

Polish Art at Late 19th Century-early 20th Century; Didžioji g. 4, Vilnius;

The Vilnius Art Gallery showcases an exhibition from the National Museum in Krakow. The exhibition will present works of art by O. Boznańsko, J. Fałato, A. Gierymski, J. Mehoffer, F. Ruszczyc, J. Stanisławski, W. Weiss, and a number of other famous painters representing art of the «Young Poland» period. Over 150 examples of painting, graphics, sculpture and applied art are displayed. All exhibition halls in Vilnius, like in the exhibition in Krakow, are devoted to specific topics – especially important in the art of the «Young Poland». The exhibition is supplemented by poster facsimiles of the Young Poland. Namely in Krakow, in the late 19th century, the artistic Polish poster advertising events of artistic life appeared.

November 9-15:

Shot: Decade of Research of Yahad- in Unum; Tolerance Centre, Naugarduko g. 10/2, Vilnius;

In the Tolerance Centre of the Vilna Gaon Jewish State museum (VVGŽM), mobile exhibition Shot: decade of research of Yahad – In Unum prepared by the organisation Yahad – In Unum (France) is presented. Materials of the historical research based on evidence of the contemporaries, photos and maps is presented in the exhibition; also little scrutinised Holocaust theme Holocaust by shooting is presented. It is the name of systemic shooting of Jews and Romany in the territory of the Soviet Union that started before creation of concentration camps and took place till the end of the World War.

November 11-15:

International Folklore Festival «Pokrovskije Kolokola»; various Vilnius venues;

Lithuanian Folklore and Ethnography Centre of National Minorities together with school of traditional Slavic music and Vilnius Russian folklore centre are organizing international folklore festival «Pokroskije kolokola». The festival boasts concerts of the best folk groups performed by Lithuanians and national minorities, living in Lithuania, as well as the concerts performed by the guests, coming from the ethnical homelands of the national minorities, living in Lithuania (Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and Byelorussia.)

November 9-15:

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 9-15:

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 9-15:

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 9-15:

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

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

November 11-15:

International Accordion Festival; Vilnius concert halls, Vilnius;

Accordion music in Lithuania sprang from folk music rivulets and in time has streamed forth into rivers and oceans. The founders of professional accordion school and organisers of the International Accordion Festival should be credited for such a transformation. The International Accordion Festival has sold-out halls and proved the true worth, of the accordion – especially its versatility and attractiveness. The foremost accordionists from Germany, Finland, Poland, China, Japan, Norway, Spain, Russia, USA, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Belarus, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Italy and other countries come to share their competence with the Lithuanian audience.

November 12, 8pm

«Sepultura» concert; « Siemens» Arena, Ozo g. 14, Vilnius;

A performance of the legendary group «Sepultura» shall take place in Vilnius Siemens Arena. The Brazilian rebels included Lithuania to the tour of their 30th anniversary of activity. The band aims to pay attention to chaotic natural disasters, unfulfilled promises, influence of religions and still increasing insuperable gap between fastidious citizens that live in decadence luxury and poor workers that are made to withstand hard working conditions to survive.

November 13, 6.30pm

Open 5 rhythms Dance Evening with Jonas Klingberg (Sweden); Low Air šokio mokykla, Gedimino a. 2A, Vilnius;

It’s a great opportunity to meet a great 5Rhythms teacher, to try out this movement practice, relax after a long working week. 5Rhythms® Movement practice is a dynamic body based movement meditation, a grounded creative pathway for exploration and expansion into self-discovery and investigation of ways of Being Human.

November 13, 7pm

The New Urban Tango; Congress Hall, Vilniaus g. 6/16, Vilnius;

The New Urban Tango that started four years ago. It is like a film created live, full of love, passion and nostalgic tango melodies. Sounds of piano, violoncello and violin, effects of electric music and powerful voice of a well-known singer Solange Freyer strengthen impression of passionate tango dances.

November 14, 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 14, 10 pm

Sol Live: Vaults (UK); Arts Factory «Loftas», Švitrigailos g. 29, Vilnius;

Attractively romantic electro-pop trio started to give concerts as opening act of such stars as Paolo Nutini and London Grammar. Soon, the biggest music agency Coda started cooperation with Vaults. This agency works with the best ones – from good old Faithless to modern stars FKA Twigs, Disclosure, Years&Years. Their song One Last Night was a successful addition to a musical soundtrack of a famous film 50 shades of gray. This is how Vaults appeared close to such names: Beyonce, The Weekend, Sia.

November 14, 6.30

Concert of Romantic Music Geniuses; Klaipeda State Musical Theatre, Dane g., Klaipėda;

Renown soloists and virtuosos will be fascinating one with the tunes of the best romantic music;

November 14, 5pm

Concert of legendary Virgilijus Noreika; Kaunas State Philharmonics, Liudo Sapiegos g. 5, Kaunas;

Legendary Lithuanian soloist Virgilijus Noreika, who has just turned 80, keeps packing up concert halls and the concert in Kaunas will be not an exception.

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