bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Sunday 20.08.2017 | Name days: Bernhards, Boriss
LithuaniaLithuania

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Karklė Music Festival

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(No Ratings Yet)

 

 

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 during August 10 and 16

August 10, 7.30 pm

Football match; LFF Stadium, Stadiono st. 2, Vilnius;

Lithuanian champion Vilnius‘ football club «Žalgiris» is starting its new season, which is full of an intrigue. Being led forwards by ambitious aims, the inhabitants of Vilnius are ready to make their fans happy once again by the goals, victories and titles. «Žalgiris» is also preparing an extraordinary event for their fans which is going to be high-ranking international match in Vilnius.

August 11-16

«Rebel in Boudoir»; Museum of Applied Art, Arsenalo st. 3A, Vilnius;

New exhibition of the fashion historian Alexandre Vassilliev «Rebel in Boudoir» is dedicated to fashion of the eighth decade of the XX century. This short period of time in terms of style was motley, eclectic and contradictory. The connoisseurs compared it with bubbling boiler of creative thought, peculiar testing polygon of the future fashion. In the eighth decade, it was fought for the rights to expression; however, the uniting fashion concept was missing. It is the time of revolutionary stylish changes in art and fashion: the hippy epoch was changed by folk style; later on, retro and military style spread, together with disco, glam rock and punk styles.

August 10-16:

Butterfly House; Barboros Radvilaitės st. 7, Vilnius;

Colourful tropical butterflies have arrived in Vilnius! Be the first to see them! Exhibition of live, real, multicoloured butterflies is organized in Vilnius. One will see the show of butterflies, which will flutter in the air around you and cheer you with their beautiful colourful wings!

August 12, 7pm

The most delicious cocktail of operettas; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus st. 30, Vilnius;

The concert features performers Ona Kolobovaite (soprano), Liudas Mikalauskas (bass), Egidijus Bavikinas (tenor), Vytautas Lukocius (piano); Lithuania’s beautiful voices will refresh one with a cocktail mixed from excerpts of the happiest operettas. The trio will turn into charming operetta characters who become embroiled in love triangles, unexpected intrigues, and comical situations… While the cheeky conductor Vytautas Lukočius will take care of an entire orchestra’s sounds through the voice of a single piano. Programme – F. Lehar, J. Strauss, I. Kalman, and others.

August 13, 7pm

Undiscovered treasuries; St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus st. 30, Vilnius;

Armed with their signature music and instruments, three virtuosi –Guoda Gedvilaite (piano), Vytautas Sriubikas (flute) and Mindaugas Backus (cello)- invite one to unveil some undiscovered musical treasures. Pianist Guoda Gedvilaitė, flute player Vytautas Sriubikis and cellist Mindaugas Bačkus decided to take the unbeaten path not by accident. They are convinced that there is a great deal of beautiful chamber music out there, that has yet to be heard…All are invited to join these performers on an intriguing journey where there’ll be plenty of jazz twists and turns, fast paces and wonderful melodies. Programme – R. Peterson, N. Kapustin, and others.

August 14, 7pm

Portugal’s Gem; Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Trakų st. 9 / Kėdainių st. 1, Vilnius;

A Christopher Summer Festival concert, in which singer Mara Pedro will reign supreme. Titled as the country’s gem, M. Pedro shines with an true sincerity, having been blessed with a mature voice and feeling a genuine love for fado – and that’s just what’s needed, so that Southern melodies can be revealed in all their beauty.

August 14, 7.30pm

«Galvė Jazz Fiesta», 2015; Pier at the Royal Garden, Karaimų st. 57, Trakai, Lithuania;

The old capital of Lithuania – Trakai is often recognized not only by the old castles of the city, the ones that witness a history of the country. Not only by a beautiful nature as well. Since 2008 Trakai is well known also because of «Galvė jazz fiesta». It is the only one project in Lithuania where you can enjoy Jazz performed by local and foreign jazz music celebrities while on a boat. Jazz fans go for a journey around Galvė’s lake by boat enjoying not only the music but also a view as Trakai castle, Užutrakis palace, astonishing landscape and sunset.

August 10-16:

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

Exhibition «The World According to Fluxus » showcases 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 film-maker, 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.

August 11, 13 and 15, 11 am

Vilnius Walking Tours in German; Cathedral Belfry, Cathedral Square;

The tour stretches from the majestic Gediminas’ Tower, which has been glorified in many legends, to a spectacular view of the Old Town with the stops at the Gates of Dawn and its painting of Mother of God, Vilnius University, The President’s Office, Lower Castle, the residence of the Grand Dukes and other great cultural values.

Such tours in Russian will take on August 11, 14, 15

August 11-16 (except Thursday), 3 pm

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. 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;

August 14-16;

Karklė Music Festival; Karklė, Klaipeda;

After the last year’s frenzy over the biggest and the only summer music festival in Lithuania taking place on the Baltic coast, Karklė Live Music Beach, three ultimate truths about this unique event were revealed. First – the audience loves it unconditionally, and it’s proven by the fact that already more than half of the tickets are sold to this year’s festival, which will be held, as always, on the weekend of the Assumption Second – the organizers of the event are trying every year to justify expectations of the fans and of the artists, therefore, based on previous years’ experience, are making great efforts to improve its infrastructure, to upgrade locations of the events and to be prepared to withstand any challenges. Third – the festival grows every year in its quality, and this year presents the strongest line-up in the history of Lithuanian festivals, so the Festival fans who were grabbing tickets even before the line-up was disclosed, certainly will not be disappointed. The organizers also add that in this three-day fiesta of music and entertainment, hailed as Lithuanian Woodstock, one thing never changes: «We welcome everybody with the same «hippie» spirit and positive attitude, because music, love and peace will be reigning here again,» – says Marius Tumšys, the initiator of the festival and leader of the organizing team. This year’s headliners – British drum’n’bass band Rudimental. Their singles are frequent guests in the top positions of the charts, and the band with their debut album «Home» (2013) has already managed to collect the main British music and MTV Europe awards. This band has become a particularly welcomed and frequent guest in the major European and world festivals. In June, Rudimental will perform at the famous Glastonbury Festival in England; in July – in London’s Wembley Stadium, where they will appear along with the British music star Ed Sheeran.

August 15-16:

Žolinė Feast (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), town of Trakai;

Žolinė Feast is a celebration of finishing the work in the fields, thanksgiving for all goodies that summer has brought, sacrificing and consecration of the harvest and at the same time bidding goodbye to herbs and flowers. In Dzūkija this celebration is also called the celebration of Kopūstinė (Cabbages) as it is the time when cabbages are finishing formation of their heads. It is important that they become hard and resist to worms. Therefore women would stroke them believing that this gesture would attract the attention of divine powers and thus everybody will have something to eat during winter time.

August 15, 8am – noon:

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

On the Tauras Hill, where the antique lovers’ gathering takes place, 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. The club regularly attracts foreign guests who also bring their collections, change and trade them.

August 15, 10am

Smerties kalnas (Smertis hill); Kaunas;

Extreme biking race is back to Kaunas, the country’s second-largest city. The bravest, fastest and most daring bikers are about to get together for a speedy downhill race. Among the nuggets of the event is Best trick competition. A lot of fun awaits one, the organizers promise’;

August 16, 4pm

Theatrical concert for the whole family; Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Trakų st. 9 / Kėdainių st. 1, Vilnius;

This is a theatrical concert for children in which both, vivacious and lyric songs from performances and concerts created over a decade by Teatriukas troupe will sound. Teatriukas actors will involve all spectators into action – together we will make the fastest exercise in the world, create a poem, try to answer many questions.


Leave a reply

Kirsis asks police to assess possible forging of votes at Riga City Council

Riga City Council’s Unity faction chairman Vilnis Kirsis has asked State Police to check if the city council’s electronic voting system was used without another deputy’s knowledge or consent, said the politician.

Expert: attack in Spain shows how terrorists switched to more easily reachable targets

Terrorist attacks that transpired in Spain this week shows how terrorists have switched to more easily reachable targets, where security requirements are not as strict, says Latvian National Defence Academy’s Security and Strategic Research Centre researcher Martins Hirss.

New mandatory tests in schools to be introduced four years from now

In four years’ time – 2021/2022 school year – it is planned to introduce completely new mandatory tests in schools, as reported by State Education Content Centre Director Guntars Catlaks.

Nearly 9,000 children and their parents got homes thanks to state support programme

In the first half-year of 2017, state support helped 1,527 families in Latvia to buy homes. Compared with last year, families’ demand for state support has grown 6%, as reported by Altum finance institute.

Prediction: Aseradens will likely take control over Unity

Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens will become the head of Unity, Betsafe bookmakers predict. The possibility of Aseradens becoming the head of the party is given 45% probability by Betsafe.

Provisional estimate for next year’s fiscal space in Latvia is EUR 60 million

Next year’s fiscal space has been estimated at EUR 60 million, as noted by Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola, adding that a more precise estimate will be available at the end of August.

Reconstruction of Vilnius airport runway concludes; aircraft return to Vilnius

On Thursday, 17 August, Vilnius airport’s runway was festively opened. This was the most massive reconstruction for the airport in the past 20 years. It was a unique project for Lithuania and all of Europe, airport representatives say.

Islamic State terrorist group takes responsibility for Barcelona attack

The recent terrorist attack in Barcelona, in which a shuttle bus rammed a crowd of people on La Rambla, killing 13 and injuring at least 100, has become this week’s topic.

Weather in Latvia to be warm but rainy on weekends

The sun will appear every now and then between clouds on Friday, 18 August. Still, some rain is expected, especially in the afternoon in Latvia’s eastern regions, where thunderstorms may appear. Rain is expected to reach the capital in the afternoon. Wind will draw in from the south. Air temperature will reach +21° C… +26° C, according to State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Latvia’s export growth was moderately rapid in the first six months of 2017

Compared with the same period of 2016, Latvia experienced a moderately rapid export growth in the first six months of 2017, according to data published by Eurostat on Thursday, 17 August.

Latvia’s annual inflation in July was one of the highest in Europe

Inflation indexes in Latvia and the UK both reached 2.6% in July, which is one of the highest indexes in the European Union, according to data published by Eurostat on Thursday, 17 August.

Kirsis withdraws his candidacy in favour of Aseradens

Riga City Council member Vilnis Kirsis has decided to withdraw his candidacy from the race to become chairman of Unity in favour of a different candidate – Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens.

Rinkevics expresses Latvia’s interest in maintaining political consultations with Palestine

On Thursday, 17 August, Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the leader of Palestine’s diplomatic mission in Latvia, ambassador Taissir Al Adjouri, to discuss mutual relations between Latvia and Palestine and the peace process in the Middle East.

Putin grins to the world’s seven billionth baby, Lithuania wary of border incidents

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit this Wednesday to Kaliningrad, the westernmost point of Russia, but the reports about his trip in the Russian enclave and over the border in Lithuania were strikingly different.

Survey: red considered the safest colour for a car

Most Latvian drivers consider red to be the safest colour for a car. The most popular, however, is black, according to results of a survey by Virši-A fuel trader.

airBaltic’s number of carried passengers reaches a record in second consecutive month

Latvian airBaltic airline carried 393,312 passengers in July 2017, which is 21% more than the same period last year. The number of passengers carried by airBaltic remains the highest it has ever been in the airline’s history, BNN was informed by the company.

Brivais vilnis: nearly all fish processing companies are experiencing losses

Currently nearly all fish processing companies in Latvia are experiencing major or minor losses, says Brivais vilnis chairman Arnols Babris.

American helicopters to perform low-altitude flights within Latvia’s airspace

U.S. Air Force Brigade’s Task Force Phoenix helicopters, which are stationed in Latvia as part of Atlantic Resolve operation, will be performing low-altitude flights from 16:00 to 18:00 from Lielvarde to Dobele on Friday, 18 August.

Healthcare Ministry’s state secretary Karlis Ketners may be replaced

Latvian Healthcare Ministry may replace its state secretary Karlis Ketners. It is possible he will be transferred to work at Finance Ministry, as reported by LTV.

Suspects in Europe's insecticide egg scandal before Dutch court

In the Netherlands, two men have been in court in relation to the scandal of eggs containing banned insecticide that has caused an EU-wide health scare and cost millions of euros of damages.

Indian national with fake documents apprehended on Latvian border

An Indian citizen travelling from Moscow on a bus was caught at Terehovo border control point in Latvia for presenting officers a fake EU family member’s resident card. No criminal process was launched. The person returned to the country he was travelling from.

Latvijas dzelzceļš will not have to pay dividends from last year’s profits

The government decided on Wednesday, 16 August, that Latvijas dzelzceļš will not have to pay dividends from last year’s profits, which were EUR 880,998.

Latvian citizenship provided to 103 people

The Cabinet of Ministers has issued an order to provide Latvian citizenship to 103 people through naturalization.

Estonian Inbank's profits reach EUR 5.7 million in six months

Estonian financial services' provided Inbank made a profit of 5.7 million euros in the first half of 2017, which is a 429.4% increase compared to the respective period in 2016.

Agriculture Ministry invites residents to sign up for measures to support fisheries

From 21 August onward, Rural Support Service plans to start accepting applications for projects to receive support from European Maritime and Fisheries Fund’s action plan for development of fisheries in 2014-2020 as part of projects Innovation, Productive Investments in Aquaculture and Fishing and Aquaculture project processing.

Newest comments