BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during September 28 and October 4.
September 28- October 4:
Week of nostalgia; Lithuanian Education History Museum, Vytautas g. 54, Kaunas;
Are you out of your high school long time ago? What do you reminisce about the times? The exhibition in Kaunas puts on display hundreds of pictures, often black-and-white, in which the schoolgirls still wear the 1990s’ school dress and the boys, some in crew cuts, fashion the navy blue school costumes…
September 29, 7pm
Extreme Dancing and Juggling Classes; «Ugnies valdovai » studio, Savanorių g. 66, Kaunas;
Fire ballet troupe «Ugnies valdovai» has been famous for their fiery and mind-blowing performances and makes onlookers marvel at the dancers’ creativeness, stunts and elegance. But now the troupe wants one to become part of it…
September 29, 6.30pm:
Sacred Music Hours; St. Casimir’s Church, Didžioji g. 34, Vilnius;
The performance features Eglė Juozapaitienė (soprano), Vytautas Juozapaitis (baritone), Ieva Juozapaitytė (soprano), Renata Marcinkutė Lesieur (organ); Program includes music by G. F. Haendel, J. S. Bach, V. Bellini, G. Verdi.
September 30, 6.30pm:
Carmen; Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, A. Vienuolio g. 1, Vilnius;
Carmen, a novella written by Prosper Merimee in 1845, at once was labelled as shocking and scandalous work. Carmen was a gypsy and a prostitute. Over the years, the gypsy’s story has been resurrected many times and in many different ways and yet one thing never changed – Carmen, the fatal antihero remained an unrivalled center of all works. In all versions of Carmen the desire of the main character to love her beloved until she desires remains and all the other elements of the story are shifted quite freely. Carmen is constantly changing story of love, smuggling, sex, bullfighting and murder, perfectly expressed in the language of music.
October 1, 6pm:
Laima Žemaitytė and Simonas Donskovas’ concert «Prisiminimų vėjas» (Wind of Memories); «Žvejų Rūmai», Taikos g. 70, Klaipėda;
The concert by two famed senior-generation singers is devoted for Klaipėda seniors. Extremely popular during the Soviet times, the singers are still full of energy and exuding it in numerous concerts;
Latin American Days «In Latino »; various Vilnius venues;
Is it possible to see if not all, then at least the bigger part of South America, and get to know the culture of at least several Latin American countries that little bit: to see few movies, to taste some national dishes, hear some music and some literature read, meet interesting people and lose yourself to a passionate dance? And fall in love with Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Brazil…The answer is that all this one can experience annually, every October, at the Days of Latin American Culture in Vilnius, where one will get acquainted with the colourful way of life in Latin American countries and which will be reflected in authentic films, unexpected culinary creations, rhythmic music, controversial biographies…
International Film Festival for Children and Youth; Vilnius cinema theatres;
International Film Festival for Children and Youth is keeping the tradition of quality children cinema culture. It is an invitation to all, including parents and politicians in education, to explore the educational possibilities of the cinema culture. The first and only film festival for youth in Lithuania so far, it is a chance for the youth to take a look at oneself and life as if through a magnifying glass of the cinema screen. It is a necessary and important event in the capital’s cultural life, since it adds to the relatively small amount of quality events for children and youth.
October 2, 8pm
Eurovision 2015 Lithuanian singer Monika Linkytė’s new album «Walk with me» presentation; Klaipėda Kultūros Fabrikas, Bangų st. 5A, Klaipėda;
The kick-start of Linkytė’s newest song «Po dangumi» (Under the sky) has seen a blockbuster hit with over 3 million Youtube clicks.
Traditional Fair «Sodo Kraitė»; various Vilnius venues;
The courtyard of Vilnius Teachers’ House will be buzzing with the traditional autumn exhibition – fair «Sodo Kraitė». Fruit trees, shrubs, seedlings of flowers and berries, ornamental plants, natural honey and autumn fruits of Lithuanian countryside – all this and much more will be available from reliable farmers, florists attending the event for many years.
October 3, 8pm
Ane Brun; Congress Hall, Vilniaus st. 6/16, Vilnius;
This performer of Norwegian descent received international recognition because of fantastic and memorable voice and thanks to peculiar and non-ordinary video clips. Since 2003 she has already recorded 8 albums, and 6 out of them have become studio albums, including the collection of duets and one live show DVD. The uniqueness of Ane Brun is said to be about her deep voice, reaching the depth of the soul, which cannot be confused with anyone else after hearing it for the first time. In her songs she expresses her musicality not by a big number of the instruments or big variety special sound effects, but by voice vibrations, experiments and excellent feel for the rhythm.
October 3, 7pm:
St. James Sacred Choral Music Festival; Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Vasario 16-osios g. 11;
State concert choir Vilnius and brothers Dominicans have been organizing Saint James sacred choral music festival (art director Professor P. Gylys) since 2011. The aim of the festival is to foster educational and cultural mission by popularizing sacred choral music. It should be noted that the festival is becoming an attractive and inseparable part of the cultural life and for the fourth year in a row it is attracting more and more art lovers and cultural promoters from around the world.
October 4, 6pm:
Concert dedicated to the 80th birthday of legendary singer Virgilijus Noreika; Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, A. Vienuolio st., Vilnius;
The concert will feature maestro Virgilijus Noreika and a throng of other famed classic singers, including Edgaras Montvidas, Laimonas Pautienius, Arūnas Malikėnas, Kęstutis Alčauskis, Liudas Norvaišas, Jovita Vaškevičiūtė, Karolina Glinskaitė, Dainius Puišys, as well as LNOBT Symphony Orchestra.