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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between August 24 and 31.

August 24-31:

Butterfly House, Barboros Radvilaitės st. 7, Vilnius;

Did you know that butterflies enjoy oranges, bananas and watermelons under palm trees? Exhibition of live, real, multicoloured butterflies has arrived in Vilnius. The show of butterflies, fluttering in the air with their beautiful colourful wings, mesmerizes.

August 25, 7pm

Sacred Music Hours; St. Casimir’s Church, Didžioji st. 34, Vilnius;

Being part of the Christopher Summer Festival, which is the largest and one of the most impressive summer music festivals in Lithuania, the concert will lavish with tunes of classic and ecclesiastical music. During the festival, over 50 original concert events will be presented to the public. Alongside classical music masterpieces, there is jazz, world music, experimental projects, and traditional organ, piano music cycle.

August 25, 7pm

Singer Jazzu: Warm and Cosy; Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Trakų st. 9 / Kėdainių st. 1, Vilnius;

Described as a fatalistic woman with distinct bright red lips, also a sensitive creator, an emotional performer, Justė Arlauskaitė-Jazzu is inviting audiences of the Christopher Festival to a warm and cosy evening. Jazz classics include N. Simone, A. Franklin, A. Winehouse and others.

August 26, 7pm

A summer competition of young groups «LRT Opus»; LRT Opus Summer Terrace, Švitrigailos st. 29, Vilnius;

Lithuanian young bands are one step closer to the acknowledgment and the audiences, too. It is a great opportunity to watch what‘s new in music and to be the first viewers of freshly baked bands. In a few years time, it could be hard to get the tickets to their concerts.

August 25-31:

Judah Passow; Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and Future; Tolerance Centre, Naugarduko st. 10/2, Vilnius;

A unique contemporary photography exhibition on Scottish Jewish life from world-renowned documentary photographer Judah Passow brought for the first time to Lithuania. The exhibition captures the complexity and diversity of Scottish Jews at the beginning of the 21st century. The Scottish Jewish community dates back to at least the 1700s and has produced scientists and doctors, judges and Members of Parliament, artists and writers, farmers and foresters, kilt makers and whisky distillers.

August 24-31:

Three centuries of fashion; Museum of Applied Art, Arsenalo st. 3A, Vilnius;

The King of France Louis XIV quipped that fashion was a «mirror of history.» This description of fashion as a unique social and artistic expression has not aged in over three centuries. Through his new exhibition spanning the period from the 1740s to 1960s, Alexandre Vassiliev attempts to answer the question, what drives men and women to constantly change their attire and accessories throughout history?..

New exhibition of the fashion historian Alexandre Vassilliev «Rebel in Boudoir» is dedicated to fashion of the eighth decade of the XX century.

August 28-30:

Loftas Fest 2015; Arts Factory «Loftas» (Loft), Švitrigailos st. 29, Vilnius;

«Loftas» Fest is said to be the only urban city festival in Lithuania and the Baltics. The perfect getaway for those in constant search of novelty and inspiration. The festival has taken place three years already with the fourth around the corner. Pop-up galleries in the industrial environment, urban yard, four indoors and open-air stages, open-air games non-stop will be inviting one for three days. The line-up presents Young Fathers (UK), Fort Frances (USA), Joy Cut (France), MC Black Daniels (Denmark), Lass (Poland) and a whole lot more foreigh and Lithuanian performers.

August 28, 7pm

Eduardo Gimenez/Leon Somov; Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Trakų st. 9, Vilnius;

Famous producer and electronic music creator Leonas Somovas and tango virtuoso Eduardo Gimenez are about to introduce the latter’s latest album Viento. «Viento means wind. A supernatural energy which sometimes changes our direction, making us start everything anew. I really like this title, it symbolizes a lot. I have wanted to work with Leon for a long time, I always admired his work. After some rigorous work together, the melodies sound very strong and deep,» says E. Gimenez. Programme includes original compositions by Viento, Fotos, Esta Noche, and others.

August 24-28:

Vilnius LGBT Festival «Kreivės» (Curves); various Vilnius venues;

Vilnius LGBT festival «Kreivės» is a cultural and social initiative which started in 2014. The vision of the festival is to build a community which acknowledges and passionately supports variety in LGBT expressions and viewpoints. The festival organizers say they are committed to bringing stories that spring from diverse lives and transform our vision of who we are and who we can be. Programme includes LGBT cinema, workshops, discussions, queer poetry readings, etc.

August 24-31:

«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 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.

August 30, 10 am

The Colour Run; Vilnius;

The Colour Run Vilnius, the event which annually colours more than 200 biggest cities in the world, is coming to the Lithuanian capital. It is said to be the luckiest running, turning into the festival of unforgettable colours inviting to have fun as never before. The run is comprised of a colourful track, which could be beaten without the indicated set time limit. The most important is that thousands of the participants, in other words «colourful runners», will be sprayed from head to toes by special colourful paint in each kilometre of the distance.

August 28-30:

Menuo Juodaragis Fest; Zarasai district, Zarasai island;

The open-air festival boasts independent music and modern Baltic culture performances and calls over one to come to bid farewell to the summer. The music in the festival encompasses traditional accords, Christian heritage and modern tunes.

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