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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week between August 31 and September 6.

September 1, 7pm:

Eric Clapton Project; Piano.lt Summer Terrace, Trakų st. 9/Kėdainių g., Vilnius

The project is presented by a band «Blues Makers», which has been participating in European and Lithuanian musical life already for 20 years. The band has already released five musical albums, two of them presented in the Lithuanian language. The band participated in a number of musical festivals and cooperated with many talented and famous performers. The band is going to present «Eric Clapton project» together with rich and varied repertoire (100 best hits from Rock&Blues, Rock’n’Roll up to Jazz) thus continuing and fostering traditions of good music.

August 31- September 6:

Exhibition: Kidnapping of Helena, Vilnius, 1636; Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema, Vilniaus g. 41, Vilnius;

Referring to the interiors of Baroque theatre of Vicenza, Parma and Siena, a model of the theatre hall of Palace of The Grand Dukes, reminiscent of those times, has been created. The principle of functioning of the decorations, which is usual for all baroque theatres, has been restored according to a well-preserved and authentic machinery of Drottningholm Theatre in Sweden. In the exhibition the visitors could learn about the functioning phonic mechanisms of the Baroque theatre.

September 4, 10pm

Glass Animals; Arts Factory «Loftas», Švitrigailos st. 29, Vilnius;

Glass Animals is a golden middle between electronic and guitar music. Its result is a warm and narcotic world, which involves one completely. They are located somewhere in-between of gradually becoming fiery groove and the attraction of electro-pop. Such things happen because insomnia gave birth to Glass Animals. Dave Bayley, who is the soul of the band, vocalist and the author of the lyrics, had not even planned to ever form his band. While studying Medicine, Dave got a serious insomnia and started spending his sleepless nights at his musical experiments. He was joined by the closest friends, who presently are the members of the band.

September 4, 11am

Open Kitchen; Tymas’ Quarter, Maironio, Aukštaičių ir Paupio st. sankirta, Vilnius;

Open Kitchen is a food market in the heart of the city with different restaurants, cafes and entertainment under the open sky in the market of Tymas. Summer has its taste. One should discover it under the open sky. Each summer Friday in Tymas market there will be already well-known and new restaurants and cafes of the capital, independent kitchen chefs and culinary experiments. Of course, including you, your families and friends, chats, acquiring new acquaintances and new ideas – everything takes place during tasting excellent food in the background of cosy tunes.

September 3-6:

Vilnius Music Week; various venues;

Vilnius Music Week is a unique event that will merge national and regional musical life as well as interests and goals into one massive event. Vilnius Music week is for everyone – music lovers, professionals, fans, and those who seek valuable and perspective cooperation.

September 4-6:

International festival «Vilnius City Fiesta»; various Vilnius venues;

International festival «Vilnius City Fiesta» is one of the most important multi-art form events in Vilnius. It’s the premier and most spectacular festival of Vilnius with a wide range of high-level entertainment; from jazz, pop, rock and world music, classical music and opera, to films programme, street theatre, fashion shows and carnivals.

September 5, 5pm

International Early Music Festival «Banchetto Musicale»; various venues;

The annual Banchetto musicale festival being organized for the 25th time invites audiences to seven concerts by Lithuanian and foreign performers, and a special event dedicated to celebrate Opera Day in Lithuania. 2015 marks 400 years since the second edition of Claudio Monteverdi’s opera Orpheus was released in Venice, which is why on September 5 this unique production will be performed by experienced early music artists from Lithuania, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany and Norway. The theme of this year’s festival is Orpheus and mythology.

The festival will traditionally present music programmes spanning various epochs and focus attention on younger Lithuanian performers. Violinist Ūla Kinderytė, studying at New York’s Juilliard School, together with organ and harpsichord player Vilimas Norkūnas will invite one to dive into the depths of stylus fantasticus where there’ll be plenty of chaos, sensations of vertigo, animal sounds and free-form drive.

September 6, noon

St. James Sacred Choral Music Festival; Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Vasario 16-osios g. 11, Vilnius;

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.

August 31- September 6:

Judah Passow; Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and Future; Tolerance Centre, Naugarduko g. 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.

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