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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 from October 27 to November 2.

October 27-30:

Film festival Inconvenient Films; cinemas Skalvija, Pasaka and Multikino, Vilnius

Human rights documentary film Ffestival Inconvenient Films is an annual documentary film festival established in 2007. The mission of this non-profit initiative is to raise awareness on human rights issues around the world and to connect them to those that are present in Lithuania. By presenting various documentaries on main human rights topics, inviting filmmakers and activists from all over the world, organizers hope to encourage public debates on human rights issues and ways to solve them. Despite project’s social mission and non-commercial character, the festival is one of the most popular and most visited film festivals in Lithuania.

October 27- November 9:

Contemporary Music Festival GAIDA; various Vilnius concert halls;

The GAIDA Festival has been taking place in Vilnius since 1991 is the most prominent festival of contemporary music in Lithuania. Seen by organisers as one of the most important new musical events in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the last ten years the festival has become a prestigious event not only for Lithuanian music lovers, but also for the large international audience that attends the festival each year.

Programme: Works by Osvaldo Golijov, Hanna Kulenty, Philip Glass, Algirdas Martinaitis, Bronius Kutavičius and others.

Artists: Soloists of Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Eneasz Kubit, Goska Isphording, Andris Veismanis and others.

October 28, 7pm:

Georgian state music and dance ensemble Kutaisi; Vilnius Congress Hall

Called the eight wonder of the world the group consists of excellent dancers, virtuoso musicians  with authentic folk music instruments. The ensemble, known for the fiery music and dances, mysterious women and manly «dzighits», has been entertaining onlookers for hundred years and now it is the turn of Vilnius and guests to see the dazzling performance.

November 1-3:

Exhibition Lithuanian National Costume, National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius;

The curators of Lithuanian National Museum, who have been collecting the samples of the outfit of peasants for a long time and who have been doing a research on the national costume, have prepared the exhibition series Lithuanian National Costume during 1992-1996 and searched for the possibilities to make it more varied and rich and started the production of the copies.

After learning the traditional weaving techniques, as well as about sewing and adorning clothes, they reconstructed from the samples of unused fabric collection and sewed 22 national costumes for men and women dating from the 18th through the beginning of the 20th centuries.

November 2, 4pm:

Lithuania’s top-tier basketball match between Vilnius’ Rytas and Mazeikiai at Vilnius Siemens arena.

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