January 30 – February 5
Exhibition «Tamed Nature» of the Fashion Historian’s Alexandre Vassiliev Collection (Mados istoriko Aleksandro Vasiljevo paroda «Prijaukinta Gamta»); Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Taikomosios dailės ir dizaino muziejus) (www.ldm.lt/en), Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius;
The exhibition is already the eighth running project organized by the Lithuanian Art Museum in cooperation with Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation. It is dedicated to the everlasting symbiosis of nature and fashion that has found reflection in a surprisingly wide range of combinations, experienced through three centuries – from the 18th century to the present day.
January 30 – February 2:
The Exhibition «Interwar Cards the Collection of Edita Mildažytė» (Paroda «Tarpukario atvirukų paroda is Editos Mildažytės kolekcijos»); the Church Heritage Museum (Bažnyčios paveldo muziejus) (www.bpmuziejus.lt), Šv. Mykolo g. 9, Vilnius;
Edita Mildažytė, a prominent Lithuanian journalist and producer, was inspired to collect cards by her grandparents, who would send to their relatives in America beautiful cards and would receive from them even nicer. She says: «Sending cards then was part of the elite culture. It is a pleasure for me that this collection contains cards presented by friends, and they reflect interwar Lithuanian culture. It is a tradition which we inherited, even in a bourgeois form. It is related to a different, superior past life, nostalgia, waiting for freedom, and hope».
January 30 – February 5:
French Film Festival «Winter Screens» (Prancūzijos kino festivalis «Žiemos ekranai»); Vilnius cinema theatres;
This year is the twelfth film festival organized by the French Institute in Lithuania. The event introduces French films – engaging, cheeky, light and hard at the same time, extraordinary and unusual. The theme of the festival this time is meetings. They reflect the continuous renewal of the event, attention to new names and faces on the big screen, an incentive to learn various approaches to the world.
January 30 – February 5:
Exhibition «The Silk Road and Ancient Chinese Art» (Paroda «Šilko kelias ir Senovės Kinų menas»); Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Taikomosios dailės ir dizaino muziejus) (www.ldm.lt/en), Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius;
The Museum of Applied Art and Design presents the first series of exhibitions of Eastern art, «The Silk Road. Old Chinese Art». For the first time in the museum’s history, visitors are presented with almost 100 exhibits, from the period of the dynasty of the Eastern Zhou (1046–771 BC) to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), revealing the interaction between Eastern and Western cultures in the region where the Silk Road started.
February 2, 8 pm:
Euroleague match between Kaunas «Žalgiris» and Barcelona «Barcelona» (Eurolygos krepšinio rungtynės «Žalgiris» – «Barcelona»); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirioarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;
Two basketball super powers are going to square off in Kaunas to advance the standings; in Lithuania, where basketball is regarded as the nation’s second religion, the stands will be packed with full-throated hoops fans.
February 3, 9 pm:
Concert by legendary band «Nerija» (Grupės «Nerija» koncertas); «Juonis Pastogė» Pub, Aušros al. 31A, Šiauliai;
Few bands of the past still draw so big crowds as «Nerija» which remains a household name in Lithuania;
16th Japanese Film Festival (Japonijos filmų festivalis); Forum Cinemas Vingis (Forum kino teatras Vingis), Savanorių pr. 7, Vilnius;
The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Japan Foundation and «Forum Cinemas Vingis» is inviting all to the 16th annual Japanese Film Festival. This time the festival will bring movies of different types, such as animation, drama, SF and non-fiction stories. The themes of the movies will include a variety of daily struggles, as well as relationship between people, personal growth and Japanese view of the world. A lot of attention will be given to issues akin to today’s society. The opening day will begin with a romantic drama «Hospitality Department» based on a novel by the renowned Japanese writer Hiro Arikawa.
February 4, 5 pm:
In Memory of Music Great Stasys Povilaitis (Koncertas Stasiui Povilaičiui atminti); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirioarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;
It’s been a year already since the passing away of one of the most revered legends of Lithuanian music, Stasys Povilaitis, but his memory lives on. And the concert in the largest Kaunas venue will undoubtedly pack up the stands with thousands of the legend’s fans, even though he is gone forever.
February 4, 7 pm:
Concert «Pelleas and Melisande» (Simfoninės muzikos koncertas); Lithuanian National Philharmonic (Lietuvos Nacionalinė Filharmonija) (www.filharmonija.lt/en), Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius;
This symphonic music concert, the organisers say, could easily be described as an evening for music gourmands. The onlookers will see Robertas Šervenikas, a master of the baton, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and pianist Aleksandra Žvirblytė, a member of the famous Lithuanian musicians’ dynasty. The performers offer Concerto for piano and orchestra by Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński, a Polish composer and pianist, a disciple of Józef Elsner; the legendary Polish piano pedagogue.
February 5, noon:
Children Ballet «Snow Queen» (Baletas vaikams «Sniego karalienė»); Kauno Muzikinis teatras (Kaunas Musical Theatre) (www.muzikinisteatras.lt), Laisvės al. 91, Kaunas;
Snow can be full of miracles and the children and their parents attending the event will witness just that;