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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Baltic culture festival «Blackhorned Moon»

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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 during August 22-28:

August 22-27:

Accordion Music Week 2016 (Akordeono muzikos savaitė); various venues;

The Accordion Music Week’s motto this year is «music closer to all.» The festival will present an impressive line-up of excellent performers and an innovative artist, Jolita Vaitkutė. On August 23, 7 pm,  accordion virtuoso  Martynas Levickis and band Signum perform at Vilnius Picture Gallery, Didžioji g. 4, Vilnius.;

August 23, 7 pm:

Festival «Street Art» (Festivalis «Gatvės Menas»); Energy and Technology Museum, Rinktinės g. 2, Vilnius;

The fourth festival «Vilnius Street Art» invites one to explore the entire city and pay attention to objects related to transport and engineering constructions. The programme will start with a debate on the actual theme that often opposes city dwellers about street art and graffiti culture: is it just daub and vandalism or does it have a positive side?

August 23, 8 pm:

Jurga Šeduikytė concert; Combo Club, Raudondvario road 107, Kaunas;

One of the most sought-after Lithuanian singers, Jurga Šeduikytė, is expecting to see the venue full of her talent fans.

August 25, 7 pm:

Federico Ordonoz: Flamenco Emotions (Flamengo Emocijos); Courtyard of Vilnius University, Universiteto g. 3, Vilnius;

The flamenco concert organised in cooperation with the embassy of Spain presents a line of vivid flamenco performers from Spain:   Federico Ordonez (flamenco dancer), Esteban Murillo (vocals, Spain), Alexander Gavilan (guitar), Miguel Angel Orengo (percussion), artistic director Carlos Pinana. When Federico Ordoñez takes to the stage, the atmosphere becomes electrified, and waves of emotion spill over the hall. Ordoñez is also the choreographer at the Brussels Opera Theatre La Monnaie, and runs classes and lectures for dancers in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France and China.

August 26, 10 pm:

Cinema under the Skies (Kinas po dangumi); Klaipėda Kultūros Fabrikas (http://www.kulturosfabrikas.lt/en/), Bangų 5A, Klaipėda;

The venue has long become one of the most-happening hot spots of the Lithuanian seaport and films being shown in the open-air terrace every Friday is the place to be –watch a good move and hug the person you care about;

August 26, noon:

Regional Folk Art Festival (Regioninis folkloro festivalis); Liudvikas Rėza Culture Centre, L. Rėzos g. 8, Neringa (Nida);

If you are fond of folklore art, then you certainly have to jump on the ferry to the picturesque Curonian Spit, pay the ecological toll and drive all the way to the Baltic gem, Neringa (Nida) to enjoy the annual Neringa folklore festival.

August 26, 7 pm:

Šiauliai City Nights; Vilniaus g., Šiauliai;

The fourth-largest Lithuanian city Šiauliai invites all for a night out and enjoy the best tunes of music by the city’s performers;

August 26-28:

Baltic culture festival «Mėnuo Juodaragis» (Baltiškos kultūros festivalis «Blackhorned Moon») (http://menuojuodaragis.lt/en/); island at Dūburys Lake, Zarasai district;

The brand new edition of a yearly festival for native alternative music and contemporary Baltic culture traditionally will be held this year in its new home, a marvellous wild island at Dūburys Lake (20 km from Zarasai town), north-eastern Lithuania. The festival is one of the most unique culture events in Baltics, one of the biggest summer festivals in Lithuania. This creative open air is dedicated to revive native traditions and present most original artists from Baltic lands and other countries.

August 27, 11:

The Invigorating Day (Jėgos sugrąžinimo diena); Botanical Garden of Vilnius University (http://www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt/en); Kairėnų g. 43, Kairėnai, Vilnius;

The Society of Lithuanian Steam Bath Fellows and Vilnius University’s Botanical Garden organize for the third time festival «The Invigorating Day“ aiming to promote of a healthy lifestyle. In the place away from the noise and pollution of the city, the programme of the sports festival is designed so that all visitors can cosily fill up the garden’s 12 different spaces.

August 28, 7 pm:

Singer Monika Liu: « I am» (Koncertas «Aš esu»); VU Botanical Garden in Kairėnai (http://www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt/en), Kairėnų g. 43, Vilnius;

In the closing concert of the Christopher Summer Festival performs Monika Liu (vocals), Vilnius City Municipality’s St Christopher Chamber Orchestra (conductor Donatas Katkus) and musical arrangements are done by Jievaras Jasinskis. Singer Monika Liu stands out for her strong vocals, original creative ideas and unique sound. She will prove that this concert is by no means a regular experience, neither for her nor her audience.


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