BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between March 6 and March 12.
Male Fashion Week (Vyrų mados savaitė); Cultural Bar «Kablys» (Kultėros baras «Kablys»
(www.mankablys.lt) Kauno g. 5/21, Vilnius;
A presentation of the exhibition, collections, reports of the International fashion industry experts and popup shop, selection of the most stylish Lithuanian man – it all connects in the second Male fashion week.
Exhibition «Nicholas Roerich and Latvia» (Paroda «Nikolas Rerichas ir Latvija»); Vilnius Picture Gallery (Vlniaus paveikslų galerija) (www.ldm.lt/en), Didžioji g. 4, Vilnius;
Nicholas Roerich’s (1874–1947) name is known around the world. The graduate of the Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Art was one of the leaders of the World of Art movement that shook the art scene in Russia. The exhibition consists of four parts: the paintings of Nicholas and his son Svetoslav, exhibits from the Latvian Roerich Society, material from the Liepāja Museum about Roerich’s links to Latvia and Latvian artists, Roerich’s colleagues from the Academy of Art and his Latvian students living in Saint Petersburg. Yet probably the most important aspect of this exhibition would be, of course, the artist’s own specially selected paintings sent to Latvia from India in 1937. This is the fifth exhibition of work by Nicholas Roerich to be held at the Lithuanian Art Museum.
Francophonie Days (Prancūzų kalbos mylėtojų dienos); various Vilnius venues;
Francophones living here and in other countries shall meet during the events devoted to the French Language which unites 274 million of people worldwide and millions of people from 84 countries belonging to the International Francophonie organisation.
March 7, 6 pm:
Performance «Kontrabosas» (Spektaklis «Kontrabosas») by Klaipėda Youth Theatre; Kaunas City Chamber Theatre (Kauno kamerinis teatras) (Kęstučio g. 74, Kaunas);
Perennial issues of what life is all about shall be raised in the performance by a great line-up of the Klaipėda Youth Theatre actors.
March 7, 7 pm:
Performance «T-O-T-A-L-L-Y» (Vaidinimas «T-O-T-A-L-I-A-I»), the Grand Hall of Kaunas Magnus University (Kauno Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto didžioji salė); S. Daukanto g. 27, Kaunas;
Expressing yourself through theatrical performing arts can help you, as a sexual assault survivor, heal in all kinds of colourful ways. Not only can it give you personal empowerment and growth, but it can also help carry a powerful voice. Many survivors lose their voice, so being able to project it into a dramatic, expressive setting on stage can help those without a voice to know they are not alone and that we stand by them at all times. Thanks to an amazing Survivor Advocate, Kimleigh Smith, (also from RAINN Speakers Bureau) and her wonderful talent in the performing arts, her own story of survival is being used on stage with her play «T-O-T-A-L-L-Y» by Kimleigh’ to help other survivors find their own voice. Now it is Lithuania’s turn to witness her talent.
March 7, 8pm:
Guitar Concert by Jason Mraz (Džeisono Mrazo gitaros koncertas); Concert Hall «Compensa» (Koncertų rūmai «Kompensa») (www.compensakoncertusale.lt/en), Kernavės g. 84, Vilnius;
A multi-platinum selling artist, Jason Mraz, invites to a very special, intimate evening. The guitar player has amassed a youthful, diverse and vibrant fan base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in his adopted city of San Diego, Mraz has earned numerous diamond, platinum or multi-platinum certifications globally for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic singles «I’m Yours» and «I Won’t Give Up», racked up two Grammy Awards among six nominations, won a prestigious Hal David Songwriter Hall of Fame Award, won Teen Choice and People’s Choice awards.
March 8, 7 pm:
The Celebration of International Women‘s Day (Tarptautinės moterų dienos minėjimas); Kaunas Town Hall (Kauno rotušė); M. Valančiaus g. 6, Kaunas;
The programme will amuse one revealing what women have best and worst; it will bring back all with a series of photos to the times when women had to fight for their rights and a lot more…
International Baltic Jewellery Exhibition «Amber Trip» (Tarptautinė Baltijos papuošalų paroda «Gintaro kelionė»); Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (Parodų ir konferencijų centras «Litexpo») (www.litexpo.lt/en), Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;
International Baltic Jewellery Show «Amber Trip» is supreme event in the Baltic Region, intended to jewellery industries and art. The participants and visitors are expected to represent a wide geography, including Lithuania, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, India and the others country. The event will also offer an educative program – jewellery specialists give a lecture about amber, diamond, jewellery business situation in the different countries.
Šoble Film Festival 2017 (Šoblė kino festivalis 2017); Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Faculty of Theatre and Film (Lietuvos Muzikos ir Teatro akademijos Teatro ir Kino fakultetas) (www.lmta.lt/en), T. Kosciuškos g. 10, Vilnius;
The title of the festival was inspired by the founder of the Cinema and TV Department of LMTA, film director and creator of documentaries Henrikas Šablevičius (1930–2004), who was called Šoblė by his colleagues and students. The festival will offer to see over 40 films: works of students of LMTA, as well as those by European students. This year’s festival program directed to combine various cinema representatives’ generations and disclose viable film creativity ideas.
March 10-12, 11 am- 7 pm:
Kaziukas Fair (Kaziuko mugė); «Žalgiris» arena (http://www.zalgirisarena.lt./en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;
Kaziuko mugė (English: Kaziukas Fair) is a large annual Lithuanian folk arts and crafts fair dating to the beginning of the 17th century. It was originally held at the two main markets in Vilnius, Lithuania, as well as in the city streets. The fair is traditionally held on the Sunday nearest to St. Casimir’s Day, March 4. Today, Kaziukas fair also features music and dance and attracts tens of thousands of visitors and many craftsmen from all over the country as well as from neighbouring states such as Latvia, Russia, and Poland.
March 11, 9.00:
Day of Restoration of Lithuanian Independence (Lietuvos Nepriklausomybės atkūrimo diena); various Lithuanian towns with most of the festivities to be held in Vilnius;
The Act of Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania was signed on 11 March 1990. On this day, the victims of fights for Lithuanian independence are honoured, the ceremony of hoisting the state flag takes place in the Nepriklausomybės Sq. (Gedimino pr. 53), and brass band parades, performances by various groups, and concerts are organised.