bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Tuesday 21.11.2017 | Name days: Andis, Zeltīte
LithuaniaLithuania

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Cabbage Fair in Trakai

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(+1 rating, 1 votes)

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during August 8-14.

August 8-14:

Slovak Cultural Summer in Vilnius (Slovakijos Kultūros Vasara); Vilnius Town Hall (http://www.vilniausrotuse.lt/?lang=en_us), Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius;

On the occasion of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Lithuania presents three exhibitions « Did you know? This is Slovakia» (Ar žinai? Tai yra Slovakia), «Magical Slovakia» (Stebuklinga Slovakia) and «Masters of the Spirit» (Dvasios meistrai) in the Lithuanian capital. The exhibition «Magical Slovakia» showcases works of 30 Slovakian photographers.

August 8-14:

Sharon Yaari exhibition «Positive Images for Field and Forest» («Teigiami Pievos ir Miško vaizdai»); National Gallery of Art (http://www.ndg.lt/en.aspx), Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius;

Contemporary Israeli artist Sharon Yaari presents one of his biggest personal exhibitions in Europe, and his first in Lithuania. Having studied photography in Israel, Great Britain and the USA, Yaari creates large-format images of condensed content. These are photographs that lack the haphazard and spontaneous qualities that are characteristic of documentary photography; on the contrary, most of the images are carefully thought-out and even consciously constructed.

August 9, 7 pm:

Concert «Gospel Evolution» («Evangelijos evoliucija»); St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;

Aware that gospel music stands out for its unique sound, rhythm, harmony and for the love, joy and strength, the gospel band comprising Marius Leškauskas (keyboards), Andrius Kairys (drums), Domas Žostautas (bass guitar) and the bright gospel singers radiate eternal love and devotion in the concerts. Programme features E. Hawkins, K. Franklin, J. P. Kee, traditional gospel hymns and spirituals.

August 11, 7 pm:

Concert «With Each Word» («Su kiekvienu žodžiu»); Vaidila Theater, A. Jakšto g. 9, Vilnius;

Portugal’s most charismatic voice Viviane (vocals, flute) will enthrall one with her outstanding voice and talent.

Her songs are described as small stories into which fit feelings and situations we all know about, all coming out packaged in a unique sound. The programme includes chansons, Latin American rhythms and the longing of fado.

August 12-14:

Kopūstinės (Cabbage Fair); Trakai;

Colourful artisan’s fair is organized on Kopūstinės Island on the occasion of Žolinė Feast (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), where concerts will be held and culinary heritage is introduced. Žolinė Feast is a Lithuanian celebration marking end of summer agricultural works, a thanksgiving for all goodies that summer has brought and also a bidding goodbye to herbs and flowers.

August 12, 8 pm:

Poesy and Music Festival «Naktigonės 2016»; Ieva Simonaitytė Library Courtyard, Herkaus Manto g. 25, Klaipėda;

If you are not into the rowdy atmosphere of traditional concerts, then the event, filled with the rhythms of poesy and non-conventional music, is definitely for you.

August 12, 8 pm:

Laima Vaikule’ concert; Palanga Concert Hall, Palanga;

The legendary Latvian singer, Laima Vaikule, invites Palanga resort guests to come to enjoy her colourful programme of old and new songs.

August 12, 6 pm:

«Tytuvėnai Music Festival» («Tytuvėnai Muzikos Festivalis»); Culture Palace Terrace, Nepriklausomybės g. 25, town of Naujoji Akmenė;

Concert «Spanish Passions» («Ispaniškos Aistros») by Klaipėda Musical Theatre Orchestra will kick off the festival with the best Spanish rhythms;

August 14, 5 pm:

Concert «With Love to Barbara Streisand» (Koncertas «Su meile Barbara Streisand»), Pažaislis Monastery, Masiulio g. 31, Kaunas;

As part of the Pažaislis Music Festival, the concert of Evelina Sašenko will attract all fans of Barbara Streisand;   the Lithuanian singer will perform the best songs from the legendary singer’s repertoire.

August 14, 11 pm:

Concert «Žolinės with Martynas Kavaliauskas» (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Martynas Kavaliauskas); Taboo Night Club, Pilies g. 12, Kaunas;

The rising Lithuanian star Martynas Kavaliauskas is set to throw out another great party, combining the traditional worshipping of Blessed Virgin Mary and the best rhythms of modern music.

Ref: 020/111.111.111.3956


Leave a reply

European Parliament triggers punitive procedure against Poland

Members of the European Parliament have passed a resolution requesting for the application of the so-called «nuclear option» for Poland, Article 7 of the EU Treaty, because of the threat to the rule of law in the biggest Eastern European country.

BNN summary of the week: medicinal cannabis in Lithuania, cargo anti-record, and Lemberg’s dwindling influence in UGF

BNN offers a summary of this week’s topical news in a variety of categories: Fight; Growth; Truth; Future and Opinion.

NAF: Russia’s attitude remains unfriendly towards Latvia

So far Russia’s demonstrated attitude has remained unfriendly towards Latvia, said Commander of Latvian Armed Forces Leonīds Kalniņš in an interview to LNT.

Lembergs’ turn to testify before parliamentary committee has come

Aivars Lembergs, who is accused of serious crimes and is suspended from performing duties as chairman of Ventspils City Council, has been invited to come to a meeting of the Saeima’s Investigative Committee and answer questions associated with so-called oligarchs case.

How Latvian communities around the world plan to celebrate Latvia’s birthday?

«Celebration of independence of the Republic of Latvia is an important tradition that allows members of Latvia’s diaspora to maintain ties with their homeland – this year’s event will be even more expansive and inclusive than ever before. This is because events associated with the country’s hundredth birthday will be organized all around the world,» says manager of World Federation of Free Latvians office in Latvia Jānis Andersons.

European Parliament triggers punitive procedure against Poland

Members of the European Parliament have passed a resolution requesting for the application of the so-called «nuclear option» for Poland, Article 7 of the EU Treaty, because of the threat to the rule of law in the biggest Eastern European country.

Wage rules violations most often associated with envelope wages

To promote public awareness and improve commercial environment, honest competition and honest compliance with taxes, Latvia’s State Revenue Service intends to expand its database with new information about taxpayers, BNN was told by SRS.

Management of Unity’s Saeima faction to change in December

«Political consultations with all of Unity’s partner parties that are represented in the Saeima’s faction have concluded. An agreement has been reached to perform management change before the end of Saeima’s autumn session – around 21 December,» says Unity’s chairman Arvils Ašeradens.

EP prepared to commence talks with EU governments on reforming asylum system

The European Parliament is prepared to commence talks about reforming Dublin Regulation to ensure every member state is able to resettle a portion of asylum seekers.

Estonia to pour into Finnish-Estonian cultural fund 700 000 euros

Estonian cabinet of ministers has decided to attribute 700,000 euros to the Finno-Estonian Cultural Fund, an organisation working since 2015 aimed at fostering cooperation between the two states in culture, creative economy and training both for individuals and organizations.

Russia in UN vetoes extension of Syrian chemical attack investigation

At the UN Security Council, Russia has used its veto powers to block a resolution with which it would be allowed to continue the international investigation into a chemical attack this spring in Syria, which prompted the U.S. to launch missile strikes on a Syrian airbase.

Latvia’s birthday expected to be windy

A precipitation zone will reach Latvia from the west on Friday, 17 November. The precipitation zone will, however, pass over Latvia quickly, making rainfall short and periods of clear sky more frequent and longer. Air temperature is expected to stay within +5° C… +8° C, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

State of emergency in force in flood-hit Greece

Rescue services in Greece are looking for no less than five people, who have gone missing following unexpected and disastrous floods on Wednesday, November 15, that killed 15 people; however, bad weather is still expected.

Laupīšanas 101 director: Latvia’s film industry has yet to reach its potential height

There is sufficient evidence to prove that Latvia’s film industry is capable, but at the same time many films are directed basically the same way. There is a lack of creativity, which means very slow development for the industry, said Kaspars Marhlevičs, director of short comedy Laupīšanas 101, in an interview to BNN.

Medical cannabis bill paves way in Lithuanian legislature

Otherwise conservative Lithuania has made a big stride forward legalising cannabis for medical use with 92 Lithuanian parliamentarians voting Thursday, November 15, to open the bill draft on medication containing cannabis. The law draft should go back to the parliamentary floor for deliberations on December 12.

Latvian sentenced to ten years in prison for fighting on the side of ISIS in Syria

On Thursday, 16 November, Latvian citizen Mārtiņš Grīnbergs was sentenced by Riga Regional Court to ten years and three months in prison for fighting on the side of Islamic State terrorist organization.

European Parliament: Africa’s development requires a new stimulus

To resolve economic, social and migration-related problems, which usually accompany lasting crises, better African-EU cooperation is needed, European Parliament members say.

Latvian Chamber for Commerce and Industry proposes preventing new MPC reforms

Increase of mandatory procurement components cannot be allowed. Exactly the opposite – this cost should be dropped entirely for end electricity prices in an attempt to improve international competitiveness of companies, BNN was told by council members of Latvian Chamber for Commerce and Industry.

Matīss: LDz cannot raise tariffs and perform rail electrification under cargo anti-record

Because Latvijas dzelzceļš has set an anti-record in cargo transports in the first ten months of this year, Saeima deputy and member of the National Economy Committee Anrijs Matīss says raising the fee for the use of infrastructure cannot be allowed. He adds that the intended railway electrification project should be considered very carefully.

Lithuania and Latvia placed in top 10 in climate policy index

In the annual Climate Change Performance Index, where climate policy action in 57 countries has been evaluated, on a scale from «very high» to «very low», 11 EU member states have been evaluated with as having been highly active, with Sweden showing the best results ahead of Lithuania, the UK, Finland and Latvia.

Bite Latvija buys Stream Networks and Latnet

Mobile commutations operator Bite Latvija has signed a purchase agreement for 100% of shares of Stream Networks and its subsidiary Latner Serviss, as BNN was informed by Bite manager in Latvia Kaspars Buls.

airBaltic carried three million passengers in first ten months of 2017

In the first ten months of 2017, airBaltic carried a total of 3,007,034 passengers to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East, BNN was told by the company.

Kaljulaid sees African opportunities to outplace EU in digitalisation

During a visit to Ethiopia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has discussed African-EU relations with the African Commissioner for Trade and Industry and recommended investing into digital development that would be beneficial for the continent itself.

Most employed people in Latvia are satisfied with their jobs

More and more often employers experience lack of qualified labour force, as well as increase of employees’ confidence about their competitiveness on the labour market and their openness for better job offers.

Estonian railways operator happy about increasing freight volume

Freight carried on the infrastructure of the Estonian state railway company Estonian Railways in October amounted to one million tons, which is a 10.4% hike compared to October 2016.

Most read

Most commented