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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 15-20.

August 15:

The Assumption Day in the Open Air Museum (Mergelės Marijos Ėmimo į Dangų dienos minėjimas); the Open Air Museum of Lithuania (http://www.llbm.lt/en/), L. Lekavičiaus g. 2 Rumšiškės, Kaišiadorių district;

The exhibition for the Assumption Day will showcase many fascinating flower bouquets which will be sanctified during the celebration. Shows of folk groups, songs, dances and games, and vendor stalls filled with corns, fruit, vegetables and bread – all of that will be part of the celebration.

August 15-19:

International Land Art Festival «Land Art 2016» (Tarptautinis Žemės Meno Festivalis «Žemės Menas 2016»), Raudondvaris, Kauno district;

Landscape artists from nine countries will turn stacks of hay and wheelbarrows of soil into mesmerizing forms of art;

August 15-21:

Ars Lituanica Summerfest 2016 (Ars Lituanica Vasaros Festivalis 2016); various Vilnius venues;

Selected world musicians and winners of International competitions will attract the Lithuanian audience all August to the festival. Violoncello virtuoso Gleb Pyšniak and one of the brightest Latvian pianists Baiba Osina shall perform in Lithuania during the week. The duet will perform a special repertoire of violoncello and fortepiano.

August 15- 21:

Ásta Vilhelmína Guðmundsdóttir&Takuya Komaba. «Universality»; Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House-Museum (http://www.astaclothes.is), Pilies g. 40, Vilnius;

Collaboration between Ásta Vilhelmína Guðmundsdóttir, an artist from Iceland and Takuya Komaba, a Japanese artist, has evolved into an installation exhibition, «Universality.» They first met in the forest of Abiko, Japan where the artists were strongly bonded and took their endeavours further…

August 17, 7 pm:

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Instrument (Leonardo Da Vinci instrumentas); St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;

A Lithuanian premiere commemorates the legacy of the Renaissance genius; concert is organised in cooperation with the Polish Institute. The collection of sketches and descriptions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions compiled in the Codex Atlanticus has also inspired the Polish pianist and constructor Sławomir Zubrycki to awaken a 500-year-old instrument that da Vinci never had the chance to hear. Programme M. Marais, C. F. Abel, C. Ph. E. Bach, etc.

August 17, 8 pm:

Jazzu Concert; sky bar SKY 21 Terrace, Naujojo Sodo 1A, Klaipėda;

Few Lithuanian singers enjoy such colossal popularity as Jazzu (Justė Arlauskaitė), a trendy singer, a judge of reality shows and a producer with large as life personality;

August 18, 8.30 pm:

Kaunas City Music Festival «Romuvos pasažas» («Romuva Passage»); Kaunas’ cinema theatre «Romuva», Laisvės alley 54, Kaunas;

After the opening of the festival in the cinema theatre, the music will spill onto the second-largest Lithuanian city Kaunas’ main promenade and one shall be engulfed in the festive mood;

August 18-20:

National Bard Music Festival «Purpurinis vakaras» (Bardų muzikos festivalis «Purple evening»), Anykščiai;

A few dozen artists from a nearly dozen countries are expected to turn up in the picturesque surroundings of resort Anykščiai;

August 20, 9.30 pm:

Cinema under the Stars (Kinas po žvaigždėmis): «El Angel Exterminador»; Courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (http://www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;

Film «El ángel exterminador» is directed by Luis Buñuel; cast: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal

Drama, fantasy, Mexico, 1962.

August 20-21:

The Days of Ancient Crafts (Senųju amatų dienos); Trakai Island Castle, Kęstučio g. 4, Trakai;

The month of August for the fair was chosen not accidentally – it was August 23, 1495 when the Grand Duke of Lithuania Alexander approved the statute in the Trakai Island Castle and granted a privilege to Vilnius Goldsmith Guild, the first one in Lithuania. During the event, presentations of crafts, weaponry and arts of the 14th to 16th centuries will be exhibited.


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