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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Horse Race on Sartai Lake

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during February 1 and February 7

February 3, 6.30 pm:

Ballet «The Snow Queen» («Sniego karalienė»), Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (, Vienuolio St. 1, Vilnius;

Ballet in three acts; S. Prokofiev’s music, arranged by Julian Philips, choreographer and director Michael Corder (UK), music director and conductor Martynas Staškus, conductor Alvydas Šulčys, designer Mark Bailey (UK);lighting designer Paul Pyant (UK);

February 3-7, 6 pm:

French Film Festival «Žiemos ekranai» («Ecrans D’Hiver», «Screens of Winter») (, Kaunas Cinema Centre (, Laisvės al., Kaunas;

One is invited to come and to see the best French films. Over 20 films will be shown.

February 4-6:

Exhibition «Studies 2016» («Studijos 2016»), Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (, Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;

If one is thinking of obtaining an education in Lithuania, then it is an event that one must attend before the plans get some shape;

February 5, 6.30 pm:

Performance «Suor Angelica», «Gianni Schicchi» («Sesuo Andželika», «Džanis Skikis»), Klaipėda Valstybinis Muzikinis Teatras (, Danės g. 19, Klaipėda;

Performance awarded with the «Gratitude Mask»; libretto by G. Forzano; diptych of one-act operas;

February 5, 9 pm:

Concert «Balkanaktis» («Night of Balkan Music»), Club «Peronas», Geležinkelio g. 6, Vilnius;

Vilnius, the meltdown of the Baltic, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Jewish, German, Tatar, Karaite, British and Gypsy cultures, is introducing a new Baltic Balkan project. This musical performance was inspired by listening to original Yugoslav punk rock, as well as countless musical festivals in Europe and movies with a true Balkan (and Baltic) spirits…

February 6, noon:

Event «Circus has come!» («Cirkas atėjo!») Congress Hall (, Vilniaus g. 6, 16, Vilnius;

Jugglers, clowns, acrobats and illusionists from Baltic Circus will throw a big show both to kids and adults. Being accompanied by the music performed by Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the event will undoubtedly cheer up everybody.

February 6, noon:

Shrovetide (Užgavėnės) in Rumšiškės, Lithuania’s Open Air Folk Museum (, Rumšiškės, Kaišiadorių region;

People in masks going on the spree, baking pancakes, making hotchpotch, dancing, singing and playing games, fight of Lašininis (a Porker) and Kanapinis (a Hempen Man), burning of More (a symbol of winter evil)…

February 6, 10 am:

Shrovetide (Užgavėnės), Gediminas Avenue, Vilnius;

A merry carnival aiming to drive the rest of winter away invites city dwellers and city guests to Gedimino Avenue, where devils, bears, goats, doctors, beggars, strangers and all other disguised people will be romping merrily. Participants will savor Shrovetide pancakes and other specialties.

February 6, noon:

Horse race on the Sartai Lake (, Dusetos, Zarasų district;

Seventy nine stallions will line up for start of the most exciting winter event in Lithuania, a traditional horse race on the Sartai Lake. The fastest equestrians from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland will vie for the nominations and rewards.

February 7, 6 pm:

Concert by Vardan Hovanissian ir Emre Gultekin, Kaunas National Drama Theatre (, Laisvės al. 71, Kaunas;

Vardan Hovanissian and Emre Gultekin, masters of traditional Armenian and Turkish music, will introduce Kaunas dwellers and guests their new album «Adana», which was released to mark the 100th anniversary of Armenians’ genocide.

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