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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during January 16-23.

January 17, 10-11 am:

Commemoration of the Day of the Defenders of Freedom of Lithuania (Lietuvos laisvės gynėjų dienos minėjimas); St. Ignatius Church (Sv. Ignoto bažnyčia), Šv. Ignoto g. 6, Vilnius;

Mass in the main Ordinariate St. Ignatius Church of the Lithuanian Troops will take place to commemorate the victims of the January 13 massacre at Vilnius TV tower in 1991. The same day, at 2.45 pm, the concert to mark the 26th anniversary of the establishment of the National Defence Volunteer Forces, will take place at the Vilnius Garrison Officers Club «Karininkų Ramovė» (Pamėnkalnio St. 13);

January 17, 6 pm:

Performance «Purification» (Spektaklis «Apsivalymas»); National Kaunas Drama Theatre (Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras); Laisvės alėja 71, Kaunas;

The single-part performance shall bring a slew of the best Lithuanian actors and actresses of the young generation, including Gabrielė Aničaitė, Tomas Erbrėderis, Eglė Mikulionytė, Sigitas Šidlauskas, Egidijus Stancikas and Arūnas Stanionis. Written by the Finnish and Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen, the novel «Purification», translated into 38 languages, embodies women’s traumatic experiences during the Soviet era. The history of Estonia is related in the performance from the standpoint of the women.

January 16-22:

Exhibition of works by Antanas Mončys, Jan and Joel Martel and Francis Turbil; Art Museum of Vytautas Kasiulis (www.ldm.lt/en), A. Goštauto g. 1, Vilnius;

The exhibition contains of the artworks brought from three private French collections and Palanga Amber Museum. Curator of the exhibition Dr. Viktoras Liutkus, son of artist Antanas Mončys Jean-Christophe Mončys, daughter of patron Francisco Turbil Nathalie Turbil, head of Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum and coordinator of the project Ilona Mažeikienė shall participate in the opening of the exhibition.

January 16-22:

The 6th J. S. Bach Music Festival (Johano Sebastjano Bacho muzikos festivalis); various Vilnius venues and Trakai;

J. S. Bach Music Festival in Vilnius, an annual event celebrating artistic inspiration, continues mesmerising concert goers. This year, the festival takes place in Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall (Aušros Vartų g. 5), Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius), Church of All Saints Vilnius (Rūdninkų g. 20) and Great Hall of the Trakai Island Castle (Trakai, Island on Lake Galvė);

January 18, 9 am:

International Museum Selfie Day (tarptautinė muziejų asmenukių diena); Maironis Museum of Lithuanian Literature (Maironio lietuviu literaturos muziejus) (www.maironiomuziejus.lt/en), Rotušės a.1 3, Kaunas;

This year, International Selfie Day shall be commemorated in museums. It is definitely worth stopping by the Maironis Museum in Kaunas and snapping a…selfie.

January 18, 10 am:

High School and University Fair (Aukštųjų mokyklų mugė); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgiris.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

For nearly four dozens of Lithuanian high schools and universities, the fair has become a great opportunity to exhibit their accomplishments, share their success stories and novelties, which, at the end, may result in higher enrolment.

January 18-22:

Vilnius International Featurette Festival (Tarptautinis Vilniaus trumpametražinių filmų festivalis); Vilnius cinema theatres;

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is the largest in the Baltic countries and presents the best short films from around the world. The festival has become a platform for presenting short films of creators of the new generation not only from Europe but all over the world.

January 20, 6.30 pm:

Concert «Trumpet Fiesta» (Koncertas «Trimito fiesta»); Klaipėda Concert Hall (Klaipėdos koncertų salė) (www.koncertusale.lt/en), Šiaulių g. 36, Vilnius;

The concert commemorating the prodigious classic of  Lithuanian trumpet music, Virgilijus Nemaniūnas, shall highlight the best trumpet music tunes by the Lithuanian Army Orchestra, saxophonist Petras Vyšniauskas and Vytautas Grubliauskas, the mayor of Klaipėda;

January 20-22:

Exhibition «Taste Lithuania (Paroda «Pajusk Lietuvos skonį»); Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (Parodų ir konferencijų centras) (www.litexpo.lt/en), Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;

Attention to local food and beverages through various national food festivals and events shall be one of Lithuania’s key directions this year in attracting big numbers of tourists.  The exhibition shall present Lithuania’s national cuisine and the newest trends.

January 21, 6 pm:

«Freaks on Floor» Concert «Acoustic Waves» (Grupės «Freaks on Floor» koncertas «Akustinės bangos»); St. Katherine Church (Šv. Kotrynos bažnyčia), Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;

The band members call themselves «freaks» but they continue the tradition of acquainting the audience to their new albums in sacral temples. They follow the tradition inviting all to come to St. Catherine Church, situated right in the heart of Lithuanian capital, where the guys will introduce their fourth album, «Waves». «This time, all will be a little bit different,» promises Justinas Jarutis, the vocalist.

January 21, 6.30 pm:

Operetta «The Merry Widow» (operetė «Linksmoji našlė»); Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Lietuvos nacionalinis operos ir baleto teatras) (www.opera.lt/en), A. Vienuolio g. 1, Vilnius;

Operetta in 3 acts, performed in Lithuanian; music director and conductor Julius Geniušas; director and choreographer Monika Wiesler (Austria); designer Eldor Renter (Estonia); chief chorus master Česlovas Radžiūnas;

Those who have once experienced effect of Lehar’s operettas will unmistakably recognise its Austro-Hungarian-French spirit. «The Merry Widow» has, for almost one hundred years now, broken box-office records, receiving over 250 000 performances in 25 different languages all over the world, as well as countless recordings, films and television features. Although repeatedly staged at the music theatres in Kaunas (where it has received a total of 6 productions) and Klaipėda, the operetta aims at the LNOBT stage for the first time.

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