BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during June 20 to June 26.
Clay Workshop «Molinės»; Downtown Forest Hostel and Camping, Paupio g. 31A, Vilnius;
Everybody, who likes or wants to try creation of clay, is invited to «Mõlinės» – clay workshops by the rhythm of music in charismatic Vilnius district – Užupis, in the terrace of Hostel Downtown Forest. During «Molinės» we will take part in clay modeling workshops, hear clay stories, see prehistoric pottery pit-firing in the nearby located park, enjoy Post-Folk music concert, and finally create a «Dream tree» from all our clay bells, made during the workshop. The event is free for all who like to create, improvise, discover. There will be activities for children and for adults, for advanced clay virtuosos and for the beginners. Kids can play in the green and a secure yard.
Summer Festival of Kairėnai; VU Botanical Garden in Kairėnai (www.botanikos-sodas.vu.lt), Kairėnų g. 43. Vilnius district;
The forth Kairėnai summer festival this year invites one to spend summer week-ends with the most beautiful music. Six summer concerts that are organised under the open sky by Geros muzikos ekspertai (Good music experts) and restaurant Aula shall present plait of various music genres – from rock to popular music.
June 21, 7 pm:
Maraca&His Latin Jazz All Stars Septet; Concert Hall «Compensa» (www.compensakoncertusale.lt/en), Kernavės g. 84. Vilnius;
The Fleeting Night of Jazz presents Orlando Valle Maraca (flute, group leader, arranger), Steve Turre (trombone, Conch shells), Robby Ameen (percussion), Mario Canonge (piano), Orlando Poleo (percussion), Felipe Cabrera (double bass), Tim Mayer (saxophone)
June 22-25-26, 2 pm:
Mysterious Catacombs in Vilnius; Starting point – Cathedral Belfry, Katedros a. 1, Vilnius;
The catacombs of Vilnius Old Town which are full of mysteries and miracles. One on the trip will discover the history, hidden by the run of the centuries, and get inspired by the spirit of antiquity. According to the legend, the underground city of Vilnius that was used by Lithuanian Grand Dukes as an emergency exit and as a secret dating place as well…Among the stops are the royal graves of Polish King and Lithuanian Grand Duke Ladislau Vasa, the last resting place of St. Casimir, the caretaker of Lithuania, canonized after a numerous miracles.
June 23, 8 pm:
The Book of Souls: World Tour 2016 by Iron Maiden; «Žalgiris» Arena, Mindaugo ave. 50, Kaunas;
Rock legends Iron Maiden, whose new studio double album The Book of Souls debuted in Lithuania will make a highly anticipated return to play at «Žalgiris» arena. Bruce comments: «We cannot wait to get back out on tour. Maiden thrive on touring and getting out to our fans, it’s also what we enjoy most. When we start in the USA in late February it will be 19 months since our last show at Sonisphere in the UK so we are raring to go. It will be a great feeling to get back on stage especially as we haven’t played for so long.»
June 24, 1 pm:
Joninės ritual; Open Air Museum of Lithuania (www.llbm.lt/en), L. Lekavičiaus g. 2 Rumšiškės, Kaišiadorių district;
The Open-Air Museum of Lithuania invites everyone to get together on June 24 and recall the old customs of the Bonfires of Saint John (Lith. Joninės). Experience the ritualistic magic of water, plant gathering and sorcery. Divine the future by flowers and wreaths, pay respect to the fire, enjoy St. John’s greetings and try your luck on the St. John’s quiz! And, as it is bad manners to come to the Saint John’s festival empty-handed, Janė will take care of everything! There will be a lot of dancing, singing along with the musical bands, playing, jumping over bonfires and horse-drawn carriage rides…
Žvejų Šventė (Anglers’ Festival), Cruise Ship Terminal, Klaipėda;
The International Fisherman Day is going to be a blast with a dozen famous Lithuanian bands about to descend in the seaport city. The best cuisine prepared by fishermen and fish chooks will be offered for the visitors.