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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during February 27– March 5.

March 1, 7 pm:

Exhibition «Vilnius is still Jerusalem of Lithuania» (Paroda «Vilnius vis dar yra Lietuvos Jeruzalė»); Gallery «Šofar» (Galerija «Šofar») (www.jewishcenter.lt.en), Mėsinių g. 3A, Vilnius;

The stained glass art exhibition by Monika Grikstaitė shall fascinate the visitors by the depth of creative thought and the marvellous pieces of art. More information: jewishcenter.lt/galerija-sofar

February 27- March 5:

Photo exhibition «Wake» (Foto paroda «Atlaidai»); Gallery «Kaunas Photography Gallery» (Kauno Fotografijos galerija), Rotušės a. 1, Kaunas;

The old black-and-white photos by the legendary photographer Romualdas Požerskis shall not leave anyone nonchalant. The photos emanate the spirit of the not-so-long past. Some of them will elicit a tongue-in-cheek expression, while the others may embarrass one.

March 3, 6 pm:

Concert «The Young Talents are Leading the Band» (Koncertas «Diriguoja jaunieji»); Kaunas State Philharmonic (Kauno valstybinė filharmonija) (www.kaunofilharmonija.lt/en), L. Sapiegos g. 5, Kaunas;

The Kaunas City State Symphonic Orchestra continues its annual project showcasing brilliant talents of the young generation. This year, the series of classic music concerts will introduce to young and very talented band leaders. Among the celebrities is Miran Vaupotic from Croatia.

March 3, 7 pm:

Concert «Romantic Violin» by Itamar Zorman (Koncertas «Romantiškasis smuikas»); Congress Hall (Kongresų rūmai) (www.lvso.lt/en), Vilniaus g. 6/16, Vilnius;

The soft and sensitive violin sounds by violin virtuoso Itamar Zorman do not leave anyone nonchalant. The talented musician was born in a family of musicians in Tel Aviv (Israel); he has already been noted not only for his faultless technique. Braveness of musical interpretation, rich sound colourful range, intensive emotional expression, and performance integrity – these are characteristics which made I. Zorman famous all around the world and opened him the doors of the world biggest concert halls.

March 3, 8 pm:

Grand Dance Music Show (Šokiu muzikos didydis šou); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgiris.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

Scooter, 2Unlimited and DJ Sash are ready to get the crowd swaying to the beats of the old good music and the modern rhythms.

March 3, 8 pm:

Concert «In the rhythms of blues» by Carribean’s Delgres band (Karibų grupės «Delgres» koncertas «Bliuzo ritme»); music club «Ramybė» (muzikos klubas «Ramybė»), Vytauto g. 35, Palanga;

This is where delta blues meets the Caribbean lament. Deep roots music. Intimate though universal. Sounds a bit like Ali Farka Toure, the Black keys…The music club will be definitely crammed with blues fans from all over…

March 4, 6 pm:

Opera«The Barber of Seville»(Spektaklis «Sevilijos kirpėjas»); Kaunas State Philharmonic (Kauno valstybinė filharmonija) (www.kaunofilharmonija.lt/en), L. Sapiegos g. 5, Kaunas;

The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution, is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s French comedy Le Barbier de Séville (1775). Rossini’s Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music. Even after two hundred years, it remains a popular work on the world’s all stages.

March 4, 7 pm:

Concert «Ave Sanctissima» (Koncertas Šv. Kazimierui paminėti); the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Lietuvos Valdovų Rūmai) (www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;

The concerts of the educational St. Casimir’s Festival of early liturgical music, «Ave Sanctissima», is dedicated this year to the Day of St. Casimir. The listeners shall be brought to the period of Jogaila, Steponas Batoras and Vasas, performed by the ensemble «Hildebrandt 1719». Not only liturgical music, but also free musical compositions on keyboards shall be performed.

March 4-5:

Francophonie Days (Prancūzų kalbos mylėtojų dienos); various Vilnius venues;

Francophones living here and in other countries shall meet during the events devoted to the French Language which unites 274 million of people worldwide and millions of people from 84 countries belonging to the International Francophonie organisation.

March 4-5:

Kaziukas Fair (Kaziuko mugė); Vilnius Old Town;

During the first weekend of March, the streets, squares and other expected and unexpected places shall be bustling with the visitors of traditional Kaziukas Fair. For three days, the vendor stalls shall lure one to stop by and the visitors’ eyes, ears, and hearts will be delighted by the children, students, and seniors performing at the concerts.

March 5, noon:

Performance for Children «The Three Little Piglets» (Vaidinimas vaikams «Trys maži paršiukai»); Vilnius Puppet Theatre «Lėlė» (Vilniaus lėlių teatras «Lėlė») (www.teatraslele.lt/en), Arklių g. 5, Vilnius;

In its last version of «The Three Little Pigs», the theatre offers a lively and musical, improvisational and entertaining performance – both for children and their parents. … Three comedians and the Ballerina – a little troupe of wandering performers – appear on the scene. They are going to show the audience a tale about three little pigs. However, the Sweeper bothers the artists with his flimsy ambitions of artist very much. But making efforts to bother the artists, he really helps them, and thus he finds his place in the life…

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