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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Kaziukas Fair in Vilnius and Klaipėda

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between February 29 and March 6.

February 29- March 6:

Exhibition «Painter Wanderer» (Paroda «Dailininkas Klajotojas») by painter Vladas Eidukevičius, Vilnius Picture Gallery (http://www.ldm.lt/en/), Didžioji g. 4, Vilnius;

Exhibition «Painter Wanderer» is dedicated to 125th birth anniversary of Vladas Eidukevičius. He lived in 1891–1941 and is one of the most famous interwar Lithuanian painters whose creation is like a bridge between classic and modern painting. Visitors are presented with more than 100 works of the artist. Apart from paintings exhibited in the previous exhibitions, newly purchased by museums works are exhibited, also works from private collections of Rolandas Valiūnas and Algimantas Miškinis.

February 29- March 6, 11am- 7pm:

Exhibition «Man with the Face of Sauka» (Paroda «Žmogus su Saukos veidu»), National Gallery of Art (http://www.ndg.lt/en.aspx), Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius;

The painting exhibition of Šarūnas Sauka «Man with the face of Sauka» has been an instant hit with thousands of art lovers in the country. More than 100 works created in the period 1978-2015 are shown in the exhibition. For the first time, apart from paintings on linen, the audience is presented with precisely painted grass objects. Man with the face of Sauka is the central figure of this exhibition, and he watches us from many pictures…

February 29 – March 6:

Exhibition «Invitation to a Ball 1915-2015» (Paroda «Pakvietimas į Pokylį»), Museum of Applied Art (http://www.ldm.lt/en/), Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius;

The exhibition dispays 100 best evening dresses from Alexander Vasiljev collection. According to Alexander Vasilijev, «What there may be more romantic and what should be craved more than an invitation to a ball? During the last century, hundreds of designers and tailors tried to satisfy the taste of the most demanding customers by creating this unique clothing of high fashion – an evening dress that has always charmed…»

March 2, 7 pm:

Vocal music concert to mark the Year of Shakespeare (Koncertas paminėti Šekspyro metus), Lithuanian National Philharmonic (http://www.filharmonija.lt/en/home.html), Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius;

Two young musicians – Tadas Girininkas (bass) and Justas Šervenikas (piano) – dedicate tonight’s chamber music concert to the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, the England’s greatest playwright and poet. Concert programme offers vocal cycles by five composers who employed texts by Shakespeare and other English poets. These challenging works are seldom performed in Lithuania.

March 3, 6 pm:

Jazz Quartet (Dziazo kvartetas), Night Club Nox, Maironio g. 9, Kaunas;

Neda Malunavičiūtė and Vytautas Labutis, the students of legendary Lithuanian jazz man Vladimir Čekasinas, are known for the authenticity and experimenting in jazz works, as well as the intimate relationship with the audience.

March 4-6:

Kaziukas Fair (Kaziuko Mugė), the Old Town, Vilnius;

Vilnius Old Town streets will be flooded with people attending annual Kaziukas Fair. It is abound with the attendance of folk artisans and craftsmen. The Kaziukas Fair attracts artists not only from the most remote Lithuanian places but also from neighboring countries. The festival of St. Casimir, the patron saint of Lithuanians, was born in the 17th century to whom this fair was dedicated to in the 19th century. It is another of the most remarkable calendar festivals with century-old traditions.

March 4, 7 pm:

Concert by Monika Linkytė (Monikos Linkytės koncertas), St. Catherine‘s Church, Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;

Popular Lithuanian singer Monika Linkytė together with the string quintet will present an exceptional and especially for this concert created programme. The singer will sing not only her songs, but also world-famous hits. «The environment, the accompanying instruments, fortepiano and string instruments, oblige to perform ballads in a way to touch the soul of every listener; so I titled this concert «Music to soul», says the singer.

March 4, 6.30 pm:

Operetta «Šikšnosparnis» (Operetta «Bat»), Klaipėdos Valstybinis Muzikinis Teatras (http://www.klaipedosmuzikinis.lt/?lang=en), Danės g. 19, Klaipėda;

Operetta in 3 acts; libretto by Carl Haffner, Richard Gennee, Nikolaj Erdman, translation to Lithuanian by Antanas Drilinga;

«The Bat» is said to be the unsurpassable classic of Vienna operetta. Created by Strauss it became an easy, jolly, optimistic, nicely-costumed and brightly sounding musical comedy.

March 5, 7 pm:

Concert by Band «Gregorian»: «Masters of Chants» (Grupės «Gregorian» koncertas: «Giesmių meistrai»), Švyturio arena (http://svyturioarena.lt/events-en/?lang=en), Dubysos g. 10, Klaipėda;

«Gregorian», a German band, performs chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs. The band features both vocal harmony and instrumental accompaniment. Originally, Gregorian was conceived as a more pop-oriented group in the vein of Enigma. Now Gregorian will be visiting Lithuania;

March 5-6, 8 am- 5 pm:

Kaziukas Fair, Anikės Square in the Old City, Klaipėda;

Eye-catching handworks produced by dozen creative artisans and craftsmen will attract hundreds Klaipėdians to the old city.

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