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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Mushroom Gathering and Culinary Fiesta in Varėna

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week from September 19 to 25.

September 19-25:

Algirdas Taurinskas Exhibition «Mano gamta» (Paroda «My nature»); A Art Gallery, Turgaus a. 9, Klaipėda;

The paintings by Klaipėdian painter Algirdas Taurinskas mesmerize with their exquisite uniqueness and emanate spirituality and calmness that permeate every visitor’s soul;

September 19, 7 pm:

Performance «Don Quixote and The Baroque Dance» (Vaidinimas «Don Kichotas ir baroko šokis»), part of International Early Music Festival «Banchetto Musicale» (Tarptautinis ankstyvosios muzikos festivalis), The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;

The early music festival Banchetto Musicale is welcoming one with a rich menu of new ideas, extraordinary programs of music and dance and top performers. The Spanish ensemble «La Ritirata» sought inspiration for their program from the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, which along with Shakespeare is being commemorated this year. His timeless literary masterpiece Don Quixote is surely known to all. Baroque composers are no exception: this concert’s program features numerous episodes from the hidalgo’s life.

September 19-25:

Jonas Mekas. 365 Day Project (Trijų šimtai šešiasdešimt penkių dienų projektas); Jonas Mekas Visual Art Center (www.mekas.lt), Malūnų g. 8, Vilnius;

Jonas Mekas is undoubtedly one of the greatest film camera virtuosos of the 20th and 21th centuries.  The artist also doesn’t shy away from using a video camera, which during an entire 2007, «wrote» Jonas’ diary with entries about everyday events.  Each day’s video diary entry became a month’s worth and finally, a subjective video chronicle of an entire year… The recorded images in the «right here and now» video diary are intertwined with archival film photo clips, reminiscences, dreams, poetry…

September 19-25:

Photo exhibition (Fotografijos paroda) «Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis and Vilnius»;

K. Čiurlionio House (http://www.mkcnamai.lt/en), Savičiaus g. 11, Vilnius;

K. Čiurlionis House is inviting to attend the photographic exhibition by photography artist Stanislovas Žvirgždas. Reliable historical sources indicate about fourty places in Vilnius City having been associated with the artistic activity of M. K. Čiurlionis. Here he studied the Lithuanian language under the tutorship of Sofija Kymantaitė, at her home, had his photos taken (the famous picture of him was developed in S. F. Fleury photo atelier which was situated near M. K. Čiurlionis’ home in Vilnius), played music, participated in meetings, had his paintings framed, etc.

September 19-25:

Exhibition «Sing me to Sleep» (Paroda «Padainuok man labanakt»); National Gallery of Art (http://www.ndg.lt/en.aspx), Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius;

An international artistic collaboration between homeless and poor people is a Lithuanian-British art project that began in both Vilnius and Manchester in November 2015. People who face poverty and homelessness worked with professional artists to take a transformative journey, exploring the tangled forests of fairytale, childhood and their current life…

September 22-24:

International Folklore Festival «Suklegos» (Tarptautinis folkoro festivalis); «Romuva» Cinema Theatre, Laisvės al. 54, Kaunas;

The International festival of traditional and modern folklore «Suklegos» is an attempt to gather in one place stylistically diverse musical projects that are based on folklore and traditional culture. On the festival stage there performed musicians from Hungary, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria, the United States, Poland, Belgium etc. The music presented at the festival is described as intellectual folklore, post-folklore, folk jazz, modern folk, world music, new age.

September 22-25:

Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (Vilniaus dokumentinių filmų festivalis); Vilnius cinema theatres;

Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (VDFF) is an international documentary film festival launched in 2004 in Lithuania, and is the oldest documentary film platform in the Baltics. The festival has continually supported the diversity of creative documentaries by composing rich and captivating program. In this year’s retrospective the audience will have a chance to discover films by Czech filmmaker Helena Třeštíková.

September 21-25:

Concert «Classics in the 21st Century» (Koncertas «Klasika 21-ajame amžiuje»);Vaidila Theather, A. Jakšto g. 9, Vilnius;

The project of classical music «Vaidila Classics» will fill up the space of Vaidila Theater with the tunes of the best Classic melodies by a well-known and high-talented pianist Darius Mažintas.

September 23, noon:

VII International Children Folklore Festival «Balts‘embroidery 2016» (VIII tarptautinis vaikų folkloro festivalis «Baltų raštai-2016»); Kaunas Ethnic Culture Centre, A. Jakšto g. 18, Kaunas;

Hundreds of dexterous artisans able to turn a sheet of linen into the finest piece of embroidery will swarm the centre for the eighth time;

September 24, noon-2.30 pm:

Police Day; Kaunas Castle (Pilies g. 17) and Kaunas City Hall (Rotušės a. 15), Kaunas;

Hundreds of Kaunas police force will show off the skills and the ammunition they use to ensure the safety of Kaunas residents;

September 24, 7 pm:

Fireworks Festival «Vilnius Fireworks 2016» (Fejerverkų festivalis «Vilnius fejerverkai 2016»); Vingio Park Stage, M. K. Čiurlionio g. 100, Vilnius;

The only one in Lithuanian fireworks festival will fill the capital city with spectacular fireworks colours and patterns. Three pyro-technicians teams- Storm Artifices (France), Ilbjerg FyrværkeriFabrik (Denmark), PYRO 2000 (England) – will be participating in the festival’s competition programme. Evening will be crowned with demo show performed by Lithuanian pyrotechnics and fireworks professionals.

September 24, 7 am- midnight:

Mushroom Gathering Competition and Culinary Fiesta; Town of Varėna in southern Lithuania;

Hundreds of avid mushroom collectors will wade into the lush forests nearby the town of Varėna for the trophy-winning boletus or chanterelles. If you are not into the sportive competition, you’ll definitely enjoy the Lithuanian cuisine in the open-air market in the pine aroma wafting park in central Varėna.

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