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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week from May 8 to 14.

May 8-14:

Exhibition «Roundabout Baltic»(Paroda «Aplink Baltiją»); Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Taikomosios dailės ir dizaino muziejus) (www.ldm.lt/en), Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius;

The international exhibition will visit Vilnius for the very first time and is co-organized by the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Polish Institute in Vilnius and the Museum of Applied Arts and Design in Vilnius. As part of Design Week Lithuania 2017, the exhibition will  present objects created in eight countries connected by the coastline of the Baltic Sea. It portrays the visual connection between the designers, their work and the seaside landscape etched into their creative sensitivity through design, usable and decorative objects.

May 8-14:

Novus Music Incubator 2017 (Novus Muzikos Inkubatorius); Arts Factory «Loftas» (Menų fabrikas «Loftas») (www.menufabrikas.lt/en), Švitrigailos g. 29, Vilnius;

Novus Music Incubator is mature, more curious, and international as never before. The project continues searching for new talents and provides an opportunity for musicians to perform on the professional stage.

May 9-13:

«Rainbow Days 2017- Celebrate Diversity» (Vaivorykštės dienos 2017); various venues in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda;

This year, the «Rainbow Days» festival, organized by the National LGBT rights organization LGL,

in Vilnius will start on May 9, 6 pm with the discussion in the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University on the necessity to legalize civil partnerships in Lithuania.

On May 12, 5 pm,supporters of LGBT community will gather for a reception in the Vilnius City Town Hall, where the brightest activists will be awarded for their contributions to LGBT causes. On May 13, 11 am, the rainbow bus will start its journey through the streets of central Vilnius. On May 13, 8 pm, the «Rainbow Days» invites one to the Eurovision party to be held in the jazz bar «Paviljonas», where the drag queen LaDiva Live (France) and Okeanidė (Lithuania) will perform.

May 10, 7 pm:

Festival «Guitar Fiesta 2017» («Gitaros fiesta 2017»); Vilnius Town Hall (Vilniaus rotušė) (www.vilniausrotuse.lt/en), Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius;

«Guitars fiesta» is for guitar lovers and for those who feel passion for guitar sounds. The festival will focus on ensemble music. On May 10, 7 pm, young talent duo Augustas and Algirdas Leonardas Poškai, violinist Zbignevas Levickis and guitar magician Tomas Varnagiris with soulful songs duo Martynas Kuliavas and Ilona Balsytė will open the festival. They will be joined later by«Vilnius Guitar Trio» (Artūras Chalikovas, Gintaras Šulinskas, Andžej Zujevič), guitar player Algimantas Pauliukevičius, dancer Liucija Puidokaite and Virgilija Kimaite and the special festival guest, Igor Šošin from Belarus.

May 11-14:

Festival «Summer Terrace» (Festivalis «Vasaros terasa»), Vilniaus g. 39, Vilnius;

The two life-size ceramic cows in the yard of Vilnius Teacher Home will witness along the onlookers a raft of concerts with live DJ performing, a bustling flee market; vendors will offer delicious snacks, with all engaged in stimulating conversations in the welcoming atmosphere.

May 11-14:

«Gallery Weekend Kaunas 2017» (Meno galerijų savaitgalis «Kaunas 2017»); various Kaunas venues;

The weekend aims to connect the second-largest Lithuanian city Kaunas’ cultural hubs through a single event, «Gallery Weekend Kaunas 2017». The event will start on May 11, 3.30 pm at cinema theatre «Neringa» (Tilžės g. 20) with the photography exhibition «Placebai». More information: www.galleryweekendkaunas.lt

May 11, 6 pm and 8pm:

Dance Performance-excursion «Travelling Churches. Klaipeda Transit Memel» (Šokio spektaklis – ekskursija «Keliaujančios bažnyčios. Klaipėda tranzit Memel»); Klaipeda Castle (Klaipėdos pilis), Pilies g. 4, Klaipėda;

The organizers of the event are going to combine the relating of the history of the city’s churches -note, to be told to each participant via an individual ear-piece – with the interpretations of contemporary dance to be displayed at the seaport’s places of interest, including the churches. The route will take one to the Klaipėda Castle, Theatre square, Tiltai street and the Old Market. The performance-excursion has claimed several outstanding rewards.

May 12-14:

International Contemporary Dance Festival «New Baltic Dance 2017» (Tarptautinis šiuolaikinio šokio festivalis «Naujasis Baltijos šokis 2017»); various venues;

During 20 years of its existence, the international contemporary dance festival «New Baltic Dance» has grown up into one of the main and most prestigious dance festivals in the Baltic Sea area. The event will commence on May 12, 6 pm in the main hall of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre with the appearance of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (pictured).

May 12, 11.30 am:

Street Food Festival «Open Kitchen» (Gatvės maisto festivalis «Atvira virtuvė»); on the island of the river Nemunas, in the vicinity of «Žalgiris» arena, Karaliaus Mindaugo g. 50, Kaunas;

The cuisines of different countries will be presented and the musicians representing all musical genres will be inviting all to enjoy the open-air fete of food and music.

May 13, 7 pm:

Rock Opera «Eglė» (premiere) (Roko opera «Eglė»); Congress Hall (Kongresų rūmai) (www.lvso.lt/en), Vilniaus g. 6/16, Vilnius;

Many nations have their epos, whose heroes are loved by the proud nation. Lithuania has an old and popular composition, the folk tale Eglė, žalčių karalienė (Queen of the Grass Snakes). It is thought that the origins of this fairy tale go back to Pre-Indo-European times. The plot of the tale is known to everybody; there are more than a hundred variations of it in folklore, and the plot has attracted dozens of classics of Lithuanian literature. Now, it has been turned into a rock opera.

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