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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. New Circus Weekend’16

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during September 5-11.

September 5-11:

Exhibition «Drauge / Рaзам» (Paroda «Kartu»); Gallery «Arka», Aušros Vartų g. 7, Vilnius;

Lithuanian Artists‘Association gallery «Arka» (Vilnius) and The National Centre of Contemporary Arts (Minsk)

invite everyone to attend the opening of the exhibition. The sponsors of the exhibition are Lithuanian Artists‘ Association, Belorussian Embassy in Lithuania and Lithuanian Embassy in Belorussia.

September 6-11:

New Circus Weekend’16 («Naujojo cirko savaitgalis»); Arts Printing House (, Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius;

The new circus will settle under the roof of Printing House already for the eleventh time, which has not only something to show, but also something to tell, which will be able not only to cheer up, but will encourage to think over something. On September 6, performers Natalie Good (Tight-Wire), William Thomas (acrobatics), Jérémy Manche (music), part of the troupe «Cie BAM», will show three circus acts, involving a solo on the wire, a solo and a duet acrobatics performed by two circus performers.

September 7, 6.30 pm:

Spanish film «Hard Times» (Filmas «Sunkūs laikai»); Cinema Theatre «Pasaka» (ūs-laikai), Šv. Ignoto g. 4/3, Vilnius;

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain invites one to the screening of the Spanish film of Manuel Martín Cuenca «Hard Times», part of the cinema cycle «In Spanish.» All the films of the cinema cycle are screened with English subtitles.

September 8-11:

Šiauliai City Days («Šiaulių dienos»); main streets and sqaures of Šiauliai City;

As Lithuania’s fourth -largest city Šiauliai is celebrating its 780th anniversary, the city’s squares and streets will be turned into merry fairs and sport courts for most of the week.

September 8-11:

Science Festival «Spaceship Earth» (Mokslo festivalis «Kosminis laivas Žemė»); various venues;

Lithuanian high schools, high technology companies, other innovative business companies invite to the new scientific centres in Saulėtekis (National physical and technology scientific centre and VU Life sciences centre) to try the newest technologies, participate in experiments. Lectures and interactive events, about 300 of them, are adapted to visitors of various age. With the help of the Italian Culture Institute in Vilnius, this year the programme of Science festival will be implemented by even five lectures of famous Italian scientists.

September 8-11:

Early years’ film festival «Pirmoji Banga» («Ankstyvojo kino festivalis»); cinema centre «Romuva», Laisvės al. 54, Kaunas;

If you are fond of the white-and-black soundless rolling of the film tape, then the festival in Kaunas definitely awaits you with the best crop of the early XX century’s British and American films;

September 9, 10 am:

Extreme sport film and experimental film festival «EKS FEST» («Ekstremalaus sporto filmu ir eksperimentinio filmo festivalis»); Largo Art Studio, Savanorių ave. 64, Kaunas;

This is the first time that this kind of festival is organized in Lithuania. Lots of extreme sports videos turned into films will be shown for the film goers in non-conventional formats and spaces;

September 9, 9 am:

Kaunas City Fair «Autumn 2016» («Kauno rudens mugė»); Laisvės ave., Kaunas;

Kaunas Fair «Autumn 2016» in the city’s main promenade will be bustling with traditional crafts, gastronomic heritage of Lithuania and participant guests, authentic and contemporary music, dances, games and diverse cultural programme will encourage the interest in history, traditions, learning about the contemporary cultural expression forms. Everybody will be able to enjoy the cultural events: concerts, poetry readings, open air cinema.

September 9-10:

Vilnius Gallery Weekend; various venues;

Contemporary art comes back from vacation in the Vilnius Art Gallery which opens the doors of galleries and art spaces for Vilnius residents and guests. The renewed spaces emanate the spirit of Vilnius, while others mark the historic development of Vilnius districts or separate buildings. They embody metabolism of new ideas and social connections, especially when the exhibition openings gather city residents and guests from different walks of life.

September 9-11:

Exhibition «Sing me to sleep» (Paroda «Padainuok man labanakt»); National Gallery of Art (, Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius;

An international artistic collaboration between homeless and poor people that is about to be opened at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius has already created a buzz. This Lithuanian-British art project 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 9-11:

Festival «Now Japan 2016» (Festivalis «Dabar Japonija 2016»); Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (, Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;

Festival «Now Japan 2016», a festival of traditional and contemporary Japanese and East Asian culture, is back in Vilnius. This autumn, for the eighth time in a row, it will bring tons of extraordinary and unforgettable experience, covering the intrigue of nowadays Japan on a tremendously large scope. This year, festival’s program gives special attention to families and the activities for family leisure time.

September 10, 5 pm:

Klaipeda Gallery Days («Klaipėdos galerijos dienos»); gallery «Si:said», Daržų g. 18, Klaipėda;

The event comprising of 17 different exhibitions throughout the city will show the best works of contemporary and traditional art by the seaport’s best artists;

September 10, 8 pm:

Nickelback Band Concert; Kaunas Žalgiris arena; Karaliaus Mindaugo ave. 50, Kaunas;

Nickelback, a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada and composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair, is to throw out a single concert in Lithuania, its second-largest city Kaunas.

September 11, noon:

Performance for children «Little Dinosaur’s Story» (Vaidinimas vaikams «Mažo dinozauro pasakojimas»); Raganiukės Theatre (, S. Stanevičiaus g. 24, Vilnius;

Performance is dedicated to present the book «Little Dinosaur’s Story.» The performance is full of funny situations and is dedicated for the youngest theatrical audience. The young onlookers will see what an unexpected treasure is found by sisters Milda and Matilda, and what adventures the new pet of sisters will experience.

September 11, noon:

St. James Sacred Music Festival («Religinės muzikos festival»); Church of St. Philip and St. Jacob, Vasario 16-osios g. 11, Vilnius;

State concert choir «Vilnius and brothers Dominicans» has been organizing Saint James sacred choral music festival since 2011. The aim of the festival is to foster educational and cultural mission by popularizing sacred choral music. The festival has become an attractive and inseparable part of the cultural life and for the fourth year in a row it is attracting more and more art lovers and cultural promoters from around the world.

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