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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during April 18 and April 24

April 18-23:

Festival «Young Music»; various Vilnius venues;

 Lithuanian Composer Union’s festival «Young Music» particularly focuses on electronic and electro-acoustic music, having an aim to introduce the novelties in this field to Lithuanian audience of various ages.

April 18-24:

Pranas Domšaitis’ exhibition «Reality of Imagination»; Art Museum of Vytautas Kasiulis (http://www.ldm.lt/en/), A. Goštauto g. 1, Vilnius;

The retrospective exhibition of paintings of Pranas Domšaitis (1880-965) «Reality of Imagination»  presents oil paintings, aquarelles, pastels from the presented to Lithuania collection of P. Domšaitis from the Fund of Lithuanians (USA) and kept in the Lithuanian Arts Museum. The exhibited paintings reflect long creative way of the artist – from early creations to the last compositions. The selected landscapes of the European countries and South Africa, portraits, still life, figure compositions and painting with Bible motives are presented.

April 18-24:

Yusho Calligraphy Exhibition; Gallery of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO (www.unesco.lt), Šv. Jono g. 11, Vilnius;

Japan’s Yusho calligraphy was founded quite recently. Unlike traditional calligraphy, Yusho has unrestricted, free-style way of expressing letters which allows calligraphers to express the meaning of each Kanji characters more emotionally, and thus is a totally new calligraphy style. Kazutake Abe, the founder of Yusho calligraphy, has held more than 30 personal and group exhibitions in Japan and overseas.

April 18-24:

Budraitis’ Photo Exhibition «Sienos ir Žmonės» («Walls and People»), M Art Gallery, Senojo Turgaus g. 9, Klaipėda;

How to have a glimpse at the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, without ever visiting it? The best way is to visit the exhibition which has documented the scenery of Vilnius Old City, its monumental architecture and all the faces of passers-by…

April 21, 8 pm:

Donatas Montvydas Concert; Concert Hall «Compensa» (www.compensakoncertusale.lt), Kernavės g. 84, Vilnius;

Donatas Montvydas does not hide: «The autumn tour was skipped consciously so that I could prepare for the planned spring tour and finish what I started a year ago – album #BLCK.»  Great sound, songs and exceptional show decisions that singer fans have not seen yet – this all shall be presented in the only show in the venue.

April 22, 6 pm:

Actors Trio; Vaidila Theather, A. Jakšto g. 9, Vilnius;

Joined together in a singing trio the prominent Lithuanian actors – Kostas Smoriginas, Olegas Ditkovskis, Saulius Bareikis – became popular in an instant. Although they have not used or searched for any formula for success it becomes clear as soon as the performers appear on the stage. They are united by love to warm music playing and meaningful lyrics, therefore, each song of the group is like an unwritten letter…

April 23-24:

Open House Vilnius; various Vilnius venues, Lithuania;

The second event «Open House Vilnius» is an open architecture weekend that invites city dwellers and guests to get acquainted with modern and exceptional Vilnius architecture. During the weekend, 40 Vilnius buildings, which are usually closed or partly inaccessible to society, shall open their doors. The event aims to get Vilnius dwellers and guests acquainted with the unique architecture of their city.

April 23, 9 pm:

Folk band Jonis Concert; Pub- Music Club Juonė Pastogė, Aušros al. 31A, Kaunas;

If your are fond of folk music and want to see what the Lithuanian folk music and dances are like, then the concert by the famous folk band Jonis if definitely for you.

April 23, 2 pm:

National Festival «Šoki Trypki» («Dance and Stomp»), Tautos namai- Kauno kultūros centras, Vytauto g. 79/Kęstučio g. 1, Kaunas;

Over 25 folk groups from all over the country will swarm Tautos namai, inviting one to join for a dance and enjoy together the merry time;

April 23, 6 pm:

International Kaunas Children and Youth Sport Dance Festival «Kaunas Open 2016» (http://www.kaunasopen2016.lt/en/), Kaunas Sport Hall, Perkūno Alėja 5, Kaunas;

Dozen pairs from all over will be swaying graciously to the charming rhythms of music for and vying for the awards of the best dancers in four different categories;

April 25, 6 pm:

Kaunas Jazz Festival; Vienybės square, Kaunas;

The 26th Kaunas Jazz Festival is inviting for an entire week in the second-largest Lithuanian city, Kaunas, where the rhythms of jazz will be engulfing the onlookers; jazzmen from far as Israel will descend on the square to fire up both Kaunas residents and city guests;


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