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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between May 15 and 21.

May 15-21:

Festival «Druskomanija 2017», various Vilnius venues;

«Druskomanija» is the oldest festival of contemporary music in Lithuania. It has a unique historical value and forms a very distinctive niche for creative expression of young composers. This annual new music event is organised by the Young Composers’ Section of Lithuanian Composers’ Union and people working with it;

May 15-21:

Poetry Festival «Poetry Spring 2017» («Poezijos pavasaris 2017»);

Organised by Lithuanian Writers’ Union and Writers’ Club, the festival invites to free events all over Vilnius. On noon of May 15, a commemorative plaque for the poet Kazys Bradūnas at Vilnius, Didžioji St. 13, will be unveiled. At 6 pm, an evening of poetry readings to mark the 100th Kazys Bradūnas’ birth anniversary will take place. On May 17, 2 pm, an hour of poetry in Lukiškės Prison will take place.

May 18-21:

Festival «Harlem 2017»; Lindyhop.lt Club, Geležinkelio g. 6, Vilnius;

The international traditional jazz dance & music festival «Harlem 2017» is again bringing the raging joy of jazz era to Vilnius ballrooms, clubs and streets. One is invited to come on and take a time machine back to the 1930s.Three days and 4 nights of hot jazz music, fancy performances and crazy social dancing will be worth remembering.

May 15-21:

International Contemporary Dance Festival «New Baltics Dance 2017» («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.

May 15-21:

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 19, 7 pm – midnight:

Night at Museum 2017 (Muziejų naktis 2017); Trakai Island Castle (Trakų salos pilis) (www.trakaimuziejus.lt/en/), Karaimų g. 43C, Trakai;

The event will start in the Great Courtyard of the Trakai Island Castle with medieval dances at 7 pm. At the same time, the opening of the exhibition ‘Puppets act at the Trakai Castle’ will take place. From 7 pm to 11 pm, the workshops of ancient crafts and educational activities scattered all over the island will lure the participants. At 10 pm, the concert of «Ugniavijas» band invites all and the event’s culmination promises to be dances with the fire at 10.40 pm.

May 19-21:

Festival- Exhibition «Flora Expo LT 2017» (Festivalis – paroda «Flora EXPO LT 2017»); Nemuno Sala, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50A, Kaunas;

The floral festival-exhibition will combine tons of blooms, musical rhythms and plenty of the floral industry’s people willing to share with the attendeeds their experiences, stories and a lot more.

May 20:

Street Music Day (Gatvės muzikos diena); Lithuanian towns’ central squares;

Street Music Day is the event which unites all who speak the world’s most universal language – the language of music. In response to the invitation from musician and actor Andrius Mamontovas, professional and amateur musicians flood into the streets, yards, parks and squares of Vilnius. Armed with a variety of musical instruments, they play rock, classics, jazz, avant-garde and folklore and beat African rhythms. On this day all Lithuanian cities and towns engage into the fest of free creation and socialising between musicians and the public.

May 20, 7 pm:

Patricia Kaas Concert (Patricijos Kaas koncertas); «Žalgiris» arena (www.kaunozalgiris.lt.en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

The icon of music, Patricia Kaas, needs not an introduction. With 30 years of glorious career and nine albums behind the belt, the French singer will croon now to the Kaunas crowd, who fill up the city’s main hall up to the brink.

May 20, 7 pm:

«Griot Blues» Concert (U.S.-Mali); Ramybė Club, Vytauto g. 35, Palanga;

It‘s a story of two wonderful musicians who met in the remote land of Lithuania. Encouraged by a local entrepreneur Jay, they recorded an album. Magic happened. Baba Sissoko doesn’t speak English and Mighty Mo Rodgers speaks neither French nor Italian. But who cares about language when the connection is the universal language of…music! «Griot Blues» was born from the depths of the human soul, where limits disappear. And where the American Blues musician felt his African roots and the African Griot storyteller welcomed the Blues…back home.

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