BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during December 5-11.
Christmas in Trakai (Kalėdos Trakuose); the yard of Trakai Culture Palace (Trakų kultūros centro kiemas), Vytauto g. 69, Trakai;
For the sixth time, Trakai, a scenic town 25 kilometers away from Vilnius, has become the capital of Santa Claus with the town being immersed in the marathon of joy and festivities. Santa Clauses and Trakai Dwarf invite one to visit residence of Santa Claus, located in the yard of Trakai Culture Palace.
A Christmas Wonderland in the Bernardine Garden, formerly known as Sereikiškių parkas (Bernardinų sodai- Kalėdų stebuklų šalis), Vilnius;
The Bernadine Garden is one of the most relaxing serene and special spaces in Vilnius, and it’s become even more wonderful with Christmas in town. The entire park is lit up in Christmas lights, and the carousel is brought back to life for children and adults alike.
Exhibition «Soviet Bus Stops» (Paroda «Sovietinės autobusų stotelės»); Vilnius Airport (www.vilnius-airport.lt/en), Rodūnios kelias 10A, Vilnius;
The exhibition is combining two photography series – Christopher Herwig’s Soviet Bus Stops and Nicolas Grospierre’s Lithuanian Bus Stops. The exhibition presents the two artists’ views of minor architecture in the ex-Soviet Union. Bus stops featuring in this exposition depict rich and extraordinary exterior and reveals changes in functionality and aesthetics in a time frame. Christopher Herwig, in his photographs, captures the most interesting examples of minor architecture in the Soviet past.
Exhibition «(In)Visible Dreams and Streams» (Paroda «(Ne) Matomos svajonės ir tėkmės»); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) (Šiuolaikinio meno centras) (www.cac.lt/en), Vokiečių g. 2, Vilnius;
The idea to create this exhibition was born in connection with the 25th anniversary of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, celebrated in 2016. The project aims to highlight the recent and current processes of the cooperation among the artists and culture operators in the Nordic-Baltic region.
December 7-11, 7 pm:
Psycho-cinematic -theatrical performance «Psycho» (Psichokinoteatrinis vaidinimas «Psycho»); «Post» gallery («Post» galerija), Laisvės al. 51a, Kaunas;
Like in the films, the extraordinary director Gintarė Minelgaitė’s performance interconnects highly charged psychological drama with the features of cinema and theatre in a performance that aims to reflect the reality that a human being is in now…
December 9, 6 pm:
Mantas Jankavičius Concert «In One Show» (Mantos Jankavičiaus koncertas), «Švyturys» arena («Švyturio» arena) (www.svyturioarena.lt/?lang=en); Dubysos g. 10, Klaipėda;
One of the brightest stars of Lithuanian music, Mantas Jankavičius, is about to throw a memorable concert which will take the onlookers to the endless journey through time and space…
December 10, 6 pm:
Songs and Ballads by maestro Ovidijus Vyšniauskas (Ovidijaus Vyšniausko dainos ir baladės); St. Catherine‘s Church (Šventosios Katerinos bažnyčia), Vilniaus g. 30, Vilnius;
Ovydijus Vyšniauskas, who is often called Lithuania’s Joe Cocker, will mesmerise his fans with an evening concert of well-known songs and dreamy ballads. Fans can always expect from him meaningful lyrics, romantic atmosphere, quality music and unique voice.
December 10, 7 pm:
Rock Opera «Jūratė ir Kastytis» (Roko opera «Jūratė ir Kastytis»); «Žalgiris» Arena (www.zalgirioarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;
The central event hall of Kaunas, the second-largest Lithuanian city, will rock and roll with the exquisite Lithuanian fairytale about the love-smitten Jūrate and Kastytis having been reshaped in a rock opera; some of the brightest Lithuanian performers act in the all-talk-about opera;
December 11, 4 pm:
Performance «William Shakespeare. Timon» (Spektaklis «Viljamas Šekspyras. Timonas»); the Small Hall of Lithuanian National Drama Theatre (Lietuvos nacionalinio dramos teatro mažieji rūmai) (http://www.teatras.lt/en), Gedimino pr. 4 (entrance from Odminių g.), Vilnius;
The play delves into the issues of money and personal gain; it questions the nature of human relations and whether they can only be driven by pragmatic needs. Yet to some, this play is mostly about a quest for universal eternal love, it is a tale of a person breaking free from money and the world turning around it. Timon is an archetypal story about the world of today, the myth of dependence, freedom and love…
December 11, 6 pm:
Piano Concert by Fali Pavri and Petras Geniušas (Fali Pavri ir Petro Geniušo koncertas); Vaidila Theatre (Vaidilos teatras), A. Jakšto g. 9, Vilnius;
Born and brought up in India, Fali Pavri now enjoys a busy and varied international career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. As a remarkably versatile pianist, he is a member of the recently-founded Rembrandt Piano Trio and performs in an exciting duo with his wife, the cellist Naomi Boole-Masterson. An enthusiastic proponent of contemporary music, he has given world premieres of works by many distinguished composers, including Giles Swayne, Howard Skempton, Vera Stanojevic, William Sweeney, Joshua Feinberg and Mei-Fang Lin.