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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between February 22 and February 28.

February 22, 8 pm:

Dima Bilan Concert, Compensa Concert Hall (www.compensakoncertusale.lt), Kernavės g. 84, Vilnius;

One of the most popular Russian singers, winner of many music awards Dima Bilan arrives to Lithuania with his new concert programme and will organise an impressive show in the concert hall «Compensa». The audience will hear the most popular hits of Dima Bilan, and, of course, compositions from his new album «Do not be silent» («Ne molchi»).

February 22- 28:

Exhibition of Medieval Fashion, Perkūno namas, Aleksoto g. 6, Kaunas;

The history of Middle Ages clothing provides details of the Sumptuary Laws and an overview of fashion through the ages of the period. The Sumptuary Laws distinguished seven social categories and made members of each class easily distinguished by their clothing. Now the clothing is displayed for the visitors of the exhibition;

February 22-28:

Rimantas Dichavicius’ Exhibition of Female Acts, Namų idėjų centras, Minijos g. 42, Klaipėda;

It is nudity, but far from lasciviousness. The exhibition by the famous Lithuanian photographer shows the beauty of woman’s body. It is a hymn to the maternity and the eternal circle of life;

February 22- 28, noon- 8 pm:

Exhibition of Recent Paintings from the United Kingdom, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) (www.cac.lt/en), Vokiečių g. 2, Vilnius;

A selection of recent works by fifteen British artists who demonstrate the richness and vigour of contemporary painting in the UK is presented now in Vilnius. The Painting Show includes works by Merlin Carpenter, Stuart Cumberland, Dexter Dalwood, Kaye Donachie, Michael Fullerton, Celia Hempton, Morag Keil, Fiona MacKay, Lucy McKenzie, Dawn Mellor, Alan Michael, Michael Simpson, Sue Tompkins, Neal Jones and Pádraig Timoney.

February 24, 7 pm:

Concert «In the light of Čiurlionis», Lithuanian National Philharmonic (http://www.filharmonija.lt/en/home.html), Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius;

Active for five decades, the Vilnius String Quartet earns accolades in Lithuania and abroad for their unique voice, cohesive ensemble, competent reading of music of diverse epochs and styles. The Quartet and pianist Rokas Zubovas present two opuses by contemporary Lithuanian composers Mindaugas Urbaitis and Remigijus Merkelys. Works, inspired by art of Čiurlionis, will be framed by the works of Haydn and Schubert.

February 25-28:

Music Hall, Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (http://www.litexpo.lt/en/home), Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;

For the second year Music hall will host the International Vilnius Book Fair. In this space, the brightest and the most active music creators, performers, publishers and concert organisers will present more than 40 live music concerts, more than 50 meetings with publishers and performers, more than 200 music creators and performers will be around…

February 25- 28:

Vilnius Book Fair, Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (http://www.litexpo.lt/en/home), Laisvės pr. 5 5, Vilnius;

The International Vilnius Book Fair has been visited by such stars of the literary and culture world as Alessandro Baricco, John Irving, Andrei Makine, Jostein Gaardner, Joanne Harris, Melvin Burgess, Sofi Oksanen, Yuri Slezkine, Mike Gayle, Etgar Keret, David Foenkinos, Tahir Shah, Alberto Angela, Colleen McCullough and many others. In 2016, the fair will be discussing the most popular books, most attractive characters to Lithuanian readers;

February 26, 6 pm:

Performance «Hamlet», Kaunas National Drama Theatre, Laisvės al. 71, Kaunas;

We’re in acute need of self-analysis, in order to understand our environment and the decisions we make about living. We may even need to nurture certain ‘paranoia’ in ourselves, in order to protect ourselves from making fundamental errors in understanding the world. The Hamlet question seems absurd to us at first. Our existence is so comfortable, and the future seems almost guaranteed. But actually the future is to be found inside each of us, and not in political slogans or commercial advertising…

February 26- 28:

Coffee Culture Days, Shopping and Leisure Centre «Panorama» (www.panorama.lt), Saltoniškių g. 9, Vilnius;

Coffee culture days are an event for people, seeking better quality of life, loving coffee and interested in coffee drinking culture. This event is also organised for the professionals, representing coffee market: coffee roasters, distributors, suppliers, producers and tasters. Competition of drawing by the milk foam will be among the fun activities in the coffee festival.

February 27, 9 pm:

Lemon Joy Concert, Club «Combo» (www.combo.lt), Raudonvario g. 107, Kaunas;

Since 1990s, band «Lemon Joy» is called one of the most well-known and scandalous Lithuanian bands. The band has put out six successful albums over the years and some of them became immediate hits.

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