BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between February 20 and February 26.
February 20, 8 pm:
Gregorian Masters of Chants (Bažnytinių giesmių meistrai); «Siemens» Arena (www.siemens-arena.com/en), Ozo g. 14, Vilnius;
The plainsong band «Gregorian» invites all fans of ecclesiastical music fans to a series of Masters of Chants concerts in Lithuania this month. The Final Chapter Tour is an opportunity to hear unique interpretations of pop and rock songs performed by popular choral virtuosos.
Oscar Week (Oskarų savaitė); film theatre «Cinamon» (Kino teatras «Cinamon»), Islandijos pr. 32, Kaunas;
If you have not attended the Oscar rewards ceremony in the United States, then you may want this week to swing by the film theatre «Cinamon», where the Oscar-winning films will be shown.
February 21, 5.30 pm:
Photo exhibition «Wake» (Foto paroda «Atlaidai»); Gallery «Kaunas Photography Gallery» (Kauno Fotografijos galerija), Rotušės a. 1, Kaunas;
The old black-and-white photos by the legendary photographer Romualdas Požerskis shall not leave anyone nonchalant. The photos emanate the spirit of the not-so-long past. Some of them will elicit a tongue-in-cheek expression, while the others may embarrass one.
February 21, 7 pm:
Dance performance «Ana Karenina» (Šokio vaidinimas «Ana Karenina»); Lithuanian National Drama Theatre (Lietuvos Nacionalinis Dramos Teatras) (www.teatras.lt/en), Gedimino pr. 4, Vilnius;
Choreographer – Anželika Cholina, stage designer – Marijus Jacovskis, sostume designer – Juozas Statkevičius.
L.Tolstoy’s «Anna Karenina» is one of the greatest novels ever written. The main character is Anna Karenina, a respectable Russian woman, who was forced to marry an older rich man. She does not hate her husband Alexei A. Karenin, but she doesn’t feel happiness either. One day while waiting for her brother Prince Stepan A. Oblonsky, in the train station she meets a young count Alexei K. Vronsky. Anna falls in love and cannot, as well as does not want to hide it. For a noble married woman to have a lover in 19th century Russia was acceptable, but to fall in love publically was strictly forbidden. Anna breaks all rules and her life starts to change drastically…
February 22, 7 pm:
Musical programme by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi (J. S. Bacho ir A. Vivaldžio muzikos koncertas) ; Lithuanian National Philharmonic (Lietuvos Nacionalinė Filharmonija) (www.filharmonija.lt/en), Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius;
Performers include ensemble «Musica Humana» and Vilnius State Choir;
The Festival’s second programme features instrumental and vocal music by two baroque patriarchs: J. S. Bach and A. Vivaldi. The programme combines various baroque music styles stemming from Italy, France and Germany.
Vilnius Book Fair 2017 (Vilniaus knygų mugė); Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (Parodų ir konferencijų centras «Litexpo») (www.litexpo.lt/en), Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;
Every year, the Vilnius Book Fair focuses on emigration. To be precise, how Lithuanians, who left their motherland by force or at their own will, are making the name of Lithuania famous in the world. The biggest book fair in the Baltic countries is expected to attract over 300 publishers, book traders, etc. and more than 60,000 visitors. Another thing that makes the Vilnius Book Fair so famous is the usually long and impressive list of its foreign guests, and the broad cultural programme. This year’s fair is not an exception.
Exhibition «Omano lobiai» (Paroda «Omano lobiai»); Vilnius Town Hall (Vilniaus Rotušė) (www.vilniausrotuse.lt/en), Didžioji g. 31, Vilnius;
The photo exhibition of famous Omani photographers opened in the town hall of Vilnius reveals Oman’s culture, traditions and present-time images.
Photography Exhibition «India and Nepal: Love and Dream» (Fotografijos paroda «Indija ir Nepalas: meilė ir svajonė»); Energy and Technology Museum (Energetikos ir Technologijų muziejus), Rinktinės g. 2, Vilnius;
The motley of Asia will be presented by the famous Lithuanian travellers, Laurynas Sužiedėlis and Vaida Simonavičiūtė, who have spent quite some time photographing India and Nepal before arranging the unique exhibition.
February 24, 7 pm:
Excursion «Ghosts of Kaunas Old City» (Ekskursija «Kauno senamiesčio vaiduokliai»); Kaunas Castle (Kauno pilis), Pilies g. 17, Kaunas;
If you believe in anathema and haunting, you better skip the excursion that will take to the places where ghosts appear.
February 25, 11 am- 6 pm:
Shrovetide Fiesta (Užgavėnių šventė); the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Lietuvos valdovų rūmai) (www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;
The historic Shrovetide traditions will be reminded in the residence of the Grand Dukes, where the Shrovetide carnival invites all for the celebration of the coming spring. The visitors shall be amused by stilt-walkers and jester, Maids of honour and Herold and so on.
February 26, 1- 7 pm:
Shrovetides (Užgavėnės); Teatro a. 1 (Theatre square), Klaipėda;
The cheerful event will bring much joy both to the littlest and adults and the message the organisers have for all is this: come over to chase away the remnants of winter and welcome spring around the corner.