Friday, July 27:
21:30 November 11 Waterfront. All night disco with stars of Russian show business: A-Studio, Potap and Nastya, Vera Brezhneva, Ivan Dorn, Elka, Nyusha, Ani Lorak, Polina Gagarina, Irina Dubtsova, Jamala, Dominic Joker, Timur Rodrigez and other notable artists performing the best dance songs. Special guest – Timati.
Aija Zariņa’s solo exhibition «Tēvs» (Father) of at the Latvian National Museum of Art. This project is set from the perspective of different viewpoints. The project will focus on the different and important viewpoint of the leader of society – the father. The exhibition will be displayed in the form of similarity.
Magic Sand Riga 2012 sand sculpture park at the AB Dam. Visitors will be able to take a look at sand sculptures made by the leading artists, as well as try themselves in this interesting craft. There is also a bureau located nearby. This bureau will be of particular interest to those who wish to work out on the fresh air in summer.
18:45, Dzintari concert hall. Konstantin Meladze’s concert (part of the New Wave). Joseph Kobzon, both Valery and Konstantin Meladze, Grigory Leps, Alsu, A-Studio, VIA Gra, Diskoteka Avariya, Laima Vaikule, Dima Bilan, Intars Busulis, Valeriya and other famous Russian singers will take part in the concert. The conclusion of the concert will be followed by MUZ-TV night disco.
Cesis holds the Cesis 2012 art festival. The full program of events can be seen here www.cesufestival.lv.
19:00, Sigulda castle ruins concert state – the III Blues festival in Sigulda. The three hour concert will feature The Blues Explosion from Italy and American singers.
Saturday, July 28:
15:00 Mežaparks stage: popular music and culture festival Pestivāls. 13 bands and solo performers from USA, England, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia will meet on one big stage.
10:00 Jurmala City Museum: the international cat exhibition Cat Wave 2012. Lovable furry animals from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia will take part.
18:45 Dzintari concert hall: New Wave. Song premier day. Contestants will cheer the audience with songs written specifically for the New Wave contest, as well as Raimonds Pauls, Stass Mikhailov, Timati, A-Studio, Leonid Agutin, Irina Dubtsova and other popular performers. The day’s special guest – Lara Fabian.
15:00, the old warehouse near the Cesis railway stations, Movie-stop of the Time Machine: Rest. The event compiles a movie chronicle that depicts the leisure of an ordinary Soviet working man, his entertainment and strength recovery opportunities during his vacation, holiday celebration culture and many other ways a man can forget about routine things.
Cesis New Castle: Pirelly calendar 2012. During the next three weeks, Cesis city residents or guests will have a unique opportunity to take a look at the masterpiece of photography created by the Italian photographer Mario Sorenti – the 2012 calendar Ekstāze (ecstasy).
Sunday, July 29:
18:00, Arena Riga: Sting performing. Along with Sting himself there will also be his long-time colleague guitar player Dominic Miller, drummer Vinnie Colauita, keyboard player David Sancious, violin player Peter Tickell and vocalist Jo Lawry.
12:00 Dzintari Mežaparks, children’s morning Riti raiti valodiņa. Fairy tale heroes help children in different game, sports and song workshops to learn Latvian, Russian and English languages.
18:45 Dzintari concert hall: New Wave. Gala concert and award ceremony. Special guests – Nelly Furtado and Sumi Jo.
22:00 Cesu castle courtyard, Valentina Freimane’s movie program of Italian cinema classics. Roma – atklāta pilsēta / Roma cittá apertá / Rome – an open city, Director Roberto Roselinni (1945).
Cesis, the IV Cesis Cycling Marathon. Registration for the marathon has already begun.
11:00, Sigulda New Castle garden, Summer music concert cycle of Beethoven and Sigulda Concert – Musical Breakfast. Musical Breakfast visitors will be welcomed by young, but experienced stage artists – cellist Valters Pūce and pianist Artūrs Cingujevs.
The entire program of events is offered by tourism portal Travelnews.lv.