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BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between May 2 and 7.

May 2-7:

Design Week Lithuania 2017 (Dizaino Savaitė Lietuva); venues in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Telšiai and Anykščiai (www.dizainosavaite.lt/en)

The event will take place for the 12th time in six different cities of Lithuania, with the association of Design Forum being the main organiser and representative of the festival in Vilnius city. In Kaunas city, design store «Interjero Erdvė» will coordinate all the activities of the festival. In Klaipėda city, this year we will have a new representative – creative incubator «Kultūros Fabrikas». In Šiauliai city as usually Lithuanian design store «Wãpsva/ LT» will take care of all the events. In Telšiai, collaboration with Telšiai faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts and Telšiai Gallery will continue. In the town of Anykščiai, recently opened arts’ incubator will be responsible for preparing annual design fiesta.

May 2-7:

Ceremony of the Trumpeter of Independence (Nepriklausomybės trimitininko cermonija); Cathedral Square (Katedros aikštė), Gedimino a. 1, Vilnius;

With less than a year left until the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Lithuanian independence, Vilnius has launched a daily commemorative ceremony. Every evening at 7.18 pm, the trumpet player, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre professor Laurynas Lapė and his students, will play the composition «Dear Lithuania» from the window of the Palace of Lithuania’s Grand Dukes.

May 2-7:

Novus Music Incubator 2017 (Novus Muzikos Inkubatorius); Arts Factory «Loftas» (Menų fabrikas «Loftas») (www.menufabrikas.lt/en), Švitrigailos g. 29, Vilnius;

After a greatly successful first year, Novus music incubator is back – more mature, more curious, and recently-turned-international, it’s now looking for the most exciting acts from the Baltic countries. This year Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians are going to compete for the best band title at Novus. Novus is a platform for young musicians, singers and bands. The project is searching for new talents and provides an opportunity for musicians to perform on the professional stage.

May 4, 6. 30 pm:

Ballet «Swan Lake» (Baletas «Gulbių ežeras»); Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Lietuvos Nacionalinis Operos ir Baletos Teatras) (www.opera.lt/en), A. Vienuolio g. 1, Vilnius;

Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev, conductors – Robertas Šervenikas, designer Viatcheslav Skunev (Russia);

It is for a century now that Swan Lake, this classical model of Russian ballet, has enjoyed legendary popularity on the repertoire lists of the world’s lyric theatres. Hardly a ballet company exists whose repertoire does not include a production of Swan Lake. There was hardly a time when Lithuanian Ballet did not have a Tchaikovsky ballet on its repertoire…

May 4, 8 pm:

Concert «Spring Bloom for Mother» (Koncertas «Pavasario žiedas mamai»); «Žalgiris» arena (www.zalgirisarena.lt/en), Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

As Lithuania is to celebrate Mother’s Day next Sunday, the concert is devoted for the dearest human in the world – the Mother. A popular radio station, «Lietus», now invites all to what promises to be a great experience of lyrics, sound and special effects. A set of AAA rating Lithuanian stage stars, including Inga Valinskienė, Džordana, Egidijus Sipavičius, Edmundas Kučinskas and many others will perform in the fully packed hall.

May 5, 8 pm:

Concert «The Best of 80S & 90S with Megamix, C.C. Catch, Joy, Silent Circle»); «Švyturys» arena (www.svyturioarena.lt/en), Dubysos g. 10, Klaipėda;

The Mother’s Day will rock this year in the Lithuanian seaport with some former mega stars, whose fame, glory and force have not fizzled out yet, ready to get on the largest concert hall in Klaipėda. Among the participants are C.C. Catch, Joy and Silent Circle.

May 5-6:

The Wine Exhibition «Vyno Dienos 2017»; Exhibition and Convention Centre «Litexpo» (Parodų ir konferencijų centras «Litexpo») (www.litexpo.lt/en), Laisvės pr. 5, Vilnius;

The exhibition is the biggest wine and spirits event in the Baltic States, where professionals meet professionals and final consumers. Wine and spirits producers, international importers and gourmet representatives expect to welcome around 4000 visitors. Sommeliers, wine importers, restaurateurs, hoteliers, fine wine lovers, wine, food and life journalists will have a unique chance to mingle exchanging ideas, sharing the experience and sipping a glass of wine.

May 5-7:

Europe Day (Europos Diena); V. Kudirka square (Vinco Kudirkos aikštė), Gedimino pr. 11, Vilnius;

Vilnius will celebrate the Europe Day with a traditional restaurant fair in the centre of Vilnius, which will invite its visitors to taste traditional Irish, Belgian, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, French, Romanian, Swedish, Hungarian and German dishes. The celebration will be accompanied by various sports activities and concerts. (More information: www.europosdiena.lt)

May 5-7:

Weekend in Vingio Park (Savaitgalis Vinkio parke); VU Botanical Garden in Vingis Park (Vilniaus Universiteto Botanikos sodas), M. K. Čiurlionio g. 110, Vilnius;

On May 5, the park will invite for active leisure zones, open gymnastics, open trainings and tournaments (table tennis, badminton, volleyball), fencing trainings, opening holiday of rolling season (lessons, disco on the wheels). On 6 May, Saturday, tournaments of table tennis, table football, badminton and volleyball will take place. On May 7, lessons of ball dances, mass Zumba training and belly dancers will be available.

(More information: www.sveikasmiestas.lt/en)

May 6-7, 10 am:

International sport dance competition «Amber Couple 2017» (Tarptautinės sportinių šokių varžybos «Gintarinė Pora 2017»);

Over 700 couples from all over the world will charm the onlookers with the miraculous twists, lunges and speed-ups on the floor. The referees from 13 countries will have to decide who deserve the rewards in the 53th competition, a hallmark event of Kaunas, the second-largest Lithuanian city.

May 7:

International University Theatre Forum (Tarptautinis universitetų teatrų forumas); various venues;

International University Theatre Forum in Vilnius counts its decade this year as a unique youth event. It summons students that are interested in theatre for interactive theatrical performances and aims to bring social and heritage questions to public attention, also giving the possibility to get to know each other, to interact and exchange experience. (More information: http://www.kultura.vu.lt/en/news)

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