UNTIL AUGUST 30
ART EVENT: Kristians Brekte and Modris Svilāns. All’arm, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Riga
From July 30 to August 30 of this year, the exhibition hall “Riga Art Space” Intro Hall (Kungu Street 3) will host the exhibition “ALL’ARM” by artists Kristians Brekte and Modris Svilāns for which the artists have created several artistic paraphrases about one of the most unusual alternative music instruments – termenvox or theremin. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of the Russian engineer and musician Lev Termen. Instrument that stimulates sound in response to human hand movements without even touching it. The sound that results from the reaction is unusual and mesmerizing, it creates a mystical, slightly scary mood. The theremin is considered to be the world’s first electric musical instrument and is fascinating due to the unusual fate of its inventor. Come see their interpretation!
AUGUST 10 – 12
THEATRE EVENT: Vladislavs Nastavševs | Trīs māsas (Three Sisters), 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Theatre director Vladislav Navstavshev offers Anton Chekhov’s play “Three Sisters” in his interpretation. Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” is like a portal from one era of change to another. The performance, in which artificial intelligence will come to life along with the characters, offers the viewer a new, but perhaps long-standing model of the world, in which the nationalities of actors disappear and there is only one way for them to go together – the way to the unknown. TICKETS
FILM EVENT: Alternative film/video festival selection (Waterpieces #7), 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Riga
On Wednesday, August 12 at 19.00 Alternative Film/Video Festival selection from Belgrade, Serbia. Contemporary and video arts festival “Waterpieces” 20th season presents an extended series of outdoor screenings of international new media and experimental video art every Wednesday at the floating arts center NOASS. FREE ENTRANCE! See you there!
MUSIC EVENT: Domofons // Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUBWyyZukNBQ7aAoF50hrBAPienvedēja Piedzīvojumi is a rock band from Latvia, founded in 1994 in Sabile. The basic composition of the group has not changed since its creation. Come rock out with them at the Lokal House or watch it live ONLINE!
MUSIC EVENT: Good Evening on the Lake with Pāvels Fomkins, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Riga
Come together and enjoy some musical evenings in the last month of the summer season. This week Pāvels Fomkins!
FILM EVENT: Carnival Youth fon Stricka ville garden | Naive ku-ku, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Carnival Youth cinema song concert series “Naive ku-ku” – songs from favorite Latvian films in new, self-created arrangements. The concert program will consist of the brightest pearls of soundtracks that have become both classics and the latest films – from the masterpieces of Imants Kalniņš & the immortal anthems of Raimonds Pauls, to the works of contemporary musicians. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Miks Dukurs – Fono Terrace Concert, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM, Cesis
Miks Dukurs returns to the “Fonoclub” tonight. He joins Fono’s live evening by debuting as a DJ and giving a concert. Come check it out!
MUSIC EVENT: LAIKA SUNS / backyard concert, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
Laika Suns is a band that with its concerts confirms that the energy of rock and roll is still relevant, and allow us to believe that the boundaries of the rock band are wide, freely mixing traditions with the rhythms of today’s city. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Evija Vēbere // Tallinas ielas kvartāls, 8:30 PM – 10:15 PM, Riga
Evija Vēbere experiments with various electronic and acoustic sounds, creating dreamy, anxious compositions, but her most unique instrument and gem is a voice that is extremely rare! Come witness it live! Entrance to Tallinas ielas kvartāls – 1 EUR.
MUSIC EVENT: Riga Reggae accoustic concert at Tallinas Courtyard, 8:00 PM – 11:50 PM, Riga
Positive vibrations and rhythms born in Jamaica Riga Reggae will deliver to the Tallinn Courtyard on August 13! FREE ENTRANCE! See you there!
AUGUST 14 – 16
MUSIC EVENT: Paviljons – Ziedoņdārzs concertseries “Trīs” (“Three”), from 11:00 PM, Riga
With a three-day concert series – “Three” – from August 14 to 16, Cafe Pavilion – Ziedondarzs will celebrate its three-year anniversary! This year, subject to all restrictions, the festival will be celebrated for three days from August 14 to 16, offering concerts by Normunds Rutulis, the duo Dvīnes, and a performance by DJ Tomas Grēviņš, DJ Ramen. The park will offer daily activities for families with children, and guests are invited to enjoy a free holiday cake on 16 August (portions limited). Table reservations: T. +371 24844627
ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS: RIGA CITY FESTIVAL , Riga
From August 14 to 16, the Riga Festival will take place – the most anticipated event of the year. Come enjoy all Riga has to offer! From music & dance, to culture & creativity. For more info about the events CLICK HERE.
MUSIC EVENT: Riga Jurmala Musical Soirées, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Riga
As part of the Riga City Festival, the Riga Jurmala Musical Soirées will continue, offering visitors to Riga the chance to hear the Festival programmes which were not performed this year. During the Musical Soiree series, the Festival hopes to give listeners the impression that the melody is coming from the city—its parks and squares—to create a unique musical experience. Enjoyment of the audio concerts is amplified by light installations and the atmosphere created by artist Krišs Salmanis. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Fontaine 250: Edavārdi, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM, Liepaja
One of the few #hiphop concerts in Liepaja this summer – Edavārdi! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: solo // Vladislavs Nastavševs, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Cesis
Solo concert of theater director and musician Vladislav Nastavshev. In his concert, the artist will perform his songs by playing the piano and singing. The repertoire consists of songs composed by Nastavshev himself, which are often heard in theater performances. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: A concert of senses by the Ulbrokas lake footbridge, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
On August 14 at 21:00 join the “Concert of Senses” on the footbridge of Ulbroka Lake Igo will be there! With soloists Līva Kalniņa and Kristiāna Stirāne & pianist Juris Kristons! To make the concert comfortable, visitors are invited to bring their own outdoor chairs or rugs.
MUSIC EVENT: Liepaja Music Orchestra Big Band + Oranžās Brīvdienas, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Liepaja
A unique opportunity to hear the LMO big band’s first major concert program, which includes recognizable swing gold classical compositions. Come enjoy and as an added bonus, Oranžās Brīvdienas will be there to perform as well! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Oranžās Brīvdienas – Fono Terrace concert, 7:00 PM – 11:50 PM, Cesis
Turbo folk group Oranžās Brīvdienas are coming to the Fono cozy terrace to give a concert to a limited audience! Come be part of that audience! TICKETS – 5 EUR.
ART & MUSIC EVENT: Opening of Lokal House exhibition and dance music evening, 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Riga
You are invited to the opening of Artūrs Lūriņš exhibition “A bit of lokal bmx scene” and a party together with The Slavic Connection! Artūrs Lūriņš – bmx/analog photography enthusiast. The Slavic Connection – A radically tuned third-level vegan DJ trio that doesn’t cast a shadow. FREE ENTRANCE!
MUSIC EVENT: LAIKA SUNS x AOK, 2:00 PM – 11:45 PM, Riga
POP UP PERFORMANCE by LAIKA SUNS, who knows what to expect! Come enjoy!
MUSIC EVENT: Ministry Of Echology (Reggae / LT), 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Liepaja
Reggae has always been a big thing in the Baltic nation of Lithuania. It’s possible that the dark winters inspire Lithuanians to create sunny, Jamaican vibes. Whatever the reason, Ministry of Echology are the flagbearers of the movement, a supergroup formed in 2009 from the best reggae instrumentalists in the capital city, backing up two perfectly-matched female vocalists. Come chill out and feel the vibes in Liepaja! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Outdoor raft with Bermudu Divstūris, 8:00 PM – 1:59 AM, Riga
Boys and Girls get ready! Have you longed for the roof to be blown off properly? The hottest guys in all of Riga will perform on a raft very soon! Come join the party! Ballējam Neguļam! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Komētas Dejas // Comet Dances, 12:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Riga
Continuing the idea of the “Kometa” long-term goal – to revive the Daugavgriva fortress and the adjacent neighborhoods as a place of culture and thought, this summer the festival in the Daugavgriva fortress will organize additional events. The final one will be COMET DANCES. A whole day dedicated to just to dance as part of the Riga City Festival! Come dance! FREE ENTRANCE!
MUSIC EVENT: Jazz Improvisation // SIG & Artis Orubs, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Cesis
It was so good that we needed more! SIG returns to Sala with a cello, but Artis once again with the drums. The next act is the musicians’ duel of wild wild jazz improvisation! TICKETS