Until September 13
ART EVENT: The 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art / RIBOCA2, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Riga
In light of current situation, RIBOCA2 will now transform into a feature movie and the exhibition will become its film set. RIBOCA2: and suddenly it all blossoms grew out of the urge to change our way of inhabiting the world through reaching out to other voices, sensibilities, and ways of making relationships. As an alternative to the deluge of hopeless narratives, the notion of re-enchantment became a frame for building desirable presents and futures, where the end of “a” world does not mean “the end of the world”. Come and explore the exhibition and witness the process of the film being shot. TICKETS
AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 6
ART EVENT: EXHIBITIONS. Outstanding Modernists / Van Gogh / Gustav Klimt, 12 PM, Riga
Last summer, you witnessed the opening of a unique multimedia exhibition of animated paintings by the Great Modernists “From Monet to Kandinsky” in Dome Square in Riga. Due to the huge success, the pop-up exposition was prolonged 4 times, and as a result, it found a permanent location in Riga –a building, located at the intersection of Skolas and Elizabetes streets – known as the former Essential club or earlier – Pionieris cinema. In the new multimedia art center created by Digital Art House, there are now three expositions of animated paintings available for viewing:
“Van Gogh” – Experience for Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork admirers.
“Gustav Klimt” – Our recommendation for those, who loved The Great Modernists, and now want to dive deeper into Klimt’s artwork.
“The Great Modernists: From Monet To Kandinsky” – for those who missed the exhibition on Dome Square, those who want to see it again or to recommend it to friends – because it’s a must see! TICKETS
THEATER EVENT: English Open mic, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
Comedy Latvia will be hosting an English stand-up comedy Open mic together with Tallinas Pagalms, where you can see the most active comedians in Riga try out their newest material in a very cozy atmosphere.
This one is a bit different from the regular open mics, because all of the speakers will be talking in English (even the Latvian ones).
MUSIC EVENT: Liepāja Lake Music with Ralfs Eilands & Liepaja Music Orchestra, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Liepaja
The city affected by the wind – Liepaja – from a completely different point of view: with a catamaran, boat or raft, live music concert with Ralfs Eilands & Liepaja Music Orchestra right on the lake! We noticed how much you all like funk, soul, reggae and swing music, so Liepaja Music offers to enjoy this energetic, attractive and diverse musical program in a different atmosphere.
It will be an adventure story about “Liepaja Lake Music” and unforgettable CONCERTS IN LIEPAJA LAKE, where you can indulge in music, atmosphere and recreation surrounded by nature. Don’t miss it! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Sunset concerts in Mārupe. Closing event, 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Marupe
THE CLOSING OF THE 3rd SEASON SUNSET CONCERTS IS HERE!
Favorite homemade melodies performed by the group Carnival Youth, forever elegant, the group KEKSI, with energetic notes of Boogie Woogie and Rock and Roll and, of course, not without them – farewell kings in the armor of love – the group Mazais Princis.
See you on August 26 at the active recreation park @JIP – Mārupīte to celebrate the sunset concerts in Marupe, the last retreat of this summer. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Open – air concert in the garden of von Stricka villa. LINDA LEEN, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Linda Leen in tandem with guitarist Rihards Lībietis and three strong consonants will conclude this summer’s concert series with an emotionally dynamic concert, performing author’s music created by the artists together and each in their own musical path. The main role in the program is given to the content of the music and the answer to the question – what is the story of the song about? It will be revealed by Linda’s readings of the lyrics in Latvian and, of course, the music itself. New performances and retrospective, the best and the unexpected, strength and beauty are expected. TICKETS
FILM EVENT: Best Comedy Shorts, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Riga
On Wednesday, August 26, under the starry sky in the Spikeri quarter, we will have fun and laugh watching the selection of comedies “Best Comedy Shorts” in cooperation with Kinolife Distribution in the open-air cinema evening! The program includes eight different short films from the USA, Great Britain, France and Australia! FREE ENTRANCE
MUSIC EVENT: MY FUNNY VALENTINE!, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Riga
An evening of world jazz hits with MAKSIMS BUSELS (vocals) and Austris Kalniņš (piano).
Charismatic actor and singer MAKSIMS BUSELS (Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theater actor, 2017/18 season nominee for the “Players’ Night” award in the “Actor of the Year” category) together with pianist Austris Kalniņš offers you an exciting journey to the 1920s-1940s!
New format concerts, where you will have the opportunity not only to listen and feel the music, but also to meet artists and, enjoying a glass of wine, share your musical impressions! Isn’t that exciting? TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Concert by Karlis Kazaks, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM, Riga
You are invited to join a wonderful event, in the beautiful Bišumuiža, which will be full of romance, emotions, conversations and the most beautiful melodies of singer / composer Karlis Kazaks, which have been collected while traveling around the beautiful homeland.
Let’s enjoy the feelings, moments and songs. TICKETS
FILM EVENT: International Ocean Film Tour Vol.7, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FILM TOUR VOL.7 – invites you on board!
Adventures, tension, ocean life – all this in the biggest ocean film tour that is visiting Latvia again.
Spectacular event for everyone who loves the sea, ocean and adventure. INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FILM TOUR VOL. 7 will show the beauty and charm of the oceans on the big screen.
The program includes 5 inspiring films about exciting adventures, spectacular water sports events and the underwater world. Every year, INTERNATIONAL OCEAN FILM TOUR collects the most colorful stories of the water and underwater world, which also makes you think about protecting the environment. Grab your own chair and see you there! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Sudden Lights concert in Kalnciema quarter, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
The band Sudden Lights invites to the closing party of the summer on August 27 in Kalnciema quarter!
Sudden Lights’ own music is dominated by pop rock stylistics, complemented by a slightly alternative mood. Sticky, easily danceable melodies, sometimes with a spiritually melancholic note, as well as the zeal of youth characterize the sound of the group. The group’s energetic musicians have been playing on stage for 8 years.
Surprises are also expected at the concert. Sounds great! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Silent Disco Korso, 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Jurmala
SILENT DISCO Korso on the largest, open roof terrace in Jurmala!
Great music for every taste, the charm of a summer evening and fresh sea air is what everyone should enjoy this summer.It’s a disco that’s for one and all!
The Silent Disco uses special wireless headphones where everyone can individually adjust the volume of the music playing in the headphones, as well as choose the DJ whose music they like the most. See you there! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Mežezers acoustic music concert, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Jaunolaine
“Mežezers acoustic music concert” will take place near Jaunolaine Mežezers. Tina Sipkevica, Toms Ozols and the music group “Laime pilniga” will perform in the concert.
We invite you to attend the event with your chair or rug, for a more comfortable concert. In case of bad weather, the concert will take place on Olaine Mežaparks stage.
Places are limited! FREE ENTRANCE!
MUSIC EVENT: RAXTU RAXTI. Latvian festal concert, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Cesis
This spring, the musical association “Raxtu Raxti” is preparing a special holiday program for listeners, inviting them to the Latvian holiday celebrations in Cēsis and Rēzekne.
“Raxtu Raxti” has been making music for the eighth year, during which the group’s repertoire consists of well-known songs by composer Imants Kalnins, original songs by the participants themselves and folk music arrangements.
As a special gift, holiday concerts in Rezekne and Cesis will feature songs that are specific only to a particular region, thus highlighting the region’s special, characteristic sound and language.
Due to the emergency situation in Latvia, Raxtu Raxti Latvian festal concerts in Cesis and Rezekne are postponed from May to August. The May 3 concert in Cesis, Concert Hall “Cesis” is postponed to August 28 for two concerts at 18:00 and 21:00, and the May 2 concert in Rezekne, The Embassy of Latgale “GORS” is postponed to August 30, at 18:00. TICKETS
AUGUST 28 – 29
MUSIC EVENT: Festival in Liepaja, 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Liepaja
The festival will take place in Liepāja, Zemnieku Street 30. Only within the framework of this festival you and your friends have a unique opportunity to enjoy Saturday car orienteering, getting to know Liepāja and its surroundings, looking for interesting checkpoints and adventures. Some of the most popular musicians and groups in Latvia – MESA, Intars Busulis, Liepājas brāļi and Mazais Princis – will perform in concerts on Friday and Saturday. Only VIP ticket holders can enter the territory by car at the designated place. TICKETS
GASTRONOMIC EVENT: LIEPAJA IN THE FEELINGS OF TASTE, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Liepaja
Exquisite offer of gastronomic pleasure from the best restaurants of the city – within five great evenings and directly on the waters of Lake Liepaja.
The special taste adventures will take place together with
18.07. restaurant “Roma”,
01.08. restaurant “MO”,
08.08. Sushi Boom
15.08. restaurant “Cello”,
29.08. restaurant “Roma”.
At 18.00 (arrival from 17.30 – 18.00) starting point at “Fisherman’s House” (Veca Ostmala 10). The duration of the gastronomic adventure is 2-3 hours. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Miks Dukurs in an open-air concert in Spīķeri quarter, 4:30 PM – 5:30 AM, Riga
You are invited to an open-air concert in Spīķeri, where Miks Dukurs will perform on the stage!
Miks Dukurs is an author and performer with a great deal of stage experience and also receives the greatest compliments for his live performances. Miks energy and experienced singing will not leave you indifferent, forcing you to move and sing along, as well as tearing off the tears of touch while enjoying the most romantic songs. FREE ENTRANCE!
AUGUST 29 – 30
MUSIC EVENT: Ezīšfests 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Riga
On August 29 and 30 of this year, starting from From 1:00 PM to 2:00 AM, the creative summer closing festival “Ezīšfests” will take place in the creative quarter of Tallinas Street for the 8th year in a row. Guests are welcome to enjoy a wide range and different tastes of music, artistic activities, great recreation and fun full of laughter.
This year, for the first time, the festival will be two days and its territory will be larger than in previous years. On each day of the festival, more than 30 different musicians, artists, bands and DJs will perform on five different stages, delighting fans of different generations and styles of music.
Only some of the artists can be mentioned: Latvian alternative rock band Dzelzs Vilks, legendary dance music association Tranzīts, home reggae grands Riga Reggae, Latvian alternative pop / rock group Sudden Lights, humor rock group Pirmais Kurss, “kitchen cabaret association” Gapoljeri, turbo folk musical association Oranžās Brīvdienas, king of humor Roberts Gobziņš, guests from Finland Olympia Splendid, and many more.
Guests can also enjoy open-air cinema, performances by several improvisation theaters and comedians, an art zone, an activity zone, and, of course a wide range of food and drinks. You don’t want to miss it! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Liepaja LAKE MUSIC with Latvian Blues Band, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Liepaja
The city affected by the wind – Liepaja – from a completely different point of view: with a catamaran, boat or raft, live music concert with the Latvian Blues Band right on the lake! It all started in early 2000 with an album recorded in Riga together with Canadian blues expert Johnny V, and that was followed by a major concert tour of Canada that stretched from Toronto all the way to Calgary. They have been all over the world, but always return home to give concerts here. Go and check them out! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Short tutorials on love with band Musturis and Sestā jūdze, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Rezekne
August musical afternoon in Rēzekne castle mound. Concert program “Short tutorials on love” with Latvian National Theater actor Mārtiņš Egliena and band“Musturis”. (Ēriks Zeps – accordion, voice, Mārcis Lipskis – bass guitar, voice, Jurģis Lipskis – percussion, Pēteris Narubins – guitar, mandolin, bass guitar, voice, Ingus Grīnbergs – violin, voice). Songs and Latvian folk anecdotes, songs and fun beliefs of the group “Ornaments”.
Afterwards the concert of the band “Sestā jūdze”.
Bring blankets, rugs, warm tea and enjoy the romance of August! FREE ENTRANCE!