Some real good treats this week in Latvia – Riga Restaurant Week kicks off where you are welcome to enjoy special offers from the best restaurants in Riga, also this is the Rigas Ritmi Festival’s 2020 week with many performances from amazing artists and, of, course, that os not all. Check out this week’s event highlights happening in Latvia:
FOOD EVENTS: Riga Restaurant Week kicks off on June 29 and lasts till July12
During this special week, Riga’s restaurants open their doors to all gourmands willing to treat themselves to an array of delicious flavors for an especially affordable price of 15–20 euros in a three-course meal. For the entire week, local residents and guests have the chance to savor the season’s best foods prepared by experienced and innovative chefs who give each meal a modern and sophisticated twist. MORE INFO AND RESTAURANT OFFERS
COMEDY EVENT: Comedy Latvia: Tallinas Pagalms Open Mic, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Comedy Latvia will be hosting a stand-up comedy Open mic together with Tallinas Pagalms, where you can see the most active Latvian comedians trying out their newest material in a very cozy atmosphere. If you want to perform, just write us on FB and prepare a 5 minute story for the show.
MUSIC EVENT: Edijs Šnipke & Mārtiņš Burkevics // live music night, 8 PM – 10 PM, Riga
Live music night with artists Edijs Šnipke and Mārtiņš Burkevics in the summer garden “No problem” (“Nekādu Problēmu”). The summer garden is located in the very heart of the Riga City Old Town.
MUSIC EVENT: Spice Summer Garden, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Riga
In the music garden every week you will have the opportunity to listen to the stories of other musicians and enjoy music of various genres. Visitors will be offered both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks surrounded by a beautiful atmosphere! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Season Opening in the garden of fon Strick’s villa: Inga Šļubovska – Kancēviča | Gundars Āboliņš, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
From July 1st, fon Strick’s Villa opens the summer garden concert season. Come enjoy a beatiful season opening with Inga Šļubovska Kancēviča and Gundars Āboliņš! TICKETS
MUSIC & ART EVENT: Contemporary Wednesdays // first, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Riga
At the opening event of “Contemporary Wednesday” on July 1, those interested will have the opportunity to attend: a concert featuring musician Denis Pashkevich with the solo project 天 火 or “TENKA“, which means “sky fire” from the Japanese language. He is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who combines the sounds of jazz and contemporary rhythmic music in “TENKA” music. The performative exhibition, which will be an opportunity for all visitors of “Contemporary Wednesday”, will be created by young, unaccustomed artists Aina Bikše and Lidija Zaneripa. Contemporary dance performance “Childhood Dream”, performed by choreographer Agnese Bordjukova, which is a story about the formation of personality. It is an adult reflection on the connection with one’s past, which shapes and determines the actions that are reflected in the present. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Backyard Concert, 6:00 PM – 12:30 AM, Riga
Piano Beat Duo (PBD) – a musically experimental duo with Gleb Belayev and Pavel Ratchik are here to bless your ears with some soothng music!
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020 – Reinis Jaunais, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Riga
The charismatic Latvian guitarist Reinis Jaunais, together with his new accompanying group, will offer the premiere of the concert program “Zeme” at the festival Riga Rythms, which will be the forerunner of the seventh album, which is expected at the end of the summer. Reinis Jaunais is a world traveler who gives up to 250 concerts a year and has performed in more than 40 countries around the world.
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020, Dināra Rudāne 5tet, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
Latvian singer Dināra Rudāne is the owner of a very wide range of strong vocals, which she has used to sing in both rock and pop, opera and jazz genres. At the festival, Dinara will perform with his jazz quintet, offering a completely fresh program.
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020 – Tuomo Uusitalo Trio, 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Riga
Tuomo Uusitalo is an award-winning pianist, composer, arranger and educator. Having released albums as a leader, and appearing on numerous albums as a sideman, he has established himself in the New York jazz scene, and continues touring internationally both as a leader as well as sideman. Now he resides in Riga. Come see him live!
MUSIC EVENT: Amorālā Psihoze // Amoral Psychosis, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
This summer we start the program of music evenings with a thematic event, the performance of the group “Amoral Psyche”. The manner of making music for “Amoral Psychosis” is constantly changing, and its repertoire includes songs and 50-minute compositions, new wave compositions, jazz and various moods.
MUSIC EVENT: Jazz in Riga Old-Town – In the garden of the Little Guild, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Riga
Continuing the tradition, for the fourteenth year in a row, the Little Guild presents free jazz concerts on Thursday afternoons to Rigans and guests of Riga during the summer months. The concerts will take place during whole month on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of July.
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020 – Edgars Cīrulis Quartet, 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Riga
Edgars Cīrulis is a Latvian pianist and composer. He became acquainted with music at the age of three, which resulted in the study of improvised music and composition, and later in the development of his career. Come see where it has taken him live at Riga Rythms 2020!
MUSIC EVENT: Katrīna Gupalo un Vladislavs Nastavševs, from 8:00 PM, Saulkrasti
On July 3, at Saulkrasti Culture House “Zvejniekciems” at 20.00 Katrīna Gupalo and Vladislav Nastavšev’s summer opening concert will take place. After a long break in the life of music and culture, you are offered a program for culture lovers – Vladislav Nastavshev, Katrina Gupalo and theater music! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Group “Sintēze”//”Synthesis” – Concert on the Summer Terasse, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Valmiera
“Synthesis” focuses on something interesting and unprecedented. In search of their true genre, they encounter folk-hand, pop-folk and countless other types of folk. Come see what the group have put together and “sythesized”!
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020 – Rihards Lībietis Orchestra, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Riga
Rihards Lībietis is a Latvian musician and music author who regularly performs and collaborates with various Latvian artists and groups. Producer and publisher of all 3 RL Orchestra albums, the most notable of which are “Reflections EP” and “Scream, Breathe, Cry”. Come see him perform as part of Riga Rythms 2020!
MUSIC EVENT: Live on the KKC Terrace / šmits, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
šmits is here. Be ready for a real journey through a potpourri of electronic, old school hip hop, reggae, jazz, blues, funk, 80’s, 60’s rock’n’roll.
MUSIC EVENT: Soulless Showcase, 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Riga
Long time no see dear party folks. At this point many of us have missed the stuffiness of a club filled with lively people! Already on July 3, some faces of “Soulless” will gather for you, spinning everything new that appeared during the moment of isolation.
MUSIC EVENT: Outdoor raft with Singapūras Satīns pirates, 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Riga
You will not have experienced such a concert yet: with a little delay the Latvian hip-hop band ‘Singapūras Satīns’ will ring in the summer from the waters of Andrejsala! With all safety precautions, they want to celebrate their new single with the fans, celebrate the summer and celebrate the victory over this fight! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020 – Rūta Dūduma, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
Rūta Dūduma is the owner of a jazzy, well-groomed voice. It is not for nothing that she has won several international vocal art competitions. Come feel the jazzy vibe live at Riga Rythms 2020!
MUSIC EVENT: Linda Leen. Soloconcert on the piano. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Jūrmala
Every Friday evening in July in Jurmala, in the garden of Rainis and Aspazija summer house “Rainis farm”, a series of concerts “Musical walk in Rainis garden” will take place. This week you are welcomed by the beautiful Linda Leen! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Additional concert. Linda Leen., 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Jūrmala
Every Friday evening in July in Jurmala, in the garden of Rainis and Aspazija summer house “Rainis farm”, a series of concerts “Musical walk in Rainis garden” will take place. This week you are welcomed by the beautiful Linda Leen not only for one concert, but now an added additional concert just for you! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Summer Concert at Horna Garden “Latiņš Letiņš Savējais”, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Jūrmala
Jöran Steinhauer’s most famous and latest songs in one evening – combined with powerful and true stories about his adventures and life in Latvia. The author of the band “Aarzemnieki” will perform his first solo program in an exclusive atmosphere to the accompaniment of his guitar and musician Guntis Veilands.
MUSIC EVENT: Villa Santa Hotel Friday night concert series “We Love Theatre”. Second concert. // Mīlam teātri, piektdienas vakaru koncertsērija. Otrais koncerts. 7 PM – 9:30 PM, Cēsis
Liepaja Theater actress Everita Pjata-Gertnere and the theatre’s musical director Normunds Kalniņš will perform on July 3rd at the Villa Santa Hotel within the Friday night concert series. Everita is one of the leading singing actresses of Liepāja Theater who has convincingly proved herself in theatre musicals. She will perform chanson and jazz style music inspired by the French singer ZAZ. Ticket price is 25 EUR and it includes a selection of “VILLA SANTA” snacks. Reservation by phone 64177177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020 – Very Cool People, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Riga
“Very Cool People” is a jazz band from Latvia. Their main driving force is guitarist Elvis Grafcov, who has the ability to surround himself with many talented musicians, including popular singers and rappers. Come see the group live at Rigas Rythms 2020 festival, where they will once again prove that their motto is “Party”!
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020 – Aija Andrejeva ft. Very Cool People, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
At the festival “Rīgas Ritmi” Aija Andrejeva, in cooperation with the attractive Latvian jazz band “Very Cool People”, will offer a project that has been nurtured for ten years – “Tribute to Janis Joplin”. It will also be a tribute concert on the 50th anniversary of Janis’s departure from this world.
MUSIC EVENT: Rigas Ritmi Festival 2020 – Riga Jazz Stage Talents, 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM, Riga
Three finalists of the international jazz artists’ competition Riga Jazz Stage – pianist Atis Andersons, vocalist Santa Šillere, drummer Kaspars Kurdeko, as well as experienced bassist Pēteris Liepiņš – participate in the Riga Jazz Stage Talents project created especially for the festival.
MUSIC EVENT: Bodybeat, 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Riga
TECHNO MEETS ELECTRONIC BODY MUSIC! Come meet and feel it in person.
MUSIC EVENT: Anta Eņģele Sings., from 6:00 PM, Riga
Very soon on the Open-Air Stage of Rubenkalns Meadows, singer Anta Eņģele will perform with a concert! Anta Engele is one of the brightest stars of Latvian singers. When Anta Angels sings, time stops. There is only a song. Anta’s voice and artistry are able to reveal any author’s song to the finest nuances. Come hear it for yourself! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Musical Tour of Concert Hall Great Amber in Liepāja, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Liepāja
The Liepāja concert hall Great Amber is renowned for its excellent acoustics and its contemporary architecture. In order for visitors to not only see the concert hall but also experience its special sound during the pandemic, Great Amber is collaborating with the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and have come up with a completely new and groundbreaking offer – Musical Tours, where visitors are invited on a musical holiday trip around the concert hall. TICKETS
SPORTS EVENT: Drosmes Skrējiens // Bravery Run, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Riga
An adventure and hurdles race that invites participants of different levels of fitness to test their physical and mental abilities on one of two tracks – 7 or 14 km. The event brings together young and old, professional athletes and sports enthusiasts, creating a positive and emotional sports atmosphere. PARTICIPATE