UNTIL SEPTEMBER 24
ART EVENT: Group Exhibition VICE VERSA in the art space PILOT, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Riga
On August 21, a new art space Pilot will open in Rihards Vagners street 3. This experimental place has been created to help developing a united form of higher arts education in Europe. The creation of this art space was initiated by EU4ART alliance and Art Academy of Latvia, in collaboration with Erasmus+ programme and Riga municipality.
The definition of vice versa is based on reversed relations between two or more things, concepts and ideas, people and experiences. At the same time, this thought also regards to finding different points of view (both in humane relations and art) and highlights the need to mutually open cooperation.
UNTIL OCTOBER 4
ART EVENT: Survival Kit 11: Being safe is scary, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Riga
BEING SAFE IS SCARY takes its title from a site-specific piece created in 2017 by artist Banu Cennetoğlu for documenta 14. The phrase comes from graffiti on a wall of the National Technical University of Athens, noticed by Cennetoğlu around the time of the signing of the EU-Turkey refugee deal in March 2016. Violating international law on refugee protection, the contract forced every irregular entrant to Greece to be handed over to Turkey, causing reception facilities and temporary camps on the Greek islands to be turned into detention centres. By adopting this heavily charged title, this edition of Survival Kit connects itself to wider, ongoing discussions around security and political violence. MORE INFO
UNTIL OCTOBER 18
ART EVENT: Exhibition TOČKA, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Riga
The basic question addressed by TOČKA is “where am I” both as an individual and society as a whole. What tendencies are visible in the functioning of society? And how do we fit in with these tendencies or not as individuals? Is a comprehensive understanding even possible in a sea of contrasting views? Artists are given the opportunity to talk about topics that are important to them at the moment, to express their position on what is happening in the world, society and cultural space. The exhibition will feature works by more than 80 young artists from different fields of art, which will be on display in a former rubber factory. TICKETS
COMEDY EVENT: Mēs Jūs Mīlam / We Love You , 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM, Liepaja
“We Love You” is an association, as well as a half-improvised, half-staged comedy based on the friendship between Kaspars Breidaks and Ralfs Eilands. Come feel the love and the humour! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Ainars Mielavs at LIDO, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM, Riga
Enjoy your evning with a beautiful concert and amazing food at LIDO!
MUSIC EVENT: Funk & Blues concert at Tallina Courtyard, 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Riga
Egils Leimanis and Miķelis Vanags Music perform instrumental music and songs in Latvian and English. The influence of the 20th century US music culture from the Texas blues to the rhythms of Funk and R’n’B is clearly felt in the music.
MUSIC EVENT: Album Presentation Concert // Baložu Pilni Pagalmi, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Riga
Baložu Pilni Pagalmi opening event of their new album! Come celebrate in Riga! ALBUM PRE-ORDER
MUSIC EVENT: Pērkons & Rīgas Modes – Zaķusala concerts, 6:00 PM- 11:30 PM, Riga
The first concert of Zaķusala will be performed by 2 amazing groups, who will make the hips and hearts move of every concert-goer! Come see Rīgas Modes and Pērkons live! TICKETS
SEPTEMBER 17 – 20
FILM EVENT: Riga World film festival 2020, Riga
RIGA WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2020 will celebrate its 7th edition with a new cycle of film screenings, workshops, a retrospective, and discussions. The film festival will take place from the 17th – 20th September 2020 at Kino Bize, located in the heart of Riga’s Art Nouveau district.RPFF 2020 focuses on cinema works, of a broad anthropological persuasion, that engage with the cinematic experience of the sensuous body. The films of the festival program Filming Bodies : Bodies Filming will, through their content or form, address the ways in which the filmmaker’s body is integral to the process of filmmaking, that offer a creative engagement with the politics of the body, and that address the viewers’ corporeal capabilities. TICKETS & PROGRAMME
MUSIC EVENT: Accoustic concert in the garden! Mārtiņš Balodis. Live, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Riga
Come enjoy Martins Balodis accoustic concert live! It’s going to be a night to remember!
MUSIC EVENT: Čipsis & Dullais live concert “Bravo!”, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM, Riga
You’re invited to the presentation of the physical copy of the second album and the 15th anniversary concert “Bravo!”. The concert will cover all the works of “Chipsis and Dullais” in two parts, with the participation of special guests! The concert will also feature the latest studio album in physical format! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Cello Cēsis| 4 CELLOS , 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM, Cesis
The sixth international cello festival Cello Cesis will be opened this year by a chord of four cellos! Immediate, velvety filling, full-blooded and unique cello sound. Four brilliant European new generation artists on one stage! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: DJ Horens Stalbe aka Riga Reggae at Tallina Courtyard, 9:00 PM- 2:00 AM, Riga
Riga ReggaeDj Horen Stalbe will play Jamaican rhythms and create a reggae atmosphere in the bar Tallinas Pagalms on September 18 from 21:00. Come vibe with him!
MUSIC EVENT: Liepaja Music Youth orchestra – concert, 9:00 PM- 10:00 PM, Liepaja
Hi jazz and great music lover! On Saturday, #Redmonkeyliepaja invite you to join the concert, where we will hear the performance of the talented new generation of Liepaja jazz musicians – “Liepaja Music Youth Orchestra” conducted by Janis Ivuskans.
MUSIC EVENT: Šis ir (ne) Bēthovens | Season opening , 7:00 PM- 8:20 PM, Cesis
On September 19, the concert hall “Latvija” will open the new concert season in Ventspils with a concert by the outstanding German pianist Sebastian Knauer and the chamber orchestra “Sinfonietta Rīga” conducted by Normunds Šnē, performing in the program of Arvad Safian “This is (not) Beethoven”. TICKETS
SPORTS EVENT: Courage Run Liepaja, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Liepaja
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. Come test your limits! REGISTER HERE
MUSIC EVENT: Concert // Baložu Pilni Pagalmi, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Cesis
Baložu Pilni Pagalmi opening event of their new album! Come celebrate in Riga! TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: Greenstone Backyard Festival, 1:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Riga
The most powerful festival in the city is here! An urban art and music festival in the VEF area, which will provide a grand opportunity to meet so many brilliant and legendary Hip-Hop & Rap artists in one place! Streetfood, art, music and sport workshops, as well as activities and competitions throughout the day.
MUSIC EVENT: Cello Cēsis / BB. SONATAS FOR THE CELLO , 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM, Cesis
In the closing concert of the festival we will hear a program dedicated to this year’s great jubilee Ludwig van Beethoven. But not only that. BB hides the names of two German music giants, along with Beethoven, the music philosopher Johannes Brahms. Performed by the brilliant German cellist Leonard Elzenbroch and his stage partner – pianist Alexei Grinjuk (Ukraine), we will hear the First Cello Sonata created in the early period of Beethoven’s work and the Fourth Sonata for cello dedicated to Hungarian Countess Anna Maria von Erdodi and completed in 1815. TICKETS
MUSIC EVENT: The Sound Poets // Liepāja, 4:30 PM- 7:00 PM, Liepaja
A year ago, they played a concert at Arena Riga, spent a summer touring through festivals, now the band announces some quieter plans for spring – a tour of Latvia with acoustic concerts! Moving away from the usual sound of certain songs, trying out new instrumental compositions and finally getting in as direct contact with the listeners as possible is what has made acoustic concerts so dear to both the audience and the group. Come connect with The Sound Poets! TICKETS