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23 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Teodor Currentzis & the MusicAeterna orchestra

23 Oct
On October 23, the conductor will perform Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No.1, Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9 and his Piano Concerto No.2 (soloist - Alexander Melnikov). Teodor Currentzis will perform with his orchestra - MusicAeterna.

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24 Oct

Festivals, Festivities

Riga Fashion Week

24 Oct - 28 Oct
Within the coming Fashion week the spring-summer 2018 pret-a-porter collections by the best Latvian and foreign designers will be presented and the 3rd international lingerie industry forum will also take place.

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25 Oct - 02 Dec

Exhibitions

Andris Eglītis solo-exhibition

25 Oct - 02 Dec
Artist Andris Eglītis is not predictable, as he does not keep to one specific idea or style. Andris Eglītis has a distinctive interest in the relation between space, material and importance. ''I create some sort of stereotype, which people then begin to associate me with, and then I quickly flee from this. There was once Eglītis with mud, then a period - Eglītis constructing, and there was even a period with Eglītis with the skies,'' the artist points out.

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25 Oct - 29 Oct

Exhibitions

Pumpkin Show

25 Oct - 29 Oct
This exhibition has on display pumpkin species of various colors, shapes, and sizes, as well as their seeds and products. The exhibition will bring together pumpkin growers and breeders from various regions of Latvia. During the exhibition, there will be an opportunity to consult with experts and purchase seeds.

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25 Oct - 25 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Dior

25 Oct - 25 Apr
The exhibition is dedicated to the history of the Christian Dior fashion house, as well as the 70th anniversary of Dior's first collection. The exhibition will feature several dozen outfits, as well as elegant accessories from the collection of the well-known fashion historian Alexandre Vassiliev, allowing visitors to follow along fashion trends from the second half of the 20th century created by Dior, as well as his successors (Ives Saint Laurent, Marck Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre etc) and colleagues.

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25 Oct

Cinema

Screening of the movie “The Door” (2012)

25 Oct
This year we pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of Magda Szabó’s birth. The screening of the movie “The Door” by Oscar-winning Hungarian director, István Szabó and Oscar-winning actress, Helen Mirren will mark this special occasion.

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25 Oct

Opera, Ballet

Opera Iemūrētie/The Immured

25 Oct - 14 Mar
Composer Ēriks Ešenvalds' opera - a saga about the new National Library - and the victim without whom nothing truly major can be wrought. A legend of and for our times based on the folklore of several European countries, and contemporary Latvian society.The saga's heroes are artists and bricklayers, librarians and politicians, and depicted are their loves, treachery, faith and duty.

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26 Oct

Cinema

Premier of centennial film The Wounded Rider

26 Oct
The full-length documentary The Wounded Rider is based on facts from the life of the sculptor Kārlis Zāle and documents on the construction of the Freedom Monument, providing insight in the political and social scene of the age and presenting outstanding figures in the culture and art scene together with the ideals of that time.

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26 Oct

Festivals, Festivities

Hungarian Days

03 Oct - 26 Oct
The Embassy of Hungary to Latvia is happy to announce that the Hungarian Days 2017 will take place for the 3rd time throughout October.

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26 Oct

Concerts (shows)

Contemporary dance performance “Auction”

26 Oct
Auction is a contemporary dance and theatrical thinking connecting a discourse with contemporary fine arts and painting. The performance focuses on a physical action which can be interpreted as a dance and a theatrical act. The further and final aim is to realize a fine art product which defines the stage act as a fine art gesture series.

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26 Oct

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Swan Lake

26 Oct - 30 May
Swan Lake is the ballet's ballet, and has always been an audience-favorite. This production combines the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky with the ingenious choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

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27 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

20 Oct - 29 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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27 Oct

Opera, Ballet

Opera Eugene Onegin

27 Oct - 05 May
Is it possible to break the mold, and act counter to what our parents and society taught us? When for example a victim becomes the tormentor, and when the tormentor becomes the savior. Director Rēzija Kalniņa makes her National Opera debut with this Tchaikovsky classic.

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27 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Latvian Radio Choir concert - Day and Night

27 Oct
If you are an early bird, you will experience peace in the evening and silence at night. If you are an experienced owl, you will hear the magic of sunrise sounds and the eagerness of the dawn.

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28 Oct

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

21 Oct - 31 Dec
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciems Quarter Fair, and craftsmen come to sell unique pieces of handiwork. Children are invited to participate in creative workshops, free of charge, and to ride a colorful merry-go-round. The theme of the fair changes to reflect seasonal festivals, during which there also are concerts, exhibitions, open-air plays, and other activities taking place at the fair.

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28 Oct

Opera, Ballet

Musical "The Sound of Music"

28 Oct - 08 Apr
Meet the joyful Maria, Captain von Trapp and his children, and other characters from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's world-famous musical "The Sound of Music", in a concert for the entire family at the Latvian National Opera!

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28 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

28 Oct - 11 Nov
Old St. Gertrude's Church is home to the largest Sauer organ in Latvia, built by Sauer in 1906. Before the Riga Dome Cathedral became a concert hall in 1962, old St. Gertrude Church was the main organ concert venue in Riga.

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28 Oct

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Raymonda

28 Oct - 27 Apr
This work by genius Marius Petipa represents the artist’s rebirth in the twilight of his life. The Master created "Raymonda" at the age of 80 as the quintessence of his rich life.

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05 Sep - 29 Oct

Exhibitions

Exhibition Concurrently by Vija and Kaspars Zariņš

05 Sep - 29 Oct
Painters Kaspars and Vija Zariņš are organizing a new exhibition of the retrospection of their latest work. The couple's life and creative work flow together, with each of them personifying their ideas and skills, while at the same time complementing one another in their forms of expression. Both artists can work together in the same workshop, as they both have found their own distinctive paths in the world of art. This is why they can organize exhibitions simultaneously, as they both are different and self-sufficient.

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08 Sep - 29 Oct

Exhibitions

Atis Jākobsons solo-exhibition - The Bright Night of the Soul

08 Sep - 29 Oct
Atis Jākobsons' solo-exhibition is made up of a multi-layered visual language, creating a complex symbols and images which are difficult to decipher and may have deliberately been made impossible. Each viewer's observations and interpretation is accurate. Atis Jākobsons works in different areas - drawing, painting, sculpting, painted fabrics, as well as modern technologies. The project is based on visual observations the artist noted on his trips.

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05 Aug - 29 Oct

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Gold Classics of Russian Art. 19th century.

05 Aug - 29 Oct
The conception of the exhibition is based on the desire to present the best in painting, graphic art and sculpting of masters from the 19th century, as well as the development of art and its thematic diversity throughout the century.

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29 Oct

Opera, Ballet

Opera for the whole family "The Birds' Opera"

29 Oct - 18 Mar
Children enter the Opera through the main doors; open the door to the large hall; sit down in the velvet chairs; and watch as the lights dim, the glow of the chandelier looking like the starry sky. The conductor raises his baton and the performance begins, telling the story of the kindhearted Doctor Doolittle, his resourceful animal friends, and the evil Mr.Dornton.

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29 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Concert "The Love Story"

29 Oct
The popular duo from St. Petersburg - the singer Anna Ananyina (Анна Ананьина) and the accompanist Alexey Yankoit (Алексей Янкойть) - will perform their new program, “The Love Story”.

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30 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Concert "The Golden Folk Dances"

30 Oct
This will be one of the few shows whose program includes nearly all the most popular Latvian folk dance repertoire.

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