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21 Dec

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

21 Dec - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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16 Nov - 22 Dec

Exhibitions

Dita Lūse solo exhibition - the Anatomy of Light

16 Nov - 22 Dec
The characteristic of Dita Lūses paintings is lightness - the presence of air and light. The artist explores light in all of its expressions - this exhibition, in addition to direct impressions of nature, has also been inspired by x-ray photos of humans, animals and plants.

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31 Dec

Outdoor events

New Year's Eve Fireworks and Celebration at the 11 November Embankment

31 Dec
Riga residents and guests are welcome to ring in the New Year at the November 11 Embankment. Visitors will be able to enjoy an extensive cultural program with performances by popular musicians and bands, as well as djs, followed by the New Year's Eve fireworks show. The perfect place for families and friends to celebrate the new year.

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25 Nov - 07 Jan

Exhibitions

Exhibition - With Seven-league Boots. Stop – Finland.

25 Nov - 07 Jan
The Riga Bourse Art Museum and Finland’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma continue their presentation of contemporary art collections from the Baltic region. With Seven-league Boots. Stop – Finland is already the second exhibition introducing contemporary art collections from the Baltic Sea region’s museums and it is dedicated to the centenaries of the Republic of Finland and the Republic of Latvia.

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24 Nov - 07 Jan

Markets

Christmas Fair on Līvu Square

24 Nov - 07 Jan
Do you wish to return to the land of childhood? You are welcome to the Christmas fair on Līvu Square! The joyful sound of children's laughter, small bells of merry-go-rounds, fluffy snowflakes and the scent of spices, roasted nuts and almond will bring back the Christmas miracle from your childhood.

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02 Dec - 07 Jan

Markets

Old Town Christmas Fair

02 Dec - 07 Jan
Christmas is approaching, and one of the signs testifying to this is the Old Town Christmas Fair with sweet-smelling mulled wine, roasted almonds, glittering glazed gingerbread and local handcraft. Visitors will have a chance to find their Christmas miracle here every day. Various concerts and workshops are on the programme, with Santa Claus entertaining kids and adults alike.

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08 Dec - 14 Jan

Exhibitions

The way through the Christmas Trees 2017

08 Dec - 14 Jan
It was in Riga, just over 500 years ago, where the first ever Christmas tree was set-up and decorated in market square. In honor of this event, each year Riga becomes the Christmas tree capital of the world - where over 40 different and creative art objects are set-up throughout the city. These modern-day Christmas tree surprises with their originality, as well as the variety of materials used, from light installations, to wood, glass, bricks and the use of warmth.

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17 Nov - 28 Jan

Exhibitions

Exhibition "Recent acquisitions of the Latvian National Museum of Art"

17 Nov - 28 Jan
What are the typical traits of the Latvian art in the 21st century? What are the current trends? What questions does it ask? What values does it affirm, question or reject? How does it reflect the given era? What artworks in the museum's storeroom represent the 21st century? These are the questions that the exhibition and its program of sideline events will look to answer through a debate with participation of artists, museum experts and the general public.

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31 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

21 Dec - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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04 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

21 Dec - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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19 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

21 Dec - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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11 Dec

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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11 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Concert "The Beginning"

11 Dec - 12 Dec
This timeless unity of charitable people will be celebrated at the K.K fon Stricka villa, where the audience will be able to experience the birth of a pleasant winterly mood. The vocal and instrumental music composed by Rihards Dubra, Pēteris Vasks and J. S. Bach, the graphic design and special effects of Māris Subačs, which will be converted into a video format by -8 (Andris Vētra), and the voice of Varis Piņķis will create a unique atmosphere in both time and place.

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12 Dec - 07 Apr

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Latvian Ballet Legend Arvīds Ozoliņš in Paintings and Drawings by Aleksandra Beļcova

12 Dec - 07 Apr
The friendship between the prominent Latvian ballet dancer Arvīds Ozoliņš (1908-1996) and the artist Aleksandra Beļcova (1892-1981) began in the 1930s. This was also the time when the first portraits of Ozoliņš created Beļcova appeared. In the subsequent years as well, up to her death, the painter continue to paint portraits of the ballet dancer during his rehearsals, backstage, in the makeup room, as well as in relaxing atmosphere settings. These works reveal the personality of the dancer, and illustrate the development Belcova's creative work.

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12 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Concert "The Beginning"

11 Dec - 12 Dec
This timeless unity of charitable people will be celebrated at the K.K fon Stricka villa, where the audience will be able to experience the birth of a pleasant winterly mood. The vocal and instrumental music composed by Rihards Dubra, Pēteris Vasks and J. S. Bach, the graphic design and special effects of Māris Subačs, which will be converted into a video format by -8 (Andris Vētra), and the voice of Varis Piņķis will create a unique atmosphere in both time and place.

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13 Dec

Concerts (classical)

“Concerto Piccolo” — enjoy the unique sound of Riga Dome organ for 20 minutes

11 Dec - 31 Mar
“Concerto Piccolo” gives the opportunity to relish one of the most splendid and valuable historical organ in the outstanding acoustics of Riga Dome.

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13 Dec

Opera, Ballet

Opera Faust

18 Oct - 26 Apr
Dr. Faust is sinking into depression despite his many years, and the promise made to mysterious Mephistopheles - all his wishes granted in exchange for his soul. Charles Gounod's marvelous opera, based on the Goethe tragedy, had its world premiere back in Paris in 1859. Here and now, director Aik Karapetyan offers late-Gothic mileau, with touches of German Expressionism, including silent movies. "However, this does not mean a production that will be 'hopelessly serious," the director is quick to explain.

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13 Dec

Concerts (classical)

European Christmas. Raimonds Pauls and Latvian Radio Bigband

13 Dec
Participating: Raimonds Pauls (piano), Kristīne Prauliņa (vocal), Dināra Rudane (vocal), Ralfs Eilands (vocal), Intars Busulis (vocal) and Latvian Radio Bigband. Program: Music from Raimonds Pauls.

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16 Oct - 14 Dec

Riga Zoo

Winter-wear on parade in Riga Zoo

16 Oct - 14 Dec
Animals are already preparing warm fur coats for winter. For many species they differ from summer attire, which is why autumn is a special time at Riga Zoo – like a magic trick, new inhabitants have appeared. In the summer, the brown lynx family has now become gray, while camels, raccoon, and many other animals are taking pride in their thick furs, and thus are now much larger. Meanwhile, deer families have other worries – the rutting period.

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14 Dec

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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14 Dec

Concerts (classical)

Concert "Daumants Kalniņš and 12 Metalheads on Christmas"

14 Dec
Few bars from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, few dances from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker, a sled ride, shiny trumpets and gentle tinkling of bells, solos by Kaspars Majors, the lead trombone of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, and energetic and passionate voice of Daumants Kalniņš in Christmas melodies that overflow with bliss and joy of life.

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15 Dec - 29 Dec

Exhibitions

Graphic artist Roberts Koļcovs exhibition - Indirect Communication

15 Dec - 29 Dec
For the exhibition, the artist has prepared a variety of works, containing large scale paintings, ceramic masks, as well as graphic works, that have been made during the last year. With these works, the artist continues his interdisciplinary (painting, sculpture, graphic) communication, that has existed in his works from the beginning of his creative expressions.

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15 Dec - 11 Feb

Exhibitions

Exhibition Lila

15 Dec - 11 Feb
Seven artists have teamed up to put together the Lila exhibition - Sanita Ābelīte, Arta Baltā, Ilze Emse-Grīnberga, Gundega Hagendorfa, Ieva Kalniņa, Gita Ruģēna and Elīna Titāne. The title of the exhibition Lila comes from the Hindu culture, which describes the world as playground of the gods. The exhibition's theme is each author's freedom to interpret their own ideas, from the conceptual, to the sensitive nuanced and philosophical, all the way to witty and ironic ideas.

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15 Dec - 28 Jan

Exhibitions

Synergy: contemporary tendencies in metal art and design

15 Dec - 28 Jan
This exhibition will highlight current artistic trends and creative directions in the experimental, innovative and classic forms of decorative art, objects and design items involving metal.

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