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24 Aug

Outdoor events

Jazz in Old Town at the Small Guild Hall Garden

10 Aug - 24 Aug
Well-known and popular jazz melodies performed by talented musicians. Jazz must be heard many times before you suddenly get hit with the feeling. And then you do not feel time anymore. Improvisation between musicians and the audience creates and atmosphere of energy and feelings. The true emotions jazz can offers is like an oasis in the synthetic world of music.

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24 Aug

Outdoor events

Open-air concerts at Kalnciema Quarter

10 Aug - 07 Sep
Free open-air concerts take place every Thursday in the Kalnciema Quarter courtyard, which provides a great platform for young emerging musicians from Latvia. Local indie and alternative rock bands, jazz, classical and folk artists as well as visiting musicians from abroad play these concerts.

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24 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Re Riga! Festival

23 Aug - 25 Aug
Psychological drama inspired by the visions of 19th century magicians intertwined with dreams, illusions, acrobatics inviting the spectators to open themselves to the ultimate search for the truth, amusing indoor and outdoor shows charged with fierce spoofing for adults and families – all this will be available for everyone to experience during the contemporary circus & street art festival RE Riga!.

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24 Aug

Concerts (classical)

“Ave Maria”, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

10 Aug - 28 Sep
Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Ilze Reine, organ.

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24 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Artissimo Music & Art Festival

03 Jul - 24 Aug
The festival's concerts are dedicated to classical music, jazz, as well as world music. Each year, the festival gathers masters of classical and world music, orchestras and jazz collectives under the star covered skies of Jūrmala.

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24 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Latvian National Opera - summer performances

16 Aug - 03 Sep
During the summer season, the Latvian National Opera offers a special three-week series of performances.

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24 Aug

Concerts (shows)

Summer concerts at Ziemeļblāzma Park

15 Jun - 24 Aug
The summer concert series at Ziemeļblāzma Park will feature outdoor concerts by talented Latvian musicians. The historical park, which is over 100 years old, will serve as an unforgettable backdrop for music lovers, allowing them to soak in the wonderful atmosphere of outdoor concerts.

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24 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

International Sacred Music Festival

18 Aug - 07 Sep
The State Choir "Latvia”, one of the most internationally demanded professional choirs, invites you to the International Sacred Music Festival.

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24 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Swan Lake

24 Aug - 06 Dec
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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25 Aug - 08 Oct

Exhibitions

Marko Maetamm solo exhibition - I'm Only Streaming

25 Aug - 08 Oct
The internationally acclaimed Estonian artist, painter, as well as video and installations author Marko Maetamm will be presenting his first solo exhibition in Riga. The artist, who has mainly been inspired by family life over the past decade, is now turning his attention to the wars, catastrophes and other emergencies raging around the world and the willing and unwilling powerlessness of normal people in regard to these subjects.

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25 Aug - 08 Oct

Exhibitions

Exhibition/analysis - Retina

25 Aug - 08 Oct
Retina is an exhibition based on a discussion between four of its participants about the contradictory relations between contemporary art and today's visual culture, as well as about viewing, seeing, noticing and about what cannot be seen. Participants - Andrejs Strokins, Kaspars Vanags, Vents Vīnbergs and Germans Ermičs. The exhibition will be made up of an assembly of historical artifacts, texts and design objects.

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25 Aug - 08 Oct

Exhibitions

Ilya Lipkin solo exhibition

25 Aug - 08 Oct
Ilya Lipkin is a Riga-born artist, who grew up in New York but currently lives in Berlin. His recent photographic work deals with the merging of public and corporate space. Though Lipkin’s photos are taken in New York, Berlin, and other cities, they impart an eerie sense of sameness. The artist plans a similar approach with his upcoming photo series specially for kim?, which is being put together in Riga and documenting the artist's place of birth and more specifically the suburb he was born in - Purvciems, where he spent the first seven years of his life.

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25 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Re Riga! Festival

23 Aug - 25 Aug
Psychological drama inspired by the visions of 19th century magicians intertwined with dreams, illusions, acrobatics inviting the spectators to open themselves to the ultimate search for the truth, amusing indoor and outdoor shows charged with fierce spoofing for adults and families – all this will be available for everyone to experience during the contemporary circus & street art festival RE Riga!.

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25 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

09 Aug - 29 Sep
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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25 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Latvian National Opera - summer performances

16 Aug - 03 Sep
During the summer season, the Latvian National Opera offers a special three-week series of performances.

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25 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Yevgeniy Onegin

25 Aug - 27 Oct
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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26 Aug

Sports

BMX event Simple Session

26 Aug
This summer the world’s most anticipated BMX events Simple Session will for the first time ever travel south! The best BMX park and street riders from around the world will go head to head on a massive Wessel designed outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge. Furthermore, a skateboarding best tricks competition will also go down!

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26 Aug

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

12 Aug - 30 Sep
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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26 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

12 Aug - 30 Sep
St John’s Church is located at the very heart of Old Riga. You are welcomed to enjoy fantastic organ music concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine listening to sacred music with admiring magnificent architecture of the church.

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26 Aug

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

12 Aug - 30 Sep
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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26 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Ballet "At the Blue Danube"

26 Aug - 08 Dec
The beautiful music of “waltz king” Johann Strauss inspired a romantic ballet about the choice between love and the stage, dreams and reality. An der schönen blauen Donau was first performed in Riga in 1957; in the 60 years since, it has been revived numerous times and has become one of the cornerstones of the Latvian Ballet. This new production is in celebration of yet another anniversary. April 2017 marks the 110th birthday of Helēna Tangijeva-Birzniece – legendary ballerina, ballet master, instructor and producer of this ballet.

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26 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

Latvian National Opera - summer performances

16 Aug - 03 Sep
During the summer season, the Latvian National Opera offers a special three-week series of performances.

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26 Aug

Festivals, Festivities

International Sacred Music Festival

18 Aug - 07 Sep
The State Choir "Latvia”, one of the most internationally demanded professional choirs, invites you to the International Sacred Music Festival.

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26 Aug

Concerts (shows)

Carnival Youth concert "Vienā vilcienā" ("On One Train")

26 Aug
Indie rock group Carnival Youth is organizing so far the biggest concert of the band on an open-air stage at Sigulda castle ruins to mark its new album "Vienā vilcienā" ("On One Train") that was released on June 1.

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