Izbaudi Rīgu

Search event

Choose period:

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.

Read more

15 Dec - 28 Jan

Riga Zoo

Winter Nights at Riga Zoo

15 Dec - 28 Jan
In the darkest time of the year, Riga Zoo is holding the annual Winter Nights giving you a chance to visit the area late at night, walk through the lit up paths and view the animal enclosures.

Read more

22 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Concert - Three Osokins at the Opera: New Program

22 Jan
This is a special evening for fans of piano music. Three magnificent pianists will be featured in a single concert: father and professor Sergejs Osokin and his sons – winners of numerous international competitions and talented musicians Andrejs and Georgijs Osokin.

Read more

23 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

23 Jan
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is a fairytale-like rock ballet for parents and children alike. It is a joint project by the Riga Choreography School, the Emils Darzins' Music School and the Latvian National Opera.

Read more

24 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Opera "La Traviata"

24 Jan - 02 May
Opera in 3 acts by Giuseppe Verdi. In Italian with surtitles in Latvian and in English.

Read more

25 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Peer Gynt

25 Jan - 06 May
Henrik Ibsen's world famous dramatic poem (1867) is the basis for this new full-length ballet. The plot centers on the adventurous Peer Gynt, having gone off into the world in search of .... , finally returns home a mature man where his beloved Solweig has waited for him. Will this courtship be Peer's last adventure? The illustrious Slovenian choreographer Edward Klug has modernized the proceedings and chooses elements of irony, absurdism and surrealism as his main tools of expression, all set to Edvard Grieg's lilting melodies.

Read more

26 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Opera Eugene Onegin

26 Jan - 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.

Read more

27 Jan

Sports

Luge World Cup stage in Sigulda

27 Jan - 28 Jan
The world's top luge sliders will once again gather in Sigulda for the final stage of the 2017/2018 Luge World Cup season. Athletes from over 15 different countries will compete at the Sigulda Track to determine who is the fastest in the world this season.

Read more

28 Dec - 27 Jan

Exhibitions

Exhibition by group of artists - Literal Art

28 Dec - 27 Jan
This project concludes the first year of the MuseumLV gallery. Participating in the project are artists with which the gallery has worked together during its first year. The pieces of art on display are of various styles, but are all connected by the use of orthographic writing. This is our common message to the world for the new year.

Read more

06 Dec - 27 Jan

Exhibitions

Dainis Pundurs solo-exhibition - Porcelain and lucid dreaming

06 Dec - 27 Jan
Artist Dainis Pundurs (1965) has chosen clay, stone clay and porcelain as the visualization materials for his thoughts and view of the world - basically, all ceramics materials. This is likely due to the fact that the artist is from Latgale, the region of Latvia with deep and strong ceramics, more precisely pottery, traditions. In his essence, Dainis Pundurs is a conceptualist. Each piece of work, collection or exhibition has a certain concept.

Read more

27 Jan

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

25 Nov - 31 Mar
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.

Read more

27 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Ballet "At the Blue Danube"

27 Jan - 27 May
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.

Read more

27 Jan

Events in Sigulda

Celebrating the taste of winter in Sigulda

27 Jan
We invite you to begin the New Year at the Livonian Order Castle in Sigulda, where visitors will be able to taste special dishes prepared by Riga-Gauja region chefs prepared on an open fire. Visitors will be able to taste a wide variety of dishes during the event. In order to enjoy this outdoor event in full, visitors are kindly asked to dress accordingly.

Read more

27 Jan

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Rīga. Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Pastoral Symphony

27 Jan
Stradivarius Tritton violin in his hands, Kolja Blacher entrances the audience with his exceptionally refined tonality and meticulously sharp interpretation.

Read more

28 Jan

Sports

Luge World Cup stage in Sigulda

27 Jan - 28 Jan
The world's top luge sliders will once again gather in Sigulda for the final stage of the 2017/2018 Luge World Cup season. Athletes from over 15 different countries will compete at the Sigulda Track to determine who is the fastest in the world this season.

Read more

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.

Read more

28 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Opera The Bat

22 Dec - 18 Apr
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is Johann Strauss' most popular operetta. It is a story about a luxurious and elating world, which is ruled by luster, joy, flirt, intrigues, and surprises.

Read more

28 Jan

Concerts (shows)

Violinist Nigel Kennedy

28 Jan
The world famous British violinist Nigel Kennedy will perform in Riga for the first time ever with his concert program The New Four Seasons, as well as play music from the album My World, which is dedicated to his teachers.

Read more

30 Jan

Concerts (classical)

The wonderful fantasy - Symphony of Snow

30 Jan - 31 Jan
Slava Polunin and Gidons Kremers' wonderful fantasy Symphony of Snow performed by the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra.

Read more

31 Jan - 17 Mar

Exhibitions

Līga Purmale solo exhibition

31 Jan - 17 Mar
Līga Purmale (1948) has painted close-ups of poppy blossoms and red-currant clusters, misty fields, fir trees that look like cathedrals, the city at night and reflections in the window. Līga has painted temperamental and passionate dancers, and athletes in the heat of battle. Each one of us has a Līga Purmale - dreamy, temperamental, vital, secretive, and all together an excellent painter. The exhibition will feature her work of the past two years.

Read more

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.

Read more

31 Jan

Concerts (classical)

The wonderful fantasy - Symphony of Snow

30 Jan - 31 Jan
Slava Polunin and Gidons Kremers' wonderful fantasy Symphony of Snow performed by the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra.

Read more

01 Feb

Opera, Ballet

Opera "Tannhäuser"

20 Dec - 10 May
In Richard Wagner’s masterpiece, Tannhäuser draws his artistic inspiration from experiencing polar opposites: the pleasure he experiences in an underground grotto, and the asceticism he experiences on his pilgrimage to Rome. He also loves women who are polar opposites to one another, and searches for a way to combine these two opposites to form a unified whole: Tannhäuser wants the sensual Venus to have Elisabeth’s chastity, whereas he wants the chaste Elisabeth to have Venus’s sensuousness. Stage Director Vilppu Kiljunen tells about his production: My approach to the staging was built around a central question: the conditions that make love and loving possible in a cultural context, where the idea and role of a woman is violently divided into that of a saint or a whore.

Read more

02 Feb

Exhibitions

Artūrs Bērziņš solo exhibition

02 Feb - 10 Mar
In this exhibition, called Great Loneliness, Artūrs Bērziņš' works fluctuate between looking for seriousness in the content and playing with cognitive features through form. As usual in the works of Artūrs Bērziņš, the obviously clear message in his images are most likely deceptive and hold a double bottom with an opposite meaning, as is everything we face in this period of information war.

Read more