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27 Jul - 02 Sep

Exhibitions

Santa France solo exhibition

27 Jul - 02 Sep
Every day supplies – plants, office interior, kitchen supplies, women's toiletries etc. is a inspiration source for new media artist Santa France, who models dimensional objects in different environments.

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27 Jul - 02 Sep

Exhibitions

Sound Days. Exhibition, performances and virtual reality displays by new media artists.

27 Jul - 02 Sep
Young media and sound artists from the art research laboratory at the University of Liepāja use sound as media and material. The works will focus on sound as a material in art, its characteristics, physicality, role in culture and technology, or as a way of expressing ideas and concepts. In addition to the sound installations, the exhibition space will also host performances, as well as experimental virtual reality project demonstrations.

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27 Jul

Festivals, Festivities

World Jazz Festival

27 Jul - 28 Jul
The annual World Jazz Festival brings world jazz legends to Riga each year. This year, jazz lovers will be able to enjoy three festival concerts - a free open-air concert in the heart of Riga on July 27 at Dome Square, which will also be the festival's opening concert. On the other hand, on July 27 at the Splendid Palace concert venue and on July 28 at Arena Riga, two evening concerts will be held featuring world jazz stars.

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27 Jul

Outdoor events

Jazz in Old Town at the Small Guild Hall Garden

29 Jun - 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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27 Jul

Outdoor events

Open-air concerts at Kalnciema Quarter

29 Jun - 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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27 Jul

Concerts (classical)

“Ave Maria”, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

29 Jun - 17 Aug
Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Ilze Reine, organ.

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27 Jul

Concerts (shows)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

27 Jul
American funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will arrive in Latvia to perform in a grand open-air concert during its world tour following release of The Getaway album last summer.

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28 Jul

Festivals, Festivities

World Jazz Festival

27 Jul - 28 Jul
The annual World Jazz Festival brings world jazz legends to Riga each year. This year, jazz lovers will be able to enjoy three festival concerts - a free open-air concert in the heart of Riga on July 27 at Dome Square, which will also be the festival's opening concert. On the other hand, on July 27 at the Splendid Palace concert venue and on July 28 at Arena Riga, two evening concerts will be held featuring world jazz stars.

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28 Jul

Festivals, Festivities

XXV International Sigulda Opera Music Festival

28 Jul - 30 Jul
For the 25th time, the open-air stage at Sigulda Castle ruins will host one of Latvia's most magnificent annual music festival - the Sigulda Opera Festival, where, as usual, music lovers will be able to enjoy performances from both Latvian and internationally acclaimed opera stars.

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28 Jul

Concerts (classical)

International Organ Music Festival - Rīgas Doms

02 Jul - 30 Jul
The International Organ Music Festival Rīgas Doms is an annual spiritual and emotional experience of lovers of classical music, which takes place each summer in one of the oldest churches in Old Town - Riga Cathedral. This year will be the 30th edition of the festival, with the festival program created with Latvia's centennial celebration in mind - the story of Latvian organ music over the past 100 years, featuring many organists from all over the country and the music of Latvian composers during this period.

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29 Jul - 17 Sep

Exhibitions

Exhibition from the Zuzāns collection - Top no Top

29 Jul - 17 Sep
The collection's expositions are seen through the ''principle of top'' as an alternative to the usual assessment of art. By inserting pearls, or a selection of the brightest works in a multiform and unifying context, they over the years lose their importance and exaggerated uniqueness, becoming more genuine and lively.

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29 Jul

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

01 Jul - 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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29 Jul

Sports

Drift Masters King of Riga, one of the largest drift competitions in Europe

29 Jul
More than 60 of Europe's strongest drifters will compete in Biķernieki, one of the best race tracks in Europe.

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29 Jul

Concerts (classical)

RBS Europa Choir Concert - Sacred Choral Masterpieces

29 Jul
The RBS Europa Choir is made up of 60 experienced singers drawn from different choirs across the UK and beyond, led by Maestro Nigel Perrin. The choir perform concerts in various locations across Europe with a special emphasis on church music. In previous years the choir has performed in Rome, Vienna, Paris, Tallinn and Salzburg. This year RBS Europa choir performs in Riga, at St John’s Church with a concert called Sacred Choral Masterpieces. Classic works of Dubra and Parson, Cornysh, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov are included along with others.

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29 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

01 Jul - 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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29 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

01 Jul - 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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29 Jul

Festivals, Festivities

XXV International Sigulda Opera Music Festival

28 Jul - 30 Jul
For the 25th time, the open-air stage at Sigulda Castle ruins will host one of Latvia's most magnificent annual music festival - the Sigulda Opera Festival, where, as usual, music lovers will be able to enjoy performances from both Latvian and internationally acclaimed opera stars.

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09 Jun - 30 Jul

Exhibitions

Exhibition - One Art Couple, Two Ages

09 Jun - 30 Jul
The exhibition at the Rooster Hall of Riga's St Peter's Church will feature paintings and graphical works by the Lithuanian artists Nijole Vilutiene and Mikalojus Povilas Vilutis.

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07 Apr - 30 Jul

Exhibitions

The Collection | Latvia international ceramics biennale

07 Apr - 30 Jul
The contemporary ceramics collection, in cooperation with the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center. With works from 100 different contemporary ceramics artists from Latvia and around the world, the exhibition will be organized at the Riga Art Space's main hall, in a unique scenographic presentation. Curators: Māris Čačka, Valentīns Petjko.

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30 Jul

Festivals, Festivities

XXV International Sigulda Opera Music Festival

28 Jul - 30 Jul
For the 25th time, the open-air stage at Sigulda Castle ruins will host one of Latvia's most magnificent annual music festival - the Sigulda Opera Festival, where, as usual, music lovers will be able to enjoy performances from both Latvian and internationally acclaimed opera stars.

Read more

30 Jul

Concerts (classical)

International Organ Music Festival - Rīgas Doms

02 Jul - 30 Jul
The International Organ Music Festival Rīgas Doms is an annual spiritual and emotional experience of lovers of classical music, which takes place each summer in one of the oldest churches in Old Town - Riga Cathedral. This year will be the 30th edition of the festival, with the festival program created with Latvia's centennial celebration in mind - the story of Latvian organ music over the past 100 years, featuring many organists from all over the country and the music of Latvian composers during this period.

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30 Jul

Concerts (classical)

Piano Concert - The Three Osokins in Jurmala

30 Jul
An important event in the music life of Latvia - the Three Osokins are joining forces on the stage of the legendary Dzintari Concert Hall to bring a unique program for the satisfaction of classical music lovers. The program includes piano compositions and paraphrases on music by J. S. Bach, Ferencz Liszt, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov, which will be performed on three grand pianos, as well as with an orchestra. 

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31 Jul

Concerts (classical)

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

26 Jun - 30 Sep
“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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31 Jul

Concerts (shows)

Jassie Ware/ Sunset Festival

31 Jul
The elegantly soulful vocal of this wonderful artist was introduced to the wider audience right with release of her debut album Devition in 2012, which peaked Nr. 5 at UK Albums Chart. But particularly by the single Wildest Moments from this record.

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