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28 Aug

Outdoor events

Day of Games at Ethnographic Open-air Museum

28 Aug
At the start of a new school year, the museum holds an ancient games day where it invites children with their parents in fresh air and nature to enjoy playing a variety of both traditional and modern plays and games. Moreover, various contests and competitions, creative workshops and dexterity outdoor games will take place.

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04 Sep

Outdoor events

The Crafts Day and the Day of Bread

04 Sep
Every year in September this event gathers craftsmen from all parts of Latvia – blacksmiths, potters, carpenters, wicker-work craftsmen and weavers. Both masters and apprentices arrive at the museum to demonstrate their masterpieces, inviting both big and small ones to participate and also try out the ancient tools.

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06 Sep

Concerts (classical)

“Ave Maria”, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

06 Sep
Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Edīte Alpe, organ.

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10 Sep

Concerts (classical)

WHITE NIGHT: Metamorphoses

10 Sep
White Night – the brief moment of enlightened thoughts and ideas when the mundane returns to its original form, where the familiar is illuminated in an unusual light. Magical White Night is eagerly awaited by just about everyone because its key is the surprise element. The Riga community center at Ziemeļblāzma this year, during White Night, will feature multi-faceted and unexpected twists and turns - metamorphoses.

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10 Sep

Festivals, Festivities

White Night 2016

10 Sep
Metaphorically speaking (in the Romantic languages), white nights mean 'sleepless' nights, and this year as well in early September, you are cordially invited to join the crowd in experiencing a sleepless night chock full of surprises.The long list of entertainment includes contemporary art, music and dance circus acts, excursions into the sciences, literature and philosophy. They all converge on White Night -- the modern arts forum.

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10 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Giselle

10 Sep
Giselle is one of the first large ballets of the romantic period, and one of the few works of that era to have survived to the present day.

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13 Sep

Concerts (classical)

"Panis Angelicus", concert by Olga Pjatigorska

13 Sep
Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano, Edīte Alpe, organ

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14 Sep

Concerts (shows)

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester

14 Sep
The ever-elegant musician is bringing to Latvia the concert program Eine Nacht in Berlin (A Night in Berlin), comprising compositions of the Weimar period in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.

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17 Sep

Festivals, Festivities

Rīgas balle 2016 (Riga Ball 2016)

17 Sep
Latvian singer Natalija Tumsevica and ballroom dance champion Vjaceslavs Visnakovs have joined forces to bring to Riga the grand cultural event - the Vienna Ball. An unforgettable evening upcoming.

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23 Sep

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Riga opens its concert season

23 Sep
The Sinfonietta Rīga Chamber Orchestra rings in the new concert season with the amiable Austrian Franz Schubert's Grand Symphony, and - in striking contrast - the chamber symphony of the young and adventurous composer Kristaps Pētersons, originally written for the multi-level architectural ensemble at Spilve Airfield.

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24 Sep

Markets

Mikelis Day Fair in Old Town Riga

24 Sep
An annual event where visitors can enjoy/buy seasonal homegrown products and arts and crafts. An additional treat at the Miķelis' Day Fair – live music and dance.

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25 Sep

Outdoor events

Autumnal Equinox at Ethnographic Open Air Museum

25 Sep
Autumn Solstice, or the day of Miķelis, is associated with completion of the field works, harvest festival, rich feast and loud rejoicing. This is the most popular time to celebrate marriage. The festival will be enriched with the varied fair offering autumn harvest bounties and products made by craftsmen. Traditional pub and market music makers. Do not miss the chance to enjoy the delicious pumpkin soup!

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