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04 Mar

Festivals, Festivities

Audi Bubble Parade

04 Mar
How many different champagnes have you tried? 10? How about 100? The Audi Bubble Parade once again will be the biggest parade of champagne and sparkling wines in the Baltics, a unique walk-around tasting with more than 100 French champagnes and their noblest «cousins» – Prosecco, Franciacorta, Cava, Cap Classique, Cremant, all for your enjoyment.

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04 Mar

Concerts (shows)

Scott Bradlee and "Postmodern Jukebox"

04 Mar
Pianist Scott Bradlee and his band "Postmodern Jukebox" have earned recognition by transforming modern hits into musical styles from 1920-1960s. The band's motto is that "everything new can be old again".

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05 Mar

Exhibitions

Conversations at the Museum: A meeting with the exhibition's curator Elita Ansone and artists participating in the exhibition

05 Mar
Conversations at the Museum is a program of the Latvian National Museum of Art offering the opportunity to get a deeper and more comprehensive insight into the museum’s current exhibitions, as well as various thematically and contextually related issues. Listening to the exciting stories and engaging in discussions, the visitors and also the event’s special guests – art critic Elite Ansone and authors of the displayed artworks - will discover many new facts about the development of hyperrealism in Latvia, subtleties of the photographic effects and many more things.

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08 Mar

Concerts (shows)

Tango Sin Quinto's concert Atgriezties Dienvidos (Return to the South)

08 Mar
The concert will feature a variety of songs in various languages and musical styles - from popular tango hits, to lesser known but riveting ladino style songs. The audience will be able to enjoy songs from Astor Piazzolla's tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires, the well-known ladino singer-songwriter Yasim Levy, as well as of course beautiful melodies from the French cabaret singer and songwriter Edith Piaf. Also performed will be songs by Maurice Ravel and Richard Galliano, as well as various traditional tango melodies.

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12 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Coppélia

12 Mar
Léo Delibes's Coppélia, which is once again returning to the LNO's stage, is a classic reading of the E.T.A.Hoffmann's story The Sandman. The revival of the production - where our troupe's best soloists will perform the story of the young heartbreaker Franz and his beloved, Svanilde - will be comical, colorful, and full of life. The characters enter a whirlwind of misunderstandings when Svanilde's beauty is overshadowed by the magic of the mysterious Doctor Coppélius's daughter, Coppélia.

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18 Mar

Concerts (shows)

Tom Odell

18 Mar
Four years ago, Tom Odell with his first single, Another Love, made it straight to Uk Top 10. A year after that, the British singer-songwriter was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2013 poll. At the British Phonographic Industry annual ward ceremony the same year, Odell was named the winner of the Critics' Choice Award, previously won by artists such as Adele and Florence and the Machine.

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18 Mar

Festivals, Festivities

Ball at Ziemeļblāzma

18 Mar
The annual dance ball has become become an anticipated tradition over the years. Performing at this year's ball will be Diāna Pīrāgs together with the Mirage Jazz Orchestra group. The program will included a wide range of dance styles - foxtrot, rhumba, cha-cha-cha, slow waltz, quickstep, samba, jive, Viennese waltz and tango.

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19 Mar

Festivals, Festivities

Spring Equinox events in urban environment

19 Mar
Everybody is invited to mark the Spring Equinox on Sunday, March 19, with a sunrise ceremony at 6:00-8:00 a.m. in Arkadija Park. During the event, participants will wash face in the Marupite river. Sunrise ceremony with songs, willow and birch twigs, swings and other rituals to ensure fertility, health and beauty.

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19 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Opening concert of spring festival WINDSTREAM. Tango, flamenco, jazz

19 Mar
Riga Orchestra will open spring festival WINDSTREAM with a specially-designed and fresh program that will mark a bright start of the spring. Contemporary original pieces have been selected for the concert, and composers have used flamenco, tango and jazz elements and rhythms in their music. Luis Serrano Alarcon represents Spain, Robert Russell Bennett represents the US, Manfred Schneider represents Germany. The concert will be opened with jazz classics - George Gershwin's Cuban Overture.

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25 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Dona Nobis Pacem, a concert on the day for commeration of victims of the Communist genocide in Latvia. Windstream festival

25 Mar

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25 Mar

Outdoor events

Events of the commemorative day for victims of the Communist genocide

25 Mar
Remembering victims of the deportations of March 25, 1949, and the Communist genocide, commemorative events and concerts are held in Riga - a commemorative event by Skirotava railway station, a march from the Occupation Museum to the Freedom Monument.

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31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Concert Membra Jesu Nostri

31 Mar
Dietrich Buxtehude is one of the most prominent composers of the Baroque era. J.S. Bach, a great admirer of his music, avidly listened to Buxtehude’s concerts and wanted to marry his daughter. The cycle that will be performed in the concert is one of the composer’s best-known pieces. The cycle of seven cantatas musically touches upon Christ’s crucified body.

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