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18 Feb

Concerts (shows)

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk

18 Feb
It is not an overdone statement that Kraftwerk are almost as important in electronic music as the Beatles are in popmusic. The quartet formed in the late 1960’s. Dusseldorf Conservatory graduates Ralph Hiter and Florian Scgneider were so progressive for their period of time that they have influenced an extensive amplitude of genres from Detroit techno to hiphp, and from EDM to computerized synth-pop.

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23 Feb

Festivals, Festivities

International craft beer and folk festival "Metenis"

23 Feb - 24 Feb
Metenis is an ancient baltic tribe way of greeting the spring. For the fourth year Labietis, alongside with other regional craft breweries, and folk themed artists celebrate this seasonal festivity in the centre of Riga, in the vicinity of "Labietis" brewpub.

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23 Feb

Concerts (classical)

LNSO. Osokins + Osokins. Piano + Piano.

23 Feb
A performance of Karlsons’s Dances of Life and Death, which touches upon the courage and fate of Spanish national hero El Cid. The father and son piano duo will also perform the solo of Poulenc’s exciting Concerto for Two Pianos. Also on the program will be Stravinsky’s Petrushka, like a clown, struck by jealousy, who goes places he shouldn’t and does things he shouldn’t do. An evening of symphonic music with an equally symphonic ambit. All of this under the watchful eye of LNSO conductor Guntis Kuzma.

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24 Feb

Festivals, Festivities

International craft beer and folk festival "Metenis"

23 Feb - 24 Feb
Metenis is an ancient baltic tribe way of greeting the spring. For the fourth year Labietis, alongside with other regional craft breweries, and folk themed artists celebrate this seasonal festivity in the centre of Riga, in the vicinity of "Labietis" brewpub.

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02 Feb - 27 Feb

Exhibitions

Andrey Nadezhdinsky solo exhibition - Golden Spider Web

02 Feb - 27 Feb
In his works, Andrey Nadezhdinsky combines the art of jewelry, sculpting and graphic arts. The materials used to make the artist's creations is something to wonder at - spider webs and gold.

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10 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera Rake's Progress

15 Feb - 13 Jun
The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. The opera that was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1951, was based loosely on the eight paintings and engravings A Rake’s Progress of the 18th century artist William Hogarth, which Stravinsky had seen in 1947 in a Chicago exhibition. At the Latvian National Opera, this opera will be staged for the first time.

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15 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Opera Rake's Progress

15 Feb - 13 Jun
The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. The opera that was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1951, was based loosely on the eight paintings and engravings A Rake’s Progress of the 18th century artist William Hogarth, which Stravinsky had seen in 1947 in a Chicago exhibition. At the Latvian National Opera, this opera will be staged for the first time.

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13 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Opera Rake's Progress

15 Feb - 13 Jun
The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. The opera that was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1951, was based loosely on the eight paintings and engravings A Rake’s Progress of the 18th century artist William Hogarth, which Stravinsky had seen in 1947 in a Chicago exhibition. At the Latvian National Opera, this opera will be staged for the first time.

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13 Feb - 18 Feb

Exhibitions

The week of lovers at the Riga Art Nouveau Center

13 Feb - 18 Feb
Everyone is invited to visit the museum and take a special tour to get a feel of the romantic side during the Art Nouveau period. The ladies will be able to find out how to admit their love with the help of the language used by their daughters-in-law. Meanwhile, gentlemen will be able to express their emotions using the language of flowers, which in the early 20th century was a way to approach your loved one without saying a word. Both ladies and gentlemen will be delighted by the museum's interior, which will be decorated in rose-colored tones, with a collection of love letters from the Art Nouveau period also on display.

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18 Feb

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.

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18 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Weekend Music. Riga Saxophone Quartet.

18 Feb
The Riga Saxophone Quartet invites music lovers to the second Weekend Music concert of the season - Katrīna Kivleniece (saxophone), Artis Sīmanis (alta saxophone), Ainars Šablovskis (saxophone), Baiba Tilhena (saxophone) and Savva Zihs (accordion).

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18 Feb

Opera, Ballet

Opera for kids "The little magic flute"

18 Feb - 14 Apr
This innovative, new production was created by director Margo Zālīte with our younger audiences in mind.

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20 Feb

Concerts (shows)

British band Depeche Mode

20 Feb
The famous British band will arrive in Riga as part of its The Global Spirit world tour, promoting its 14th studio album Spirit. The album’s powerful and timely first single, Where’s The Revolution, has been well-received by critics and fans alike, lauded as a strong “return to form” for Depeche Mode. Spirit has already garnered critical acclaim, with the British music magazine MOJO calling it “blow by blow…Depeche Mode’s best album in years”.

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21 Feb

Opera, Ballet

Opera Faust

17 Jan - 26 Apr
Dr. Faust is sinking into depression despite his many years, and the promise made to mysterious Mephistopheles - all his wishes granted in exchange for his soul. Charles Gounod's marvelous opera, based on the Goethe tragedy, had its world premiere back in Paris in 1859. Here and now, director Aik Karapetyan offers late-Gothic mileau, with touches of German Expressionism, including silent movies. "However, this does not mean a production that will be 'hopelessly serious," the director is quick to explain.

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22 Feb

Opera, Ballet

Ballet for the whole family "Coppélia"

22 Feb
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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23 Feb

Trade Fairs

International education fair - Skola 2018 (School 2018)

23 Feb - 25 Feb
The education fair will provide anyone wishing to study and gain new knowledge with comprehensive information about the available study programs, language classes, distance learning and e-learning opportunities in Latvia and abroad, and will help to find the education establishment best suited to one's needs.

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23 Feb

Trade Fairs

Latvian Book Fair 2018, an international book and publishing fair

23 Feb - 25 Feb
Latvian Book Fair is the key event of the publishing industry in Latvia that brings together Latvian and foreign book publishers, book sellers and companies doing business related to the book industry. In addition to books, the exhibition also includes intellectual games, in particular those that help develop reading skills, development and educational aids, as well as products for creative hobbies.

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23 Feb

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Scheherazade and her Tales

23 Feb
Shahriyar, the Sultan of ancient Persia, is left bitter after being betrayed by an unfaithful wife. For this reason, each night he marries an innocent virgin, only to have her beheaded the following morning. This pattern continues until he meets his vizier’s oldest daughter, Scheherazade, who is able to conquer and soften the sultan’s hardened heart with her stories and myths...

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24 Feb

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

17 Feb - 30 Jun
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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24 Feb

Trade Fairs

International education fair - Skola 2018 (School 2018)

23 Feb - 25 Feb
The education fair will provide anyone wishing to study and gain new knowledge with comprehensive information about the available study programs, language classes, distance learning and e-learning opportunities in Latvia and abroad, and will help to find the education establishment best suited to one's needs.

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24 Feb

Trade Fairs

Latvian Book Fair 2018, an international book and publishing fair

23 Feb - 25 Feb
Latvian Book Fair is the key event of the publishing industry in Latvia that brings together Latvian and foreign book publishers, book sellers and companies doing business related to the book industry. In addition to books, the exhibition also includes intellectual games, in particular those that help develop reading skills, development and educational aids, as well as products for creative hobbies.

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24 Feb

Opera, Ballet

Musical "The Sound of Music"

11 Feb - 08 Apr
Meet the joyful Maria, Captain von Trapp and his children, and other characters from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's world-famous musical "The Sound of Music", in a concert for the entire family at the Latvian National Opera!

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24 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

10 Feb - 24 Feb
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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24 Feb

Concerts (classical)

Viennese classic. Sinfonietta Rīga. Mozart, Schubert, Berg

24 Feb
Kristian Bezuidenhout was born in South Africa, studied in Australia and New York, lives in London and dazzles audiences in the world's greatest concert halls and festivals. Under the brilliant pianist's masterly touch, the piano as well as harpsichord and especially fortepiano, sing out in the most extraordinary voices. In addition, Bezuidenhout is a well-known Mozart expert.

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