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23 Oct - 27 Oct

Festivals, Festivities

Riga Fashion Week

23 Oct - 27 Oct
Within the coming Fashion week the spring-summer 2019 pret-a-porter collections by the best Latvian and foreign designers will be presented.

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23 Oct

Exhibitions

Interactive installation Matter to Matter

18 Oct - 28 Oct
For only 11 days, the Matter to Matter interactive installation will be displayed in Riga, whose artist Artūrs Analts won the London Design Biennale's (LDB) Best Design Award.

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02 Jun - 28 Oct

Exhibitions

1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

02 Jun - 28 Oct
The inaugural edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA), titled Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, runs from 2nd of June until 28th of October 2018. Curated by Katerina Gregos, the biennial takes place at various venues in Riga and Jurmala. Including works by 104 artists (a third of which are from the Baltic countries), the biennial presents a large number of new commissions, 10 outdoor sculptures and ‘site-specific interventions’.

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18 Oct - 31 Oct

Cinema

Riga International Film Festival 2018

18 Oct - 31 Oct
The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) this year will offer more than 150 feature films, documentaries and short films from across the world. Besides the broad film program, the festival will also offer educational and entertaining events that will gather several hundreds of international film professionals.

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08 Nov

Concerts (classical)

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, symphonic orchestra of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music

08 Nov
In celebration of the Latvian centenary, the listeners of the Born in Latvia concert cycle will be given a unique opportunity to meet one of the three best orchestras in the world – the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. On 8 November on the stage of the Latvian National Opera lead by the conductor Philippe Herreweghe the orchestra will perform together with the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music Symphony orchestra. The soloist will be one of the most noteworthy modern pianists – the internationally acclaimed Yefim Bronfman.

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11 Nov

Festivals, Festivities

11th of November - Lāčplēsis Day

11 Nov
On November 11 every year, Latvia lights up numerous candles to commemorate the Latvian army's victory over the West Russian Volunteer Army led by general Pavel Bermont-Avalov on November 11, 1919. On this day Latvia honours Latvian Freedom Fighters.

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16 Nov - 19 Nov

Festivals, Festivities

Festival of Light Staro Rīga

16 Nov - 19 Nov
The festival of light "Staro Rīga" has become highly popular and anticipated among Rigans and tourists. "Staro Rīga" is an exhibition of outdoor installations, used to transform Riga's panorama using modern light and video technology.

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18 Nov

Festivals, Festivities

18 November — Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia

18 Nov
The Independence of Latvia was proclaimed on 18 November 1918 at the Latvian National Theatre. This day in Latvia is a public holiday — public institutions and the majority of private enterprises are closed, various events take place throughout the day.

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23 Nov - 06 Jan

Markets

Christmas Fair on Līvu Square

23 Nov - 06 Jan
Do you wish to return to the land of childhood? You are welcome to the Christmas fair on Līvu Square! The joyful sound of children's laughter, small bells of merry-go-rounds, fluffy snowflakes and the scent of spices, roasted nuts and almond will bring back the Christmas miracle from your childhood.

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25 Aug - 30 Nov

Exhibitions

Exhibition - Baltic Oaks

25 Aug - 30 Nov
The exhibition consists of Dutch and Flemish 16th–17th century paintings on wooden panels made of oak. The essence of this project is the identification of these oaks with DNA and dendrochronological methods to confirm the assumption that they are the Baltic oak trees sent to the Netherlands during the flourishing of the Hanseatic time.

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30 Nov - 06 Jan

Markets

Old Town Christmas Fair

30 Nov - 06 Jan
Christmas is approaching, and one of the signs testifying to this is the Old Town Christmas Fair with sweet-smelling mulled wine, roasted almonds, glittering glazed gingerbread and local handcraft. Visitors will have a chance to find their Christmas miracle here every day. Various concerts and workshops are on the programme, with Santa Claus entertaining kids and adults alike.

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07 Dec - 13 Jan

Exhibitions

The way through the Christmas Trees 2018

07 Dec - 13 Jan
It was in Riga, just over 500 years ago, where the first ever Christmas tree was set-up and decorated in market square. In honor of this event, each year Riga becomes the Christmas tree capital of the world - where many different and creative art objects are set-up throughout the city. These modern-day Christmas tree surprises with their originality, as well as the variety of materials used, from light installations, to wood, glass, bricks and the use of warmth. The exposition includes the best works by artists, students of the Art Academy as well as other creative professionals.

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31 Dec

Outdoor events

New Year's Eve Fireworks and Celebration at the 11 November Embankment

31 Dec
Riga residents and guests are welcome to ring in the New Year at the November 11 Embankment. Visitors will be able to enjoy an extensive cultural program with performances by popular musicians and bands, as well as djs, followed by the New Year's Eve fireworks show. The perfect place for families and friends to celebrate the new year.

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23 Oct

Riga Art Month

Zuzeum tour with Katerina Gregos

23 Oct
Join the guided tour in Zuzeum by Katerina Gregos, Chief Curator of 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. The tour will take place on Tuesday, 23 October at 6 pm. The guided tour will be in English. Valid RIBOCA1 ticket entitles participation at the tour.

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24 Oct

Riga Art Month

Tour with Katerina Gregos in residence of K.Morbergs

24 Oct
Don't miss the chance to explore the biennial's exhibition at the Residence of Kristaps Morbergs by joining the guided tour by Katerina Gregos, Chief Curator of 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. The tour will take place on Wednesday, 24 October at 4 pm at the Residence of Kristaps Morbergs (Z.A.Meierovica blvd 12, Rīga). The guided tour will be held in English. Valid RIBOCA1 ticket entitles participation at the tour.

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24 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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25 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Sinfonietta Riga orchestra and cellist Matthew Barley

25 Oct
The Sinfonietta Riga chamber orchestra together with the virtuoso cellist Matthew Barley (Great Britain) will perform a concert program featuring the famous Austrian composer Heinz Karl Gruber's Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestras, known as one of the world's most difficult cello concertos. Also performed will be music from the young and talented Latvian composers Jēkabs Jančevskis, as well as American John Adam's piece Fearful Symmetries together with a silent film by Jérôme Bosc called Buster created especially for this composition.

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26 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

01 Sep - 31 Dec
Experienced Latvian organ players, as well as guests from many other countries participate in concerts of organ music. This offers an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid and valuable historic organs in the outstanding acoustics of the Riga Dome Cathedral. The Riga Dome Cathedral organ belongs to the highest achievements of organ building of the late Romanticism period and is an excellent monument to the history of music.

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26 Oct

Opera, Ballet

Ballet "Three Musketeers"

26 Oct - 14 Dec
The creative team of the neoclassical ballet "Three Musketeers" – Czech composer Jan Kučera and Canadian choreographer Paul Chalmer – invite you to experience all the intrigue, the torrid love affairs and deep loathing of the court of French King Louis XIII. The production was commissioned by the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre and premiered on March 23, 2017 in Ostrava. Now, the ballet artists of the Latvian National Ballet present their interpretation of Alexandre Dumas’ literary masterpiece. World famous heroes bravely stand against the cunning enemy of the King’s court and prove that generosity, wit, love and friendship are the most powerful weapons in the fight against dishonesty, betrayal and the lust for power.

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27 Oct

Markets

Fair at Kalnciema Quarter

29 Sep - 24 Nov
Every Saturday, Latvian farmers offer local goods at the Kalnciema 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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27 Oct

Concerts (shows)

New music festival "Arena". "Texture of Groove"

27 Oct
Biographies and creative work of authors of this music reflect multicultural features of Argentina, Israel and America, also the famous IRCAM in Paris and London. The two Latvian percussionists who have forged their skills not only in Latvia, but also with outstanding teachers in Russia, Austria, France, Belgium and Germany are able to move the audience and dazzle the jury near and far.

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27 Oct

Opera, Ballet

Ballet "Three Musketeers"

26 Oct - 14 Dec
The creative team of the neoclassical ballet "Three Musketeers" – Czech composer Jan Kučera and Canadian choreographer Paul Chalmer – invite you to experience all the intrigue, the torrid love affairs and deep loathing of the court of French King Louis XIII. The production was commissioned by the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre and premiered on March 23, 2017 in Ostrava. Now, the ballet artists of the Latvian National Ballet present their interpretation of Alexandre Dumas’ literary masterpiece. World famous heroes bravely stand against the cunning enemy of the King’s court and prove that generosity, wit, love and friendship are the most powerful weapons in the fight against dishonesty, betrayal and the lust for power.

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27 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Concert "Viva Mozart"

27 Oct

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28 Oct

Sports

Games of Riga FC football club

06 Oct - 10 Nov
Last season Riga FC during the Latvian championship for the first time in its history got into the top three, winning the bronze medals. This season the team has even higher goals. The 2018 season is at full speed, battles are tough and each game is intriguing. The Rigans are always playing well, therefore the goal is clear - victory. Your support is crucial in order to achieve this goal! And a good football atmosphere can be created by joining forces together!

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