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23 Sep

Markets

Mikelis Day Fair in Old Town Riga

23 Sep
Mikelis Day is celebrated during the autumn solstice, when the sun turns towards winter - this is the time when daytime and nighttime is the same length and the astronomical autumn sets in. This is an important time of the year for farmers, when the most important jobs have been completed before winter and it is time to celebrate the harvest. Market squares will be full of Latvian grown pumpkins, apples, pears, cranberries, cowberries and much more. The ladies of the house will be offering homemade jams, cheeses, traditional pastries and home-basked bread. Everyone will be able to enjoy and purchase fresh honey, as well as smoked meats and fish. Meanwhile, local craftsmen will also be on hand offering traditional and contemporary linens, ceramics, jewelry, wooden items and much, much more.

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23 Sep

Trade Fairs

International Medical Exhibition Medbaltica 2017

21 Sep - 23 Sep
The Baltics’ major medical exhibition Medbaltica brings together a variety of healthcare professionals, professional associations and manufacturers of the latest medical products, materials, services and equipment from Latvia and other countries in the areas of dentistry, surgery, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, ophthalmology and many others. The exhibition marks the development of the healthcare industry as a whole, delivers current news and provides an opportunity to meet serious and reliable industry players. In tandem with Medbaltica 2017, the 8th Latvian Medical Congress will take place, which will gather thousands of medical professionals.

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23 Sep

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

16 Sep - 31 Dec
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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23 Sep

Sports

WALMARK Walking Competition

23 Sep
The aim of the WALMARK Walking Competition is to take 15,000 steps together with the family (10.5 kilometers). There are no first, second or last places, as the emphasis is on enjoying the stroll. Once finished, participants will be awarded with a wooden hand-made medal. The reason the organizers have chosen the term 'competition' instead of 'stroll' is a simple one – you compete with yourself!

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23 Sep

Circus

Cirque du Soleil performance Varekai

20 Sep - 24 Sep
All Cirque du Soleil’s productions are unique blends, and Varekai is an absolute proof to that. Piecing together all possible genres, arts and disciplines – original music, costumes, set design, choreography, live vocals, video-art and make-up solutions – at their heart these shows still have circus arts in all their manifestations, starting from street performances to high-tech and awe-aspiring aerial acts.

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24 Sep

Outdoor events

Autumnal Equinox at Ethnographic Open Air Museum

24 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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24 Sep

Circus

Cirque du Soleil performance Varekai

20 Sep - 24 Sep
All Cirque du Soleil’s productions are unique blends, and Varekai is an absolute proof to that. Piecing together all possible genres, arts and disciplines – original music, costumes, set design, choreography, live vocals, video-art and make-up solutions – at their heart these shows still have circus arts in all their manifestations, starting from street performances to high-tech and awe-aspiring aerial acts.

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25 Sep

Concerts (classical)

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

07 Aug - 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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08 Sep - 27 Sep

Exhibitions

Conceptual jewelry exhibition Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Jewelry is Not Only Jewelry

08 Sep - 27 Sep
There are many misunderstandings in the common meaning of jewelery and in the thinking of what jewelery should be. On the border of kitsch and consume Réka Lörincz from Budapest (HU) and Gisbert Stach from Munich (DE) show a colorful kaleidoscope of jewelry, objects, installations and films where they try to define and enlighten the field of jewelry in a new humoristic, critical and philosophical way.

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27 Sep

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

22 Sep - 29 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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28 Sep - 19 Nov

Exhibitions

Exhibition of Slovak national art

28 Sep - 19 Nov
The exhibition is being organized in cooperation with the Slovakian Embassy in Latvia and the Slovakian National Gallery in Bratislava. The exhibition feature national art items of Slovakia.

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28 Sep

Concerts (classical)

“Ave Maria”, concert by Olga Pjatigorska

28 Sep - 28 Dec
Olga Pyatigorskaya, soprano; Ilze Reine, organ.

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28 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Opera - the Rose of Turaida

28 Sep - 17 Dec
The Rose of Turaida, an opera by Zigmars Liepiņš and with the libretto by Kaspars Dimiters, is a musically and theatrically fresh remake of the opera No Rozes un Asinīm (From Rose and Blood). It’s a story about the events of 1620, during which the protagonists continue to live out their passions – a story that moved conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš and director Ināra Slucka to portray this melodious drama as a timeless legend about Maija’s love and loyalty.

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29 Sep

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concert at Riga Dome

22 Sep - 29 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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29 Sep

Concerts (classical)

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra's season opening concert

29 Sep
Tālivaldis Ķeniņš recalls his friends, and the core of his symphonic work Beatae voces tenebrae (Beautiful Voices of the Past) is the monogram BACH. Ķeniņš’s teacher Olivier Messiaen is looking at length – with passion and ardour – at the swift passage of time; his song of love bursts with transcendental, resplendent joy. The sound of the symphony orchestra entwines a marvellous piano part and the ecstatic bellow of the ondes Martenot.

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29 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Opera - the Rose of Turaida

28 Sep - 17 Dec
The Rose of Turaida, an opera by Zigmars Liepiņš and with the libretto by Kaspars Dimiters, is a musically and theatrically fresh remake of the opera No Rozes un Asinīm (From Rose and Blood). It’s a story about the events of 1620, during which the protagonists continue to live out their passions – a story that moved conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš and director Ināra Slucka to portray this melodious drama as a timeless legend about Maija’s love and loyalty.

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30 Sep

Markets

Fair at Kalnciems District

16 Sep - 31 Dec
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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30 Sep

Trade Fairs

International Pet and Zoo-industry Show “ZooExpo 2017”

30 Sep - 01 Oct
Professional dog and cat shows, a wide array of house pets and/or exotic animals, demonstrations and other entertainment events, plus, on display - everything necessary for your animal - chow, accessories, care and grooming kits, veterinary products. Advice and tips from professionals, who will be on duty. For the youngsters - inflatable amusement attractions, free of charge!

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30 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Opera for kids "The little magic flute"

30 Sep - 02 Dec
This innovative, new production was created by director Margo Zālīte with our younger audiences in mind.

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30 Sep

Concerts (classical)

Organ music concerts at St John’s Church

12 Aug - 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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30 Sep

Concerts (classical)

Concerts on Sauer organ

30 Sep - 11 Nov
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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30 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Opera - the Rose of Turaida

28 Sep - 17 Dec
The Rose of Turaida, an opera by Zigmars Liepiņš and with the libretto by Kaspars Dimiters, is a musically and theatrically fresh remake of the opera No Rozes un Asinīm (From Rose and Blood). It’s a story about the events of 1620, during which the protagonists continue to live out their passions – a story that moved conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš and director Ināra Slucka to portray this melodious drama as a timeless legend about Maija’s love and loyalty.

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03 Aug - 01 Oct

Exhibitions

Children's fashion exhibition - Children Around the World. 18th to 20th century.

03 Aug - 01 Oct
The exhibition will acquaint visitors with the caprices, twists and turns of children's fashion over three centuries - starting from the Rococo and Empire styles, to Crinoline and Art Noveau era clothing, to the variety of children's fashion styles in the 1900s.

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08 Sep - 01 Oct

Exhibitions

Contemporary Art Festival "Survival Kit 9"

08 Sep - 01 Oct
This year, "Survival Kit 9", the biggest annual contemporary art exhibition in the Baltics, presents 24 internationally recognized, as well as emerging young artists. Among the works are both internationally known as well as specially commissioned new pieces aimed at broadening the perception of the world and learning from nature.

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