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17 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Autumn Chamber Music Festival. Mozart,Mendelssohn and Vasks

17 Oct

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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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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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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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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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17 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Classical music concerts at Our Lady of Sorrows Church

22 Aug - 24 Oct
When taking a tour of Riga and Old Town, visitors must certainly try to combine this with attending a classical music concert. Every Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m., a classical music concert featuring a duet of talented local musicians will be held at the Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Old Town.

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17 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Dutch pianist Michiel Borstlap in concert

17 Oct
A true gift for music lovers - a solo concert by Dutch composer and pianist Michiel Borstlap, where the audience will be able to get acquainted with the musician's diverse talents. He is a jazz virtuoso, as well as a master in both classical music and popular music. All of his composition are melodic with a touch of energy, charisma and jazz.

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17 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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17 Oct

Concerts (shows)

Riga A Cappella Festival. VOCES8

17 Oct
VOCES8 is one of the best known and magnificent British vocal ensembles. It actively performs in the most prestigeous concert halls of the world, the ensemble has won recognition with its excellent sound and broad repertoire. At the opening concert of the Riga A Cappella Festival VOCES8 will offer a programme from renaissance polyphony to contemporary music and popular hits.

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18 Oct

Concerts (classical)

Autumn Chamber Music Festival. Conversation with Bach

18 Oct

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19 Oct - 13 Nov

Exhibitions

Exhibition - The metamorphoses of pearls in contemporary and conceptual jewelry

19 Oct - 13 Nov
The exhibition will feature jewelry artists from all over the world, as well as painters from Latvia. The unifying element of all exhibitors is pearl. As a result of the aesthetic creativity of artists, a pearl acquires a modern form based on the individual experience and material selection of each artist. The selection of diverse and unusual materials creates a game that highlights the classical and unmistakable matter of a pearl and allows it to be reflected in today's light.

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19 Oct

Trade Fairs

International Construction, Renovation and Interior Fair "House. Apartment 2018"

19 Oct - 21 Oct
The fair will present the very best of construction supplies, renovation options, living space with all amenities, interior design and home furnishings. For those wanting to economize or go the exclusive route for your interior remodeling, experts at the fair will help you decide, provide DIY advice, set you up with the best contractors to make your dream(house) come true.

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19 Oct

Trade Fairs

Exhibition: Realty & Investment

19 Oct - 21 Oct
Exhibition will bring together real estate developers, managers, consultants and assessors, building contractors and architects, financial experts and investment gurus who will give an opportunity to be acquainted with the current offer in this field and its development trends. From lease offers of high quality and functional commercial premises to buying a private dream home - find it all in the international real estate business and investment show!

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19 Oct

Trade Fairs

International Power Industry, Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure and Environmental Technology Fair "Environment and Energy 2018"

19 Oct - 21 Oct
The Environment and Energy trade fair presents solutions for upgrading energy, energy efficiency, environmental technology and infrastructure, as well as the efficient use of renewable energy resources. The leading companies of the sector are offering modern energy-efficiency technologies and the most efficient solutions for a wide range of customers – from devices and equipment for large companies and municipalities to solutions for medium and small enterprises, as well as economically favourable offers for every household.

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19 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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10 Apr - 20 Oct

Exhibitions

Exhibition - 1919. First anniversary of the Republic of Latvia

10 Apr - 20 Oct
This year, when many Latvian museums and other cultural institutions, in celebration of Latvia's centenary, are putting together exhibitions and various events in honor of this event, the Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum is featuring an exhibition about 1919, when the Republic of Latvia was celebrating its first anniversary as an independent nation. This was a time of great exhibitions, the founding of high schools and museums, and a flourishing social and cultural scene - the important events of the time will be chronicled through illustrations and documents, as well as works of art.

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20 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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