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24 Nov - 07 Jan

Markets

Christmas Fair on Līvu Square

24 Nov - 07 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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24 Nov

Concerts (classical)

John Adams' Shaker Loops and Joseph Haydn's La passione

24 Nov
American minimalist John Adams' legendary piece Shaker Loops was inspired in equal parts by the perpetual rippling of water and the memories of the Christian religious group known as shakers and their ecstatic worship rituals. Similar wild bursts of energy promises to be scattered through the new work of freethinker Platons Buravickis - Aesthetics of Disassembly. On the other hand, the Viennese classic Joseph Haydn's symphony La passione and Finnish contemporary composer Kaija Saariaho's Graal théâtre, with its sublimely drawn contrast between eternal and ephemeral, might be defined as sacral works. The concert's soloist – violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky – has a broad emotional range, capturing the audiences with innate poignancy and unconstrained musicality.

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25 Nov

Concerts (classical)

Baltic Symphony Festival. Concert "Two-fourths. Tuur. Schumann"

25 Nov

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17 Nov - 27 Nov

Exhibitions

Exhibition Between Two Spaces by Israeli contemporary jewelry and accessory brand Noritamy

17 Nov - 27 Nov
Noritamy is a label of handcrafted jewelry and accessories inspired by art, architecture and sculpture – this creates the individual style of the brand. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings attract with their current interpretation of fashion. At the same time, these works have a classic and delicate eastern charm, which allows to equate them to wearable art.

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02 Dec - 07 Jan

Markets

Old Town Christmas Fair

02 Dec - 07 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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08 Dec - 14 Jan

Exhibitions

The way through the Christmas Trees 2017

08 Dec - 14 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 over 40 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.

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21 Dec

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

23 Nov - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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16 Nov - 22 Dec

Exhibitions

Dita Lūse solo exhibition - the Anatomy of Light

16 Nov - 22 Dec
The characteristic of Dita Lūses paintings is lightness - the presence of air and light. The artist explores light in all of its expressions - this exhibition, in addition to direct impressions of nature, has also been inspired by x-ray photos of humans, animals and plants.

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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 Nov - 28 Jan

Exhibitions

Exhibition "Recent acquisitions of the Latvian National Museum of Art"

17 Nov - 28 Jan
What are the typical traits of the Latvian art in the 21st century? What are the current trends? What questions does it ask? What values does it affirm, question or reject? How does it reflect the given era? What artworks in the museum's storeroom represent the 21st century? These are the questions that the exhibition and its program of sideline events will look to answer through a debate with participation of artists, museum experts and the general public.

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31 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

23 Nov - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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04 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

23 Nov - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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30 Mar - 02 Apr

Festivals, Festivities

Easter events and concerts in Riga

30 Mar - 02 Apr
During the Easter holidays, spiritual music concerts are held in Riga's churches, concert halls and cultural centers, as well as traditional Easter events are organized, where residents and guests can celebrate the holidays observing traditional Latvian traditions - swinging, painting eggs, egg tapping and more.

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19 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

23 Nov - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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04 May

Festivals, Festivities

May 4 — Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia

04 May
Every year on May 4, Latvia celebrates the day when in 1990 the Supreme Council of the Latvian SSR adopted the Declaration "On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia" and Latvia became an independent state, free from Soviet rule. On this day, numerous events take place all over the country.

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19 May

Festivals, Festivities

Night of Museums 2018

19 May
Night of Museums is held simultaneously in all European countries free of charge.

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02 Jun - 03 Jun

Markets

Applied Arts Fair at Ethnographic Open Air Museum

02 Jun - 03 Jun
Since 1971, the Museum annually hosts its arts and crafts fair, which is traditionally held on the first weekend in June. In the forty-eight years of its existence, the fair has become an event of national significance – now it has become the symbol of crafts-work of Riga and Latvia and a festival for its participants and visitors.

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