At the stroke of 18.00, 42 houses of worship in Riga will open their doors, and remain open until at least midnight, offering a diverse cultural programme, primarily musical with accent on the pipe organ. Also planned - sand animation, guided tours of churches led by clergymen themselves, and prayer sessions, to name just a few of the events.
Celebrating blossom time for the variously colored shrub, the LU Rhododendron Selection and Experimental Plantation „Babīte” on May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. will hold a special event where the LU Women’s Choir „Latve” and the Talsi Community Center Folk Dance Group Seniors „Draudzība” will perform.
The "Mount Kimbie" concert is one of the first events in preparations of the annual alternative electronic music festival "Satta". For its eighth edition, the festival will move to Latvia and take place in Pape from August 14 to August 17.
On May 24, the hip Miera Street arts quarter in Riga will hold its third annual “Summer Festival on Miera Street”, and a special programme has been prepared for the entire day.
Come all ye to the Fair – straight out of the time of William Shakespeare, Saturday, May 17, (10 am-3 pm) in Kalnciema Quarter, Pardaugava. Bio/eco food and drink from recipes of long ago will be on sale, and plenty of entertainment.
May 2-June 1 at the „kim?” Contemporary Art Centre, NF presents: From A to Be to See to D is an opportunity to see the works of painter Adriel van Drimmelen from Memphis, the multimedia artist Frederique Pisuissefrom Groningen, another multimedia artist Nicholas Riisfrom Osloand sculptor Evita Vasiļjeva from Riga.
Mother Nature comes back to life in May, also bringing offspring for many inhabitants of the Riga Zoo (except for the birds, who are still diligently nesting). What better time than now to hold "Family Day(s)", May 10-11, for a chance to view the playful newborns, tackle challenging tasks, take part in various games, relax and just have plain fun.
Photographs depicting the Art Nouveau style in the design of stairwells are the focus of this new exhibition, now open. The imaginative work of two masters of the style – Fyodor Schehtel and Lev Kekushev, are featured here.
May 4th is the date and Lucavsala Park the place for a day full of fun activities for all age groups starting at 11 a.m. – free of charge.
Riga Magic Dance brings together more than 300 contemporary dance, hip hop, breakdance, bike trials, freestyle, skateboarding, frisbee, sport and street workout, improvisation and modern technology talents and masters on one stage, challenging their limits for the enthusiastic audience in Ķīpsala on May 10 and 11.