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This is a place where one should go to grasp the diversity of nature or to learn more about animals.photo by: Ieva Čīka, LETA

10.12.2014 Riga Zoo to be open until 9 p.m. during “Winter Nights”

The Riga Zoo is just a half-hour drive from downtown. This is a place where one should go to grasp the diversity of nature or to learn more about...
Eight artists nominated for prestigious Purvītis Award

10.12.2014 Eight artists nominated for prestigious Purvītis Award; their group show set for February

A distinguished jury rated the 2013/2014 achievements of 19 artists or artist groups asked to be considered for the Vilhelms Purvītis Award. And just...
Taking center stage there as always will be artisans, farmers and bakers with their wares and homegrown/homemade goodies

10.12.2014 Christmas is coming at Kalnciems Quarter this weekend

December 13-14,  management at Kalnciems Quarter (Riga-Pardaugava) urges one and all to get in the Christmas spirit by visiting the colourful...
Tropical Butterfly House welcomes you to its exhibit “Miracle of Butterflies at Dusk”

05.12.2014 “Miracle of Butterflies at Dusk”at the Botanical Gardens

The brisk and dusky days of December in Riga feature a special treat – the exotic beauty and warmth of the tropics with no expensive faraway...
The majority of winter sports opportunities in Riga are free of chargephoto by: Evija Trifanova, LETA

04.12.2014 Winter Brings Nine Ice Rinks and Ski Tracks to Riga

This season, the fans of winter sports have the opportunity to visit nine ice rinks and also ski tracks in the capital city, furthermore, the...
LNSOphoto by: Ieva Čīka, LETA

03.12.2014 LNSO to be in a Bernstein mood at year's end

A surprising but welcome choice by Andris Poga and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) at its concerts bidding farewell to 2014 – the...
Žitluhina has combined what cannot be combined – solo piano, break-dancing, and her own unique style

03.12.2014 Olga Žitluhina mixes piano music with break-dancing in new production

Olga Žitluhina rarely disappoints audiences, especially devotees of modern ballet. The prolific dancer/choreographer always has something up her...
World Choir Games processionphoto by: LETA © Ieva Lūka

02.12.2014 -www.nozare.lv Latvia shows second best growth in number of foreign tourists

Lagging behind only Iceland, whose growth in foreign tourist numbers this year is at 23.1%, Latvia finds itself in impressive second place with an 18...
700 Kraucs' negatives are displayed from the collection of 1,736

01.12.2014 Eduards Kraucs' phoographs on UNESCO “World Memory” list; now on display in Daugava Museum

Kraucs' photographs are classics to be sure; he documented the construction (1936-40) of an entity labeled “the pride of Latvian energy”- the...
Photographer Māris Grunskis has captured the bleakness and the beauty of fallout shelters, bunkers, proving grounds, factories and other empty objects

26.11.2014 Latvia's abandoned buildings the subject matter for photographer Grunskis

Work on a special project since 2009 – documentation on film of the many abandoned and unattended buildings across Latvia, has resulted in a not-to-...

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