Posts tagged as weekend

Three for the Weekend online: Choir, Loops, Sensations theater

Friday, December 11, 2020

Even though face-to-face events are banned and will likely be for some time, more and more entertainment opportunities are emerging online. Here are a few tips for a winter weekend. Latvian Radio choir and renowned conductor Mārtiņš Klišāns are offering a live concert from Sv. Jāņa church on Friday, December 11, at 21:00. The ‘Northern Lights’ program will include Latvian neo-romanticism composers Ēriks Eševalds and Jēkabs Jančevskis pieces, as well…

‘Hack for the future’ takes place this weekend

Friday, December 11, 2020

A sustainability hackathon dubbed ‘Hack for the Future’ takes place online from December 11 to 13 and will bring together technology enthusiasts and sustainability experts. The event will gather more than 200 participants from 25 countries who will develop 60 new ideas with sustainability potential. The three most successful projects will share the €7,000 prize fund. The hackathon aims to help participants develop ideas to provide businesses with convenient tools to…

Three for the Weekend online: Jazz, Poetry, Furniture

Friday, December 4, 2020

Come December, cultural venues have closed, fairs and markets have been canceled, temperatures are dropping lower. It is the perfect time to enjoy the broad array of online events in Latvia! Friday December 4, at 19:00, Latvian Radio bigband and vocalist Beāte Zviedre’s jazz concert will be streamed live from Spīķeri concert hall. The program will feature contemporary jazz artist pieces – Jievaras Jasinskis (Lithuania), Raul Sööt (Estonia) as well as…

What can and cannot be bought this weekend in Latvia

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Latvian government decided Tuesday that the range of products that can be purchased at weekends will be limited. The stated reason is “in order to reduce congestion in indoor and outdoor outlets” and thus reduce the spread of COVID-19. This has caused confusion and a number of misunderstandings in society, and indeed continues to do so. The Economics Ministry attempted to clarify the issue December 3 at a press conference. Here is a summary in an…

Some tips to enjoy the coming weekend in Latvia

Friday, November 6, 2020

This autumn has been extraordinarily warm and sunny – plenty to do and discover, even if there is no telling what will be allowed tomorrow. Despite the overall uncertainty, here are some tips to enjoy the coming weekend. Rīga Stradiņš University Student Union is organizing a friendly international seminar “Breaking Barriers” for Latvian and international students (in English). Seminar will be held on ZOOM. You can expect inspiring lectures and activities about…

Halloween weekend in Latvia

Friday, October 30, 2020

It is Halloween weekend – and many are sure to enjoy some tricks and treats (safely and responsibly). Outside of that, here are some more ideas for an entertaining weekend. Every year, the nature park near Ieriķi Windmill  (Ieriķu dzirnavas) is lit up by lanterns, candles, torches, creating a magic atmosphere and prompting unique photoshoots. The first event this year takes place Saturday, October 31, starting 17:30. Costumes, candles, and mugs…

Three for the Weekend: Dance Challenge, Sound Forest, UniCon

Friday, October 9, 2020

With an unfortunate growth in COVID-19 incidence in Latvia, event organizers are taking more and more precautions. Enjoy the weekend but remember to be careful! Latvia has  already joined   the global dance challenge #JerusalemaDance – here is another chance! Sunday, October 10, at 18:00 in  Tumes Culture House  , Tukums municipality, anyone who has learned the simple steps can join another attempt from Latvia to show off to the…

Three for the Weekend: Appreciating Autumn

Friday, September 25, 2020

This weekend in Latvia might feel more like summer than end of September. Outdoor activities on the menu! On September 26, Associations Engures sportam and Eži Events are organizing a hike through Līgatne’s trails – a hike with a mission “Get up and drag your friend along!” Anyone is invited to participate along with a friend who perhaps has not been as active recently. Hikers can choose between trails of…

Latvian weekend: home producers, nature travel, film festival

Friday, September 18, 2020

Autumn wind has been tearing through Latvia – but don’t let it scare you! Here are some events indoors and outdoors for a fun weekend. On Saturday, September 19, local home producers are opening their doors for everyone to visit. All producers listed on the  “Novada garša” online catalog   are taking part; this Saturday, no prior registration is needed. From fruit and vegetables to bread and beverages, all kinds…

79 new cases of Covid-19 in Lithuania over weekend

Monday, September 7, 2020

Lithuania’s health authorities confirmed 36 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday and 43 on Sunday. The total number of infections now stands at 3,083. As of Sunday morning, 1,030 people are still ill with the novel coronavirus and 1,954 have recovered. Twenty-five of the new cases confirmed on Sunday are linked to existing clusters. Thirty-three people became ill after coming in contact with an infected person, while circumstances surrounding nine…