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Cirque du Soleil Is Coming Back to Riga with Varekai!

For the first time in four years, Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Riga with Varekai this fall. The performances will take place from September 20th till 24th, 2017, at Arena Riga.

Sunset Festival program is enriched by Jessie Ware and The Naked and Famous

Sunset Festival, which takes place in the picturesque Sigulda castle ruins, completes this summer’s program with two additional concert days: on July 31st, it will be headlined by elegantly sensual Jessie Ware, while on August 9th indie-pop and electro-rock band The Naked and Famous have been confirmed to perform. As it was announced already earlier, on August 15th the festival will be headlined by British electronic indie-rock sensation, The xx.

Folk singer Stu Larsen will perform in Riga coming fall

On September 28th an Australian singer, songwriter and folk musician Stu Larsen will perform at Latvian 1st Rock Cafe (Riga, Marstalu 2/4). It will be his first time in Latvia and this concert is to support his brand new album Resolute (to be released on July 21st). The previous, his debut album, is called Vagabond and was released in 2014. A relevant role in its making, record and producing took his friend, a romantic British singer songwriter Passenger, also known as Michael Rosenberg. It’s worth mentioning that Passenger show in Riga last fall was completely sold out.

Sarah Brightman returns in Riga with Royal Christmas Gala

As part of the Royal Christmas Gala, international recording artist and the most successful soprano of all time, Sarah Brightman returns in Riga on 1st of December this year, together with Gregorian and other special guests, she will perform in Arena Riga.

DAVID GARRETT for the first time on tour in Latvia!

Fresh on the heels of the striking success of the first leg of his “EXPLOSIVE – LIVE” tour DAVID GARRETT announces his first ever date for his spectacular crossover program in Latvia for December 2017. This is the first time for David performing in the Baltics!

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINERS - PIXIES, ELLIE GOULDING AND ALT-J

Pixies, Ellie Goulding and Alt-J are among the first announced acts set to perform at the 2017 Positivus Festival, which will be taking place at the beloved Fisherman’s park of Salacgrīva for the 11th time this year - from July 14 - 16.

The xx – first anounced artists of Sunset Festival 2017

With The xx – one of the world’s most recognised British bands, highly regarded by music critics – Sunset Festival starts announcing the program of coming Summer. This Summer in Sigulda Castle at least 4 worldwide artist shows are being planned, in each will perform local and foreign new artists as well. The next big names will be announced on Friday, March 3rd.

Fink will perform in Latvia for the first time

British Folk-Rock, Blues and Indie band “Fink” will perform in Riga on Friday, 29th of September in concert hall Palladium. The trio will visit Latvia during a support tour of their upcoming brand new album to be rolling out in spring. “Fink” has released 7 albums until now, of which commercially most succesfull have been “Perfect Darkness” (2011) and “Hard Believer” (2014). The best known hits are Looking Too Closely, This Is The Thing, Perfect Darkness, Sort Of Revolution, Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us.

International music festival LABA DABA/GOOD NATURE

International music festival Laba Daba will take a place from August 4th to August 6th, 2017 in the Ligatne Parish, University of Latvia conference and recreation centre ’’Ratnieki’’. Reggae, ethno-folk, rock, electro, and other world music will be played – the kind of music that brightens up the world and cheers up people!

Neste World RX of Latvia. Tickets already on sale!

Neste World RX of Latvia is a world-class motorsport event taking place in Latvia, which puts the world’s best drivers – Petter Solberg, Sébastien Loeb, Mattias Ekström, as well as local stars Reinis Nitišs and Jānis Baumanis – in six hundred horsepower cars and lets them battle it out on the legendary Biķernieki track.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WILL PERFORM IN LATVIA FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced they will come to Latvia and play the impressive outdoor concert in Lucavsala, Riga on the bank of Daugava river on Thursday, 27 July 2017.

ROBBIE WILLIAMS THE HEAVY ENTERTAINMENT SHOW TOUR 2017.

At a press conference in London today, Robbie Williams announced his highly anticipated 2017 European stadium tour. Twenty-nine shows in eighteen countries are announced, opening with a date at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 2nd 2017. Erasure will be joining Robbie Williams on the tour as special guests. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 11. Robbie will perform a special one-off show at The Troxy in London this evening to celebrate receiving the prestigious BRITs Icon Award. The award is the highest accolade given by the BRIT Awards and has previously only been given to Elton John and David Bowie. It is only presented to artists whose writing, recording and performances have set them apart as having made a lasting impact on British culture, recognising the very highest level of achievement in music.

DALAI LAMA in RIGA ‒ Teachings on Wisdom and Compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings primarily in Tibetan. The teachings will be translated into Latvian, Russian and English. The translations will be broadcast in the FM range.
 
You may use your mobile phone with built in FM radio or a portable FM radio set to listen to the translation. Please make sure your phone is fully charged, and you have enough spare batteries for your radio set. Please bring the corresponding earphones.


May 5‒6 at Kipsala International Exhibition Center

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama will give his first ever teachings in the Baltic States on wisdom and compassion– the two main aspects of the Buddhist spiritual path.
 
«Just like a bird relying on its two wings is flying freely across an open sky, a practitioner is ascending the spiritual path relying on wisdom and compassion», ‒ often says His Holiness quoting great Buddhist thinkers of the past.
 
The spiritual leader will teach the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy based on two classical texts – the Heart Sutra and 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas by Gyalsey Thogmey Zangpo. The teachings will be given at the numerous requests of Buddhists from the Baltic States and Russia.
 
Everyone is welcome to participate in this event with His Holiness the Dalai Lamа, both Buddhists and those who are simply interested in the Buddhist philosophy that harmoniously combines profound wisdom and limitless compassion.
 
Event links:  lv.dalailama.ru
 
Schedule
5 – 6 May 2014
 
9.30 ‒ 11.30    First Session
11.30 ‒ 13.30  Lunch Break
13.30 ‒ 15.30 Second Session
 
Attention!
Each ticket:
‒ is valid for the teachings on 5 – 6 May;
‒ includes lunch during the break between the two sessions each day.
 
Monks and nuns
The organizers offer free admission to the teachings of H.H. the Dalai Lama to monks and nuns. Please fill up the form at http://lv.dalailama.ru/. Your applications should be sent before April 15.
 
Children

The organizers kindly ask you not to bring your children under the age of six into the hall. If your children attend the sessions, you need to purchase an admission ticket for them. The children should be able to sit quietly for a two hour talk as well as show an interest in being there.
If you are planning to bring a child below 3 years old, please email the organizers: dalailama.riga@gmail.com.
 
Wheelchair users
Wheelchair users and those accompanying them, please do not book your tickets online, rather send a mail to dalailama.riga@gmail.com to receive your admission ticket and other pertinent information.

Security
To ensure a harmonious sequence of events and a safe one for all participants, please adhere to the following guidelines:
 
The teachings will begin at 9.30 am, both on May 4 and on May 5. The doors of the Kipsala International Exhibition Center will open at 7.30 am. Please consider arriving at least one hour before the event to allow you to go through the security checks before entry. Please promptly take your seat since H.H. the Dalai Lama usually starts on time and sometimes arrives well in advance.
 
For safety reasons you are requested not to carry large bags, strollers and other bulky items into the venue. Weapons, knives, tools, aerosols, paint, marking pens, flags, scissors and sharp objects are not permitted.
 
Seats are numbered and volunteers will assist you in finding them.
Please switch off your mobiles in the hall (or switch to flight mode if you use the FM radio function of your mobile for the translation).
 
Photos can only be taken from your seat; please avoid using flash and be considerate of those seated next to you by taking only a few photos.
 
Pets are not allowed except for guide dogs for the blind