Electronic music, eye-candy-accompanied poetry as well as geometric art are in store for the weekend.
These are our cultural suggestions for the marathon weekend.
DJs and workers at Latvia's national youth radio station, pieci.lv (with which LSM is affiliated) have reacted with surprise to moves by its regulator to make it play only Latvia-made music, reports Latvian Radio.
Latvia's famous bird webcams got another addition with the nest of a great bittern with its young now being streamed online. The nest is located in the northern part of the Engure lake.
The European Film Promotion has named ten outstanding young directors from Europe. The list includes Latvia's Liene Linde with her film Seven Awkward Sex Scenes.
It's Eurovision. Triana Park is (are?) competing on behalf of Latvia. It's happening in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, under the slogan "Celebrate Diversity". Let's see if they do and more importantly whether Triana Park makes it to the final!
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Hold on to your sequinned beanie caps, Eurovision fans, as the annual extravaganza of harmonic overstatement gets under way on the evening of May 9 with Latvia participating in the first semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Latvia's second largest city Daugavpils, though of an average size compared to the great European cities, has produced an abundant crop of Jewish artists and public characters. How come? The answer harkens back to the Russian Empire, when Latgale was part of the Pale of Settlement, reported LTV7 on May 7.
A Latvian National Theater guest performance at the 16th Latvian Song Festival in Baltimore, Maryland this summer will take place after all, following a turnaround by the US Department of Homeland Security that granted actors visas after repeatedly reviewing their request, say festival organizers.
The use of a question as a headline is usually an indicator that the writer lacks the courage of their conviction, and that appears to be the case in a report in the UK press about the possible presence of a phantom penis on stage during Latvia's Eurovision song contest rehearsal.
The choir that will represent Latvia in a new contest styling itself Eurovision for choirs has been selected.
Exotic blue morpho butterflies have made their way from South America to the University of Latvia Botanical Garden. Visitors are invited to step into a world of blue from April 28 to May 7.
The new Latvian National Library building, often called The Castle of Light, on April 28 welcomed its millionth visitor since it was opened in 2014.
World film, classical music and Brazilian street music are among things you can do in Latvia this weekend.
The fourth annual Riga Pasaules Film festival (Riga World Film festival) takes place April 27-30.
Writer and journalist Osvalds Zebris was named among the twelve recipients of an EU literature award on April 21.
This weekend we offer looking at Edvard Munch, world films on refugees, as well as going to a concert of Russian vaporwave music.
A Latvian National Theater guest performance at the US was cancelled after the performers were refused visas by the US Department of Homeland Security, say organizers. They were to to perform at the 16th Latvian Song Festival in Baltimore, Maryland this summer.
Two movies shot in Latvia and co-funded by the state will compete at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Latvia's Film Angels Productions partook in the making of both Sergei Loznitsa's A Gentle Creature and György Kristóf's debut feature Out.
More than 4,000 young people from Riga will dance at the Arena Riga on April 29 in a performance that is a gift by Riga's young people to Latvia for its upcoming centenary.
A panel discussion on contemporary photography, called "Longing for a Border" took place on April 12 at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. LSM offers a recording of the livestream as well as a transcript of the discussion that took place as part of the off-year of the Riga Photography Biennial.
Visitors to the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center will be able to add another pioneering artist to their itineraries with a work by Norwegian master Edvard Munch going on display.
A year after a landmark conference on the subject, Jewish life in Latvia's eastern city of Rēzekne has been brought vividly back to life in a new book.
The Latvian Writers’ Union is announcing a new round of grants for foreign publishers wanting to publish and promote Latvian literature abroad.
On April 11 eighteen nominees of the annual architecture prize were named, the Latvian Association of Architects told the press.
A monumental Latvian flag will soar 60 meters above the AB jetty in Riga. It will be finished by November this year and will serve as a present to Latvia for its upcoming centenary, the people behind the project told the press April 12.
Mayor of the port city of Ventspils, Aivars Lembergs, declared himself delighted April 8 after a plan to plant a large number of flower bulbs in a short space of time, which he had championed, turned out as planned.
One of the world's most renowned and prestigious news networks reported April 7 on the fact that a cat in Riga had taken a drink, and backed up the claim with conclusive video footage.
Music, photography and watching flying fish are among this weekend's things to do and see in Latvia.