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Riga calendar of events
Here's what's going on in Riga this December and January. Photo of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker courtesy of the Latvian National Opera - www.opera.lv

Music & Events
December            
Date    Time    Event    Venue

1    20:00    Seether (South Africa). Hard rock. €24    PR
4    19:30    2 CELLOS (Croatia). From classical to AC/DC. €25 - 70    AR
5    20:00    King Charles (UK). Indie, pop, rock concert. €25 - 70    PR
5    21:00    Radio Naba 12th Anniversary with Baložu pilni pagalmi, Hipstokrātija and Naba DJs. €5    NK
5    22:00    Jakob Noiman Festival Band (LV). Lo-fi, garage, ska concert    DP
6    21:00    FunCOOLio (LV) album presentation. Funk, jazz, instrumental concert. Free    NK
6    22:00    0 X í S T (Finland). Dark, doom metal concert    DP
7    19:30    Enrique Eglesias. €39 - 69    AR
8    19:30    ABBA Mania (Sweden). Tribute band. €19 - 69    AR
10    19:30    Avtoradio 1980s Disco with Smokie, Thomas Anders of Modern Talking and locals Zodiac. €18 - 25    AR
12    20:00    Still Blazin drum n bass, jungle, hip hop concert with z., m45, Rude Vibes, Fee-Nix, Slovar, Devine and others. €3    MP
15    20:00    Instrumenti (LV). Pop, folk, electronic concert. €20 - 30    RC
16    19:30    Gregorian. Gregorian Winter Chants Tour. €30 - 60    RCC
16    20:00    Instrumenti (LV). Pop, folk, electronic music. €20 - 30    RC
17    20:00    Instrumenti (LV). Pop, folk, electronic music. €20 - 30    RC
20    19:00    Baltic Grand Prix 2014. Professional sports dancing festival. €12 - 18    KH
20    19:00    Framest vocal group (LV). A Christmas concert with traditional Latvian songs as well as popular international Xmas music. €12 - 20    RCH
20    19:00    The Ultimate Thriller - A Tribute to Michael Jackson. €29 - 59    AR
20    21:00    Iva Nova (Russia). Folk / punk concert. €3    NK
21    12:00 - 16:00    Dragging the yule log and other Latvian Christmas traditions at the Ethnographic Museum. €4.27    EM
21    18:00    Christmas in Riga with  Sonora Vaice (soprano) and the DD Orchestra. Popular Latvian and international Christmas songs. €10 - 25    RCH
21    19:00    Baltic Grand Prix 2014. Professional sports dancing festival. €12 - 18    KH
21    23:55    Ilģi (LV). Latvia's most renowned folk group performs their winter solstice concert. €5 - 15    RCH
25    15:00    Riga Christmas Concert 2014. Classical music followed by international Christmas songs. €7 - 25    KH
26    12:00    Riga Christmas Concert 2014. Classical music followed by international Christmas songs. €7 - 25    KH
26    17:00    Riga Christmas Concert 2014. Classical music by Latvian talents followed by international Christmas songs. €7 - 25    KH
26    19:00    Melo-M (LV). Three cellists play musical hits from around the globe. €12 - 36    RCC
27    19:00    Gunārs Kalniņš & the GG Gospel Choir. Gospel Christmas. €10 - 25    RCH
27    20:00    Proguary 2014 (micro-prog-fest) with Wake Up!, Lost Poetry and Theatrum. €3    MP
29    19:00    Mielavs un Pārcēlāji. Latvia's premiere folk/rock band. €15 - 25    DMH
30    19:00    Mielavs un Pārcēlāji. Latvia's premiere folk/rock band. €15 - 25    DMH

January
23    19:00    Ice Age Live. Everyone's favourite family film series on ice! (in Latvian). From €18    AR
24    11:00    Ice Age Live. Everyone's favourite family film series on ice! (in Russian). From €18    AR
24    15:00    Ice Age Live. Everyone's favourite family film series on ice! (in Latvian). From €18    AR
24    19:00    Ice Age Live. Everyone's favourite family film series on ice! (in Latvian). From €18    AR
25    11:00    Ice Age Live. Everyone's favourite family film series on ice! (in Latvian). From €18    AR
25    15:00    Ice Age Live. Everyone's favourite family film series on ice! (in Russian). From €18    AR

Opera & Ballet
December    Tickets cost €4 - 40    
Date    Time    Event    Venue
5    19:00    World premiere. Valentina, opera, Artūrs Maskats    OP
6    12:00    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš    OP
6    18:00    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš    OP
7    19:00    Valentina, opera, Artūrs Maskats    OP
17    19:00    Romeo and Juliet, ballet, Prokofiev    OP
18    19:00    Valentina, opera, Artūrs Maskats    OP
19    19:00    La Bayadère, ballet, Minkus    OP
20    19:00    The Marriage of Figaro, opera, Mozart    OP
21    12:00
18:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
27    19:00    New Year Gala. The best melodies with the best stars of the LNO    OP
28    12:00
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19:00    New Year Gala. The best melodies with the best stars of the LNO    OP
30    12:00
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19:00    New Year Gala. The best melodies with the best stars of the LNO    OP
            
January           
2    12:00    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš    OP
2    18:00    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš    OP
3    19:00    New Year Gala. The best melodies with the best stars of the LNO    OP
4    12:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
4    18:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
9    19:00    Rigoletto, opera, Verdi    OP
10    13:00
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19:00    Karlsson Flies..., fantasy ballet for children, Karlsons    OP
11    19:00    Lucia di Lammermoor, opera, Donizetti    OP
14    19:00    Romeo and Juliet, ballet, Prokofiev    OP
15    19:00    The Barber of Seville, opera, Rossini    OP
16    19:00    La Bayadère, ballet, Minkus    OP
17    19:00    The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Prokofiev    OP
18    12:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
18    15:00    The Sound of Music. Classic musical for young and old    OP
18    18:00    The Nutcracker, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
21    19:00    Nabucco, opera, Verdi    OP
22    19:00    Swan Lake, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
23    19:00    Il Trovatore, opera, Verdi    OP
24    19:00    Othello, ballet, music by J.S.Bach, Iannis Xenakis and Avet Terterian    OP
25    15:00    The Marriage of Figaro, opera, Mozart    OP
27    19:00    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš    OP
28    19:00    Valentina, opera, Artūrs Maskats    OP
29    19:00    Don Quixote, ballet, Minkus    OP
30    19:00    Carmen, opera, Bizet    OP
31    19:00    Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP

Classical music
December            
Date    Time    Event    Venue

3    19:00    Vienna Strauss Festival Orchestra (Austria). €21 - 44    RCC
4    19:30    2 CELLOS (Croatia). From classical to AC/DC. €25 - 70    AR
5    19:00    Gems of Russian Music. Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Programme: Lyadov and Tchaikovsky    GG
6    19:00    European Christmas. Sinfonietta Riga. Programme: R.Dubra, L.Jansone and others. €7 - 25    RCH
9    19:00    L'Arpeggiata Baroque music ensemble (France). Italian music of the 17th century. More info at www.music.lv/bachfestival    GG
10    19:00    European Christmas. Iveta Apkalne (organ). Programme: Bach, A.Maskats, T.Albinoni. €15    RC
11    19:00    European Christmas. The Best of Italian and French Baroque. Collegium Musicum Rīga. €15    SG
12    19:00    European Christmas with Trio Art-i-shock. Programme: J.Lūsēns, Arvo Part, A.Schnittke. €15    SK
13    19:00    European Christmas. Mendelssohn’s Elijah Oratorio. Elīna Šimkus (soprano) and the Latvija State Academic Choir. €10 - 35    GG
14    18:00    Operetta concert with Sonora Vaice (soprano)    ZB
14    19:00    Viva Barocco with Olga Pjatigorska (soprano), Jevgeņija Ļisicina (piano) and Leonards Antoņēvičs (violin). Programme: G.F. Händel, Schumann, Debussy and others. €15    MHN
16    19:00    European Christmas. An Evening of Romantic Music with Inga Šļubovska. Programme: J.Brahms, B.Skulte, R.Strauss, R.Schumann, J.Vītols. €15    SG
17    19:00    LNSO String Quartet 3 + 1. Programme: L.Beethoven and F.Schubert    GG
18    19:00    Christmas by Candlelight with Piano Quartet RIX and others. Programme: L.Beethoven, J.Suk and J.Harbison. €10    SG
18    20:00    Night Prayer with the Latvian Radio Choir. Programme: Tchaikovsky. €5 - 25    RC
19    19:00    European Christmas. Beethoven &  Shostakovich. Sinfonietta Rīga. €7 - 30    GG
20    19:00    European Christmas. Wine and Music. France. Programme: M.Ravel, F.Poulenc & C.Debussy. €25    SK
21    18:00    Christmas in Riga with  Sonora Vaice (soprano) and the DD Orchestra. Popular Latvian and international Christmas songs. €10 - 25    RCH
23    19:00    European Christmas. Christmas Light. Programme: A.Kalniņš, J.Mediņš, J.Karlsons. €10    SJC
24    18:00    Dog on a Hay Bale operetta performed by the St. Petersburg Musical Theatre. €10 - 40    RCC
25    15:00    Riga Christmas Concert 2014. Classical music by Latvia's best talents followed by contemporary international Christmas songs. €7.50 - 25    KH
25    20:00    European Christmas. Ave Maria. Sergejs Jēgers (counter tenor) & Diāna Jaunzeme (organ). Programme: G.F.Händel, H.Purcell, C.Saint-Saëns. €15    RC
26    12:00    Riga Christmas Concert 2014. Classical music followed by contemporary international Christmas songs. €7.50 - 25    KH
26    17:00    Riga Christmas Concert 2014. Classical music followed by contemporary international Christmas songs. €7.50 - 25    KH
26    19:00    European Christmas. The Latvian Radio Choir and the Brothers Petrauskis. Visions for a Snowy Evening. €15    RLC
28    19:00    Bernstein's Wonderful Town. Latvian National Symphony Orchestra    GG
28    19:00    Mûza Rubackyté (piano / Lithuania) and Tedi Papavrami (violin / Albania). Programme: Bach, Paganini & Scarlatti. €10 - 25    MHN
29    18:00    Operetta New Year concert with the Three Latvian Tenors    ZB
29    19:00    Bernstein's Wonderful Town. Latvian National Symphony Orchestra    GG
29    19:00    J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorium. Elīna Šimkus (soprano), the Riga Cathedral Boys Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga. €15    RLC
30    19:00    Bernstein's Wonderful Town. Latvian National Symphony Orchestra    GG
30    19:00    J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorium. Elīna Šimkus (soprano), the Riga Cathedral Boys Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga. €15    RLC
            
January            
6    19:00    Europe's Russian Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra. Tchaikovsky    GG
8    19:00    Latvian EU Presidency Concert. The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Programme: Ē.Ešenvalds, P.Vasks and Beethoven    OP
10    19:00    Andrea Bocelli. €20 - 100    AR
10    19:00    Pravoslavnije Pevchie Men's Choir (Russia). Orthodox Christmas. €7 - 35    RC
15    19:00    Trio NYX. Programme: A.Khachaturian, B.Mantovani & D.Milhaud    GG
29    11:00    Bartók. Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Programme: Béla Bartók     GG
30    19:00    Hungarian Music with the LNSO and Vestards Šimkus (piano). Programme: E.v.Dohnányi, F.Lisztand B.Bartók    GG

Riga 2014 events
December    More info at www.riga2014.org    
Date        Event    Venue
        The Book 1514 - 2014. An exhibition of rare books to illustrate the 500-year development of the book. On display until 01.04.15    LNL
        French contemporary art icon ORLAN. Plan du Film and other scenarios. On display until 31.01.15    MAD
        The Amber of Tutankhamun. Ancient Egyptian art exhibition. On display until 25.01.15    RB
2 - 12        Riga International Film Festival. Screenings of hundreds of films. More info at www.rigaiff.lv    
5, 7, 18    19:00    Valentina. A new opera by Artūrs Maskats    OP
6    19:00    European Christmas. Sinfonietta Riga. Programme: R.Dubra & L.Jansone    RCH
13    19:00    Mendelssohn’s Elijah Oratorio. Elīna Šimkus (soprano) and the Latvija State Academic Choir    GG
13    20:00    European Film Academy Awards at the opera and a live feed at Splendid Palace Cinema    OP
18        Premiere of the 3D film Rīga - 2041 at Forum Cinema    FC

Venues
AR - Arena Riga
DP - Depo Nightclub
DMH - Daile Music Hall
EM - Ethnographic Museum
GG - Great Guild
KH - Ķīpsala Hall
LNL - National Library
LNT - Latvian National Theatre
MAD - Museum of Decorative Arts & Design
MHN - Museum of Riga’s History & Navigation
MP - Melnā Piektdiena
NK - Nabaklab
OP - Opera House
PR - Palladium Riga
RB - Riga Bourse Art Museum
RC - Riga Cathedral
RCC - Riga Congress Center
RCH - Riga Concert Hall
RLC - Riga Luther Church
SG - Small Guild
SJC - St. John’s Church
SK - Spīķeri Concert Hall
ZB - Ziemeļblāzma Culture House

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  • Martin - 24 September 2013
    Guy`s First i would like to say, great lucking web site and were useful. But wish to as you can i get the event calender for October, as it is the month that i plan to wist Riga. Thank you in advance Guys and keep up the grate work, good bye
  • Bretscher Lucia - Richterswil, Switzerland 27 June 2013
    Could you send me your calender events for October, please? We're 18 friends visiting Riga from 6th-10th October. Are there any music preformances during this period? Thanks in advance.Best wishesLucia Bretscher

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