Calendar of events

Here's what's going on in Riga this February and March. Photo of Big Al & the Jokers courtesy of their Facebook page, of Don Quixote courtesy of the Latvian National Opera and Tricky courtesy of Positivus.

Music & Events
Date    Time    Event    Venue
2    20:00    English Comdey Night with Nigel Williams (UK), Joe Eagan (Canada) and Kristjan Jekimov (Estonia). €5    NK
5    20:00    Triana Park (LV). Acoustic Moon Sessions. €15    DMH
6    19:00    The Suhishvili Georgian National Ballet. Dance show. €25 - 55    RCC
6    20:00    Tricky (UK) triphop concert    PR
6    22:00    Latvian Blues Band    MS
8    22:00    Sea + Air (Germany/Greece). Ghost pop    DP
10    21:00    Stoned Jesus (Ukraine). Stoner/psychedelic concert. €7 - 14    NK
11    19:00    100 Years with Piaf. Katrīna Gupalo and Andrejs Osokins perform their favourite Edith Piaf songs. €12.50 - 45    SP
12    22:00    Big Al & the Jokers. Vintage American rock ‘n’ roll music    MS
13    20:00    Echoes of Swing (Germany) jazz quartet. €15 - 50    RSH
13    22:00    Hateful Monday (Switzerland). Punk/skate rock    DP
13    22:00    Latvian Blues Band    MS
14    20:00    Hits of the Sanremo Music Festival with multiple Italian performers. €10 - 50    RCC
14    19:00    Crediton.lv Valentine's Day super disco with Russian pop stars. €17.90    AR
17    19:00    Tierra Negra (Germany) flamenco nuevo concert    GG
18    21:00    Blues singer Big Daddy Wilson (USA) with Latvian Blues Band    MS
19 - 21        Eros 2016. Erotic industry trade fair. €14    KH
20    20:00    Jose Carreras. A Life in Music. €45 - 149    AR
21    18:00    Fighting Elite. Professional boxing, kickboxing and MMA bouts. €15 - 100    AR
22    19:30    Scorpions. The German rockers live in Riga. €30 - 100    AR
23    20:00    Balthazar (Belgium). Indie concert.

€12 - 20    NK
26    22:00    Latvian Blues Band    MS
27    19:00    KoK Fighting World GP 2016 Riga    AR
28    20:00    Nargaroth (Germany). Black metal concert. €15 - 25    NK
1    19:30    Hurts (UK). English synthpop concert. €29 - 49    AR
3    19:30    Gregorian (Germany). Gregorian chants. €22 - 50    AR
5    20:00    Goddess. Magical multidimentional show featuring Amiya (Lithuania). €15 - 35    RCC
5    22:00    Women's Badroom. Chippendale show. €10 - 15    CF
9    22:00    Violet Tree (S.Korea). Indie    DP
10    20:00    Jozef van Wissem (Netherlands). Avantgarde/jazz concert. €10 - 15    NK
12    17:00    n[ex]t move saxophone quartet. Programme: cinema music from Sherlock Holmes to Jackie Chan    LNL
15    19:30    A-Ha. Cast in Steel Tour    AR
18    21:00    Latvian Blues Band with blues and soul singer Shanna Waterstown (USA)    MS
19    19:00    Klondaika Fight Arena. Professional MMA bouts    AR
21    12:00 - 16:00    Traditional Metenis celebrations at the Ethnographic Museum    EM
26    22:00    The Elliots (Austria). Indie rock concert    DP
27 - 28    10:00 - 16:00    Traditional Latvian Easter celebrations at the Ethnographic Museum    EM
29    19:00    Richard Galliano (France) and Sylvain Luc. Accordion concert. €15 - 70    GG

Opera & Ballet
    Tickets cost €4 - 40    
Date    Time    Event    Venue
3    19:00    Bolero, ballet, music by Maurice Ravel and Modest Mussorgsky    OP
4    19:00    The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Prokofiev    OP
5    19:00    Raymonda, ballet, Glazunov    OP
6    19:00    Il Trovatore, opera, Verdi    OP
7    12:00    Karlsson Flies..., fantasy ballet for children, Karlsons    OP
7    18:00    Karlsson Flies..., fantasy ballet for children, Karlsons    OP
10    19:00    Anna Karenina, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
11    19:00    Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta, Strauss    OP
12    19:00    Coppélia, ballet, Delibes    OP
13    18:30    Unknown Territories.
Three one-acts brought to the stage by young choreographers    OPN
13    19:00    Con Amore. Valentine's Day Concert. Opera duets and arias about love    OP
14    19:00    Con Amore. Valentine's Day Concert. Opera duets and arias about love    OP
20    12:00    The Sound of Music. The classic musical for young and old    OPN
26    19:00    Premiere. Macbeth, opera, Verdi    OP
27    15:00    The Sound of Music. The classic musical for young and old    OPN
27    19:00    Macbeth, opera, Verdi    OP
28    19:00    Macbeth, opera, Verdi    OP
2    19:00    Raymonda, ballet, Glazunov    OP
3    19:00    Rigoletto, opera, Verdi    OP
4    19:00    Bolero, ballet, music by Maurice Ravel and Modest Mussorgsky    OP
5    12:00    Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta, Strauss    OP
5    19:00    Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta, Strauss    OP
6    12:00    Karlsson Flies..., fantasy ballet for children, Karlsons    OP
9    18:30    Unknown Territories. Three one-acts brought to the stage by young choreographers    OPN
9    19:00    La Traviata, opera, Verdi    OP
10    19:00    The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, ballet, Asafiev    OP
11    19:00    Manon Lescaut, opera, Puccini    OP
12    19:00    Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Tchaikovsky    OP
13    12:00    The Birds' Opera, opera for children based on the story of Dr. Doolittle, Lūsēns    OP
13    18:00    The Birds' Opera, opera for children based on the story of Dr. Doolittle, Lūsēns    OP
16    19:00    Romeo and Juliet, ballet, Prokofiev    OP
17    19:00    Madame Butterfly, opera, Puccini    OP
18    19:00    Don Quixote, ballet, Minkus    OP
19    15:00    The Little Magic Flute.
A production for children with music by Mozart    OPN
19    19:00    Aida, opera, Verdi    OP
20    12:00    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš    OP
20    18:00    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, ballet, Prauliņš    OP
23    19:00    Il Trovatore, opera, Verdi    OP
24    19:00    La Bayadère, ballet, Minkus    OP
26    19:00    Nabucco, opera, Verdi    OP

Classical music
Date    Time    Event    Venue
4    19:00    #Philip Glass - Architect of Trance. LNSO with solist Kristaps Bergs (cello). Programme: Philip Glass Cello Concerto no. 2    GG
4    19:00    Spanish and Roma music with Marlēna Keine (soprano), Agnese Egliņa (piano) and Paula Šūmane (violin)    ZB
5    19:00    Philip Glass and American Silent Film. LNSO with soloist Kristaps Bergs (cello). Programme: Philip Glass Cello Concerto no. 2 and the silent film Safety Last!    GG
11    19:00    String Quartet 3+1. Programme: B.Bartók's Piano Quintet BB 33 and Sergey Taneyev's Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 30    GG
12    19:00    Vienna Classics Festival opening concert with Elīna Šimkus (soprano), the Rīga Cathedral Boys’ Choir and Sinfonietta Rīga. Programme: W.A.Mozart. €7 - 25    GG
13    15:00    Latvian National Guard big band and choir concert. Free admission    LNL
14    18:00    Vienna Classics Festival. Wine and Music with the Latvian Sound Quartet. Programme: a tasting of Austrian wines accompanied by Austrian music. €25    SK
14    19:00    Love Express. The Riga orchestra and soloists will perform famous romantic songs. €10 - 25    GG
19    19:00    LNSO and Ksenija Sidorova (accordion). Programme: Georges Bizet, Vaclav Trojan and Albert Roussel    GG
19    19:00    Vienna Classics Festival. Beethoven and Other Planets. Programme: music by Beethoven. €10    SK
20    19:00    LNSO and Ksenija Sidorova (accordion). Programme: Georges Bizet, Vaclav Trojan and Albert Roussel    GG
24    19:00    Vienna Classics Festival. Beethoven and Schubert with Gunta Ābele (cello) and Gerard Wyss (piano). Programme: Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. €10    SG
25    19:00    LNSO Brass Band.
Programme: E.Elgar, A.Piazzolla, C.Saint-Saëns, J.Sibelius, D.Shostakovich and K.Weill    GG
27    19:00    Vienna Classics Festival final concert with Diāna Ketlere (piano), Sergey Malov (violin) and Sinfonietta Rīga. Programme: Berg, Schubert and Mahler. €7 - 20    GG
3    19:00    LNSO Dream Team chamber music concert. Programme: K.Auzāns, J.S.Bach, J.Ivanovs, J.Karlsons, R.Shchedrin and R.Zaļupe    GG
5    19:00    Organ music concert with Aigars Reinis (choir organ), Lāsma Meldere-Šestakova (violin) and Kristīne Stumbure (violin) . €10    RC
7    19:00    BL!NDMAN saxophone quartet (Belgium) and the Latvian Radio Choir. Programme: J.Nīmanis, J.S.Bach and others. Free admission     LNL
8    19:00    Love. A concert honouring the 100th anniversary of Latvia. The LATVIJA National Academic Choir sings songs by Latvian composers    LNL
10    19:00    The Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra and Vestards Šimkus. Programme: Čiurlionis,  Ravel and Stravinsky    GG
11    19:00    Georgijs Osokins (piano) solo concert. €5 - 30    GG
17    19:00    Grand Duo with Agnese Egliņa (piano) and Mārtiņš Circenis (clarinet). Programme: B.Kovács, J.Mediņš, S.Prokofiev, P.Vasks, C.M. von Weber and J.Widmann.    ZB
17    19:00    #Rimsky-Korsakov and Scheherazade. Programme: Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite Scheherazade    GG
18    19:00    Bartok's Music and Vasks' Message with Sinfonietta Rīga  and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. €7 - 20    GG
18    19:00    Greed. The Latvian Radio Choir performs songs by E. Birmans, A. Viñao and L.Berio    LNL
19    19:00    Femme et Homme - Amour?...Amour! concert    SK
20    19:00    Windstream Festival. Scott McAllister's Mercury on the Moon performed by the RIGA Orchestra with soloists Jānis Šipkēvics (vocals) and Matīss Čudars (guitar). €15    RM
24    19:00    International Bach Chamber Music Festival. Massimo Mercelli (Italy) and Aina Kalnciema perform J.S.Bach, W.A.Mozart and C.P.Bach. €15    RBM
25    17:00    Windstream Festival. Easter concert with the RIGA Orchestra, the Ave Sol chamber choir and others. Free    SPC
25    19:00    W.A.Mozart's Requiem    SJC
28    19:00    Windstream Festival. Orchestromime with the RIGA Orchestra and the Riga Pantomime Troupe    GG
31    19:00    The Estonian Symphony Orchestra and Neeme Järvi.
Programme: A.Pärt, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff    GG

Concerts in Jūrmala
Date    Time    Event    Venue
5    19:30    Vestards Šimkus solo piano concert    DZH
14    18:00    Astro'n'out (LV). Astroelectro Acoustic 2.0 pop/rock concert    DZH
18    19:00    Vienna Classics Festival. Mozart Piano Concerto and Beethoven Symphony performed by Aurēlija Šimkus (piano) and the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra    DZH
22    11:00    Little Onion's New Adventures children's concert    DZH
12    19:00    Classical music concert. Programme: Mozart, Haydn and Corelli    DZH
14    11:00    How the Little Rags Romped children's concert    DZH

Upcoming films

Schedule subject to change        
From    Film at Forum Cinemas
5    The Danish Girl. Drama / biography with Eddie Redmayne    
5    Fifty Shades of Black. Comedy with Marlon Wayans    
5    The Choice. Drama / romance with Benjamin Walker    
5    Trumbo. Drama / biography with Bryan Cranston    
12    Zoolander 2. Comedy with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell    
12    Robinson Crusoe. Animation / children's film    
19    Hail, Caesar! Coen Brothers comedy with Josh Brolin, George Clooney and Ralph Fiennes    
19    Concussion. Drama / thriller with Will Smith and Alec Baldwin    
26    Gods of Egypt. Action / fantasy with Gerard Butler    
26    Misconduct. Drama / thriller with Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino    

11    The Brothers Grimsby. Action / comedy with Sacha Baron Cohen    
18    The Divergent Series: Allegiant. Action / sci-fi with Theo James and Naomi Watts    
25    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Action / fantasy with Ben Affleck and Amy Adams    

AR - Arena Riga    
CF - Coyote Fly                     
DZH - Dzintari Concert Hall                         
DMH - Daile Music Hall    
DP - Depo Nightclub     
EM - Ethnographic Museum    
FC - Forum Cinemas      
GG - Great Guild     
KH - Ķīpsala Hall       
LNL - National Library     
MP - Melnā Piektdiena 
MS - Moonshine    
NK - Nabaklab                    
OP - Opera     
OPN - Opera New Hall     
PR - Palladium Riga             
RBM - Riga Bourse Museum    
RC - Riga Cathedral    
RCC - Riga Congress Center    
RM - Railway Museum     
RSH - Riga Society House     
SG - Small Guild         
SJC - St. John‘s Church    
SK - Spīķeri Concert Hall     
SP - Splendid Palace    
SPC - St. Peter‘s Church 
ZB - Ziemeļblāzma Centre


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Agree with previous comments - October event calendar would be useful as would like to make the most of our first stay in Riga. Many thanks in advance.
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
Switzerland, Richterswil
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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