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Night of museums 2010 Contents OLD RIGA AND THE IMMEDIATE AREA ...................................................................................... 2 CENTRE .................................................................................................................................... 10 PĀRDAUGAVA REGION ............................................................................................................ 18 SARKANDAUGAVA REGION ..................................................................................................... 20 JUGLA REGION, EN ROUTE TO JUGLA...................................................................................... 21 RIGA OLD RIGA AND THE IMMEDIATE AREA Anniversary of the Riga Castle RIGA CASTLE: FOREIGN ART MUSEUM NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LATVIA Pils laukums For the first time, Night of Museums visitors will be able to view the 14th/15th century castle rooms as a unified complex. Today, the Riga Castle houses the office of President of the Republic of Latvia Valdis Zatlers and his Chancery, as well as the Foreign Art Department of the Latvian National Museum of Art and the National History Museum of Latvia. Latvian Post will also take part in the Night of Museums by giving each visitor the opportunity to send a letter adorned with a specially designed stamp for the Night of Museums Post. 90 Years of the Art Museum at the Riga Castle 1.FOREIGN ART MUSEUM Pils laukums 3, Riga +371 67226467; www.amm.lv 18.00–24.00 Foundation of the Art Museum – opportunity to learn about the history of the museum. The Art Museum in the Republic of Latvia (1918 – 1940) – opportunity to learn about the history of the museum. Exhibition of a collection of works by Domenico de Robiani. Belmanes bērni (Belmane’s Children) (New Art Lover’s Society) in the museum’s Velvju Hall – the history of the museum through memories and stories. Installation Mēs aizejam (We’re Going) – a symbolic beginning to the museum’s transition to its new quarters in the Riga Stock Market building. The Riga Castle Turns 495 2.NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LATVIA Pils laukums 3, Riga +371 67221357; www.history-museum.lv 17.00 Press conference “The Riga Castle turns 495. Past, present, future” with the participation of representatives from the Riga Castle Restoration Council. 18.00–24.00 Castle tour. Visitors are given the opportunity to tour both the old and new sections of the Castle on a special route created by Castle staff. During the tour, Night of Museums visitors to the National History Museum of Latvia can view the exhibition Rotaļlietu noslēpumi pilī (Toy Secrets at the Castle) and the specially designed express-exhibit Lāči nāk! (The Bears Are Coming!) (the Teddy bear collection of actress A. Kantāne), as well as the permanent exhibit. The littlest visitors will be delighted by the series of books on animals from the Publisher Liels un mazs. The lounge Pie dzelzs bruņinieka will be open during the Night of Museums. A Clean Home 3.LITERATURE AND MUSIC MUSEUM Pils laukums 2, Riga +371 67227782; www.rmm.lv 18.00–the last visitor The room of horrors of the museum world. Uncover the hidden side of the museum! Take a one-way journey through the museum’s basement chambers, which are locked up during the day. See all the things that won’t be brought back to the light. The basement resonates with off-key songs and dingy words. Here you can find the museum’s “clean” inhabitants. Visitors will have the opportunity to leave the room of relics with some kind of memento from the museum’s collection – with clean hands and a clear conscience! The Ecology of the Soul 4.ARSENĀLS EXHIBITION HALL OF THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART Torņa iela 1, Riga +371 67213695; www.lnmm.lv 18.00 Golden songs. Musician Julgī Stalte will tell the story of gold in Latvian folk songs and the folk group Skandenieki will bring these songs to live. 19.00–24.00 Exhibition Zelta darbi (Golden Works). The exhibition includes more than 200 works of art, from icons to installations. The exhibition is a conceptual art project that aims to bring to light the discussion on materials and spiritual values throughout several time periods. Night of Museums visitors will be greeted in the vestibule of the exhibition hall by birdsong. Man and Land after War 5.LATVIAN WAR MUSEUM Smilšu iela 20, Riga +371 67228147; www.karamuzejs.lv 19.00–01.00 Ādaži military base – the on-going battle. Land that fires shots (the life of a field engineer in Latvia). The 103-day journey of an adventurous rifleman around the world: -The ship Gwneth docks at the Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and Port Said harbours. -Strolls along the streets of the Pašpuikas, Nagu maucēji, Mīlētāji, Plānprātiņi and Kramplauži. Tour of the museum exposition. Geišas apskāvieni Cafe. What is the “Green” House? 6.LATVIAN MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE Mazā Pils iela 19, Riga +371 67220779; www.archmuseum.lv 19.00–1.00 Tour of Riga’s oldest residential building (15th - 18th century) in the Old Riga building complex Trīs brāļi (Three Brothers). Exhibition “What is durable construction?”. How to live in a more environmentally and health-friendly manner, regardless of our modern comforts, but at the same time keeping in mind the future of our children and their right to live in a clean environment. 21.30–24.00 PechaKucha Night 9. A night of short lectures. Artists, designers, architects and others introduce listeners to their creative projects. Many People Speak of Riga – Now I’ve Finally Seen It 7.MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF RIGA AND NAVIGATION Palasta iela 4, Riga +371 67356676; www.rigamuz.lv 19.00–01.00 “Mills do more than just grind bread”. The Ķoņi Mill today. Super Segway – an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Museum eco-trail Mēs par-mēs pret! (We’re for – We’re against!) Slideshow Rīgas kalni (Riga’s Hills) and competition for children Vai zini Rīgas kalnus (Can You Name the Hills of Riga?)? The traditional Gaismas ceļš (Path of Light) and buffet in the courtyard. Concert Šalc zaļais mežs (The Rustling of the Green Forest) by composer M. Kirša. Freedom 8.MUSEUM OF THE BARRICADES OF 1991 Krāmu iela 3, Riga +371 67213525; www.barikades.lv 19.00-01.00 Admission to the exposition of the Museum of the Barricades of 1991. 3rd Floor Hall: 18.00 Opening of the Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High School students’ exhibition Brīvība (Freedom). 19.00–01.00 Barricade-period tea and sandwiches in the museum’s green bar Greenwood. Visitors will be able to listen to the cantata Vēstules uz bruģa (Letters on the Cobblestones) by Juris Kulakovs and Normunds Beļskis. Hit Me with the Birch Switch Again (Bathhouse Wisdom Throughout Time) 9.PHARMACY MUSEUM R. Vāgnera iela 13, Riga +371 67213008; www.mvm.lv under the heading Pharmacy Museum 19.00–01.00 Secrets of a black bathhouse. Knowledge tests. The Naukšēnu meža pirts (Naukšēnu Forest Bathhouse) in the courtyard with bathhouse procedures using grasses. Opportunity to take part in bathhouse procedures on site. Opportunity to view educational, popular-science films on Latvian, Finnish, Turkish and other bathhouses and their traditions. ...................... ability test. Well-wishes from the grass woman. Meet the ghost! 10.RIGA PORCELAIN MUSEUM Kalēju iela 9/11, Riga +371 67012944; www.porcelanamuzejs.lv 19.00–01.00 The premiere and demonstration of an educational animation film "Porcelain!?" Film director Nils Skapāns. Design Habitat 11.MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN Skārņu iela 10/20, Riga +371 67222235, +371 67830917; www.dlmm.lv (Habitat [biol.] – an area on Earth inhabited by specific species of plants and animals (in this case design objects) and that generally has a homogeneous environmental conditions.) 19.00–24.00 The 2nd and 3rd floors house the permanent exposition, which contains decorative Latvian art from the end of the 19th century to today. In viewing the works of art and the museum’s interesting architectural elements, visitors will be able to share in their findings of what they’ve seen in the museum’s habitat and tour the museum’s creative workshops. 19.00–23.00 Screen-printing creative workshop. Use the ancient language of decorative symbols to decorate cloth and create accessories. Participants are recommended to bring their own cloth/material (participation fee LVL 1.50). Wool felting creative workshop in the 3rd floor vestibule. Here, each participant will have the opportunity to create accessories like those seen in the museum’s design habitat (participation fee LVL 1.50). 19.00–22.00 Decoupage workshop in the 2nd floor vestibule. Here, participants will use resourceful technological methods to give old objects a new and attractive image (participation fee LVL 1.50). Birds – the Symbols of the Soul and the Heavens 12.MUSEUM OF ANCIENT BALTIC JEWELRY Old Riga, across the lot from the entrance to St. Peter’s church +371 67220270; www.balturotas.lv 18.00–22.00 Jewelry with the bird – the soul and the heavens symbol is created with the inspiration and joy of pending summer (tonight only – bird amulets and pendants available for a very advantageous price). The Awakening and Environmental Protection 13.MUSEUM OF THE OCCUPATION OF LATVIA Strēlnieku laukums 1, Riga +371 67212715; www.okupacijasmuzejs.lv 19.00–1.00 Permanent exhibition open to the public. Presentation on environmental protection campaigns in the time of the Third National Awakening. See the Sun 14.SUN MUSEUM Kungu iela 1, Rātslaukums, Riga +371 67225587; www.saulesmuzejs.lv 19.00–01.00 Sun Museum exposition open to the public. Exhibition Saule Rīgas arhitektūrā (The Sun in Riga Architecture). 19.00–23.00 Creative workshop for children (painting plaster suns). The Sound of Music Resonates in My Soul... 15.MENTZENDORFF’S HOUSE Grēcinieku iela 18, Riga +371 67212951, +371 67222636; www.mencendorfanams.com 19.00 Concert by Aina Kalnciema. 20.00 Concert by the choir Sonante. 21.00 Discover and hear music by the fantastic Dutch composer Cornelius Dopper (1870-1939). 22.00 Concert by the choir Sonante. 23.00 Discover and hear music by the fantastic Dutch composer Cornelius Dopper (1870-1939). 24.00 Concert by the choir Sonante. Museum Island in the Woods and on the Water MUSEUM ISLAND: LATVIAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM OF THE POPULAR FRONT LATVIAN MUSEUM OF SPORTS RIGA FILM MUSEUM Alksnāja – Vecpilsētas – Mazās Peitavas ielu region, Riga Museum Island in the Woods and on the Water 16.LATVIAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY Mārstaļu iela 8, Riga +371 67222713; www.fotomuzejs.lv 19.00–01.00 Processes of nature – Strenči photo workshop and photography by Kārlis Lakše (slide show). Exhibition – Dainis Kārkluvalks Mani dokumenti (My Documents). Exhibition – Gints Bērziņš Vietas, kurās es nefilmēšu (Places I Won’t Film). Museum Island in the Woods and on the Water 17.LATVIAN MUSEUM OF SPORTS Alksnāja iela 9, Riga +371 67225127; www.sportamuzejs.lv The beautiful world of water in rivers, lakes and seas – centuries of sailing, rowing and swimming – photography from the Latvian Museum of Sports (slide show). 19.00–24.00 Latvijas sports laiku lokos (Latvian Sports throughout the Years): an exhibition on sports in Latvia – from the distant past to the recent past. We have something to be proud of! Latvija Baltajās olimpiādēs (Winter Olympics in Latvia): Latvian athlete starts in the Winter Olympic Games (Olympic records, Olympic equipment, Olympic fashion and Olympic talismans). Children and youths can experience fun and an athletic rush by climbing the rock wall to reach the peak of the Oliņkalns cliffs (20 metres high) over the Daugava River. Museum Island in the Woods and on the Water 18.RIGA FILM MUSEUM Peitavas iela 10/12, Riga Event location – Riga Film Museum courtyard +371 67358873; www.nfc.lv 21.30–1.00 Concert film – Nature’s Concert Hall Graphis scripta. Graphis scripta (lichen) invites you to learn more about forest life by combining science, music, poetry and visual art. The film’s goal is to broaden viewers’ understanding of the surrounding environment, several species therein, and to urge everyone to participate in preserving biological diversity. The exhibition Rīgas puika- Sergejs Eizenšteins (The Riga Boy – Sergejs Eizenšteins) will be close on the Night of Museums! Museum Island in the Woods and on the Water 19.MUSEUM OF THE POPULAR FRONT Vecpilsētas iela 13/15, Riga Event location – Vecpilsētas Square +371 67224502; www.ltfmuz.lv 20.00–01.00 Historical proof – stories of ecological rallies in Latvia at the end of the 20th century. Visitors will be able to learn about the rallies held by environmental activists at the end of the 20th century that were dedicated to ecological issues – Lūgšana par jūru (A Prayer for the Sea), Daugava mūsu tautas likteņupe (The Daugava, our River of Destiny), and the Sloka demonstration Par tīru Lielupi un Baltijas jūru (For a Clean Lielupe River and Baltic Sea). With Clean Thoughts, with Clean Feet 20.LATVIAN ARTISTS’ UNION MUSEUM 11.novembra krastmala 35, Riga Entrance through the courtyard during the Night of Museums +371 67221240; www.lmsmuzejs.lv 19.00–24.00 3rd Floor, Room 308: The Open Collection of the Latvian Artists’ Union Museum – a striking witness to the conscience of artists from the second half of the 20th century. Attention – admission to the museum during the Night of Museums only in socks (no shoes allowed)! 3rd Floor, Room 50: Experimental Etching Workshop. Old techniques, new people. Plate proof demonstrations by Grafikas ģilde (Graphics Guild) artists. 3rd Floor, Room 84: Lithography workshop. Antique lithography stones, presses, lithography proof demonstrations by Grafikas kameras (Graphics Chamber) artists. 1st Floor: Cafe with authentic 1970s interior (designers Māris Gundars, Aivars Bērziņš, Olafs Jēkabsons). The Great Unrest 21.PILOT PROJECT OF LATVIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – KIM? Maskavas iela 12/1, Riga +371 67223321, +371 26406336; www.kim.lv 19.00–02.00 VKN Gallery – Evelīna Deičmane’s exhibition Lielais nemiers (The Great Unrest) summarises a yearlong study of the essence of man. Installations and video projects. FK Gallery – opening of Iveta Vaivode’s (Latvia) and Alexander Gronsky’s (Russia) exhibition Terminus. 19.00–02.00 RIXC Gallery – Paul DeMarinis’ installation The Messenger, which studies the myth of electronic communication. Homage to Animals 22.GLOBUSS BOOKSTORE Vaļņu iela 26, Riga +371 67226957; www.eglobuss.lv 16.00–17.00 Opening of the photography exhibition Mana mīluļa labākā bilde (My Darling’s Best Picture). Animal parade and photo session at the GLOBUSS Bookstore. 20.00–21.00 Book and painting prize drawing in support of the Riga Animal Shelter. 21.00–23.00 Photo competition closing event at the GLOBUSS Cafe. Awards ceremony. “Catnip” teas and “Valerian” cocktails. The Parliament is open! 23.LR SAEIMA Jēkaba iela 11, Riga +371 67087321; www.saeima.lv 19.00–01.00 Viewing of the historical interior of the Saeima building. In the the Saeima Reading Room: The Latvian National History Museum’s exhibition devoted to the 20th anniversary of the declaration of the independence of the Republic of Latvia. Exhibition commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Constitutional Assembly (materials from the private collection of Andris Ruģēns). In the The Saeima Vesibule: Exhibition of photographs by Boriss Koļesņikovs featuring “4 May 1990”. In the Saeima Red Room Exhibition of photographs by Uldis Pāže featuring “20 Years of the Renewed Saeima”. Documentary film “4 May 1990”. In the Saeima Voting Room: Viewing of the original ballot papers of the deputies of the LSSR Supreme Council when they voted for the independence of the Republic of Latvia. Opening of the Latvian Artists’ Union Museum Collection Exhibition 24.RIGA ART SPACE Kungu iela 3 (under the City Hall Square), Riga +371 67181328; www.artspace.riga.lv 19.00 – 21.00 Opening event of the Latvian Artists’ Union Museum Collection Exhibition in the Grand Hall. Opuss 20 25.SPĪĶERI CONCERT HALL Maskavas iela 4/1, Riga +371 67215018; www.spikeri.lv 19:00 – 01.00 Opportunity to listen to sounds of the Daugava River with the aid of underwater microphones at the depths of the river, filtered and combined with recordings of the Sinfonietta Riga Chamber Orchestra. CENTRE “Century after century sets over the world, but the same sun keeps shining in the cupola of the heavens” (J. Rozentāls) 26.JANIS ROZENTĀLS AND RŪDOLFS BLAUMANIS MUSEUM Alberta iela 12–9, Riga +371 67331641, +371 26586404 18.00–1.00 Competition for visitors to the exhibition Kārļa Skalbes laimīgie gadi: 1900 – 1908 (Kārlis Skalbe’s Years of Fortune: 1900 - 1908). The most fortunate participants will win surprise prizes. 18.00–20.00 Visual presentation Rūdolfa Blaumaņa dzimtās puses atainojums glezniecībā, grafikā un fotogrāfijā gadsimta gaitā (The Portrayal of Rūdolfs Blaumanis’ Birthplace throughout the Centuries through Painting, Graphics and Photography) 20.00–21.00 Reading Ainava Jaņa Rozentāla glezniecībā (Landscapes in the Paintings of Janis Rozentāls). 21.00–22.00 Reading Daba Rūdolfa Blaumaņa dzīvē un literārajos darbos (Nature in the Life and Literary Works of Rūdolfs Blaumanis). 22.00–1.00 Visual presentation Dabas motīvi Jaņa Rozentāla gleznās un fotogrāfijās (Elements of Nature in the Paintings and Photography of Janis Rozentāls). An Invitation from Mr. Pēkšens 27.RIGA ART NOVEAU MUSEUM Alberta iela 12, Riga +371 67181465; www.jugendstils.riga.lv 19.00–01.00 Theatrical event. Visitors are welcomed by architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns, his wife Anna and his cousin, Latvia’s first playwright, Marija Pēkšēna. For a Safe Everyday 28.LATVIAN FIRE FIGHTING MUSEUM Hanzas iela 5, Riga +371 67331334; www.112.lv 19.00 Fire fighting and rescue operation demonstrations. 19.00–21.00 Viewing of modern and unique 21st century rescue equipment. 19.00–22.00 Animated films for children about fire fighting and fire rescue. 19.00–01.00 Hunt in the museum for objects based on physical description. For a Clean World – Request Stops 29.NAIVE ART MUSEUM OF LATVIA Andrejostas iela 4, Riga +371 26348218; www.noass.lv 19:00 Opening of the 5th season of the Naive Art Museum of Latvia: -Filip Šalajevs’ personal exhibition Zvēru karalis (King of the Beasts). -Exhibition Pieturas pēc pieprasījuma (Request Stops) by the Creative Association Miķki from St. Petersburg. 21.00–22.00 Performance by Creative Association Miķki. Until 01:00 Museum open to the public. For Clean Art! 30.LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART Kr. Valdemāra iela 10a, Riga +371 67324461; www.lnmm.lv 19.00–24.00 Permanent museum exposition open to the public on the 2nd Floor. Kaspars Zariņš’ personal exhibition Iekšējā balss (Inner Voice) open for viewing in the White Room. A car made of environmentally friendly materials is available for viewing in the 2nd Floor vestibule. Culinary Excursus through Jewish Traditions 31.MUSEUM “JEWS IN LATVIA” Skolas 6, Riga +371 67283484 The museum’s permanent exhibition will be open to the public from 20.00. 21.00–22.00 Eating kosher: a culinary excursus through Jewish traditions. 22.55 Ending the Sabbath: Havdala ceremony. 23.00 Concert by traditional Jewish music ensemble Forshpil. Homegrown Potatoes and Pumpkins. Let’s Cook. 32.RAINIS AND ASPAZIJA MUSEUM Baznīcas iela 30, Riga +371 67272643 19.00–1.00 Presentation of the multimedia disk “Homegrown Potatoes and Pumpkins. Let’s Cook.” Evening stories by Gaida Jablovska and Jānis Zālītis in the home of Rainis and Aspazija. Living Green! 33.ANDREJS UPĪTIS MEMORIAL MUSEUM Brīvības iela 38-4, Riga +371 67289767; www.upisamuzejs.lv 19.00 Opening of the creative workshop Dzīvot zaļi! (Living Green!) Skrīveru Gotiņa confectionary masters from the Raudas Pub present their candies. Confectionary market. 21.00 Skrīveru Saldumi presentation – Ietin savu konfekti! (Wrap Your Candy!) 22.00 Weaving together with TMLS Tīne using all-natural materials. 23.00 Song Wars about various herbs. Vegetarian Kitchen for Art 34.MUSEUM OF ROMANS SUTA AND ALEKSANDRA BEĻCOVA Elizabetes iela 57a–26, Riga +371 67288800; www.lnmm.lv 19.00–21.00 Art activity in Romans Suta’s workshop. 19.00–23.00 Stories and pictures about vegetarianism, art and the Bohemian way of life in Suta’s mother’s kitchen, Sukubs. Help create a pleasant vegetarian menu using recipes from Natālija Suta. The World of the University Hall . The Large Hall of the University of Latvia turns 75 35.THE LATVIA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF HISTORY Raiņa bulvāris 19, Riga +371 67034566; +371 26878133; http://www.lu.lv/par/strukt/muzejs/vestures/ University of Latvia, Raiņa bulvāris 19: 19.00–20.00 The World of Clear Sound concert: Relive the first concert of the Large Hall with the original concert line-up, performed by University of Latvia music groups. Live: www.lu.lv www.nabaklab.lv 20.00 Opening of the photography exhibition Aulas pasaule (The World of the University Hall). 20.00–23.00 Get to know the world of the Large Hall. An attractive game with prizes for children and adults. Film timeline of the history of the University of Latvia. Chance to sit and take a break. 36.University of Latvia Radio NABA club NABAKLAB, Z. A. Meierovica bulvāris 12: 19.00–24.00 NABAKLAB Club is open to the public; current exhibit, music and buffet. 24.0–01.00 The World of Clear Sound concert: The first concert of the Large Hall with the original concert line-up, performed in a modern big band and string quartet style (with participation from music ensembles Soundarcade, Tesa and Das Sonntags Legion). Live: www.lu.lv www.nabaklab.lv 01.00 Dance to the beats of NABAKLAB Djs until the morning light. Nature’s Concert Hall, Nature Trail in the Natural History Museum of Latvia 37.NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LATVIA K. Barona iela 4, Riga +371 67356023; www.dabasmuzejs.gov.lv 19.00–01.00 Nature’s concert hall: science, music, dance and visual art. The goal of this unique union is to broaden people’s understanding of the environment in which we and every other species live, as well as to urge everyone to do their part in preserving biodiversity. Nature trail: walk our special Nature Trail and learn about rare and endangered animal species. Dietary Store Pie Barona 38.KRIŠJĀNIS BARONS MUSEUM K. Barona iela 3–5, Riga +371 67284265; www.baronamuzejs.lv 18.00 Homemade products Izvēlies Muzeja preci! (Choose a Museum Product!): a look into the life philosophy of folklorist Krišjānis Barons. 19.00 Bērnu pārtika (Groceries for Children): a special hour for children of all ages with folk group Putraimi and Ilga Reizniece. Wooden toy exhibit. 20.00 Dietician lecture Kas ir veselīgs produkts? (What Makes a Product Healthy?). With Dr. Aija Cukura un Daina Cukura. 21.00 Uztura (dzīves) bagātinātāji (Dietary [Life] Supplements): Latvian lifestyle II. With folk tradition group Budēļi. 22.00 Dinner break: recipes from Barons’ home collection. 23.00 Healthy thinking, singing, experiencing, etc. 24.00 Astrological map of the museum and Krišjānis Barons: Latvian lifestyle III. With astrologist Kate Lesiņa. For a Clean World! 39.ALEKSANDRS ČAKS MEMORIAL APARTMENT Lāčplēša iela 48/50-14, Riga 67285336; www.cakamuzejs.lv 19.00 Campaign Par tīru ūdeni! (For Clean Water!) 20.00 Campaign Par tīru maizi! (For Clean Food!) 21.00 Campaign Par tīru kosmētiku! (For Clean Cosmetics!) Bergs Bazaar – the First Retail Passage in Riga. End of the 19th Century to the 21st Century. Historical Stories, Photography, Visiting 40.BERGS BAZAAR Downtown Riga, in the passage between Marijas, Elizabetes and Dzirnavu Streets from 9.00 – 17.00 tel. +371 67502310; mob. +371 29539888; www.bergabazars.lv 19.00–01.00 Night of Museums. Surprises and offers at K. Suns Cinema, restaurants and shops. Digital projections in the Bergs Bazaar courtyard. 19.00 Opening of the photography exhibition – with property owners and architect Zaiga Gaile. 20.00 The Bazaar concept then and now: discussion with the Bergs Bazaar renovation work architect Zaiga Gaile. 21.00 The history of Bergs: a tour through Bergs Bazaar with owner Ieva M. Laukers. 22.00 The Bazaar concept then and now: discussion with the Bergs Bazaar renovation work architect Zaiga Gaile. 23.00 The history of Bergs: a tour through Bergs Bazaar with owner Ieva M. Laukers. 3D (Dievs. Daba. Darbs) (God. Nature. Work) 41.DAILE THEATRE Brīvības iela 75, Riga +371 67294444; www.dailesteatris.lv 21.00–01.00 3D in the theatre – Dievs. Daba. Darbs. (God. Nature. Work.) Retro Portrait 42.PHOTOACADEMY Dzirnavu ielā 20, Rīga 27071183; www.fotoakademija.lv 19.00–01.00 Demonstration of the film „The genius of photography”. Photography exhibition Daba (Nature). 19.00–20.00 Retro portrait in the courtyards. 20.00–22.00 Tales of a photographer Māris Kundziņš’ adventures. 22.00–23.00 The lecture of a photographer Jānis Konons – the discussion of the creation of photography. 23.00–24.00 Retro portrait in the courtyard. To document Night of Museum 2010 PhotoAcademy launches competition for the best reportage photography Night of Museum 2010. Prize - a gift card from PhotoAcademy (100 LVL). Photographs have to be submitted till 22th May, 2010; e- mail email@example.com. Riga – then and now in photographs 43.MAP STORE JĀŅA SĒTA Elizabetes iela 83/85, k.2, Riga. +371 67240894; www.karsuveikals.lv 19.00–24.00 Māris Locs’ photograph collection Rīga – toreiz un pašreiz (Riga – Then and Now). Presentation of the photo calendar Rīga – toreiz un pašreiz (Riga – Then and Now). Discussion with regional researcher and photographer Māris Locs. Enveloped by Noise, Inspired by Sound 44.AVE SOL CONCERT HALL Citadeles iela 7, Riga +371 67181131; www.avesol.riga.lv 20:00 Opening night of Industriālā kantāte (Industrial Cantata) (gathering in the courtyard of the concert hall) -1. part Troksnis (Noise). -2. part Smalkā pāreja (Delicate Bridge) with a recitative. -3. part Finale Skaņu iedvesmotie (Inspired by Sound). 21.00 Opening night of Industriālā kantāte (Industrial Cantata) (gathering in the courtyard of the concert hall) -1. part Troksnis (Noise). -2. part Smalkā pāreja (Delicate Bridge) with a recitative. -3. part Finale Skaņu iedvesmotie (Inspired by Sound). 22.00 Opening night of Industriālā kantāte (Industrial Cantata) (gathering in the courtyard of the concert hall) -1. part Troksnis (Noise). -2. part Smalkā pāreja (Delicate Bridge) with a recitative. -3. part Finale Skaņu iedvesmotie (Inspired by Sound). 23.00 Opening night of Industriālā kantāte (Industrial Cantata) (gathering in the courtyard of the concert hall) -1. part Troksnis (Noise). -2. part Smalkā pāreja (Delicate Bridge) with a recitative. -3. part Finale Skaņu iedvesmotie (Inspired by Sound). Vivid Feeling Museum – Outdoors 45.LATVIAN NATIONAL THEATRE Kronvalda bulvāris 2, Riga Programme will take place in the New Hall +371 67006308; www.teatris.lv 20.00–01.00 We create feelings ourselves... Pure feelings... watch how it can come to be... A synthesis of actors, light, music and sets… we are in a surreal nature... From Umberto to Eko 46.NATIONAL LIBRARY OF LATVIA K. Barona iela 14, Riga +371 67287459; www.lnb.lv 19.00–24.00 Workshop Papīra otrā dzīve (The Second Life of Paper). Exhibition Ilgspējīga arhitektūra un dizains (Durable Architecture and Design). Ecohour. Test Tava EKO-PĒDA (Your ECO-FOOTPRINT). A Crisscross Journey around the World 47.THE STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS IN RIGA Strēlnieku iela 4a, Riga 29388148, 27500798; www.jejoue.webs.com Join an exciting crisscross journey around the world! We will travel, experience, be involved and enjoy a variety of culture and art. Organizer: the art and culture organization JeJoue of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. 20.00–22.00 Latvia and literature. Japan and traditions. France and photo. Spain and movie. 22.00–24.00 Brazil and Capoeira. Italy and improvisation theatre. France and photo. USA and hippies. 24.00–01.00 A midnight walk in the garden of sculptures, devoted to this year’s theme of the Museum Night. Greece and astronomy. USA and hippies. Night Mystery at the Riga Latvian Society 48.RIGA LATVIAN SOCIETY Merķeļa iela 13, Riga +371 67222932; www.rlb.lv 24.00–1.00 Experience the interaction of centuries in a midnight tour of the Riga Latvian Society House in the company of experienced guides – unseen places and things, dark corners and mysterious passageways with lit-up figures from the history pages of the Riga Latvian Society. (Please reserve tours by tel. +371 67222932, spots for brave souls limited!) 01.00–05.00 Interact with the Riga Latvian Society and its night mystery in the Riga Latvian Society halls: -Grand Hall – clean dances. -White Hall – clean songs. -Golden Hall – clean relaxation to jazz music. -Club Hall – clean games. -Midsummer Hall – clean Riga Latvian Society history – pleasant moods both old and new. For Clean Language! 49.SKRIVANEK BALTIC LANGUAGE SCHOOL Brīvības iela 40, Riga +371 67240364; www.skrivanek.lv 19.00–24.00 Exhibition Rakstu valodas pārmaiņas laika ritumā (Changes in Written Language Throughout Time). Video stories about the use of language in various daily situations. Language room – feel, hear and learn about rare foreign languages! Interactive English language master classes! Interactive quiz from the Latvian Language Agency. Surprising Prices on Books from Zvaigzne! 50.ZVAIGZNE BOOKSTORE K. Valdemāra iela 6, Riga +371 67334603;www.zvaigzne.lv Surprising Prices on Books from Zvaigzne! 51.ZVAIGZNE BOOKSTORE Dzirnavu iela 84, Riga +371 67288404; www.zvaigzne.lv Surprising Prices on Books from Zvaigzne! 52.ZVAIGZNE BOOKSTORE Tērbatas iela 38, Riga +371 67224921; www.zvaigzne.lv PĀRDAUGAVA REGION Clean Theatre 53.EDUARDS SMIĻĢIS THEATRE MUSEUM E. Smiļģa iela 37/39, Riga +371 67611893; www.lka.edu.lv 18.30 Reading Smiļģa dārza mistērijas (Smiļģis’ Garden Mysteries) E. Smiļģis Hall. 19.00–22.00 Butterfly-making master workshop for children of all ages. 19.00–01.00 Par tīru, nepiesārņotu valodu (For a Clean, Unpolluted Language). Non-stop video showing in the music lounge – poetry readings and excerpts from plays performed by exceptional Latvian actors. 21.00–24.00 Improvisation Par tīru sabiedrību! (For a Clean Society!) performed by secondary art school students – in the large exhibition hall. 19.00–24.00 Closing of the exhibition Leģendas dzimšana (The Birth of a Legend). Poetic Scenery 54.JĀNIS AKURATERS MUSEUM O. Vācieša iela 6a, Riga +371 67619934; www.akurateramuzejs.lv 19.00 Opening of the exhibition Poētiskā ainava (Poetic Scenery). 19.00–1.00 Exhibition Trīs Dziesmas (Three Songs) in the Light Lounge, the poet’s Office and Marija’s Room. Exhibition Atmiņu herbārijs (Herbarium of Memories) in the dining room. 19.30–23.30 Feju dejas mēness dārzā (Fairy Dances in the Garden of the Moon) in the museum garden. 19.30–20.15 Musical performance in the fireplace lounge – a little Schubertiade Dziesminieks un leijerkaste (The Bard and the Street Organ). 20.15.–23.00 Poētiskā ainava mūzikā (Poetic Scenery in Music) in the fireplace lounge: musical vignettes, impromptu performances, improvisations. With pianist Ingūna Putniņa. 21.30. Concert by Ozolnieks district choir Līga in the museum garden. Programme includes pieces with J. Akuraters’ poems and a series of songs by I. Zemzara with words by Ē. Ādamsons. 23.00–23.30 Fireplace lounge; A. de Musset’s ode to the night: Sudraba plīvuros sapņo kad sili (The Pine Forest Dreams in Silver Veils). 1.13. Fireplace lounge; Juris Kulakovs’ special performance dedicated to the Night of Museums. Birds 55.OJĀRS VĀCIETIS MEMORIAL MUSEUM O. Vācieša iela 19, Riga +371 67619905; www.vaciesamuzejs.lv 19.00–21.00 Art workshop Putni (Birds) in the Robinson Hall (in cooperation with BJC Altona and the Zoology Department of the Natural History Museum of Latvia). 21.30 Excursion through the poetry garden of Ojārs Vācietis’ home. 19.00–1.00 Exhibition of Ojārs Vācietis’ rock collection. Biographical CD Ojārs Vācietis. Ludmila Azarova’s birthday exhibition. Ojārs Vācietis memorial apartment open to the public. Protect the World by Travelling by Train or Bicycle 56.LATVIAN RAILWAY HISTORY MUSEUM Uzvaras bulvāris 2/4, Riga +371 67232511; www.railwaymuseum.lv 19.30 Opening of bicycle parking at the museum. 19.00–1.00 Ecological transportation exhibit. Express exhibit Latvijas dzelzceļa vides politika (Latvian Railway Environmental Policy). Rides with a hand-operated railway trolley. Films about the railway. 24.00 Relief train fire pole. Surprising Prices on Books from Zvaigzne! 57.ZVAIGZNE BOOKSTORE Mārupes iela 3, Riga +371 67618504; www.zvaigzne.lv SARKANDAUGAVA REGION O sole mio or the Story of Niklāvs Strunke 58.LATVIAN CULTURE MUSEUM DAUDERI Sarkandaugavas iela 30, Riga +371 67391780; www.history-museum.lv 18.00–02.00 Visitors are given the opportunity to tour one of Riga’s most beautiful buildings, which was built at the end of the 19th century at the order of the von Bingner family. The von Bingner family created one of the most popular beverage manufacturers in the Russian empire, Waldschlossen. Visitors are able to view an exhibition dedicated to one of the most notable 20th century Latvian painters, Niklāvs Strunke. The O sole mio lounge will be open for visitors on the Night of Museums. JUGLA REGION, EN ROUTE TO JUGLA Night of Grasses 59.LATVIAN ETHNOGRAPHICAL OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Brīvības gatve 440, Riga +371 67994510; www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv The Night of Museums programme at the Latvian Ethnographical Open-air Museum offers visitors the Night of Grasses. Visitors will be able to learn about nature’s gifts and their uses for beauty and health. Natural materials can renew a tired body’s soul! 20.00–24.00 The lakeside Lurķu house – beauty house. Eco cosmetics for the body and hair. Various plant and root infusions. Specialist consultations. Tips from herbal experts.* The lakeside Mauru home – Eco soap making. Homemade ointments* Lakeside, netting sheds – tea making, birch juice tasting, juice recipes, root soup making. Bonfire.* *programme course subject to change Motormuseum Cup 60.RIGA MOTORMUSEUM S. Eizenšteina iela 6, Riga +371 67097170; www.motormuzejs.lv 14.00–17.00 Zelta mopēds (Golden Moped) moped race at Biķernieku Complex Sports Base. 17.00–20.00 Riga Motormuseum Cup remote-control car drifting race. 19.00 Night of Museums start with the raising of the Riga Motormuseum flag. 19.00–00.01 Antique midget car show. 19.00–23.00 Antique bicycle exhibition. apPasaule Club bicycle show 19.00–00.01 Auto safety simulator. 20.00 Remote-control car drifting race finals. 20.00–00.01 Electric car show. 20.00–22.00 Bike test riding. Surprising Prices on Books from Zvaigzne! 61.ZVAIGZNE BOOKSTORE Biķernieku iela 19, Riga +371 67801979; www.zvaigzne.lv
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