Calendar of events
The calendar covers Latvian-related events outside of the homeland. For details for a specific month or day, navigate using the small calendar at right. For details from a specific region or community, select from the menu below, or find other calendar tools and services, as well as a selective guide to events in Latvia. And if you want to add an event, submit it.
“Zolīte” in Brisbane
The Brisbane chapter of the Daugavas Vanagi hosts an afternoon of playing the card game zolīte beginning noon May 18 at the Brisbane Latvian House, 24 Church Ave., Buranda. Participation is AUD 7.50 and all are welcome. Upcoming dates are June 8 and July 13 at noon. Source: Brisbanes ziņotājs.
Brisbane Latvian choir rehearsals
The Brisbane Latvian choir “Beverīna” has rehearsals every Saturday at 10:00 at the Latvian House, 24 Church Ave., Buranda. The choir is open to new members; anyone with a serious interest in singing Latvian choir repertory is invited to join. Source: Brisbanes ziņotājs.
Brisbane Latvian school dates
The Brisbane area Latvian school “Sauleszaķis” meets twice a month from 15:00 to 17:00 at the Brisbane Latvian House, 24 Church Ave., Buranda. The next meeting dates are: May 12, May 26, June 9, July 14 and July 28. “Sauleszaķis” offers a bilingual environment for children of all ages and language abilities to learn Latvian traditions, songs, dances and games. Parents are also welcome to participate. For more information contact Vita Rieksta at +61 0403 530 982 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Source: Brisbanes ziņotājs.
Brisbane fibre arts group meets monthly
All interested in sewing, knitting and weaving traditional Latvian designs may meet with other like-minded people of the “Brisbanes rokdarbnieču kopa” at 1 p.m. May 26, June 30 and July 28 at the Brisbane Latvian House, 24 Church Ave., Buranda. Meetings are held on the last Sunday of each month. Source: Brisbanes ziņotājs.
Brisbane Latvians to celebrate Midsummer
Join Brisbane area Latvians for a song and dance filled celebration of Jāņi (Midsummer) beginning at 14:00 on June 22 at the Brisbane Latvian House, 24 Church Ave., Buranda. Admission is AUD 5 and free for children. Lunch, including dessert and coffee/tea, is AUD 20 for adults and AUD 10 for children. All proceeds will benefit the Brisbane Latvian House. For more information contact Māra Siksna at +61 (07) 3378 0319.
3x3 camp at Gaŗezers
3x3 camp in the Catskills
The “3x3” seminar at the Latvian Church Camp “Nometne” in the Catskills will take place Aug. 18-25. This camp offers activities for adults, children and whole families. The lead organizer and contact is Helēna Vīksniņa, tel. +1 (202) 829-6868. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/3x3katskili/file-cabinet. Follow updates about the group “3x3 Katskills” on Facebook.
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Events in Latvia
Here is a selection of events in Latvia that may be of interest to visitors from abroad.June 17
The 25th General Song Festival and 15th Dance Festival will take place in Latvia from Jun. 30 to Jul. 7. This is the big festival that is organized once every five years and will this year include an estimated 90,000 participants from Latvia and Latvian communities abroad. Tickets will go on sale in March. For more information (in Latvian) visit http://www.km.gov.lv/lv/ministrija/dziesmusvetki2013.html.
15 Jun 2013
Throughout the years, many choirs in Latvia, both professional and amateur, have released albums of Latvian choir music.
05 Jun 2013
As the tributes to departed Latvian poet Imants Ziedonis continue, of the many archival recordings that have been recently released, one of the most memorable is Atsaukšanas (Upe tuviem un tāliem, UPETTCD074), released to coincide with what would have been the poet’s 80th birthday.
26 May 2013
One of Russia’s foreign policy objectives in the former Soviet space is non-citizen voting in local elections. The upcoming Latvian municipal elections again put this issue on the front burner.
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