Friday Walk "Come Into the Light of Eventide"

19.05.2014 - 15:37
On Friday, May 30 when residents and visitors are ready to spend a summery evening in the city, Ventspils parks and squares will feature movies and live music of various genres, inspiring everybody to join in for a walk and come into the light of eventide.
Friday Walk "Come Into the Light of Eventide"
Programme of the Event

Recreation Park "Children's Town"

The Friday walk will begin at the open-air stage of the Recreation Park "Children's Town", with a Latvian animation movie programme for kids from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Sun Boats Square

Starting 7.00 pm, you are welcome to attend an exhibition "My Ventspils" showing works by Ventspils photographers as well as enjoy Art School's performances, a happening with the participation of literati Laimdota Sele, Anna Auzina, Aivars Eipurs and Andris Akmentins and live music by "Sigma" in Sun Boats Square.

Market Square

If you are craving for bargaining, rejoicing and feast for the eyes and stomach, be sure you don't miss the event in Market Square slated for 7.30 pm till midnight! The programme will feature a varied artistic programme presented by Auzani Brothers & The Famous Jersika Orchestra and Ventspils middle generation dance group "Kurzeme". Kids will be able to visit a mini zoo from Liepaja and enjoy a show by Circus Studio "Arlekins". The evening will conclude with a ball featuring live music by "Vasaras Eliksirs".

Dzirnavu Square

At 9.00 pm, Dzirnavu Square will start to vibrate with the sounds of music from a Garden Concert showcasing "Three Latvian Tenors" a.k.a. Latvian National Opera soloists Nauris Puntulis, Guntars Rungis and Miervaldis Jencs. The concert will feature solo songs by Latvian composers and compositions from the world tenor repertoire. In the course of the evening, the romantic chants will change into something totally different - saxophone duo consisting of Fred Hormain (France) and Ilze Lejina (Latvia). The concert will conclude with live rock'n'roll by "Rock'n'Berries".

Town Square

If you are a cinema fan, come to outdoor Latvian film screenings in Town Square starting at 10.00 pm! You will have a chance to watch an animation movie "Spring on Varnu Street" (dir. E. Jansone), a feature film "Mother, I Love You" (dir. J. Nords) and a "Ghetto TV" documentary "It Is Just the Beginning".

Kuldigas Street

Both the parks and squares of Kuldigas Street will offer live pop and jazz by "Junior Big Band", "On Q", "Jazz Quintet", "Ventspils Saxophone Quartet" and "Ventspils Brass" (leader Renars Lacis).

Entertainment venues in Ventspils

Local entertainment venues have prepared their own special offers and evening programmes. The locals' favorite Mexican restaurant "Tex Mex" will be kicking off the summer season by holding a Burrito Festival on its open-air terrace. There will be live music playing at the night club "Kiss Club" and cafés "Bugins" and "Landora", cooks of the café "Dolce Vita" will make you a special pizza, the pub "Don Bazil" will have prepared a special menu for this evening, while Ferry Terminal's cafe will offer its customers to enjoy a cocktail named "Friday Evening".

Discover and get a kick out of this summery evening in Ventspils!

Free admission to all events.

Friday walk "Come Into the Light of Eventide" is funded by the local government of Ventspils.