Museum Night Programme

OLD RIGA


Museum Night in the restored President’s residence in Riga Castle castle-front
RIGA CASTLE, THE LATVIAN PRESIDENT'S RESIDENCE
Pils Square 3
67092106; www.president.lv

19.00–24.00    After several years of ambitious restoration, the Riga Castle castle-front has regained its historic splendour. The castle-front part of the Riga Castle is open to the visitors of the Museum Night, allowing to see the representation areas - the splendid Festival hall, the unique Envoy Accreditation Hall and the 3rd floor enfilade. 
The visitors will be able to visit the courtyard of the castle-front and see the Gothic reliefs “Madonna and Child” and “Master of the order of Livonia Walter von Pletenberg" - art monuments of national importance and the oldest medieval sculptural monuments in Latvia. 

Security control will be carried out.



The Wounded Time
LATVIAN WAR MUSEUM
Smilšu Street 20
67228147; www.karamuzejs.lv 

19.00–01.00    As great as the loss was, great is now the gain (A. Brigadere). 
First World War - the wounded time of great changes across the world and in Latvia. A new exhibition with exciting interactive tales, 3D and multimedia objects.
And the time goes whizzing by the door — the breath of the new century is cold (Rainis).
For two decades, Latvian soldiers have been at the guard of peace serving in international missions and operations. A story about the lives and duty of our soldiers, change of soldiers’ uniforms, equipment and weapons over time.



What is hiding behind hyperrealism?
LATVIAN NATIONAL ART MUSEUM EXHIBITION HALL ARSENĀLS
Torņa Street 1
67357527; www.lnmm.lv 

19.00–24.00    Exhibition “Hyperrealism. Variations of an epoch in Latvia”.
19.00–21.00    Game “What hides behind hyperrealism?”
A hide-and-seek challenge with secret passwords and special prizes for the whole family.
19.00–24.00    INSTAGRAM campaign.
Find, imitate and supplement artworks demonstrated at the exhibition using a special hashtag and take part in a prize draw!



”The Flag of Our Latvia”
THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Jēkaba Street 11
67087321; www.saeima.lv 

19.00–24.00    On the Museum Night, the House of the Parliament offers the exhibition “The Flag of Our Latvia”. Visitors will also be able to visit the premises of the Parliament and the Session Hall.
For your information: visitors to the Parliament will be asked to present a photo ID containing the personal ID number. Security control and inspection of belongings will be carried out. For additional information, visit the website of the Parliament.



Monastic Life Over the Centuries
SACRAL MUSEUM
Klostera Street 5
29481987

19.00–21.00    Thematic presentations: beginnings and upsurge of monasteries, monastic life nowadays (presented by sisters of the abbey).
19.00–22.00    A tour of the church of Saint Magdalene, the tower and the ancient Cistercian Women’s Abbey basement (the House of the Holy Family).



Exhibition “Riga. Passengers and Cargo. Traffic and Transport” from the cycle of exhibitions "The Non-Existent Riga. Maps and Plans”
LATVIAN MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE
Mazā Pils Street 19
67220779; www.archmuseum.lv 

19.00–01.00    Introduction to the oldest building of the Three Brothers complex - the oldest residential building in Riga.
Project “Wagon Wheels and the Transport of Riga” - a speedy development of Riga passenger traffic and cargo transportation technologies in the exhibition “Passengers and Cargo. Traffic and transport".



The Games of Time 
MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF RIGA AND NAVIGATION
Palasta Street 4
67211358; 67356676; www.rigamuz.lv 

19.00–01.00    ”Counting of the Museum Clocks”. An express-exhibition/challenge with visitor participation.
”Infinity of Seconds”. An express-exhibition for the Museum Night. 
”Tales of Clocks of Riga - Riga Time”. An express-exhibition for the Museum Night. 
”Touches of Time”. An express-exhibition for the Museum Night. 
”Songs of Heart Over Time”. Melodies for the Museum Night.
Photo studio ”Once Upon a Time in Riga” (bring your own camera). A banner with panoramic views of Riga.
”Across Times…”. A path of material evidence through the centuries of Riga - 13 exhibition halls open to visit. Photo opportunities in unique interior settings.
”The crosswalk of the Riga Cathedral - time gate to distant centuries” – The way of light in the crosswalk at night.

Concerts and activities in the Column Hall:
19.30-19.40    ”The Breath of Time - Contemporary Dance”. Performance by dance group “Spotlight Dance”.
19.50-20.40    ”The Joy of Music on the Road to Tomorrow”. Performance by Babīte Music School students.
20.50–21.00    ”The Breath of Time - Contemporary Dance”. Performance by dance group “Spotlight Dance”.
21.05–21.30    ”Savour the Moment”. Concert by the Riga German Cultural Society vocal ensemble "MORGENROT".
21.40–22.30    "The Voice of Kokle in Latvia – from Bygone Times to Posterity". Performance by Babīte Region Culture Education Centre kokle ensemble “Balti” (directed by Valda Bagāta).
22.40–22.50    ”The Breath of Time - Contemporary Dance”. Performance by dance group “Spotlight Dance”.
23.00–00.30    “Jazz - the Improviser of Time”. Performance by tango&jazz ensemble “Tangoriginales” (Marks Viļenskis, Sava Zihs, Andris Veinbergs).
00.30–01.00    "A Witness of the Time and Thought Movement - the Word" Open mic.



The wheel of time is only a view; it is not what the eye has seen 
THE 1991 BARRICADES MUSEUM
Krāmu Street 3
67213525; www.barikades.lv 

19.00–01.00    Permanent exposition open.
“Top Secret” time wheel - spin the wheel and find out a secret code.



From yesterday to today...
THE MENTZENDORFF'S HOUSE
Grēcinieku Street 18
67212951, 67222636; www.mencendorfanams.com 

19.00–01.00    Flowering of tulips from the collection of Jānis Salens in the “Vato” hall.
19.00–23.00    Dishes distinguished over centuries in Riga*
Payment required



Stops of Time
DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN MUSEUM
Skārņu Street 10/20
67222235; www.lnmm.lv/lv/dmdm/

19.00–24.00    STOPS OF TIME.
Visit the STOPS OF TIME at the museum to get to know the ancient history of the building and learn about the artistic treasures that it holds. While passing through the permanent expositions, stop by the Construction Stop, Swordbrothers Stop, Traders Stop, Hospital Stop, Mast Pine Stop, Art Stop, Design Stop, Latvian Canons Stop, Architecture Style Stop, Secrets Stop and others.
19.00–24.00    Permanent exposition “Decorative Arts and Design in Latvia from the Late 19th Century to the Present Day”.



Maze of Time
PHARMACY MUSEUM
R.Vāgnera Street 13
67213008; www.mvm.lv 

19.00–01.00    TIME WHEEL
Spin the wheel, discover the programme of the night and go for a trip.

TIME OF LEGENDS
The mythical kingdom of plants with the legendary elder (in cooperation with the Blankenfelde Manor of SIA JVB)

MIDDLE TIME
- Visit the heart of the alchemist’s laboratory to sample the mysterious elixir of life.
- Receive a lasting mark from the mistresses of time.
19.15–19.45
20.15–20:45    PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES!
21.15–21.45    
Townspeople dancing (in cooperation with Riga Dance Club)

MAGIC TIME
-Make your own time.
Meet the soothsayer who will brew, heal and do magic...

TRANSFORMATION TIME
-Feel free to get it off your chest, enjoy a cane and foot massage.
-Awaken all your senses with tea.
(in collaboration with Pauls Stradiņš College of the LU)

BIRCHING TIME
Whether you lie down, stand up or sit down, the sauna broom expert Daiga Liepa will make sure you receive a proper sauna treatment.

TIME OVER
Say goodbye by adding your own thread to the timeline.




Museum Night 2017. Wheel of Time at the Latvian Museum of Photography
LATVIAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Mārstaļu Street 8 (entrance from Alksnāju Street)
67222713; www.fotomuzejs.lv 

19.00–20.30    Lectures: 
19.00    Tālis Pumpuriņš “Photographer Borhart’s family from Cēsis”.
19.30    Lauma Lanceniece “Photographs as evidence of popular culture in the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation at the turn of 19th-20th century”.
20.00    Daiga Jamonte “The first photography exhibition of the Soviet Latvia”.
20.30–21.00 and 21.30–22.00    Musical interlude (Ilze Cepurniece, Katrīna Riekstiņa – students of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music).
21.00–21.30 and 22.00–22.30    Exhibition “Sparks” through dance (Dana Zvonarjova, Laura Kušķe – students of the Latvian Academy of Culture).
22.45–23.45    Film "The Only Photograph".

All night long:
-Creative workshops.
- Slide show of photos from the Latvian Museum of Photography “The Wheel of Time”.
- Introducing the stereoscope.
- Introducing the Camera obscura.
- Photo competition “Signs of the Times”, evaluation, voting.
- Photo session at the special “Couples Wall”.



Chess
LATVIAN SPORTS MUSEUM
Alksnāja Street 9
67225127; www.sportamuzejs.lv 

20.00–22.00    Screening of historic features about going to and from competitions (I. Jaunzeme and others…).
Bouldering.
21.00–23.00    Test your skills against the best chess players in Latvia.
“Time Runs Faster” - 2nd floor.
19.00–21.00    Kettlebell lifting - 1st floor.



“Long live Latvia!”
MUSEUM OF THE POPULAR FRONT
Vecpilsētas Street 13/15
67224502; www.lnvm.lv 

19.00–01.00    Documentary “Folmanis’ Factor” by Indra Vaļeniece, 2016.
Documentary “Latvia in my Heart” by Inga Nestere, 2016.



The door to the creative freedom 
RIGA FILM MUSEUM
Peitavas Street 10 (entrance from Mazā Peitavas Street)
67358873; www.kinomuzejs.lv 

19.00–01.00     Timeline of Latvian and world cinema (video projection, 10 min.)
Photo wall in the courtyard of the museum about the making cinema.
19.30–20.30    Film screening: “Only Trains Remember It” (2016), documentary, 57 min, directed by Jānis Putniņš, studio “Camera Obscura”.
21.00–22.00 Film screening: "The time that isn't. Mikhail Tal” (2016), documentary, 60 min, directed by Staņislavs Tokalovs, studio “Ego Media”.
22.30–23.30 Film screening: “Chronicles of the Last Temple” (2012), documentary, 58 min, directed by Dāvis Sīmanis, studio “Ego Media”.



If you have a heart for the world
LATVIAN ARTISTS UNION MUSEUM
11 November Embankment 35
26628302; www.lms.lv 

19.00–23.00    Exhibitions of the Latvian Artists Union Museum artworks from the second half of the 20th century in the LAU gallery
19.00–22.00    Creative workshops - painting and graphics.
20.30    Music and art in the LAU gallery.



Museum night 2017
RIXC GALLERY 2
11 November Embankment 35 (entrance from Minsterejas Street)
67228478; www.rixc.org.lv

19.00–01.00    Exhibition of works by the students of the Latvian Art Academy “HOTSPOT”.



A virtual trip to the House of European history, the place to discuss, discover and contemplate the history of Europe
HOUSE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Aspazijas Boulevard 28, Riga
67085446; www.esmaja.lv 

19.00–23.00    Virtual video story about the House of European History located in Leopold Park in Brussels and the permanent exposition of which is launched in May.
From myths and discoveries to the 20th century chaos and unity — the House of European history will talk about European history and encourage to think about its future.
A virtual tour by think-tank “Creative Museum”, House of European History academic group curator-assistant Raivis Sīmansons and video artist Ineta Sipunova.


SPĪĶERI QUARTER


Wagon wheel - the veil of the unknown
RIGA GHETTO AND LATVIAN HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
Maskavas Street 14a
67791784; www.rgm.lv

23.30–01.00    Exhibition railcar "Berlin-Riga: One-Way Ticket" – exhibition about the tragic fate of Western European Jews in Latvia. 
Win prize by participating in the Jewish Calendar draw.

CENTRE 


A QUESTION OF TIME 

MUSEUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Raiņa Boulevard 19, Riga
67034566; www.lu.lv 

19.00–01.00    Time awareness in various branches of science (Museum of the University of Latvian in collaboration with the Library of the University of Latvia) 
Video projections, tours by professional guides and large-scale exhibition will help you learn more about time from hundredths of a second in medicine to eras studied by historians, geological timescales of millions of years, the strict time measurement principles in physics, light years defined by astronomers or the subjective perception of time studied in psychology.
“Here I sit alone with my thoughts” - tours of the historic 19th century student punishment cell presenting the reflections of the students about their time in detention.
“What time is it?” The clock room and reading time, musical club 
NABAKLAB, in collaboration with the University of Latvia – LR6 Radio “Naba”
Z.A. Meierovica Boulevard 12, Riga
19.00-     The more resilient and younger visitors can enjoy a musical programme matched to the event theme. Dancing and good conversations accompanied by music until the first morning tram!



Exhibition of private collection of civil protection equipment
THE BUNKER
Andrejostas Street 6a, Riga (actual location 56.970059, 24.096529)
26820905; www.thebunker.lv

19.00–01.00    A tour of a bomb shelter.
Civil protection equipment on display.
Trying on civil protection equipment fitting and understanding its operating principles 



Life cycle 
PAULS STRADINS MUSEUM FOR HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Antonijas Street 1
67222656; www.mvm.lv 

Two floors of expositions will be available to visit.
At the Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine, the visitors can follow the human life cycle from birth until death.
We each turn our own wheel of time. The visitors are invited to consider the impact of addictions on the human body.
19.00–01.00    Exhibition “Danse macabre” (Dance of Death).
The National Sports Medicine Centre will take part in the life cycles.



And the time stops…
RIGA ART NOUVEAU MUSEUM
Alberta Street 12 (entrance from Strēlnieku Street)
67181465; www.jugendstils.riga.lv 

19.00–01.00    Theatrical Art Nouveau scenes will come to life in a 20th century interior.



The timeline of art. Styles and directions in work of Rozentāls 
JANIS ROZENTĀLS AND RŪDOLFS BLAUMANIS MUSEUM
Alberta Street 12-9
67331641; www.memorialiemuzeji.lv 

20.00–21.00    SCHOOL AND TRADITION. ACADEMISM
Story about the academic art in Europe, Latvia and the work of Rozentāls in images and texts.
21.00–22.00    OBSERVE AND TELL. REALISM.
Story about the realist art in Europe, Latvia and the work of Rozentāls in images and texts.
22.00–23.00    THE CHARM OF THE MOMENT. IMPRESSIONISM.
Story about the impressionist art in Europe, Latvia and the work of Rozentāls in images and texts.
23.00–24.00    THE AMBIGUITY OF IDEA. SYMBOLISM.
Story about the symbolist art in Europe, Latvia and the work of Rozentāls in images and texts.
24.00–01.00    THE DECORATIVISM OF THE LINE. ART NOUVEAU.
Story about Art Nouveau in Europe, Latvia and the work of Rozentāls in images and texts.



Times change, but the headgear does not
ETHNIC MUSEUM “THE WORLD OF HAT”
Vīlandes Street 7-12
20620600; www.worldhat.net 

19.00–01.00    See the oldest head-dresses in the collection of the museum that have not changed in the national costume to this day.



Museum night 2017
RIXC GALLERY
Lenču Street 2
67228478; www.rixc.org.lv

19.00–01.00    Exhibition by artists group F5 - „F5 CCC [Club Clip Collection]”.



Time for safety every day 
LATVIAN FIRE FIGHTING MUSEUM
Hanzas Street 5
67331334; www.muzejs.vugd.gov.lv

19.00–21.00    Exposition of contemporary firefighting equipment at the Firefighters’ Square at Hanzas Street 5.
19.00–22.00    A competition related to the museum’s exhibits and a quiz on firefighting and rescue.
19.00–23.00    Photo and video materials about the history of firefighting and rescue services in Latvia.
19.00–01.00    The history section of the permanent exhibition and thematic expositions.




"Then there was evening and then there was morning"
MUSEUM "JEWS IN LATVIA"
Skolas Street 6
67283484; www.ebrejumuzejs.lv

17.30; 19.00; 21.00    Guided museum tours.
17.00–21.00    “Ten Minutes Older” by Herz Frank.
18.00–21.00    What is the Jewish calendar and how it differs from the usual calendar? Adult visitors and children will be able to participate in various activities and find out their date of birth according to the Jewish calendar. 
18.00; 19.00; 21.00    “Let’s dance Jewish and Israeli Circle Dance!”
22.30    Concert by one of the best Jewish klezmer and ethnic jazz groups in Europe, “Dobranotch” (Saint Petersburg): Jewish, Gypsy and Balcan folk music.



To feel the flow of time… (Aspazija)
THE HOUSE OF RAINIS AND ASPAZIJA
Baznīcas Street 30, Riga
67272643, 29689489; www.memorialiemuzeji.lv; www.aspazijarainis.lv 

19.00    Opening of Latvian Art Academy student exhibition "Poetry of Flesh".
Four young artists – Liāna Mihailova, Laura Kļava, Ilze Ance Kazaka and Monta Andžejevska interpret four different, but essentially archetypal, culturally historical images of women viewing them through the prism of Aspazija’s poetry collection “The Red Flowers”.
20.00–22.00    Satori readings “Aspazija reloaded”.
Poetry readings, paraphrases of Aspazija’s poetry and poetry performance.
20.00–24.00    The memorial apartment is open to visitors.



Latvian business at the turn of an age
LATVIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS HOUSE
Kr.Valdemāra Street 35
67201102; www.chamber.lv

19.00–20.00    A discussion with the Ambassador, dr.jur., professor Mārtiņš Perts on the topic “History of Latvian business culture”.
20.00–20.30    Opening of exhibition "Latvian business culture history".
20.30–23.30    Guided tour of the Entrepreneurs House.
22.30–23.30    Chess tournament with Latvian entrepreneurs.




What would I be without my art?
LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART
K. Valdemāra Street 10
67324461; www.lnmm.lv

19.00–24.00    What would I be without my art?
Exposition "Latvian art. 19th-20th century". See artwork from another perspective by discovering the personal thoughts of artists. 
19.00–21.00    Find animals in the exhibition!
The youngest visitors will be invited to carefully examine the artwork and find various animals in the exhibition.
19.00–24.00    Exposition "Latvian art. 19th-20th century".
"Latvian Architecture Prize 2017: nominees". Exhibition of Latvian Architecture Prize 2017 nominees will be held in the square at the Latvian National Museum of Art.
The exhibition will feature architectural works that are put forth by the national jury as candidates for the Latvian Architecture Prize of the year, and will also feature visualisations, descriptions and jury comments, as well as video clips about each nominee.



Spin the wheel of time!
ANDREJS UPĪTIS MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Brīvības Street 38-4
67289767; http://www.upisamuzejs.lv, http://www.memorialiemuzeji.lv 

19.00–20.00    The widow’s husband invites! Featuring theatre studio “Rampa” and director Ināra Čakste.
20.00–22.00    Spin the wheel of time and find clocks in Andrejs Upītis’ apartment.
22.00–23.00    Exhibition of Oto Skulme. Sketches of set design and costumes of Andrejs Upītis play “1905”.



Take a trip to the Roaring Twenties
MUSEUM OF ROMANS SUTA AND ALEKSANDRA BEĻCOVA
Elizabetes Street 57a-26
67288800; www.lnmm.lv 

19.00–21.00    Creative workshop for children “Be a cubist - create your own collage!” 
Create your own version of cubism masterpieces inspired by Beļcova and other Latvian modernists.
19.00–23.00    “Eat in the style of “Sukubs”!” 
Discover the menu of the bohemian cafe “Sukubs” and even get your very own copy of a recipe you especially like.
"Beļcova's contemporaries".
Using accessories and photos, imagine yourself as a contemporary of Beļcova, have your photo taken in the museum’s interior setting and feel the atmosphere of the era accompanied by 20s’-30s’ music.




Time before own nation
LATVIAN NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Brīvības Boulevard 32
67221357; www.lnvm.lv 

19.00–01.00    Time to know your history! 
Exhibitions “Version - Latvians: 1896 Latvian ethnographic exhibition”, “Latgale Congress at 100” and “Latgale ceramics - tradition and modernity” and performances by folklore friends group “Savieši”. 
Time captured in photographs. 
Portrayal of traditional Latvian lifestyle in photos of the Board of Monuments. Slide show. 
Venue: Knights Hall.
Time to learn!
At school 100 and more years ago. Families with children are invited to learn writing and reading in the old print, illustrate fairy tales and solve riddles. 
Venue: exhibition "Old school".



“50 years ago. In May.”
MUSEUM OF THE OCCUPATION OF LATVIA
Raiņa Boulevard 7
67212715; www.okupacijasmuzejs.lv 

19.00–01.00    On 15 May 1967, the Baltic exile around the world organised a spectacular protest demonstration objecting to the 1967 British Government decision to hand over the pre-war gold deposits of the Baltic States to the USSR.
Take part in the demonstration and help safeguard the Latvian gold!
Museum tour.



In tempus veritas (Time reveals the truth)
LATVIAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
K. Barona Street 4
67356025; www.dabasmuzejs.gov.lv 

19.00–01.00    Discover four special plant and animal species that characterise the timeline of development of the Latvian nature. Here, you can also watch the animated film “A stroke of time” that explains the formation of climate, animal and plant kingdoms after the most recent ice age in a simple manner.
Exhibitions open to visitors: “Amber in the circles of time”, “Latvian geology”, “Latvian birds”, “Mammals of Latvia and the world” and “Entomology”. 
A 20-minute film in Latvian about the history of development of Latvian nature will be screened all night long as part of the exhibition “Latvian birds”. 
Last admissions at 00.30.



"Get up men, it is time to hit the road..."
KRIŠJĀNIS BARONS MUSEUM
K. Barona Street 3-5
67284265; www.baronamuzejs.lv, www.memorialiemuzeji.lv 

18.18    Spinning the time wheel at all venues of activities.
18.20    Opening of Dainu Skapis - the folk song cabinet. A tale of Dainu Skapis through times. Childhood games.
19.00    Opening of the exhibition “A WORD takes on a journey” and the bilingual edition of the book “Describing Our Homeland” (A. Strokins, St. Petersburg). Introduction by the author.
Reading passages from the book “Describing Our Homeland”.
18.30–20.00    Activities at Burtnieki House (Augusts Dombrovskis Music School).
19.30-19.40    “About time when there was no time...”
19.40    “It is time to hit the road...”
20.25    "From Tartu to Dundaga” - Krišjānis Barons’ travel visions and some travel highlights.
21.15    A flash of the times - a photo with Dainu Skapis.
21.45    Time game WHEN WAS THAT? WHEN WAS THAT?
22.15    The course of life in folk songs.
23.00–00.00    A letter to the time. Write a message to yourself, your loved one, your time and leave it in Dainu Skapis.
00.18    Candle march from the museum to Krišjānis Barons’ monument in Vērmane Garden.



The lords of time
THE LATVIAN PUPPET THEATRE
K. Barona Street 16/18
67285418; www.lelluteatris.lv 

19.00–01.00 The lords of time will fix and extend time. All visitors of the Puppet Theatre will become participants of this event, walking through the time tunnel with performances of up and coming actors of the Puppet Theatre.
 Try out the time stopping points and time stretcher on the 1st floor. A performance each hour in the courtyard or in the lobby (in case of rain).
19.00–19.20    Time for Caps. 
20.00–20.20    Time for Ancient forest. 
21.00–21.20    Time for Cinderella.
22.00–22.20    Time for Uncle Jules. 
23.00–23.20    Time for Berlin Boys.
00.00–00.20    Time for Casanova.
Programme subject to change.



Me and this time 
ALEKSANDRS ČAKS MEMORIAL APARTMENT-MUSEUM
Lāčplēša Street 48-14
67105942; www.cakamuzejs.riga.lv 

19.00–01.00    Guided tour of the museum.
Exhibition "Latvian writers in bookmarks by Imants Ozoliņš".
22.00–23.00    Concert "Meeting the midnight".



Wheel of time/the music across time, across the centuries, across the temporal, music for YOU
RIGA OLD ST. GERTRUDE'S EVANGELIC LUTHERAN CHURCH
Ģertrūdes Street 8
67275707; www.Gertrude.lv

18.00–19.00    Stella Splendens/Ancient music ensemble Lirum. The path of time in spiritual chants from the middle ages to the Renaissance. Chants from “Libre Vermell de Montserrat” and “Cantigas de Santa Maria” will be sung.
19.00–19.45    Riga Old St. Gertrude Church through times. Guided tour of the church by Dita Kuģeniece. 
19.45–20.45    Organ through centuries/Baiba Tilhena (sax), Jana Zariņa (organ). Featuring compositions by J.S.Bach, N.de Grigny, M.Reger, Ē.Ešenvalds.
20.45–21.30    Riga Old St. Gertrude Church through times. Guided tour of the church by Dita Kuģeniece. 
21.30–22.30    My soul praises the Lord/Author song concert of congregation musicians.



Museum Night 
AUTENTIKA
Bruņinieku Street 2
26108978; www.facebook.com/autentika.b2/?ref=bookmarks 

19.00–01.00    Audiovisual journey in the courtyard of "Kimmel Riga" brewery.
Entrance to the courtyard free of charge, entrance to the bar for a charge!


GRĪZIŅKALNS


Time is like steam 
RIGA ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Augusta Deglava Street 1
www.pavilabaznica.lv

18.30    Organ music concert by J. Privalova – Epšteina.
19.00    Opening.
19.30    Concert by Valdis Dvorovs.
20.00; 21.30; 23.20    Dance group “Dance Beat”.
20.30; 22.20    Life story.
21.00    Concert by “Tev”.
22.00    Meet the congregation
22.50    Concert by musicians of Paul’s congregation.
23.50    Concert by “DivasTakas”.
00.10    Conclusion of the event.
During the event, it is possible to visit Paul’s Church tower from 19.30 to 22.00



PĀRDAUGAVA


NATIONAL LIBRARY OF LATVIA
3 Mūkusalas Street
67716235; www.lnb.lv 

19.00–23.00    Permanent exposition “Book in Latvia” open.
Excursions. 
Music.
21.00    Flamenco dance group “Alegria” in the Ziedonis Hall.



Kill time at the museum!
ŽANIS LIPKE MEMORIAM
Mazais Balasta dambis 9
67202539; www.lipke.lv 

14.00–21.00    Orienteering game on the island “Ķīpsala Crosswords”. Participants will receive a guide with a crossword puzzle at the museum and discover what preserves used to be made next door to the museum and what do the Sausage, the Beet and the Pile have in common.
15.00    “Island treasure hunt” for children with parents. Be like Hansel and Gretel and find the way back to the museum accompanied by the witch Lolita. (Duration approximately 1 h)
16.00–21.00    Creative workshops for families “Be like the time - turn new into old”. Practice aging of various items, create the slowest and least predictable message in the world - a message in the bottle and recall your boat making skills from the childhood.
16.00, 18.00    Tours of the museum “Žanis Lipke and the harsh century”.
17.00, 19.00    “A stroll through Ķīpsala” - a free guided tour.
20.00    Tour of the museum “Time for women - stories of Johanna Lipke and other rescuers of Jews”.
22.00    Concert “Time for Pēteris Draguns”. The author sings and plays his songs.



The time runs faster than a railcar 
LATVIAN RAILWAY HISTORY MUSEUM
Uzvaras Boulevard 2a
67232849; www.railwaymuseum.lv 

19.10–21.30 and 22.20–01.00    A film by the Latvian national television “But the train keeps going” directed by Arvīds Babris and featuring I. Akuratere, J. Kulakovs (as Veidenbaums) and amateur theatre actors.
The museum hall.
21.30–22.20    Premiere of film “Steam Wave”.
19.00–01.00    “Lococollage” activities for children.
Vehicles seen in film can be visited outside - TE steam locomotive and detainee car.
A cafe is available.



NOAH'S time capsule
FLOATING ART CENTRE "NOASS"
AB dambis 2
29474401; www.noass.lv 

19.00–01.00    “NOASS” hosts three personal exhibitions in a time capsule – “Oh, life” by Gvido Kajons, “American Dream” by Adelīna Darviņa and the pursuit of the ideal world by the painter Mihails Ramuss.
 Gvido Kajons has captured phrases and signs by the city bordering on iconic and brilliantly to-the-point in their paradoxy, causing one to gasp when confronted by their secularism. 
Adelīna Darviņa has documented the American dream, which directly and harshly borders on the “paradise” gate mood and mindless despair longing for something far and unachievable, while the time inexorably makes the desires, objects and people fade.
Mihails Ramuss’ exhibition Noasa is a look back to the artist’s work from the late eighties until his most recent work in mid-2000s. 
DJ Martin Alex will provide musical accompaniment to the passage of time all night long.



Between yesterday and tomorrow 
OJĀRS VĀCIETIS MEMORIAL MUSEUM
O. Vācieša Street 19
67619905; 67614015; www.vaciesamuzejs.lv; www.memorialiemuzeji.lv

19.00–01.00    Main exhibition of Ojārs Vācietis museum.
Photo exhibition by Benita Žogota “Her in black and white, black and white her”. 
Express exhibition “Marks of the time” - materials from the collection of the poet Ojārs Vācietis and stories describing the poet’s life.
16.30–19.00    The festival of the Eight Creatures. A creative afternoon for the whole family.
16.30–17.30    Creative workshops in the museum garden.
17.30–18.00    Games with Ilga Reizniece in the museum garden.
18.00    Play by BJC Altona musical theatre studio “Alice in wonder shopping”.
20.00–22.00    Cinema night.
Documentary “The legend of Daugava” (1966, directed by Laimonis Gaigals, script by Ojārs Vācietis). The film captures the Staburags cliff before it was flooded.
Documentary “The Fourth Dimension” (1977, directed by Laimonis Gaigals).
“Hours of Various Lengths” (1983, directed by Maija Smildziņa).
“Years of Various Lengths” (2013, directed by Mārīte Balode).
“Name Ojārs Vācietis” (2003, directed by Ģirts Nagainis).
23.15–00.00    Night concert by Jānis Lūsēns and Zigfrīds Muktupāvels in the museum garden.



The fate of stage artists
LAC EDUARDS SMIĻĢIS THEATRE MUSEUM
Eduarda Smiļģa Street 37
67611893; www.teatramuzejs.lv 

19.00–23.00    Exhibition.
Exhibition "In full gallop. Elza Radziņa at 100”.
Impressions about actors in deportation and exile.
20.00–21.00    Meeting the director Daila Rotbaha and the actress Marina Janaus (Smiļģis Hall)



“95 revolutions of the time wheel at Āgenskalna Street”
MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF RIGA STATE GERMAN GYMNASIUM 
Āgenskalna Street 21a 
26005464; http://www.rvvg.lv/lv/

14.00–17.00    Gymnasium garden party with sporty activities.
17.00–18.00    Opening of Museum Night 2017 at the Riga State German Gymnasium: Salon talks “The wheel of time, or generations of gymnasium graduates”.
17.00–22.00    Destinations of visitors of the Riga State German Gymnasium:
- Museum of History of the Gymnasium.
- Exhibition “School architect Indriķis Blankenburgs at 130”.
- Clips about the history and present day of the gymnasium in Auditorium 4.
- Gymnasium library.
- Visual arts space-studio.
- Gallery of paintings by the gymnasium graduate A. Sodums.
- Painting gallery at the gymnasium formal events hall.
- Introduction to the gymnasium surroundings and classrooms in the historic building.
-View of Riga from the tower of the historic building of the gymnasium.
20.30–22.00    Sing-along in the formal events hall.
18.00–22.00    Gymnasium graduates’ reunion: graduated 5, 10, 15, 20, ... 50 and so on years ago.



“Time to celebrate” 
RIGA STRADIŅŠ UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
Dzirciema Street 16
22003426; www.rsu.lv 

19.00–23.00    Photo studio “Under student’s hat”. 
In the cinema room - 1971 training film “Consciousness, its emergence and essence” (in Russian, subtitled in Latvian and English).
In the poster room - posters from different eras and events at our university.
Exhibition “Time to celebrate” - paraphernalia of academic celebrations a Riga Stradiņš University. 


SARKANDAUGAVA


Oto Vilhelms fon Hūns – doctor, innovator, historian
MUSEUM OF RIGA PSYCHIATRY AND NARCOLOGY CENTRE
2 Tvaika Street
29278782; www.rpnc.lv 

18.00    Opening of an exhibition dedicated to Oto Vilhelms fon Hūns – doctor, innovator, historian.
18.00–22.00    Historical exposition and exhibition dedicated to Pēteris Krastiņš – an excellent and tragic Latvian artist of the 20th century, a long-term patient of the psychiatric hospital.
19.00    Excursion in the historical territory of Riga Psychiatry and Narcology Centre.
20.00    Excursus “The Oddballs. The revolution of 1905.”
21.00    Excursus “The garden of Riga Psychiatry and Narcology Centre”.



120th anniversary of “Dauderi” house 
“DAUDERI” BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LATVIA
Zāģeru Street 7
67392229, 67391780; www.lnvm.lv 

19.00–01.00    Part of the exhibits of NHML “Dauderi” branch on display.
Photo exhibition by Luca Berti (Italy/Denmark) “The man and the nature in Latvia”.
A small surprise for the 120th, 1897th and 2017th visitor of the museum.
19.00–21.00    Creative workshops for children:
Artistic activity against the clock "1, 2, 3 and next".
Creative workshop “My visit to Dauderi house”.
Hidden treasure hunt in Dauderi garden (at 20.00, ages 6 – 12).
19.00–21.00    Sports games "Quick, but no rushing” in Dauderi garden hosted by Children and Youth Centre “Laimīte”
19.00; 20.00; 21.00    Documentary “Only Trains Remember It” (directed by Jānis Putniņš, duration: 42 min.)
19.30; 20.30; 21.30    Museum specialist telling about the history of the Dauderi house.
20.00–21.00    Quiz “Dauderi house at 120”.



Museum Night at the historic Aldaris brewery
BEER MUSEUM “ALDARIS BEER WORKSHOP”
Tvaika Street 44
67218444; 20016261; www.aldaris.lv 

16.00–21.00    Exhibition "The largest collection of antique Latvian beer bottles and other beer accessories (late 19th century - 1965)”, with participation of the collector at Aldaris beer workshop. 
Opening the Soviet bunker with knowledgeable guides and performances.
Tours of Aldaris historic brewery and Aldaris beer workshop.
Mežpils beer trail - beer and snacks prepared by chef, Mežpils coin mint.
Beer master classes, sampling Latvian and world beers.
Special programme for children.
19.00–23.00    Musical programmes in the courtyard of Aldaris historic brewery: featuring “PeR” and other artists.




Time for discovery in Jugla
MINIMOTO MUSEUM OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE “IK AUSEKLIS”
Silciema Street 3
67181497; www.ikauseklis.lv

17.00–21.00    Minimoto museum - inheritance of experience in motor sports.
Workshops organised by the centre.
Exhibition of new artworks of children of the centre.
Cinematic surprise.



playing all the TIME (life)
ETHNOGRAPHIC OPEN-AIR MUSEUM OF LATVIA
Brīvdabas Street 21
67994510; www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv 

18.00–23.00    Kurzeme fishing village meadow:
Games and outdoor fun for the whole family. Ancient countryside games played by children while herding cattle, as well as contemporary open air activities.



Price surprise during the Museum Night!
ZVAIGZNE ABC BOOKSTORES:


Vaļņu Street 19
67212207; www.zvaigzne.lv

13. Janvāra Street 8
125 639 966; veikals.stockmann@zvaigzne.lv

K. Valdemāra Street 6
67334603; www.zvaigzne.lv 

Tērbatas Street 39
67224921; www.zvaigzne.lv 

Kr. Barona Street 24/26
67212557; www.zvaigzne.lv 

Dzirnavu street 84
67288404; www.zvaigzne.lv 

Mārupes Street 3
67618504; www.zvaigzne.lv 

Biķernieku Street 19
67801979; www.zvaigzne.lv 

Mūkusalas Street 71
22,368,589; www.zvaigzne.lv