Friday, April 17, 2015

Latvian Jazz and Two Open Houses

So many fantastic events coming up in the DC area this spring!

On Sunday, April 26, the Latvian community is having an Open House - see the poster for more information!

The following week, on Wednesday, April 29, Latvian jazz ensemble Maris Briezkalns Quintet will perform at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. This is a free performance. It begins at 6pm, and will be streamed live online, as well as archived for later viewing.
Maris Briezkalns Quintet (Source: Facebook)
Performances by other Latvian performers who have graced the Millennium Stage in the last several years can be seen online:
The annual European Union Open House event takes place on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The Embassy of Latvia will be open to visitors - stop by to see the beautiful building, and maybe catch some singing or dancing!


  1. The Latvian open house - it is a church sponsored event? It sounds like a great idea, but who attends - other Latvians? Or does it really bring a crowd of non-Latvians? Or is it targeted at involving new arrivals into the community?

    1. Excellent questions, Liene! It's being organized by several organizations, including the congregation and the Latvian school. It's the first time for this particular event, so difficult to know how it will turn out. The past several years the community has participated in Montgomery County Heritage Days, when many different museums/historic sites are open, but those are always held at the end of June - terrible time on the Latvian calendar - right around Jani and beginning of Garezers/Katskili!


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