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Lithuania’s LGBT friendly map endorsed by the capitalFREE

Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:31
While Lithuania is often criticised for homophobic laws and attitudes, her big cities are taking their own initiative to change the country’s course for a more progressive and inclusive society. Wednesday, June 21, a Friendly Vilnius map was issued and 20.000 free copies distributed across the city. This is the 5th edition of the map, a project which has been highlighting LGBT friendly establishments since 2012.

Culture night, a Night full of Events and Light for allFREE

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:44
On Friday night (June 16) Culture Night, one of the cultural highlights on the Vilnius public calendar saw thousands flocking to a smorgasbord of culture events. It is also called the night full of light, and this year there was a wide selection of events and visits on offer. All events were free, although some of the more popular concerts and visits required showing up early or registering.

Art Vilnius '17 the annual contemporary art show opensFREE

Friday, June 9, 2017 10:52
On Thursday the 8th edition of Art Vilnius opened its doors in Vilnius' Litexpo. The four-day exhibition runs until Sunday, 11 June. It is an annual event that brings together some 55 galleries, representing 200 artists from 20 countries. The exhibition includes renowned Lithuanian contemporary artists and galleries.

Foreign Ministry unveils mobile app for travelers

Monday, May 29, 2017 16:15
travel app
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The Foreign Ministry unveiled on Monday a new mobile application for travelers, named "Travel Safely".

20th fable of Mėnuo Juodaragis tells of God of Thunder and Wardruna (1)FREE

Monday, May 8, 2017 18:02
The summer is going to be hot for Mėnuo Juodaragis, the festival of alternative music and modern Baltic culture. On the last weekend of August, the anniversary 20th edition of the festival will take place. The theme of the event will be illuminated with whips of lightning wielded by Perkūnas, the Baltic god of thunder, while the music programme will be headlined by Wardruna, the modern Norse tradition band from Norway. The organisers of the festival have also revealed guests from other countries.

Viking Ship is approaching VilniusFREE

Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:41
On the 6th May on the Neris River the 11th century Viking ship will appear. The crew of the ship together with several groups of ancient Baltic tribes will invite all interests to go on a time journey and experience the story of the Europe’s last pagan tribes in the Viking times. The event “Day of Tribes” in this day from 14:00 – 20:00 will transfer the banks of the Neris River besides the White bridge of Vilnius into an ancient camp of warriors, craftsmen, salesmen and storytellers.

Medieval skills compete the smart phones (1)FREE

Monday, April 24, 2017 09:48
Vikingų Keimas Family day
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Medieval sword fighting, spear throwing as well as playing strategically and intellectually catchy Viking games was enjoyed by hundreds of visitors of the event “Family Day” on 17th of April on the bank of the Neris River beside the White bridge of Vilnius, Vikingų Keimas said in a press release.

Historic and iconic buildings in Vilnius open their doors this weekendFREE

Friday, April 21, 2017 13:36
This year again, Open House Vilnius invites all those interested in design and history to visit public buildings and explore what lies behind the facades of some of the city's most iconic architecture. Best of all, the visits are completely free.

Ancient Baltic tribes revived on the shores of the Neris RiverFREE

Friday, April 14, 2017 18:57
Families, youth and all others interested in Baltic Culture are invited to participate in the “Family Day of Ancient Baltic Culture” which will take place on 17th of April from 14:00 – 18:00 on the banks of the Neris River beside the White bridge of Vilnius. Active medieval displays, traditional games, workshops and tasks will be open for discovery especially for children and families. The event is completely free of charge.

LABAS! Early years theatre festival for you!FREE

Friday, April 14, 2017 12:27
Now in its third year, the Labas! festival is the brainchild of Dalia Mikoliūnaitė from Teatriukas in Vilnius, Lithuania and Cliodhna Noonan from Acting Up! in Dublin, Ireland. The first edition (2015) was small and compact and enjoyed the support of the Irish Embassy, the Croatian and Lithuanian Ministries of Culture and the Austrian Culture Forum in Lithuania. It was a first step in the direction of international collaboration on the idea of presenting new performances to an audience under 6 years old and their carers. Performances were in cultural venues in the city and selected state facilities in the Kūdikių namai (Vilnius residence for infants with developmental delays) and minority communities in Vilnius.

Vilnius celebrates St Patrick's! (3)FREE

Monday, March 20, 2017 10:56
Lithuania joined global celebrations of St Patrick’s Day with the greening of the Vilnelė river on Saturday as celebrations kicked off around the world. See the pictures.

House of Basketball including museum planned in Kaunas

Monday, March 13, 2017 09:28
The House of Basketball will be established in Lithuania's second-largest city Kaunas to accommodate the Lithuanian Basketball Federation and an interactive technology-filled basketball museum.

Saint Casimir Fair in Vilnius (3)FREE

Saturday, March 4, 2017 08:28
Most of Vilnius downtown is celebrating this weekend St. Casimir's fair (Kaziuko mugė in Lithuanian). One of the biggest events on the Spring calendar, the market transforms the centre of the Lithuanian capital into a giant open-air bazaar.

Pioneering the emotional Lithuanian cuisine by getting back to the sweet rootsFREE

Friday, March 3, 2017 15:14
In the very heart of Užupis, there is a restaurant just as exceptional and alluring as the Užupis itself — Sweet Root. It may be presented as the pioneer of the local cuisine, but you will not find any traces of cliched Lithuanian food on the menu. Instead, they serve dishes made strictly from seasonal locally-grown ingredients, spiced with some true Lithuanian emotions, memories and habits. To top it off, the restaurant is about to release its own book—“Proud of Lithuania: A Fairy Tale by Sweet Root”. Margarita Knysh talked to the mastermind behind it and the owner of the restaurant, Sigitas Žemaitis, about the trends in the food industry, sustainability, and the search of the true spirit of Lithuania.

Traditional Casimir's Fair opens in VilniusFREE

Friday, March 3, 2017 10:34
The traditional St. Casimir 's Fair (Kaziuko mugė), one of the biggest events in spring, is starting in central and down-town Vilnius on Friday.

Traffic restrictions during Kaziuko mugėFREE

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 14:20
The Lithuania Tribune team would like to inform our readers that some streets in the Vilnius Old town will be closed from this Friday, March 3rd due to Kaziukas Fair.

Vilnius film Kino Pavasaris festival reveals competition programmes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 13:14
Kino pavasaris 2016
Organizatorių archyvas
Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gazeand Short Films competition programmes of the 22nd edition of Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris.

Hollywood actress chooses Lithuania for European premiere of her multi award-winning showFREE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:41
Kimleigh Smith with T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!
Organizatorių archyvas
From March 7—9, 2017, Lithuanian audiences in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipėda will be treated to the European premiere of a multi award-winning show, T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!, written and performed by Kimleigh Smith, a best-selling author, actress, and activist from the US.

Lolita Zero: Haters see in me a reflection of what they themselves want to beFREE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:41
"The Eurovision stage is too small for my talent and ambition. It is but a stepping stone on my way to world fame. And trust me, it is not my ego or my horns speaking, it is the reality," says Lolita Zero who invaded the Lithuanian pop scene with a bang, Soho Club wrote in a press release.

Lithuanian and Hollywood films dominated Lithuania's cinemas in 2016

Thursday, February 2, 2017 15:55
Lithuanian cinemas were visited by over 3.6m people last year. Ticket sales reached more than €17.5m. A total of 291 films including 17 national productions were screened in 2106.

Merry Christmas from the Lithuania TribuneFREE

Friday, December 23, 2016 17:55
The Lithuania Tribune team would like to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lithuanian leaders congratulate Bilis on world gold in swimmingFREE

Monday, December 12, 2016 14:15
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Acting Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius on Monday congratulated swimmer Simonas Bilis on winning freestyle 100 m gold in World Championship.

14th International Christmas Charity Bazaar in VilniusFREE

Sunday, December 4, 2016 22:10
Ethel Cushing at the International Women Charity Bazar  Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
The yearly International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB) opened on Saturday morning in Vilnius' Old City Hall, Rotušė. Organised for the 14th time by the International Women's Association of Vilnius this year's Bazaar opened in a wintery seasonal looking Vilnius.

14th Charity Bazaar opens in Vilnius tomorrowFREE

Friday, December 2, 2016 14:50
The yearly International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB), a one-day event only will be held tomorrow, Saturday in the Vilnius Old City Hall, Rotušė.

Oyster Festival is taking place in major Lithuania’s cities

Friday, November 25, 2016 13:27
Oysters may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Lithuania, but the second annual Oyster Festival is putting the Baltic country on the seafood lovers' map. The festival, which began on November 24 and will ran until November 27 in Lithuania's major cities, will include workshops, parties, farmers' markets and, of course, abundant tastings of oysters.

White Guide Nordic; Sweet Root is #1 restaurant in LithuaniaFREE

Monday, October 31, 2016 18:19
Sigitas of Sweet Root at the best Lithuanian dessert competition
Organizatorių nuotr.
The third edition of The White Guide Nordic was launched today, in Stockholm. More than 300 journalists and restaurateurs took part in the event. The new guide covers the 325 best restaurants in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland the organisers reported.

10 Lithuanian restaurants listed in the White Guide NordicFREE

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:51
A dish at the Sweet root restaurant
Bendrovės nuotr.
Most diners in Denmark and Sweden are familiar with the trademark and the many initiatives of the White Guide. For thirteen consecutive years, White Guide has published comprehensive local guides about the gastronomy of Sweden and Denmark, and 2014 saw the arrival of the very first guide in English covering the entire Nordic region. On 31st October, the third, most comprehensive edition yet will be released – this time covering almost 400 restaurants in the Nordics with additional chapters covering Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.