Kaunas celebrates National Independence Day

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PROGRAM

 

February 15

11:00 – 12:00 Tour at Lithuanian Sport Museum with guide Pranas Majauskas “History of Lithuanian Circus and Algirdas Šocikas Boxing Achievements”.

Registration: Tel. – (8-37) 22 06 91

E-mail: sportomuziejus@yahoo.com

Place: Lithuanian Sport Museum, Muziejaus g. 7, Kaunas

 

12:00 – 17:00 – “Tricolour Bracelet Braiding Workshop”.

Place: KTKC Theatre studio, Kovo 11–osios g. 108, Kaunas

 

12:00 – 13:30  Tour “City Like a Script. Kaunas Station District”

Registration: Tel. – 869467524

E-mail: zilvinas@kaunas2022.eu

Place: Tour start at the Railway station’s waiting hall.

 

13:00 – 14:00  Tour at Lithuanian Sport Museum with guide Pranas Majauskas “Kaunas – Lithuanian Sports cradle”

Registration: Tel. - (8-37) 22 06 91

E-mail: sportomuziejus@yahoo.com

Place: Lithuanian Sport Museum, Muziejaus g. 7, Kaunas.

 

13:30 – 15.30  Prof. Tadas Ivanauskas – a Phenomenon of Contemporary Capital. Event about Prof. Tadas Ivanauskas and his works, review of the movie “Phenomenon of Contemporary Capital” (30 min.), “My letter to Lithuania. The ring of centenary” (aut. Aurelija Davydavičienė) book presentation.

The event on 15th of February is free, museum’s exposition visiting – charged.

Place: Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum, Laisvės al. 106, Kaunas.

 

15:00 – 17:00 Music and poetry afternoon “Fly, Fly to Lithuania”. Participants – mixed choir “Cantica” of Kaunas Juozas Naujalis Music Gymnasium and students of singing department teachers Rima Daugėlienė, Gražina Miliauskaitė, Jūratė Bukauskaitė. Concertmaster – Rita Kochanauskaitė.

Place: Kaunas City Museum – House of Mikas and Kipras Petrauskai, K. Petrausko g. 31, Kaunas.

 

15:00 – 16:30 Concert dedicated to the Day of Restoration of the Lithuanian Statehood – the 16th of February. Men's choir “Silvicola” of Latvian Foresters, bard Vytautas Babravičius – SIMAS and Kaunas mixed choir “Saluto”.

Place: Lithuanian Military Officers’ Palace, Mickevičiaus g. 19, Kaunas

 

16:00 – 18:00 Creative workshop: tapestry mosaic "Lithuania - My Face".

Registration: Tel. - 8 612 15828

Place: Kaunas Culture Centre, Textile studio “Gijų sodai” (auditorium 200), Kęstučio g. 1, Kaunas

 

17:00 – 18:30 Concert dedicated to the Day of Restoration of the Lithuanian Statehood – the 16th of February. Men's choir “Silvicola” of Latvian Foresters, bard Vytautas Babravičius – SIMAS and Kaunas mixed choir “Saluto”.

Place: Lithuanian Military Officers’ Palace, address: Mickevičaus g. 19, Kaunas

 

17:00 – 18:00, 18:00 – 19:00 Tour “Diplomatic Kaunas – VMU Exposition of Diplomacy”.

Registration: Tel. – 861623828

E–mail: info@kaunasin.lt

Place: VMU History Hall (the exact tour’s place will be announced to registered persons)

 

18:00 – 19.30 Concert “Lithuania – Native Land”. Performance by folklore ensemble of Kaunas National Culture Center “Dailingė” and ,,Kauno bandonija“.

Place: Kaunas National Culture Center, A. Jakšto g.18

 

18:00 – 21:00 Review of the film “Pelėdų kalnas” (director Audrius Juzėnas, 2018). The event will be attended by the finder of the Act of February 16th, Prof. Liudas Mažylis.

Age censorship: N-16

Place: Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka, Laisvės al. 57.

 

19:00  Festive Concert in “Žalgiris” Arena “I am a Part of You!” (host of the event – Kęstutis Jakštas). Performers include: Jurgis Didžiulis, Erica Jennings, Ieva Narkutė, Jurijus Veklenko, Monique, Jeronimas Milius and other prominent artists. People are allowed to enter the arena since 17:30. There will be interactive activities in the Arena’s lobby. The start of the concert – 19:00, the record of the concert will be broadcast on Lithuanian national TV at 21:00.

Entrance to the arena – with invitations.

 

February 16

10:00 - St. Mass in the Christ’s Resurrection Church and Parish (Žemaičių g. 31A)

10:00 – St. Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Church (Nepriklausomybės a.14A)

11:00 – Procession of Kaunas students, schoolchildren and public organizations from Kaunas Christ’s Resurrection Church and Parish to the garden of Vytautas the Great War Museum. Kaunas Wind Instruments Orchestra “Ąžuolynas” will start the procession.

11:30 - Bell music concert in the garden of Vytautas the Great War Museum.

12:00 – Commemoration ceremony, raising of the flag of the Order of the Cross of Vytis, oath ceremony for junior commanders, laying of flowers in the garden of Vytautas the Great War Museum.

12:40 – “Saulės Kliošas” concert at Vytautas the Great War Museum garden.

13:10 – Jurgis Didžiulis concert at Vytautas the Great War Museum garden.

 

10:00 – 11:00 Educational tour for children (age 7 – 10) “Secrets of Old Kaunas”.

Parents are asked to entrust their children to the tour organizers and meet them at the end of the tour.

Registration: E-mail: registracija@gatvesgyvos.lt

Place: tour beginning – the Martyr’s sculpture near Kaunas castle (A. Jakšto g. 18, Kaunas). End of the tour – Nemunas embankment near Vytautas church.

 

10:00 – 16:00 Let’s Meet Lithuanian Sport History and Most Famous Athletes. The exposition will introduce the history of Lithuanian sports, achievements of the Olympic athletes and European and world champions.

Place: Lithuanian Sport Museum, Muziejaus g. 7, Kaunas

 

10:30 – 12:00 The 4th Run of Gediminaičiai of February 16. If you cannot run, join us with a bike, wheelchair, walk, or fly with a rocket.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575368635926916/

Place: Start - VMU Faculty of Theology (Gimnazijos g. 7, Kaunas), finish – War Museum garden (K. Donelaičio g. 64, Kaunas).

11:00 – 13:00 Tour “Kaunas – City of Design”.

Registration: Tel. – 861623828

E – mail: info@kaunasin.lt

Place: Kaunas New Town (Exact place of the tour will be announced to registered persons).

 

11:00 – 13:00 Tour “Kaunas Modernism Nooks”. Get to know and visit objects that are unique phenomenon of interwar Modernism Architecture.

Registration: Tel. – 861623828

E – mail: info@kaunasin.lt

Place: Kaunas New Town (Exact place of the tour will be announced to registered persons)

 

11:00 – 12.00  Tour with a guide in Salomėja Nėris museum.

Registration: Tel. - 8 37 373606

Place: Salomėja Nėris memorial museum, S. Nėries g. 7, Kaunas

 

11:00 – 17:00 “Temporary Capital – Forget Not Remember – Where to put the Comma?”

For more information: http://istorineprezidentura.lt/naujienos/621-laikinoji-sostine-pamirsti-negalima-prisiminti.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/769164906775292/

Place: Historical Presidential Palace Kaunas, Vilniaus g. 33, Kaunas

 

11:00 – 12:00 Tour in the museum with guide Pranas Majauskas “Kaunas – Cradle of Lithuanian Sports”

Registration: Tel. - (8-37) 22 06 91

E – mail: sportomuziejus@yahoo.com

Place: Lithuanian Sport Museum, Muziejaus g. 7, Kaunas

 

11:00 Open exhibition “Returned to the Light. History of Fragile Work”.  

Place: National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, V. Putvinskio g. 55, Kaunas

 

11:00 Open exhibition “Before Dawn. Lithuanian Art until 1918”.

Place: National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, V. Putvinskio g. 55, Kaunas

11:00 Open exhibition-installation-promotion “LABDARIAI.LT. Interwar Art and Culture History and Cross-sections of Patronage”.

Place: National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, V. Putvinskio g. 55, Kaunas

 

11:00  Pranas Gailius (1928 – 2015) exhibition “Scenes of life/ Scènes de la vie de Pranas”

Place: M. Žilinskis Art Gallery, Nepriklausomybės aikšt. 12, Kaunas

 

11:00 – 17:00 Exhibition “TARTU 6+6 KAUNAS”.

Place: A. Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum, V. Putvinskio g. 64, Kaunas

 

12:00 – 13:00 Educational tour for children (age 7 – 10) “In Interwar Kaunas”

Parents are asked to entrust their children to the tour organizers and meet at the end of the tour.

Registration: E- mail registracija@gatvesgyvos.lt

Place: start of the tour – Historical Presidential Palace of the Republic of Lithuania (Vilniaus g. 33, Kaunas), end of the tour – next to Bank of Lithuania (Maironio g. 25, Kaunas).

 

12:00 – 13:00 Excursion around Lithuanian Sport exposition with guide Pranas Majauskas “History of Lithuanian cirque and Algirdas Šocikas boxing achievements”.

Registration: Tel. - (8-37) 22 06 91

E –mail: sportomuziejus@yahoo.com

Place – Lithuanian Sport Museum, Muziejaus g. 7, Kaunas

 

12:00 – 13:00 Tour with a guide at Juozas Grušas Museum.

Registration: Tel. - 8 37 330860

Place: Juozas Grušas Memorial Museum, Kalniečių g. 93, Kaunas

 

12:00 – 16:00 V16 Initiative: KTU IF virtual reality demonstration for locals and guests.

Place: KTU Faculty of Informatics, 1st floor, Studentų g. 50, Kaunas

 

12:00 – 13:30 Tour in the museum with a guide “Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum - 100!”

Free museum visit – 16th of February from 10:00 till 17:00.

Registration: Tel. - 8 37222543, 8 628 77786

 

12:30 – 17:30 Elderly Football tournament of Kaunas District for Lithuania Restoration Day.

Place: National football academy, Aukštaičių g. 51, Kaunas

 

12:30 – 13:00, 13:00 – 13:30 Tour around Commandants’ Palace of Kaunas Fortress.

Place: Air Force Headquarters, Gedimino g. 25, Kaunas

 

12:30 – 12:45, 12:45 – 13:00, 13:00 – 13:15 Educational – historical reconstruction of interwar guard service change at the Ministry of National Defence.

Place: Air Force Headquarters, Gedimino g. 25, Kaunas

 

13:00 – 14:00 Excursion with a guide at Maironis House.

Registration: Tel. - 8 37 207608

Place: Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum, Rotušės a. 13, Kaunas

 

13:00 – 15:00 Creative workshop: tapestry mosaic “Lithuania – My face”

Registration: Tel. - 8 612 15828

Place: Kaunas Culture Center, Textile studio “Gijų sodai” (auditorium 200), Kęstučio g. 1

 

13:30 The 21st Pupils’ Choir Festival „Song of Hope“ is a gift to commemorate the year of remembrance of the Contemporary Capital.

Place: Kaunas State Philharmonic Society, E. Ožeškienės g. 12.

 

14:00 – 15:00 Tour with a guide at B. and V. Sruoga Museum.

Registration: Tel. - 8 37 730474

Place: Balys and Vanda Sruogos House–Museum, B. Sruogos g. 21, Kaunas

 

14:00 – 15:30 Partisans’ Avenue opening and LLKS Council Declaration 70th anniversary.

Place: Kaunas Peace Cemetery, near Vytauto pr. 46, Kaunas

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011695515707671

 

14:00 Film “Tumo kodeksas”. Free entrance for those who with invitations. The invitations will be distributed on February 12, at 16:00 at ‘Romuva” cash desk.

Charged Lithuanian movie sessions:

16:00 – “Išeiti iš namų”

17:30 – “Purpurinis rūkas

Place: National Drama Theater of Kaunas, in the backyard of small scenes (Temporary “Romuva” cinema), Kęstučio g. 62, Kaunas

 

15:00 – 16:30 Educational tour for children (age 11 – 14) “In Interwar Kaunas”.

Registration: E – mail registracija@gatvesgyvos.lt

Place: beginning of the tour – Historical Presidential Palace of the Republic of Lithuania (Vilniaus g. 33, Kaunas), end of the tour – near Žaliakalnis funicular (V. Putvinskio g. 22).

 

15:00 – 16:00 Festive tour at Antanas Žmuidzinavičius Museum.

Place: A. Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum, V. Putvinskio g. 64, Kaunas.

 

15:00 – 16:00 Tour with a guide at J. Tumas–Vaižgantas Museum.

Registration: Tel. - 8 37 222371

Place: J. Tumas – Vaižgantas Museum, Aleksoto g. 10 - 4, Kaunas

 

15:00 – 17:00 Lithuanian Folk Dance Concert „Vilčių nemunai“

Place: Kaunas Culture Center, Big hall, Kęstučio g. 1, Kaunas

 

16:00 Awards for the Best Piece of Art 2018.

Free exposition visiting: February 16, 11:00 – 17:00

Place: Kaunas Picture Gallery, Donelaičio g. 16, Kaunas

 

18:00 “Laivės peronas”. Performance by „Baltasis Kiras“, „Paranda Polar“, „Despotin Fam“, „Jama & W“ and Leonas Somovas!

Place: Kaunas Railway Station (M. K. Čiurlionio g. 16).

 

Free visiting at Kaunas City Museums:

10:00 – 18:00 Kaunas City Museum – Town Hall, Rotušės a. 15, Kaunas

10:00 – 17:00 - Kaunas City Museum – Kaunas Castle, Pilies g. 17, Kaunas

10:00 – 17:00 - Kaunas City Museum – Folk Music Branch, L. Zamenhofo g. 12, Kaunas

10:00 – 17:00 - Kaunas City Museum – Mikas and Kipras Petrauskas House, K. Petrausko g. 31, Kaunas

11:00 – 17:00 – M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, V. Putvinskio g. 55, Kaunas

11:00 – 17:00 – M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas

11:00 – 17:00 – Kaunas Picture Gallery, K. Donelaičio g. 16, Kaunas

11:00 – 17:00 – A. Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum, V. Putvinskio g. 64, Kaunas

11:00 – 17:00 – A. and P. Galaune House, Vydūno al. 2, Kaunas

11:00 – 17:00 – L. Truikys and M. Rakauskaitė Memorial Museum, E. Fryko g. 14, Kaunas

11:00 – 17:00 – J. Zikaras Memorial Museum, J. Zikaro g. 3, Kaunas

May Kaunas City always remain the symbol of Lithuanian strength. 07/03/98

Former President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus

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