After a two-year hiatus, the experienced New Year's celebration team - consisting of the cultural and entertainment venue "K.K. von Stricka villa" and producer association "Piétro" - will return to the newly renovated premises of the historical Riga Circus, this time inviting guests to a grand 2023 welcoming party - the Jazz Masquerade in the Riga Circus (Merķela street 4).
Time determines most aspects of our lives. Time dictates (and sometimes ruins) the moment of welcoming a new year with a sense of tension. Where to celebrate, how to dress, what time should we get there? The main thing is to arrive on time! The organizers of the event, who have so far created such unforgettable events as "Kvartirnik", "Balkan Wedding Circus", "Piens Festival 17/18 in the future art centre Zuzeum" and others, offer to solve all of these questions for you by negotiating with time on your behalf and, therefore, inviting you to spend New Year's Eve in an elegant atmosphere in the renovated premises of the Riga Circus.
Jazz Masquerade will offer an excellent combination of live music, art and circus. The narrative of the ball will play and improvise with time, simultaneously subjecting and surrendering the guests to its grasp. Several dance halls will operate on the premises of the Riga Circus. For example, there will be a chill zone in the Elephant Room, and Raitis Ašmanis, with his big-band orchestra, will keep the time in the main hall, followed by singers Kristīne Prauliņa and Žoržs Siksna. New Year's celebrants will be delighted with an exceptional musical performance by the legendary hip-hop performer Ozols. Throughout the evening, you will enjoy electronic and hip-hop music provided by DJs Mareks Ameriks, Mixmaster Raitis, Jazzy Marky & Nick Ustinov Jr and others.
While waiting for midnight to arrive, guests will see unique performances created and curated for the new circus room and festive scenography created by international and local circus artists. The scenography of the event is produced by theatre and cultural events artist Anna Heinrihsone. Artist Helēna Heinrihsone, a representative of Latvian contemporary painting, will provide the event's visual identity. On New Year's Eve, guests can view the artist's paintings specially selected for the place and mood of the celebration.
Jazz Masquerade will be the first large-scale event in the renovated Riga Circus building and the new year, which you will long to experience again. May our joy reign and champagne flow!
Recommended dress code for the event: black tie carnival, gleeful and exquisite, preferably with a mask.
For men, a dark suit or smart trousers with a sporty blazer, a tuxedo and a bow tie or tie.
For ladies, an evening dress, cocktail dress, elegant pantsuit or skirt. We recommend complementing the outfit with a suitable mask for a sparkling New Year's celebration and accessories.
A VIP area will be available for a limited number of guests.
Several bars will be open during the event. Entry to the event with your food and drinks is prohibited.
Entrance to the event from the age of 18.
The festivities begin on December 31st at 22.00
Merkela street 4, Riga