Issue 118, December 2018

Issue 118, December 2018

The project Metropolis. Past Utopias of Future

Issue 118, December 2018.
Till January 20th spectacular project Metropolis. Past Utopias of Future, curated by Pavlo Gudimov will be showcasing views of the past visionaries on future at the recently established Center Porokhova Vezha (Gunpowder Tower).

Exhibition “Dyvny Kolyady”

Issue 118, December 2018.
From 20 December to 27January Lviv’s Book Lion bookstore and gallery will host the exhibition “Dyvny Kolyady” (Christmas winter festival) – an exciting new event featuring works by Taras Keb and Petro Bujak - two original artists, who have very special perception and unique ability to transfer all the warmth, colorfulness and depth of Ukrainian Christmas winter festival into art.

Days of Ukrainian Cinema

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv’s Kopernik Cinema will host the Days of Ukrainian Cinema event from 13-16 December. Organised by the Lviv Film Commission and Wiz-Art, the festivities will also feature ‘Lviv Film Meetings’ that are sure to attract many fans of Ukrainian cinematography.

Mayan Culture: Origins, Achievements and Influence in Today’s World

Issue 118, December 2018.
Imagine a world hidden amidst the Central American jungle, full of the fragrances and colours of tropical nature, where modern luxury meets ancient traditions. A place where you can feel the heroic history of a great people; a place where nature and culture are intertwined.

Ice Sculpture Festival

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv’s winter holiday season will once again be graced by the wonderful Ice Sculpture festival, taking place in the city centre from 11-13 January. Seven professional sculptors will create major ice sculptures inspired by the unique heritage of Johann Georg Pinsel.

Event Industry Forum

Issue 118, December 2018.
Arena Lviv will host the EIF2019 (Event Industry Forum) from 8-9 February. The program is designed to deepen the understanding of an event manager’s work, demonstrate new possibilities in the profession, and to set a new pace for the market and a new impulse for creativity. Top speakers from across Ukraine and Europe will dialogue with industry leaders, including Italy’s Salvatore Sagone (BEA World), Belgium’s Elina Jutelyte (EndoExo) and Jenny Bjorkloff (Event Jenny), and Ukraine’s-own Kartyna Nekleva (S*EVENT) and Denys Rynskyi (Global Events).

Morshyn’s 11 – A Ukrainian Comedy Film

Issue 118, December 2018.
Ukrainian cinema continues to reach new levels and cool new films keep becoming more famous and successful. For example, Hollywood first helped us make the film ‘Zakhar Berkut’, and now comes the Ukrainian comedy ‘Morshyn’s 11’.

Tango Remolino DJ Festival

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv’s glamorous Hotel Dnister will host the annual Tango Remolino festival from 27 December to 7 January. Remolino is all about enjoying every moment, whether it be on or off the dance floor – although the dancing is expected to take centre stage.

Ski Fun at Bukovel

Issue 118, December 2018.
The Bukovel Ski Resort – Ukraine’s largest and most popular – will host several exciting ski competitions next year that you won’t want to miss. With modern hotels, spas, and restaurants, Bukovel is Ukraine’s most European winter resort.

Arsen Mirzoyan in Concert

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv’s M. Zankovetska Drama Theatre will play host to the man known as “the country’s steel voice” when the philosophical and charismatic Arsen Mirzoyan comes to town on 17 December. Despite having no musical training and even having lost his hearing at one point in time (!), Mirzoyan’s star shines bright.

Kizz Up! Kizomba Festival

Issue 118, December 2018.
Kizz Up! – one of Lviv’s most dazzling winter events – will gather the country’s top Kizomba artists and dancers at the Dnister Premier Hotel from 1 – 14 January. Kizomba is the result of an evolution, as it describes both the musical style and the dancing that goes along with it.

Christmas Stories with Tina Karol

Issue 118, December 2018.
Tina Karol – one of Ukraine’s most beloved singers and entertainers – will bring her festive holiday program to Lviv’s wonderful Opera & Ballet Theatre on 14 and 15 January. This special seasonal program is sure to delight Leopolitan music fans and guests of the city with an array of holiday carols, Christmas classics, and some of Karol’s favourite hits.

Bozhyk to Delight with World Hits

Issue 118, December 2018.
The Christmas season always brings a wide selection of festive music performances to Lviv, and this one is a can’t-miss event that is sure to tempt you out of the house for some quality holiday entertainment. Oleksandr Bozhyk and his rock orchestra will visit Lviv’s M. Zankovetska Drama Theatre on 14 January for what’s sure to be a show-stopping homecoming.

West Pole Dance Competition

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv’s hopping Malevich Night Club will host the West International Pole Dance Contest on 14 December. Pole dance combines dance and acrobatics centred on a vertical pole. Not just in the domain of erotic dance at gentlemen’s clubs any longer, the performance art has now gained popularity as a mainstream form of fitness, practiced by many enthusiasts in gyms and dedicated dance studios.

One Day Shop – Christmas Edition

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv’s One Day Shop is the perfect place to shop for authentic souvenirs, designer clothes from up-and-coming Ukrainian brands, and to spend some quality time with your family and friends. The fair offers a large selection of Ukrainian brands to choose from as well as an artisan food court where Leopolitans and guests of the city can find homemade jams, cupcakes, and famous Lviv chocolate, among many other items.

Christmas Season

Issue 118, December 2018.
The Spirit of Christmas is coming to Lviv and bringing along with it lots of fun and expectations for the coming merry season, for now it is time to take a break and enjoy your days filled with shopping, dining, and socializing. Lviv’s Christmas markets - Rynok Square and the Alley in front of the Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre (Svobody Ave.)- opened on 7 December to officially kickoff the festive season.

Malanka: Another Reason to Spend Your Winter Vacation in Ukraine

Issue 118, December 2018.
When thinking about winter vacationing, Eastern Europe is not usually the first place that comes to mind. “Winter vacationing in Ukraine?! Oh no – I bet it’s full of snow-covered grey buildings, bears roaming the streets, gand temperatures resembling a frozen hell”, many Europeans might argue. Needless to say, most of those stereotypes couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, a winter trip to Ukraine can be one of the most surprising, high-spirited, and eye-opening winter trips you’ve ever taken!

Leondard Bernstein: A Once-in-a-Century Talent of Ukrainian Descent

Issue 118, December 2018.
From his birthplace in Lawrence, Massachusetts to New York, Berlin, South Africa, China, Israel, and Ukraine, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was a larger-than-life conductor, pianist, composer and all-around bon vivant. His fame was derived from his long tenure as the musical director of the New York Philharmonic, from conducting for many of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his iconic music for productions such as West Side Story, Peter Pan, On the Waterfront, and Candide.

PARENS UKRANE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU WILL BECOME PARENTS

Issue 118, December 2018.
Infertility isn’t a destiny any more considering the rapid development of reproductive medicine. By visiting the Reproductive Centre PARENS Ukraine you get quality diagnostic, European service, confidentiality, professional advice and lots of care. Why is it worth entrusting PARENS Ukraine with your parenthood dream?

Lviv Cyclist Stars at World Cup

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv region’s Olena Starikova was the star of the recent Tissot UCI Cycling World Cup that took place at Berlin’s Velodrome last month.

Veronika Marchenko – November’s Athlete of the Month

Issue 118, December 2018.
Leopolitan archer Veronika Marchenko was named November’s Athlete of the Month for her performance at the first-ever World Military Championships in Tehran, Iran last month.

Acrobatic Gymnastics

Issue 118, December 2018.
Baku, Azerbaijan’s sparkling National Gymnastics Arena hosted the FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup on 17-18 November.

Roksolana Bohutska Presents New Collection

Issue 118, December 2018.
Ukrainian fashion designer Roksolana Bohutska presented her newest collection at Truskovets’ luxurious Mirotel resort on 3 November. This special fashion show had elegant models sporting outfits from her Autumn / Winter 2019 collection and furs by the Tykafurlux brand.

Lviv’s HoReCa Show Returns

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv’s Pivdennyi Expo Centre played host to the popular HoReCa Show – the annual festival for the hospitality, hotel, and restaurant industries – from 7-9 November. Attendees learned about the latest achievements in the hotel and restaurant fields and got to taste and purchase many eco-friendly goods made by Ukrainian producers.

Using Chess to Help Others

Issue 118, December 2018.
Lviv hosted a charity chess event last month that saw former World Rapid Chess champion Vasyl Ivanchuk and international grandmaster Oleh Romanyshyn play several games simultaneously. Organised by the Lviv Rotary Club, the event attracted many participants, including fans of FC Karpaty and Lutsk Volyn, students from local chess clubs, and members of various rotary clubs.

The New ‘Satirikon’ Caricatures Gallery

Issue 118, December 2018.
The new ‘Satirikon’ Gallery featuring caricatures opened in Lviv on 30 November. The first exhibition featured a collection of the finest works of Kyiv-based caricaturist Victor Kudin. Kudin has worked in the genre for over 30 years for the famous Ukrainian magazine ‘Perets’ (Pepper) and has won many international contests.

WABBA Ukrainian Bodybuilding Championships

Issue 118, December 2018.
The World Amateur Body Building Association (WABBA) hosted its Ukrainian Bodybuilding Championships at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club on 18 November. Some of Ukraine’s fittest musclemen and women joined their European counterparts in Lviv to show off their personal skills and stunning appearances.

Lviv Real Estate Investment Guide

Issue 118, December 2018.
In recent years, Lviv has emerged as Ukraine’s number two real estate market. With a stunning architectural ensemble, vibrant tourism industry and close proximity to the European Union, the city is poised to become a popular choice for international real estate investors seeking to add something Ukrainian to their property portfolios.

Make Your Day Sweeter with SHOco

Issue 118, December 2018.
SHOco is not just your run-of-the-mill confectionary-bakery, it is a special place at the heart of many sweet stories. A place where the aroma of freshly-baked baguettes sends you to the cozy streets of Paris, where your favourite songs are playing in the background, the waitresses are greeting you with sincere smiles, and the very first sip of morning coffee is making all your troubles go away. SHOco makes everyone feel comfortable while meeting friends, romancing your partner, or working hard alongside your trusty laptop. With two venues in the Western Ukrainian capital – at 3 Kurbas St. and 44 Sakharov St. – you’re sure to find one to your convenience.