Issue 23, April 2010

Issue 23, April 2010

Argentinean cinematography by "People of the Streets" project

Issue 23, April 2010.
The best examples of Argentinean cinematography will be presented in Lviv Art Palace by “People of the Streets” project. Eight movies filled with passion and romance, will show real life stories in all deepness and understanding. "People of the Street” is something bigger than just dance school or project , it is the soul, the essence of tango, energy of which is burning in the hearts of project members and is spread to the citiy streets.. For more detailed information about the event, please, visit http://arthouse.lviv.ua/

II Engineering Competition BEST

Issue 23, April 2010.
On May, 18-22, 2010 in Zaporizhzhe State technical university will take place all Ukrainian Engineering Competition organized by International students unity BEST. This year for the second time in the history of Ukrainian BEST competitions, will compete students-engineers of Ukraine’s leading technical institutions of Kiev, Zaporizhzhe and Lviv.

«Lviv Festival of Science-2010»

Issue 23, April 2010.
For the first time in Lviv will take place unique and special event, dedicated to scientific and educational issues – «Lviv Festival of Science-2010». Festival will be hosted by Lviv Art Palace, during three days of April 21-23. Expositions of the «Lviv Festival of Science-2010» will present the most original and interesting projects by representatives of six Lviv higher educational institutions – Franko National University, National University “Lvivska Polytehnika”, National Forestry university, Ukrainian Publishing Academy, Lviv National Agrarian University, Institute of Cellular Biology and Lviv Regional Science Academy.

April’s funny treat from Lviv’s “Arthouse”

Issue 23, April 2010.
In April restaurant -club “Atmosfera” will host film screenings of best examples of world cinematography! As April starts with April Fools day, it was decided to dedicate film program to comedies with sparkling humour, which will charge Lvivites and guests of the city with tons of positive emotions!

Pop impresario finally arrives on Lviv stage

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv Philharmonic Society Theatre will host unique event at the start of the early May holiday season – a rare live performance from alternative music maestro and theatrical innovator Sergej Babkin. The talented and intriguing Mr. Babkin is best known as the founder and leader of 5nizza”, but as well as making waves in the Ukrainian pop world he has successfully carved a parallel career on stage as one of leading actors at Kharkiv’s “Theatre 19”, where he also composes and performs his music. This Lviv show will allow West Ukrainian fans a glimpse of his latest theatrical stage show, which promises to offer up mixtures of jazz, blues and a variety of the world’s most romantic folk music influences.

Dzyga Jazz Quartet anniversary concert (within the framework of the ‘Flugery Lvova’ international jazz festival) Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall (7 Chaikovskoho Str,) 4 May from 19.00. Festival to run 1-3 May in the inner courtyard of Lviv City Council.

Issue 23, April 2010.
One of the highlights of this year’s annual ‘Flugery Lvova’ international jazz festival will be a gala concert in honour of the elder statesmen of Lviv jazz, the celebrated Dzyga Jazz Quartet. The four men behind this singular Lviv jazz institution (Volodymyr Kit, Arkadiy Orekhov, Velentyn Uchanin and Andriy Nasolskiy) will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their fruitful collaboration and many of group’s fans will be eager to show their appreciation at this headlining affair.

World famous Flamenco star Maria Serrano in Lviv, National Opera and Ballet House (28 Svobody Ave.) 02 May from 19.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
The art of flamenco dancing may have originated thousands of miles away in the dusty hill towns of medieval Spain and the opulent villas of the Hispanic New World, but the sheer glamour and raw passion of this most demonstrative of dances has always proved a big hit with Ukrainian audiences.

Museum Night, 15-16 May, museums throughout Lviv

Issue 23, April 2010.
Since its founding years in the thirteenth century Lviv has always been a city full of fascinating artifacts which have washed up at the crossroads of the Catholic, Orthodox and Middle Eastern worlds. So it comes as no surprise that Lviv has always been a city of museums where relics are honoured and revered.

Laura Martirosyan presents Armenian Jazz with her ‘Lela Brazil Project’, Picasso Club (88 Zelena Street), 27 April

Issue 23, April 2010.
The recent series of jazz evenings at Picasso continues with this concert by the ‘Lela Brazil Project’ jazz band led by Armenia diva Laura Martirosyan. This talented young singer and composer has won a host of international awards (and plenty of admirers) but she remains a student at Kyiv’s prestigious Musical Institute.

Potap and Nastya Kamenskih in concert, Lviv Circus (83 Horodotska Street) 23 April from 19.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Ukraine’s most famous R’n’B duo Potap and Nastya Kamenskih will offer up a selection of old favourites and new tracks at this gala Lviv concert. The duo first shot to popularity in 2005 with a string of raunchy hits that played on the latent sexual chemistry between bling merchant and gangsta rapper Potap and the lusciously busty Nastya, culminating in their mega-hit ‘Ne Para’.

“Scandalous Workshop” free and democratic photo exhibition, 20 Zaliznychna Str., 3 May

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv is a city which demands to be photographed and unsurprisingly it has long been a centre of amateur photography. The advent of digital technologies has added to this trend, and fans of Lviv photography can now meet kindred spirits at this month’s free photo exhibition, which is being organized by the "5 х 5" photo club and Primus art Gallery. All photographers are welcome.

French Spring season of cultural events with a French flavour, Throughout April at participating venues across Lviv

Issue 23, April 2010.
This year’s annual French Spring season of French cultural happenings in Lviv is bigger than ever. Highlights include the April 14-18 daily screenings of French kino at Lviv Kinopalace (9 Kopernika Str.), while fans of French performance arts can enjoy a rare treat with the 20 April performance of the French circus troupe ‘Baroque’ at the Lviv Theatre for Children and Youth (11 Hnatyuka Str.). Meanwhile, throughout April the Lviv Museum of Ethnography and Crafts (15 Svobody Ave.) will be hosting a bright exhibition of poster art by Alfons Mucha.

Mister Lviv 2010 grand final, Millennium Nightclub (2 Chornovola Avenue) 2 May from 20.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv is famed for its beautiful ladies, but to show that the city is in no way sexist in its attitudes to beauty contests, every year sees a new Mr. Lviv crowned. As well as their natural beauty, male contestants will be tested for their charm, talent and wit in what is traditionally a fun and tongue-in-cheek event.

‘Field of Songs’ folk music festival, Lviv Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1 Chernecha Hora Street), 16 May

Issue 23, April 2010.
Oral traditions and folk music have always played a central role in Ukrainian culture, and nowhere is this more true that in the agricultural communities of rural West Ukraine, where many of the Ukrainian nation’s most ancient traditions have remained safe throughout centuries of foreign rule and oppression.

Flower Ball, Lviv House of Scientists (6 Lystopadovogo Chyny) 24 April from 18.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Billed as ‘the most exquisite event on the spring Lviv social calendar’, the annual Flower Ball is a fun and sophisticated entrée to the summer high season that offers a taste of Lviv’s classical roots and a touch of imperial grandeur.

Timati in concert, Millennium Nightclub (2 Chornovola avenue) 9 May from 21.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Although he sounds like a brand of organic shampoo, Timati is actually Russia’s leading hop hop practitioner and all-round Bling Tsar. While not recording rap videos in speedboats on the French Riviera accompanied by and army of silicone supermodels and bucketfuls of gold and diamonds, the singer is also a major playboy figure and godfather of the Moscow clubbing scene - he also owns two clubs in the Russian capital and his own record label.

Bumboks in Concert, Sport Palace “Ukraine” (18 Melnyka Str.) 28 April from 19.30

Issue 23, April 2010.
In the past decade few Ukrainian acts have generated as much critical acclaim as Bumboks, the lyrical rap and hip hop trio who first appeared on the Kyiv music scenes in the heady days of late 2004. The group made a name for themselves as a result of Andriy Khlibniuk’s hauntingly poetic yet streetwise lyrics, performed to a dizzying array of funky and original musical accompaniments courtesy of guitarist Andriy Samoilo and master mixer Valentin Matyuk.

Batyar’s Day (“Rogue’s Day”), Rynok Square, 1 May from noon onwards

Issue 23, April 2010.
The concept of “Batyarstvo” (an idle and debauched style of living which might be considered close to the English concepts of roguery and caddishness) is part of Lviv folklore. The Batyars of Lviv are a very specific breed of man who pride themselves on having their own vocabulary, codes of honour and lifestyles.

Book Publishers Forum for Children, Lviv Art Palace (17 Kopernika Street) 29 April – 1 May

Issue 23, April 2010.
As the spiritual home of the modern Ukrainian language, Lviv has in the past two decades succeeded in carving out a useful niche for itself as the country’s alternative book publishing capital, playing host to many of the biggest Ukrainian book publishing events of the country’s annual literary calendar.

Electronic music guru ATB (Andre Tanneberger), Lemberg Exhibition Centre (2 Kukurudzyana Str.),

Issue 23, April 2010.
ttention clubbing connoisseurs! Only a few international artists succeed in having such a lasting effect on the international dance scene, and yet Lviv’s May headliner Andre Tanneberger has succeeded in presenting his individual spirit in all of his tracks while still remaining true to ATB.

Begin May with Lviv Days celebration! / Святкування Дня міста Львова

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv City Day celebrations, 8-10 May, events across town One of the few Soviet traditions to have been enthusiastically embraced in post-independence Lviv is the practice of having an annual City Day which allows local residents to teem out onto the streets and celebrate their home town. This event is so popular in today’s Lviv that officials from the City Council decided in recent years to extend the holiday from the usual one day to three entire days of festivities stretching over a balmy early May weekend. Highlights of this year’s Lviv City Day celebrations will include a colourful street carnival on May 9 which will include participants from local dance and theatrical troupes, knights on horseback, folk dance ensembles, fairytale carriages pulled by angels, giants on stilts and much more!

“Classika” by Sergej Babkin

Issue 23, April 2010.
On May 1, Lviv Philharmonic Society theatre will host unique event – the one and the only concert of Sergej Babkin in Western Ukraine. Talented and intriguing musician Sergej Babkin is recognized as founder and participant of group “5"nizza”, who successfully combines theatre career (Segej is one of leading actors of “Theatre 19”, Kharkiv ) composing and performing music.
Stanislaw  Lem

Legendary Leopolitans No. 4: Polish spaceman Stanislaw Lem

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv’s colourful cosmopolitanism has often made the city a place where new ideas have taken flight with particular ease and buoyancy, but few Lviv natives have been as imaginative or entertaining in their innovation as Stanislaw Lem, the man widely acknowledged as the greatest science fiction writer of the Soviet Bloc, if not the entire world. Guests of Kult can explore an entire world of Legendary Leopolitans whose pop art.

Lviv Pharmacy Museum - a living time capsule

Issue 23, April 2010.
The art of medicine frst came to medieval Lviv in the 13th century when Constance, the wife of Prince Leo, founded a pharmacy and hospital within the grounds of the Dominican Monastery. However, for most Leopolitans the city’s medical history remains intrinsically linked to the building which to- day houses Lviv’s Pharmacy Museum.

LEGENDARY LVIV BUSES IN DEMAND

Issue 23, April 2010.
On March 30 Deputy Prime Minister for Euro 2012 Boris Kolesnikov enjoyed a ride on a state-of-the-art Lviv bus during a visit to West Ukraine in which he announced that the Cabinet of Ministers intends to place an order for 2,000 buses and 500 trolleybuses from the Lviv Auto Zavod (LAZ).

PROMOTING LVIV TOURISM

Issue 23, April 2010.
Representatives of the international tourism business gathered in Lviv for a four-day forum starting 19 March to look at ways to improve the city’s growing tourist appeal.

BEAUTY TAKES CENTRE STAGE:

Issue 23, April 2010.
The recently renovated Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall served as the elegant venue for last month’s Lviv Lady 2010 beauty pageant.
UEFA President Michel Platini

EURO 2012 DELAYS IN FOCUS

Issue 23, April 2010.
UEFA President Michel Platini arrived in Lviv on 7 April on the first leg of a Euro 2012 inspection tour of the country which culminated with the former French midfield maestro issuing Ukrainian officials with yet another deadline. Platini has found himself forced to read repeated lectures on punctuality to Ukrainian officials since the country was awarded the right to co-host the 2012 championships in April 2007, and chief among his concerns at present are the delayed construction works at the Kyiv and Lviv stadium sites

NEW SHOPPING MECCA ARRIVES:

Issue 23, April 2010.
Late March saw the official opening of the long awaited King Cross Leopolis shopping and entertainment centre, a fitting monument to consumerism which is one of the biggest of its kind in Western Ukraine. This state-of-the-art leisure and shopping complex was developed by Italian company King Cross together with Ukraine’s Comfort-Invest, with total investment in the project reaching EURO 100 million.

LVIV SATIRE ON SHOW

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv has always been a city of biting political commentary where a quick wit has often been as valued as a measured opinion, so it goes without saying the Lviv school of political satire has always been among the most vibrant in Ukraine.

DELICIOUS DISCO DIVAS

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv’s Chocolate Club played host to near-namesake girl group Hot Chocolate in mid March at one of the most glittering events of the early spring.
Graduate of Lviv Art Academy fashion designer  Petro Nesterenko-Lanko, the found

LVIV STYLE INSTITUTION MARKS ANNIVERSARY

Issue 23, April 2010.
On 20 March Lviv’s National Art Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary with a dynamic and challenging catwalk show featuring some of the best designs produced by current undergraduate students of the institute.
Tecora Rodgers

JAZZY SPRING CONTINUES / ДЖАЗОВА ВЕСНА ТРИВАЄ

Issue 23, April 2010.
JAZZY SPRING CONTINUES: PicassoClub’s decision to aunch a new jazz initiative in spring 2010 appears to be paying dividends as their Jazz Hall project goes from strength to strength. Джазова весна триває. Рішення адміністрації клубу «Пікассо» започаткувати джазовий рух навесні 2010 року себе виправдало. Проект «джазовий хол» набирає обертів.

Cosmopolitan gateway or nationalist bastion?

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv’s football team Karpaty (‘Carpathians’) are on the verge of qualifying for European football for the first time in a decade, offering the club’s fans the prospect of an all-too-rare European adventure. But will Lviv’s notoriously nationalistic fans prove good ambassadors for what was once seen as one of Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities?

Recipe for Pan fried Trout served with Potato Puree and Caviar Sauce

Issue 23, April 2010.
Master Chef Emanuel Wernbacher is the Corporate Chef of Lev Restaurant at Leopolis Hotel. Emanuel has worked in some of the world’s most celebrated kitchens and his many culinary achievements include two Michelin Stars for his work at the Winter Garden Restaurant at Panhans Grand Hotel in Austria. He specialises in Austrian, Continental, European and Fusion cuisines and will be sharing his chef’s secrets with Lviv Today readers each month.