Issue 61, October 2013

Issue 61, October 2013

Cheese & Wine Holiday

Issue 61, October 2013.
The “Cheese & Wine Holiday”, one of the most anticipated gourmet holidays of the year in Lviv, will be held from October 18-20 in the very heart of the ancient city on Rynok Square. This delicious feast/fair shows Leopolitans and guests of the city with exhibitions and tastings of delicious cheeses and exquisite wines as well as a variety of entertainment activities including concerts, contests, and performances.

Double Delight by Valery Meladze

Issue 61, October 2013.
On October 29th and 30th, Russian musical superstar Valery Meladze will give two performances of his concert “20 Stories” at Lviv’s Opera & Ballet Theatre. He’s been called the last romantic in Russian show business and he’s a heartthrob to women across the post-Soviet region. His concerts are defined by their perfect professionalism and expensive production values, not to mention by his great songs and his rich voice.

“Boombox” Presents “Terminal B” in Lviv

Issue 61, October 2013.
“Boombox”, one of the most popular Ukrainian groups, comes to Lviv on November 4rd as part of their national tour to promote their new album “Terminal B”. The mixture of the soft, ironic, and slightly melancholic vocals of Andryi Khlyvniuk, the unobstrusive silver of fantastic acoustic guitarist Andryi ‘Mykha’ Samoilo, the rythyms of drummer Aleksandr Lulyakin, and the diverse DJ beats of Valentine Matiuk, led to the group’s name of “Boombox”.

Night Snipers & Diana Arbenina Concert

Issue 61, October 2013.
On October 21st, the ’Mariya Zankovetska’ Ukrainian Drama Theatre is pleased to present a live performance by provacative, hard rocking, Russian girl-power band ”Night Snipers” and legendary Russian female rock singer Diana Arbenina. Founded in 1993 as an acoustic female duo, ”Night Snipers” has participated in a variety of Russian musical festivals as well as touring extensively domestically and abroad.

“All in Your Hands” Contest

Issue 61, October 2013.
Every year on December 1st, the world observes International “Anti-AIDS Day”. In this tradition, for the last 16 years, Lviv charitable foundation “Salus” organizes different social events under the common title of “Art against AIDS”.

Extravagant Dakh Daughters in Lviv!

Issue 61, October 2013.
Lviv’s Lesya Ukrainka Drama Theatre is pleased to host the provocative “Dakh Daughters Band” in a show event on November 9th. Try to picture seven young women, dressed like actresses from the old black-and-white silent movie days, with bleached faces, smoky eyes, and bloody-red lips – these are the “Dakh Daughters”.

“FIOLET” Concert

Issue 61, October 2013.
Lviv’s “Picasso” nightclub is pleased to welcome popular Ukrainian rockers from Lutsk – “FIOLET”. This October 27th event will present Leopolitan music lovers with their one and only autumn concert, which will feature new songs and old favourites.

New German Film Fest 2013

Issue 61, October 2013.
Leopolitan film fans are highly anticipating the exciting selection of modern German films to be presented as part of the New German Film Fest that gets underway on October 10th. This year’s festival, being held at the Lviv Art Palace, presents a selection of movies that featured in German cinemas over the past year.

Checkhov’s World on Stage

Issue 61, October 2013.
Anton Checkhov’s play ‘Faces’, starring Olexandr Kalyagin and Volodymyr Simonov, has become Moscow’s Etcetera Theatre’s calling card and one of its most popular plays. Kalyagin may have been especially brought into this world to play Chekhov, as his skills as an actor take the audience deep into the world of little people.

Lviv Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2014

Issue 61, October 2013.
Lviv is set to host the XII Annual Lviv Fashion Week – “Spring/Summer 2014” from October 23-27. For five days, fashion-conscious Leopolitans and guests of the city will have the opportunity to review the newest collections from fashion designers in Poland, Russia, Armenia, Belarus, and Israel. Feature designers include Marta Qachholz, MMC Studio (Poland), OKSANA MUKHA, Oksand Piekna, SHADOYAN FASHION (Armenia), Valentina Nebarsky (Belarus), Ivanna Yukhymchuk, and others. Designers Sergey Proskurnya (Donetsk), Amina Vyshnevska (Kyiv), and Joanna Wietrzycka (Poland) will have their debut collections introduced. Among the week’s ‘not-to-miss’ events will be the show presented by creative design duo MMC Studio (Poland), special guests of the event.

“Without Wire & Plastic Foam”

Issue 61, October 2013.
Lviv’s Hrushevky Cinema Jazz Restaurant will host a photo-exhibition by Andriy Goncharenko from October 4 – November 14. The exhibition will feature snapshots of collections by recognized Ukrainian designers Oksana Karavanska, Roksolana Bogutska, Natasha Glazkova, Lilia Pustovit, and others. 28 total photos will present outfits by 26 different fashion designers.

EBA Business Breakfast

Issue 61, October 2013.
On 10 September 2013, the Western Ukrainian office of EBA met with Mr. Andriy Sadovyy, Mayor of Lviv, at the EBA Business Breakfast.

September-October sports digest

Issue 61, October 2013.
Find out about 50th International “Golden Autumn 2013” Archery Tournament as well international K-1 kickboxing tournament, local FC “Karpaty” victory over FC “Shakhtar” (Donetsk)

Lviv’s Armenian Heritage

Issue 61, October 2013.
The annual holiday dedicated to one of the oldest streets in Lviv – Virmenska – was held over the September 13-15 weekend. The year’s celebration was dedicated to the 650th anniversary of the Armenian Cathedral – the oldest in Lviv and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leopolitans, tourists, and distinguished guests had the wonderful opportunity to discover many historical facts about prominent Halychynan Armenians, the Armenian Quarter through different historical periods, and the role of Armenians in the history of the city. The Armenian community has had an undeniable impact on the historical development of Lviv, as well as on its culture and traditions, and the holiday was designed to celebrate this unique aspect of the city’s heritage.

LvivKlezFest 2013

Issue 61, October 2013.
If you happened to be in Rynok Square on September 1st, you would have surely witnessed the jolly and colourful performance “A Hasene in Galitsiye”.

USA Provides Grant for Ukrainian Wooden Church

Issue 61, October 2013.
On October 2nd, Jeffrey Payette, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, visited Drohobych, Lviv Region and signed an agreement to financially support the “Preservation and Restoration of Murals” project of the St. George’s Church of Drohobych as part of the U.S. Ambassador grants program.

Publishers’ Forum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Issue 61, October 2013.
Lviv hosted the XX International Publishers’ Forum from September 10th-15th. The event brought together 300 publishing houses as well as over 100 writers from Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Germany, France, Norway, Canada, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. The stars of this year’s festival included English children writer Jeremy Strong, bestselling Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya, and famous Polish writer Janusz Leon Wisniewski.

Legendary Spy Film Shot in Lviv

Issue 61, October 2013.
Lviv was the setting for “Star Media”’s new TV show “Wolf’s Ыгт”, a remake of the Max Otto von Stierlitz Soviet syp film “Seventeen Moments of Spring”. Stierlitz has become a well-known and loved character in post-Soviet culture as a stereotypical Soviet spy, comparable to James Bond in Western culture.

LvivScaleModelsFest 2013

Issue 61, October 2013.
Over the September 21-22 weekend, Lviv Art Palace hosted “LvivScaleModelsFest 2013”, an international exhibition of scale models. High-quality, detailed, and authentic models of aircraft, motor and military vehicles, marine vessels, figurines, and dioramas were on display.

VII City Coffee Holiday

Issue 61, October 2013.
If you were lucky enough to be near Lviv’s central Rynok Square over September 26-29, you were sure to have taken part in the festivities of the “Na Kavy do Lvova” (For Coffee to Lviv) festival. In its seventh year, the festival is an important event for Lviv’s colourful coffeehouses – many of which are architecturally and thematically unique.

“Manivci” Festival of Active Tourism & Recreation

Issue 61, October 2013.
Lviv’s Youth & Children Creativity Centre (29 Vahnyanyna St.) hosted the VII “Manivci” Active Tourism & Recreation Festival from September 28-30. The event coincides with World Tourism Day and is aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for future generations.

The Flying Dutchman on Tour

Issue 61, October 2013.
Over September 12-13, the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre hosted the most ambitious staging of the Donbass Opera – Richard Wagner’s opera ‘The Flying Dutchman’. This joint Ukrainian-German art project was held in conjunction with the great composer’s bicentennial, which is being marked by the world community in 2013.

Traditional Taste of the New Kumpel

Issue 61, October 2013.
Another venue of the well-known “Kumpel Group” network recently opened at 2B Chornovola Ave. The new venue named “Beer restaurant “Kumpel” is much larger and more spacious than existing restaurant in Mytna Square.

“Kolektsiya” Birthday

Issue 61, October 2013.
Lviv’s “Kolektsiya” jewelry boutique celebrated its birthday at the end of September. This year’s commemorative event was doubly festive as the company celebrated its move to its new location at 15 Shevchenko Ave. in Central Lviv. Guests and loyal customers were treated with the exclusive opportunity to get acquainted with the collections of the latest bejeweled masterpieces from companies “OBERIG Jewelry”, “Tiffany & Co.”, “Autore”, “Montegrappa”, and jewelry salon “Aprikot”.

Practical Tax Seminar

Issue 61, October 2013.
The Third “General Changes in Ukrainian Tax Legislation” Practical Tax Seminar took place in Lviv on September 27th.