Issue 68, May 2014

Issue 68, May 2014

CHILDREN’S KINOFEST 2014

Issue 68, May 2014.
The Children’s KinoFest is an annual international festival of films geared towards children and teens. The event is scheduled to take place from May 29th to June 1st in 10 Ukrainian cities, including Lviv.

‘OKEAN ELZY: 20 YEARS TOGETHER’ COMING TO LVIV

Issue 68, May 2014.
Okean Elzy (aka Elza’s Ocean, or simply OE) is considered to be the most successful post-Soviet rock band in all of Eastern Europe and the CIS. The group has sold over one million CDs in Ukraine and Russia alone. The cult rock band was formed in Lviv back in 1994 and moved to Kyiv in 1998 to record their first full album.

S.K.A.Y. IN CONCERT

Issue 68, May 2014.
Ukrainian rock band S.K.A.Y. will present their newly-released fourth album “Edge of Sky” (Kray Neba) with a live concert at the ‘Ukraine’ Sport Palace on June 8th at 19:00. The band from Ternopil will present their new album as part of a national tour that also sees the group stop in Donetsk, Poltava, Kharkiv, Chernivtsi, Odessa, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Kyiv.

‘ALFA JAZZ FEST ‘14’ INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Issue 68, May 2014.
Renowned jazz musicians from around the world will converge on Lviv for the Alfa Jazz Fest international music festival from June 12-15. This world-class event is already recognized as the single most important and interesting open-air event in Eastern Europe and the most ambitious music festival in Ukraine.

ANI LORAK IN CONCERT

Issue 68, May 2014.
Ukrainian celebrity Ani Lorak, following a brief hiatus as wife and mother, returns to her singer, songwriter, and actress roots as she embarks on a tour of Ukraine including at stop at the iconic Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre on June 2nd.

LVIV E-COMMERCE FORUM

Issue 68, May 2014.
Lviv’s annual E-Commerce Forum, which brings together business owners, internet entrepreneurs, web-studio representatives, sales representatives, start-ups, and IT specialists, is set to be held at the Ukrainian Catholic University on May 31st.

LVIV’S “DZERKALO MODY” (FASHION MIRROR) BEAUTY EXHIBITION

Issue 68, May 2014.
This year’s one-of-a-kind ‘Dzerkalo Mody’ regional beauty exhibition will take place at the Lviv Art Palace from June 5th-7th. This festival, being held in Lviv for the sixth time, highlights the latest trends and techniques in hairdressing, make-up, beauty therapy, and cosmetology.

‘LORDS OF THE SOUND’ IN LVIV

Issue 68, May 2014.
The ‘Lords of the Sound’ Symphony Orchestra will be touring Ukraine this spring and performing in several Western Ukrainian cities including Lviv. The “Kinohits” concert program brings the best of popular cinematic symphonic soundtracks to Leopolitan music fans.

‘VARYATY’ FESTIVE CONCERTS

Issue 68, May 2014.
In honour of their 4th anniversary, for two nights only – on May 29th & 30th – Lviv’s ‘Picasso’ nightclub is pleased to bring you two festive concerts from the comedy show ‘Varyaty’. For four year now this comedy show has been presenting new concert programmes every month – sometimes even several times a month.

UKRAINE – CANADA BUSINESS FORUM

Issue 68, May 2014.
The Ukraine-Canada Business Forum, jointly hosted by the Lviv Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Lviv Regional State Administration, the Lviv City Council, and the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce under the auspices of the governments of the provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan and Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Troy Lulashnyk, will be held in Lviv from March 12-14.

Urban Workshop Returns in June

Issue 68, May 2014.
This June, Lviv will see an interesting cultural initiative return – the Ukrainian-German Joint Project “Municipal Development & Rehabilitation of Lviv’s Old City”. Having already been hosted for several years already, the project – which goes under the name of “Urban Workshop” – gets an enormous amount of attention and appreciation by Leopolitans and their guests.

APRIL-MAY SPORTS DIGEST

Issue 68, May 2014.
Follow up the latest results for FC “Karpaty, get update on Lviv’s women’s handball team Halychyna-Lviv successes, learn more about 10th European Nations Cup (ENC) Division 1B rugby championship, Bodybuilding: Ukraine Cup in Lviv alongside with more sport news.

Lviv’s “Green Treasure”

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Discover the High Castle, one of city’s beautiful parks and extremely popular leisure destination Lviv citizens.

Lviv Citizens Recognized by Polish President

Issue 68, May 2014.
On April 30, 2014 within project “Cultural dialogue: Ukraine-Poland-Azerbaijan” the Royal Palace in Lublin hosted special musical delight – concert by recognized pianist and composer Fahrada Badalbeyli (Azerbaijan), who together with Academic Youth symphonic orchestra «INSO-Lviv» (conductor Fahraddin Kerimov), performed compositions by I. J. Paderewski, M. Skoryk, Kara Karaev, Uzeir Gadzhybekov, Fikret Amirov and Elmira Nazirova (Azerbaijan).

French Spring Festival in Lviv

Issue 68, May 2014.
Lviv’s traditional French Spring Festival was held from March 31 – May 17, allowing Leopolitans to experience the best in French cinema, music, literature, and gourmet food. Some of the highlights of the festival included the ‘Stars Between the Earth and Sky’ exhibition that featured photos of Air France, the ‘Sunday Away from the City’ excursion that featured goat cheese tasting at Dmytrovychy cheese factory in the Mostycka District of the Lviv Region, and the ‘French Gala Dinner’ prepared by the Head Chef of the Leopolis Hotel.

“Shevchenko REAL” Poster Exhibition in Lviv

Issue 68, May 2014.
As part of the festive program to celebrate Lviv’s City Day, as well as part of the cultural celebrations to honour the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s birth, a special exhibition of original and colourful posters was arranged in the city’s centre.

Lviv’s Spring Business Forum

Issue 68, May 2014.
Lviv’s long-established Spring Business Forum was held on April 25th with the event this year dedicated to the theme of “Challenges for Ukraine: The Fight for European Integration”. Key issues addressed by the discussion panels at the event included: analyzing the evolving infrastructure of the Ukrainian economy (including investment approaches, priorities, and sources for financing); examining the current real estate and real estate development markets; and evaluating the investment perspectives of eight Western Ukrainian regions.

Ovation for P. Virsky Dance Ensemble

Issue 68, May 2014.
Ukraine’s iconic P.Virsky National Folk Dance Ensemble brought there spectacular “All the World Applauds” show to the Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre on April 28th. Part of their national concert tour, the group also visited the Western Ukrainian cities of Lutsk, Uzhgorod, Rivne, Ternopil, Chernivtsi, and Ivano-Frankivsk.

Miss Lviv 2014

Issue 68, May 2014.
On May 07, 2014 Lviv’s opulent Opera & Ballet Theatre hosted the grand finale of the “Miss Lviv 2014” beauty contest. The annual contest draws prominent businessmen, politicians, media representatives, fashion designers, and other celebrities to watch as Lviv’s finest ladies compete for the title of ‘Miss Lviv 2014’ and a chance to represent the region at the national ‘Miss Ukraine’ contest.

XIII Lviv Fashion Week

Issue 68, May 2014.
During May 07-11, 2014, Lviv hosted the 13th season of Lviv Fashion Week. This year the event was held in new and unexpected location - Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. For five days fashion interested Lvivites and guests of the city were appraising numerous collections of leading Ukrainian and foreign designers – Olena Dats’, Olesia Hryn, Marta Wachholz, Mykytyuk&Yatsentyuk, NOVANA Studio, GOLDA VYNOGRADSKAYA, DOMANOFF, Ivanna Yukhymchuk (Lutsk), Lidya Yanitska (Ternopil), Tetyana Kalita and brand “Risych”, winners of SABOTAGE fashion contest.

"Who Needs VKontakte? Ukraine Launches Own Social Media Site"

Issue 68, May 2014.
Take Your time to get acquainted with the new, Ukrainian-backed social media website, which is expected to become alternative to Russian-owned social media giants Vkontakte and Odnoklasnyky.