Upcoming Lviv

‘Show Promise’ Exhibition

Issue 102, June 2017.
The Lviv Art Palace will be home to the Zenko Foundation’s ‘Show Promise’ exhibition beginning from 13 June. The show aims to erase the borders between reality and fiction, and to show that despite all the disturbances, the only constant thing is that human nature strives for a better future. The instability and collapse of plans and relationships that knock our feet out from under us opens more space for the immaterial – faith, nihilism, doubts, hopes, fears. In search for support in this shaky and unpredictable place is art – one of the most reliable and accurate instruments to serve as both a reflection of the past and an explorer of the future. Without laying the route along the strait, comfortable, predictable path, in art one can define the reference points.

Masters-Bet Eurofanz 2017

Issue 102, June 2017.
The Eurofanz festival for football fans from all over Europe – aka Masters- Bet Eurofanz 2017 – will return to Lviv for the 11th straight year from 29 June to 2 July. With 24 different teams from across the continent competing, Masters-Bet Eurofanz 2017 will be the largest event of its type in Europe.

Lviv IT Jazz Conference

Issue 102, June 2017.
Representatives of major IT, investment, and business companies will gather in Lviv on 23 June for the IT Jazz Conference, an annual event that focuses on the trending topics in the tech industry. Surrounded by a unique atmosphere of jazz music, the one-day conference is a great networking platform and opens a whole range of new business opportunities to entrepreneurs and investors.

Picasso Nightclub Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Issue 102, June 2017.
When Lviv’s hopping Picasso Club opened up in 1997, it’s hard to believe the city’s nightlife scene was quiet and even shadowy. Lviv has changed so much since then, and the city’s nightlife scene has matured and diversified. Against the odds, the Picasso Club has been able to keep up with the changing times. Today, Picasso is one of Lviv’s hottest nightclubs with huge crowds every night of the week. With great drink specials, a massive sound system, stylish décor inspired by its eponymous Spanish artist, and friendly staff, it’s easy to see why.

K&K Philharmoniker Jubilee Concert

Issue 102, June 2017.
Ukrainian-Austrian symphonic orchestra K&K Philharmoniker invites Leopolitan musical lovers and guests of the city to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the group with a special jubilee concert at the S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall on 29 June. Under the bouncing baton of charismatic conductor Mathhias Kendlinger, the show will feature Mozart’s The Magical Flute, a philosophical opera about the utopian world of goodness and wisdom and dark and light forces.

Italian Cinema Week

Issue 102, June 2017.
Italian Cinema Week kicks off in Lviv – and across Ukraine – on 22 June. The program features films that participated in the prestigious Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Tokyo film festivals. Classic Italian films from the 1970s were quite popular in Ukraine at the time and organisers hope to introduce Ukrainian audiences to modern Italian cinema in order to continue the tradition of cultural exchange between the two nations.

Alfa Jazz Fest ‘17

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s Alfa Jazz Fest is an international open-air jazz festival and one of the biggest festivals on Lviv’s cultural calendar. Each June since 2011, world class musicians coverge on three stages in Lviv’s downtown area to perform in front of over 40,000 Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city. The Eddie Rosner main stage, where tickets are required, is located at the B. Khmelnytsky Culture Park, while free stages are located in the city’s historic district (Potocki Palace Square) and city centre (Rynok Square).

Lviv on a Plate Art Exhibition

Issue 102, June 2017.
Decorative plates are a common travel souvenir all around the world. While plates are normally used for eating, some are actually created for decorative purposes. You can mount them on your wall or place them on a stand to display the beautiful artwork at your own home or office.

Global Music Day

Issue 102, June 2017.
The Fête de la Musique, AKA ‘the worldwide celebration of music’, is an annual music festival that takes place each 21 June in cities around the world. Created back in 1982 by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang, the event has become an international phenomenon, celebrated in more than 740 cities in 116 countries around the world – including Ukraine.

Ukrainian Streetball League Championship

Issue 102, June 2017.
Streetball, or street basketball, is a variation of basketball featuring significantly less formal structure and enforcement of the game’s rules and typically played on outdoor courts. This allows players to better display their individual talents. Considered an extension of hip-hop culture, streetball can even refer to other urban sports played on asphalt. It is particularly popular in larger cities, with some organising streetball programs similar to midnight basketball programs.