Upcoming Lviv

Europa League: Zorya Luhansk to Host Atletico Bilbao

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv’s adopted footballers from the East, Zorya Luhansk, will welcome Spanish outfit Atletico Bilbao to Arena Lviv on 7 December in the final game of Europa League Group J qualifying.

Lviv Mini Maker Fair

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv’s sparkling new Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky Centre will play host on 25 November to the Lviv Mini Maker Fair, a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new and unique, the Maker Fair is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts – crafters, educators, tinkerers, engineers, science clubs, and artists.

The ‘High Castle’ Autumn Art Salon

Issue 106, November 2017.
Art lovers are spoiled for choice in Lviv. With a number of historical and up-and-coming districts bursting at the seams with independent galleries and established museums, the Western Ukrainian capital is home to some of the most progressive and high-quality cultural organizations in Ukraine – as well as a number of unique and artsy restaurants.

Garmyder Festival

Issue 106, November 2017.
Rain or shine, you’ll be able to find fresh local produce, artisan foods, and the area’s finest arts and crafts at the Garmyder Festival at Lviv’s Shuvar-Expo exhibition centre from 9-10 December. With a wide range of stalls selling an array of colourful and tempting locally-produced food and drink, and hand-crafted goods, there is sure to be something for everyone!

Compassfest ‘17

Issue 106, November 2017.
Compassfest ’17 – a new travel conference organized by the Ukrainian Lviv Media Forum and the Polish media project Outriders, with the support of the Lviv Travel Club – will take place in the Western Ukrainian capital on 18 November.

Jazz Bez is Back!

Issue 106, November 2017.
Each December, Lviv lights up with the sound of jazz, as an international array of talented musicians converge on the Western Ukrainian capital for Jazz Bez. Lviv’s annual Jazz Bez festival is among the biggest in Eastern Europe, as it opens up new horizons each year and unites music lovers from around the world.

Legendary Mashina Vremeni Returns to Lviv!

Issue 106, November 2017.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will be treated to a concert from the legendary Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine) on 22 November. Kind of like Russia’s Rolling Stones, Mashina Vremeni is the oldest and most famous Russian rock group, continually performing since their formation in 1969. They were the first to sing rock in Russian and popularized the music in the Soviet Union. Their song ‘Povorot’ (The Turn) topped the very first Soviet chart in 1979, while their 1984 hit ‘Muzyka Pod Snegom’ (Music Under the Snow) topped the chart for a whopping 17 months! Under perestroika, when the group was permitted to sell LPs, they sold over 18 million copies. They also started Russia’s first independent music label – Sintez Records.

Les Podervianskyi in Lviv

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club hotspot is pleased to present Ukrainian poet, playwright, and performer Les Podervianskyi, whose witty performances are sure to both challenge and delight Leopolitans and guests of the city, on 12 December.

Lviv’s Pikkardijska Tercia Celebrates 25 Years!

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv’s magnificent Opera & Ballet Theatre will host two very special concerts by Ukraine’s most famous a capella ensemble – Pikkardijska Tercia – on 3 December. Hailing from Lviv, this group of six very talented singers are celebrating their 25th anniversary with two shows for their hometown fans. Pikkardijska Tercia is as unique as its name, which translates to ‘Picardian Chord’. Originally a quartet when they formed in 1992, the group originally sang ancient and folk Ukrainian songs. The quartet grew to a sextet that amassed an enviable repertoire of more than 300 classical, liturgical, folk, and original songs. The group has released 15 albums, including its latest, Lety (Fly), just last month.

Desire: An Album of Passion, Pain, and Lust

Issue 106, November 2017.
With a brand new set-list based on their latest album ‘Desire’, the Manchester-based duo Hurts will perform at Lviv’s SKA Velotrack on 22 November. Formed in 2009 by singer Theo Hutchcraft and multi-instrumentalist Adam Anderson, this British synthpop duo have fallen in love with Ukraine, and Lviv in particular. They released their fourth studio album in late September and have enjoyed heavy radio play for their first single ‘Beautiful Ones’.