Upcoming Lviv

French Cinema Nights 2020

Issue 130, January 2020.
Lviv’s love affair with all things French is set to continue this February as Arthouse Traffic and the French Institute in Ukraine bring “Evenings of French Cinema 2020” back to our fine city. Get set for the biggest and best in French cinema from 2019, including: romance drama “Portrait de la jeune fille en feu” by Céline Sciamma, comedy drama “Hors norms” by Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano; fantasy “Zombie Child” by Bertrand Bonello; comedy “Notre Dame” by Valérie Donzelli and romantic comedy “Chambre 212” by Christophe Honoré.

Chinese New Year Festival” in Lviv

Issue 130, January 2020.
On January 25th, the International cultural organization “Lanhua Cultural-Research Centre of Ukraine and China” will present Leopolitans and gusts of the city with annual “Chinese New Year Festival” which will feature traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, dancing, singing, arts, crafts and much more.

Study Abroad Exhibition

Issue 130, January 2020.
Lviv’s Grand Hotel will host the Study Abroad Exhibition, where potential students and their parents can meet representatives from some of the leading colleges and universities in Canada, the USA, the UK, and across Europe, on 15 February.

The Stunning Pianism of Vadym Kholodenko

Issue 130, January 2020.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will have the fantastic opportunity to enjoy a concert by the wonderful Vadym Kholodenko – one of the most musically dynamic and technically-gifted pianists of our times. Born in Kyiv, Kholodenko is the first musician in his family.

Legendary Symphonies of the Universe II

Issue 130, January 2020.
The Lviv National Philharmonic Theatre will play host to Shlomo Mintz’s amazing Symphonies of the Universe II concert alongside the Kyiv Virtuosi Orchestra on 8 February. An Israeli virtuoso, violinist, and conductor, Mintz is considered one of the foremost violinists of our time. He is esteemed for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility, and commanding technique.

Legendary Boris Grebenshchikov Presents ‘Grass Doors’

Issue 130, January 2020.
Lviv’s Malevich Concert Arena hotspot will be hopping on 11 February when one of Russia’s true rock pioneers, Boris Grebenshikov (aka BG), brings his Aquarium band to the Western Ukrainian capital. Born in St. Petersburg in 1943, Grebenshikov is known as the founding father of Russian rock. Starting in the ‘70s with a Grateful Dead-like cult underground following, his prolific career has seen him dubbed alternatively as Russia’s Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie.

JavaDay Lviv

Issue 130, January 2020.
JavaDay Lviv is an annual, international conference focused on the Java ecosystem and technologies. The agenda features nearly 20 speakers from around the world – well-known Java professionals that will cover trends, hot topics, and cutting-edge technologies, like Full-stack Java, JVM Languages, Serverless, Machine Learning, Data Science, and more.

Druha Rika – Unplugged

Issue 130, January 2020.
Druha Rika – one of Ukraine’s most popular rock bands – is set to perform a special acoustic concert at Lviv’s beautiful Opera & Ballet Theatre on 10 February. Since forming in 1996, the band has released five studio and two compilation albums. Just like the British group they are often compared to – Depeche Mode – the band has changed its sound and style with the times.

Enchanting Jazz Kolo – Alegria

Issue 130, January 2020.
The Lviv Philharmonic Theatre will host a unique concert on 28 January as part of the Jazz Kolo festival. Jazz Kolo emerged in 2007 as a series of jazz concerts to support music improvisation in Ukraine. Featuring some of Ukraine’s finest musicians, it has already hosted over 70 concerts, released 15 DVDs and 16 CDs of original jazz music, compiled a 5-CD anthology of Ukrainian instrumental music, created over 140 TV programs about Ukrainian jazz, and brought together a large audience of intellectual music supporters.

Winter Enduro Challenge 2020

Issue 130, January 2020.
Struggling for motivation? Then the Winter Enduro Challenge 2020 challenge is the event to get you out on your motorbike this winter. While it’s tempting to use the off-season for a spot of sofa-lounging and chilling, it’s also a great time to lay the groundwork for some serious gains for next year!