Upcoming Lviv

Easter Egg Festival

Issue 99, March 2017.
Every year, Leopolitans and guests of the city come from near and far to gaze at one of the nation’s cultural wonders. They surely leave in awe of the miracle they have witnessed and wonder – which came first, Easter or the Ukrainian Easter Egg? Organisers of the annual Easter Egg festival have cracked the answer just in time for Easter and welcome everyone to explore the art, symbolism, and joy of creating pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Eggs. From April 1-23 festivalgoers will have the chance to see beautifully-adorned eggs and learn about the centuries-old art form at a variety of workshops.

Bukovel Kids Cup

Issue 99, March 2017.
Bukovel – Ukraine’s largest and most popular ski resort – will host the biggest and best-attended junior alpine ski competition in Ukraine, the Bukovel Kids Cup, from March 24-26. Bukovel has supported the Kids Cup for the last few years, actively contributing to alpine ski development in Ukraine.

Symphonic Pearls of Vienna

Issue 99, March 2017.
Lviv has always prided itself as being one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan classical music centres and in recent years this reputation has increasingly attracted more quality performers. A case in point is the Symphonic Pearls of Vienna concert that will take place at Lviv’s S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall on April 8th. The musical language of the Viennese classics is characterised by a well-defined form and clarity of harmonic structures and instrumentation. And who but the Vienna Conservatory graduate Georg Kugi, a person who cherishes and practices traditions of the Viennese classical school, can convey the true idea of his outstanding countrymen, depicting history in music. Works of this period are a central part of every classical musician’s education. Mozart and Haydn’s immortal music is its own universe and, while founded on classicist ideals, is still being explored over 200 years after it was written. Each performance brings a new interpretation.

Miss Lviv 2017 Casting

Issue 99, March 2017.
Lviv’s fashionable Glory Café will be the place where dozens of Lviv region’s most attractive young women will gather on March 3rd for the casting of the Miss Lviv 2017 beauty pageant.

Lviv Fashion Week – Autumn / Winter 2017

Issue 99, March 2017.
The Lviv Fashion Week (LFW) Autumn / Winter 2017 edition is all set to roll its red carpet into town from March 23-26. This glamorous event will be mainly hosted at the Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, as well as locations throughout the city. The event will feature some of Ukraine’s most renowned designers, including: Vozianov, Marta Wachholz, Lesia Semi, Oskana Piekna, and Couture de Fleur.

French Spring 2017

Issue 99, March 2017.
This year the colourful and rich events of French Spring 2017 return to Lviv at the end of March and brighten up venues across the city until April 29th. This outstanding and eventful festival is organised by the Embassy of France in coordination with the Alliance Francaise French Cultural Centre. This year’s French Spring has a full programme that includes conferences, workshops, literary readings, photo exhibitions, theatre performances, film screenings, and concerts.

A Tribute to Czech Cinematography

Issue 99, March 2017.
Dzyga, Lviv’s centre of culture and art, will delight Leopolitan cinema lovers and guests of the city as they bring Czech Thursdays – a retrospective of the best films of Czech cinema – to the city beginning March 30th. The Czech Republic has produced generations of wonderful screenwriters, directors, and actors. Czech films have not only won many prestigious prizes at international film festivals, but have also won film’s highest honour – the Oscar – several times.

Celebrate International Francophonie Day!

Issue 99, March 2017.
While the word ‘Francophonie’ may sound like the name of a knock-off Gothic novel monster, it’s actually a term that refers to the diverse regions worldwide where people speak French. Spoken by 274 million people around the world, French is second only to English as the official language of most countries – 33 to be exact. It was French writer Onesime Reclus that first termed the term ‘Francophonie’ in the late 1880s, in reference to the global population of French speakers. An international Francophonie agency was established in 1970 to promote the language. Today, the International Organisation of La Francophonie continues to advocate for the unique linguistic and humanist value of the French language across the globe.

First Galician Ball Charity Event

Issue 99, March 2017.
The ballroom at Lviv’s House of Scientists will play host to a very special charity event – the First Galician Ball – on March 21st. The event is set to showcase an entertaining program highlighted with a live performance by Lviv National Opera soloist Oleh Lykhach and an Argentinian tango show and workshop by the masters at Barrio de Palermo dance school.

‘March Cats’ Erotic Art Festival

Issue 99, March 2017.
Since the ‘March Cats’ festival first launched in 2006, it has become tremendously popular among Ukrainians and participants and guests from Poland, Lithuania, and Belarus. The ‘March Cats’ Erotic Art Festival is an experience quite unlike any other festival or gallery you have likely ever attended. Over the course of three days, a curated selection of some of the finest erotic art modern artists have to offer will be on display in the city’s galleries, awaiting your perusal and enjoyment. Visitors are invited to view the art and other daily entertainments – from poetry readings to pantomime and acrobatic displays.