Upcoming Lviv

Khrystyna Soloviy’s “Zhyva Voda”

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv’s wonderful Opera & Ballet Theatre will host a concert by Ukrainian folk singer Khrystyna Soloviy on February 21st. Born in Drohobych to a family of choral conductors, Soloviy moved to Lviv and headed the Lemkovyna choir for three years.

‘Lviv Cup’ and ‘Fabulous Lviv’ Dog Shows

Issue 97, January 2017.
Man’s best friend will be loving the attention on the February 4-5 weekend as more than 100 pampered and groomed dogs will compete in the annual ‘Lviv Cup 2017’ and ‘Fabulous Lviv’ dog shows. The first day will see the Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Akita and American Akita, Welsh Corgi, and Pembroke breeds take centre stage, while day two will feature Siberian Huskies, Central Asian Shepherd Dogs, the Bouledogue Francais, and the Jack Russell Terriers.

TIK’s ‘EURO’ Concert

Issue 97, January 2017.
Ukrainian folk band TIK will bring their national tour to Lviv for a jolly show at the city’s circus on February 7th. TIK goes all the way back to 2005 when then-history student Viktor Broniuk (vocals, accordion) and music student Denys Repey (bass guitar) met in Vinnytsia. They named the band TIK after the Ukrainian phrase “Tverezist I Kultura” (Sobriety and Culture).

Vitaly Mansky’s ‘Close Relations’

Issue 97, January 2017.
Vitaly Mansky’s new documentary ‘Close Relations’, where he personally investigates his family’s Ukrainian roots (or lack thereof) and discovers the definition of national identity, will premiere in Lviv on January 29th at Planeta Kino cinema. What is national identity – a passport or bloodlines? What happens when an army rolls up into your city and you suddenly live in another country?

Ukrainian Business Marathon

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv’s first Ukrainian Business Marathon will bring together over 100 owners, managers, and freelancers from across Ukraine to the Arena Lviv conference hall on February 18-19. The event will focus on topics relevant to small businesses and the service industry and will provide information and ideas for the easy implementation of current capital projects (and how to get them), available small business grants, navigating HR trends, and finding success in a changing economy.

Dakha Brakha Brings “Ethnic Chaos” to Lviv

Issue 97, January 2017.
The centre of Western Ukraine’s art scene – Lviv’s iconic Opera & Ballet Theatre – is set to host Kyiv’s popular Dakha Brakha foursome on February 22nd. The four ethnic music artists were all part of Dakh – a popular experimental theatre in Kyiv – when the group formed in 2004. The unique group name comes from the old Ukrainian language and means give/take.

Gaitana’s Strange Love

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv’s festive centre of the holiday season – the Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre – will host a grand concert by the sensual and provocative vocalist Gaitana on February 13th. The artist of Ukrainian and Congolese descent began charming audiences in 2003 with her versatile personality and graceful mastery of voice.

Kyiv Modern Ballet Coming to Lviv

Issue 97, January 2017.
Leopolitan ballet fans and guests of the city are sure to be excited when the Kyiv Modern Ballet brings their latest shows ‘The Long Christmas Dinner’ and ‘Women in D Minor’ to the stage at Lviv’s luxurious Opera & Ballet Theatre on January 30th.

Ski Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Issue 96, December 2016.
The Bukovel Ski Resort is Ukraine’s largest and most popular ski resort. It is designed based on European resorts with modern hotels, spas, and restaurants. There are good roads, convenient elevators and lifts, and a well-developed infrastructure around the resort and from December to late April there remains a good snow cover as well. Even if the weather does let you down, the site’s numerous snow guns and snowcats will come to the rescue. Today, Bukovel sports 50 km of slopes of all difficulty levels, with the longest run being 2106 metres. While it may be the youngest of Ukraine’s major ski resorts, there is little doubt that the Bukovel Ski Resort is the country’s finest, boasting plenty of exciting competitions and contests all season.

Oksana Mukha Spends Christmas “Unplugged”

Issue 96, December 2016.
Lviv’s-own talented Oksana Mukha invites Leopolitans and guests of the city to her “Unplugged” Christmas concert at Lviv’s magical Lviv Philharmonic Theatre on January 22nd. This festive concert event will feature old-time folk songs, seasonal carols, and other holiday favourites. Mukha was born in Lviv and studied at the city’s Solomiya Krushelnitska music school.