Upcoming Lviv

April’s funny treat from Lviv’s “Arthouse”

Issue 23, April 2010.
In April restaurant -club “Atmosfera” will host film screenings of best examples of world cinematography! As April starts with April Fools day, it was decided to dedicate film program to comedies with sparkling humour, which will charge Lvivites and guests of the city with tons of positive emotions!

Pop impresario finally arrives on Lviv stage

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv Philharmonic Society Theatre will host unique event at the start of the early May holiday season – a rare live performance from alternative music maestro and theatrical innovator Sergej Babkin. The talented and intriguing Mr. Babkin is best known as the founder and leader of 5nizza”, but as well as making waves in the Ukrainian pop world he has successfully carved a parallel career on stage as one of leading actors at Kharkiv’s “Theatre 19”, where he also composes and performs his music. This Lviv show will allow West Ukrainian fans a glimpse of his latest theatrical stage show, which promises to offer up mixtures of jazz, blues and a variety of the world’s most romantic folk music influences.

Dzyga Jazz Quartet anniversary concert (within the framework of the ‘Flugery Lvova’ international jazz festival) Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall (7 Chaikovskoho Str,) 4 May from 19.00. Festival to run 1-3 May in the inner courtyard of Lviv City Council.

Issue 23, April 2010.
One of the highlights of this year’s annual ‘Flugery Lvova’ international jazz festival will be a gala concert in honour of the elder statesmen of Lviv jazz, the celebrated Dzyga Jazz Quartet. The four men behind this singular Lviv jazz institution (Volodymyr Kit, Arkadiy Orekhov, Velentyn Uchanin and Andriy Nasolskiy) will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their fruitful collaboration and many of group’s fans will be eager to show their appreciation at this headlining affair.

World famous Flamenco star Maria Serrano in Lviv, National Opera and Ballet House (28 Svobody Ave.) 02 May from 19.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
The art of flamenco dancing may have originated thousands of miles away in the dusty hill towns of medieval Spain and the opulent villas of the Hispanic New World, but the sheer glamour and raw passion of this most demonstrative of dances has always proved a big hit with Ukrainian audiences.

Museum Night, 15-16 May, museums throughout Lviv

Issue 23, April 2010.
Since its founding years in the thirteenth century Lviv has always been a city full of fascinating artifacts which have washed up at the crossroads of the Catholic, Orthodox and Middle Eastern worlds. So it comes as no surprise that Lviv has always been a city of museums where relics are honoured and revered.

Laura Martirosyan presents Armenian Jazz with her ‘Lela Brazil Project’, Picasso Club (88 Zelena Street), 27 April

Issue 23, April 2010.
The recent series of jazz evenings at Picasso continues with this concert by the ‘Lela Brazil Project’ jazz band led by Armenia diva Laura Martirosyan. This talented young singer and composer has won a host of international awards (and plenty of admirers) but she remains a student at Kyiv’s prestigious Musical Institute.

Potap and Nastya Kamenskih in concert, Lviv Circus (83 Horodotska Street) 23 April from 19.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Ukraine’s most famous R’n’B duo Potap and Nastya Kamenskih will offer up a selection of old favourites and new tracks at this gala Lviv concert. The duo first shot to popularity in 2005 with a string of raunchy hits that played on the latent sexual chemistry between bling merchant and gangsta rapper Potap and the lusciously busty Nastya, culminating in their mega-hit ‘Ne Para’.

“Scandalous Workshop” free and democratic photo exhibition, 20 Zaliznychna Str., 3 May

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv is a city which demands to be photographed and unsurprisingly it has long been a centre of amateur photography. The advent of digital technologies has added to this trend, and fans of Lviv photography can now meet kindred spirits at this month’s free photo exhibition, which is being organized by the "5 х 5" photo club and Primus art Gallery. All photographers are welcome.

French Spring season of cultural events with a French flavour, Throughout April at participating venues across Lviv

Issue 23, April 2010.
This year’s annual French Spring season of French cultural happenings in Lviv is bigger than ever. Highlights include the April 14-18 daily screenings of French kino at Lviv Kinopalace (9 Kopernika Str.), while fans of French performance arts can enjoy a rare treat with the 20 April performance of the French circus troupe ‘Baroque’ at the Lviv Theatre for Children and Youth (11 Hnatyuka Str.). Meanwhile, throughout April the Lviv Museum of Ethnography and Crafts (15 Svobody Ave.) will be hosting a bright exhibition of poster art by Alfons Mucha.

Mister Lviv 2010 grand final, Millennium Nightclub (2 Chornovola Avenue) 2 May from 20.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv is famed for its beautiful ladies, but to show that the city is in no way sexist in its attitudes to beauty contests, every year sees a new Mr. Lviv crowned. As well as their natural beauty, male contestants will be tested for their charm, talent and wit in what is traditionally a fun and tongue-in-cheek event.