Upcoming Lviv

Book Publishers Forum for Children, Lviv Art Palace (17 Kopernika Street) 29 April – 1 May

Issue 23, April 2010.
As the spiritual home of the modern Ukrainian language, Lviv has in the past two decades succeeded in carving out a useful niche for itself as the country’s alternative book publishing capital, playing host to many of the biggest Ukrainian book publishing events of the country’s annual literary calendar.

Electronic music guru ATB (Andre Tanneberger), Lemberg Exhibition Centre (2 Kukurudzyana Str.),

Issue 23, April 2010.
ttention clubbing connoisseurs! Only a few international artists succeed in having such a lasting effect on the international dance scene, and yet Lviv’s May headliner Andre Tanneberger has succeeded in presenting his individual spirit in all of his tracks while still remaining true to ATB.

Begin May with Lviv Days celebration! / Святкування Дня міста Львова

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv City Day celebrations, 8-10 May, events across town One of the few Soviet traditions to have been enthusiastically embraced in post-independence Lviv is the practice of having an annual City Day which allows local residents to teem out onto the streets and celebrate their home town. This event is so popular in today’s Lviv that officials from the City Council decided in recent years to extend the holiday from the usual one day to three entire days of festivities stretching over a balmy early May weekend. Highlights of this year’s Lviv City Day celebrations will include a colourful street carnival on May 9 which will include participants from local dance and theatrical troupes, knights on horseback, folk dance ensembles, fairytale carriages pulled by angels, giants on stilts and much more!

“Classika” by Sergej Babkin

Issue 23, April 2010.
On May 1, Lviv Philharmonic Society theatre will host unique event – the one and the only concert of Sergej Babkin in Western Ukraine. Talented and intriguing musician Sergej Babkin is recognized as founder and participant of group “5"nizza”, who successfully combines theatre career (Segej is one of leading actors of “Theatre 19”, Kharkiv ) composing and performing music.

Ukraine’s participant at Global Battle of the Bands

Issue 22, March 2010.
On March 26th, 2010, Lviv’s restaurant-club “Left bank” (28, Svobody avn.) will host concert of group “Gapochka” (Kiev). Concert is dedicated to the participation in finals of „The Global Battle Of the Bands” which will taleplace at the end of April in London.

Easter for Everybody!

Issue 22, March 2010.
Catholic and Orthodox Easter Sunday celebrations, April 4, events across town This year sees the religious calendars of the Catholic and Orthodox churches coincide on Easter Sunday. This shared date is particularly poignant in multidenominational Lviv, a city which has sat upon the crossroads of the Orthodox and Catholic worlds for centuries and which boasts a staggering array of churches and cathedrals serving the spiritual needs of both communities. With its echoes of the pagan past and associations with springtime fertility rites, Easter is always a major holiday in Lviv, and this year will be a double celebration which will also highlight the strength of sectarian solidarity in this cosmopolitan city.

Miss Lviv 2010

Issue 22, March 2010.
Miss Lviv 2010 finals, Lviv Opera House, 20 April from 19.00 Every year the Lviv glitterati comes together in early spring to crown the latest Miss Lviv and send her on her way to the grand final in Kyiv, where the leading beauties and bambis of the nation do battle for the top beauty title in Ukraine.

Gorgeous Georgian Jazz!

Issue 22, March 2010.
Nino Katamadze presents “The Red Line”, March 25 from 19.00, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre (28 Svobody Avenue) Georgian jazz legend Nino Katamadze is still only in the relatively early stages of her performing career but she has already achieved an astounding array of successes.

Festival of Fluorescence

Issue 22, March 2010.
‘Lviv Lumines’ 2nd Annual Fluorescent Art Festival, 22 March – 4 April, Lviv Art Palace, 17 Kopernika Street Lviv’s arts scene has always been vibrant and in recent year’s the city’s re-emergence on the East European cultural scene has been mirrored by the growth of the international art festival presence in and around the city.

Lviv chase Europa Cup

Issue 22, March 2010.
Karpaty Lviv vs Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian Premier League, 28 March at 18.00, Ukraina Stadium Lviv’s talisman side Karpaty go into this crucial clash with fellow Europa Cup qualification chasers Dnipro with the West Ukrainian side lying in 6th place, just outside the European berths. They are level on points with 4th placed Dnipro and will be looking to build on a formidable recent run of form which has seen the Lviv side win three of their last five games, including a vital home win over high-flying Metalist Kharkiv.