Upcoming Lviv

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.

‘Field of Songs’ folk music festival, Lviv Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1 Chernecha Hora Street), 16 May

Issue 23, April 2010.
Oral traditions and folk music have always played a central role in Ukrainian culture, and nowhere is this more true that in the agricultural communities of rural West Ukraine, where many of the Ukrainian nation’s most ancient traditions have remained safe throughout centuries of foreign rule and oppression.

Flower Ball, Lviv House of Scientists (6 Lystopadovogo Chyny) 24 April from 18.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Billed as ‘the most exquisite event on the spring Lviv social calendar’, the annual Flower Ball is a fun and sophisticated entrée to the summer high season that offers a taste of Lviv’s classical roots and a touch of imperial grandeur.

Timati in concert, Millennium Nightclub (2 Chornovola avenue) 9 May from 21.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Although he sounds like a brand of organic shampoo, Timati is actually Russia’s leading hop hop practitioner and all-round Bling Tsar. While not recording rap videos in speedboats on the French Riviera accompanied by and army of silicone supermodels and bucketfuls of gold and diamonds, the singer is also a major playboy figure and godfather of the Moscow clubbing scene - he also owns two clubs in the Russian capital and his own record label.

Bumboks in Concert, Sport Palace “Ukraine” (18 Melnyka Str.) 28 April from 19.30

Issue 23, April 2010.
In the past decade few Ukrainian acts have generated as much critical acclaim as Bumboks, the lyrical rap and hip hop trio who first appeared on the Kyiv music scenes in the heady days of late 2004. The group made a name for themselves as a result of Andriy Khlibniuk’s hauntingly poetic yet streetwise lyrics, performed to a dizzying array of funky and original musical accompaniments courtesy of guitarist Andriy Samoilo and master mixer Valentin Matyuk.

Batyar’s Day (“Rogue’s Day”), Rynok Square, 1 May from noon onwards

Issue 23, April 2010.
The concept of “Batyarstvo” (an idle and debauched style of living which might be considered close to the English concepts of roguery and caddishness) is part of Lviv folklore. The Batyars of Lviv are a very specific breed of man who pride themselves on having their own vocabulary, codes of honour and lifestyles.

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.