Upcoming Lviv

International Art Festival III «Fort.Missia» July 1 – 3, Popovychі village, near the Ukrainian-Polish border.

Issue 36, June 2011.
This border crossing will host the International Art Festival III - three days of reckless rock, colourful jazz, and philosophical installations, featuring jazz experiments, exhibitions, performances and master classes.

Festival of Authors’ Development Techniques

Issue 36, June 2011.
The second Festival of Authors’ Development Techniques - June 30-July 03, “Grand Resort” recreation complex (Basivka village, Pustomyty region, Lviv Oblast)

The 5th international football supporters’ fan-festival, “Silpo Eurofan-2011”. June 23-26

Issue 36, June 2011.
Encouraging a friendly atmosphere in football stadia is vital to a successful tournament, so building connections and respect between opposing fans will help prevent discord during the event.

“Acoustic evening” by B.G. June 27, Lviv Philharmonic Society Theatre (7, Chaykovskogo str., Lviv)

Issue 36, June 2011.
Boris Grebenshikov (B.G.) once said that, if someone was interested in playing with him, then the resulting band would be Aquarium. Aquarium have had diverse line-ups since 1972, so the history of B.G. and Aquarium reads like a history of Russian Rock & Roll

ArtPole 2011 International Festival 12-16 July, (Unizh village, Ivano-Frankivsk region)

Issue 36, June 2011.
ArtPole 2011 is a new addition to the Sheshory ethno fest, offering live performances, with master classes and challenging art-projects. Visitors will enjoy a creative laboratory featuring artistic studios, music and theatre stages, within a tented camp, with world class musicians on the main stage.

Karpaty Lviv vs Vorskla Poltava, Ukrainian Premier League, May 21 from 16.00, Ukraina Stadium

Issue 35, May 2011.
Lviv’s talisman side enters its final home game of the season guaranteed a warm reception from the club’s vocal home support having already secured qualification for next season’s Europa League competition for the second year in succession.

30th annual ‘Virtuosi’ International festival of academic music, Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall (7, Chaykovskogo Str.) May 13 –June 5

Issue 35, May 2011.
Ever since 1981 Lviv has hosted the Virtuosi festival, making it one of the longest-running festivals in the former Soviet Union. This jubilee festival will feature a total of 23 concerts featuring celebrated Ukrainian and international artists from Germany, America, Russia and Italy.

Lviv Tango Festival, 25-30 May, City Centre

Issue 35, May 2011.
For five days in late May Lviv’s ancient cobbled streets will play host to sultry and sensual tango beats as the city celebrates Latino dance culture with this popular annual festival.

Stare Misto Rock Fest, May 28, Ukraina Stadium

Issue 35, May 2011.
For the third year in a row this looks likely to be one of the biggest rock events on the annual Lviv calendar. Highlights include special guest of the festival Emir Kusturica and The No Sмoking Orchestra - a Yugoslavian garage rock band from Sarajevo which has a huge cult following in Lviv and throughout the former Soviet Union.

Конкурс «Містер Львів», 1 червня, львівська філармонія (вул. Чайковського, 7)

Issue 35, May 2011.
For years the beauty pageant scene was the sole preserve of Lviv’s lovely ladies, but they have had to share the glamorous limelight in the past three years with the city’s metrosexual males who have lined up to be crowned Mr. Lviv in a series of fun annual contests.