Upcoming Lviv

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.

Annual Gorgany Race 2011, June 11-12, Carpathian Mountains

Issue 35, May 2011.
The annual Gorgany Race is an adventurous undertaking in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains which combines several endurance disciplines: orienteering, running, trekking, mountain biking, rope activities.

‘Nuance’ fashion contest, June 1-3, venue to be confirmed

Issue 35, May 2011.
This year for the second time Lviv will host the ‘Nuance’ contest. This international fashion design project by Myroslava & Orysia Zubachyk is designed to promote young Ukrainian fashion designers.

Dzerkalo Mody exhibition (The Fashion Mirror), 8-10 June, Shuvar-Expo exhibition centre (4B, Khutorivka str.,)

Issue 35, May 2011.
Come and get your fill of the weird and the wonderful in the extravagant world of Ukrainian fashion at this annual extravaganza.

Cannes Lions Festival in Lviv, May 22, Rafinad People (2, Rudanskogo Str.) Beginning:18.00

Issue 35, May 2011.
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world's biggest celebration of creativity in communications. As the most prestigious international advertising awards, more than 24,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the festival.

Lviv Beer Festival, 10-12 June

Issue 35, May 2011.
The annual Lviv Beer Festival showcases the long Lviv tradition of brewing beer. A wide range of beers will be on offer to the general public while the city’s best beer pub will also be nominated as part of this year’s festivities.

Art School public project, May 17, 24, 31, Lviv Art Palace (15 Kopernika Str.)

Issue 35, May 2011.
The Art School project is a series of popular thematic lyceums presented at Lviv’s Art Palace throughout May. Each Tuesday at 19.00 art lovers are invited to enjoy art history readings as well as thematic discussions on modern art issues.

Alfa Jazz Fest 2011 international music festival, June 3-5, Rynok Square, Muzeina Square, Bohdan Khmelnytsky Park of Culture and Leisure (Vytovskogo Street)

Issue 35, May 2011.
A host of world famous jazzmen from America are bound for Lviv and this debut Alfa Jazz Fest, which is already being considered an important open-air addition to the East Europe jazz scene and one of the most ambitious new music festivals to arrive in Ukraine since the onset of crisis conditions ahead of the 2009 festival season.

4th Wiz-Art International Festival, 26-29 May, Lviv Palace of Arts (17 Kopernika Street)

Issue 35, May 2011.
Hipster alert! For four days this May Lviv will host one of the city’s biggest annual alternative kino happenings for what will be the fourth consecutive year.