Upcoming Lviv

Traditional Folksy Christmas in Lviv!

Issue 19, December 2009.
Christmas and New Year festive season, events across town and throughout Lviv Oblast As one of the great historic crossroads between the Orthodox and Catholic worlds, Lviv has always been a little corner of Europe where Christmas is celebrated with particular gusto and brotherly love. The adherence to two separate religious calendars which marks the city’s legendary inter-faith plurality means that Leopolitans get to celebrate Christmas from mid-December until well beyond the Julian calendar nostalgia of Old New Year on January 14, making it the longest holiday period in an annual Lviv calendar which is already generously attired with feast days and extended breaks.

SALUS FOUNDATION presents culinary show contest “Taste of Life” dedicated “World ANTI AIDS Day”

Issue 18, November 2009.
On November 30, Lviv’s College of Restaurant services and tourism (Pulyja str., 36) will host culinary contest “Taste of Life” dedicated to World fight against AIDS.

Lviv UEFA Cup Bid Continues

Issue 18, November 2009.
Karpaty Lviv vs. Illychivets Mariupol, Ukraina Stadium, 28 November, kick-off at 19.00 West Ukraine is seriously under-represented in the Ukrainian Premier League, with just two sides west of the Dnipro River...

French Cultural Treat est Arrive!

Issue 18, November 2009.
Grand opening of new Alliance Francaise Foundation premises in Lviv featuring exhibition of the works of French painter Andre Jolivet, 23 November – 19 December, Lviv Art Gallery (Stefanyka Str. 3) This month sees an art exhibition of flowery French charm in Lviv as the global efforts of the Francaise Foundation to promote Gallic language and culture expands in the capital of West Ukraine with a new and improved centre at 18a Ogienka Street.

Chilling at Lviv’s Annual Winter Jazz Fest

Issue 18, November 2009.
The 9th annual ‘Jazz Bez’ Lviv international Jazz Festival, December 4-13. At venues across town including Lviv Philharmonic Theatre (Chaykovskoho Str., 7), National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Maria Zankovecka (L. Ukrainka Str., 1) and JazzClub.Lviv.(Kvartyra 35 at Virmenska Str. 35)

New Luxury Retail Complex Opening in the City Centre!

Issue 18, November 2009.
New Luxury Retail Complex Opening in the City Centre! Grand opening of Opera Passage Shopping Gallery, 11 December, 27 Svobody Avenue. Lviv will receive a glamorous early Christmas present this year with the opening of a new shopping gallery in the city centre which will raise the bar considerably on the West Ukrainian luxury consumer market.

Outdoor ice-skating

Issue 18, November 2009.
Lviv outdoor ice-skating rink opens, End of November, Rynok Square, close to the City Council Hall. Lviv’s annual city centre ice-skating focus returns this November and promises to bring its particular brand of timeless cheer to Lviv Old Town throughout the festive season.

World famous musician at Lviv's "JazzBez"

Issue 18, November 2009.
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD. He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.

Tuneful melodies and inflammatory dances of Hungarian soul

Issue 17, October 2009.
For the first time in Lviv, on October 24th Lviv Philharmonic Theatre will host Hungarian rock-opera “On falcon’s wings” . Spectacular event, will present to Lvivites the best selection of Hungarian rock and folk music, skillfully performed by actors and dancers of theatre “ Mandala”.

Short films galore as Wiz-Art returns

Issue 17, October 2009.
“Screening 69” season of short films featuring the very best from this year’s Wiz-Art festival offerings, Each Thursday throughout October from 19.00, Conference Hall, Lviv Art Palace (Kopernika Street 17).