Upcoming Lviv

Double Performance for Christmas

Issue 96, December 2016.
Lviv’s wonderful Opera & Ballet Theatre is your home of Christmas-themed events this holiday season and one of the most anticipated is the return of Ukraine’s beloved a capella group Pikkardiyska Tertsia (PT), who will be performing hits from their many legendary albums on January 9th. Delighting audiences since the heady early days of Ukrainian independence, PT has developed their own inimitable music and performance style, and their unique blend of vocals continue to attract fans with each new concert.

Get in the Spirit with the Lviv Christmas Fair

Issue 96, December 2016.
Christmas markets are one of the most important parts of the festive magic of any Ukrainian city, and Lviv’s Christmas market is known to be one of the country’s finest. The market lights up the city, attracting Leopolitans and tourists alike to the ambiance of a true ‘winter wonderland’ setting. Lviv’s city centre – both Rynok Square and Svobody Ave. in front of the Opera & Ballet Theatre – will once again host the festivities, this year from December 10 – January 22.

Tango Remolino DJ Festival

Issue 96, December 2016.
Lviv’s swanky Hotel Dnister will host a series of tango-flavoured events at the annual Tango Remolino festival for 11 days over the holidays. Remolino is all about enjoying every moment, whether it be on or off the dance floor, but the dancing is expected to take centre stage. Highlights will include a series of day and night ‘milongas’, featuring some of the most accomplished DJs in Europe, including: Norway’s Birger Haugdal, Portugal’s Carlos Cabral, France’s Vincent El Ghouzzi, the Netherlands’ Alejandro Vicente-Grabovetsky, and Poland’s Marcin Blazejewski.

White Christmas at Lviv’s Opera

Issue 96, December 2016.
This merry musical treat will offer partied-out Leopolitans and guests of the city the chance to unwind and enjoy the delights of the Christmas fairy tale just like they did as children. The White Christmas show will see Leopolitan charmers Oksana Karayim and Pavlo Ilnytskyi sample over 30 of Frank Sinatra’s favourite holiday hits.

Christmas Stories with Tina Karol

Issue 96, December 2016.
Tina Karol – one of Ukraine’s most popular singers and entertainers – is bringing her festive holiday program featuring a mix of Christmas classics and her favourite songs to Lviv’s wonderful Opera & Ballet Theatre on January 3rd and 4th.

‘New Year at the Opera’ with Oleksandr Bozhyk

Issue 96, December 2016.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will have the opportunity to enjoy a special holiday concert on the stage of Lviv’s beautiful Opera & Ballet Theatre on January 2nd by violin virtuoso Oleksandr Bozhyk. A native Leopolitan, Bozhyk is a popular violinist and composer and is known for winning several international and national contests, including season 2 of Ukraine Has Talent!

Remembering Kvitka Cisyk

Issue 96, December 2016.
A special charity gala concert honouring the incredible Kvitka Cisyk will take place at Lviv’s magnificent Opera & Ballet Theatre on December 20th. Cisyk was born in the USA to a family of Ukrainian emigrants. She studied at the New York Conservatory, where she mastered vocal technique and perfected her voice. Never forgetting her roots, she recorded two albums of Ukrainian songs: Kvitka, Songs of Ukraine; and Kvitka Two Colors.

GameDev Conference

Issue 96, December 2016.
The Lemberg Tech Business School is pleased to present the 6th annual conference for game developers – GameDev Conference 2017 – on January 21st. The event promises to bring together 500 participants to learn more about an industry that entertains over 300 million people around the world each month.

Christmas in Lviv!

Issue 96, December 2016.
The season of good will returns to Lviv again this year accompanied by a festive atmosphere, magical candlelight, and evocative scents. Take in the romantic sights and sounds of Lviv’s many local Christmas markets and get ready to bask in the pleasure of the delightful Christmas season! Christmas in Lviv offers Leopolitans and guests of the city many interesting events to take part in, including the Blaze of the Christmas Star festival.

Shakhtar to Tackle Turkish Side Konyaspor

Issue 95, November 2016.
Already having secured advancement to the Europa League playoffs, Lviv’s adopted football team – Shakhtar Donetsk – returns to Europa League action for a tilt with Turkish team Konyaspor. Sporting a perfect record after four Group Stage games – including having yet to concede a single goal at Arena Lviv – the men in orange and black are set to host the Turkish side that has managed just a single draw in their four Group Stage games.