Upcoming Lviv

One Day Shop Halloween Party

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s One Day Shop is the perfect place to shop for authentic souvenirs, designer clothes from up-and-coming Ukrainian brands, and to spend some quality time with your friends and family. The fair offers a large selection of Ukrainian brands to choose from, as well as an artisan food court where Leopolitans and guests of the city can find homemade jams, cupcakes, famous Lviv chocolate, and much more.

Alessandro Safina in Lviv

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s wonderful Opera & Ballet Theatre will host a concert of one of Italy’s most famous vocalists – Alessandro Safina – on 16 November. Possessing a commanding tenor voice that is equally at home singing both pop and opera, Safina often blurs the boundaries between the two. Born in 1963 in Sienna, Italy, he achieved fame with his biggest hit ‘Luna (Only You)’, from the soundtrack of Portuguese serial ‘O Clone (The Clone)’. He has collaborated with the likes of British soprano Sarah Brightman, American soprano Barbara Hendricks, Korean soprano Sumi Jo, pop star Elton John, and even movie star Ewan McGregor.

23rd German Film Festival

Issue 105, October 2017.
For over 20 years now, the German Film Festival has offered a unique insight into the world of film in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Much has happened over that time, but German cinema has kept up with the times by becoming more international and diverse. This development mirrors not only changes to the film medium, but also societal developments, which are popular themes for filmmakers.

Khrystyna Soloviy’s solo concert

Issue 105, October 2017.
Beautiful Ukrainian folk singer Khrystyna Soloviy will perform at Lviv’s iconic Opera & Ballet Theatre on 7 November. Born just outside the city in Drohobych to a family of choral conductors, Soloviy moved to Lviv and headed the Lemkovyna choir for three years. She also teamed with Okean Elzy frontman Svyatoslav Vakarchuk (also from Lviv) to reach the semifinals of Ukraine’s version of The Voice (Holos Krainy).

XVII Lviv International Economic Forum

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s 17th International Economic Forum (LIEF) – the driving force behind Ukraine’s “industrial revolution” – will take place in the Western Ukrainian capital from 26-27 October. The forum is a major international conference focused on the future of economic development. Held annually in Lviv, it’s not just for or about Ukraine, but an innovative platform that covers the global agenda.

Gianni Versace Exhibition by Alexandre Stefani

Issue 105, October 2017.
To mark the 20th anniversary of couturier Gianni Versace’s death, private collector Alexandre Stefani will present his carefully curated collection of Versace pieces as part of the Lviv Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2018 program. Versace was one of Italy’s most influential designers and to this day, his empire remains one of the most fascinating couture houses in the world. Versace acquired his unprecedented standing in the world of fashion thanks to his comprehensive knowledge of fabrics and the art of design he acquired while working as a buyer in his mother’s small family business. He became one of the world’s most renowned designers, creating fashion for stars like Naomi Campbell, Sting, and Michael Jackson in the 1980s and 1990s.

Lviv Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018

Issue 105, October 2017.
The Lviv Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 edition is set to roll out its red carpet from 26-29 October. Once again, this glamorous event will be hosted mainly at Lviv’s D. Halytskyi International Airport, while other events will be held at new locations, like the Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky Centre and the Machine Hall at Lviv Polytechnic National University. As always, the event will feature some of Ukraine’s most renowned designers, including Marta Wachholz, Vozianov, Oksana Mukha by Kateryna Yalova, Lesia Semi, Couture de Fleur, and Olena Dats. Roksolana Bogutska will host a special show at the Mirotel Resort & Spa in Truskavets on 4 November.

Boombox presents new EP album!

Issue 104, September 2017.
Boombox – one of Ukraine’s most popular groups – will perform in Lviv on 23 September as part of the release of their new album, Golyi Korol (Naked King). Their new EP album is comprised of six singles that will be performed at the concert alongside the band’s greatest hits from their first 10 years of performing. Boombox is known for wowing audiences with their passionate performances and energetic hits.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Issue 104, September 2017.
An extraordinary global event will take place from 29 September to 8 October when over 100,000 people in over 300 cities across six continents will gather in cinemas, galleries, museums, and cafes for one purpose – to view and vote on the finalists in the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. The event is a simultaneous celebration across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing audiences to select their favourites. Winners will be announced at ManhattanShort.com on 8 October.

Lviv Coffee Festival

Issue 104, September 2017.
The Lviv Coffee Festival returns for its 11th year! Delve into Lviv’s café culture with the city’s most beloved cafés and baristas from across Ukraine. Enjoy your cup of coffee in specially designed social spaces or book yourself into a workshop to learn more about Lviv’s favourite drink. Treat yourself to coffee shopping therapy while relaxing to renowned local musical acts. For coffee-fueled night owls and music lovers, live musicians and DJs will be entertaining crowds in the evenings near the Lviv’s wonderful Opera House.