Upcoming Lviv

Lviv Wedding Festival 2017

Issue 98, February 2017.
The Lviv Wedding Festival is Western Ukraine’s largest and most established wedding show. The event features wedding specialists, thousands of dresses, entertaining dance shows, various workshops, contests, and feature sessions.

Evenings of French Cinema 2017

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv’s love affair with all things French continues this January as the Evenings of French Cinema 2017 Festival returns to the city for a 12th time thanks to Arthouse Traffic, the French Institute in Ukraine, and Credit Agricole Bank.

S.K.A.Y. Coming Back to Lviv

Issue 97, January 2017.
On February 18th Ukrainian rockers S.K.A.Y. will present their newly-released fifth album New Life (Nove Zhyttya) with a live concert at Lviv’s !FESTrepublic Club as part of their national tour. The rockers from Ternopil formed back in 2001 and made a name for the band by playing in popular music festivals such as Perlyny Sezonu and Chervona Ruta.

Khrystyna Soloviy’s “Zhyva Voda”

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv’s wonderful Opera & Ballet Theatre will host a concert by Ukrainian folk singer Khrystyna Soloviy on February 21st. Born in Drohobych to a family of choral conductors, Soloviy moved to Lviv and headed the Lemkovyna choir for three years.

‘Lviv Cup’ and ‘Fabulous Lviv’ Dog Shows

Issue 97, January 2017.
Man’s best friend will be loving the attention on the February 4-5 weekend as more than 100 pampered and groomed dogs will compete in the annual ‘Lviv Cup 2017’ and ‘Fabulous Lviv’ dog shows. The first day will see the Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Akita and American Akita, Welsh Corgi, and Pembroke breeds take centre stage, while day two will feature Siberian Huskies, Central Asian Shepherd Dogs, the Bouledogue Francais, and the Jack Russell Terriers.

TIK’s ‘EURO’ Concert

Issue 97, January 2017.
Ukrainian folk band TIK will bring their national tour to Lviv for a jolly show at the city’s circus on February 7th. TIK goes all the way back to 2005 when then-history student Viktor Broniuk (vocals, accordion) and music student Denys Repey (bass guitar) met in Vinnytsia. They named the band TIK after the Ukrainian phrase “Tverezist I Kultura” (Sobriety and Culture).

Vitaly Mansky’s ‘Close Relations’

Issue 97, January 2017.
Vitaly Mansky’s new documentary ‘Close Relations’, where he personally investigates his family’s Ukrainian roots (or lack thereof) and discovers the definition of national identity, will premiere in Lviv on January 29th at Planeta Kino cinema. What is national identity – a passport or bloodlines? What happens when an army rolls up into your city and you suddenly live in another country?

Ukrainian Business Marathon

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv’s first Ukrainian Business Marathon will bring together over 100 owners, managers, and freelancers from across Ukraine to the Arena Lviv conference hall on February 18-19. The event will focus on topics relevant to small businesses and the service industry and will provide information and ideas for the easy implementation of current capital projects (and how to get them), available small business grants, navigating HR trends, and finding success in a changing economy.

Dakha Brakha Brings “Ethnic Chaos” to Lviv

Issue 97, January 2017.
The centre of Western Ukraine’s art scene – Lviv’s iconic Opera & Ballet Theatre – is set to host Kyiv’s popular Dakha Brakha foursome on February 22nd. The four ethnic music artists were all part of Dakh – a popular experimental theatre in Kyiv – when the group formed in 2004. The unique group name comes from the old Ukrainian language and means give/take.

Gaitana’s Strange Love

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv’s festive centre of the holiday season – the Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre – will host a grand concert by the sensual and provocative vocalist Gaitana on February 13th. The artist of Ukrainian and Congolese descent began charming audiences in 2003 with her versatile personality and graceful mastery of voice.