Upcoming Lviv

Smooth Jazz Artist Keiko Matsui

Issue 105, October 2017.
Japanese contemporary jazz icon Keiko Matsui will delight Leopolitan jazz lovers and guests of the city with one of her stunning live shows in Lviv on November 6. The star of Smooth Jazz radio started playing the piano at five years old and has released 22 albums since her first in 1987. Matsui’s music is powerful and introspective, blending both Western and Eastern musical influences.

Cheese & Wine Fest 2017

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s Art Palace is the place to be from October 20-22 if you want to celebrate the famous romance between cheese and wine. Many of Ukraine’s independent retailers from the cheese and wine world will be on hand in one of the most anticipated events in Lviv’s culinary calendar. Festivalgoers can sample delicious cheeses from local dairies and match cheeseboards and chutneys with delicious wines from regional vineyards.

HoReCa Festival-Show

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s Pivdenyi-EXPO exhibition centre will play host to the HoReCa show for the hospitality, hotel, and restaurant industries from 1-3 November. Organisers promise three days of unforgettable emotions, plunging attendees into a new world of possibilities, seminars, and presentations of brands and services.

Ukrainian Automotive Forum

Issue 105, October 2017.
The Leopolis Hall will play host to the Ukrainian Automotive Forum on October 31. A major focus of the forum will be the positive investment trend gathering momentum in Ukraine – major international automotive component manufacturers have been opening up production facilities in the country, primarily in Western Ukraine, to serve their customers just over the border in the EU. In addition, Ukraine’s domestic car, bus, and truck manufacturers are posting increased sales and production figures as economic growth gathers pace.Forum participants plan to formalize the emergence of the automotive components cluster at the event.

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.