Upcoming Lviv

Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival

Issue 100, April 2017.
Lviv’s chic !FESTrepublic Club will play host to the Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival from April 27-29. The event will feature a conference and brewing workshops by successful craft brewers from Ukraine and around Europe. There will also be craft beer tastings, a street food fair, a vinyl market from some of Ukraine’s leading shops and collectors, a cycle polo competition, 3D-mapping on murals, and performances by Ukrainian musicians in several genres – country, rock, swing, and lindy-hop.

BG Symphonia in Lviv

Issue 100, April 2017.
Lviv’s wonderful Opera & Ballet Theatre will be the scene for the special musical delight of BG Symphonia, featuring the revered Boris Grebenshchikov, on May 16th. His success and fame – especially the lasting popularity of his band Aquarium (1972-present) – have earned him the moniker “The Grandfather of Russian Rock”. Grebenshchikov, alongside Milos Jelic of Lviv super-group Okean Elzy, joined the BG Symphonia on a Ukrainian national tour last November. Every concert sold out and organisers decided to add an additional two dates in Kyiv and at Lviv’s Opera & Ballet Theatre.

Flugery Lvova Jazz & Music Festival!

Issue 100, April 2017.
Over the past 15 years, the Flugery Lvova Jazz & Music Festival has become sort of a Lviv trademark. The ever-growing event provides the stage for jazz bands of all kinds – from beginner to world-class. More than 280 groups have appeared on its stage over the years and the festival has developed its own traditions and customs.

Lviv City Day

Issue 100, April 2017.
Where can you feel alive, exhilarated, and entertained all at the same time? Why, only in Lviv – and especially during the Lviv City Day celebrations! The heart of Western Ukraine comes alive at the beginning of May each year as Lviv comes to life to celebrate its City Day. With a diverse and exciting range of events and activities to ignite national pride and unity, Lviv City Day encourages a sense of community.

Eurovision Comes to Ukraine

Issue 100, April 2017.
Over 230 million eyes from around the world will focus on Ukraine next month as the Eurovision Song Contest rolls into Kyiv from May 9 – 13. Ukraine won the right to host the event after Jamala won last year’s contest in Sweden with her haunting “1944”, about the Stalin-era deportation of Tatars from Crimea.

Easter Egg Festival

Issue 99, March 2017.
Every year, Leopolitans and guests of the city come from near and far to gaze at one of the nation’s cultural wonders. They surely leave in awe of the miracle they have witnessed and wonder – which came first, Easter or the Ukrainian Easter Egg? Organisers of the annual Easter Egg festival have cracked the answer just in time for Easter and welcome everyone to explore the art, symbolism, and joy of creating pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Eggs. From April 1-23 festivalgoers will have the chance to see beautifully-adorned eggs and learn about the centuries-old art form at a variety of workshops.

Bukovel Kids Cup

Issue 99, March 2017.
Bukovel – Ukraine’s largest and most popular ski resort – will host the biggest and best-attended junior alpine ski competition in Ukraine, the Bukovel Kids Cup, from March 24-26. Bukovel has supported the Kids Cup for the last few years, actively contributing to alpine ski development in Ukraine.

Symphonic Pearls of Vienna

Issue 99, March 2017.
Lviv has always prided itself as being one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan classical music centres and in recent years this reputation has increasingly attracted more quality performers. A case in point is the Symphonic Pearls of Vienna concert that will take place at Lviv’s S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall on April 8th. The musical language of the Viennese classics is characterised by a well-defined form and clarity of harmonic structures and instrumentation. And who but the Vienna Conservatory graduate Georg Kugi, a person who cherishes and practices traditions of the Viennese classical school, can convey the true idea of his outstanding countrymen, depicting history in music. Works of this period are a central part of every classical musician’s education. Mozart and Haydn’s immortal music is its own universe and, while founded on classicist ideals, is still being explored over 200 years after it was written. Each performance brings a new interpretation.

Miss Lviv 2017 Casting

Issue 99, March 2017.
Lviv’s fashionable Glory Café will be the place where dozens of Lviv region’s most attractive young women will gather on March 3rd for the casting of the Miss Lviv 2017 beauty pageant.

Lviv Fashion Week – Autumn / Winter 2017

Issue 99, March 2017.
The Lviv Fashion Week (LFW) Autumn / Winter 2017 edition is all set to roll its red carpet into town from March 23-26. This glamorous event will be mainly hosted at the Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, as well as locations throughout the city. The event will feature some of Ukraine’s most renowned designers, including: Vozianov, Marta Wachholz, Lesia Semi, Oskana Piekna, and Couture de Fleur.