Upcoming Lviv

ONUKA in Lviv

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv’s Malevich Concert Arena & Night Club will host one of Ukraine’s hottest rock groups – ONUKA – in concert on May 30th. The band was formed in 2013 when Eugene Filatov (aka The Maneken) partnered with NataZhyzhchenko, the former vocalist of Ukraine’s Tomato Jaws. In Ukrainian, Onuka means ‘granddaughter’. It is a tribute to Zhyzhchenko’s grandfather and renowned folk-instrument maker, Oleksandr Shlionchyk.

Okean Elzy World Tour Comes Home

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv’s-own OkeanElzy (aka Elza’sOcean, or simply OE) is the most successful rock band to come out of Eastern Europe and the CIS since the fall of the Soviet Union. The group has sold over one million CDs in Ukraine and Russia alone. Formed in Lviv in 1994, they released their first full album in 1998 and won Breakthrough of the Year and Best Song for their hit ‘Where There is No Us’ at the 1999 Taurus Games festival. They were named the Best Rock Act at the 2007 FUZZ Magazine Music Awards and more recently were rightly named the Best Ukrainian Group of the Last 20 Years at the Yearly Ukrainian National Awards (YUNA).

Electronic Music Guru ATB in Lviv

Issue 101, May 2017.
Attention clubbing connoisseurs! Only a few international artists have succeeded in making such a lasting name on the international dance scene that the man headlining Lviv’s June 3rd concert at Arena Lviv – ATB. Also known as Andre Tanneberger, he is a German DJ, musician, and producer of trance music best known for his smash hit 9PM (Til I Come).

Kosmoviziya Children’s Festival

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv’s Art Palace is the place to be from June 1-4 as it hosts the Kosmoviziya Children’s Festival: Superheroes and Books Nebula. This cultural celebration is not just for children, the family-friendly atmosphere will extend the joy of learning to parents and adults as well. The festival hopes to encourage learning and self-education from a young age to help raise a generation of leaders, scholars, and professionals that will contribute to the development of their societies. Kozmoviziya includes plenty of educational and cultural activities aimed at popularising the reading of children’s books and the development of their publishing. Activities include presentations from children’s book publishing houses, literary quests, meetings with writers, film screenings, sports activities, book competitions, charity events and, of course, a large book fair.

Street Food Fest

Issue 101, May 2017.
Around the world, street food is one of the biggest, most loved, and most unstructured culinary phenomenon. Slowly but surely the street food boom arrived in Ukraine. Lviv’s second Street Food Fest presents Leopolitan foodies and guests of the city with the hottest street food trends, new local and international food trucks, and will introduce some of the cities hottest alternative chefs. If you’re into food that is tasty, honest, and simple, make sure you don’t miss out on this event as it’s an opportunity to discover a variety of interesting street foods in one place and to learn how to make a business out of your passion for food.

Profit Day Employment Fair

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv’s Reikartz Dworzec Hotel will play host to the Profit Day employment fair on May 27th for people searching to find new opportunities and future employment in the highly promising IT area – and for the companies looking to hire them! Educational institutions will also introduce themselves to eventgoers, including admission requirements and specialty courses. Companies will make presentations, conduct seminars, provide workshops and trainings, and look through applicants’ CVs. The hope is that many young Leopolitans can learn more about the different professions or even find a job!

Ukrainian Folk Dancers to Amaze Lviv

Issue 101, May 2017.
Ukraine’s iconic P. Virsky National Folk Dance Ensemble will stop in Lviv on May 29 as they wow audiences across Ukraine on their Spring 2017 national tour. The Kyiv-based world-famous folk dance company is renowned for its innovative approach to the art form. Formed in 1937 by PavloVirsky and MykolaBolotov, the group was guided by its eponymous founder until his death in 1975. Since 1980, the company’s artistic direction has been in the talented hands of MyroslavVantukh, one of Virsky’s disciples and a man that shares his ambition to create dances that embrace historical Ukrainian dance traditions while at the same time being modern and innovative.

Bukovel Sprint Triathlon Cup

Issue 101, May 2017.
The beautiful Bukovel Resort in the Carpathian Mountains will play host to the Bukovel Sprint Triathlon Cup, a multi-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines, on May 27th. While many variations of the sport exist today, the triathlon in its most popular form involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete to finish the course in the fastest time, including timed ‘transitions’ between the different components.

Lviv Media Forum

Issue 101, May 2017.
With the main theme of “Searching for New Algorithms, Media in the Post-Truth Era”, the Lviv Media Forum (LMF) will offer a hectic 3-day programme packed with speeches and other interesting events. This year’s LMF, the forum’s fifth, will attract more than 800 journalists, bloggers, experts, analysts, media managers, and students. The forum will be divided into thematic streams including: Investigations, Business Journalism, Media Management, Digital Journalism, Reporting, Storytelling, Cultural Journalism, and Regional Media. As always, LMF will feature the Freedom Lecture and the OleksandrKryvenko Award ceremony. Other events include the screening of Hanna Polak’s Polish documentary ‘Something Better to Come’, a panel discussion on integrating the occupied territories into the Ukrainian media landscape, a minority rights panel, a data journalism workshop by TEXTY.ORG.UA, and a presentation of the ‘Mediadriver’ online tutorial.

LvivKlezFest International Jewish Music Festival

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv will host the ninth annual LvivKlezFest international celebration of Klezmer music from May 15 – June 4. The Western Ukrainian capital is known as one of the country’s most important and beautiful cultural centres. The city hosts over 100 festivals annually and LvivKlezFest is one of the most unique and well-established. The festival isn’t just about Yiddish and Jewish music, song, and dance – it’s an encounter of languages, styles, cultures, creativity, and good vibes. On one hand, the festival represents an attempt to recreate the Jewish musical culture that was lost during the Holocaust as well as to revive that part of the Galician multicultural capital. On the other, the festival attracts and unites tourists from all over the world, confirming Lviv’s reputation as “the city of all cultures and peoples”. Symbolically, all musicians are of Ukrainian origin. For example, Polina Shepherd is a direct descendant of famed Ukrainian philosopher Hrihory Skovoroda.