Upcoming Lviv

Model Gliders World Championships

Issue 103, July 2017.
The 2017 FAI F3K Model Glider World Championships is coming to a flying field near Lviv from 23-29 July. Leopolitan aviation lovers and guests of the city are welcome to attend this spectacular event that will include breathtaking glider flights and plenty of entertaining outdoor activities. A radio-controlled glider is a type of aircraft that normally doesn’t have any form of propulsion. They are able to sustain continuous flight by exploiting the lift produced by slopes and thermals and are controlled remotely from the ground with a transmitter. They can be constructed from a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, polymer foams, and composites, and can vary in wing loading from very light to relatively heavy, depending on their intended use.

Boykivsky Festyny Ethno-Fest

Issue 103, July 2017.
The sixth Boykivsky Festyny Ethno-Festival – held only once every five years (!) – will take place in the Turka region of Lviv oblast from 2-6 August. The Boykos are an ethnic group of Ukrainian highlanders that live along the slopes in the middle of the Carpathian Mountains in the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Transcarpathian oblasts.

World Federation of Ukrainian Lemko Unions Congress

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv will play host to the World Federation of Ukrainian Lemko Unions Congress from 24-26 August. The event will see the congress take place at Lviv Regional Council in conjunction with a formal reception as part of the third ‘Homin Lemkivshcyny’ regional festival of Lemko culture in the village of Zymna Voda just outside Lviv. The Lemkos are an ethnic subgroup of Ukrainians inhabiting a stretch of the Carpathian Mountains known as Lemkivshchyna. Ukraine has signed – but not honoured – the Copenhagen agreement granting self-identified Lemkos minority rights status in Ukraine. This differs from neighbouring Slovakia, which identifies Lemkos as a subgroup of Ruthenians, an East Slavic minority distinct from Ukrainians.

The Musical Delights of Lyudkevych Fest

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv – the Ukrainian festival capital – will host a new musical festival called Lyudkevych Fest from 8-17 September. Dedicated to famed Ukrainian composer, teacher, and musical activist Stanyslav Lyudkevych, the festival will be held at 10 locations and feature 30 artists from across the country at 20 extraordinary musical events. Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city won’t want to miss out on the concerts, workshops, roundtable discussions, or educational excursions that the festival will also have to offer.

Music festival as spectacular summer vacation

Issue 103, July 2017.
Here comes the hot and sizzling July and August – the perfect time for vacations and holidays! People are looking for interesting spots to visit, to see something new and unusual. Beach and seaside resorts are too popular in summer, making it difficult and expensive to make reservations. Instead, Lviv Today encourages you to take a different vacation this summer, one full of rich experiences. Besides all the marvelous places in Ukraine that are certainly worth a visit, you can also visit one of our many nation-wide famous festivals. Ukraine may not be the main destination for foreign music fans, but it offers some very interesting options for mid-range music festivals. Choose whichever of the following it to your liking and, whatever you decide to do, enjoy your summer vacations!

‘Show Promise’ Exhibition

Issue 102, June 2017.
The Lviv Art Palace will be home to the Zenko Foundation’s ‘Show Promise’ exhibition beginning from 13 June. The show aims to erase the borders between reality and fiction, and to show that despite all the disturbances, the only constant thing is that human nature strives for a better future. The instability and collapse of plans and relationships that knock our feet out from under us opens more space for the immaterial – faith, nihilism, doubts, hopes, fears. In search for support in this shaky and unpredictable place is art – one of the most reliable and accurate instruments to serve as both a reflection of the past and an explorer of the future. Without laying the route along the strait, comfortable, predictable path, in art one can define the reference points.

Masters-Bet Eurofanz 2017

Issue 102, June 2017.
The Eurofanz festival for football fans from all over Europe – aka Masters- Bet Eurofanz 2017 – will return to Lviv for the 11th straight year from 29 June to 2 July. With 24 different teams from across the continent competing, Masters-Bet Eurofanz 2017 will be the largest event of its type in Europe.

Lviv IT Jazz Conference

Issue 102, June 2017.
Representatives of major IT, investment, and business companies will gather in Lviv on 23 June for the IT Jazz Conference, an annual event that focuses on the trending topics in the tech industry. Surrounded by a unique atmosphere of jazz music, the one-day conference is a great networking platform and opens a whole range of new business opportunities to entrepreneurs and investors.

Picasso Nightclub Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Issue 102, June 2017.
When Lviv’s hopping Picasso Club opened up in 1997, it’s hard to believe the city’s nightlife scene was quiet and even shadowy. Lviv has changed so much since then, and the city’s nightlife scene has matured and diversified. Against the odds, the Picasso Club has been able to keep up with the changing times. Today, Picasso is one of Lviv’s hottest nightclubs with huge crowds every night of the week. With great drink specials, a massive sound system, stylish décor inspired by its eponymous Spanish artist, and friendly staff, it’s easy to see why.

K&K Philharmoniker Jubilee Concert

Issue 102, June 2017.
Ukrainian-Austrian symphonic orchestra K&K Philharmoniker invites Leopolitan musical lovers and guests of the city to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the group with a special jubilee concert at the S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall on 29 June. Under the bouncing baton of charismatic conductor Mathhias Kendlinger, the show will feature Mozart’s The Magical Flute, a philosophical opera about the utopian world of goodness and wisdom and dark and light forces.