Upcoming Lviv

Italian Cinema Week

Issue 102, June 2017.
Italian Cinema Week kicks off in Lviv – and across Ukraine – on 22 June. The program features films that participated in the prestigious Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Tokyo film festivals. Classic Italian films from the 1970s were quite popular in Ukraine at the time and organisers hope to introduce Ukrainian audiences to modern Italian cinema in order to continue the tradition of cultural exchange between the two nations.

Alfa Jazz Fest ‘17

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s Alfa Jazz Fest is an international open-air jazz festival and one of the biggest festivals on Lviv’s cultural calendar. Each June since 2011, world class musicians coverge on three stages in Lviv’s downtown area to perform in front of over 40,000 Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city. The Eddie Rosner main stage, where tickets are required, is located at the B. Khmelnytsky Culture Park, while free stages are located in the city’s historic district (Potocki Palace Square) and city centre (Rynok Square).

Lviv on a Plate Art Exhibition

Issue 102, June 2017.
Decorative plates are a common travel souvenir all around the world. While plates are normally used for eating, some are actually created for decorative purposes. You can mount them on your wall or place them on a stand to display the beautiful artwork at your own home or office.

Global Music Day

Issue 102, June 2017.
The Fête de la Musique, AKA ‘the worldwide celebration of music’, is an annual music festival that takes place each 21 June in cities around the world. Created back in 1982 by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang, the event has become an international phenomenon, celebrated in more than 740 cities in 116 countries around the world – including Ukraine.

Ukrainian Streetball League Championship

Issue 102, June 2017.
Streetball, or street basketball, is a variation of basketball featuring significantly less formal structure and enforcement of the game’s rules and typically played on outdoor courts. This allows players to better display their individual talents. Considered an extension of hip-hop culture, streetball can even refer to other urban sports played on asphalt. It is particularly popular in larger cities, with some organising streetball programs similar to midnight basketball programs.

“Night in Lviv” festival

Issue 102, June 2017.
It’s time again for Lviv’s museums to open their doors at night to Leopolitans and guests of the city as “Night in Lviv” festival returns to the Western Ukrainian capital from 14-16 July. Organisers promise the tours to be more interesting and exciting than ever!

CRUISE COLLECTION BY ROKSOLANA BOGUTSKA

Issue 101, May 2017.
On May 19th at 19.00 Lviv’s museum-cultural complex “Lvivarnya” will play host for the presentation of cruise collection 2017 by recognized Ukrainian designer Roksolana Bogutska. The fashion collection will feature colorful mix of modern trends and authentic Ukrainian ethno motifs.

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).