Upcoming Lviv

Los Vivancos Coming to Lviv

Issue 93, September 2016.
Los Vivancos is bringing their biggest-ever production, AETERNUM – a show that sees a mix of flamenco, metal, martial arts, and live symphony music set to outlandish costuming, garish lighting, and an elaborate set – to Lviv’s Opera & Ballet Theatre on October 13th. The show is certainly not your traditional Sevillanas or Rumba; by working with some of musical theatre’s biggest producers, including Cirque du Soleil, it’s Flamenco on a bigger, grander, more acrobatic and modern scale.

Liqueurs Competition

Issue 93, September 2016.
A new competition for homemade fruit liqueurs will take place in Lviv on September 18th. The event featuring these popular alcoholic aperitifs – known to have their origins right here in Galicia – will be hosted, appropriately, at Lviv’s Museum of Ideas.

Viennese Classics with K&K Philharmoniker

Issue 93, September 2016.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city should mark October 12th on their calendars as they will have the opportunity to be delighted by an evening of ‘Viennese Classics’ featuring Austrian conductor Maximillian Kendlinger.

Shakhtar Face Familiar Foe in Europa League Action at Arena Lviv

Issue 93, September 2016.
Lviv’s adopted football stars of Shakhtar Donetsk are pleased to welcome back Portuguese giants Braga in Europa League Group H qualifying action at Arena Lviv on September 29th. After finishing 2nd to Dynamo Kyiv in last season’s Ukrainian Premier League, the “Miners” gained automatic qualification to the Europa League’s playoff round where they dispatched Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir 4:1 on aggregate.

Project Runday

Issue 93, September 2016.
Healthy lifestyle-minded Leopolitans and guests of the city will be delighted about the new health & fitness initiative recently launched in Lviv and Kyiv nicknamed Project Runday. The concept is simple: people gather for free, 5 km runs every Saturday through Stryiskyi Park in Lviv and Trukhaniv Island in Kyiv. Runners can participate in any race without registration and all running times are posted online. Project Runday was inspired by a British movement known as “parkrun”, which began in 2014 when 13 runners met in Bushy Park, Teddington. Since then the movement has grown into an international family of nearly 2 million registered members and volunteers.

Jazz Koktebel Festival

Issue 92, July 2016.
The popular holiday destination of Chernomorsk town at Odesa Region is this year’s host for the chic Jazz Koktebel Festival from August 25-28. From its roots as a private initiative of founder Dmitriy Kiselev back in 2003, Koktebel has become a huge movement that greatly influences the world of European jazz music. Traditionally held in the Crimean region, the festival was forced to move to the Odesa region in 2014 after Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea.

Etnovyr International Folklore Festival

Issue 92, July 2016.
The Etnovyr international folklore festival, organised by the CIOFF (Organisations of Folklore & Traditional Arts Festivals) a couple of years ago, has become a triumphal success in presenting Leopolitans and guests of the city folkloric groups from around the world. This year the event will feature colourful performances from foreign ensembles, spectacular marching parades through central Lviv, national cuisine presentations, workshops on singing and dancing, and plenty more!

Respublica Festival

Issue 92, July 2016.
Respbulica is a modern street art festival in all of its manifestations: music, photography, dance, graffiti – it has it all. The main idea of the festival is to popularise public activism and volunteering by transforming depressed city districts step-by-step into museums of social and territorial art. Five stages featuring some of Ukraine’s finest singers as well as some amazing foreign acts will be situated right next to the wonderful historic fortress (c. 14th Century) of Kamianets-Podilskyi. The festival programme also features the best street artists decorating abandoned buildings in both the older and newer districts of the city.

World Space Model Championships Coming to Lviv!

Issue 92, July 2016.
The FAI World Space Models Championship will be held in Ukraine this year for the first time – namely in the Lviv region from August 22-30. Leopolitans and guests of the city are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event that includes breathtaking rocket launches, hands-on activities for children, and other fun outdoor activities. The Championship will take place in the Village of Velykyi Doroshiv near the Western Ukrainian capital of Lviv. Over 100,000 square metres will be divided into several zones for the competition, including a launch area, a guest area, and an exhibit zone. The event is set to welcome more than 300 competitors from 20 teams and 20 countries from all around the world, including Canada, the USA, China, and Japan. The ‘out-of-this-world’ event is set to feature over 1000 spectacular rocket launches!

Lviv to Host World Strongest Team Championship

Issue 92, July 2016.
Leopolitan sports enthusiasts and guests of the city need to mark July 17th on their calendars as some of the world’s strongest men will gather for the World Strongest Team Championship. Sixteen teams of muscle-bound competitors from around the globe will battle for the title of “World’s Strongest Nation” right here in our own Arena Lviv. Ukraine will be represented by the enormous duo of Oleksandr Lashyn and Lviv’s-own Volodomyr Reksha.