Upcoming Lviv

A Tribute to Czech Cinematography

Issue 99, March 2017.
Dzyga, Lviv’s centre of culture and art, will delight Leopolitan cinema lovers and guests of the city as they bring Czech Thursdays – a retrospective of the best films of Czech cinema – to the city beginning March 30th. The Czech Republic has produced generations of wonderful screenwriters, directors, and actors. Czech films have not only won many prestigious prizes at international film festivals, but have also won film’s highest honour – the Oscar – several times.

Celebrate International Francophonie Day!

Issue 99, March 2017.
While the word ‘Francophonie’ may sound like the name of a knock-off Gothic novel monster, it’s actually a term that refers to the diverse regions worldwide where people speak French. Spoken by 274 million people around the world, French is second only to English as the official language of most countries – 33 to be exact. It was French writer Onesime Reclus that first termed the term ‘Francophonie’ in the late 1880s, in reference to the global population of French speakers. An international Francophonie agency was established in 1970 to promote the language. Today, the International Organisation of La Francophonie continues to advocate for the unique linguistic and humanist value of the French language across the globe.

First Galician Ball Charity Event

Issue 99, March 2017.
The ballroom at Lviv’s House of Scientists will play host to a very special charity event – the First Galician Ball – on March 21st. The event is set to showcase an entertaining program highlighted with a live performance by Lviv National Opera soloist Oleh Lykhach and an Argentinian tango show and workshop by the masters at Barrio de Palermo dance school.

‘March Cats’ Erotic Art Festival

Issue 99, March 2017.
Since the ‘March Cats’ festival first launched in 2006, it has become tremendously popular among Ukrainians and participants and guests from Poland, Lithuania, and Belarus. The ‘March Cats’ Erotic Art Festival is an experience quite unlike any other festival or gallery you have likely ever attended. Over the course of three days, a curated selection of some of the finest erotic art modern artists have to offer will be on display in the city’s galleries, awaiting your perusal and enjoyment. Visitors are invited to view the art and other daily entertainments – from poetry readings to pantomime and acrobatic displays.

Andrei Gavrilov at Lviv’s Opera

Issue 99, March 2017.
Lviv’s spectacular Opera & Ballet Theatre will play host to a special musical delight on April 13th – a piano concert by internationally acclaimed pianist Andrei Gavrilov. The brilliant pianist came to the public’s attention back in 1974 when he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and he’s been playing to great acclaim ever since.

Engineering Job Fair

Issue 99, March 2017.
Lviv’s Polytechnic University is all set to host the 10th annual Engineering Job Fair (EJF) on April 5-6. Organised by the BEST student organisation, the event will draw 20 companies from the IT, electronics, auditing, education, and engineering fields to present their companies and speak about job openings. The EJF gives companies an opportunity to represent themselves while giving students the chance to discover career possibilities and even find their first job. The event acts as a face-to-face platform for communication between students and companies.

Higher Education 2017 Exhibition

Issue 99, March 2017.
Do you know someone that is looking at going to university next year? Then the Higher Education 2017 Expo is just for you! Western Ukrainian students are invited to the Lviv Art Palace on March 24-25 to meet with over 100 higher education institutions from around the world, as well as many of Ukraine’s own reputable universities and specialised colleges.

Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Issue 98, February 2017.
The distance between Ukraine and Australia is nearly 13,000 km, but thanks to the efforts of the Australian Embassy in Ukraine (supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade) and the National Museum of Australia, it seems a lot closer with events like ‘Old Masters’ – Australia’s Great Bark Artists Exhibition. After a highly successful opening in Kyiv, the Australian Embassy is proud to bring the exhibition to Leopolitan art lovers and guests of the city. The official opening takes place on February 17th at the Dzyga Gallery.

The Witty Humour of Les Poderviansky

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv’s Lesya Ukrainka Drama Theatre is pleased to present Ukrainian painter, poet, performer, and playwright Les Poderviansky for a witty performance of his epic plays that is sure to both challenge and delight Leopolitans and guests of the city on March 17th.

Google Hash Code 2017

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv’s very own StartUp Depot will play host to the Hash Code event, a team-based programming competition organised by Google, on February 23rd. Each round of the competition will see teams attempt to write a program to generate a solution for a problem provided to them.