Upcoming Lviv

Cosmopolitan’s High Heel Marathon

Issue 92, July 2016.
Perhaps Lviv’s most fabulous and fashionable event is set to take place on July 23rd as charming Leopolitan ladies are about to see who can best run a marathon in high heels. Of course, the lovely ladies will not be running the full 42 kilometres, but the 100 metres they do have to run might just feel like it as competitors may not run in heels less than 9 cm high!

Ukrainian-Canadian Rockers ‘Tut i Tam’ to Play in Lviv

Issue 92, July 2016.
The Ukrainian-Canadian rock band Tut i Tam (Here and There) – named after a popular children’s tale – are making two stops in Lviv on their 2016 Ukrainian tour. The band is set to play at the International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival – a one-time event being held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence – on July 16th at 20:00 and in Lviv’s picturesque Rynok Square, along with Burdon, on July 17th at 19:00.

Summer Music Colour Fest

Issue 91, June 2016.
Leopolitans and guests of the city are invited to come share the good music, dance, performance art – and, of course, colour – at the Summer Music Colour Fest on July 3rd. Lviv’s Bohdan Khmelnytsky Culture & Recreation Park will be turned into a playful battlefield as splashes of purple, pink, green, orange, and yellow-coloured dust will be thrown from one person to the next as they enjoy the festival’s lively spirit. The colour-throwing aspect is part of a Hindu tradition of throwing worries to the wind and embracing the new season through social harmony – a tradition that can be traced all the way back to the 16th Century through paintings and sculptures.

The International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival

Issue 91, June 2016.
Millions of Ukrainians living throughout the world maintain their connection to the motherland through the performing arts. From July 15-18, Lviv will host the International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival – a wonderful opportunity for Ukrainian dancers & performers from around the world to share their passion for Ukrainian dance with each other and others from all corners of the Earth. Throughout its history, the Ukrainian diaspora has greatly contributed – whether financially, ideologically, or emotionally – to the long-standing fight for Ukraine’s true independence. The festival aims to showcase the richness and diversity of Ukrainian dance, music, and song which is cherished by the Ukrainian diaspora across the globe.

Ternopil’s Faine Misto Music Festival Returns!

Issue 91, June 2016.
Music festivals are devoted to celebration and internal reflection – a place for people to live in a kind of alternate reality. Often held in natural settings, they encourage the expression of individuality through music, thought, and communication. Festivalgoers are bound by a common love of music and the ability to express their inner selves freely. Ternopil’s airport will serve as host for the return of the Faine Misto music festival – one of Ukraine’s newest and hippest summer music celebrations – from July 7-10.

Picasso Nightclub Turns 19!

Issue 91, June 2016.
Picasso Nightclub – one of Lviv’s hottest nightspots – turns the big ‘One-Nine’ on June 18th! Featuring a stylish décor inspired by the great Spanish artist, great drink specials, a massive sound system, and friendly and attentive staff – the club draws huge crowds every night of the week. To celebrate this amazing anniversary, the club invites party-goers to a unique clubbing experience with ONUKA – one of Ukraine’s hottest bands and a breath of fresh air for even the most experienced electronic music fans. Their union of live instruments and “digits” infuses Ukrainian traditions with trendy beats to create an entirely new sound that is simply impossible to forget!

Lviv IT Jazz Conference

Issue 91, June 2016.
Representatives of major IT, investment, and business companies will gather in Lviv for the Lviv IT Jazz Conference, which will take place at the Alfa Jazz Lounge in the city centre on June 26-27. The conference is a C-Level networking event for IT companies and investment funds. The event is set to feature speeches by some of the movers-and-shakers in the industry, including: Managing Director at Soros Fund Management Alex Fridlyand; Deputy Governor at the National Bank of Ukraine Vladyslav Rashkovan; Founder and Managing Partner at AVentures Capital Andriy Kolodyuk; Minister of Education & Science Liliya Hrynevych; Head of the ICT Committee in the Ukrainian Parliament Alexandr Danchenko; and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the Lviv IT Cluster Andrew Pavliv.

EuroFanz 2016

Issue 91, June 2016.
The 10th annual EuroFanz international fan festival for football supporters from different European countries, organised by the NGO EF-2007 and partners, is set to be held at football stadiums across Lviv from July 7-10. The tournament was previously known as EuroFan, but the name has been changed to EuroFanz in time for this year’s tournament.

An Enchanting Evening with K&K Philharmoniker

Issue 91, June 2016.
The wonderful K&K Philharmoniker, a joint Ukrainian-Austrian symphony orchestra, will perform some of the greatest classical compositions for Leopolitans and guests of the city on June 24th at Lviv’s Philharmonic Hall. The program will also feature a performance by Friedrich Kleinhapl, the Austrian cellist of Belgian roots who has played concerts in major cities in Europe as well as the Americas and China. Since 2008, he plays Giovanni Battista Guadagnini’s 1743 “ex of Zweygberg” Piacenza cello, on loan from the Austrian National Bank’s collection of valuable string instruments.

Music Festival in Lviv

Issue 91, June 2016.
The Fête de la Musique – AKA the “Worldwide Celebration of Music” – is an annual music festival that takes place in cities around the world on June 21st. The holiday has originated in France and takes place every year since 1982. Back then, appeal issued by Minister of Culture to citizens to bring music into the open areas of French cities was met with enthusiasm by large number of French citizens. Since then, the annual event has ever more publicity. In 1987 the celebration took place in 50 countries and in 2010 holiday of music was celebrated already in the cities of 116 countries.