Euroformat Music Festival

Issue 71, September 2014.
Leopolitan techno-music lovers will have a chance to party as the open-air Euroformat Music Fest will be bringing some of Europe’s top DJs to Arena Lviv on September 26th. This one-night festival packs in a tonne of music as it features the likes of DJ Kuznecov, DJ Mihal, DJ NimoF, and MC Vitamin. While the focus will surely be on techno, don’t be surprised to find a bit of house music – and who knows what else?

Lviv IT Arena Conference

Issue 71, September 2014.
Lviv is set to host the largest information technology (IT) event in Western Ukraine – a conference that will gather the major IT industry players from across Ukraine and abroad – at Arena Lviv from October 2nd-4th. Lviv IT Arena will feature discussions about important future trends in IT, showcase leading IT experts, and tackle issues that IT companies face from start-up to international corporation.

Nina Matvienko in Concert

Issue 71, September 2014.
Renowned Ukrainian singer and People’s Artist of Ukraine – Nina Matvienko – will feature in a live concert at Lviv’s Zankovetska National Theatre on October 14th. This talented singer is well-known not only in Ukraine, but far beyond the country as well. Her beauty, femininity, spiritual nature, and unique voice are unmistakable among Ukrainian artists.

Kyiv Modern Ballet Presents: Swan Lake

Issue 71, September 2014.
The Kyiv Modern Ballet is set to host the avant-garde, two-act retelling of the classic ballet Swan Lake at the Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre on September 22nd @ 19:00. One of the Ukrainian capital’s most famed and beloved dance collectives has taken this choreographic classic and made it their own thanks to the genius of dance master Radu Poklitaru.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Issue 71, September 2014.
An extraordinary global event will take place from September 26th – October 6th when over 100,000 people from over 300 cities across 6 continents will gather in cinemas, galleries, museums, and cafes for the singular purpose of viewing and voting on the Finalists’ films at the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. This cinematic celebration occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues – including Lviv’s own Kino Palace.

Veloforum 2014

Issue 71, September 2014.
Veloforum, an international cycling forum that brings together representatives from the transport, sustainable development, and civil society spheres, will be held in Lviv from October 11th-12th. Public servants, civil society reps, and students are set to discuss themes surrounding cycling culture, cyclist/motorist relations, and public perceptions of cycling. Lviv is the latest host of the event that has been held across Ukraine in previous years, including in Poltava in 2013.

Lviv’s International Tattoo Festival

Issue 71, September 2014.
Lviv’s International Tattoo Fest – which has evolved into the biggest, best, most significant, and most utterly awesome in all of Western Ukraine – has been confirmed for the October 10-12 weekend at Lviv Art Palace.

VIII Coffee Festival

Issue 71, September 2014.
Lviv has long been known as one of the “coffee capitals” of Europe. Ever since the Habsburg days, when Lviv-area native Yuri Kulchytsky founded the first coffee house in Vienna (one of the first in all of Europe), Lviv has been famed as much for the strength of its brews as for the coziness of its cafes and coffee houses. As the regional coffee capital, Lviv’s Coffee Festival offers tourists a lively event to celebrate the city’s coffee culture. This annual event, launched by Lviv City Council and popular with locals and foreign visitors alike since 2007, ensures that plenty of our quality coffee is flowing throughout the festivities to go along with several caffeinated events designed to showcase Lviv’s long tradition of world-class Kava.

Lviv Hosts International Theatre Festival

Issue 71, September 2014.
The annual Golden Lion International Theatre Festival is not just a cinematic carnival, but a European theatrical tradition in its own right. Founded in 1989, it remains one of the single, most prestigious international cultural forums established in modern Ukraine. Ever since, Lviv’s streets transform into a living theatre each autumn, providing unforgettable impressions while creating a true European carnival atmosphere.

Lviv Scale Model Festival

Issue 71, September 2014.
The Lviv Art Palace is set to host the Lviv Scale Models Fest – an international exhibition of scale models – over the September 20-21 weekend. High-quality, detailed, and authentic models of aircraft, motor & military vehicles, marine vessels, figurines, and even dioramas will be on display.

III Polish Film Festival

Issue 71, September 2014.
The General Consulate of Poland in Lviv invites Leopolitans and guests of the city to the Under the High Castle Polish Film Festival – featuring over 30 screenings of Polish film with Ukrainian subtitles – to be held across Lviv over 10 days in October. Festival-goers will be treated to modern Polish cinema gems like: the drama Pod Mocnym Aniolem; the political thriller Jack Strong; and the biographical drama Papusza. Other films, like Ida and Mój Biegun, are also set to be featured.

Ukrainian Champion Boxes for WBO Title in Lviv

Issue 71, September 2014.
The highly anticipated domestic grudge-match between Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Bruwer for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Intercontinental Heavyweight title on October 4 at stadium «Arena Lviv» is really heating up as the date nears.

Lviv Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2015

Issue 71, September 2014.
The ever-popular Lviv Fashion Week, featuring the Spring/Summer 2015 collections, will be held across Lviv from October 3rd-5th. Considering the complicated political situation in Ukraine, LFW organizers have decided to change the format of the event by shortening the schedule from 5 to 3 days and by presenting the collections of the finest Ukrainian designers at locations across the city.

Wooden Churches

Issue 71, September 2014.
Find out more about 16 wooden churches added to UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites -eight in Poland and eight in Ukraine, of which Lviv oblast have four, while Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia oblasts have two each.

August-September Sports Digest

Issue 71, September 2014.
Follow up the latest results for Football Champions League that kicked off in Lviv, admire Lviv’s Pavlo Korostylov, who won gold medal for Ukraine at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games that took place last month in Nanjing, China, alongside with more news on special Independence Day wheelchair fencing friendly match and much more.

CRIMEAN TATAR CULTURAL FESTIVITIES

Issue 71, September 2014.
On September 06, 2014 Lviv’s Museum of National Folk Architecture and Rural Life «Shevchenkivsky Hay» hosted festivities dedicated to Crimean Tatar culture.

ARDEKOH

Issue 71, September 2014.
Yuriy Kokh opened his ARDEKOH art exhibition at Lviv’s Green Sofa gallery on September 2nd. The exhibition features portraits from the renowned ‘Hutsul Series’, such as Hutsulka with Absent, Sisters, and Girl with Tattoo.

FASHION, FOR ARMY’S SAKE

Issue 71, September 2014.
Lviv’s iconic city centre was home to a unique charitable event to honour the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Organized by Lviv Fashion Week designers to raise funds for the Ukrainian army, a host of leading Ukrainian designers contributed to the cause.

NEW OPERA SEASON BEGINS

Issue 71, September 2014.
Lviv’s celebrated Opera & Ballet Theatre opened its 115th theatrical season with the legendary Bal-Masquerade by G. Verdi. The former Ukrainian Minister of Culture and new Art Manager at the theatre, Mr. Vasyl Vovkun, served as the opera’s Art Director, while renowned Ukrainian artist Mykhaylo Dutchak served as conductor.

VINTAGE TRAMS ON EXHIBIT

Issue 71, September 2014.
Lviv hosted several festive events over the August 23rd weekend to mark the country’s 23rd anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. In light of the situation in Eastern Ukraine, celebratory shows were replaced by thematic events – such as an ecumenical prayer service, literary readings, photo exhibitions, and cultural displays.