Skyrpka’s Jazz-Cabaret in Lviv

Issue 72, October 2014.
Oleh Skrypka, frontman of the iconic Ukrainian folk rock band VV (Vopli Vidoplyasova) and founder of several popular music festivals including Kraina Mriy and Rock’N’Sich, will visit Lviv for a set of two concerts on November 4th and 5th. Each concert will be divided into two exciting, but different styles. The first will feature the traditional jazz-cabaret soirees of Leopolitan émigré Bohdan Veselovky, who lived in Lviv in the interwar years before seeking political asylum in Canada.

Legendary Hensley in Lviv

Issue 72, October 2014.
Lviv’s S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall is set to host a concert by the legendary keyboardist, guitarist, singer & songwriter Ken Hensley on October 30th. Born in London with music in his family and blood, Ken dreamed of being a rock star when he was just 11 years old when he bribed his parents into buying him a guitar.

Lviv Acoustic Fest 2014

Issue 72, October 2014.
This October, Lviv is expected to plunge into the world of acoustic rock as the greatest acoustic festival in Ukraine – Lviv Acoustic Fest 2014 – is set to rock the city from October 18th-19th. The festival was initially designed to promote and preserve acoustic music and offers Leopolitans and guests of the city a relaxing weekend of natural music entertainment.

German Film Fest

Issue 72, October 2014.
Leopolitan cinema-lovers and fans of the German language across Galicia are set to be treated to an exciting selection of modern German movies during the German Film Fest from October 10th-19th. This year’s festival is set to be held at the Lviv Art Palace and will feature the finest films from Germany over the past 12 months.

Hotel & Restaurant Expo

Issue 72, October 2014.
The Hotel & Restaurant Business Exhibition is not only a great way for Leopolitan businesses to promote their malls, spas, cafés, and bars, but it is also a ‘must see’ event for anyone hoping to develop their business to capture tourism dollars. Participants are expected to come from across the tourism and hospitality fields and the exhibits will offer new tourism projects and mass-media opportunities for all those involved. In addition to the hotel and restaurant exhibits, participants from the public catering, transport, and insurance services fields will also be in attendance.

Dakh Daughters Back in Lviv!

Issue 72, October 2014.
The always-entertaining Dakh Daughters are coming back to Lviv for a concert at the Mariya Zankovetska National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theatre on November 04th. The Dakh Daughters are a Ukrainian music and theatre project started in Kyiv in 2012 that consist of 7 women that play various instruments and sing in different languages and dialects.

Boombox: 10 Year Anniversary Concert

Issue 72, October 2014.
One of Ukraine’s most popular bands – Boombox – is set to perform in Lviv as part of their 10th-anniversary tour on October 25th at the Ukraine Sport Palace. For the uninitiated, Boombox is fronted by the ironic and slightly melancholic vocals of Andryi Khlyvniuk, and is supported by the silver-fingered Andryi ‘Mykha’ Samoilo on acoustic guitar, the energetic Aleksandr Lulyakin on drums, and the DJ talents of Valentine Matiuk. Boombox concerts are characterized not only by their passionate and energetic music, but also by how they get the crowd involved in the show – be it by singing or just grooving along.

2014 National Chocolate Festival

Issue 72, October 2014.
If you are looking for a romantic event to take your special someone to, look no further than the 2014 National Chocolate Festival, set to be held at the Lviv Art Palace from October 17th-19th. This tasty event is an all-around great experience not only for couples, but for friends, families, and guests of the city alike to discover the fascinating story behind this ‘food of the gods’.

Wine & Cheese Holiday

Issue 72, October 2014.
Everybody needs a holiday; and what better way to celebrate than with wine and cheese? One of Lviv’s most-anticipated culinary events is set to take part in the very heart of the ancient city from October 24th-26th.

K&K Philharmoniker Orchestra in Concert

Issue 72, October 2014.
Lviv has always prided itself as being one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan classical music centres and in recent years this reputation has increasingly attracted more quality performers. A case in point is conductor Georg Kugi’s excellent K&K Philharmoniker Orchestra, which will perform at Lviv’s S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall on November 19th.

Brothers Hadiukiny in Concert

Issue 72, October 2014.
The legendary Brothers Hadiunkiny are coming to Lviv for a concert at the Ukraine Sport Palace on November 7th to promote their new album Made in Ukraine. Brothers Hadiunkiny (Braty Hadyukiny), or simply Hady, was one of the most successful Leopolitan bands during the Ukrainian Soviet era. Their musical style fuses many different musical genres, including rock, blues, punk, reggae, funk, and folk. Their ironic lyrics are known for their use of local idioms, slang, and surzhyk (mix of Ukrainian & Russian language).

Mirzoyan Concert

Issue 72, October 2014.
Lviv’s nightclub Picasso is pleased to bring you the man known as “the country’s steel voice”, the philosophical and charismatic Arsen Mirzoyan on November 13th. Today Mirzoyan’s star is shining bright, as he finished a successful run in the ‘Voice of the Country’ singing competition as the event’s finalist.

Vytynanky: The Cutting Edge Craft

Issue 72, October 2014.
Vytynanky – the art of cutting paper designs – is just one of the many features of traditional Ukrainian culture. While not as prominent as its artistic cousins embroidery or pysanka-writing (Ukrainian Easter Eggs), it is nonetheless an important part of the genetic memory of the nation and deserves to be promoted as an integral part of traditional Ukrainian culture.

J&L Consulting: Over 10 Years of Successful Danish-Ukrainian Performance

Issue 72, October 2014.
Leading Danish business consultant Anders Johansen has been active in the Lviv Region since 2001 and has assisted a wide variety of international businesses to enter Ukraine. He has witnessed the growth of the international investment community from the inside but believes that there is still a lot that needs to be done to create an investment climate that will prove regionally competitive.

American Healthcare in Lviv

Issue 72, October 2014.
American Medical Centers seeks to fill a void in the health services market in Ukraine by providing health services accessibility through the development of a medical care assistance office in Lviv. AMC Assist is a medical assistance and on-call doctor’s office targeting an existing corporate and business traveler, tourist, national and international insurance demographic. Supported by AMC’s existing corporate client and insurance infrastructure, AMC Assist represents AMC’s pre-opening clinic office in Lviv, actively providing family practice-based and specialty care services on an on-call or referral level. The office will market to and promote assistance services through its existing insurance relationships, direct corporate marketing, wellness education, and the promotion and sale of AMC health plans.

September-October Sports Digest

Issue 72, October 2014.
Find out about Track cycling Championship of Ukraine as well as Ukrainian national team qualifying to Women’s 2015 World Cup, results of local FC “Karpaty as well as up’s and downs of FC “Shakhtar” (Donetsk), Open Championship of Ukraine Summer Biathlon and finally, get proud for 2012 London Olympic heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, who won title of WBO Intercontinental champion in his first professional match.

OVERTOP THE DREAM!

Issue 72, October 2014.
The “Roksolana” retail and office center, boasting 9,000 square metres of luxury space spread over eight floors of shopping options, restaurant/night club, exquisite confectionary and office levels saw grand opening on October 01, 2014. “Roksolana” is conveniently situated in the city's downtown at 14 Soborna Square, in the historic trading area and is truly an impressive addition to Lviv’s long-term real estate development.

Mystical art by Andriy Pavlovets

Issue 72, October 2014.
On September 28, 2014 at Lviv’s art gallery “Slyvka’ took place opening of the personal exhibition "Mental deformations" by young and talented artist Andriy Pavlovets. Many works of this artist are in private collections of art connoisseurs in France, Israel, Canada, Poland, Berorus, Russia and Ukraine.

Rapid Trident 2014

Issue 72, October 2014.
The Rapid Trident 2014 joint-military Situational & Field Training Exercise was held in the City of Yavoriv (Lviv Oblast) from September 16th-26th. The exercise was opened with a special ceremony at the Petro Sahaidachny Army Academy’s International Peacekeeping & Security Centre on September 15th. Rapid Trident is designed to support the interoperability of Ukraine’s forces with those of the United States, NATO, and other Partnership for Peace member nations. In all, 1,200 personnel from 15 nations took part in the exercises.

Philharmonia Celebrates New Season

Issue 72, October 2014.
The ‘Music of the Danube Region’ concert marked the grand opening of the INSO-Lviv Youth Academic Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 season on September 11th. Young musicians, led by Austrian conductor Georg Kugi, presented the enchanting music of Slovakia and Hungary, along with elegant Viennese melodies.

Lviv Coffee Festival

Issue 72, October 2014.
For a city renowned worldwide as one of the ‘Coffee Capitals of Europe’, it’s no wonder the city knows how to host a party in honour of the famous bean. Lviv’s central Rynok Square was host to Lviv’s annual Coffee Festival from September 18th-21st. Now in its eighth year, the festival is a major event marked on the calendars of Lviv’s architecturally and thematically unique coffeehouses. This year’s entertaining festivities included the ‘Bikes Coffee Mile’ as well as the giant ‘Make Coffee, Not War’ mural made from coffee beans.

Lviv Book Forum 2014

Issue 72, October 2014.
Leopolitan literature lovers were treated to Lviv’s literary event of the year in September as the annual International Lviv Book Forum was held from the 11th-14th. This major event, held now for the 21st time, featured publishers from over 20 countries in Europe and North America. The four-day forum was dedicated to the 440th anniversary of the first book printed in Ukrainian and featured a number of events, including the ‘Third Age: The Pleasure of Reading’ charity event for the elderly and an enormous book fair.

Lviv Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2015

Issue 72, October 2014.
Some of Lviv’s finest and most popular venues were host to the Lviv Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2015 fashion shows from October 3rd-5th. Keeping current events in Ukraine in mind, this season’s event was adjusted by organizers to become shorter, more open, and charitable. Some of Ukraine’s most promising designers had their collections of outfits and accessories featured through the OFF Schedule and SABOTAGE projects.

Chicago Admires ‘Vyshyvanka Couture’

Issue 72, October 2014.
The Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago, USA hosted their annual Banquet & Fashion Show on September 28th, featuring prominent Leopolitan designer Oksana Karavanska’s ‘Vyshyvanka Couture’ collection of embroidered outfits. Lviv’s Karavanska has been one of the biggest names in Ukrainian fashion for over a decade after starring on the country’s most popular fashion TV show. The owner of the OK’ by Oksanakaravanska and the OK’ by Oksanakaravanska for Men brands, she also sits as a member on the influential Fashion Council of Ukraine.