Engineering Job Fair

Issue 78, April 2015.
The Lviv Polytechnic University is all ‘geared up’ to host the 8th engineering job fair on April 22nd, which will once again be organized by the student organisation BEST. Representatives from 20 companies in the fields of information technology (IT), electronics, auditing, education, and engineering are expected to introduce their companies to attendees and highlight their current vacancies.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Issue 78, April 2015.
Each year, the southwestern resort town of Kamianets-Podilskyi welcomes balloon pilots, crews, and spellbound spectators to Western Ukraine’s largest hot air ballooning festival. For three days every May dozens of colourful balloons float high above the city each morning as dawn breaks over the majestic Smotrych River.

Lviv Duathlon Cup 2015

Issue 78, April 2015.
Lviv is set to host the Ukrainian Duathlon Championship on May 10th, where the route will begin and finish near the city centre’s centrepiece – the Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre. Consisting of running and cycling, the sport is often used as training for its more famous Olympic cousin, triathlon. Without the need for the latter’s swimming, duathlon can be contested on nearly any terrain, although it is often raced on tarmac.

Gorgany Half Marathon

Issue 78, April 2015.
Lviv’s annual Gorgany Half Marathon is set to take place on Sunday, April 26th, with its start line in front of the city’s iconic Opera & Ballet Theatre. The half marathon is a road running event that distinguishes itself from its Olympic cousin (the full marathon) by being run at half the distance: 21 kilometres. Participation in the sport has seen a resurgence in the last few years as it has become known as a challenging distance that doesn’t require the same level of time and training commitment as a full marathon.

Slavik’s Fashion on Display

Issue 78, April 2015.
You don’t need to be rich to be famous. The homeless, despite the many difficulties they face, can become welcomed or even celebrated personalities in their own neighbourhoods and cities. Slavik – a 55-year-old fashion-conscious homeless Leopolitan – is one such character.

Flugery Lvova Jazz & Folk Music Festival

Issue 78, April 2015.
Every year since 2003 the Flugery Festival uses its clout to attract new talents and initiatives to enrich Lviv’s acoustic calendar. The festival has grown to become one of Lviv’s trademark events and provides a stage for both up-and-coming as well as more established jazz bands. Over its decade plus-long history, more than 150 bands and performers have graced its stages and now the festival features its own traditions and customs.

Yotam Silberstein Trio in Concert

Issue 78, April 2015.
Add another one to your list of young and talented jazz guitarists – the award-winning Israeli jazz trio led by guitarist Yotam Silberstein is set to treat Leopolitan music lovers with their striking display of energy, confidence, and ability on April 27th at Lviv’s hopping Picasso nightclub. Tel Aviv-native Yotam Silberstein began playing guitar at age 10. The young prodigy was soon invited to perform with many of the nation’s top jazz musicians.

Blaise Malaba in Concert

Issue 78, April 2015.
Lviv’s charming Lesya Ukrainka Drama Theatre is pleased to host a concert by Blaise Malaba, the 25-year-old bass dynamo from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Malaba has already been in Ukraine for four years and is currently studying in the Faculties of International Relations and Culture & Arts at Lviv’s Ivan Franko National University. He started his vocal career as a soloist in the church choir, continued with the student choir at university, and later with Lviv’s male choir.

Onuka Concert

Issue 78, April 2015.
ONUKA is an up-and-coming Ukrainian band founded by Yevhen Filatov, the frontman for Maneken, and Nata Zhizhchenko, the former vocalist of Tomato Jaws. After working together on a few projects, the two decided to form ONUKA, and a short time later were able to build up an audience and achieve some success on the Ukrainian scene.

Floria Fest Flower & Garden Festival

Issue 78, April 2015.
Refresh your sense of spring at the Floria Fest 2015 Flower & Garden Festival. With its useful garden tools trade show, free presentations and workshops, and seasonal dishes, the enchanting atmosphere will leave you feeling both fresher and more knowledgeable.

Batyars on Bicycles – Lviv’s First Tweed Run

Issue 78, April 2015.
“Batyars on Bicycles” is Lviv’s first retro bike ride with a bit of style. Modelled after London’s famed “Tweed Run”, participants will take to the streets in their well-pressed best to cycle through the city’s iconic landmarks. Along the way, riders will stop for tea time and a picnic. Now look here – proper attire is expected. The term “overdressed” simply does not exist in the vocabulary of Lviv’s true batyars.

Lviv City Day

Issue 78, April 2015.
Lviv is all set to celebrate its 759th birthday, as the festive celebrations over the May 2nd – 4th weekend promise a programme as extensive as it is varied. A holiday with great entertainment traditions, this year’s festivities are not to be outdone – a street parade, theatre performances, concerts, and festivals to fit any taste.

ONUKA Interview

Issue 78, April 2015.
ONUKA is a breath of fresh air for even the most experienced electronic music fans. The union of live instruments and “digits” infuses Ukrainian traditions with trendy beats to create a whole new sound that it is entirely impossible to forget. Nata Zhizhchenko, the lead vocalist of ONUKA, is a musician that simply cannot allow herself to be limited by boundaries. She is not afraid to experiment, whether it her work with the traditional Ukrainian instrument of the sopilka or her vocals, which she can completely change or sample during a performance. Prior to her arrival in Lviv, Ms. Zhizhchenko took time out of her schedule to answer some questions for Lviv Today.

Friendly match for Ukrainian football team

Issue 78, April 2015.
Just days after hanging with a world class Spain side in a disappointing 0:1 draw in Seville in UEFA Euro 2016 qualification action, our national team took on Latvia in an international friendly match hosted here at Arena Lviv. A confident Ukrainian side led by Andriy Yarmolenko and former FC Karpaty Lviv defender Artem Fedetskyi looked to hone their skills and practice their formations against a squad that has never defeated our boys in blue and yellow.

22-Year-Old Ukrainian Becomes Women’s World Champion

Issue 78, April 2015.
Mariya Muzychuk, a 22-year-old student of a chess school in Stryi (Lviv Region), was recently crowned the 15th Women’s World Chess Champion after defeating Russian Natalia Pogonina 2.5-1.5 at the FIDE Women’s Chess World Championships. The result was never much in doubt; Mariya dominated the match, was never behind in any individual game, and nearly decided the set in the third game. Maria is a two-time Ukrainian Champion (2012 & 2013), played on Ukraine’s 2013 World and European Team Champions, and helped Ukraine to bronze in the 2012 and 2014 Chess Olympiads. She is the younger sister of Anna Muzychuk, a GM since 2012, reigning Women’s World Blitz Champion, and currently ranked 4th in the world. With the win, Maria also becomes a GM.

Holiday Getaways from Lviv

Issue 78, April 2015.
Ukrainians love to celebrate and we certainly have our fair share of celebrations. There are religious holidays like Orthodox Christmas, Easter, and the Holy Trinity, newly accepted Western holidays like Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and St. Patrick’s Day, and those that are tied in to Ukraine’s independence, including Independence Day and Constitution Day. Others, such as Labour Day and Victory Day, have their roots in Soviet times.

Lviv Fashion Week NEW NAME:LESIA SEMI

Issue 78, April 2015.
The young and talented Ukrainian fashion designer Lesia Semi made a successful debut presenting her collection of Autumn / Winter 2015 outfits at Lviv Fashion Week last month.

Celebrating Easter at SAN'KOFF

Issue 78, April 2015.
Lviv’s nightlife leader - SAN’KOFF nightclub delighted it’s numerous fans with spectacular Easter celebration party. This time the venue famous with original cocktails, groovy music and crowds of the most beautiful party-going public, offered guests truly fabulous Easter.All night long guests were entertained by DJ VADOX, MC Miklos Baranov and PJ SAN’KOFF Angels. As party’s highlight came MATILDA - DJ of the band А.Р.М.І.Я., who presented the crowd with metropolitan music rhythms.

Bach Marathon in Lviv

Issue 78, April 2015.
The whole world united on March 21st to celebrate the 330th birthday of the legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Like the rest of the world, Leopolitans music lovers joined the “Bach in the Subways” worldwide initiative designed to celebrate and promote the immortal musical legacy of J.S. Bach. Special delight for Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city was Lviv’s Bach Marathon – a 24-hour live performance of Bach’s works.

Lviv Fashion Week: Autumn / Winter 2015

Issue 78, April 2015.
Lviv was home to some of Ukraine’s finest fashion designers and models last month, as the Lviv Fashion Week’s Autumn / Winter 2015 shows came to town from March 25-29. Most of this edition’s events took place at Lviv’s gleaming Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. For five days, Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city enjoyed several collections from leading Ukrainian designers such as: Roksolana Bogutska, Oksana Mukha, Marta Whachholz, and Oksana Piekna.

Miss Lviv 2015 Casting

Issue 78, April 2015.
Lviv’s Anturazh Club was host to the glamorous casting call for the upcoming Miss Lviv 2015 beauty pageant, which is set to take place in May at Lviv’s opulent Opera & Ballet Theatre. More than 100 of Lviv’s loveliest beauties took part in the selection process.

Miss Africa Lviv 2015

Issue 78, April 2015.
Lviv’s trendy Kino Event Hall hosted the exotic Miss Africa Lviv 2015 beauty pageant on April 4th. All of the contestants are African students currently studying at Lviv’s universities or institutes. Five lovely ladies qualified for the finals, representing the nations of: Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, and Tunisia.

“Visions” by Lyudmyla Davydenko

Issue 78, April 2015.
On April 7th, at “Green Sofa” art gallery took place presentation of the exhibition “Visions” by Lyudmyla Davydenko. Davydenko got her first art training at Myrhorod College of ceramics, and later she graduated lviv Academy of Arts. She also worked as artist at Kokchetav Porcelain plant. She is know for her spectacular ceramic and graphical works as well as easel paintings.