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SVITLANA LOBODA SOLO CONCERT

Issue 67, April 2014.
A major concert starring the daring and mysterious Svitlana Loboda promises to wow audiences at Lviv’s Opera & Ballet Theatre on May 19th. Loboda is a popular Ukrainian singer and composer who shot to fame representing Ukraine at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest where she finished in 12th place with 76 points.

“ROCK-H” PRESENTS NEW ALBUM

Issue 67, April 2014.
If you’re looking for a good time and an energetic Ukrainian rock concert, than Lviv’s Picasso nightclub on April 25th is hosting just the event for you. Featuring talented Ukrainian musicians, the event will be kicked off by Olesya Kirichuk, the winner of the TV show “Chance” and participant of “Voice of the Country”.

4TH GORGANY HALF MARATHON

Issue 67, April 2014.
The 4th Gorgany Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 18th of May 2014 in Lviv. A half marathon is a road running event of 21 kilometers which is half the distance of a marathon. Participation in half marathons has grown steadily during last years as one of the main reasons for this is that it is a challenging distance, but does not require the same level of training that a marathon requires. In 2008, Running USA reported that the half marathon is the fastest growing type of race.

“TWICE AS MUCH LVIV”

Issue 67, April 2014.
Especially for the period of Easter celebrations “Twice as much Lviv” event’s organizers promise discounts at a multitude of stores, hotels, restaurants and tourist agencies. The “Twice as much Lviv” will launch a series of events aiming to showcase the city’s potential for tourism.

TNMK CONCERT

Issue 67, April 2014.
On May 19th, 2014 Lviv’s Philharmonic Concert Hall will host concert by TNMK. Tanok na Maidani Kongo (or TNMK, meaning Dance in the Square of Congo), is a popular Ukrainian hip-hop/rock group, founded in the early 1990’s by Oleh Mykhailiuta (Fagot) and Oleksandr Sidorenko (Fozzi).

XI FRENCH SPRING FESTIVAL

Issue 67, April 2014.
In April Lviv traditionally welcomes French art, exciting meetings, exhibitions and warm feelings. This year is no exception, as the 11th French Spring Festival, is already in the air. This year’s festival will be jam-packed with unique French projects showcasing the best of cinema, music, literature as well gourmet food.

FOLK DANCERS TO AMAZE LVIV

Issue 67, April 2014.
Ukraine’s iconic P. Virsky National Folk Dance Ensemble will be wowing audiences across Ukraine in Spring 2014 while touring across Ukraine including stops in Western cities such as Lutsk, Rivne, Uzhgorod, Ivano-Frankivsk, and right here in Lviv.

AUSTRIAN CINEMA FESTIVAL

Issue 67, April 2014.
May is a big month for Leopolitan lovers of Austrian cinema. The festival’s program is sure to delight the palate of even the most demanding cinematic gourmets as it includes selections of recent Austrian blockbusters that are sure to be hugely popular among Lviv’s cinema lovers.

XIII LVIV FASHION WEEK

Issue 67, April 2014.
Lviv is set to host the 13th season of the popular Lviv Fashion Week from May 7-11. The event will be held in a totally distinctive location – the Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. For five days in May Leopolitan fashionistas and fashionados, as well as guests of the city, will be assessing many collections from leading Ukrainian and foreign designers.

“FLUGERY LVOVA” INTERNATIONAL JAZZ & FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Issue 67, April 2014.
The ‘Flugery Lvova’ Festival has improved every year since it was launched in 2003 by adding to its programme with new literary events, presentations, performances, and multimedia projects. Over its 12 years of existence, Flugery has involved over 150 bands (over 500 musicians) from across Europe and Scandinavia, North America, and the Middle East.

SPRING BUSINESS FORUM

Issue 67, April 2014.
The main focus of this year’s Spring Business Forum will be “Challenges of Ukraine: The Fight for European Integration”. Key issues that are set to be tackled during the sessions include: analyzing the evolving infrastructure of the Ukrainian economy (including investment approaches, priorities, and sources for financing); examining the current real estate and real estate development markets; and evaluating the investment perspectives from eight Western Ukrainian regions (Volyn, Zakarpattya, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Ternopil, Hmelnytsk, and Chernivtsi).

Lviv Celebrates ‘Lviv Day’ and ‘Bayar Day’

Issue 67, April 2014.
The City of Lviv, in 2014, celebrates 758 years since its foundation. Festivities are set to take place from May 1-4 and are already now full-speed ahead with preparations. The program, as usual for Lviv Day celebrations, is extensive and varied. The holiday has great entertainment traditions, including an impressive street parade, theatre performances, concerts, and festivals to fit any taste.

Easter in Lviv

Issue 67, April 2014.
Ukrainian Easter, a national holiday in Ukraine, falls on April 20th this year (with Easter Monday on April 21st). The majority of Leopolitans belong to the Greek Catholic Church and typical Easter activities in Lviv include Easter bread (paska) blessing, which is usually done on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, the Easter Sunday mass, and various concerts following mass that continue into Monday and even Tuesday.

The HARDKISS in Lviv

Issue 67, April 2014.
Lviv’s ‘Picasso’ nightclub is proud to present The HARDKISS – an up-and-coming Ukrainian band – live in concert on May 10th. The group, founded in 2011 and fronted by Yulia Sanina and Valery Bebko, is already a two-time winner of the YUNA musical awards (Discovery of the Year & Best Video). They expect to release their debut album in Autumn 2014.

‘SLONiYa’ International Children’s Festival

Issue 67, April 2014.
The International Children’s Festival ‘SLONiYA’, a children’s literature festival, will be held at the Lviv Art Palace from May 15-18. The festival began in 2002 as the Children’s Reading Festival at the annual Publisher’s Forum and quickly became one of the few festivals that worked together educational, entertainment, and cultural activities in an effort to popularize the development of children’s book publishing. Starting from 2014 the festival was rebranded to its current name: the ‘SLONiYa’ International Children’s Festival.

“Miss Lviv 2014”

Issue 67, April 2014.
On May 07th 2014, the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre will host the grand finale show of the “Miss Lviv 2014” beauty contest. The annual contest is expected to bring together prominent businessmen, politicians, media representatives, fashion designers, artists, and those who would decide who will represent Lviv at Miss Ukraine-2014 in Kiev at the national beauty competition.

March-April sport digest

Issue 67, April 2014.
Follow up the latest results for FC “Karpaty, Karpaty Alumni Match Played to Honour an “Indivisible Ukraine”, get update on Lviv’s BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” results of the season and admire Olympic finalist Andriy Kotelnik’s ‘AK Box Promotion’ youth boxing school progress.

THE HISTORY OF FASHION IN LVIV

Issue 67, April 2014.
Take Your time to get acquainted with Lviv’s fashion trends starting from the end of the 19th century, a period when the entire world was driven by a passion for beauty, the arts, and novelties in everything.

MUSICAL FLASHMOB

Issue 67, April 2014.
Choirs and orchestras performed Beethoven’s classic “Ode to Joy” in flashmobs at airports across Ukraine on March 30th in tribute to those who gave their life during the EuroMaidan revolution. The coordinated performances took place at 13:00 at the airports, which included Lviv’s new terminal, as well as in Odessa, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and at both Kyiv’s Boryspil and Zhulyany airports.

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION MARKETS SEMINAR HELD IN LVIV

Issue 67, April 2014.
The “2014 Prospects for the Ukrainian Real Estate & Construction Markets” seminar, hosted by HD Partners legal and “Aspect” construction companies, was held in Lviv on March 27th. Over the course of the seminar, participants learned about the development tendencies of Ukraine’s real estate and construction markets in 2014.

“THE JAPANESE SPRING” CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Issue 67, April 2014.
“The Japanese Spring”, a festival designed to introduce Japanese culture and traditions to Leopolitans and guests of the city, was held in Lviv from April 4-6.

ICON EXHIBITION OPENS IN LVIV

Issue 67, April 2014.
The “Dearest Image for the Heart” icon exhibition opened at Lviv’s Museum of History & Religion on April 4th. The exhibition showcases 50 different icons from the Gorka Castle Museum’s collection in Szamotuly, Poland.

ROKSOLANA BOGUTSKA FASHION SHOW

Issue 67, April 2014.
Celebrated Ukrainian fashion designer Roksolana Bogutska, in cooperation with the “Ya Ne Odyn” (I Am Not Alone) Foundation, presented her newest collection on April 4th. All proceeds from the event were directed to the medical treatment of children.

ENGINEERING JOB FAIR

Issue 67, April 2014.
The Lviv Polytechnic University hosted their 7th engineering job fair on March 19th, organized by student organization BEST. Representatives from 12 companies in the information technology (IT), electronics, auditing, education, and engineering fields attended the event.

“From the East to the West”

Issue 67, April 2014.
Did you know that Lviv welcomes students from Eastern Ukraine – find more in the article by LM Reaney

FASHION FOR THE PEACE

Issue 67, April 2014.
Find out about spectacular fashion show by Ukraine’s recognized designer Oksana Karavanska “Ukrainian Haute Couture Fall 2014” which took place at New York’s National Arts Club