Kvitka: Encore!

Issue 117, November 2018.
A special concert dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the birth of the incredible Kvitka Cisyk will take place at Lviv’s charming M. Zankovetska Drama Theatre on 14 November. Born in the USA to a family of Ukrainian emigrants, Cisyk studied at the New York Conservatory where she mastered her vocal technique and perfected her voice – a very rare coloratura soprano timbre.

Jamala’s New Album Concert

Issue 117, November 2018.
Jamala – the Ukrainian winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest – will host a concert at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club to showcase her new album Kryla (Wings). Jamala has continued to dazzle European and Ukrainian audiences since her triumph in Stockholm and is sure to impress all Leopolitan music fans and guests of the city when performing in the Western Ukrainian capital.

Lesi Street Fest (Winter Edition)

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Lesi Street Fest – a vibrant celebration of community, culture, and entrepreneurial spirt featuring over 30 chefs and restaurants – will take place in Lviv’s city centre on 15 December.

Vlad De Briansky World Tour

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Ukrainian-born, American virtuoso guitarist Vlad De Briansky will perform a special concert of blues, jazz, rock, and classical music for Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city at the Lviv Philharmonic Theatre on 3 December. Known professionally as Vlad, he’ll showcase his unique method of playing with his fingernails, whereas most people perform with a pick. He is also known for using his Fender Telecaster guitar with an overdone reverb. Critics compare him to Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, and Pat Metheny.

Enigmatic DakhaBrakha Returns to Lviv

Issue 117, November 2018.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city won’t want to miss DakhaBrakha – one of Ukraine’s most spectacular folk bands – when they play at Lviv’s lovely M. Zankovetska Drama Theatre on 19 November. When at a DakhaBrakha concert, the first things you notice are the outfits of the singers. Iryna Kovalenko, Olena Tsybulska, and Nina Garanetska have become icons of modern Ukrainian fashion with their towering lamb’s-wool hats, long, white dresses, and traditional beaded necklaces. Their fashion style is a beautiful blend of traditional and modern Ukraine – just like their music. They describe their folk and punk rock sound as “ethno chaos”.

‘World Stars of Ballet’ in Lviv

Issue 117, November 2018.
Ukrainian-born dancer Vladimir Malakhov will highlight the grand ‘World Stars of Ballet’ gala at Lviv’s spectacular Opera & Ballet Theatre on 26 November. Labeled as the ‘Dancer of the Century’, Malakhov studied at the prestigious Moscow State Academy of Choreography and became a soloist at the Moscow Classical Ballet in 1986. He has starred at the Vienna State Opera, the National Ballet of Canada, and the American Ballet Theatre and performed on the famous stages at the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres. The award-winning dancer has spent much of the last twenty years as an artistic director at Staatsoper Berlin and Deutsche Opera.

WABBA’s Ukrainian Bodybuilding Championships

Issue 117, November 2018.
WABBA (World Amateur Body Building Association) will host its Ukrainian Bodybuilding Championships at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club on 18 November. Established by bodybuilding legend Serge Nubret after Arnold Schwarzenegger won Mr. Olympia in 1975, WABBA has grown into one of the major bodybuilding federations in the world.

Legendary Kutaisi Presents ‘Georgian Christmas’

Issue 117, November 2018.
An unforgettable night of traditional Georgian dance and melodies awaits Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city when Georgia’s legendary Kutaisi Song and Dance State Ensemble visits Lviv’s wonderful M. Zankovetska Drama Theatre on 3 December.

Lviv iCamp

Issue 117, November 2018.
As a digital marketer it is critical to stay on top of all the latest trends and tactics. And when it comes to selecting conferences to attend, you need to choose carefully as not all are created equally. Be sure to look closely at the agenda to determine what kinds of skills and education they offer.

German Film Festival

Issue 117, November 2018.
The annual German Film Festival returns to Lviv from 22-26 November. Hosted by the Goethe Institute and Arthouse Traffic, with support from ProCredit Bank Ukraine, the event will feature seven film screenings, including two joint Ukrainian-German productions. One of Ukraine’s biggest and longest-running cinematic events, the festival will also have screenings in Kyiv, Mariupol, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Chernivtsi (from 15-19 November).

Kadebostany Comes to Lviv

Issue 117, November 2018.
The new colonists of Europe’s pop empire – Kadebostany – will perform at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club on 23 November. The Swiss group has swiftly catapulted themselves into the spotlight with their irresistible blend of pop music that devours unlikely influences to create a singular, yet terribly catchy, universe of its own. A striking visual identity and their famously powerful live performances are backed by a unique visual show that perfectly complements the experience. With both solid artistic credibility and an evident potential for broad appeal, Kadebostany are set to stand as undisputed heralds of Europe’s pop music revival.

Jazz Bez Festival Returns to Ukraine’s City of Jazz

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Jazz Bez festival returns to Ukraine’s City of Jazz from 6-16 December. Every year one of Ukraine’s largest and longest-running jazz marathons increases its audiences and adds cities to the jazz movement. Jazz Bez has emerged into an international festival that annually unites dozens of musicians and thousands of jazz fans across Ukraine and Poland. Jazz goes beyond borders – both geographical and musical – which is where the festival takes its name (‘Bez’ means without in Ukrainian).

Lviv ProductCamp

Issue 117, November 2018.
ProductCamp Lviv, a user-driven “un-conference”, is set for 8 December at Lviv’s !FestRepublic Club. The event promises to bring passionate product managers and marketers, innovators and designers, founders, engineers, and researchers together to discuss best practices, share insights, and network with other top industry professionals.

Discovering Paderewski Music Festival

Issue 117, November 2018.
Inspired by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, an outstanding artist who united Polish and Ukrainian culture, the Polish Institute in Kyiv is bringing its Discovering Paderewski festival to the Western Ukrainian capital from 16-18 November. Famous worldwide, the Honorary Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire and honorary doctor at 11 universities in Europe and America (including Lviv University) is less well-known in Ukraine.

Lviv’s Wrestlers Shine at World Championships

Issue 117, November 2018.
Leopolitan wrestlers put on quite a show at the Wrestling World Championships in Budapest last month, claiming three medals. More than 850 athletes from 97 nations faced off to claim one of the 30 world titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman, and women’s divisions.

Leopolitan Wins Bodybuilding World Championship

Issue 117, November 2018.
One of the most striking stars of the Leopolitan bodybuilding school is Oksana Brygidyr and she continues to show the world how fit Leopolitans can be. Already the 2015 world champion and a European and Olympia Europe champion, Brygidyr topped some of the world’s fittest athletes at the IFBB World Fitness Championships in Bialystok, Poland last month.

Ukraine Shines at 2018 Invictus Games

Issue 117, November 2018.
Ukrainian veterans shone at the fourth Invictus Games, held in Sydney, Australia from 20-27 October. War veterans from 18 countries competed in 13 sports and our Ukrainian heroes returned home with 20 medals. The seven gold, ten silver, and three bronze medals were six more than the Ukrainian team won last year in Canada and good enough to finish fifth in the medal count.

Ukrainian Dance Sport Championships

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Lviv Open Cup dance championships were held at Lviv’s Halychyna sports complex on 7-8 October. Over 800 dancers aged four to 35 from 16 countries took part in several events, including the WDSF International Standard and Latin divisions, the WDSF PD Standard and Latin divisions, and the European children’s Grand Prix junior and juvenile categories.

American Football Finals

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Lviv Lions – the city’s American football team – hosted the Ukrainian Football League championship against the Kyiv Patriots at the city’s SKA Stadium on 28 October.

Olena Dats Gallery Hosts Glamourous Fashion Event

Issue 117, November 2018.
Lviv’s Olena Dats Gallery – known for its interesting events and glamorous parties – hosted a presentation of the brand’s latest collection of evening gowns as part of the Lviv Fashion Week events. Models showcased cozy down jackets by Mongoose and the evening was filled with the enchanting fragrances of Chornobryvtsi perfumes created by Olena Belova.

Spectacular” Taste of the Ukrainian Carpathians”

Issue 117, November 2018.
Eco-friendly producers from across the Carpathian region invite all good food connoisseurs to attend the exciting Taste of the Ukrainian Carpathians culinary event at Lviv’s Shevchenskyi Hai Museum of Folk Architecture & Rural Life at Zarichevo Estate. Guests will be able to taste high-quality foods from the four regions of the Carpathians – Lviv, Bukovina, Zakarpattia, and Subcarpathia) while learning about the rich Carpathian culture and traditions.

The All-New Subaru Forester at Subaru Family Day

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Garden Prostir resort complex attracted Western Ukraine’s numerous Subaru owners and luxury car aficionados to the presentation of the highly-anticipated new Subaru Forester on 27 October. Eventgoers were treated to seeing the vehicle complete a specially-designed obstacle course and various extreme test drives.

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEST UKRAINIAN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC

Issue 117, November 2018.
На площі перед Львівським національним університетом імені Івана Франка, в межах відзначення 100-річчя утворення Західноукраїнської Народної Республіки, 18 жовтня відбулося медійно-драматичне дійство «Момент і Чин, або Великі Роковини».

DEFENDER OF UKRAINE DAY

Issue 117, November 2018.
Lviv marked the state holiday Defender of Ukraine Day on 14 October with a parade of soldiers through the city centre. Veterans of ATO, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), and volunteers walked alongside numerous high-tech weapons.

International Economic Forum

Issue 117, November 2018.
Lviv hosted the International Economic Forum ‘Lviv Region – Hub of Opportunities’ from 1-2 November. Organised by the Lviv Regional State Administration, the forum is one of the most important economic events in Western Ukraine and attracts over 1,500 participants from over 20 countries each year. Ukrainian Trade Minister Stepan Kubiv opened the event by saying that “Ukraine is becoming a transit hub between Europe and Asia – a transit hub for the World Trade Organisation – and the Lviv region plays a key role in this.”

Lviv Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2019

Issue 117, November 2018.
Some of Ukraine’s top fashion designers returned to the Western Ukrainian capital from 25-28 October for Lviv Fashion Week. The event showcased the latest collections by the likes of Lesia Semi, Chernikova, Olesia Hryn, Eklectic, and Novana Studio, and debuted young new brands like Framiore, Havryliv, Ultrasound by Zherebetska & Kucher, and Olia Zadybchuk. Special guests included Britain’s Giebultowski, Germany’s Rockmädchen, and Polish designers Waleria Tokarzewska-Karaszewicz, Kaya by Karo, and Sonia Chruścińska. The event culminated with the presentation of the wonderful wedding gowns of Oksana Mukha by Kateryna Yalova, which had opened the MQ Vienna Fashion Week earlier this season.

Ballet Premiere!

Issue 117, November 2018.
Lviv celebrated the splendid premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Truth Under the Mask’ ballet on 19 October. The show combines ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ (The Rite of Spring) and ‘Pulcinella’ into a wonderful balletic performance. Italian choreographers Marcello Algeri and Sabrina Rinaldi worked with Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre staff to deliver one of the most extravagant and experimental ballet shows of the year.

Cheese & Wine Festival

Issue 117, November 2018.
One of Lviv’s most anticipated culinary holidays of the year returned to the very heart of the ancient city from 19-21 October. The Cheese and Wine Festival satisfied Leopolitan cheese lovers and guests of the city with its large variety of cheeses and wines from many of Ukraine’s most renowned manufacturers and artisans.

‘Under the High Castle’ Polish Cinema Festival

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Under the High Castle modern Polish cinema festival was held in Lviv from 12-21 October. Organised by the Polish Consulate in Lviv and the Polish Institute of Cinematic Art, the event showcased 20 movies over 40 screenings in addition to numerous supporting events, like panel discussions, educational lessons on the history of cinema, exhibitions, concerts, and much more.

Chef’s specialty: Galician style crayfish

Issue 117, November 2018.
How well do you know Ukrainian goods? I will tell you a secret of how to cook 100% local product, about existance of which you had no idea. Put all your errands aside, grab culinary utensils and lets cook Galician style crayfish dish.

Chycheri’s World of Gorgeous Ornaments

Issue 117, November 2018.
Nowadays it is especially important to remember our vigorous roots and to deservingly appreciate and carefully cherish our centuries-old cultural traditions. It is essential to keep in mind who we are and where we came from. Which is precisely why Chycheri designer Anastasiya Vasylyk has borne these ideas in mind since founding her company four years ago.