Issue 131, February 2020

Issue 131, February 2020

Lviv Cat Fest 2020

Issue 131, February 2020.
Cat lovers might want to get their calendars out right ‘meow’ and make plans for the weekend of 29 February – 1 March for the exciting Lviv Cat Fest 2020.

NK in Lviv

Issue 131, February 2020.
Lviv’s hopping Malevich Night Club & Concert Arena will host a concert by the one-of-a-kind Nastya Kamenskykh – aka NK – on 13 March. The pop singer, actress, and judge and mentor on X-Factor Ukraine is also the founder and owner of NKsport clothing company.

Service Design Lviv

Issue 131, February 2020.
Looking for the chance to dive into a day full of knowledge sharing, breakout sessions, workshops, and best practice insights designed to take your practice to the next level? Look no further than the first Service Design Lviv conference!

Creative Glassware Contest

Issue 131, February 2020.
Lviv’s Glass Museum, together with the Ningbo Glass Museum in China, is encouraging young Leopolitans to take part in the Andriy Bokotey Award contest for glass artists. Initially founded by the Wuxi ‘Greenwave’ Art Gallery in China, the contest is now in its third year. The first prize winner will take part in the Ningbo International Glass Art conference in China and will have their travel, room and board covered. Second and third prize winners will receive 20,000 and 10,000 UAH, respectively. All three winner’s works will be exhibited at the Ningbo Glass Museum.

Event Industry Forum 2020

Issue 131, February 2020.
Arena Lviv is set to host the Event Industry Forum from 20-22 February. Now in its third year, the event will attract more than 1500 participants to share ideas and focus on relevant issues related to this year’s theme: ‘Change the Industry – Create the Industry’.

TEDxLviv: Zeitgeist

Issue 131, February 2020.
For the uninitiated, TED is a in a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas – usually in the form of short, powerful talks (of 18 minutes or less). It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers nearly all topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages.

Iryna Bilyk Presents ‘50’ in Jubilee Concert

Issue 131, February 2020.
Ukraine’s timeless Iryna Bilyk will present her jubilee concert ‘50’ at the Lviv State Circus on 14 March. She climbed music’s Mt. Olympus many years ago, having been one of Ukraine’s top female acts for nearly 30 years! Each song of hers is a hit, each new video a piece of art, and every appearance is a full house.

Lviv Art & Wine Festival: Women in Art

Issue 131, February 2020.
Leopolitans and guests of the city looking for some spring fun need look no further than the charming Lviv Art & Wine Festival at LEM Station on 7-8 March.

Exciting Ski Events at Bukovel

Issue 131, February 2020.
This February and March, the Bukovel Ski Resort – Ukraine’s largest and most popular – will host several exciting ski competitions that you won’t want to miss. With modern hotels, spas, and restaurants, Bukovel is Ukraine’s most European winter resort.

Lviv iCamp: Spring 2020

Issue 131, February 2020.
Lviv iCamp is centred around social media marketing specifically – differentiating it from other digital marketing conferences. Delving deep into the subject, the conference focuses on several areas, including communications, sales, crowdsourcing, e-learning, and digital, content, email, and inbound marketing.

International Women’s Day 2020

Issue 131, February 2020.
Lviv’s MolodoZeleno venue will host the International Women’s Day 2020 event organised by the Women Techmakers Lviv (WTM) on 14 March. WTM is a non-profit that supports and empowers women in technology through different events, workshops, and study jams.

Mesmerising DakhaBrakha

Issue 131, February 2020.
Lviv’s spectacular Opera & Ballet Theatre will host the one-of-a-kind DakhaBrakha on 24 February. It’s impossible not to get swept up in the “ethno chaos” of DakhaBrakha’s giddy creativity and mesmerising performances.

The Beatles Tribute – Liverpool Legends

Issue 131, February 2020.
Lviv’s lovely Opera & Ballet Theatre is set to turn into ‘Beatlemania’ on 3 March when the wonderful Liverpool Legends are in town. A Beatles Tribute Band, the Liverpool Legends are four talented musicians and actors handpicked by Louise Harrison, the sister of Beatles legend George Harrison. That makes the group the only one in the world with a direct link to the original Fab Four! In fact, the group – along with Louise – was nominated for a Grammy in 2012 for their work on ‘Fab Fan Memories – a Beatles Bond’.

Wonderful Carmen Suite

Issue 131, February 2020.
Lviv’s famed Opera & Ballet Theatre will host the wonderful Carmen Suite ballet on 10 March. Carmen Suite is a one-act play created by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso in 1967.

New Flights will bring Lviv closer to Europe

Issue 131, February 2020.
Welcome another 49 flights per week! This year Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv will increase amount of flights for the existing destinations, and will add some completely new flights. Record is set by Ukraine’s low-cost airline SkyUp that has already started selling tickets for new flights to the Italian cities of Lamezia, Terme, Bergamo, Bologna, and Rome from the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Lviv.

Successful and Inspirational – Galicia’s First Business Ladies

Issue 131, February 2020.
Galicia has a long history of successful women entrepreneurs, so in honour of International Women’s Day, let’s talk about the Leopolitan business environment at the beginning of the 20th Century. You can’t talk about women entrepreneurs from the early 20th Century without talking about Klymentyna Avdykovych and Olena Levytska. Thanks to their pioneering activities, professionalism, and foreign experience, they set up several enterprises in different industries – from food to chemicals, including factories like Fortuna Nova and Zoria.

“The Uke” – The Greatest Goaltender That Ever Lived is Galician

Issue 131, February 2020.
Lviv is bidding for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games and while the city isn’t exactly know for its ice hockey chops, did you know that the greatest goaltender that ever lived was Ukrainian? In fact, Terry Sawchuk’s nickname was “The Uke”.

Leopolitan Wrestler Triumphs

Issue 131, February 2020.
Leopolitan wrestler Angelina Lysak was named January’s Athlete of the Month for her thrilling victory in the 59kg women’s wrestling division at a 2020 Ranking Series of Tournaments in Rome in January.

Leopolitan Wins double gold

Issue 131, February 2020.
Leopolitan long-distance runner Sofia Yaremchuk continues to shake Italian sports world. On January 12th she claimed gold in the Terni Half Marathon, in which she showed spectacular time 1:10:33 to cover 21 097 meters.

Mahuchikh Sets Record at Lviv’s Demyanyuk Memorial

Issue 131, February 2020.
Ukrainian high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh broke the world indoor U20 high jump record at the Oleksiy Demyanyuk Memorial High Jump tournament at Lviv’s University of Physical Culture last month.

Leopolitan Cyclist Wins Bronze

Issue 131, February 2020.
The UCI Track Cycling World Cup finished its season with its sixth and final event last month in Milton, Canada.

8 Ways to Celebrate the 8th of March

Issue 131, February 2020.
Having trouble coming up with ideas of how to spoil your special lady this International Women’s Day? No worries! Lviv Today has you covered this month with 8 spectacular ideas to treat your lady right!

Lviv region is leading the way in Ukraine’s Euro-integration

Issue 131, February 2020.
Ukraine has fought harder than any other country for European integration. Progress has come at an incredibly high price, with efforts to conclude a relatively innocuous Association Agreement with the European Union in 2013 plunging Ukraine into a maelstrom of revolution, economic crisis and undeclared war with Russia that continues to this day. Despite these formidable challenges, a recent study conducted by the New Europe Center has found that European integration trends are taking root across Ukraine. Meanwhile, public support for the country’s European trajectory has consolidated significantly since 2014, despite the trauma and turbulence of the past six years.

Döner Kebab – The Old Food That’s Trendy Again

Issue 131, February 2020.
The ‘kebab’ is one of history’s finest inventions and it’s come back into style as one of the world’s trendiest culinary creations.