Upcoming Lviv

Exhibition of Qing Dynasty Treasures

Issue 113, June 2018.
This summer Leopolitans and guests of the city will have the wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Qing dynasty – the last empire to rule China – at the ‘Treasures of the Qing Dynasty’ exhibition at Potocky Palace. After overthrowing the Ming dynasty, the Qing reigned between 1644 and 1912 and was only the second major empire ruled by an ethnic group other than the dominant Han Chinese. Spanning over 300 years, the Qing dynasty was one of the largest in history and is known for its flourishing art scene and innovations in printing production and weaponry.

Lviv Open Cup Arm Wrestling Tournament

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club is looking to find the region’s best arm wrestler when they host the Lviv Open Cup 2018 international arm wrestling tournament on 24 June. Popularised in this part of the world thanks to the 1987 Sylvester Stallone movie ‘Over the Top’, the sport remains very popular in Ukraine.

Oscar Shorts Film Screenings

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s IMAX cinemas will screen compelling stories from the world’s best Oscar-nominated live action short films from 21 to 27 June. Watching every Oscar-nominated film is a noble endeavour; and a lengthy one. There are usually 10 films nominated for Best Picture, so you’d spend nearly a full day in front of the screen to catch them all.

Vietnam Day in Lviv

Issue 113, June 2018.
Vietnamese culture is among the oldest in Southeast Asia, dating back to the Bronze-age Đông Sơn. Leopolitan culture lovers and guests of the city have the wonderful opportunity to get to know more about the Vietnamese during Vietnam Day in Lviv on 21 June.

Fête de la Musique 2018

Issue 113, June 2018.
The Fête de la Musique, also known as the worldwide celebration of music, is an annual music festival taking place in cities around the world on 21 June. Created by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1982, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 740 sites in 116 cities worldwide, including Lviv.

Lviv Yoga Day

Issue 113, June 2018.
Why not come on down to Lviv’s iconic Rynok Square and join in Yoga Day celebrations with the experts? From 15:00 to 22:00 on the 23-24 June weekend, Leopolitan fitness lovers and guests of the city can choose a mat and be led through a series of different yoga practices, learning about the many benefits of the ancient practice along the way. Unlike many other forms of exercise, yoga suits all ages and abilities and is both relaxing and invigorating. It is proven to improve strength, flexibility, and breathing while boosting physical and mental well-being.

Miss Lviv 2018

Issue 113, June 2018.
Lviv’s beautiful Opera & Ballet Theatre will see some of the region’s emerging beauties compete for the right to be called Miss Lviv 2018 on 21 June. The winner will also represent the capital of West Ukraine in this year’s Miss Ukraine grand finale in Kyiv.

LvivMozArt Festival

Issue 113, June 2018.
LvivMozArt is a festival of classical music and opera dedicated to the musical heritage of Mozart’s youngest son, Franz Xaver, who lived and worked in Lviv for 30 years (1808-38) and actively promoted music in the city. Beginning just last year, this newest addition to Lviv’s busy festival scene celebrates Leopolitans pride in the place the younger Mozart played in the city’s musical heritage.

Lviv IT Jazz Conference

Issue 113, June 2018.
Representatives of major IT, investment, and business companies will gather at Lviv’s Leopolis Jazz Lounge in the city centre on 29-30 June for the annual IT Jazz Conference. A top-tier event for IT companies and investment funds, the event provides a great networking platform and opens a whole range of new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.

Atmasfera Set to Delight Lviv

Issue 113, June 2018.
Atmasfera, one of Ukraine’s most popular indie yoga bands, are set to delight Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city with an intimate concert in the heart of the city on Rynok Square on 23 June. The group’s name is a portmanteau of ‘Atma’, a classical Sanskrit word meaning ‘a person’, and ‘sfera’, which refers to the internal feelings and experiences that surround a person.