Upcoming Lviv

Flugery Lvova Jazz Music Festival

Issue 122, April 2019.
Each year since 2003, jazz lovers from around the world flock to Lviv for the Flugery Festival – one of the city’s most popular musical events. Flugery has become a staple of Lviv’s cultural calendar and provides an important stage for both up-and-coming and recognised jazz bands.

Lviv City Day

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv City Day is the official celebration to mark the city’s founding. This year Lviv is celebrating its 763rd birthday on the first weekend of May! This year’s program features more than 100 events and activities, including parades, fairs, street entertainment, sports contests, free tours, and live music. Some of Lviv’s museums will also be offering free admission.

Zero Waste Fest

Issue 122, April 2019.
The Zero Waste Fest 2019 will take place at Lviv’s !FESTRepublic Club on 20 April. As sustainability becomes an ever more accepted idea within organisations and communities across the nation, Zero Waste events are spreading. Additionally, the steady expansion of recycling and commercial composting infrastructure makes it possible to offer recycling and food composting at events in many locations.

Enigmatic Sharon Kovacs in Concert

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club will play host to Sharon Kovacs, the shaven-headed chanteuse with the voice of a soul legend, on 15 April. The Netherlands might be famous for tulips, van Gogh, and Gouda cheese – but great soul singers? Well, Kovacs is about to change expectations.

Lviv Ultra Trail

Issue 122, April 2019.
All Leopolitan runners and guests of the city are welcome to join the Lviv Ultra Trail running event on 11 May. Trail running combines running up steep gradients, hiking, and running on “any unpaved surface”. It’s similar to both mountain and fell running (aka hill running).

Lviv Open Cup Motocross

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s legendary Mayorivka racetrack will play host to the Lviv Open Cup motocross competition on 12 May. Renowned as one of Europe’s most difficult tracks, the Mayorivka event is expected to draw competitors from across Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

Lviv Model UN 2019

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s Bank Hotel is set to play host to this year’s Lviv Model UN conference from 18-21 April. The simulation allows participants to learn about world affairs, improve conflict resolution capabilities, and develop communication skills through role-play. Organisers believe the event will educate participants informally through team-building and workshops, so there are plenty of practical benefits to taking part.

Knyhomania’ Children’s Forum & Reading Festival

Issue 122, April 2019.
The ‘Knyhomania’ Children’s Forum & Reading Festival is a three-day event in May that brings together authors, illustrators, and publishers for and exciting and dynamic program to foster the enjoyment of reading among Ukrainian youth. Dating back to 2002 when it was known as the Children’s Reading Festival, the event quickly became one of the few festivals that tied together educational, entertainment, and cultural activities to popularise the development of children’s book publishing. It remains a premier platform for national and foreign publishing houses to present and promote their books.

Quality Management Conference

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s QMO Conference will take place at the sparkling new A. Sheptytsky Centre on 18 May. Ten experienced speakers from across Ukraine and Europe will share their knowledge in the areas of testing, quality management, and test automation with attendees.

Terrific Tarja Turunen

Issue 122, April 2019.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will be delighted to hear that Finland’s fantastic Tarja Turunen will play live at Lviv’s Malevich night club on 12 May. As a classically-trained, three-octave lyric soprano, Turonen’s combination of hard and fast guitar riffs with her ‘operatic’ vocals have achieved both critical and commercial success.