Upcoming Lviv

Arsen Mirzoyan’s New ‘Ingredient’

Issue 129, December 2019.
Lviv’s stunning Opera & Ballet Theatre will host the talented and charismatic Arsen Mirzoyan on 16 December. Mirzoyan’s star is shining bright – he’s consistently getting nominated for the country’s top musical awards and his fans can sing all his biggest hits by heart, like Kapronovi Banty, Winnie the Pooh, and Geraldine.

Etno Fashion Show

Issue 129, December 2019.
Lviv’s hopping Malevich Night Club will play host to the Etno Fashion Show on 16 December. This spectacular event is set to celebrate diversity and culture through fashion, music, and the arts. Fashion and the arts are powerful tools for promoting respect and appreciation of multicultural and ethnic identities.

Discover the Amazing Khrystyna Soloviy

Issue 129, December 2019.
Lviv’s outstanding Khrystyna Soloviy will return home for a concert at the city’s stylish Malevich Night Club & Concert Arena on 15 December. A tiny, young woman with dark brown hair, Soloviy looks more like a teenager than a pop diva. Her debut album ‘Zhyva Voda’ (‘Live Water’) was released in 2015 and featured just two of her own songs alongside several folk songs of the Lemkos, a small ethnic group from Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains.

Garmyder Festival

Issue 129, December 2019.
Lviv’s Spartak Shopping & Entertainment Centre will host the creative Garmyder Crafts Festival over the 14-15 December weekend. One of Lviv’s biggest handcrafted shopping events, this jolly affair will delight Leopolitan craft lovers and guests of the city with a variety of indoor and outdoor crafts and food stalls.

Lviv’s Christmas Splendour

Issue 129, December 2019.
The spirit of Christmas is coming to Lviv and Leopolitans can look forward to the merry season with lots of fun activities! After a long year, now is the time to take a break and enjoy shopping, dining, and socialising. The Christmas season in Lviv is an absolute joy. Be sure to catch the lit-up trade malls and festive Christmas markets, where you can pick up all of your gifts and souvenirs from charming wooden chalets. Explore your way through the holiday attractions and fairs that lure merrymakers with their permeating aromas of natural soaps and perfumes and traditional Christmas honeys. Feast on gingerbread or bratwurst, enjoy the warm gluhwein, and maybe sing a carol or two at Lviv’s traditional Christmas fair, taking place from 13 December to 19 January on the alley from the Opera & Ballet Theatre to the Shevchenko monument and on Rynok Square.

Gareth Jones – The Brave Journalist Who Told the World About Stalin’s Famine

Issue 128, November 2019.
The summer blockbuster season for movies may be over, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing left worth seeing this year. In fact, most of the year’s best films aren’t released until near Christmas, so don’t get too attached to your best-films-of-the-year rankings just yet. Among the most anticipated releases of the season is the Polish-Ukrainian-British film Mr. Jones (The Price of Truth). It tells the story of an idealistic, young Welsh journalist – the title character – that trudges through miles of knee-deep snow in Ukraine, witnessing first-hand the horrors of the 1932-33 genocidal famine known as the Holodomor. The entirety of the region’s grain production was sold abroad to finance the rapid modernisation of Soviet industry, with the Stalin regime regarding the millions of ethnic Ukrainians as a price worth paying for the new utopia.

‘Prima Motus’ on Display

Issue 128, November 2019.
Lviv’s Lvivarnya Museum & Art Gallery will play host to the opening of the ‘Prima Motus’ exhibition by Marian Besaha on 13 November. The Lviv-based artist is well-known and highly appreciated in Ukraine and Europe for not only being a painter, but also a lecturer, critic, and cultural events manager.

TLUM & KRAM Flea Market

Issue 128, November 2019.
The term “Marché aux puces” literally translates to – you guessed it – “flea market”. First established in Paris around 1870, the term was adopted ostensibly because of the flea-infested furniture and other wares that were sold at the market just outside the city limits. Years later, similar-type markets popped-up around Europe.

Jazz Bez Festival Returns

Issue 128, November 2019.
The popular Jazz Bez Festival returns to Lviv from 6-15 December. Since 2001, this musical event has become a unique cross-border marathon of jazz that unites dozens of cities, hundreds of musicians, and thousands of music lovers under a single festival that celebrates jazz, music, and freedom.

German Film Festival

Issue 128, November 2019.
For 25 years now, the German Film Festival has offered a unique insight into the cinematic world of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Hosted by the Goethe Institute in Ukraine along with Arthaus Traffic, this year’s exciting event began features five films and a special screening of the documentary ‘Vom Bauen der Zukunft – 100 Jahre Bauhaus’.