Upcoming Lviv

DakhaBrakha Scores Dovzhenko’s Masterpiece ‘Earth’

Issue 125, July 2019.
Ukrainian “ethno chaos” group DakhaBrakha will present their original score for Alexander Dovzhenko’s 1930 materpiece film ‘Earth’ in Lviv in August. Ukraine’s most famous Soviet-era director, Dovzhenko created ‘Earth’ as part of his ‘Ukraine Trilogy’ and the film is considered one of the greatest movies of the 20th Century.

Can't-miss summer food festivals in the city

Issue 125, July 2019.
Traditionally in July-August Lviv’s beautiful B. Khmelnytsky Culture & Recreation Park (4 Bolharska St.) plays host for the two most impressive must-visit street food markets and food festivals of the year.

Summer Festivals Worth Traveling For

Issue 125, July 2019.
Is there a better time to enjoy a festival than summer? Each year Ukraine offers thousands of summer festivals and we’ve selected some of the country’s most-visit stops – from Faine Misto in Ternopil to Republica Fest 2019 in Kamyanets-Podilskyi. Now just choose based on your tastes, book your accommodations, and round up your friends – there is so much to discover in Ukraine!

Matthias Kendlinger Music Festival

Issue 124, June 2019.
Now in its third year, the Matthias Kendlinger Music Festival is one of Lviv’s most important cultural events. Organised by Austrian conductor, composer, and impresario Matthias Kendlinger, the festival draws world-renowned artists to the Western Ukrainian capital each summer to perform selected pieces by Maestro Kendlinger.

‘People & Puppts’ Puppet Theatre Festival

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv will host the ‘People & Puppets’ puppet theatre festival from 21-23 June. Puppetry is a rich, incisive, and paradoxical art form that calls on inanimate objects to remind us of our shared human experience.

‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ by Oksana Karavanska Celbrates Jubilee

Issue 124, June 2019.
‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ by famed Ukrainian designer Oksana Karavanska is all set to charm Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city on 28 June. Already one of Lviv’s chicest traditions, this year’s show will be a special event as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest programme.

EuroFanz 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
EuroFanz, the international fan-festival for football supporters from different nations, returns to Lviv from 28-30 June. Sponsored by Lifecell, this year’s event has attracted supporters from Belarus, Chechia, France, Latvia, Moldova, Sweden, and Ukraine. In addition, supporters from many European clubs will also attend, including Newcastle United (EN), Roma (IT), Eintracht Frankfurt (DE), Heerenveen and Feyenoord (both – NL), Kisvarda (HU), AIK (SE), Dinamo Minsk (BY), Dinamo Bucharest (RO), Zbrojovka Brno (CZ), Dukla Banska Bystrica and Spartak Myjava (both – SK) and, of course, Karpaty Lviv.

Lviv Nights Festival

Issue 124, June 2019.
It’s that time of year again! Lviv’s museums are set to open their doors at night to Leopolitan culture buffs and guests of the city as the ‘Lviv Nights’ festival returns to the Western Ukrainian capital from 12-14 July.

Lviv Yoga Day

Issue 124, June 2019.
Since its inception in 2015, Lviv has joined cities all over the world in celebrating 21 June as the International Yoga Day. Yoga was primarily developed as a medium to attain harmony of body, mind, and soul. It is not just different yogic postures and breathing techniques – it is a way of life.

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Musical Play

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s theatre-going public and guests of the city will be delighted with ‘Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Musical Play’, the ambitious, genre-bending chamber musical based on the life and artwork of Charlotte Salomon. ‘Life? Or Work?’ is the name that Berlin-born, Jewish artist Salomon gave to nearly 800 paintings accompanied by text and music that she produced between 1940-42.