Upcoming Lviv

Chilling at Lviv’s Annual Winter Jazz Fest

Issue 18, November 2009.
The 9th annual ‘Jazz Bez’ Lviv international Jazz Festival, December 4-13. At venues across town including Lviv Philharmonic Theatre (Chaykovskoho Str., 7), National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Maria Zankovecka (L. Ukrainka Str., 1) and JazzClub.Lviv.(Kvartyra 35 at Virmenska Str. 35)

New Luxury Retail Complex Opening in the City Centre!

Issue 18, November 2009.
New Luxury Retail Complex Opening in the City Centre! Grand opening of Opera Passage Shopping Gallery, 11 December, 27 Svobody Avenue. Lviv will receive a glamorous early Christmas present this year with the opening of a new shopping gallery in the city centre which will raise the bar considerably on the West Ukrainian luxury consumer market.

Outdoor ice-skating

Issue 18, November 2009.
Lviv outdoor ice-skating rink opens, End of November, Rynok Square, close to the City Council Hall. Lviv’s annual city centre ice-skating focus returns this November and promises to bring its particular brand of timeless cheer to Lviv Old Town throughout the festive season.

World famous musician at Lviv's "JazzBez"

Issue 18, November 2009.
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD. He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.

Tuneful melodies and inflammatory dances of Hungarian soul

Issue 17, October 2009.
For the first time in Lviv, on October 24th Lviv Philharmonic Theatre will host Hungarian rock-opera “On falcon’s wings” . Spectacular event, will present to Lvivites the best selection of Hungarian rock and folk music, skillfully performed by actors and dancers of theatre “ Mandala”.

Short films galore as Wiz-Art returns

Issue 17, October 2009.
“Screening 69” season of short films featuring the very best from this year’s Wiz-Art festival offerings, Each Thursday throughout October from 19.00, Conference Hall, Lviv Art Palace (Kopernika Street 17).

«LvivKlezFest» in multinational Lviv

Issue 17, October 2009.
During October 16-18, 2009 in Lviv will take place International Festival of Jewish music, dances and songs «LvivKlezFest» with participants from Ukraine, Poland, Russia, USA, Moldova. Klez Fest music is music of Jewish bands, where musicians have no idea about music notation, but could incredibly precisely reflect beauties of Jewish soul. This genre of music originated in small villages.

Attention! New phone codes become active from 14 October

Issue 17, October 2009.
On 14 October some major changes will be introduced into the codes used to make inter-city and international calls from Ukraine. For landline calls the ‘8’ which had previously been a required prefix...

Technology boffins swinging into town

Issue 17, October 2009.
Summit of B.E.S.T. Presidents, 5-11 November, Lviv Lviv’s growing reputation as a centre for educational excellence has seen it appearing on the academic festival radar more and more in recent years, and next month will see a major engineering event that will further illustrate this positive trend.

Lviv Fashion Week enters fourth season

Issue 17, October 2009.
Lviv Fashion Week, October 23-25, Lviv Art Palace (17, Kopernyka Street) Since its launch in 2008 Lviv Fashion Week has succeeded in establishing its brand both within Ukrainian fashion circles and as an exciting fringe event on the wider Eastern European scene. This fourth series of catwalk shows will feature a host of international designers joining their Ukrainian colleagues in the sumptuous surroundings of Lviv’s Art Palace.