Upcoming Lviv

Eurofan 2010 amateur football championships, July 8-11, Lviv

Issue 25, June 2010.
Following on from the success of similar football events in recent years, the folk at Lviv’s ‘Karpaty’ NGO are organising a repeat of the popular Eurofan tournament this summer. The event unites fan teams representing clubs from across Europe in Ukraine’s lion city where they face each other in amateur competition .

‘Fort.Missia’ 2nd annual international art festival, July 2-4, Popovychy village, close to the Ukrainian-Poland border

Issue 25, June 2010.
In the past two decades of independence the Ukrainian folk art and ethno music festival scene has mushroomed into a major seasonal industry with its centre very much based in Lviv and the surrounding West Ukrainian countryside. Each year new events appear and the ethno scene gains in international recognition. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in the growth of the Fort Missia festival, which this July will be held for the second year.

Qualifying round of the UEM Individual SpeedwayEuropean Championship s in Lviv, June 25, SKA Stadium (39а, Kleparivska Street, Lviv).Beginning: 16.00

Issue 25, June 2010.
Qualifying round of the UEM Individual SpeedwayEuropean Championship s in Lviv, June 25, SKA Stadium (39а, Kleparivska Street, Lviv).Beginning: 16.00Q The 2010 UEM Speedway European Championship season has already featured qualifying rounds in Mureck, Austria and Diedenbergen, Germany, with the third qualifying round set to be held in Lviv.

Tiesto world tour

Issue 25, June 2010.
Lviv’s rise and rise as a regional cultural capital received another boost earlier this year when the city was included onto the schedule of global DJ phenomenon Tiesto’s 2010 World Tour. This month the celebrated mix master will play an all-night set to thousands of Leopolitan fans at the city’s Hippodrome at what will surely be the event of the summer 2010 season. Lviv has long been known locally as Ukraine’s cultural capital, but it appears that the outside world is also finally taking notice of the exciting scene that is emerging in the dainty little corner of Old Europe.

ІІІ International Chamber Music Festival “ Szymanowski Quartet and Friends”

Issue 24, May 2010.
For the third time, the Chamber Music Festival , initiated 2008 by the Szymanowski Quartet, will take place between June 10th and 13th 2010. Having chosen Lviv as the home for this project, the quartet directs attention to a city which is located at the border between the Ukraine and Poland and is a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO.

International friendly match, Ukraine vs. Romania, May 29 at 20.30, Ukraina Stadium, Lviv

Issue 24, May 2010.
Ukraine may have missed out on this summer’s World Cup Finals by a whisker (they lost a two legged play-off to Greece 1-0), but there will be international quality football action in Lviv this summer as the national team take on fellow East European footballing powerhouse Romania in a friendly match which will pit two sides both of which are currently undergoing rebuilding processes.

Tango festival, May 25-30, venues across the city centre

Issue 24, May 2010.
Lviv in summer is a sultry and steamy place where the South American art of tango is particularly well-suited. This month a selection of Lviv landmarks and palaces will play host to a series of tango-flavoured events and kino screenings.

‘Virtuosi’ International Classical Music Festival, May 14 to June 6, Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall (7 Chaikovskoho Street)

Issue 24, May 2010.
First launched in 1981, this classical music festival is one of the highlights of the Lviv cultural calendar. Guests of the festival this year will include Anastasyia Pilatuk, violin (Italy), Аndriy Vijtovych, violin, (Great Britain).

‘Ancient Lviv’ cultural festival, May 29-30, "Shevchenkivski Hai" Architectural museum, 1 Chernecha Hora Street, Lviv

Issue 24, May 2010.
Ancient Lviv is a favourite subject of tourist industry and hospitality sector entrepreneurs in Lviv and this coming festival will offer a feast of knights and brave maidens from a bygone era of chivalry and serfdom. Highlights will include violently realistic historical reconstructions and the popular ‘don’t cut that plait!’ contest, where beautiful young Lviv ladies compete to see who has the longest hair.

Touch & Go in concert, Picasso Club 13th birthday party, June 12, Zelena Street 88

Issue 24, May 2010.
Celebrated nightlife icon Picasso Club has been in business since 1997, when it first opened up on what was a quiet and often shadowy Lviv nocturnal scene. Lviv has changed much since those relatively quiet days, and as the city’s nightlife scene has matured and diversified, Picasso has also been able to keep up with the changing times