Upcoming Lviv

Open Air Ice Hockey this February!

Issue 21, February 2010.
There is nothing more that needs to be said except the phrase: ‘open air ice hockey’. On its own it conjures up images of trailer park romance and raw redneck passion – and the Lviv vintage of the genre does not disappoint, coming complete with rusty old goal posts and a rough and ready selection of players ranging from tough young hustlers to old hands who can still wield a stick to effect when necessary.

Efendi Zebu and the Karolina Glazer Quintet in concert

Issue 21, February 2010.
Picasso Club (88 Zelena Street), February 22 Karolina Glazer is one of the hottest acts to have emerged from the Polish jazz scene since the collapse of European communism. She is famed for the versatility of her voice and her exquisite four-octave range. Many have commented on the super natural quality of her performance and questioned her spiritual influences. The signer herself speaks of her strong European identity but also responds to Arabic, Salsa and other international influences in her work.

Ukrainian Energy Forum

Issue 21, February 2010.
Eco-Solutions – New Technologies’ Fourth Annual International Ecological Forum, February 24-26 Lemberg Exhibition Centre (176 B. Khmelnitskoho Street – entrance from Kukurydztana Street) With the entire world seemingly debating the pros and cons of placing limits on the kind of energy supplies we consume and scrambling for viable eco-friendly alternatives to our current reliance on fossil fuels, the theme of green energy has never been more pertinent than it is today. This coming Lviv conference will likely attract a good selection of regional experts in the energy field and promose that it will allow them to observe first hand the latest innovations in the ecoenergy sphere. Waste management will be high on the agenda of the forum.

Chocoholics of Lviv, Unite!

Issue 21, February 2010.
Chocolate Day celebrations, March, 6-8, 2010, Rynok Square, square in front of Opera and Ballet Theatre and Art Palace, (Kopernika str., 17, Lviv) What could be a better way to mark International Women’s Day that by hosting a scrumptious chocolate festival? Clearly the officials inside Lviv City Council responsible for the city’s ever-expanding array of holidays could think of nothing more appropriate and have designated early March as a time to celebrate Lviv’s long tradition of delicious desserts and chocolate treats.

Meet the Buddha in Lviv!

Issue 21, February 2010.
Treasures of Tibet in Lviv, until March 12, Lviv Museum of History and Religion (1 Muzeyna Square, Lviv) Lviv gallery fans will be offered a rare glimpse of Tibetan art and culture this month with an Oriental exhibition of extraordinary colour and flavour at the city’s Museum of History and Religion. The collection features over 300 artifacts taken from the collections of monasteries in India, Nepal and Tibet, reflecting the far-reaching range of the ancient Buddhist religion.

Next Generation of Lviv Musicians

Issue 21, February 2010.
Fourth Annual ‘Golden Rose’ International Youth Music Festival, February 21-28, Lviv Krushnelnitska Music School (10 Zelena Street) and Lysenko Music Academy (5 Nezhankivskoho Street) This February will see some of the finest young classical music talent face large adult audiences for the first time as Lviv prepares to welcome the annual Golden Rose music festival.

Tres Chic Kino

Issue 21, February 2010.
Evenings of French Movies, From February 18, KinoPalace “Kopernik” (9 Kopernika Street) February 2010 sees Lviv play host to a season of French films for the fifth consecutive year.

Lviv Old Boy Returns

Issue 21, February 2010.
Karpaty Lviv vs Metalist Kharkiv, Ukrainian Premier League,Saturday February 27, Ukraina Stadium, Lviv. Kick-off at 16.00 Lviv’s football fans are currently waiting impatiently for the end of the annual winter break and the good news is that the second half of the season will kick off in late February with what promises to be an intriguing encounter with high-flyingMetalist.

"Ladies First" - International Women’s Day holiday, March 8.

Issue 21, February 2010.
Celebrated all day and on into the evening in homes, schools, offices, bars, restaurants, park benches and marshrutkas across town! Many foreigners who are new to life in Ukraine initially find it difficult to grasp the importance of International Women’s Day and struggle to understand the relationship of the holiday to the unorthodox sexual politics of the post-Soviet world. For those among the expat community who have been raised in a staunchly post-modern feminist environment, the holiday can actually seem anachronistic at best and offensively patronizing at worst, and its annual arrival generally sparks knowing grins and the odd catty remark from contemptuous expat PC puritans.

Lovely Lorak plays Lviv

Issue 21, February 2010.
Early March will see the capital of West Ukraine prepare for International Women’s Day with a star turn from the country’s leading pop nymphet Ani Lorak. Little Ani has been big on the post-Soviet music scene since the mid-nineteen nineties and gained a whole new international audience when she was narrowly beaten into second place at the 2008 Eurovision song contest. Miss Lorak took time out of her hectic tour schedule to speak to Lviv Today about her upcoming Lviv date and her associations with the city.