Upcoming Lviv

Bumboks in concert, Ukrayina Sport Palace (18 Melnyka Street) 24 October

Issue 28, October 2010.
These three Ukrainian hip hop practitioners have been at the forefront of all that’s good about East European rap for the past five years, and the visit Lviv this October with a hotly anticipated gig which will feature work from their new album ‘All Inclusive’.

Legendary Georgian Dance troupe presents ‘Samaia’ show, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre (28, Svobody Avenue) 9 November

Issue 28, October 2010.
Georgia is famous for many things throughout the former Soviet union including mineral water, themed restaurants and excellent red wine, but it is perhaps best known for its passionate and aesthetically pleasing national dances.

Legendary Crimean Tatar guitarist Enver Izmailov in concert, Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall. 5 November from 18.00

Issue 28, October 2010.
This legendary Crimean Tatar guitarist has been hailed as one of the greatest artists to emerge from the generation of Tatars born in Soviet Asian exile following the Stalinist deportation of 1944

"Iron Lion 2010" festival of iron mongering, 16—17 October, Central Lviv

Issue 28, October 2010.
Nothing says medieval with quite the same effect as good old fashion iron mongering and metalwork, and so it is no surprise that medieval Lviv has its own annual celebration of this ancient art. Мабуть, ніщо так добре не відображає дух середньовіччя, як кованее залізо, яке завжди захищало й прикрашало старовинні міста. Тож не дивно, що це стародавнє мистецтво отримало своє власне свято саме у Львові.

Little castles for little Leopolitans! Miniature models of West Ukrainian fortifications, Pototsky Palace courtyard

Issue 28, October 2010.
Lviv recently welcomed a new tourist attraction on a tiny scale — the region’s first exhibition of model castles. The eight featured fortifications are all models produced to a 1;50 scale and based on the most famous castles of the West Ukrainian region and its traditional borderlands.

La Scala costumes on exhibition, Lviv National Opera and Ballet theatre (28 Svobody Avenue) until 31 December

Issue 28, October 2010.
Until the end of the year Lviv’s National Opera and Ballet theatre is hosting a unique exhibition entitled, “Theatrical costumes of the world’s most famous opera singers,” presented by Italy’s legendary La Scala Opera House.

Jazzex in concert, Lviv Philharmonic Hall (7 Chaikovskoho Str.) 13 November

Issue 28, October 2010.
This popular Ukrainian jazz collective have never played West Ukraine before so this is likely to be a hotly anticipate date among Leopolitan jazz fans. ‘Jazzex’ offer an unlikely blend of genres with each of the group’s six members bringing something a little bit different into the mix.

Screening of ‘Oceans’ documentary film by Jacques Perrin, this November

Issue 28, October 2010.
At a venue and time which was yet to be confirmed prior to publishing deadline, this event will offer a calming and inspirational look at the world we live in. Originally screened worldwide at 1,200 theatres to mark Earth day 2010 (April 22), this film by French master moviemaker Jacques Perrin offers a window into the largely unexplored world of marine biology from the polar wastes to the tropics.

New German Films international kino festival, Kiev Cinema (8 Shevchenko Avenue) from 4 November

Issue 28, October 2010.
This autumn’s season of international cinema keeps on giving with early November’s glimpse of contemporary German kino. The German cinema industry was once one of the finest in the world, producing many of the most memorable classics of the early age of cinematography.

AUTUMN KINO! Spanish and Scandinavian short film screenings, October-November

Issue 28, October 2010.
This autumn Leopolitan film buffs will be treated to a feast of international kino including this double act of Spanish and Scandinavian shorts.