Upcoming Lviv

Museum Night, 15-16 May, museums throughout Lviv

Issue 23, April 2010.
Since its founding years in the thirteenth century Lviv has always been a city full of fascinating artifacts which have washed up at the crossroads of the Catholic, Orthodox and Middle Eastern worlds. So it comes as no surprise that Lviv has always been a city of museums where relics are honoured and revered.

Laura Martirosyan presents Armenian Jazz with her ‘Lela Brazil Project’, Picasso Club (88 Zelena Street), 27 April

Issue 23, April 2010.
The recent series of jazz evenings at Picasso continues with this concert by the ‘Lela Brazil Project’ jazz band led by Armenia diva Laura Martirosyan. This talented young singer and composer has won a host of international awards (and plenty of admirers) but she remains a student at Kyiv’s prestigious Musical Institute.

Potap and Nastya Kamenskih in concert, Lviv Circus (83 Horodotska Street) 23 April from 19.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Ukraine’s most famous R’n’B duo Potap and Nastya Kamenskih will offer up a selection of old favourites and new tracks at this gala Lviv concert. The duo first shot to popularity in 2005 with a string of raunchy hits that played on the latent sexual chemistry between bling merchant and gangsta rapper Potap and the lusciously busty Nastya, culminating in their mega-hit ‘Ne Para’.

“Scandalous Workshop” free and democratic photo exhibition, 20 Zaliznychna Str., 3 May

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv is a city which demands to be photographed and unsurprisingly it has long been a centre of amateur photography. The advent of digital technologies has added to this trend, and fans of Lviv photography can now meet kindred spirits at this month’s free photo exhibition, which is being organized by the "5 х 5" photo club and Primus art Gallery. All photographers are welcome.

French Spring season of cultural events with a French flavour, Throughout April at participating venues across Lviv

Issue 23, April 2010.
This year’s annual French Spring season of French cultural happenings in Lviv is bigger than ever. Highlights include the April 14-18 daily screenings of French kino at Lviv Kinopalace (9 Kopernika Str.), while fans of French performance arts can enjoy a rare treat with the 20 April performance of the French circus troupe ‘Baroque’ at the Lviv Theatre for Children and Youth (11 Hnatyuka Str.). Meanwhile, throughout April the Lviv Museum of Ethnography and Crafts (15 Svobody Ave.) will be hosting a bright exhibition of poster art by Alfons Mucha.

Mister Lviv 2010 grand final, Millennium Nightclub (2 Chornovola Avenue) 2 May from 20.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Lviv is famed for its beautiful ladies, but to show that the city is in no way sexist in its attitudes to beauty contests, every year sees a new Mr. Lviv crowned. As well as their natural beauty, male contestants will be tested for their charm, talent and wit in what is traditionally a fun and tongue-in-cheek event.

‘Field of Songs’ folk music festival, Lviv Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1 Chernecha Hora Street), 16 May

Issue 23, April 2010.
Oral traditions and folk music have always played a central role in Ukrainian culture, and nowhere is this more true that in the agricultural communities of rural West Ukraine, where many of the Ukrainian nation’s most ancient traditions have remained safe throughout centuries of foreign rule and oppression.

Flower Ball, Lviv House of Scientists (6 Lystopadovogo Chyny) 24 April from 18.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Billed as ‘the most exquisite event on the spring Lviv social calendar’, the annual Flower Ball is a fun and sophisticated entrée to the summer high season that offers a taste of Lviv’s classical roots and a touch of imperial grandeur.

Timati in concert, Millennium Nightclub (2 Chornovola avenue) 9 May from 21.00

Issue 23, April 2010.
Although he sounds like a brand of organic shampoo, Timati is actually Russia’s leading hop hop practitioner and all-round Bling Tsar. While not recording rap videos in speedboats on the French Riviera accompanied by and army of silicone supermodels and bucketfuls of gold and diamonds, the singer is also a major playboy figure and godfather of the Moscow clubbing scene - he also owns two clubs in the Russian capital and his own record label.

Bumboks in Concert, Sport Palace “Ukraine” (18 Melnyka Str.) 28 April from 19.30

Issue 23, April 2010.
In the past decade few Ukrainian acts have generated as much critical acclaim as Bumboks, the lyrical rap and hip hop trio who first appeared on the Kyiv music scenes in the heady days of late 2004. The group made a name for themselves as a result of Andriy Khlibniuk’s hauntingly poetic yet streetwise lyrics, performed to a dizzying array of funky and original musical accompaniments courtesy of guitarist Andriy Samoilo and master mixer Valentin Matyuk.