Upcoming Lviv

Enigmatic Sharon Kovacs in Concert

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club will play host to Sharon Kovacs, the shaven-headed chanteuse with the voice of a soul legend, on 15 April. The Netherlands might be famous for tulips, van Gogh, and Gouda cheese – but great soul singers? Well, Kovacs is about to change expectations.

Lviv Ultra Trail

Issue 122, April 2019.
All Leopolitan runners and guests of the city are welcome to join the Lviv Ultra Trail running event on 11 May. Trail running combines running up steep gradients, hiking, and running on “any unpaved surface”. It’s similar to both mountain and fell running (aka hill running).

Lviv Open Cup Motocross

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s legendary Mayorivka racetrack will play host to the Lviv Open Cup motocross competition on 12 May. Renowned as one of Europe’s most difficult tracks, the Mayorivka event is expected to draw competitors from across Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

Lviv Model UN 2019

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s Bank Hotel is set to play host to this year’s Lviv Model UN conference from 18-21 April. The simulation allows participants to learn about world affairs, improve conflict resolution capabilities, and develop communication skills through role-play. Organisers believe the event will educate participants informally through team-building and workshops, so there are plenty of practical benefits to taking part.

Knyhomania’ Children’s Forum & Reading Festival

Issue 122, April 2019.
The ‘Knyhomania’ Children’s Forum & Reading Festival is a three-day event in May that brings together authors, illustrators, and publishers for and exciting and dynamic program to foster the enjoyment of reading among Ukrainian youth. Dating back to 2002 when it was known as the Children’s Reading Festival, the event quickly became one of the few festivals that tied together educational, entertainment, and cultural activities to popularise the development of children’s book publishing. It remains a premier platform for national and foreign publishing houses to present and promote their books.

Quality Management Conference

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s QMO Conference will take place at the sparkling new A. Sheptytsky Centre on 18 May. Ten experienced speakers from across Ukraine and Europe will share their knowledge in the areas of testing, quality management, and test automation with attendees.

Terrific Tarja Turunen

Issue 122, April 2019.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will be delighted to hear that Finland’s fantastic Tarja Turunen will play live at Lviv’s Malevich night club on 12 May. As a classically-trained, three-octave lyric soprano, Turonen’s combination of hard and fast guitar riffs with her ‘operatic’ vocals have achieved both critical and commercial success.

Andriy Makarevich Presents YO5

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s grandiose Opera & Ballet Theatre is pleased to host a concert by outspoken and iconic rock star Andriy Makarevich on 6 May. Makarevich has been playing jazz for 15 years and all his projects have seen at least 10 musicians on stage with him. His Creole Tango Orchestra began modestly, with just seven musicians, but soon grew to a big band with a full horn section.

‘Street Food, So Good’ Festival

Issue 122, April 2019.
Festivals are great, but food festivals are even better! There’s nothing wrong with planning a meal this far in advance… Street Food, So Good has established itself as the coolest foodie event in Lviv. Held in the B. Khmelnytsky Culture & Recreation Park, visitors can try exciting street food, discover new products, shop to your heart’s content, and learn from the experts.

Retro Lviv Festival

Issue 122, April 2019.
The Retro Lviv Festival allows us to celebrate everything that makes us Leopolitan – our values, diversity, freedom, and the natural beauty of our city. Whether your thing is Lviv’s history, our Batyar culture, or even if you just want to dress up for the day – the Retro Lviv Festival will be a joyous creative feast for all ages.