Christmas films are seldom critically acclaimed for Oscar winners - but with cartoon reindeers and real-life elves, they are always blooming good fun for all of the family. Whether your idea of a yo-ho-ho hit is a black and white classic or a wise-cracking animation, there is something for everyone in out Top 7 Christmas movies list.

In this cold winter, lovers of theatre art in many cities of Ukraine may expect a real Christmas miracle to happen. The name of the upcoming miracle is “The Nutcracker” – the famous ballet of Piotr Tchaikovsky directed by the leading modern choreographer Radu Poklitaru, the Head of Kyiv Modern-Ballet Theatre.

It`s very cold outside, but it does not mean that we should stop having fun! For example, going to the cinema is one of the best entertainment options for a freezing winter day. Definitely, cold December is the right time to watch the freshest movies, enjoying exciting stories and amazing visual effects. Relax in a comfortable chair and eat some popcorn, getting ready for the best December 2017 movie premiers.

Among the names of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Dali hide the lesser known but just as talented painters, valued by art critics and ardently searched for private art collections. Ukraine is full of those, too, and the 20th century brought out talents, some of which were rightfully recognized only years later. One of these artists will surprise you as you have seen and know her works very well.

Since the old times Ukrainians are well known for their deep love to expressing feelings and emotions through music. Ukraine gave birth to many talented singers and musicians, who are highly appreciated and famous not only in their homeland, but also abroad. Check out the names and biographies of the best singers in Ukraine, whose melodious voices and bright performances have won hearts of thousands music fans in Ukraine and foreign countries.

«TEO», unique to Ukraine underground theater, was recently opened in Odesa. «Euphegenia, Apotheosis» (after tragedies by Euripides) directed by Dmytro Kostyumins’ky was the first play to be staged in this theater. This play premier was very successful on GOGOL’ FEST last year. However, the play was fully re-staged to suit the theater’s peculiarities location-wise.

Late fall and winter is a great time to attend various art galleries and museums in Ukraine. Interesting Ukrainian and international artists and new art venues - the end of the year brings many art events to Lviv.

Ukrainians are talented at many forms of art, and classic music is not an exception. Ukraine is a homeland for lots of gifted artists, famous both in their native land and abroad. Performing the most eminent compositions of classic music on the best scenes of the world, Ukrainian musicians, composers, orchestra conductors and opera singers have gained love and recognition of numerous music enthusiasts. Let`s dive into the magic world of music for a while and read biographies of the best classic musicians in Ukraine.

Kyiv has amazing museums with unbelievable artifacts. Capital’s museums offer an unforgettable experience for visitors and are a proud symbol of cultural pride for locals. As an added bonus, many of these institutions offer free or discounted admission days. The list below provides more specific information about special museum offers for November, 2017.

MUSA International Art Space is glad to present We Contemporary 2017 Special Edition – the third issue of annual catalogue of modern art from all-around the world. 300 pages of the catalogue contain works of 100 artists from 50 countries.

Chilly autumn afternoons and evenings usually don’t inspire for much. But, what about cinema? Perfect choice for any weather, engulfing in its magical atmosphere, will take you to the worlds you’ve never been. Or, maybe, wish to go to once more. Let’s see what November has in store for the cinema-lovers!

The presentation of comics’ book ‘French Walk’ took place at Très FRANÇAIS restaurant on October the 27th in Kyiv. The owner of Famille Très FRANÇAIS Natalia Nevyadomska, city guide Marina Chaika, co-owner of BRATY Design Studio, illustrator Ivan Kostenko and French translator Odille Melnik-Arden shared the story of comics’ creation with journalists.

From October 25 to November 15, 2017 Contemporary Architecture Photography exhibition by Ubik Lilvin will be held in the art-space of the metropolitan TSUM. About 20 monochrome photos and video installations will be presented.

October 20 at 19:00 Nebo Art Gallery invites to the opening of "Water" exhibition by Czech artist Olga Yakubovskaya. The project will be presented within the official program of the Year of Japan in Ukraine.  During the opening event the guests can participate in the tea ceremony organized by "MICHI" Center for Oriental Culture.

The best things in life are, indeed, free. Access to art, education and chance for self-reflection are among them - and luckily, Kyiv’s museums are happy to open their doors for visitors in October to give you the opportunity to enjoy best expositions and spend some quality-time among works of art.

Andriyivskyy Descent, a picturesque place for strolls at any time of the day, is famous for its unique atmosphere and personifying historical and cultural glory of Kiyv. Among the tiny buildings of the 19th century, immortalized by renown writer Mykhailo Bulgakov, arose the New Podil Theatre - and was finally accepted into service in September 2017.

Forget the easygoing summertime fare of the past few months. October has arrived, and with it comes some of the year’s most highly anticipated (and finest) films. Given the impending arrival of two stellar, unconventional dramas, a host of A-list thrillers, and a lavish sequel to a certain sci-fi classic (among others), cinephiles should prepare for an intensely busy month of quality moviegoing.

New exhibition space "Art TSUM", located on the 7th floor of the Kyiv Central Department Store TSUM, invites to attend the Ukrainian digital art project "PETLUK | RYABCHENKO | SAI’. It showcases the works of leading Ukrainian media artists - Sergiy Petlyuk, Stepan Ryabchenko and Alexei Sai.

SPACES is a group exhibition of recent contemporary art from Ukraine presented by independent art manager Kateryna Ivanova in Geneva Old Town/Galerie La Cave. It brings together six contemporary artists who explore the relationship between man and environment. Through experiments with form of physical objects and spatial illusions, they challenge one’s ability to feel the world around. To sense what it’s like to be in a specific space and to experience the space within oneself – this is what the artists offer a spectator within the SPACES project.

The University of Essex marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution with an exhibition that explores the rise and fall of the cult of Vladimir Lenin. From the exhilaration of the early Soviet years, to the systematic imposition of a personality cult that was used to enforce the will of the Communist Party, FALLEN documents the inglorious fate of the Soviet Union’s deification of Lenin.

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