Events General

Despite the weather fluctuations, spring still stays the most fitting time to shed the blankets we wrapped around ourselves in winter and set off to explore the surroundings. After all, in almost half a year Kiev has seen openings of various fine dining spots, exhibitions, and even department stores. Sure enough, festivals grab attention as well — from culture to entertainment, these events in spring gather both dwellers of Kiev and tourists. Let’s check out the top-5 festivals that will take place in the capital this spring.

Awesome news for the lovers of nightlife and unique festivals, the wild Burning Man festival, comes to Ukraine in form of its official event — Precompression Pre-Party. This May, dwellers of Kyiv and guests of the capital will have a chance to catch the vibe and find their inspiration at the VDNKH Expocenter of Ukraine.

On April 16, Lexus showroom in Kyiv hosted the fashion show, dedicated to the summer capsule collections of Ukrainian brand Couture de Fleur and Helena SAI accessories. The show was held in a See Now Buy Now format, and marked the beginning of a joint project ‘Women Power: 7 Stories of Business with Female Soul’ with beauty.ua.

"Viennese Spring" concert will be held on April 19, 2018 at the October Palace, at 19:00 With the participation of Kyiv Metropolis Orchestra and amazing "Strauss XXI Century" headed by Maestro Kurt Schmid.

The fans of international rock and alternative music have waited for spring to come to Ukraine even more than others: after all, this April dwellers of Ukraine will see great stadium performances like 30 Seconds to Mars concert. Let’s see what else is hot in April 2018.

After the lingering cold winter, the heat and feeling the rays of sunshine on your skin feel like a real blessing. It is especially true for Ukraine, where snow wasn’t about to leave until well into spring. Luckily, May, known as the month of holidays is nearing to bring perfect opportunities to catch up on fascinating events and festivals in the country. Let’s check out what to do and see during May holidays 2018 in Ukraine.

Eighty business leaders, half of whom were men attended a business lunch on March 30, sponsored jointly by the American Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and America House, with a support of WELDI (Women’s Executive Leadership Development Initiative), at America House titled "Four Ways to Lead the Workforce of the Future" with Rania Anderson, the foremost expert on the career advancement of businesswomen in growth economies.

Join the next The Big Meet event which will take place on Friday, April 13 at an outstandingly cool new location - NĂM restaurant, opened just days ago by celebrity chef and television personality Hector Jimenez-Bravo.

The electronic indie-pop musician has been compared to La Roux і Florence and the Machine, yet the young Ukrainian artist daKooka astonishes with her own unique style. On April 13, halls of Segrey Makhno gallery will be filled with live beats and charming melodies, becoming the first of the three upcoming events of “The Black Black Sea” art exhibition.

The final concert of the 8th season of «Jazz. Premier. Thursday» jazz evenings on April 12 will be dedicated to jazz in the cinema and cinema in jazz.

The visual masterpiece by Ukrainian indie rock band Brunettes Shoot Blondes won a prestigious award in Los Angeles. Let's see what is it about.

When it comes to flowers, spring is truly unstoppable: there might be piles of snow lying around in every corner, but city dwellers will snatch a bouquet or two to put in water in their apartment, while those who live in the country already marvel at their garden. This April dwellers of Kyiv have a chance to marvel as well: Spivoche Pole hosts a flower festival, where tulips of all shades and sorts will charm their way into visitor’s hearts.

Even if the weather outside doesn’t comply with our wishes, there’s still a lot to distract us with from the fact — for instance, dedicating the night to going to the opera and listening to classical timeless arias, or broadening cultural horizons on various festivals. Luckily, this April is brimming with intriguing cultural events. Let’s check them out.

Lviv as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine surely has some secrets up its sleeve. Apart from sophisticated architecture, rich cultural heritage, and abundance of coffee shops, Lviv is unsurprisingly the center of nightlife in Western Ukraine. Now that many foreign bands visit the city as well, clubs and arenas flourish. Destinations gathered the best venues to chill out and have a good time at.

If you haven't checked a new It's NOT the LOUVR gallery bar in Kyiv, The Big Meet on Friday, March 30th might be the best chance to do it quite soon. Friendly atmosphere, live music from DJ and tasty treats with booze are all in store for the night.

Spring is known as the time of awakening, reinventing the nature of things and setting spirit for the rest of the year. Dwellers of Kyiv have a great opportunity to experience all three firsthand by visiting a seminar led by one of the most prestigious trend bureaus in the world — Trend Union. The bureaus’ clients list boasts of brands like Disney, Estée Lauder, Siemens and others, and on March 29 top management of Trend Union will open a veil into the intricate world of fashion and design trends.

Hardly anything can be better to celebrate the long-awaited coming of spring than a grand festival, full of street performances, music concerts, cultural events and, of course, culinary delights. This year, 15-th French Spring will take place in 9 Ukrainian cities and start on March 31 in Kyiv with a spectacular performance. Let’s check out what’s in store.

On March 22, the founder of OpenMind charity fund Viktoria Boyarina celebrated her birthday in a creative way — by hosting a charity evening at the famous Ronin restaurant in Kyiv. Guests of the evening enjoyed the festive atmosphere and thanks to their efforts, more than 200 thousand hryvnias were donated to the OpenMindFest, which will take place this August in the Carpathians.

April marks one of the most important holidays for Christians all over the world, and Ukraine isn’t an exception of celebrating Easter with great measure of festiveness. The holiday usually brings over long-awaited spring weather, which is especially longed for in 2018, as well as the end of Great Lent, which means various delicious dishes. Let’s see how Ukraine will celebrate Easter in 2018.

March in Ukraine is almost synonymous with womanhood due to the International Women’s Day that is largely celebrated in the country. Another grand event celebrating women was held on March 15 — Woman of Ukraine 2018 Award Ceremony in Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv. 14 Ukrainians received the prestigious award — let’s see how it went.

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