On March 8, in the very beginning of spring, Ukrainians traditionally celebrate the day of all women. This date, historically dedicated to women`s rights, nowadays is also a holiday to appreciate each woman`s beauty and tenderness. In 2018, March 8 falls on Thursday, so we are preparing for an additional day off in the middle of the working week to greet all the lovely ladies as well as to celebrate the coming of long-awaited spring. Let`s see what interesting events will take place in Kyiv on 2018 Women`s Day.
Women of Jazz
On 2018 Women`s Day, the best female jazz vocalists of the country will get together to sing the most famous songs of their eminent ancestresses: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Nina Simone and other. The singers will be supported by “Virtuosos of Kyiv” orchestra and plenty of talented jazzmen. All jazz songs and rhythms of this beautiful spring evening will be dedicated to women – the inspiring muses of our world. “Women of Jazz” concert is purposed to express admiration and gratitude to all women, so it is a great chance to delight your girlfriend, wife, sister, mom or grandmother with an amazing musical gift.
When: March 8, 8 PM
Where: Parkovy exhibition center, 16а, Parkova road
Price: UAH 350–950
Men`s ballet performed by the best Georgian dancers – what can be a better present for any woman? Georgian Sukhishvili Ballet with more than 50 years of history made the whole world talk about Georgian folk dance. Each year the well-known ballet add new elements to its program, always keeping to its classical style in the same time. The grandiose program includes performances of 100 skilled dancers who impress audience not just with their breathtaking dancing technique, but also with more than 2 500 costumes.
When: March 7–11, 7 PM
Where: “Ukraine” Palace, 103, Velyka Vasylkivska street
Price: UAH 200-1750
Read: March 2018 Festivals in Ukraine
Woman in Love
Specially for Women`s Day, the National Wind Orchestra of Ukraine organizes an unusual musical performance. The purpose of all compositions played at this event is to describe a woman in love: tender, passionate, unpredictable and spontaneous. During this evening, guests will listen to the iconic songs about love performed by the best Ukrainian artists accompanied by romantic instrumental music. The program of the event includes songs of such stars as Whitney Houston, Tom Jones, Boney-M, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, ABBA, Lara Fabian, Edit Piaf and many other.
When: March 7, 7 PM
Where: Ukrainian House, 2, Khreschatyk street
Price: UAH 150-450
Helene Segara & Roberto Kel Torres
On Women`s Day eve, dwellers and guests of the capital are welcome to attend the concert of the legendary duo: Helene Segara, famous as the best Esmeralda`s voice of Notre Dame de Paris, and Roberto Kel Torres – virtuosic performer of romantic music, who has won many hearts of listeners all over the world. This concert is a great choice to spend a holiday of beauty and spring.
When: March 8, 7 PM
Where: 1, Geroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni alley, October Palace
Price: UAH 450-2900
Read: Best March 2018 Concerts in Ukraine
“Operetta, Operetta, Operetta!” Concert in the National Philharmonic Hall
On this Women`s Day, the National Wind Orchestra of Ukraine have prepared s special program for all the lovers of classic music. All ladies (together with gentlemen, of course) are invited to listen to the best melodies composed by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, Franz von Suppé, Tikhon Khrennikov and Jacques Offenbach. The compositions will be performed by experienced professional Ukrainian musicians.
When: March 8, 7 PM
Where: 2, Volodymyrsky Descent street, the National Philharmonic Hall of Ukraine
Price: UAH 70-300
Ladies Run Race
The festive Ladies Run Race in the heart of Kyiv will be held in honor of spring, beauty and all the charming women. However, gentlemen are also welcome to take part in the event. In such way, they can dedicate their victory to beloved women and get a prize for them. The race will be divided into two 5-km races: the race of beauties and men`s race in honor of women. All participant will receive a special prize – an unusual silver jewelry, designed especially for this event. You can register for Ladies Run Race here.
When: March 8, 10 AM
Where: Mariinsky park, Kyiv
Price: UAH 250–400 (+ UAH 70 insurance).
Big Women`s Rally 2018
When: March 8, 9 AM
Where: Kyiv, TBA
Price: UAH 500
Women`s Day in Ancient Kyiv
If you want to feel like a real princess of Kyiv Rus, welcome to the similarly named park near Kyiv in Kopachev village. On March 8, people here will congratulate all the ladies of modernity and remember all wise, beautiful and strong-willed women of the old times. All women will have a chance to get title of princesses – because this is what every woman deserves. Besides, guests of the holiday will enjoy festive program, theatre performances, horse riding club tricks, contests and other fun activities.
When: March 8, 10 AM
Where: Kyiv Rus park, Kopachev village, Kyiv oblast`
Price: UAH 50-150
Spring Holiday in Feofania Park
The beautiful park Feofania in Kyiv invites everyone to greet spring, to congratulate women and to have fun. The program of the holiday includes various games for kids, open-air concert, photo area and delicious food and drinks. Please note that the holiday may be cancelled in the case of inappropriate weather conditions.
When: March 8–11, 12 PM
Where: Feofania park, 37, Akademika Lebedeva street
Price: UAH 5-20
Women`s March “Do Not Take It Any More”
On March 8, all socially active ladies will gather in the center of Kyiv to join a peaceful march dedicated to the original ideas of Women`s Day. Their purpose is to prove that feminism is not a synonym of man-like behavior, but a request for respectful attitude. Hundreds of women, who want to protect their rights for acceptance, understanding and support, will come to the square.
When: March 8, 1 PM
Where: Mykhailivska square
Celebrating March 8, the Women`s Day, is a great chance to appreciate femininity and the beauty of a newly-born spring.
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