It’s the last weekend of winter and Maslyana week in Ukraine. There many things happening around the town from sumptuous pancake feasts to cool jazz concerts. «Destinations» rounds up a list of most interesting events of last winter weekend in Kyiv.
Open Run Day
On Saturday, February 24th the series of free outdoor run training starts for those who plan to take part in the spring marathons or just want to begin the outdoor running season and get into shape before summer. All the participants will be divided into groups based on their physical form.
The training will take place at Olympiysky NSC at 9 AM. The Facebook event page
VSI.SVOI Pop-Up Market: Interior Design Edition
Kyiv’s favorite pop-up market VSI.SVOI invites all the interior design enthusiasts to visit VSI.SVOI: Interior Design Edition. Many Ukrainian brands and indie makers will offer unique and exquisite interior design items, furniture, textile and tableware. The fair will traditionally take place at D12 Gallery (12, Desytynna street, Kyiv) on February 25th and 26th, 2017. All the details could be found on the Facebook page
Maslyana na VDNH
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Maslyana is country’s most picturesque and cheerful holiday, which is traditionally accompanied by songs, dances and large-scale feasts. During Butter Week people say good-bye to winter, organizing mass festivities with all thinkable funs, and performed ceremonies, ensuring fertility. VDNH expo complex will turn into ultimate family destination for Maslyanytsya fun in the heart of Kyiv and will host vivid folk festivities. Foodies will be spoiled by the selection of traditional Ukrainian dishes at the local food court, guests will have a chance to discover authentic Maslyanytsya traditions and rituals as well as take part in some of them. VDNH expo complex will be hosting a diverse Maslyanytsya program on February 25th and 26th, 2017. The details of the program can be found on the Facebook page.
Street Jazz: Woody Allen
On February 25th, 2017 Kyiv’s popular jazz venue Bel étage Concert club invites all the jazz enthusiasts to enjoy an evening of fine music from iconic movies by Woody Allen. Listen to the soundtracks of Allen’s best movies, Manhattan, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris and many other in an interesting jazz interpretation.
Armin Only Embrace
Armin Van Buuren will visit Kyiv with his Armin Only Embrace Festival. The Festival will take place at MVC, tickets are already available in major ticket offices of the city. Armin Van Buuren is a progressive trance DJ and producer whose cinematic sound is influenced by synth pioneers like Klaus Schulze and Jean Michel Jarre. He is considered to be one of the most popular and talented DJs of these days.
When: February, 25th, 2017.
Where: 15, Brovarsky avenue; MVC
Giles Smith and James Priestley are the residents of Secretsundaze London daytime parties. The Dj duo plays at the most popular European clubs such as Robert Johnson, Output, Space, Panorama Bar, The Rex, Trouw and Studio 80. And on Saturday night, February 25th, they play at Kyiv’s Closer club. For tickets and more details on the event check out the event’s Facebook page.
Maslyana on Lesnoy Prichal
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In case you are not attending a Secretsundaze party at Closer on Saturday’s night for any reason, come to Lesnoy Prichal on Sunday morning and enjoy the music by the popular DJ duo Giles Smith and James Priestley and delicious street food and warm drinks. Celebrate Maslyana in disco-style. The party starts at 9 AM. This event on Facebook
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