7 Reasons to Visit Odesa in July 2018

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large movie screen in opera hall with colorful illumination

Despite the common misconception, Odesa has much more to offer than simply beaches and BBQ. The city is promptly developing and hosts events of international scale like Odesa International Film Festival and music concerts with top-chart stars like Hurts. July 2018 promises to be hot and filled with the sounds of live music.

Pianoboy in the Green Theater


Ukrainian musician Dmytro Shurov, commonly known as Pianoboy, will perform the best hits topped with the intricate light show among the bushy Green Theater Park. Visitors will have a chance to hear tender vocals and intricate piano melodies from “Prostyye Veschi” (“Simple things”), “Ne Prekrashay Mechtat'” (“Don`t stop dreaming”) and “Take Off” albums.
When: July 14, 8 P.M.
Where: Green Theater
Price: starts at UAH 290

Summer Tattoo Festival Odesa 2018

tattoo master at work

The fourth tattoo festival in Odesa aims at presenting tattoo as a field of art. During three days tattoo masters of the country will compete for the grand prize. Sure enough, contests for visitors will be held as well, offering certificates for free tattoos and laser removal of unsatisfying works. Live music, a biker show, workshops and mehendi for those who aren’t ready for permanent art promise to leave unforgettable memories.
When: July 20-22, 11 P.M.

Where: Odesa Marine Passenger Terminal
Price: starts at UAH 100

Treasures of Tibet Exhibition

raw of buddha statues
The only traveling exhibition in Ukraine settles in Odesa this July. Visitors will have a chance to witness more than 500 artifacts from Tibet, Nepal, India and Bhutan. Traditional art like scroll painting, golden statues, masks, temple musical instruments and even household items and national clothes will be presented in the halls of the Museum of Western and Eastern Art. Besides, the exhibition will include Tibetan medicine and art workshops. A detailed program will be available on the museum’s website.
When: July 6 – August 5 (day off on Wednesday)
Where: Odesa Museum of Western and Eastern Art
Price: UAH 60

Odesa International Film Festival


Odesa International Film Festival is an event of the world scale. As usual, the guests are promised 9 premier showings, workshops from famous directors, as well as an open-air performance. The latter is the most-awaited festival event of the year - Potemkin Stairs will host an open-air movie showing set to the music of a live symphonic orchestra. This year the festival officials chose Safety Last!, a 1923 silent movie with the renowned Harold Lloyd. The detailed program is available on the OIFF website.
When: July 13 - July 21
Where: multiple locations in Odesa
Price: free admission to the open-air movie showing; price differs for premiers

Hurts on Ibiza


The British indie duo Hurts are well-known to those living in Ukraine thanks to the multiple festivals they have been taking part in. Finally, the band will perform a solo concert on the Black Sea coast. Visitors are promised an intricate light show, sensual vocals and best hits like Wonderful Life, Happiness and Silver Lining.
When: July 19, 10 P.M.
Where: Ibiza Nightclub
Price: starts at UAH 650

Oscar Music Collection


The grand Odesa Opera House will host a no less grand event — the symphonic orchestra of a hundred musicians will perform the worldwide hits from soundtracks to the Oscar-winning movies. Pieces by Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, Nino Rota and other famous composers will resonate live on the big stage.
When: July 16, 8 P.M.
Where: Odesa Opera House
Price: starts at UAH 200

Blues Straight from the USA


The famous Keith Dunn will bring the sounds of Chicago blues to the cozy inner yard on the French boulevard. Filled with mystical elements from Mississippi, Keith’s music is renowned not only among the local blues fans but international festivals like Cognac Blues Passions in France. The famous jazz café Perron #7 promises a delicious free BBQ and steaks to enjoy the music with. Animators will entertain kids while their parents enjoy a romantic evening. To book a table, please call (048) 737 47 00 or visit Perron #7 website.
When: July 21, 7 P.M.
Where: Dvor Kultury art space (Perron #7 café)
Price: TBA
Photo sources: oiff.com.ua, unsplash.com. All images belong to their rightful authors.

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