Odesa City News: End of October 2018

Odesa beach in autumn

In October, Odesa boasts even more street art than before. Besides, the city is busy with Halloween preparations and daring future plans to build a Disneyland. A long-awaited flight to Romania is also one of the biggest news this month.

Disneyland in Odesa

Disneyland castleThis October, the city hosted III Investment Promotion Forum Odesa 5T. The forum was dedicated to the technological potential of the city, infrastructure development and urban projects. The ExpoCity urban project was announced at the forum among others.

The new urban district will be aimed at the business development of Odesa, hosting a free economic zone, logistic centers, and a customs terminal. Besides, ExpoCity will include an entertainment area: the first in Ukraine F-1 track and Disneyland. According to the speakers of the forum, several investors from China are already interested in supporting the project.

Halloween celebrations

Kids in costumes celebrating HalloweenLike many other cities in Ukraine, Odesa will celebrate Halloween with numerous events. One of them is a costume festival that will take place at Odesa Film Studio on October 27. The event, simply called Halloween Festival, will host more than 30 photo zones. It promises nearly everything appropriate for a classic festival: fire shows, choreography shows, illusionists, quests and even fireworks. Kids are promised to be entertained in kid's zone and a food court will cater for all the guests.

When: October 27, start at 2 P.M.
Where: Odesa Film Studio
Admission: UAH 100

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A new cat statue

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In September we wrote about a cat statue that re-appeared in Odesa. The cat trend in street art seems to be quite strong: a new statue depicting a smiling cat holding a plate appeared in Shevchenko Park. The statue called Scythian was made by an Odesa native, artist Klim Stepanov. You can find the statue near the observation site of the park and even leave some coins on the cat's plate for luck.

Non-stop Odesa - Bucharest flight

Airplane in the skyAt the beginning of July, the Romanian Tarom airlines presented the new non-stop flight Odesa - Bucharest. Initially, the flight was supposed to be launched in August, but the company re-scheduled it for the end of October. The flight will operate starting from October 31. It will appear on the schedule three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The plane will leave at 4.15 A.M. and arrive in Bucharest in an hour. At the moment, the ticket price starts at 99 euros for a round-trip. Luggage up to 23 kilograms and meals are included in the cost.

Insomnia exhibition: Buddha and flamingos

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Odesa House of Scientists hosts a new free exhibition of Odesa-based artists Irina Myahkaya and Irina Babichenko. Both of them have learned painting on various workshops and seek inspiration in different things: while one artist was moved by her trip to Thailand, which can be observed on the paintings of Buddha, the other draws inspiration from daily life, depicting typical Odesa city scenes. The exhibition is hosted in the Walnut Hall of the House of Scientists. The admission is free.

Photo sources: Odessa-online, Dumskaya, shutterstock.com, unsplash.com. All images belong to their rightful authors.

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