Things to Do in Kiev this Weekend
(October 20-22, 2017)


Oct 20
Opera “Floria Tosca”

National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (50, Vologymyrska Str.)
Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. This joint Ukrainian-Italian art project in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy in Ukraine and the Italian Cultural Institute in Ukraine was launched on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Italian Republic and Ukraine.
Hours: 7 p.m. – 10:20 p.m.

Website: www.opera.com.ua/afisha/floriya-toska-6

Sep 28 to Oct 29
The Festival of Modern Painters

Mystetskyi Arsenal (10 – 12 Lavrska Str.)
Mystetskyi Arsenal is one of the largest exhibition spaces in Kiev, hosting constant shows featuring world-class cultural artists, performances featuring the best theater directors, and the biggest cultural events.
A variety of media are featured in this exhibition, including video, photography and graphics, while paintings and sculptures make up a smaller part. The exhibition will include works by well-known artists and others for whom this will be their first active exhibition.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Monday is day off)

Website: artarsenal.in.ua

June 14-January 07 (2018)
Exhibition “Fragile State”

PinchukArtCentre (1/3-2, “А” Block,
Velyka Vasylkivska / Baseyna Str.)

PinchukArtCentre is an international centre for contemporary art of the 21st century. It is an open platform for the artists, the art work and society. The PinchukArtCentre presents “Fragile State” – a large-scale international group exhibition with the participation of 10 leading artists including Marina Abramovic, Jan Fabre, Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Carlos Motta, Oscar Murillo, Santiago Sierra, Barthelemy Toguo and Ai Weiwei.
A Fragile State often reveals a delicate moment of vulnerability and might be an accurate description of the world around us.

Note, Guided Tours are conducted here free of charge and are available in English, Ukrainian and Russian:
Tuesday – Friday at 19:00
Saturday – Sunday at 14:00, 17:00 and 19:00

Website: pinchukartcentre.org/en/exhibitions/vistavka-fragile-state

Oct 20
Dinner Show “Hotel Freedom”

Event Hall Freedom (134 Kyrylivska Str.)
“Kvartal-concert” together with FREEDOM Event Hall will organize an absolutely new format of Dinner Show “Hotel Freedom” that will be presented to Kiev audience for the first time. Here all the visitors will dive into the atmosphere of theatre-restaurant designed as a retro hotel as it was popular at the beginning of the last century. “Hotel Freedom” will combine the unique circus and theater shows with a wonderful dinner as a part of the performance. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the plays of singers and musicians, acrobats and dancers, magicians and jugglers. Such choice of characters is not accidental: funny maître d’hôtel, kee-keeper dwarf, trans diva, cook-juggler, eccentric waiters, and charismatic gymnast Nadya Vasina who participated in the legendary performance of Cirque du Soleil – all of them will erase the borders between the artists and the audience and create the unique atmosphere of cosiness and comfort. It means you will not only watch the colorful Dinner Show but will also become an actor yourself. So no chance to be bored!
Stage director: Andriy Tsar
Producer: Maksym Tkachenko

Website: www.freedomhall.com.ua

Oct 04-23
Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Spivoche Pole in Pechersk Landscape Park (33 Lavrska Str.)

The exhibition of chrysanthemums called “Fantastic story” was presented to visitors on October 4. You can see more than 25 thousand chrysanthemums planted in the area of 2 thousand sq.m. that altogether will create the fantastic autumn story. Among the species presented here are Gigisnow, Daniellered, GigiGold, Gigiyellow, Ursulaorange, Ursulapink, Daniellepurple. Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Website: www.facebook.com/zelenbud

Oct 20
MONATIK (VITAMIN D)

Palace of Sports (1 Sportyvna Square)
Dmytro Monatyk who is professionally known as MONATIK announces a grandiose concert in Kiev. The Ukrainian singer (primarily in the Russian language), songwriter, dancer, composer promises to try his best to delight the audience during this great event on October 20 at 7.p.m at Kiev Palace of Sports.

Website: www.concert.ua/eventpage/monatik

Oct 20-21
International Real Estate-2017

International Exhibition Centre (15 Brovarsky Ave.)
The 28th specialized exhibition International Real Estate-2017 will be conducted on October 20-21 at International Exhibition Centre at Livoberezhna metro station. Numerous beneficial and interesting offers of real estate objects from the regular and new members will be presented here. Among exhibitors there are foreign real estate developers, investment companies, real estate agencies, legal consultants, etc. All visitors will have an opportunity to get acquainted with residential and commercial real estate objects from 15 countries of the world. More than, everyone interested in any item will get a consultation from the professional real estate agents who are familiar with every aspect on the purchase, rent, management of real estate as well as profitable ways of investment and crediting.

Website: www.domexpo.com.ua

Oct 21-22
Whoopee Weekend vol.2 (vogue-dance festival)

Bel etage (16 a Shota Rustaveli Str.)“Whoopee Weekend” vol.2 is a two-day vogue-dance festival and there is also a bonus category – waacking (a form of dance created in the LGBT clubs of Los Angeles, during the 1970s disco era). Vogue & waacking battles, master class by Archie Burnett from the USA, lecture in history of vogue culture and a great concert with the participation of the leading dancers of Ukraine are waiting for you to take part in.

Website: www.concert.ua/eventpage/whoopee-weekend

Oct 21
«Capriccio diabolico» by ARTYOM DERVOED

Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater (3 Ivana Franka Square)
A famous classical guitarist from Russia Artyom Dervoed will give a concert on October 21, at 8 p.m. in Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater dedicated to Niccolò Paganini. Known first of all as a violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini was a great guitarist of his time.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/artyom-dervoed-capriccio-diabolico-prisvyata-nikolo-paganini

Oct 21
Metallica-show with symphonic orchestra

October Palace (1, Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley)
Metallica tribute band (SCREAM INC.) with a big symphonic orchestra will recreate the concert album S&M by Metallica and promises to deliver an exclusive program and impress any lover of rock music. The band has been performing since 2008, and during this time it gave more than 300 concerts in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. In 2013 the band received the status of the official Metallica tribute band with the right of execution of their songs.
Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/metallica-s-simfonicheskim-orkestrom-cover-show

Oct 22
Opera “Nabucco”

National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (50, Vologymyrska Str.)
An Italian-language opera in two acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera will be presented in National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet as a joint Ukrainian-Italian art project under the patronage of the Embassy of Italy in Ukraine.
Hours: 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Website: www.opera.com.ua/afisha/nabukko-13

Oct 22

Habana restaurant (24 Verkhniy Val Str.)
Salseros & Salseras! This Sunday, HABANA restaurant in the central Podil district of Kiev invites you to a real Cuban party: Salsa-Bachata-Kizomba Party! Relaxing atmosphere, energetic dances, and bright cocktails are guaranteed.
Beginning: 20.00-23.30
Website: Habana

Oct 22
Kyiv Flower Market

Toronto-Kyiv (100 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
Kyiv Flower Market will gather decorators, ateliers and garden centers and will showcase different flower shops and present eager visitors the huge variety of interesting art installations.
Website: www.facebook.com/kyivflowermarket

Oct 22
Terra do Brasil

Caribbean Club (4 Symona Petlyury Str.)
On October 22, Carribean club will invite you to celebrate the 25 anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Brazil with Festival “Terra do Brasil”. The event will take place with the support of with the support of the Brazil Embassy and all visitors will be presented the most interesting dance and musical gems of Brazil. The “Terra do Brasil” show includes: performances by professional Kyiv bands, hot show, master-classes, interactive objects and animation, Brazilian music show performed by ParAdush band, Brazilian Zouk, lambada, Forro, Samba, Bossa Nova, and Bolero. Sweet surprises, gift certificates, and valuable prizes are waiting for you here!
The event starts at 5 p.m.

Website: caribbean.com.ua/en/concert_hall/festival-terra-do-brasil