Top Events in April/May 2018

Long days and lots of sunshine are finally upon us. It would be a sin to sit at home all day long waiting for some fun to happen. The Kiev Check-in team has prepared a list of the coolest festivals, concerts, conferences and sports happenings in Kyiv in April and May. The options are endless! So don’t hesitate—check these out!

FESTIVALS

Mar 31 – Apr 30
French Spring

The incredible “French Spring” festival is coming back to Ukraine. The opening was held on March 31 at the Sofiivska Square featuring the unique Franco-Ukrainian street performances.
The program of the festival involves a huge amount of art exhibitions, photo projects, and concerts.
A magnificent jazz concert of Domergue-Litvinyuk Project (April 3, 8 pm – 10 pm), circus by les Rois Vagabonds (April 11, 7 pm), vivid street collage exhibition from Braty art studio (April 12-30), meeting with a gardener-in-chief of the park of the Palace of Versailles Alain Baraton (April 23, 6 pm) and a lot more!
We are waiting for something incredible! Are you with us?

Website: institutfrancais-ukraine.com/news/printemps_francais

Apr 7-9
Velykden (Easter) Celebration

Velykden in Ukraine is a beautiful complex of traditional Christian practices, folklore and ancient pagan symbolism. The Orthodox Easter has the same sacral meaning as for the rest of Christian world. Ukrainians will celebrate Velykden for three days: on April 7, 8, 9. The most colourful celebrations will be held at the Sofiivska Square, Pirogovo Museum (Akademika Tronko Ave.) and the Kyivan Rus Park (Kopachiv village, Obukhiv region). At the Sofiivska and Mykhailivska Squares, you will enjoy a fantastic All-Ukrainian Pysanka festival. It will involve a huge amount of Easter art objects – mega-pysanky, traditional pysanky-malevanky, kids pysanky and a lot more! The entrance is free.
Pirogovo Museum will strike you with festively decorated houses for Easter. On the eve of Easter, folk craftsmen will present their products for sale and demonstrate the manufacturing process. You will also hear incredible folk bands from different regions of Ukraine! Entrance fee: UAH 50.
The brightest Velykden celebration will be held at the Kyivan Rus Park with mounted archery, enchanting theatrical show and live vocals, horse-fighting reconstructions, tug-of-war, ancient Slavic games and cheerful round dancing. Entrance fee: UAH 150.

Apr 14 -15
ROBOfirst

Ukrainian House (2 Khreshchatyk Str.)
“More than robots!”
“ROBOfirst” is a large-scale international event in the field of education, science and technology. Talented, creative children aged from 6 to 16 from all over Ukraine will demonstrate their skills of design, robotics, programming, engineering and architecture. Guests will witness the game of robots and even join the process – play the robofootball or arrange “sumo battles”! The entrance is free.

Website: www.icc-kiev.gov.ua/agenda/drugij-vseukrajinskij-festival-robofirst-bilshe-nizh-roboti

Apr 20 – May 27
“Around the World” Tulip Exhibition

Spivoche pole(33 Lavrska Str. )
The greatest tulip exhibition will take place on the territory of Spivoche Park on April 20-May 27. This year’s exposition will impress you not only with the unique installations but also with the grand scale of the event! You will witness fascinating scene: 3700 m² of the Pechersk Landscape Park will be decorated with incredible floral expositions. Moreover, there will be various thematic exhibitions and festive events: the landscape design exhibition, eco-fair, Mother’s Day celebration, cheerful karaoke and amusement park for kids. You will enjoy their delicious gastronomic area, an open-air cinema and lots of master classes. Spring mood, warm smiles, full relaxation and the maximum of enjoyment are guaranteed! Entrance fee: UAH 50 for adults, UAH 25 for kids.

Website: www.facebook.com/events/137260400432950

Apr 20
Friendship Festival

“Galera” Restaurant Complex (35 Naberezhno-Korchuvatska Str.)
Are you tired of deceptive acquaintances in social networks or your rhythm of life doesn’t allow you to spend a lot of time searching for a new partner? Friendship Festival is a real find for you! The relaxed atmosphere of the spring evening on the banks of the Dnipro River with the most incendiary DJ’s, entertainment program, wine and delicious food. Perhaps here you will meet the “one and only”, who knows. A master class on bachata will be also held. Come to experience real pleasure and vivid emotions!

Website: concert.ua/en/eventpage/festival-znakomstv

Apr 21-22
Kurazh Bazaar Jazz Only

Art-Platforma (1A Bilomorska Str.)
Hello, dendies! The first in history Kurazh Bazaar dedicated only to jazz will be held over the weekend of April 21 – 22. It is the biggest festival of goods and products that represents almost 370 Ukrainian brands and offers visitors food, clothing and live music! Just imagine: jazz, in a dulcet combination with coffee, cognac and cocktails on a specially built bar. Tickets can be bought on the spot.

Website: www.facebook.com/events/1876550905993293/

APR 21-22.
International Knife Show Festival

Exhibition Center«ACCO International» (40 Peremogy Ave.)
A large-scale cutlery exhibition will be held on April 21-22. Every guest can try a blacksmith craft and make a real forged knife, scissors, an ax or a horseshoe! In addition, you will witness striking performances from representatives of the Krav Maga Ukraine, and join a master class on firearms safety and basic methods of survival and disguise.

Website: steeledge.com.ua

Apr 21
The Charity Viennese Ball in Kyiv

Kyiv City State Administration (36 Khreshatyk Street, Column Hall)
For the second year in a row, Kyiv will host the grandiose high-class event – the Charity Viennese Ball. This time it will be dedicated to the sports achievements of Ukrainians including successful results of Paralympians, physically and mentally strong people who inspire.
The Charity Viennese Ball 2017 was recognized as the main event of the year in Ukraine according to the TV show “Svitske Zhittya” with Katia Osadcha and attracted attention of top officials of states, influential representatives of political and business elites, the most prominent cultural figures.
Charming classical music, exciting 3D show, exclusive treats and, of course, fantastic dances will continue from 8 pm to 2 pm so you will definitely want to stay after 12.
Note, Children’s Viennese Ball will be conducted the next day, April 22. Kiev Check-in team invites you to plunge into the real fairy tale in the capital of Ukraine!
A ticket price is UAH 3000 – 10000.

Website: www.vienneseball.com.ua

May 3 – 8
KIWI fest 2018: Unlimited FUN Edition!

KIWI fest 2018: Unlimited FUN Edition!
KIWI fest is a West Coast Swing dance festival that will be held in Kyiv on May 3-8. It is a great opportunity to touch ancient culture of dance and immerse yourself in this cheerful world. Participants come from France, Poland, Israel, Hungary, Russia, Belarus, USA, England. A super friendly community, awesome teachers, parties until the morning and incredible live band performances are waiting for you here. If you arrive earlier, you will enjoy a city tour, famous party bus and boat party! Join!

Website: www.kiwifest.info

May 25 – 27
Kurazh Bazaar Night Market India

Art-Platforma (1A Bilomorska Str.)
India is back to Kyiv! On May 25-27 your favorite Art-Zavod Platforma will be transformed into Mumbai, some will praise Krishna, others will buy vintage clothing in a grandiose night bazaar, sing songs and dance Indian dances, draw Mehendi and meditate. Tickets can be bought on the spot. Stick a bindi, dress in a sari and come!

Website: www.facebook.com/events/299268657260788

May 26 – 27
Craft Beer Fest

The Expocenter of Ukraine (1 Akademika Hlushkova Ave.)
A new look at the tradition of brewing!
Welcome to the festival of beer culture that will represent not only craft brewery but also high-quality mass-market beers made in Ukraine and other countries. Nowadays Ukraine is developing a great craft brewery industry. The number of craft beers is increasing here and Craft beer fest is a great chance for them to come into the spotlight.

Website: www.facebook.com/craftbeerfest.ua

May 27
Kyiv Day

The official part of Kyiv Day takes place at the Sofiivska Square. There will be a music festival and dance competitions of amateurs and professionals.
Traditional 20th Vyshyvanka March will take place on the eve of Kyiv Day (May 19) at the Golden Gate at 2 pm.
On May 25-27, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the Ukrainian craft Beer Fest at the Expocenter of Ukraine (1 Akademika Hlushkova Ave.) or the annual delicious “Ice Cream Festival” at the Ukrainian House (2 Khreshchatyk Str., European Square).>

MOVIES in Enlgish (and other foreign languages)

APR 12-15
Austrian Film Week (in original language with Ukrainian subtitles)

Kiev Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
12.04.2018 (19-3) – Mademoiselle Paradis, 97 min.
13.04.2018 (19-00) – Die Migrantigen, 98 min.
14.04.2018 (19-00) Ugly, 92 min.
15.04.2018 (19-00) – the greatest short-length films from all over the world ARS ELECTRONICA-2017, 87 min.

Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/1289/index.html

APR 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (17-50), 18 (16-05)
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (in English)

Zhovten Cinema (26 Kostiantynivska Str.)
Genre: criminal thriller, 2018
Dubbing: in english with ukrainian subtitles
Film rent period: 31.03-18.04.18
Country: USA, France
Runtime: 95 min.
Website: zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/schedule/2018/04/12

APR 12 (15-00 and 21-00), 14 (15-00), 15 (15-00), 17, 19, 21, 22
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (in English)

KINOPANORAMA (19 Shota Rustaveli Str.)
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Website: kinopanorama.com.ua/sobytija/1366/

APR 12 (19-30 and 20-00)
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds — Distant Sky (in English)

CINETECH+, 2D
Planeta Kino, Blockbuster Entertainment Centre (34 B Stepana Bandery Ave.)
Website: planetakino.ua/showtimes/

APR 13-18 (18-30)
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds — Distant Sky (in English)

Planeta Kino, Blockbuster Entertainment Centre (34 B Stepana Bandery Ave.)
CINETECH+, 2D
Website: planetakino.ua/showtimes/

APR 12-18 (17-50)
Ready Player One (in English)

Planeta Kino, Blockbuster Entertainment Centre (34 B Stepana Bandery Ave.)
«Ready Player One» is a 2018 American science fiction action adventure film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance.
Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/1289/index.html

Apr 12 (21-30)
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (in English)

Kiev Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
On 12th April, cinemas worldwide will screen a live concert film from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds for one night only.

Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant show directed by award winning filmmaker David Barnard. Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, the full length concert sees the band performing songs from new album Skeleton Tree alongside their essential catalogue.

Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/sessions/1021/index.html

Apr 13
ENGLISH MOVIE NIGHT: ANONYMOUS (in English)

AMERICA HOUSE (134 Kyrylivska Str.)
Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare’s works. Edward’s life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare.

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and sexual content)
Runtime: 130 min

Remember to bring your passport or driver’s license.

Website: www.americahousekyiv.org/events/2018/4/13/english-movie-night-anonymous

Apr 14, 15 (13-55)
Rampage (in English)

Zhovten Cinema (26 Kostiantynivska Str.)<
Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton. Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals.
Website: zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/schedule/2018/04/14

Apr 14 (19-30)
Luisa Miller (in Italian with English subtitles)

Multiplex Lavina Mall (6 D Berkovetska Str.)

Website: multiplex.ua/ua/cinema/kyiv/lavina#14042018

Apr 15 (15-00)
Vincent van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing
(in English)

Kiev Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.

Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

Runtime: 94 min

Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/1090/5251/index.html

Apr 19-25
French Spring: pre-premiere screening (in French with Ukrainian subtitles)

Kiev Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
19.04.2018 (19-30) – Jalouse, 102 min. (comedy)
20.04.2018
(19-00) – Jeune femme, 97 min. (comedy, drama)
(21-00) – Jalouse, 102 min. (comedy)
21.04.2018
(19-00) Les Gardiennes, 138 min. (drama)
(21-30) Jeune femme, 97 min. (comedy, drama)
22.04.2018
(19-00) La Villa, 107 min. (drama)
(21-00) Les Gardiennes, 138 min. (drama)
23.04.2018 (19-00) Ce qui nous lie, 113 min. (tragicomedy)
24.04.2018 (19-00) La Villa, 107 min. (drama)
25.04.2018 (19-00) Ce qui nous lie, 113 min. (tragicomedy)
Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/1359/index.html

Apr 16 (19-00)
HAMLET (in English)

Kiev Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to revenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Hamlet played at the Barbican Theatre from 5 Aug 2015 – 31 Oct 2015.
Runtime: 186 min
Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/1090/3806/index.html

Apr 17 (19-00)
RSC: TWELFTH NIGHT (in English)

Kiev Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…
Runtime: 160 min
Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/1090/6652/index.html

Apr 21 (15-00)
The Crucible (in English)

Multiplex Lavina Mall (6 D Berkovetska Str.)
Website: multiplex.ua/ua/cinema/kyiv/lavina#21042018

Apr 22 (15-00)
David Bowie is (in English)

Kiev Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
One of the rarest David Bowie films is set for a comeback, six months after the star’s death. “David Bowie Is,” a documentary based on the blockbuster 2013 exhibition of the same name at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The 95-minute movie includes remarks by Jarvis Cocker, the front man of rock band Pulp and a big Bowie admirer. (For the record, Cocker thinks that Bowie’s untutored handwriting proves that he is “a man of the people.”)
Runtime: 95 min
Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/1090/6493/index.html

Apr 28 (19-55)
Cendrillon (in French with English subtitles)

Multiplex Lavina Mall (6 D Berkovetska Str.)

Website: multiplex.ua/ua/cinema/kyiv/lavina#28042018

Apr 29 (15-00)
The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (in English)

Kiev Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of Genius’ at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time to his home town of Den Bosch and attracted almost half a million art lovers from all over the world. With his fascinating life revealed plus the details and stories within his works seen like never before, don’t miss this cinematic exploration of a great creative genius.
Runtime: 90 min
Website: www.kievkino.com.ua/uk/1090/5473/index.html

CONCERTS & THEATRE

Apr 2, 9
Dinner Show “Freedom”

Event Hall Freedom (134 Kyrylivska Str.)
“Kvatal-concert” together with FREEDOM Event Hall will organize an amazing Dinner Show “Hotel Freedom” that will be presented to Kyiv audience on April 2. All guests will dive into the atmosphere of theatre-restaurant designed as a retro hotel like it was popular at the beginning of the last century. “Hotel Freedom” is a perfect combination of 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, musicians and jugglers.
Such choice of characters is not accidental: funny maître d’hôtel, keep-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 be also engaged in the performance. So no chance to be bored!
A ticket price is UAH 500 – 1000.

Website: www.freedomhall.com.ua

Apr 4
SERGEY MIKHALOK AND THE LYAPIS GROUP

Event Hall Freedom (134 Kyrylivska Street)
“Lyapis-98” is an absolutely killing project of Sergey Mikhalok, who performs his bright time-tested hits together with musicians from “Brutto” and “Lyapis Trubetskoy” bands.
The first concert of “Lyapis-98” took place in the spring of 2016 and after the group went on a tour to Europe and Belarus. On April 4 Sergey Mikhalok and the Lyapis Group are coming to the capital to blow your minds with a big three-hour concert at the FREEDOM Event Hall. Specially for Ukrainian fans, the musicians have prepared the program “THE BEST”!
“Lyapis-98” is the drums of Denis Shurov, Denis Sturchenko’s bass, Ivan Galushko’s trombone, Vladislav Senkevich’s trumpet, Paul Tretyak’s guitar and, of course, the incredible vocal of Sergei Mikhalok.
The musicians promise a striking concert in the best traditions of “Lyapis” – with an insane energy and high-quality light and video shows. Video installations will be prepared by Ruslan Vashkevich – one of the most famous Belarusian conceptual artists. A ticket price is UAH 450 – 1600.

Website: www.freedomhall.com.ua

Apr 12
Nazareth

Zhovtnevyi Palace (1 Instytutska Str.)This day will go down in history! Legendary rock band “Nazareth” is coming to the capital to celebrate their 50th anniversary and perform singles from the 23rd studio album “Rock ‘n’ Roll Telephone”. Famous Scottish band will give two-hour concert at the Zhovtnevyi Palace on April 12. Don’t miss a chance to listen to songs that became world rock classic, songs that we all love and know by heart! A ticket price is UAH 450 – 1950.

Website: concert.ua/en/eventpage/nazareth

Apr 14
Montserrat Caballe

National Palace of Arts “Ukraina” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
After seven years, Montserrat Caballe is coming back to the capital of Ukraine! The incredible Italian opera singer and owner of a unique soprano will perform works of such composers as Puccini, Donizetti, Bizet, Gounod together with charming Zlata Ognevich. This concert will be the 85th anniversary of the great Montserrat Caballe. A ticket price is UAH 990 – 10990.

Website: concert.ua/en/eventpage/montserrat-caballe

Apr 17
Lady Opera

National Palace of Arts “Ukraina” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
On April 17 at the National Palace of Arts “Ukraina” Lady Opera – Olga Chubareva, will perform together with fantastic guests from Italy: Lorenzo Decaro and Oreste Cosimo – brilliant tenors involved in the most magnificent opera productions. In addition, well-known in Ukraine and abroad, ballet A-6 will present enchanting dance show and promises to impress the audience with the latest visual effects and graphics.
A ticket price is UAH 200 – 3000.

Website: concert.ua/uk/eventpage/lady-opera-17-04

Apr 19
VIENNESE SPRING. MAESTRO KURT SCHMID

Zhovtnevyi Palace (1 Instytutska Str.)

The incomparable maestro Kurt Schmid created more than 560 musical works. The summit of his activity as a composer was the performance of his ballet “The Fire Flower”. On April 19 together with A class Chamber orchestra «Kyiv Virtuosi» he will perform the most famous works by Strauss, Schmid, Lehár and other outstanding composers. The whole audience will plug into the magical atmosphere of dulcet music and light aroma of Austrian chocolate.
A ticket price is UAH 100 – 790.

Website: concert.ua/uk/eventpage/venskaa-vesna

Apr 20
Nino Katamadze & INSIGHT, Spring melody

Zhovtnevyi Palace (1 Instytutska Str.)
A Georgian jazz singer Nino Katamadze and the band “Insight” released the long-awaited album “Yellow”. The album was recorded and mixed in Berlin, in the famous studio “Trixx Studios”. Nino Katamadze & “Insight” is complex, intelligent, sincere and emotional music, a detailed philosophical narrative about life. A ticket price is UAH 400 – 2500.
Website: kconcert.ua/en/eventpage/nino-katamadze

Apr 18
Flower Ball 2018 by Mykola Tyshchenko

Coin Restaurant, IQ Business Center (13-15 Bolsunovska Str.)
The results of voting for the most successful woman 2018 will be announced during the annual prize show “Flower Ball” by Mykola Tyshchenko. Among the special guests of the show are TAYANNA, Bambinton. Also, you will have an opportunity to observe fashion show JUSU, dance animation, the performance of the cover band, DJ etc.

Website: www.facebook.com/events/973383029478136/

Apr 25
Tina Karol

National Palace of Arts “Ukraina” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
In Kyiv, there is a concert of a well-known Ukrainian soul and pop singer Tina Karol who represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. Her new concert program is a symbiosis of women’s stories that are told in songs and dancing performances executed in modern and contemporary styles. A ticket price is UAH 200 – 2250.

Website: concert.ua/en/eventpage/tina-karol-24-04

Apr 25
Mrs. International 2018

Event Hall “Regent Hill” (54а Michurina Str.)
The most beautiful ladies in Ukraine will compete for the crown and title “Mrs. Ukraine International 2018” and an opportunity to represent Ukraine at Mrs. International pageant on July 20-21 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Website: www.mrsukraineinternational.com.ua/

Apr 30
Thirty Seconds to Mars

Palace of Sports (1 Sportyvna Square)
Legendary Thirty Seconds to Mars are coming back to the capital after a three-year break with the new album “Walk On Water”! The band has been working on the long-awaited album for two years, and the self-titled song was presented in August at the MTV VMA 2017 ceremony. A ticket price is UAH 1100 – 5200.

Website: concert.ua/en/eventpage/thirty-seconds-to-mars

May 10
Monatik

“Terminal” Shopping Mall (316 Kyivska Str., Brovary)
Dmytro Monatyk who is professionally known as MONATIK announces a grandiose concert in Brovary, an eastern suburb of the country’s capital. The Ukrainian singer, songwriter, dancer, composer promises to do his best to delight the audience during this great event on May 10 at 7 pm at the “Terminal” Shopping Mall. A ticket price is UAH 450 – 2500.

Website: brovary.karabas.com/ua/monatik-bro

May 21
Morcheeba

Zhovtnevyi Palace (1 Instytutska Str.)
This year Morcheeba releases a striking new album “Blaze Away”. It combines trip-hop with elements of blues and rock. With this album Morcheeba is coming to Ukraine together with Skye Edwards. In conjunction with the psychedelic guitar of Ross Godfrey, they create an unforgettable impression. A ticket price UAH is 649 – 3599.

Website: concert.ua/uk/eventpage/morcheeba

May 27
2Cellos

National Palace of Arts “Ukraina” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
Cellist duo “2Cellos” are coming to Kyiv for the first time! The young Croatian-Slovenian duet of Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser is known all over the world thanks to the instrumental arrangements of famous pop and rock songs. Such an unusual symbiosis of classical music and modern genres will nicely transform the concert into an incendiary show on May 27 at the National Palace of Arts “Ukraina”.
A ticket price is UAH 1550 – 5900.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/2cellos

May 29
BØRNS

Atlas (37-41 Sichovykh Striltsiv Str.)
An American “BØRNS” will perform in Ukraine for the first time. Garrett Clark Borns writes and performs romantic songs, takes the floor at the iconic festivals of Lollapalooza, Coachella, Hangout, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo and appears on the pages of Billboard and Vogue. He is coming to the capital with the new album “Blue Madonna”.The record spawned several singles, including “God Save Our Young Blood” with Lana Del Rey, which charted on the US rock chart.
A ticket price is UAH 790 – 1590.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/borns

BUSINESS & EXHIBITIONS

Apr 9
Ukrainian Infrastructure Forum

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv (1 Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Str.)
Ukrainian Infrastructure Forum is a communication platform for the key market players in infrastructure sector where you will have an opportunity to discover potential of Ukraine as a logistics hub, perspectives of road building, air, water, urban, railway transport, digital infrastructure and telecommunications.

Website: a7conf.com/en/upcoming-events-en/ukrainian-infrastructure-forum-18

Apr 11 – 13
7th Solar Energy Conference & Trade show

Exhibition Center “ACCO International” (40 Peremogy Ave)
This is a large scale event aimed to provide insights into local peculiarities of solar energy project development in the European emerging markets. Among participants are the stakeholders whose interests are connected with PV and solar thermal projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

Website: www.cis-solar.com

Apr 13
Fryday Afterwork Networking at “Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil”

17-19 Bratska Str.
Fryday is all about social and professional networking, a place where expats meet the local business community.
Enjoy the evening of networking together with Kyiv’s largest international professional community on April 13th at Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil.
All guests will receive a free drink and have the chance to win a fantastic prize participating in the lottery.
Entrance fee: UAH 150

Website: www.facebook.com/fryday.kyiv

Apr 20
Fryday Afterwork Networking at “Normal Kyiv”

81 Antonovycha Str.
Joining Fryday is a great start when exploring the nightlife in Kyiv as it chooses different venues for each event and many of Fryday’s members are very active socially and like enjoying nights out.
Start your weekend in style on April 20th at Fryday Afterwork at a newly opened venue which transforms from a restaurant during the day to a nightclub in the evening.
Join Fryday now and become a part of the international business community in Kyiv.
Entrance fee: UAH 150

Website: www.facebook.com/fryday.kyiv

APR 21-22
International Real Estate-2018

International Exhibition Centre, 3 C (15 Brovarsky Ave.)
The 29th specialized exhibition International Real Estate-2018 will be conducted 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 12 countries of Europe. 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.
Hours: 11 am – 6 pm
Entrance is free of charge (invitation is required, visit their website to learn more).
Contacts:
+38 044 379 20 23
kiev@domexpo.com.ua
Website: www.domexpo.com.ua
www.domexpo.kiev.ua

APR 20-22
«WEDDING & GRADUATION PARTY-2018»

International Exhibition Centre (15 Brovarsky Ave.)
The prestigious Wedding Exhibition in Ukraine has deserved the international status and traditionally gathers the leading specialists in wedding industry, representatives of purchasing companies from Ukrainian cities as well as from abroad.

Here you may get the “freshest” information on wedding fashion «made in Ukraine», which is of great demand for consumers from different countries of the world; meet with the representatives of prominent domestic brands whose products combine the unique and elegant cut, high quality and reasonable price.

Website: www.iec-expo.com.ua

APR 20-22
«Universe of Beauty and Health – 2018»

International Exhibition Centre (15 Brovarsky Ave.)
The exhibition showcases a wide range of beauty and health products and services. Traditionally, you will have an opportunity to visit the hairdressing art presentation, learn secrets of proper use of
decorative cosmetics.
Producers and distributors of cosmetics, perfumes, products and services for health lifestyle and beauty, hairdressers are invited to participate.

Contacts:
tel.: +38 (044) 201-1159, 206-8782
e-mail: forum@iec-expo.com.ua

Website: www.iec-expo.com.ua

Apr 23
II Business Woman International Forum 2018

Ukrainian House (2 Khreshchatyk Str.)
The International Business Forum “BusinessWOMAN 2018” is a unique, scale-based and content-rich event: about 1000 women from 20 countries, including representatives of diplomatic structures, politicians, women’s business clubs and enterprises, mass media. The purpose of the forum is to consolidate women in business, politics and the social sphere in order to establish close cooperation, exchange of experience, representation of Ukraine in the world and promote the development of women’s entrepreneurship.

Website: forum.businesswoman.org.ua

Feb 24 – May 13
Exhibition of shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018

Pinchuk Art Centre (1/3-2 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
The PinchukArtCentre presents the exhibition of 20 shortlisted artists for the fifth edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize, a nationwide prize for Ukrainian artists younger than 35. The range of subjects varies from socio-political narratives of Ukraine as a country in conflict and its impact on people to self-exploration. Admission is free.
Website: pinchukartcentre.org/en/exhibitions/vistavka-nominantiv-premiyi-pinchukartcentre-2018

May 18
Fryday Afterwork Networking at F-cafe “MAROKANA”

24 Lesia Ukrainka Blvd.
End your working week with Fryday on one of the best terraces in Kyiv at fashion cafe “Marokana” on May 18th. Meet interesting and open-minded people, mingle with Kyiv’s international community, enjoy a free drink and win some fantastic prizes in the lottery.
Address: 24 Lesia Ukrainka Blvd.
Entrance fee: UAH 150

Website: www.facebook.com/fryday.kyiv

SPORTS

Apr 7
Pirogovo Trail Run

Pirogovo Museum (Akademika Tronko Ave.)
Do you want to spend a great time in the open air and improve your own cycling results together with the strongest amateurs of Ukraine? A grandiose holiday of sports and leisure time in a picturesque place along with the new interesting trails at the Pirogovo Museum – that’s what you need! The program includes 5 km and 10 km races, kids bicycle race, virtual duathlon. All money collected will go to charity.

Website: www.facebook.com/pirogovo.race

Apr 14 – 20
World Junior Hockey Championship

Palace of Sports (1 Sportyvna Square)

World Junior Hockey Championship is back in the Ukrainian arena. Young, but skillful participants come from Ukraine, Italy, Japan, Romania, Austria and Hungary. Apart from the tournament, you will enjoy live music performances, playgrounds and lounge areas, exquisite catering and thematic selfie-zones!

Website: esport.in.ua/en/tickets/cempionat-mira-po-hokkeu-sredi-uniorov.html

Apr 22
8th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon

4 Kontraktova Square

We all come from different cities, we run for different reasons, but we all run! 8th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon is one of the most titled event in Ukraine which unites both amateur and professional runners. It became the first race in Ukraine to receive the IAAF Bronze Label!
As far as running a half marathon is a serious challenge, the organizers highly recommend to start preparing for the event in advance, especially for those who are planning to run for the first time. Traditionally, there are several distances at the Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon: 21,0975 km, 5 km, 2 km and two relay distances: 2×10 km and 4×5 km. You will run through picturesque streets of Podil and down beautiful streets along the mighty Dnipro River.

Website: kyivhalfmarathon.org/en/race/nova-poshta-kyiv-half-marathon

May 13
Kyiv Euro Marathon

Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex (55 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
Kyiv Euro Marathon is an exciting sports event which unites both amateur and professional runners. The program includes the main marathon, half marathon, 12 km and 6 km races, team marathon relay, free kids races and a Charity mile. Organizers highly recommend to start preparing for the event in advance, especially for those who are planning to run for the first time.

Website: www.facebook.com/events/1901120196884990/


May 26
UEFA Champions LEAGUE FINAL KYIV 2018

Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex (55 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
Some 70,000 sports fans will gather under one roof at 8 p.m., May 26, at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, to watch the prestigious 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Final! The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. They will enter the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup as the UEFA representatives.
Brief agenda and fan zones:
On April 21, the UEFA Women’s and Men’s Cup will be officially passed to the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko.
On May 24, the Champions Festival fan zone will open (continuing for four days, May 24-27), stretching from Bohdan Khmelnytsky Street to Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square. Entrance is free!
May 24 will also see the final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2018 (Dynamo Stadium, 3 Mykhaila Hrushevskoho Str.).
On May 25, at 4 p.m., organizers plan to conduct the Stars Match, with participation by star players from years past and other celebrities; a festive concert; and a special banquet for VIP guests.
On May 26, there will be two organized locations for football fans to gather: Taras Shevchenko Park (for fans of one of the teams); and the area near the National Palace of Arts Ukraina (for fans of the opposing team).

The possibility of public viewing sites for the 2018 UEFA Final is still under discussion. Suggested locations for the broadcast are Khreshchatyk Str. and Kontraktova Square (Podil).

Website: www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2018/final/index.html#

HOLIDAYS


April 01(Sun) – April Fool’s Day
April 07 (Sat) – Annunciation
April 08 (Sun) – Orthodox Easter (National holiday, April 09 is a day off)
May 01 (Tue) – Labour Day Holiday (National holiday, day off)
May 09 (Wed) – Victory Day over Nazism in World War II (National holiday, day off)
May 13 (Sun) – Mother’s Day
May 17 (Thu) – Vyshyvanka Day (dedicated to the embroidered shirt)
May 19 (Sat) – Europe Day
May 27 (Sun) – Kyiv Day, the 1536th anniversary of the founding of the city
May 27 (Sun) – Pentecost (National holiday, May 28 is a day off)