TOP Weekend Events in Kyiv
(APR 13-15)

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 came 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.
This weekend you may enjoy:
+ APR 13-14, 11pm – A Long Night of Short Films (in French with Ukrainian subtitles)
Location: Ukraina Cinema (5 Horodetskogo Str.)
Website: institutfrancais-ukraine.com/calendar/208
+ APR 12-30, 7 pm
Vivid street collage exhibition from Braty art studio
Location: 84 Olesia Honchara Str.
+ APR 15, noontime
Culinary Meeting with Patrick Ranger – chief cook at Michelin star restaurant.
Location: It’s NOT the LOUVR Gallery bar (4 Vyacheslava Lypynskoho Str.)

We are waiting for something incredible! Are you with us?

Website: institutfrancais-ukraine.com/news/printemps_francais

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 5-22
Pysanka Art Fest

Sofiivska and Mykhailivska Squares

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.

Apr 14-15
Kyiv Drive Day

Kontraktova Ploshcha

DAY 1(14.04)
14-05 ACCA
14-50 ARLETT
15-35 Bila vezha
16-20 KARNA
17-05 Kozak System

DAY 2 (15.04)
14-05 Chumatskyi Shliakh
14-50 YUKRA
15-35 VEREMIY
16-20 Fiolet
17-05 The Vyo

Entrance is free of charge.

Website: www.facebook.com/kyivdriveday/

Apr 14-15
Kyiv Coffee Festival vol. 4

Art-Zavod Platforma (5 Bilomorska Str.)

Kyiv Coffee Festival is a large-scale event organized by the team of a unique gastronomic project “Ulichnaya eda.” The festival will become a platform for national coffee championships (Championship Of Barista, Coffee Roasting Championship, Brewers Cup), gather in one place one of the best coffee and sweet shops in Ukraine, true professionals of the coffee industry, present to and teach the wide audience basic knowledge, different methods of coffee making, and new trends in the coffee industry.
The honored guest of the festival is Slava Babich, the eminent Kyiv barista who won the world Cup of making coffee in cezve (ibrik) on February 20 this year.

Entrance fee: UAH 100 (1 day)

Website: www.facebook.com/kyivcoffeefestival/

CONCERTS & THEATRE

Apr 13
Adam Gontier

Center of Culture and Arts KPI ( 37 Peremogy Ave. )
Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian singer, songwriter and musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.
He will give a concert in Kyiv with his new solo project as part of a big European tour!
A ticket price is UAH 619 – 2199.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/adam-gontier

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 15
Seasons

National Philharmonic of Ukraine (2 Vladimirskiy spusk)
During the concert you will have an opportunity to enjoy the bright performance of Italian violinist Domenico Nordio (who was born in Piove di Sacco (21 March 1971) and Kyiv chamber orchestra.
A ticket price is UAH 80 – 420.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/abonement-6-pori-roku-vivaldi-p-yaccolla

Apr 15
The Century of Magic by Roman Bondarchuk

October Palace (1 Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni Alley)
Miracles definitely happen during the shows by Roman Bondarchuk. Mind-reading, fantastic disappearance and appearance, tricks with fire, romantic levitation of random lady from the audience are waiting for you during the spectacular show. Be ready!
Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/roman-bondarchuk

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 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 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 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 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

BUSINESS & EXHIBITIONS

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

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

MAR – APR
Experience Da Vinci

VDNH (1 Akademika Hlushkova Ave.)
The unique traveling Leonardo da Vinci exhibition showcases numerous life-sized inventions and art masterpieces. The exhibition discloses different “faces” of the talented artist: as sculptor, a painter, an architect, an anatomist, an inventor and a writer.

Website: e.slm.ua/davinci

MAR 30 – Apr 22
In search of tranquility through freedom by Patrick M. Yay

Budynok Khudozhnyka (1-5 Lvivska Square)
Patrick M. Yay (was born in Yangon) lives and work in the UK. He came to Kyiv to showcase his works “In search of tranquility through Freedom” that amazed Kiev Check-in team. We hope you will enjoy it as well!
Entrance is free of charge.

Website: dvnshu.com/picture-shows/323-patrick-m-yay.html

SPORTS

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 14, 5 pm
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Dynamo Kyiv

Metalist Sports Complex in Kharkiv (65 Plekhanivska Str.)

Ukrainian Premier League Football, Play Off Championship.
The live broadcasting will be available at Website: “Футбол 2” TV channel.

Website: www.fcdynamo.kiev.ua/en