Top Events in October/November 2017


Autumn is here..and it’s full of excitement!
Our curious team has selected the most exhilarating activities, events, and happenings in Kiev this season, creating the perfect to-do list for fall.
















FESTIVALS

Sept 30-Oct 01
Kyiv Food and Wine Festival

Expocenter of Ukraine ( 1 Akademika Hlushkova Ave.)

The 9th Kyiv Food and Wine Festival with a traditional theme – cheese and wine – will be held in Kiev. There are even more crazy cheesemakers who will present a wide range of delicious cheeses; even more Ukrainian winemakers who will showcase their wine of rich taste, unrivaled flavours and reasonable price/quality correlation. During this autumn holiday, the grapes will be unloaded into the large barrels, and then crushed under the bare feet. Overall, it is just an amazing opportunity to meet October in a bright, delicious and warm way!

Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/kyiv-food-and-wine-festival-1

Oct 05-08
JoyFest 2017

Khreschatyk Hotel, Grand hall (14 Khreschatyk Str.)
The 5th-anniversary festival JoyFest will be held in the center of Kiev this October. It is a large-scale international event that is aimed at the development and recognition of folk art. The guests of the festival will have an opportunity to watch numerous plays in different languages by Ukrainian and foreign theatres and participate in acting master classes. Entrance and participation in all activities will be free of charge.

Website: www.joyfest.info

Oct 07-08
Kyiv Beer Festival

Art-zavod Platforma (1a Bilomorska Str., Kiev)
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 brews is increasing here and Kyiv Beer Festival is a great chance for them to come into the spotlight.

Website: www.facebook.com/events/1279627558760386

Oct 14-15
Doom Over Kiev: 10 Doomed Years

Atlas (37-41 Sichovykh Striltsiv Str.)
The tenth anniversary of the leading festival of doom metal music in Ukraine will be celebrated in October in Kiev. During these two days of Doom over Kiev, you will have an opportunity to hear such bands as Saturnus, Swallow the Sun, Clouds, Eye of Solitude, Plateau Sigma. Among Ukrainian participants are Raventale, Vin de Mia Trix, 1914, Mother Witch & Dead Water Ghosts, Odradek Room. Woe Unto Me and Nebulae Come Sweet from Belarus will also come to delight you with their best hits.

Website: dok@justdoom.org

Oct 21-22
Street Food Festival (“Ulichnaya eda”)

Art-Zavod Platforma (1 Bilomorska Str.)
Already well-known gastronomic festival Ulichnaya Eda will be dedicated to the guests’ favourite theme – barbeque. Various types and modification of grilled dishes will be gathered in one location.

Website: ulichnayaeda.com.ua/festival/ufh-4

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 27-28
Vienna Ball

Kyiv City State Administration (36 Khreshatyk Street, Column Hall)
On October 27-28 at 8 p.m., Kiev will host an exclusive high-class event – the Annual Charity Vienna Ball. The exquisite artistic program will be created by “Kyiv-Classic” Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Herman Makarenko. Funds from the Viennese Ball in Kyiv will be directed for rehabilitation of soldiers of the Anti-Terrorist Operation and children with special needs. The ticket price for adults varies from 5,000 to 10,000 that also includes the guest visit to “5th Element” Club and the lesson at “ArthurMurray” Ballroom Dance School.

Website: www.vienneseball.com.ua

Nov 02
PHOTO KYIV

Toronto-Kyiv (100 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
PHOTO KYIV is one of the first art fairs in Ukraine dedicated to photo art that will be conducted on November 02 at Toronto-Kyiv business center. The program includes the unique exhibitions of worldwide famous Ukrainian photographers, educational program, special projects, the photo projects’ contest (two nominations: documentary and art photography), a section for publishers and photo schools.

Website: www.photokyiv.com

Nov 04
VTILO Festival

Makoto Dojo (7 Novopecherskiy Lane)
The 4th festival of modern bodily VTILO held on November 04 from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m is one day of theory and practice focused on the development of bodily self-consciousness. The program includes 10 classes on somatic, bodywork, contact improvisation, therapy, modern dance, yoga, kinesiology; massage area where you will have a chance to try different massage techniques and types; networking area, and market.

Website: vtilo.tilda.ws

Nov 10-13
All Music is Jazz

Closer (31 Nyzhnoiurkivska Str.)
A three-day festival dedicated to different kinds of jazz and jazz-inspired music All Music is Jazz will be held on November 10-13 in Kiev. The program includes the performances of Steve Coleman and Five Elements (US) / Denys Dudko Quintet (FR-UA) / Awesome Tapes From Africa (US) on Nov. 10; Andrey Kiritchenko “Overt” (UA) / John Hollenbeck and Jazzworkshop Orchestra (US-UA) / Burnt Friedman (DE) / Session Victim (DE) on Nov. 11; José James (US) on Nov. 13.

Website: www.concert.ua/eventpage/all-music-is-jazz

Nov 11-12
Street Food Festival (“Ulichnaya eda”)

Art-Zavod Platforma (1 Bilomorska Str.)
Welcome to a large gastronomic platform for the representatives of food businesses where all visitors can enjoy the gastronomic discoveries, novel entertainment, and various recreation areas. November street food festival Ulichnaya eda will brightly crown the season 2017, as it will be the last open-air event of the year for the majority of Kiev citizens. Visit this event and make your final outdoor rest in 2017 extremely delicious and full of great memories!

Website: ulichnayaeda.com.ua/festival/sff-november-2017

Nov 25
KISS FM Birthday 15 (Above & Beyond)

Stereo Plaza (119 Lobanovskyi Ave.)

Every year, Kiss FM, one of the leading radio stations in Europe, organizes a great event with the participation of the worldwide famous DJs to celebrate its birthday. For 15 years already the radio station has been entertaining its precious listeners and helping them to form their own music taste. The headliner of Kiss FM Birthday party 2017 will be an English progressive trance group Above & Beyond. All other artists will be announced soon.

Website: www.concert.ua/eventpage/kiss-is-dance?gclid=CPitnKqez9YCFVKJsgodnQEFIg

CONCERTS & THEATRE

Oct 03
VIRSKY Show

Event Hall Freedom (134 Kyrylivska Str.)
They dance as if they have wings behind! Incredible emotions, strong authentic energy and internal excitement are waiting for all visitors during the exclusive show of the National Honoured Academic Dance Ensemble of Ukraine named after P.P. Virsky. Be ready to see bright and expressive movements, incredible jumps and other dance moves collected from different regions of Ukraine, enjoy virtuosity of artists and colorful national costumes. Visit this holiday of Ukrainian dance at FREEDOM Event Hall!
Website: www.freedomhall.com.ua

Oct 03, Nov 02, 17
Swan Lake

National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (50 Vologymyrska Str.)
The Ukrainian opera and ballet art is famous in the whole world and in October & November you will have a unique chance to enjoy their numerous performances. Swan Lake is a ballet in three acts composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. This well-known scenario fashioned from Russian folk tales tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet represents this charming ballet in two scenic versions: by Valeriy Kovtun and Anatoliy Shekera. The play directed by Valeriy Kovtun was premiered in 1986 while for the first time the audience saw the stage direction by Anatoliy Shekera in 1995.

Website: www.opera.com.ua/afisha/lebedine-ozero-25

Oct 05, 12, 19, 26
Caribbean Jazz Dinner Show

Caribbean Club (4 Symona Petlyury Str.)
This Fall, ten charming girls from Freedom Jazz will again present the perfect jazz to Kiev during Caribbean Jazz Dinner Show. It is absolutely a new format for Caribbean Club that combines a brilliant theatrical show, cozy atmosphere of one the oldest capital clubs, coupled with exquisite cuisine. Overall, talented girls from Jazz Band will give 4 concerts on October 5, 12, 19, 26. To cut it short, it’s better one time to see than to hear thousand times about. See you there!

Website: caribbean.com.ua/en

Oct 06
Melody of Victory

Palace “Ukraine” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)

Let me introduce the grandiose concert Melody of Victory with the stars of Ukrainian and international estrade at the concert “The Melody of Victory” that will be conducted on October 06. The list of participants includes such Ukrainians singers and bands as Zlata Ognevich, Haidamaky, Skryabin, Druha Rika, Anastasia Prikhodko and many other talented artists.
Website: kiev.karabas.com/melodiya-peremogi

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
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 23
IL VOLO

Palace of Sports (1 Sportyvna Square)
An Italian operatic pop trio “IL VOLO” is a unique phenomenon in modern music that makes us see the already familiar classic opera in a new light. Their creative work combines traditional opera, pop music, and classical symphony popularizing the true values of classical music. On October 23, they will present the program “Notte Magica – A Tribute to the Three Tenors” at the Palace of Sports in Kiev.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/il-volo

Oct 28
Crazy Halloween Night

Coyote Ugly (9a Mechnykova Str.)
You are invited to spend one of the most mysterious nights in the legendary bar Coyote Ugly! If you are not afraid of ominous doll Annabelle or to fall into hands of a demon nun… Then Crazy Halloween Night in Coyote Ugly bar is waiting for you! On October 28, you will have an opportunity to dive into the atmosphere of hot dances, rock music, bloody cocktails, and, of course, be among real dolls of death headed by haunted Annabelle and even meet devil himself. During this night everything will be as the night forces and eerily beautiful coyotes want it to be. Vampires, dead brides, werewolves and other evil spirits are very welcome to Crazy Halloween Night!
DC (Dress Code) | FC (Face Control) 18+, paid admission. Call for reservation: +38 044 363 06 88.

#coyoteuglykiev
Website: www.facebook.com/CoyoteUglyKiev

Oct 27
Jazz for adults

Caribbean Club (4 Symona Petlyury Str.)

Caribbean Club Concert Hall invites you to a wonderful evening of music and dances. During the show “Jazz for adults” the Ukrainian jazzman and radio host Aleksey Kogan will perform absolutely new set list. “Jazz for adults” is always a new experience and it’s always interesting and fun. Each composition is not only about grateful music and professional vocal, but it’s also a special leading story in the song related to musicians’ life. The bright dances by ballet NC-17 will make this evening even more memorable.

Website: caribbean.com.ua/en/events/concert_hall

Oct 28
Keiko Matsui

Palace “Ukraine” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
The legendary Japanese keyboardist and composer Keiko Matsui, who specializes in smooth jazz, jazz fusion and new-age music, will present her new program accompanied by the symphony orchestra of Ukraine Lords of the Sound. The new program is confined to the release of the album Journey to the Heart (Shanachie, 2016). Here the audience will have an opportunity to enjoy such already familiar compositions as Crystal Shadow, Steps of Maya, Rose in Morocco, Whisper from the Mirror, Tears of the ocean. On October 28, you have a chance to enjoy that live music full of love, passion and sincere feelings by Keiko Matsui.

Website: events.tickets.ua/event/keiko-matsui/26162

Oct 29
Ballet “Za dvoma zaytsyamy”

National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (50, Vologymyrska Str.)

“Za dvoma zaytsyamy” is a ballet in 2 acts by Yuriy Shevchenko to a libretto by Tetyana Andreyeva based upon a comedy play of Ukrainian dramatist Mykhailo Starytsky. It tells about Svyryd Holokhvostyy who is trying to get rich by marrying Pronya Sirko from a well-off family and at the same time is found of a poor and beautiful Halya. By the way, you may find the monument to the main characters of this play at 14 Desyatynna Str. near St Andrew’s Church in Kiev.

Website: www.opera.com.ua/en/afisha/za-dvoma-zaycyami

Oct 29-Nov 02
Tina Karol

Palace “Ukraine” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
In Kiev, 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.

Website: karabas.com/ua/tours/tina-karol-ukraine

Nov 08
The Master and Margarita

National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (50 Vologymyrska Str.)
“The Master and Margarita” is a ballet-phantasmagoria in 2 acts based upon a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, written between 1928 and 1940, but unpublished in book form until 1967 that considered to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires. It tells a story about a visit of the devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union. Music accompaniment and choreography are directed by Davyd Avdysh.

Website: www.opera.com.ua/afisha/mayster-i-margarita-6

Nov 11
Scorpions

Palace of Sports (1 Sportyvna Square)
The legendary German rock band Scorpions known as “the heroes of heavy metal,” “Ambassadors of Rock” will come to Ukraine again. Meet them on November 11 and recall that amazing “Still Loving You” and “Wind of Change” with many other songs at Palace of Sports in Kiev.

Website: www.concert.ua/eventpage/scorpions

Nov 15
Patricia Kaas

Palace “Ukraine” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
A talented French singer and actress Patricia Kaas will come to Ukraine to present her new album that was released in autumn last year. The album “Patricia Kaas” is the first studio album for the last 4 years and contains absolutely new material. The artist stated: “What would I wish today?… An album like those I was making in the old times. An album with songs that represent me”.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/patricia-kaas

Nov 18
BoomBox

Palace of Sports (1 Sportyvna Square)
The famous Ukrainian pop band formed in 2004 BoomBox will deliver their next concert on November 18 at 7 p.m. in Kiev. It is one of the few bands that is becoming more and more successful during their rather long professional career. This time BoomBox will present the new songs from the coming mini album called “Naked King”.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/bumboks

Nov 27
Toto Cutugno

Palace “Ukraine” (103 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
The great concert of the legendary Toto Cutugno, an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician, will take place at Palace “Ukraine” in Kiev. Join his concert with your friends and parents on November 27.

Website: kiev.karabas.com/ua/toto-cutugno

BUSINESS & EXHIBITIONS

Oct 04
Ukrainian International Travel Market (UITM)

International Exhibition Centre (15 Brovarsky Ave.)
UITM invites representatives of the tourist business to get information about know-how of international and domestic companies, negotiate, sign lucrative contracts with the leaders of the tourism industry, exchange experience with foreign colleagues and partners in the promotion of countries and tourist destinations, observe successful examples of promotion campaigns of other countries. More than, it is also a unique place to demonstrate rich historical and cultural heritage of Ukraine to the world community. The exhibition plans to gather around 123 participating companies from more than 21 countries for the Show.

Website: www.ukraine-itm.com.ua/en-GB/about.aspx

Oct 05-06
Kyiv International Economic Forum 2017

CEC Parkovy (16a Parkova Road)

Kyiv International Economic Forum is a major international conference focused on the future of economic development.
KIEF 2017 ‘Ukraine and the World in the New Economic Reality’ will be dedicated to the main challenges of the 21st century with focus on the 4th Industrial Revolution, digital and sharing economy, a new age in education and leadership, sustainable and inclusive economic development.
Each year KIEF gains more and more recognition from the international community, and this year it is expected to congregate over 1,500 participants from business and politics, leading economic experts, social and opinion leaders from all over the world. Over 70 outstanding speakers from more than 20 countries will gather to share their vision of substantial changes needed to enable new approaches to the global economic development.

Website: forumkyiv.org

Oct 11-12
UKRAINIAN GAS FORUM

InterContinental Kyiv (2A Velyka Zhytomyrska Str.)
The Expert Council on the Development of the Gas Industry and the Natural Gas Market of Ukraine and partners have recently launched the Third Ukrainian Gas Forum “THE KIND OF MARKET WE HAVE CREATED”, to be held in Kiev on October 11-12, 2017. It traditionally serves as a platform for often contradictory views on the way forward for Ukraine’s gas market as transportation and storage are finally being unbundled and an independent TSO is being carved out of Naftogaz; the country hopes to reverse the chronic decline in gas production and realize its potential; the population braces with higher-than-ever tariffs.

Website: ukrgasforum.org/en

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

Nov 03
Kyiv Smart City Forum ’17

Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex (55 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.)
Kyiv Smart City Forum ‘17 will unite key integrators, best urbanists, advanced infrastructure experts from all over Ukraine, near and far abroad. The main core of the Forum will contain an active, ideological community which is represented by everyone who has already contributed to the construction of digital cities in Ukraine and far abroad or plans to become a part of this irreversible process in the nearest future. In the framework of Kyiv Smart City Forum 2017, the panel discussions will be held on the following topics: safe city, safe roads, transport and ICT of the city; creative economy and culture of the city; renewable energy and energy efficiency of the city; Е-democracy and open government.
Website: forum.kyivsmartcity.com

Nov 09-11
SEF 2017 Kyiv Forum: Sustainable Energy Forum of Eastern Europe

CEC Parkovy (16a Parkova Road)
SEF KYIV positions itself as the premier independent business platform for sustainable energy industry development in Eastern Europe. You can meet energy technologies changing the landscape of energy industry and join the global market players of energy efficiency, renewable energy and modern energy solutions and decision makers on November 09-11 at Congress and exhibition center Parkovy in Kiev.
Website: 2017.sefkyiv.com

Nov 15
Ukrainian Business Forum

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv (1 Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Str.)
Ukrainian Business Forum 2017 was established as a top platform to build business relationships and share experience. This year it promises to gather the leading-edge speakers and deliver program designed for wealth structuring and corporate professionals with focus on the Ukrainian market. The one-day event will be conducted from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. on November 15 and will cover areas like asset management & wealth protection, industry and manufacturing, immigration & citizenship.
Website: cis-wealth.com/en/konferencii/18-kiev-2017.html

Nov 16
Ukrainian Silk Road Forum 2017

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv (1 Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Str.)
Ukrainian Silk Road Forum 2017 is a В2В – and B2G platform for exchange of ideas, projects, and resources in terms of cooperation between Ukraine and China, implementation of the “One belt, one road” initiative, and deepening of investment dialogue in key economic sectors.

Website: silklink.org

SPORTS

Oct 08
Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017

Maidan Nezalezhnosti
The 8th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 will be conducted on October 8 just in Kiev city center. Organizer of the event, Run Ukraine, plans to gather over 12 thousand running fans from 55 countries of the world. The record number of participants (around 1400 runners) is expected to pass the main distance of 42.195 km. Along this one-circle route, runners will pass by picturesque streets of the city while the start as well as the finish point will be located in Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Among the highlights of Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 there will be medals for runners: finishers of the main distance will be awarded with the medals representing the portrait of Saint Olga of Kyiv while half marathon finishers will get the medals representing the legendary founders of Kiev: Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv with their sister Lybid. Professionals and amateurs with different training backgrounds are invited to join the international running community. Within Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 there are also traditional individual races of the distances: 42.195 km., 21.0975 km., 10,5 or 2 km. Children can participate in runs of the distances: 100, 500, 1000 m. Title sponsor of the event is Wizz Air.

Website: kyivmarathon.org

Oct 31
Halloween RUN

Vozdvyzhenka, Podil

Halloween Run will represent just crazy running event where you will have to run off on “black” pacemakers. And if you are successful in that, one of the cutest TOP RUNNERS medals will be yours! Hot drinks and lottery for those participants in Halloween costumes are also waiting for you here. The route will pass by the legendary areas of Lysa Hora (known as mysterious hill in Kiev) and will be interesting for both adults and children.

Website: www.athletic-events.com

HOLIDAYS

NOTE, on October 29 (traditionally the last Sunday of October) there is a summer-to-winter time transition. When local daylight time is about to reach 4 a.m. on Sunday, October 29, 2017, clocks are turned backwards 1 hour to Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3 a.m local standard time instead.

  • October 01 – Teachers’ Day
  • October 04-10 – World Space Week
  • October 14 – Defender’s Day of Ukraine / Day of the Ukrainian Cossacks (National holiday, Oct 14-16 are days off)
  • October 24 – United Nations Day
  • October 28 – Liberation Day from fascist invaders of Ukraine
  • October 31 – International Black sea day
  • October 31 – Halloween 2017
  • November 09 – Day of Ukrainian literature and language
  • November 17 – International Students’ Day
  • November 22 – Freedom Day (the first day of the Orange Revolution)
  • November 25 – Holodomor Remembrance Day (a minute of silence should be executed at 4 p.m.)