Bring Me The Horizon
Kerrang Awards named the alternative metal band Bring Me The Horizon the best band in the United Kingdom in 2015. Now the British rockers are about to gather a big crowd in Kyiv.
Bring Me The Horizon (alternative). Dec. 4. 7 p.m. Palace of Sports (1 Sportyvna Sq.). Hr 690-900
The theatrical recordings screened as part of the British Theater in Movies program have got so popular in Kyiv that the tickets have to be bought weeks, sometimes months in advance. William Shakespeare's tragedy "Coriolanus" staged by Donmar Warehouse, with Tom Hiddleston playing the main role, is one of the most popular recordings, being screened again and again to packed cinemas.
"Coriolanus" (theatrical recording). Dec. 22. 7 p.m. Kyiv Cinema (19 Velyka Vasylkivska St.). Hr 150
World Sculpture Masterpieces
A new exhibition in Kyiv’s Mystetskiy Arsenal presents sculptures by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and other masters. The exhibition includes the largest collection of the sculptures by Auguste Rodin that was ever displayed in Ukraine.
World Sculpture Masterpieces. Nov. 6 - Dec. 6. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska St.). Hr 70
The British punk duo Slaves, founded in 2012, is bringing its lo-fi sound to Kyiv for the first time. The up-and-coming band made it to the BBC Sound of 2015 long list.
Slaves (UK, punk). Oct. 20. 8 p.m. Sentrum (11 Shota Rustaveli St.). Hr 250-500
Asian Food and Culture Festival
The Asian Food and Culture Festival will celebrate the culture of Asian countries. The event will include art performances and exhibitions, documentary screenings and national food. Asian-style accessories, gifts, and home decor pieces will be on sale.
Asian Food and Culture Festival. Oct. 18. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Column Hall of Kyiv City State Administration (36 Khreshchatyk St.). Free
Old Car Land Festival
Ukraine's biggest vintage car festival features an exhibition of classic cars, bicycles, motorcycles, buses, trolley buses and even vintage locomotives. Festivalgoers will also find a food-court, car tuning service, and live music.
Love songs in jazz arrangement
Jazz arrangement of the best hits of Sting, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Elton John and Joe Coker will be performed by Kyiv Soloists National Chamber Ensemble.
Love songs in jazz arrangement. Sept. 27 – Oct. 7. 8 p.m. House of Cinema (6 Saksahanskoho St.) Hr 150 – 300
Miss Ukraine 2015 beauty contest
Twenty-five women from across the country are to take part in the Miss Ukraine beauty pageant in Kyiv on Sept. 22. Contestants will take to the stage in a range of costumes, including swimsuits and evening dress. Ukrainian pop singers Loboda, Sky and Zlata Ognevich will perform. The winner will represent Ukraine at the Miss World contest on Dec. 19 in China.
Miss Ukraine 2015 beauty pageant. Sept. 22. 7 p.m. Zhovtnevy Palace (1 Instytutska St.). Hr 60 – 500.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on screen
See a performance of William Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” filmed at one of the world’s leading theaters in high definition and sound on the silver screen for one night only.
Shakespeare’s Globe on screen. Sept. 15. 7 p.m. Cinema Kyiv (19 Velyka Vasylkivska St.). Hr 120
Kyiv Kustom Kulture
The Kustom Kulture (misspelling is intentional) is a neologism describing artworks, vehicles, hairstyles, and fashions of those building custom cars and motorcycles. The Kyiv festival is set to promote customizing vehicles to make them one of a kind. Customized cars, motorcycles and bikes will be displayed.
Kyiv Kustom Kulture Festival. Aug. 29. 12 p.m. Lavra Gallery (1 Lavrska St.). Hr 70
Koktebel Jazz Festival
For the second year in a row Koktebel Jazz Festival will not take place in Koktebel. One of Ukraine's biggest and most famous music festivals has left the southern Crimean town because of the Russian occupation, and is instead to take place in Zatoka, a town near Odesa. The festival has four stages with Ukrainian and international bands, including 5’Nizza, Machete, Serebryanaya Svadba, Krykhitka, Undiscovered Soul, Paris Monster and many others.
Koktebel Jazz Festival. Aug. 23-30. Zatoka, Creative Village Koktebel (45 Prymorska St.). Hr 150 - 650. To get there, take train No. 763 from Kyiv to Odesa (Hr 330-575, 7 hours) and a bus from Odesa to Zatoka (appr. one hour).
Street Food Festival
Dozens of street food vendors and rising young restaurateurs will offer their food at the Street Food Festival that will take place in 13th time. On the menu this time: Cuban sandwiches, corn dogs, bruschetta, Belgian waffle sandwiches, and more.
Street Food Festival. Aug. 15-16. 11 p.m. Platforma Art Factory (1 Bilomorska St.). Hr 40 for entrance; food not included
'Terralogy' art exhibition
This weekend, don't miss the last chance to see "Terralogy," featuring the works of Ukrainian modern artist Oleg Drozdov. The exhibited sculptures are made of metal and changed with the use of natural processes like rusting and oxidation that create abstract pictures on a metal surface. The chemical processes are continuing, so the pieces change even during the show.
"Terralogy" (art exhibition). Aug. 7-8. 7 p.m. Shcherbenko Art Center (22B Mykhaylivska St.). Free
Ukraine's first big gathering of twins, triplets, and quadruplets. The event features a performance by twin pop duo Anna-Maria, fun contests, a parade of twins, and a picture zone.
Twins Day Festival. Aug. 8, noon. Pryroda Park (11 Brovarskiy Ave.). Free
Evenings of Classical Music
Enjoy the works of Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Dvorak and other famous and much-loved classical music composers performed by the Kyiv Soloists Orchestra – Ukraine’s classical music professionals.
Evenings of classical music. July 25, August 15, 30. 8 p.m. Budynok Kino (6 Saksaganskoho St.). Hr 70-250