Weekend in Opera Festival
Opera stars of Paris and Vienna pay a virtual visit to Kyiv via the silver screen at Kyiv Cinema. Spectators are treated to masterfully recorded performances of The Nutcracker by the Vienna Opera Orchestra, Staatsballett and Carmen by the Paris Opera Theater, and The Magic Flute by the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra.
Weekend in Opera Festival. Nov. 8-9. 8 p.m. Kyiv Cinema (19 Chervonoarmiyska St.). Hr 150-200
Poets of the Fall concert
Finland’s Poets of the Fall will be presenting the new album “Jealous Gods” to the Kyiv audience. The album has 11 brand new songs – both lyrical ballads and rock compositions. The performance will feature theatrical elements.
Poets of the Fall concert. Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Sentrum (16A Shota Rustaveli St.). Hr 430-800
Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Frankenstein'
The "Frankenstein" theatrical performance filmed right on the stage of the London's Royal National Theater in 2011 and directed by Danny Boyle will be screened in Kyiv's cinemas this October. Boyle's previous work includes famous "Trance" movie starring Scottish star James McAvoy and the "127 hours" movie starring Hollywood famous James Franko. Johny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of BBC's "Sherlock" TV series, alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. The screenings are in English with Ukrainian subtitles. Full schedule available at www.britishcouncil.org.ua/theatreHD.
British theater in cinema: 'Frankenstein'. Oct. 21. 7 p.m. Kyiv Cinema (19 Chervonoarmiyska St.). Hr 120
German Film Festival
This year's film festival supported by the Goethe Institute and German Embassy marks its 20th anniversary in Ukraine. Six films are screening: "Beloved Sisters" (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), "Other Motherland" (France, Germany), "The Salt of the Earth" (Brazil, Italy, France), "Superego" (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), "Exit Marrakech" (Germany), and "Dark Valley" (Austria, Germany).
German Film Festival. Oct. 9-15, 7 p.m. Kyiv movie theater (19 Chervonoarmiyska St.) Hr 50
A sensational Ukrainian band that got noticed by the The New York Times and NME magazine, The Hardkiss, will present its debut album and celebrate the band’s three-year birthday on a Kyiv stage this October. Most of their songs are in English, and the music is a mixture of rock, metal, pop, dance and electronic. It’s a combination worth hearing.
The Hardkiss concert. Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Stereo Plaza (119 Chervonozoryany Ave.). Hr 150-600
Kyiv Market Festival
For the fifth time, the annual Kyiv Market Festival will bring together artists of all genres to raise money for charity. The event will include a mixture of street-food vendors, live music and much, much more. Distracted parents can drop their children off at the Kids Market, young painters area, Art Market, young writers area or Book Market. The festival will even have a homemade décor Home Market. There is something for everyone at the Kyiv Market Festival, and remember – it’s for charity.
Kyiv Market Charity Fest. Sept. 27-28, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Peisazhna Alley (2 Volodymyrska St.) Free
An essential event in early autumn, Gogolfest is an annual modern art festival. Contemporary art pieces from Ukraine and abroad will be on display during the 10-day event. The festival has a single interactive space that will unite visual art exhibition, theater perfomances, live music, movie screenings, lectures and master classes.
GogolFest. Through Sept. 21. Vydubychi Art Cluster (7B Inzhenerna St.). Hr 30-100
An essential event in early autumn, Gogolfest is an annual modern art festival. Contemporary art pieces from Ukraine and abroad will be on display during the 10-day event. The festival has a single interactive space that will unite visual art exhibition, theater perfomances, live music, movie screenings, lectures and master lasses.
GogolFest. Sept. 11-21. 7 p.m. Vydubychi Art Cluster (7B Inzhenerna St.) Hr 50
The most successful and popular Ukrainian band is going to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a great show. The concert will be held at Olimpiyskiy Stadium and promises to gather thousands of Ukrainian and foreign fans. Frontman Svyatoslav Vakarchuk said that Okean Elzy will take a break after this show..
Okean Elzy in concert. June 21. 8 p.m. Olimpiyskiy Stadium (55 Chervonoarmiiska St). Hr 450-850