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What's Happening in Kyiv This Week?

22. April 2013 by Masha 0 Comments

Are you dating any Ukrainian women who live in Kyiv? As a vibrant city full of rich culture, it seems there are always plenty of fun activities and events going on.


This week, we learned that Russian Orthodox Easter is approaching, Kyiv City Cards will be beneficial for tourists, and more.


National Easter Pysanka Festival

This weekend at Expocentre Ukraine in Kyiv, a huge festival focused on Easter eggs is expected to bring thousands of participants. The Ukrainian pysanka is an art form which uses the wax resist process to create intricate, brilliantly colored eggs.


The purpose of the festival is to preserve and promote the culture heritage of Ukraine, as well as to revive and improve the traditional folk art of decorative painting. In addition to Easter egg art, there will also be wicker weaving, embroidery, pottery, blacksmiths, and other folk arts and crafts.


Kyiv City Cards

It was recently announced that Ukraine's capital city will start offering tourists Kyiv City Cards so they can experience cultural hot spots easily and affordably. Available as three- day or seven-day cards, they give access to 27 of Kyiv's museums and several city excursions, which will all be presented in English.


The card also gives the holder discounts at certain hotels, car rentals, taxis, restaurants, and boat trips along the Dnipro. Plus, the Kyiv City Card is significantly cheaper than those in other capital cities, such as London and Moscow. They will become available next month and then the cities of Lviv and Odessa will start a similar discount program.


International Yevhen Stankovych Musical Competition

Over 500 musicians from around the world are in Kyiv today for the beginning of the second International Yevhen Stankovych Musical Competition. The event features four categories: piano, strings, percussion, and wind instruments.


70-year-old Yevhen Stankovych is a famous Ukrainian composer from the western region of the country, the Carpathian city Svaliava. He won multiple national and international awards, including one by the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. He has authored six symphonies, 10 chamber symphonies, an opera, five ballets, instrumental concerts and musical scores for a number of feature films.


Kyiv International Short Film Festival

Edmond the Donkey and Attack of the Brainsucker are just two of the 200 films that will shown during the five-day festival known as KISFF, the Kyiv International Short Film Festival. World cinema superstars will serve as judges for the competition program, including Romanian Eva Pervolovici who sees promise in Ukraine.


"I think it’s an emerging country in terms of the filmmaking world – there are many talented directors," Eva says. "I know there is a young Ukrainian director currently in Cinefondation in Paris right now. So I’m very curious to discover this cinematic universe."


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Sources: Worldwide News Ukraine, What's On Kiev