Ukraine: capital events of December
Christmas and New Year holidays are coming. And for foreign guests of the Ukraine capital who decided to visit the city this month, we prepared a list of worthy events that might interest you.
Concert of Lords of The Sound: Rammstein cover
December 2, 2017
Center of Culture and Arts of NAU
Price: from 190 to 650 UAH
Lords of the Sound is a modern symphony orchestra from Ukraine. The team is known for performing not only academic works of great classics, but also is actively engaged in performing symphonic versions of modern music, including soundtracks for movies and computer games. But this time the team prepared something really special. In the Center of Culture and Arts of NAU the orchestra and musicians of the industrial metal band “Richi Kolyuchy” will play a big cover-program of songs of cult Rammstein. And like at real Rammstein concerts, the show will be accompanied by rich light and pyrotechnic effects. You can’t miss it!
Opera “The Barber of Seville”
December 2, 2017
Kyiv National Academic Theater of Operetta
Price: 40-300 UAH
Opera “The Barber of Seville” written by Gioachino Rossini in the distant 1816 is one of the most popular in the world. The reason for its success is perfectly smooth combination of music and action, as well as sparkling humor, which allows viewers to laugh heartily from what is happening.
Circus of Records
October 13, 2017 – December 3, 2017
9 am – 9 pm
Olimpiiskaya metro station
Price: 100-600 UAH
Artists from the USA, Colombia, Chile and Portugal will show you the real show!
Winners of the festival in Monte Carlo go to the arena of the Kobzov Circus!
YOU WILL SEE THE PERFORMANCE FROM GUINNESS RECORDS BOOK WITH YOUR OWN EYES!
- DEATH WHEEL – very adrenaline number. A huge metal construction will test the strength and courage of both artists and spectators. Each turn of the wheel is a threat to the life of the acrobat.
- WIREDANCERS FROM COLOMBIA – Seven fearless artists will make a pyramid and walk along the rope under the dome of the circus without any safety wires.
This performance is officially registered in the Guinness Book of Records!
- TESLA SHOW – unique show that can be seen only in Kobzov Circus! Fragile girl conquers five-meter lightning.
- SPHERE OF COURAGE – the culmination of the extreme program “Circus of Records” is a motor show from the best artists of Latin America. Teamwork and complete trust are the basis of this show.
Mad speed and dangerous tricks inside the metal ball – our extreme acrobats have got standing ovations at the best circus festivals in the world.
MYRON WALDEN QUARTET (USA)
December 5, 2017
Price: 400-800 UAH
The Grammy winner, saxophone player Myron Walden graduated from the Manhattan School of Music and in 1993 took premier place at the Charlie Parker competition, which provided to him performances with Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Walden began his professional career with a big band of Roy Hargrove at the Jazz Gallery in 1995 and then he performed in Smalls with such artists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Eddie Henderson, Kevin Hayes, Stephen Scott, Gregory Hutchinson and Eric Harland. Walden basically played his own original compositions with Apex Trio (McPherson, Brno, Walden) and recorded 4 solo albums between 1996 and 2005. During this period he became a member of the ensemble of Brian Blade and Octet New Jazz Composers. At the same time, he participated in recording of two phonograph records of Freddie Hubbard.
Dinner show «HOTEL FREEDOM»
December 08, 2017
Price: 600-1200 UAH
Here the spectator will plunge into the atmosphere of a theater-restaurant created in the style of a retro hotel of the beginning of the last century. Hotel Freedom combines a unique circus and theatrical show, as well as a delightful dinner, which is part of the show. Singers and musicians, acrobats, dancers and magicians are a part of this exciting performance. The choice of characters is not accidental: cheerful head waiter, dwarf steward, trans-diva, cook juggler, eccentric waiters and charming Nadezhda Vasina, the participant of the performances of the legendary Du Soleil Circus – they all dissolve the boundaries between artists and spectators and unite the stage and the hall, creating a unique atmosphere of coziness and comfort. The guest sees not only a colorful dinner show and a mysterious backstage, but he himself becomes an actor – you will not get bored.
Winter country at VDNKh
December 9, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Price: 799 UAH
Winter country at VDNKh in Kiev will combine more than 20 entertainment festive locations for children and adults. Ice rink, roller coaster, Santa Claus residence, magic show programs, New Year’s fair and fabulous museums will work for a month.
Free. Entrance to the park will be free throughout the winter. For free you can visit the festive fair “Gift Corporation”, show of the glassblower, warm art pavilion where there will be summer even in a frigid frost, showroom of Ukrainian designers of fashionable clothes with themed master classes, photo zones, food courts and take part in entertainment events that will take place at the Christmas tree on the territory of VDNKh.
For additional fee. There will be several large paid zones in Winter country at VDNKh; entrance to every zone can be paid separately or as one entry ticket to all zones.
Jazz Hits Show
December 10, 2017
National Music Academy named after P.I.Tchaikovsky
Price: 150- 650 UAH
The show titled Back in New-York will feature famous tunes that were once performed by such masters as Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Tom Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and many others.
On this wonderful evening, Jazz legends will come to life on the stage of the National Music Academy of Ukraine: the musicians will play well-known melodies, and the show-ballet “Virginia” will plunge the audience into the atmosphere of the famous Broadway. All those who come to the concert will have an opportunity to appreciate magnificent jazz band that conquered many European festivals, as well as its soloist playing the trumpet – Vitaly Barma, winner of the Ljubljana Contest. Also the audience will hear the singing of the beautiful Nataly Soul and mr.Pаpik. The audience will enjoy not only two hours of absolutely unforgettable atmosphere, but also enchanting show – both sound and light.
Concert of LP
December 12, 2017
Palace of Sport
Price: from 750 UAH
Laura Pergolizzi, or LP, is one of the brightest stars of our time. Her single Lost On You with over 114 million views blew up the Internet. However, before this there were a lot of victories, in particular, the famous Into The Wild record and popular songs, which LP wrote for Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Cher and other world renown performers.
Excursion to Mezhyhirya
Date and time: on request
Price: from 1500 UAH
The residence in Mezhyhirya is a new Kyiv landmark people from all over Ukraine are eager to visit. Some use the services of tourist organizations that conduct guided tours of the natural complex, and some take thermos with tea and sandwiches and explore the territory of a paradise town. In any case, everyone can find something interesting there.
The main building of the residence is a four-story club house “Honka”; it got its name in honor of Honka, Finnish construction company. The object is constructed of wooden beams only. Everyone wants to enter it, as former President Yanukovych covered all the furniture inside the building with gold.
NeoGod on Sophia
December 19, 2017 – January 14, 2017
St. Sophia Square
Price: 30 UAH
2018 will be united by the theme of neon light and has a slogan: “Light and joy – NeoGod on Sophia”. This year, the organizers promise to impress visitors with an incredible number of illuminations and a light show. Activities for both children and adults will be presented in the territory. Visitors will enjoy the Festival of Illuminations, the Museum of Ice Sculptures, The Ferris Wheel, the Kiev roundabout and the Snow Hill.
Creative products from illuminations, called “cold fountains”, will be used for the festive decor of trees in the square of Vladimir Passage, and in the territory, there will be giant light structures you can make impressive photos with.
The Christmas tree on the Sophia Square will be decorated with symbols of these New Year holidays – flashlights of different shapes, equipped with internal light device. Behind the forest beauty there will be a special installation – imitation of the “starry sky” made of a 33-kilometer garland.
Feel the festive atmosphere, fill with joy and get incredible energy charge from December 19 to January 14 at the festival “NeoGod on Sophia”. Plan your weekend with us.
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