We’ve handpicked some of the best events to enjoy the last days of Indian summer in Kyiv


‘The mills are still standing, Sancho’ by Matvei Vaisberg

When: September 5-11  

Where: Mayak gallery 

Free entrance   

A series of monotopy paintings by the famous Kyiv artist Matvei Vaisberg who is known, among other things, by his illustrations for Fedor Dostoevsky, Sholem Aleichem, Carl Jung, Søren Kierkegaard and others. The artworks from this exhibition were inspired by Gustave Doré’s illustrations of Don Quixote.


Photo by Oleksandr Navrotsky

There there by Oleksandr Navrotsky 


When: September 5-11  

Where: French Institute of Ukraine 

Free entrance  

Kyiv based photographer Oleksandr Navrotsky presents his new series at the French Institute of Ukraine as a part of the “Skin of the city” exhibition cycle. Oleksandr’s works are an outstanding example of the abstract street photography and offer a glimpse to another Kyiv – eery, anxious and yet full of magic. 


Documents of the Epoch’ by Leonid Mogilevsky at Dovzhenko centre Oldschool cinema club 

When: September 25  

Where: Dovzhenko Centre  

This silent film combines unique footage from Kyiv and Odessa of the early 20th. It’s director Leonid Mogi was one of the French avant-garde cinema of the 1930s whose films were considered as lost until recently. The film will be screened with the soundtrack by The Owl’s Dream (Сон Сови) band. 


Frontier. VR Art Festival 


When: September 20-22  

Where: M17 Contemporary Art Center 

Through this year’s topic Reforming space: “New monuments” the curators examine how art interacts with space, complements the city fabrics and creates shared experiences for city dwellers. The programme offers VR installations, exhibitions in the city, performances, art talks, DJ sets and VR-parties. And the most interesting part – 6 art installations will be scattered around the city (Vernadsly library, Taras Shevchenko avenue, Lybidska square, Pylyp Orlyk monument and Troieshchyna area) and are a chance to have another look at Kyiv.

Comic Con Ukraine 


When: September 21-22  

Where: Platforma Art-zavod

 Ukrainian biggest pop culture festival covering Comic books, Video Games, Cinema, Cosplay & LARP, Board Games, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Literature, Anime & Manga and special program for children. The Dog Cosplay Contest is worth visiting, isn’t it? 


Kyivness autumn market 


When: September 21-22  

Where: Uvarovy’s house at Lypska str. 

Price: 100–250 UAH (3-8€ or 4-10$)

Uvarovy’s luxurious house and its golden and silver ballrooms, marble fireplaces and a cozy garden full of gorgeous local brands and the best vintage pieces! 


Kyiv Vegan Boom 15 


When: September 21-22  

Where: SKVO Space

Nature, relax, healthy and tasty food, lectures, workshops, music – sounds like heaven for vegans… well, and for everybody else as well. 


Photo Kyiv Fair 


When: September 26–29 

Where: Kyiv Municipal Gallery Lavra

Annual international photography art fair that unites international and local galleries, institutions and funds, embassies and business companies, which are actively involved in contemporary photography.