kyiv events december 2019

We selected the most interesting events in Kyiv in December, 2019 for you so you don’t miss out on the best exhibition openings, film screenings, concerts and parties.

Music

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Vagonovozhatye

When: December 15
Where: Beletage
420-990 UAH

Vagonovozhatye (Вагоновожатые) is a Ukrainian band that combines IDM, spoken word and electronic rock. They are known for highly energetic live performances.

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TNMK

When: December 6
Where: Beletage
600-1200 UAH

TNMK (ТНМК) are Ukrainian hip-hop pioneers. In early 1990s they were the part of hip-hop movement that laid the foundations of Ukrainian rap culture. This year marks 21 years since TNMK released their famous “Zroby Meni Hip-Hop” (“Зроби мені хіп-хоп”) album. The band will celebrate the anniversary with a special performance at Beletage.

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Katya Chilly Group 432hz

When: December 6
Where: House of Architects
600-1600 UAH

Katya Chilly is a Ukrainian pop-jazz singer. Her style is a fusion of World and New Age Music. Her live performances create a wonderful mystic atmosphere.

DakhaBrakha

When: December 6
Where: Palace of Sports
390-1750 UAH

DakhaBrakha is one of the most critically acclaimed Ukrainian bands. Their music is hard to characterize - it's a mix of crazy harmonies, rhythms, traditional Ukrainian singing. In 2019, the band celebrates 15-year anniversary.

Drevo

When: December 14
Where: National Philharmonic of Ukraine
70-350 UAH

Drevo is a folk music band. They perform ancient Ukrainian music that they recorded in Ukrainian villages, in particular in Central and Eastern Polisia, East Podilia, Poltava, Cartpathian foothills.

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sophistication.

When: December 1
Where: IZONE
200 UAH

sophistication. is a one-woman band guided by Kyiv based musician Sofia Shvager who combines an acoustic guitar with a piercing voice, making quite a minimalistic, calm and chill sound.

Cinema

Gaz Opera

When: December 13
Where: Kyiv Rus Cinema

Watch "Gaz" Opera by Nova Opera Collective on the big screen. The opera premiered in 2019 in Vienna at Musiktheatretage Wien. In December, Nova Opera will perform "Gaz" in LaMama Theatre, New York City, USA. Gaz tells the story of explosion at the futuristic factory in 1920s Ukraine.

Rozdilovi Live

When: December 11
Where: cinemas across Ukraine
100-120 UAH

This music film is the recording of the live performance of multidisciplinary project "Rozdilovi" that features a famous Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan, accordion, experimental instruments, saxophone and visuals. The film is directed by Vadym Ilkov ( “A Father is My Mother’s Brother” (2018), “Volcano” (2018)).

INTRO — film festival about music and culture

When: December 4-8
Where: Zhovten cinema, House of Cinema

The festival is dedicated to cultural phenomenons of XX century - the creation of the electronic music, fashion photography, architecture and subcultures.

EXHIBITIONS

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Epilogue "On Independence"

When: December 12-26
Where: Kmytiv Museum of Soviet Art

The curator of the exhibition Nikita Kadan rises a question “What do we call "Soviet art"?”. Is it possible to create art in the situation where the state makes the decision on he form and the content of the author’s works?

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Embroidery of Eastern Podillia

When: October 12-December 11
Where: Ivan Honchar Museum

Ivan Honchar Museum presents the collection of age-old embroidery ornamentation of Ukrainian Eastern Podillia.The exhibition includes ritual cloths, women's and men's shirts.

Sonia Delaunay: rhythm of colour

When: 15 November - 15 December
Where: SET Gallery

Sonia Delaunay was a Ukrainian-born French artist, who spent most of her working life in Paris and, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre. This exhibition is the first project of this scale about Sonia Delaunay in Ukraine.

Raves

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Rhythm Büro: Season Closing - Label Night

When: December 6
Where: Dovzhenko Film Studio
499-600 UAH

Zadig
Svreca
Ben Buitendijk
Na Nich (live)

Boiler Room x Ballantine's True Music: Kyiv 2019

When: December 5
Where: TBA
499-600 UAH
Boiler Room finally reaches Kyiv, currently at the epicentre of Eastern Europe’s rave new world, following Boiler Room’s debut broadcast last year from the legendary CXEMA. A first time to the country for the partnership, True Music: Kyiv will illustrate the strength of Ukraine’s scene with a showcase of strictly Ukrainian music.

Krill Music x Noneside // Henning Baer • Stanislav Tolkachev

When: December 13
Where: Otel'

Henning Baer
Stanislav Tolkachev
Espen Lauritzen
Assonance
Lostlojic
IV Mickey / Luschn
Andrew Valevsky
Ksenia Palfy

Other

Kyivness Market

When: December 14
Where: National Center Ukrainian House Studio
100-200 UAH

Eighth Kyivness curated market announces Christmas season. This time would present over 70 participants, including local brands, young instagram projects, and private collectors, each of them a discovery. On the market you can find things from the markets of the world (A current Affair LA, Lost & Found Barcelona), secret showrooms of Paris and Copenhagen etc.