St. Patrick’s Day bash at O’Brien’s; Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
An exhibition of works of decorative art by Crimean Tatar artists who studied the history of ancient Crimean art and then manifested their knowledge throughÂ tapestry, ceramics, jewelry, embroidery, ornamental painting, wood and leather. Over 200 works by more than 20 artists are on display.
Kolo (15 Lesi Ukrainky, 286-6978). March 17 though April 13.
Welcome to Limb
The Kyiv Post proudly presents a photo art exhibition by one of its own photographers, Serhiy Zavalnyuk, called â€œWelcome to Limb.â€ All the photographs were taken at the Grand Canyon of Crimea and depict the greatness and beauty of its landscapes.
Green Forest Language School (27A Shota Rustavelli)Through May 1.
The famous world music group from London, Transglobal Underground, will perform in Kyiv for the second time. Their previous show was such a success that the upcoming concert is sure to attract twice as many fans to the bandâ€™s unique blend of African tunes, sirtaki, bangra and reggae â€“ all performed on exotic instruments and complete with the wonderful vocals of Natacha Atlas.
Ring (8 Nauki prop., 524-2209) 8 p.m. Tickets Hr 90 to Hr 150.
St Patrickâ€™s Day
The famous Irish holiday is not really known to many Kyivans, but certain pubs and beerhouses continue celebrating it every year both for the numerous ex-pats here and those locals who enjoy a bit of the blarney. A Oâ€™Brienâ€™s, expect a live broadcast of St. Patrickâ€™s Day celebrations around the world, live Irish-style music and a lottery offering a free flight to any European city. Pub U Kruzhki offers you live music from bands YurKesh and Fâ€™Bâ€™R, dancing, games and contests. Pivnaya Bochka (Beer Cask) will also celebrate the holiday with a concert by Run.
Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Irish Pub (17A Mykhaylyvska, 279-1584)
U Kruzhki Pub (12/37 Dekabrystiv, 562-6262) 9 p.m.
Pivnaya Bochka (17/1 Moskovsky prosp., 461-8788) 9:30 p.m.
Comedian Boris Barsky is known mostly as a star of the TV series by comedy troupe Maski, but heâ€™s just as wonderful performing solo, doing readings of his own work in his unique style. During the last ten years Barsky has published 10 poetry collections, two of them called â€œLyrical poetry about love for different women.â€ At his upcoming performance Barsky will present a program called â€œSelected and the very bestâ€ â€“ a reading that will include communication with the audience and, as usual, all kinds of pantomimes, gags, dances and other surprises from the multi-talented man.
Persona lounge bar (3 Vorovskoho, 569-1010) 8 p.m.
This Saturday a charity concert for children sick with leukemia will take place at the National Philharmonic.Â The symphonic orchestra and the choir â€œDumkaâ€ will perform Mozartâ€™s Requiem.Â All the funds from the concert will be given to the International Childrenâ€™s Fund â€œAgainst childrenâ€™s leukemiaâ€ and will be used to purchase necessary treatment equipment for Kyivâ€™s Ohmadet childrenâ€™s hospital.
Kyiv National Philharmonic (2 Volodymyrsky uzviz, 278-1697).Â 3 p.m. Get more information and order tickets at 209-6413 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 18 â€“ Sunday 19
â€œA Little Bit of Wine 2â€
A new play by Dmirty Bogomazov and experimental studio theater Vilna Stsena (Free Stage), â€œA Little Bit of Wine 2,â€ has become Bogomazovâ€™s second dramatic adaptation of novellas by Luigi Pirandello. This time the director worked with very young actors, graduates of different drama schools throughout Ukraine, and his main goal was to demonstrate a talent for improvisation. Now itâ€™s up to you to decide how successful they all were.
Vilna Stsena theater (71 O. Honchara, 486-8040) 7 p.m. Tickets Hr 20. Shows every weekend except for March 25-26.
DJ Ivan Smagghe
Parisian DJ Ivan Smagghe is known as something of a weirdo in the DJ world, completely unpredictable and unorthodox in both his choice of music and his manner of playing it. But thatâ€™s exactly what makes him so outstanding in the dance music genre that is often full of cliche and imitations. He plays techno that sounds like rock and rock that sounds like techno. In short his sets may include anything from industrial-disco to synth-punk to acid â€“ but whatever it is, you wonâ€™t be bored.
Kaif (20 Artema, 482-0001) 11 p.m. Tickets Hr 50
DJ Barry Ashworth
Barry Ashworth of the Dub Pistols project is yet another original DJ set to play in Kyiv this weekend. The music of both him and his project is based on strong bass and beat, often ranging from dirty punk-rock to pure dub with an obvious â€˜80s flair. Dub Pistols have recorded tracks for the movies â€œBlade 2â€ and â€œY Tu Mama Tambien,â€ while Barry Ashworth himself made remixes for Moby and Limp Bizkit and will present his latest musical experiments at Kyivâ€™s club, Cinema.
Cinema (1 Entuziastiv, 555-5854) 11 p.m. Tickets Hr 70, with flyer Hr 50 till midnight, Hr 60 after midnight.
Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix
What did we learn from the Bahrain Grand Prix? Well, for a start Renault and Ferrari are very competitive. So are McLaren and Honda. Williams were also very fast, and BMW Sauber looked good. Red Bull also have a quick car, but Toyota in particular have a mountain to climb if they are to regain their strong 2005 form. Catch the qualifying action this Saturday at 2 p.m. and watch the real deal Sunday at 2:30.
Formula Club (2 Velyka Okruzhna, 476-3820). Planeta Sport (3 B. Khmelnytksoho, Teatralna metro, 279-7929), other sports bars.
Six Nations action continues this Saturday, with last-place Italy taking on Scotland at 1:30 p.m., next-to-last Wales trying to improve their standings against stalwart France at 3:30 p.m. while England will try to regain their footing in a battle with Ireland at 5:30 p.m.
Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Irish Pub (17A Mykhaylivksa, M. Nezalezhnosti metro, 279-1584) Golden Gate (15 Zolotovoritska, Zoloti Vorota metro, 253-5188), other sports bars.