With just a couple of weeks left to the New Year, it’s time to consider where to celebrate. As we say in Ukraine, a good beginning to the year ensures a great year ahead! So we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up some fabulous events to get your 2019 started in the best way possible
Get Happy, Get New
Samskara is an immersive exhibition featuring paintings by American artist Andrew Johns, known for his collaboration with the Burning Man Festival. Add here music from Anatoly Tapolsky and Vlad Fisun, who will play the whole night, in a two-tier space with bars, a food court, spherical cinema, chill zone, and secret room. The first 500 tickets sold have +1 at the entrance, so hurry and get in on the gig.
Samskara (Lvivska Square 8a)
A Cosmic Party
“Atlas is a starship that will go on a New Year’s Eve trip to far-off galaxies”, organisers say. The party promises a space travel theme, with three dance floors, each in their own style. Performances by Ukrainian bands, including Yuko, Latexfauna, and FontalizaTechno will play in the Banana Room, while Barbara Bar will host the hits of the ‘90s. So, put on your cosmic helmet and let’s fly far far away.
Atlas (Sichovykh Striltsiv 37-41)
Where Magic Lives
Magic is coming to It’s Not the Louvre to ring in the New Year in an atmosphere of fantasy, including fantastic beasts, French cuisine, and a magical cocktail list. The music program includes DJ Derbastler – the official DJ of the well-known band Gogol Bordello; OY Sound System – a band founded by members of Dakhabrakha; DJ Kostya Space being the disco and funk. Enjoy this New Year celebration floating between the dance hall and bar, the artists’ zone with atmospheric cinema clips, and in their stylish photo-lounge.
It’s Not the Louvr (V Lipinskoho 4)
Get a little Closer
As per tradition, Closer presents an evening of electronic music this New Year. The main theme of the party is being kept a secret, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get ready to rock around the clock. With the party lineup already announced, get ready for guests from the Netherlands and residents of Boiler Room: Marcel Vogel (house) and San Proper. As well, Maayan Nidam (techno) will perform for the 10th time in the last four years. More news coming soon.
Closer (Nyzhnoiurkivska 31)
Stereoplaza invites you to spend New Year’s Eve in the company of some of the top stars in Ukrainian show business. A show programme from the Female Quarter will have you laughing heartily this New Year’s Eve. The programme also features actors from Kvartal 95: Alexander Pikalov, Stepan Kazanin, Yuri Koryavchenkov, Mika Fatalov, and Yuri Krapov. Not to mention live performances by Natalia Mohilevsky, NeAngely, and Garik Krichevsky.
Well-known MCs Katya Osadcha and Yuri Gorbunov will set the tone for the evening. If you want to celebrate in a big way, this is for you.
Stereo Plaza (Lobanovskiy Ave 119)
Stars, stars, and more stars
Celebrate New Year 2019 in a bright dress and heels, with champagne and pumping hits at the Kyiv Show party. Zlata Ognevich will deliver an exclusive performance, while guests of the evening will be entertained by Dmitry Slipachenko and Vadim Novitsky, members of League of Laugh 2018. The party will also be lit up by show-ballet A6, a light show, a performance by illusionists and a string trio. The whole hall will be one continuous holiday photo zone, which promises to be bright and beautiful.
CEC Parkovy (Parkova 16a)