Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day sure is hard to avoid. Some folks spend ages agonising over the perfect gift or dinner date, while others do their utmost to avoid the crowds.
To avoid stress and/or disappointment, it’s important for couples to determine their Valentine’s Day preferences. Maybe you’re homebodies and would secretly both rather stay in, order takeaway, and watch your favourite series. If you don’t want to stay home and are racking your brains about where to go, here are our suggestions for every taste.
Royal Variety Show
Want to bask in an unusual atmosphere that’s straight out of the last century? Visit the Royal variety show at Caribbean Club. It’s all about chic, style, bright costumes, original scenery, and eye-catching design. Musical numbers and audience participation are interwoven into the plot of the show.
13 February at 19.00
Caribbean Club (Symona Petlyury 4)
390 – 1 490 UAH
Very Romantic Stand Up
For those who want to look at romance from a more ironic perspective, why not take in some stand-up comedy about love, relationships, and the quest to find a soulmate.
14 February at 19.30
ICCA (Heroyiv Nebesnoyi Sotni 1)
We chatted to a number of people about the official day of love. Here’s what we found out:
• 5/10 people said this is an ordinary day for them
• 3/10 people probably won’t celebrate at all
• 2/10 people are very anxious about what presents to choose
• 7/10 people see this holiday as not only about romantic love, but love in general
Meanwhile, music lovers can get into the Valentine’s vibe with some of Ukraine’s most lyrical singers and bands: Druha Rika, Scriabin, and LETAY are coming together under the headline #PROLIUBOV, to sing their hearts out on the subject of – yes, you guessed it – love.
14 February at 19.00
Stereo Plaza (Lobanovskoho Pr 119)
Romantic Evening with Safety Trio
Did you know jazz is the new classical? Surprise your significant other with tickets to this classy event, featuring seasoned festival musicians Maryna Kramarenko, Valentyn Pastukhov, and Oleksandr Korsun, who know good jazz when they hear it. Combining traditional jazz with sensual blues, fiery Latina, and lively ethnic rhythms, they promise a treat for both the senses and the intellect.
14 February at 19.30
In-Jazz (Druzhby Narodiv Blv 1)
Valentine’s Day under the Starry Sky of the Kyiv Planetarium
Incurable romantics may also enjoy spending Valentine’s night at the Kyiv Planetarium, where you’ll find atmospheric music, flowing champagne, and a photoshoot under the starry sky.
14 February at 21.00
Kyiv Planetarium (V Vasylkivska 57/3)
If a romantic dinner is more your thing, we suggest savouring Italian cuisine in the city centre.
⎯ 00.00 – 24.00
V Vasylkivska 21
+ 38 (097) 203 43 94
…or finding a little corner of France on one of Kyiv’s most beautiful streets.
⎯ 09.00 – 23.00
+ 38 (044) 279 77 71
…or sampling Georgian haute-cuisine:
⎯ 12.00 – 23.00
+ 38 (044) 339 93 99
Finally, if you’re tired of the moody Ukrainian weather, book a trip to Europe. Eurotrips are offering discounts for two people on all February tours!
+38 (095) 752 96 96