Events Calendar

The Russian Life Events Calendar is your first stop for finding Russophile-related events in the US and around the world. Have an event to share? Use our submission form to give us all the details of your event and we will add it to our database.

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Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe
June 13, 2019
Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe

What was on TV in the Soviet Bloc? If “propaganda” is your immediate response, Watching Socialism will complicate the picture with excerpts from news programs, sitcoms, cartoons, subversive interventions, and other televised content alongside TV-related magazines, artifacts, toys, and television sets from the Eastern Bloc, showing what it was really like to watch TV on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

Tags: exhibit, art, television
46th Annual Russian Festival
June 7, 2019
46th Annual Russian Festival

Don't miss the Annual Russian Festival, marking more than 45 years in Baltimore. During this festive weekend, we invite you to savor the authentic foods, prepared by the parishioners, browse the import kiosk, visit the children's corner, and enjoy the dance groups and musical ensembles.

Tags: festival, russian festival
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
May 22, 2019
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet announces the Gift of Christmas Tour, coming to cities large and small, from Boston to Los Angeles, and Vancouver to Miami, with Great Russian Nutcracker performances.

Michael Tilson Thomas & Gil Shaham: Music of Tchaikovsky
May 21, 2019
Michael Tilson Thomas & Gil Shaham: Music of Tchaikovsky

Michael Tilson Thomas leads the SF Symphony in the inaugural series performance of an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring the Russian composer's exhilarating Symphony No. 4 – a whirlwind of electrifying emotion and cinematic imagery – and his achingly beautiful Violin Concerto, performed by the brilliant Gil Shaham. Famous for his formidable technique and generosity of spirit, Shaham ranks among the greatest violinists of our time.

Festival of Russian Music
May 20, 2019
Festival of Russian Music

The Balalaika and Domra Association of America presents their Russian Festival Concert at the Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music, University of Texas on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
May 15, 2019
National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs an afternoon of some of Russia’s greatest works conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko and featuring the extraordinary pianist Olga Kern as guest soloist.

Virgin of Vladimir Mosaic icon on View
May 15, 2019
Virgin of Vladimir Mosaic icon on View

The Virgin of Vladimir, also known as Virgin of Tenderness, a micro mosaic icon by Oksana Prokopenko is now on view at the Chapel of the Sheen Center.

Ravel's Luminous and Spellbinding Tale: A Semi-Staged Event
May 8, 2019
Ravel's Luminous and Spellbinding Tale: A Semi-Staged Event

In the semi-staged event of the season, this enchanting program explores the wonderment of youth. The fantastic world of a young imagination comes to life in a dazzling production of Ravel's The Child and the Magic Spells. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind performance by an all-star cast and featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard!

Yefim Bronfman plays Prokofiev with the SF Symphony
May 8, 2019
Yefim Bronfman plays Prokofiev with the SF Symphony

One of the most formidable Prokofiev players of our time, Yefim Bronfman returns to the San Francisco Symphony to summit the towering peaks of the Second Piano Concerto.

Summer Solstice Concert & Celebration
May 1, 2019
Summer Solstice Concert & Celebration

Internationally renowned cellist and Tchaikovsky prize-winner Yosif Feigelson brings his artistry to the Museum of Russian Icons with a wide-ranging program for solo cello.

Prosopon School of Iconology
April 25, 2019
Prosopon School of Iconology

Learn to paint icons with renowned instructor Vladislav Andrejev in this six-day intensive icon workshop. Registration deadline: July 12

Jacques' Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection
January 25, 2019
Jacques' Menagerie: Hnizdovsky Prints from the Christina and George Gamota Collection

Jacques Hnizdovsky's art expressed his capacity for joy, humor, and hope, most often in of animals from the Bronx Zoo, and has been widely recognized and beloved for over half a century. This exhibition presents a single collection of Hnizdovsky prints (woodcuts, linocuts, and etchings), as well as one of his paintings, which are rarely seen.

Tags: animals, exhibit, art
Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey
March 29, 2019
Zhostovo: A Russian-American Odyssey

A new mini-exhibition of trays and boxes painted in the traditional Zhostovo-style will be on view in the lobby at the Museum of Russian Icons through October 20.  These treasures are created by American decorative painter and teacher Tricia Joiner, and Zhostovo Master Painter Vyacheslav (Slava) Letkov.

Tags: zhostovo, exhibit, art
Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge
March 26, 2019
Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge

Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge is the artist’s first museum retrospective in the United States. Nakhova stands apart both from the first generation of Moscow conceptualists and from her younger peers. Unlike many of her colleagues, in whose works the narrative or textual component plays a prominent role, Nakhova draws on the visual and cultural dimensions of her dialogue with art history for the conceptual content of her work.

The Body in Soviet Art
March 20, 2019
The Body in Soviet Art

The Body in Soviet Art examines the depictions of the human form in Soviet art, featuring more than fifty works created in the 1950s-1970s.  Representations of the human body have varied over time and across cultures.  Soviet art placed a unique emphasis on the working body as part of a Soviet collective.

Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane
January 25, 2019
Konstantin Simun: The Sacred in the Profane

The Sacred in the Profane offers a survey of Simun’s unique capacity to find forms that appear in ancient art and Christian iconography in molded plastic and other consumer objects since his arrival to the United States from Russia in the early 1980s.

Tags: exhibit, art
Eduard Gorokhovsky:  From Siberia to Moscow
Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow

Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow, Selected Works on Paper from the Kolodzei Art Foundation, features selected drawings from the 1960s and early 1970s by prominent Russian artist Eduard Gorokhovsky (1929-2004) while he was living and working in Novosibirsk and artist's prints and drawings from his Moscow period.

Tags: art
Gallery Tour: The Mother of God in Russian Icons
Gallery Tour: The Mother of God in Russian Icons

Docent Jim Flynn offers a closer look at the Museum's collection of icons of the Virgin Mary, and their presentation and significance in Russian culture and religion, from the coming of Christianity in the 10th century to post-Soviet Russia in the 21st.

Tags: icons
Iconography: A Living Tradition
Iconography: A Living Tradition

Using recently completed icons inspired by ancient prototypes, Iconographer Maureen McCormick will explore the constraints of tradition, the limits of self-expression, and the role of free will in the creative process of a 21st century iconographer.

Tags: icons
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag
Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag

This gripping documentary draws a straight line from the Great Terror unleashed by Joseph Stalin from 1929 until his death in 1953 to the current desire to cover over and forget this monumental abuse of human rights.

Tags: film, gulag

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