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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.

Maxim Vengerov, violinist in recital

Folly Theater | Kansas City, MO | January 20, 2018

A violinist of supreme authority and ability, Siberian-born Maxim Vengerov will play in Kansas City after two decades away. The 42-year-old virtuoso, who made his American recital debut on the Series in 1993 and quickly returned in 1996, will demonstrate his peerless playing with a program of Schubert, Beethoven, Ravel, Ysaye, Ernst, and Paganini.


Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella

Macomb Center For The Performing Arts | Clinton Township, MI | January 20, 2018

This season, Moscow Festival Ballet presents the classic fairy tale set to music by legendary composer Sergei Prokofiev. 


Brodsky / Baryshnikov

Cutler Majestic Theater | Boston, MA | January 17, 2018 to January 21, 2018

Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov.


Traditional Matryoshka Nested Doll Making

Wells Public Library | Wells, ME | January 23, 2018

This beautifully illustrated interactive presentation by Marina Forbes will feature the history of Matryoshka nested doll making in Russia.


Igor Butman and Friends

Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center | Brooklyn, NY | January 27, 2018

On Stage At Kingsborough will welcome internationally renowned Russian jazz star and saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman to the stage, along with his quintet and special guest, award-winning piano and vocal jazz prodigy Oleg Akkuratov, among other surprise guest vocalists.


Migration & Memory, Jewish Artists of the Russian and Soviet Empires

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | October 12, 2017 to January 28, 2018

Approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical  trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century.


Brodsky / Baryshnikov

Harris Theater | Chicago, IL | February 02, 2018 to February 04, 2018

Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov.


Winter Palace Ball

Palais Royale | Toronto, ON | February 09, 2018

The Winter Palace Ball to benefit Ruskoka Camp presents this year's fundraiser gala: A Masked Evening. All proceeds directly support children's programs at Ruskoka Camp.


Russian Seasons

Lincoln Center ~ David Koch Theater | New York, NY | February 01, 2018 to February 11, 2018

Ratmansky’s critically-acclaimed first NYCB work is a multi-hued ballet that embraces life's most important moments with its vivid and compelling humanity.


Varieties of Nonconformism: Unofficial Art from the Soviet Union

Amherst Center for Russian Culture | Amherst, MA | October 09, 2017 to February 11, 2018

This exhibition is devoted to work produced by the leading members of the Soviet nonconformist art movement.


The Romantic Flute

Weill Recital Hall | New York, NY | February 14, 2018

With a hint of détente, the flute-piano duo of Maxim Rubtsov and Sergei Kvitko open their Carnegie Hall program with compositions by American composers John Corigliano and Michael Tilson-Thomas.


Commemorating the Russian Revolution, 1917/2017

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers | Rutgers, NJ | October 14, 2017 to February 18, 2018

This exhibition of nearly 90 photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media works draws attention to the centennial of this major event in the history of Russia from a unique perspective: it considers the political, social, and cultural aftermath reflected in art created from the 1950s to the 1980s.


Yefim Bronfman in Recital

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, CA | February 18, 2018

Pianist Yefim Bronfman, a "marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura" (Chicago Tribune) performs a recital, which includes masterpieces by Prokofiev, Schumann and Debussy.


SF Symphony performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, CA | February 22, 2018 to February 24, 2018

A concert featuring the music of Bernstein concludes with Shostakovich's tremendous Symphony No. 5.


Trifonov and Babayan in Recital

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, CA | February 27, 2018

Daniil Trifonov collaborates with Sergei Babayan in a program celebrating music for two pianos.


Russian Sacred Art

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN | October 14, 2017 to March 03, 2018

The exhibition Russian Sacred Art will bring together more than fifty 19th century icons and other religious objects, drawing on a significant private American collection of icons.


Vladimir School of Russian Painting

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN | October 07, 2017 to March 03, 2018

The exhibition uncovers the unique regional art style that emerged in the town of Vladimir (120 miles east of Moscow) in the 1960s and 1970s.


Russian Fantasy

Festival of the Arts BOCA - Mizner Park Amphitheater | Boca Raton, FL | March 03, 2018

Russian Fantasy featuring Chad Hoopes, Violin, Nikolay Khozyainov, Piano, with The Symphonia, Boca Raton and conductor, Constantine Kitsopoulos


12 Fairy Tale Plates

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | September 26, 2017 to March 18, 2018

A mini-exhibit that showcases a series of twelve decorative plates designed and crafted by accomplished artists from Palekh, and Kholui, to Fedoskino.


Swan Lake ~ Russian National Ballet

Anderson Center for the Performing Arts | Vestal, NY | March 28, 2018

Considered one of the great Romantic ballets of all time, Swan Lake is a tragic good versus evil fairy-tale that is set to a score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.


Russian Arts and Culture Festival

Plummer Park | West Hollywood, CA | May 20, 2018

The 17th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival is a day of family-friendly events celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the more than 500,000 members of the Los Angeles region’s Russian-speaking community.


Hot Art in a Cold War

Bruce Museum | Greenwich, CT | January 27, 2018 to May 20, 2018

This exhibition examines one of the dominant concerns of Soviet unofficial artists—and citizens everywhere—during the Cold War: the consequences of innovation in science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design.