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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С новым счастьем! (With a New Happiness!) Russian Holiday Tree Traditions & Soviet New Year's Ornaments
November 7, 2019
С новым счастьем! (With a New Happiness!) Russian Holiday Tree Traditions & Soviet New Year's Ornaments
Of Love and Rage
November 6, 2019
World Premiere ballet by Alexei Ratmansky

American Ballet Theatre will premiere a new full-length production, titled "Of Love and Rage," choreographed by renowned Russian choreographer and ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky.

The Faces of Russia
November 6, 2019
The Faces of Russia

Art Historians consider Lazare Gallery's collection of art, by some of Russian's most influential artists, as the poetry of the 20th century. These masterfully painted works depict people, their lives and surrounding nature.

From Baikal to Brazil
September 24, 2019
From Baikal to Brazil

The Washington Balalaika Society will feature MUSALLIANCE with two extraordinary musicians, Peter Omelchenko (domra) and Anna Kusner (guitar). The audience will also be treated to another stunning performance by WBS's Balalaika Concertmaster, Andrei Saveliev.

From Baikal to Brazil
September 24, 2019
From Baikal to Brazil

The Washington Balalaika Society will feature MUSALLIANCE with two extraordinary musicians, Peter Omelchenko (domra) and Anna Kusner (guitar). The audience will also be treated to another stunning performance by WBS's Balalaika Concertmaster, Andrei Saveliev.

First Sunday / Drop-In Craft at the Museum of Russian Icons
September 24, 2019
First Sunday / Drop-In Craft at the Museum of Russian Icons

Enjoy free admission all day, courtesy of the Nypro Foundation.

Film: Brother Azari
September 24, 2019
Film: Brother Azari

Brother Azari is a film-memoir of Azari Plisetsky, brother of the great ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, pedagogue and choreographer. He has lived his life in the shadow of his renowned sister. The film discloses Azari Plistesky's own enormous talent as a ballet dancer, teacher, and founder of a ballet school in Cuba.

Annual Winter Concert with Piano Virtuoso Ivan Gusev
September 24, 2019
Annual Winter Concert with Piano Virtuoso Ivan Gusev

This year's annual winter concert features the talented and brilliant concert pianist Ivan Gusev. In his first full-length performance at the Museum, Gusev presents an all-Russian program featuring Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky's ten-piece suite, "Pictures at an Exhibition."

Christmas Tree Nesting Doll Workshop
September 24, 2019
Christmas Tree Nesting Doll Workshop

Treat yourself for the holidays, or create a special gift for someone. Join docent and teacher Larissa Dyan for this fun and festive Christmas tree matryoshka (nesting doll) workshop, where you will hear the story of the Russian nesting doll and create your own three-piece set featuring a Christmas tree, Santa, and snowman.

Moscow Operetta's Count Orlov Musical in HD
September 18, 2019
Moscow Operetta's Count Orlov Musical in HD

Special screenings of the Moscow Opera's award-winning, hit musical being presented in HD in cinemas across the US.

55th Petroushka Ball
August 20, 2019
55th Petroushka Ball

The 55th Annual Petroushka Ball to benefit the charitable programs of the Russian Children's Welfare Society (RCWS) will take place in The Plaza Grand Ballroom.

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.

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.

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
Tea Room Talk: Samovars in Russian Culture
Tea Room Talk: Samovars in Russian Culture

The samovar is an essential part of Russian life. Let us sit by the samovar, enjoying tea and Russian sweets while we explore the samovar's history in Russia, as well as the culture of taking tea in Russia. We will also learn the meaning the Russian proverb "Don't go to Tula City with your own samovar."

 

Tags: tea, samovar
Russkie Posidelki (American Style)
Russkie Posidelki (American Style)

Engaging conversation and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions and culture. Tea and treats are provided. April's topic is part two of March's Posidelki, "The Mighty Handful," five composers who created a distinct "Russian" style of classical music.

Tags: music
12 Fairy Tale Plates
12 Fairy Tale Plates

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

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