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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.


Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, Massachusetts | September 22, 2018

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.


Faces of Change: Artistic Expression by Natalia Berglund

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN | August 25, 2018 to September 23, 2018

Minneapolis-based artist, Natalia Berglund’s solo exhibition at TMORA, presents a fresh perspective on one of art’s oldest genres. This exhibition attempts to forge links between the past and present by fusing elements of the traditional Russian religious icon with modern glamour and sensual portraiture that is omnipresent in today’s culture.


Silent Film Screening with Live Accompaniment

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | September 29, 2018

Composer and performer, Jeff Rapsis will perform live music during a screening of the academy award-winning, 1920s silent film, The Last Command.


Nevermore: Leonid Lamm, Selected Works

Zimmerli Art Museum | New Brunswick, NJ | March 03, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Leonid Lamm (1928–2017) was one of the most surprising and versatile artists in the history of Soviet nonconformist and contemporary Russian-American art. He was one of the first Soviet nonconformist artists to create assemblages, and moreover, he played with the complex nature of the written word long before the advent of Sots art.


Atlanta Balalaika Society Fall Concert

First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates | Avondale Estates, Georgia | October 20, 2018

The Atlanta Balalaika Society Orchestra presents "An Evening of Music and Song from Slavic Lands" featuring balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina with the Barynya ensemble, Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova and domra virtuoso Angelina Galashenkova-Reed with the Atlanta Balalaika Society Orchestra, David C. Cooper, director.


Icons of the Hellenic World

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | June 22, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Icons of the Hellenic World comes from one of the finest collections of Greek icons in the nation. The exhibition delves deeply into the Hellenic world through the lens of this extraordinary collection of icons and related artifacts from the 11th century to the modern era. The reception will include opening remarks by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, tours of the exhibition, and Greek wine and appetizers.


45th Annual Russian Festival

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church | Baltimore, MD | October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Don't miss the 45th Annual Russian Festival. The festival celebrates the cultural heritage, rich history and the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox parish in 2019.


Taste of Russia Festival

Church Hall, church auditorium and church outdoor area | San Francisco, California | October 21, 2018

This one day Festival features tours of the magnificent Holy Virgin Cathedral of San Francisco; choir performance, Russian food such as fresh piroshki, borscht, pelmeni, etc, traditional Russian entertainment, and gift items to purchase.


RESILIENCE Film and Book Signing

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, Massachusetts | October 27, 2018

The Museum welcomes Russian Life magazine publisher and editor, Paul Richardson, for a showing of his documentary and companion book RESILIENCE – Life Stories of Centenarians in the Year of Revolution.


A La Vieille Russie Returns to TEFAF Fall NY

The Park Avenue Armory | New York, NY | October 27, 2018 to October 31, 2018

A La Vieille Russie (ALVR) is pleased to announce its return to TEFAF Fall New York this October at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street.


St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble from Russia in Concert

St. James' Episcopal Church | Danbury, CT | December 02, 2018

The St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, under the direction of Kirill Sokolov, will perform a program of Russian and Western Sacred Music as well as Russian Folk Songs.


The Art of Alexander Gassel

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | May 20, 2018 to January 06, 2019

Contemporary paintings of Russian-American artist and designer Alexander Gassel. Blending the avant-garde with traditional Russian iconography, combining ancient symbols with contemporary subjects, Gassel creates surrealist works that reflect his cultural heritage alongside his experience of life in America.


Onegin

Traveling | Multiple Cities, US | November 08, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Timofey Kulyabin's Golden Mask Award winning Onegin removes all expectations of Pushkin's novel in verse and places you not in some historical epoch, but in today's world, immersed in the inner thoughts, hopes, despairs, passions and disappointments that drift in, through and around the 4 central figures, Onegin, Tatiana, Olga and Lensky.


Mosaic Icon Exhibition by Oksana Prokopenko

Sheen Center for Culture and Thought | New York, NY | December 20, 2018 to January 18, 2019

An exhibition of mosaic icons created in the tradition of Byzantine masters will be at the Sheen Center for Culture and Thought. Fashioned from tiny bits of glass that fit together to bring forth a divine image, the icons are created by Oksana Prokopenko.


54th Petroushka Ball

The Plaza Hotel | New York, New York | February 08, 2019

Since its inception in 1965, the Petroushka Ball has been one of New York's most important Russian-American events, attended by over 700 guests representing business, artistic and diplomatic spheres.


From Nonconformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN | September 15, 2018 to February 10, 2019

The exhibition From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation is a selection from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art,  covering three generations of artists, from the 1960’s to the present. 


Inside the Beehive: Art of Garen Bedrossian

The Museum of Russian Art | Minneapolis, MN | September 15, 2018 to February 10, 2019

Garen Bedrossian’s paintings and sculptures question the relationship of humans and their environment.  In a fascinating project, the artist  partnered with honey bee colonies,  a highly organized and efficient society, to create unique works of art.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Kravis Center | West Palm Beach, FL | February 10, 2019

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Barbara B. Mann Hall | Fort Myers, FL | February 12, 2019

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Indian River Symphonic Association | Vero Beach, FL | February 14, 2019

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov and Chopin.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

University of Florida | Gainesville, FL | February 15, 2019

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College | St. Augustine, FL | February 16, 2019

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Glazunov.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Peace Center | Greenville, SC | February 18, 2019

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Glazunov, Chopin, and Prokofiev.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Lincoln Center - David Geffen Hall | New York, NY | February 20, 2019

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert features works by Rachmaninov, with Mikhail Pletnev on piano.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Center for the Performing Arts | Carmel, IN | February 22, 2019

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Carmel, IN features works by Rachmaninov.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Hancher Auditorium | Iowa City, IA | February 23, 2019

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Iowa City, IA features works by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

McCallum Theatre | Palm Desert, CA | February 26, 2019

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Palm Desert, CA features works by Rachmaninov.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Granada Theatre | Santa Barbara, CA | February 27, 2019

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Santa Barbara, CA features works by Rachmaninov.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Segerstrom Concert Hall | Costa Mesa, CA | February 28, 2019

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Costa Mesa, CA features works by Glazunov, Chopin, and Prokofiev.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Mondavi Center for the Arts | Davis, CA | March 02, 2019

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Davis, CA features works by Rachmaninov.


Russian National Orchestra in Concert

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, CA | March 03, 2019

Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra during its February 2019 tour across the US. This concert in Davis, CA features works by Rachmaninov.


Smile Upon Us, Lord

Traveling | Multiple Cities, US | February 10, 2019 to March 03, 2019

​Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century.


King Lear

Traveling | Multiple Cities, US | September 20, 2018 to March 24, 2019

Yury Butusov's brilliant, award-winning staging of King Lear tells us a story in which the collapse of a family, the collapse of a country, and the collapse of an individual are all connected to each other.