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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.


Russian Wooden Toys: Storytelling and Workshop

New England Language Center' Art Gallery | Rochester, NH | December 28, 2018

To perceive the beauty of folk art means to understand the people's soul and history not by the mind alone, but also by the heart." (Gennadi Blinov, collector of Russian folk toys). Traditional hand-made and hand-painted wooden toys and miniature folk sculptures are an important window into the rich tapestry of Russian culture and history.


Matryoshka Nested Doll Painting: Storytelling and Workshop

New England Language Center' Art Gallery | Rochester, NH | December 29, 2018

Traditional Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer a unique workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of Matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting. The workshop is open to adults, teens and families with children 6 and up.


Pop-Up Makerspace: Cosmonaut Edition

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | November 26, 2018 to December 30, 2018

Free with Admission Drop-in to the Museum's Pop-up Makerspace, inspired by the exhibition From Corncobs to Cosmonauts. Activities include daily design challenges and crafts appropriate for all ages.


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.


Red Shoes: Love, Politics, and Dance During the Cold War

The Wende Museum | Culver City, CA | September 16, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Ballet was part of the high drama of the “culture wars,” as the US and USSR jockeyed for position during the Cold War.


War of Nerves: Psychological Landscapes of the Cold War

The Wende Museum | Culver City, CA | September 16, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Beyond missiles, bombs and politics, the Cold War was a war of the mind. But as two great powers struggled for the ultimate victory, how were the sciences of the mind deployed, and what were the psychological costs?


Opulence Rediscovered: The Romanov Liturgical Silver

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, Massachusetts | October 19, 2018 to January 13, 2019

The first exhibition in more than 50 years of a lost masterpiece, an extraordinary set of Orthodox liturgical implements made in 1877 as part of the imperial dowry of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanova (1853-1920).


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.


Russian Tea

The New England Language Center Art Gallery | Rochester, NH | January 19, 2019

Local artist, historian and educator Marina Forbes will host a traditional Russian tea party at the at The New England Language Center Art Gallery (16 Hillside Drive in Rochester, NH) in Rochester, NH.


Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays During the Soviet Era

Museum of Russian Icons | Clinton, MA | November 08, 2018 to January 27, 2019

The Museum of Russian Icons will be presenting Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays during the Soviet Era, an exhibition transforming the Museum's West Gallery into a Russian Winter Wonderland.


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.


Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War

Amherst Center for Russian Culture | Amherst, MA | November 12, 2018 to February 17, 2019

This exhibition presents works by Russian avant-garde artists and symbolist poets and explores the ways in which Russian modernists engaged with and reflected on themes of war, violence and destruction during World War I.


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.


Exhibition of Rare Russian Prints

Green Lion Gallery | Bath, ME | November 23, 2018 to March 25, 2019

Green Lion Gallery & From Russia With Art are presenting an exhibition of etchings and other prints by some of Moscow’s leading artists.