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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.

The Russians (and others)

The Wende Museum | Culver City, CA | November 19, 2017 to April 29, 2018

The Wende has three exhibits running through the end of April 2018: The Russians, Cold War Spaces, and Vessel of Change.

Lecture and Weaving Demo with Rabbit Goody

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

Rabbit Goody, PhD, will discuss how Ukrainian rushnyky relate to a larger historic precedent of using specific textiles for traditional ceremonial and cultural purposes. She will demonstrate part of the technique of weaving a rushnyk on a loom.

Victory in Europe Day and Immortal Regiment March

Intersection of Santa Monica Blvd, and Fairfax Ave. | West Hollywood, CA | May 06, 2018

The Immortal Regiment was first held in the United States in 2015 in New York City, and has since then spread across the world. In fact, Immortal Regiment activities had 12 million participants in Russia last year. These marches go beyond politics: they show that we will never forget the sacrifices of World War II veterans.

Celebrating Royal Fabergé - The Return

A La Vieille Russie | New York, New York | May 01, 2018 to May 18, 2018

A La Vieille Russie (ALVR) will present Celebrating Royal Fabergé - The Return, an exhibition of rare and important works of art created by Court Jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920).

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.

Gerstein Plays Brahms with the San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, California | May 25, 2018 to May 26, 2018

Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein brings his "extraordinary technique and musicianship" (Chicago Classical Review) to Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1. Hear this work that opens with mighty force, settles into spiritual contemplation, and concludes with a jaunty finale. Also on the program, one of Haydn's final symphonies.

Oh My Stars

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater | Rockville, MD | June 02, 2018

The Washington Balalaika Society orchestra performs the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional instruments and in costume. The concert will feature Andrei Saveliev on the balalaika and Peter Omelchenko on the domra, plus other WBS musicians who will be soloists. Svetlana Nikonova, a graduate of Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, conducts.

Semyon Bychkov conducts Tchaikovsky

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, California | May 31, 2018 to June 02, 2018

Soviet-born conductor Semyon Bychkov leads the San Francisco Symphony in a program of German and Russian music. The Labèque sisters, "the best piano duet in front of an audience today," (The New York Times) perform Bruch's Concerto for Two Pianos.

Oh My Stars

Wakefield High School | Arlington, VA | June 03, 2018

The Washington Balalaika Society orchestra performs the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional instruments and in costume. Its June 3 concert will feature WBS Balalaika Concertmaster Andrei Saveliev, Peter Omelchenko on the domra and many other talented WBS musicians. Svetlana Nikonova, a graduate of Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, conducts.

Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University | New Brunswick, NJ | June 05, 2018

The Zimmerli remains open late on select dates, offering curator-led tours, live music, and opportunities to meet artists. On June 5, the event spotlights "Nevermore: Leonid Lamm, Selected Works."

MTT conducts Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov: A Semi-Staged Event

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, California | June 14, 2018 to June 17, 2018

Michael Tilson Thomas leads an internationally renowned cast in Mussorgsky's opera. Inspired by Pushkin's Shakespearean tragedy, the work follows the rise and fall of the 16th-century Tsar Boris Godunov in a story underpinned by ambition, power, and betrayal.

Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff with the San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall | San Francisco, California | June 21, 2018 to June 24, 2018

Described as "a marvel" (The Guardian) and in possession of "monstrous technique and lustrous tone" (The New Yorker) pianist Daniil Trifonov performs Rachmaninoff's electrifying Third Piano Concerto. The program opens with Sibelius' final two symphonies: his Sixth, considered by many to be his finest, and the single-movement Seventh. June 21, 22, and 23 concerts are at 8 pm

Socialist Flower Power: Soviet Hippie Culture

The Wende Museum | Culver City, CA | May 20, 2017 to August 26, 2018

This exhibition is devoted to a world that few people know existed and that many find hard to believe did exist: the world of the Soviet hippie movement.

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.