April Events

Here are some events happening in the USA during the month of April! enjoy!

April 5 – NY

Zhazhda's protagonist, Kostya

Zhazhda’s protagonist, Kostya

Brooklyn’s Dweck Center presents another installment in the on-going Russian film series!  This month, the Center presents “Thirst” (Zhazhda). This feature film, based on the novel of the same name by Andrei Gelasimov. Kostya is a young army veteran whose life is divided into two parts: before Chechnya and after. Disfigured in battle, he returns home and turns to alcohol until his five-year-old neighbor draws him from his isolation. Dir: Dmitri Tiurin (Russia; 2013; 102 min)

When: April 5, 4pm
Where: Dweck Center
Telephone: 718-230-2198

April 12 – MN

Pianist Denis Evtushin

Pianist Denis Evtushin

Join the Museum of Russian Art for the Spring 2014 season of Music at the Museum! Experience Tchaikovsky’s most beloved solo piano composition performed by internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Denis Evstuhin. The Seasons, a set of twelve musical pictures, take listeners on a journey of Tchaikovsky’s intimate emotions and impressions associated with each month of the year. Mindy Ratner, Classical Music host, will recite original poetic epigraphs by famous Russian poets.

When: April 12, 7pm
Where: Museum of Russian Art
Tickets: $30 non-members, $25 TMORA members, registration required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seasons-of-the-year-with-tchaikovsky-tickets-10416446873
Telephone: 612-821-9045

April 19 – NY

Author Andrei Gelasimov

Author Andrei Gelasimov

Join Brooklyn’s Dweck Center for another installment in the on-going Russian literary series!  This month, the Center presents author Andrei Gelasimov. Gelasimov, an author of several books for adults and children, discusses his career with writer Alexei Bayer. His 2005 novella, Thirst, was just translated into English by Marian Schwartz. Thirst tells the story of 20-year-old Chechen War veteran, Kostya. This event is in Russian. To register, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com and enter the keyword Brooklyn Public Library. Limit 3 tickets per person.

Where: Dweck Center
When: April 19, 4pm
Tickets: To register, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com and enter the keyword Brooklyn Public Library.
Telephone: 718-230-2198

 April 26 – MA

Bring your favorite cup and saucer and join the Museum for tea!

Bring your favorite cup and saucer and join the Museum for tea!

Join the Museum of Russian Icons and hostess Larissa Dyan for a traditional Russian tea! Learn about the history and social aspects of enjoying tea in Russia, and see examples of how it is depicted in Russian art. Experience tea service from a samovar, practice some Russian vocabulary, and engage in lively conversation while enjoying a variety of teas and traditional Russian accompaniments, including pryanik (gingerbread), chocolate, buckwheat honey, black current jam, and other treats. If you like, you may bring your own special teacup and saucer to use.

When: April 26, 1pm-3pm
Tickets: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, advance registration required (before April 19)
Where: Museum of Russian Icons
Telephone: 978-598-5000

 

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones
Taryn Jones

About Taryn Jones

Taryn Jones graduated in 2008 from the University of Victoria (Canada) with her BA in history and anthropology. During that time, she also studied Russian and art history, and was heavily involved with the university’s Russian Studies course union. In January 2012, she will begin her studies at the University of British Columbia in a double Master’s program in library and archival science. Ideally, she would like to work in a gallery or museum’s library or archive. She has traveled throughout Russia on numerous occasions, and first studied in St Petersburg in 2007. In 2009, she traveled across the country, beginning at the Mongolian border and going westwards towards St Petersburg. In recent years, she has studied art history and museum studies in St Petersburg with SRAS. Most recently, she wrote articles for SRAS’s “Cheap Eats” feature and interned in the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage, where she researched artists, edited English-language texts and translated Russian texts to English. Taryn’s specific artistic interests are the Wanderers, Socialist Realism and photography.