Used Book Fair

Book Fair
WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 12:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas
(2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

We offer gently used Russian and English books: fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, travel, cookbooks, books for kids and adults.

Prices: Paperback – $1, hardcover – $2

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

 

MUSICAL EVENING “OF LOVE AND BEAUTY” from Renaissance to Jazz

City KaleidoscopeWHEN: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 6:00p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20
BUY TICKETS ONLINE

The concert is dedicated to Valentine’s Day.

Performers:

Mikhail Smigelski | voice, piano, guitar
Anna Smigelskaya | piano, voice
Sam Singeltary | trumpet, drums

In the program:
Vocal and instrumental masterpieces of different eras, songs and jazz standards.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

Art exhibit “City Kaleidoscope” by Irene Sheytman and Saida Fagala

City KaleidoscopeWHEN: February 3 – April 30, 2017

WHERE: RCC Our Texas, CaviArt Gallery (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

Opening Reception & meeting with the artists: Friday, February 3rd, 7:30p.m.

ADMISSION: Free

Once again RCC Our Texas presents the artworks by Irene Sheytman and Saida Fagala.

Both artists originally are from Baku, Azerbaijan, and currently live in Houston.

Irene Sheytman  has been painting since her childhood, and always been interested in her urban surroundings. Eventually the city landscape became the main subject of her art.  She works with different media; her favorite are silk and water color.  Irene Sheytman had participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Moscow, Russia, and in Houston.

Irene has been very inspired by old European cities. This exhibit shows her watercolors created in Italy.

Saida Fagala had been born in a family of the talented artists. Saida’s path in the fine arts has led her to the unique expression of mood and color through numerous forms of crafts (ceramic, pottery) and painting in watercolor and ink.

Saida Fagala has actively exhibited her works at various galleries and shows: Anya Tish Gallery, Rouge Art by Karine, Foelber Pottery Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Winter Street Studios show, Watson Gallery Shows and others. The exhibit presents her ceramics portraits.

All artworks by Irene Sheytman and  Saida Fagala are available for sale.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

New year Postcards

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:00p.m.

WHERE: MATCH – 3400 Main St. Houston, TX 77002

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

The circus show by world famous Popovich Pet Theater celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

New acts and classics.

More than 30 pets on stage!

Jugglers, acrobats, and clowns.

Fun for the whole family.

One show in Houston only!

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Exhibit “The Spirit of Christmas”

The Spirit of ChristmasWHEN: December 9, 2016 – January 31, 2017

WHERE: RCC Our Texas, CaviArt Gallery (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX

ADMISSION: Free
All artworks are available for sale.

We present the artworks by two Russian woman artists.

The unique rag-dolls

Self-trained artist Natalia Borisova, from Russian Far East, started making these dolls 4 years ago. She got an inspiration from the Tilda, a world known doll invented by Norwegian artist Tone Finnanger. At the same time, Russia has its own tradition of making rag-dolls; they often served as talismans. The dolls by Natalia wear colorful clothes, and each has its own funny name. They resemble good fairies. Such doll would be a perfect Christmas gift and can even start a new collection.

The unique collection of hand-painted versions of postcards dedicated to the Christmas and New Year

Commissioned in the former USSR, these state/house-published postcards were originally created by artist Valentina Kisseleva in the 1970’s and published or reprinted into thousands of copies for state-wide distribution. Nevertheless, each one of them is artwork in itself. They are magic and colorful, and with elements of fairy tales.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

Old New Year

WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 8pm

WHERE: House of Dereon (2204 Crawford Street, Houston TX 77002)

ADMISSION: $15. BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Old New Year

Once again, Russian Cultural Center invites to celebrate Old New Year – traditional festivity, very popular in Russia and many European countries.

  • Hip blend of Russian and international music by the Austin based “Flying Balalaika Brothers”
  • Dance performance by Alla Rozenberg, the soloist of Gypsy Dance Theatre
  • Dance show “Dance with Stars”
  • Authentic Russian food by Phoenicia Specialty Foods
  • Cash bar

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMKRussian Standard
TMK Russian General Store
Hunten phoenicia
Humble Memorial Dental Group
Aleksandr Dadashyan, DDS

 

Russian Holiday Bazaar

WHEN: November 11, 2016 – January 31, 2017
We are open: Monday – Friday: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.; Saturday: 11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

Russian Holiday Bazaar

Exchanging gifts has been an essential part of this wonderful time of the year.
We offer unique ethnic souvenirs and gifts that are hard to find anywhere else.
Each and every one of them is hand-made in accordance with centuries-old Russian traditions:

All the gifts available come either directly from Russia or from within the Russian community of Houston.

We offer:

  • Handmade wooden Santas in Russian style – “Father Frost”;
  • Lovely lacquer jewelry boxes, hand-painted with the Russian fairy-tale motifs;
  • Beautiful icons;
  • Famous blue-and–white china – Gzhel;
  • Vintage porcelain figurines;
  • Russian nesting dolls – Matreshkas,
  • Golden wooden tableware called “Khokhloma.”

And much, much more.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Christmas and New Year Celebration for kids

New YearWHENDecember 11, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas, CaviArt Gallery (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $15 -adults; $20 – kids
Kid’s ticket includes a gift.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE

In the program:

  • Puppet Show
  • Games
  • Present from Father Frost to each child!

Purchase your tickets in advance, as seating is limited.

The Puppet Theatre Khokhloma presents the puppet show “Geese Swans”(Gusi Lebedi). The show is based on the Russian fairy tale and will be performed in Russian.

All puppets are made by artist and doll maker Elena Suvorova Philips.

After the show, Father Frost will entertain the little spectators with games and songs. Father Frost in Slavic culture plays a role similar to Santa Claus.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine TMK Russian General Store

 

Concert by Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz Orchestra “From Butman to Goodman”

ButmanWHEN: Sunday, October 23, 6:00p.m.

WHERE: Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH)
(3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002)

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

We proudly present Moscow Jazz Orchestra, the hottest jazz orchestra in Russia and one of the best big bands in the world.

Russia’s famed jazz personality and saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman founded the orchestra in 1999. Since then his Big Band has frequently toured Russia, Europe, and the USA, appearing at many of the world’s most prestigious jazz venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, “Birdland” and others.

“I love Igor Butman’s playing and I love him personally. He has a great feeling for the music and for people and he’s a phenomenal musician.” Wynton Marsalis

In the Soviet Union of the ’70s, Igor Butman fell in love with the saxophone. Now he is ranking as THE jazz figure in his native land. Butman enjoys one of the most successful and flamboyant careers in the history of modern jazz. Besides the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, he leads also the Igor Butman Quartet.

Igor Butman released more than 10 albums both as a leader and co-leader, including Magic Land (Sony Classic) with Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci, Stefon Harris and Randy Brecker which went gold in Russia and became a bestseller in the USA and Germany. In 2016 Criss Cross Jazz released a brand new album “Reflections” by Igor Butman-Conrad Herwig Sextet featuring Alex Sipiagin, Jeff “Tain Watts”, Dave Kikoski and Kenny Davis.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
TMK ILS MWS gazprom
LUKOIL
ExxonMobil

 

10th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”

Images of Russia

WHEN: October 17-21, 2016

The films by independent Russian movie makers will be screened in five cities of Texas: Houston, Dallas, Austin, College Station and Lubbock. Our partners are: University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington – Dallas, SMU, Texas A&M – College Station, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, and The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.


We present the following movies:


My friend Boris Nemtsov. Director Zosya Rodkevich

https://vimeo.com/157186803

The film is an intimate portrait of Russian politician and opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, 2015 approximately 200 yards away from the Kremlin. Boris Nemtsov, former Vice-Prime Minister of Boris Yeltsin, was a notorious and uncompromising adversary of the Putin-led Russian government.  His assassination triggered rioting and protesting against murders of opponents in Russia today. This film about Nemtsov is a tribute to the memory of a young, talented, and brave man. The camera accompanies him during his pre-election journeys and also in less formal moments.

Zosya Rodkevich, the talented young movie director, the graduate of the School of Documentary Film and Theater of  Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov, will present her movie and participate in Q/A session.


“Save My Speech Forever”. Director Roman Liberov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgrF5Q_n4Fs

The documentary is a tragic life story of one of the greatest Russian poets, Osip Mandelstam – who died for the opportunity to write. The author, Roman Liberov, dedicates this film as a testament to the famous Russian poet/essayist by utilizing extracts from poems, letters and reviews, archival documents, and fiction as cinematic tools. Elements of documentary, animation, computer graphics, non-fiction, and puppet scenes that are used in this film, create a film language that does not fit into a specific genre.

The movie will be presented by Roman Sivozhelezov, director of photography.


Dates and Venues

DALLAS

October 17, 2016, 11 a.m.

“My friend Boris Nemtsov”

followed by Q/A with Zosya Rodkevich

SMU, Huitt-Zollars Pavilion, Embrey 115

Admission: free


October 17, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

University of North Texas – Denton, ART‎, ‎Room ‎223‎

Admission: free


October 18, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

University of Texas at Arlington, Language Acquisition Center, 3rd floor Trimble Hall

Admission: free


LUBBOCK

October 18, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

“My friend Boris Nemtsov”

followed by Q/A with Zosya Rodkevich

Texas Tech University at Lubbock, International Cultural Center Auditorium – 601 Indiana Ave.

Admission: free


AUSTIN

October 19, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

“My friend Boris Nemtsov”

followed by Q/A with Zosya Rodkevich

University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts Building, Glickman Conference Center, Room 1.302E

Admission: free


COLLEGE STATION

October 19, 2016, 7:00p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

Texas A&M, MSC 2406A

Admission: free


HOUSTON

October 20, 2016

6:00p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

University of Houston,   AA AUD 2

Admission: free

Registration: 6:30 PM, Film: 7:15 – 9:00 PM

“My friend Boris Nemtsov”

followed by Q/A with Zosya Rodkevich

Sundance Cinemas – Downtown (Bayou Place), 510 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

Admission: Non-members – $17, members – $12.

REGISTER HERE


October 21, 2016, 7:30p.m.

“Save My Speech Forever”

followed by Q/A with Roman Sivozhelezov

RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)


TICKETS AT RCC OUR TEXAS:

General admission – $10 / full time students and senior citizens – $8. Cash or check ONLY.

Language: Russian with English subtitles

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail OurTexasInc@gmail.com

Sponsors & Partners:

City of Houston logo HAATCA art works  Russian General Store
This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
frost Humanities Texas Wolrd Affairs Council of Greater Houston CREES
Victoria Filippov , Attorney at Law
Russian Culture Society & McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Tech Office of International Affairs & The CHFoundation
Department of International Studies, Texas A&M
Jordan A&M SMUhanten