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Calendar of Russian Speakers` Society of Austin

1999-2001

2001
  • May 20, Sunday, 6 p. m. - 11 p. m.
    Vecherinka
    Our next "Vecherinka" will be at Al Capone Italian Restaurant (corner of Riverside and Barton Springs Rd, one block from Congress). The restaurant will serve Pasta Bar Buffet of your choice. We are renting entire restaurant which can seat 70 people. There will be music, small concert (the restaurant has a piano) and dance.
    Tickets: $14 (adults), children from 5 to 12 - half price. Please reserve your seats or buy the tickets in-advance.
    To reserve you seats please call to Luda at 442-4016 or e-mail lvoskov@austin.rr.com. For any additional information about "Vecherinka" please contact Luda (442-4016) or Lilia (291-8480).

  • March 10. Saturday, 6-7:00 p. m.
    The Annual Meeting of the Society
    Everybody is invited to discuss the past year activities, make recommendations and suggestions for the next year and nominate candidates for the Society's Board.
    We are the only non-profit organization in Austin that promotes Russian language and culture, and even a small participation and support from you will be very important!
    Location for the meeting: LCRA building (Board Room), 3700 Lake Austin Blvd. Directions: From Mopac (Hwy. 1) take Lake Austin blvd. exit, drive west about 3 miles, after intersection with Redbud Trail take right turn to LCRA parking.

  • March 3, 2001, Saturday, 9:30 a. m.
    1st class at the Russian Preschool
    The preschool group is intended for 3-6 years old children. We're planing to have our classes twice a month. We will teach our children about the surrounding world, develop their Russian language skills and give them the basics of mathematics.
    Triumphant Love Lutheran Church: 9508 Great Hills Trail.
    DIRECTIONS: Take 183, then exit west on Great Hills Trail; take Great Hills Trail, pass 3 traffic lights, and the church will be on your right, on the corner of Great Hills Trail and Raincreek Prkw (there is a three-way stop sign). For more information call Katya Panferova: 346-6659

  • February 16, 2001, Friday, 7:30 p. m.
    Veniamin Smekhov
    Living legend of the Taganka Theater, the unforgettable Voland (on stage in "Master and Margarita") and Atos (in film, in "D'Artanian and tri mushketera"), a great actor and a talented writer, will present his program: "60 Years Later" (Shest'desiat let spustia)". The program includes: "From Vladimir to Vladimir (Maiakovskii-Severianin-Pasternak-Sasha Chernyi-Brodskii-Vysotskii)", "Stories fom behind the curtains (theater legends, portraits and jokes)", and "'The 3 musketeers' are 20 years old: a Dumas/home celebration (DIUMAshnii iubilei)". Books and audiocassettes by V. Smekhov will be available for purchase.
    In order to view a Russian version of the ad please click on "Smekhov" in the menu on the left, or just click here.
    LCRA Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.), The LCRA Board Room of the Hancock Building

    For more information on Smekhov click here.

  • February 5, 2001, Monday, 7:00 p. m.
    Russian Cats Circus from Moscow. The World's Only Cats Circus: 32 Trained Cats & 3 Dogs on Stage.
    The kids' most beloved animals, cats and dogs, team up with two actors without paws, Yuri and Dmitri Kouklachev, who are among Europe's best known professional clowns. The show will run only one time, on February 5, Monday, at 7 p.m., and will take place at Helm Fine Arts Center, St. Stephens Episcopal School, 2900 Bunny Run Road.
    Directions: From Mopac (Highway 1): turn west on 2244, also called Bee Cave Rd., then north on Loop 360. Turn left at the first stoplight onto Westlake Dr.,then left at Bunny Run. Continue about one mile through the school's gate and follow the sign to the Helm Fine Arts Center. Free parking available.
    Tickets: $25, $30, $35 available through Ticketmaster. Buy tickets on line at www.ticketmaster.com or at all ticket centers including Fiesta and Foley's or charge-by-phone (512)494-1800. Children under two years of age admitted free but must sit on laps.

    See information about Kuklachev's show: http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/09/28/p22s1.htm (article in the Christian Science Minotor) http://www.russianny.com/concerts/cats/cats2.jpg (a poster)

  • January 13, 2001, 6pm - 10pm (p)
    Evening and Banquet for New Year celebration for all society members and guests, January 13, 2001 from 6 PM -10 PM, Lake Pointe Clubhouse: 11700 Sonoma Drive (From 360 take Bee Caves west and drive 6 miles to Resaca Blvd, turn right on Resaca, and then left on Sonoma Dr. Or: from 71 turn east to Bee Caves, and drive 0.5 miles to Resaca Blvd, then turn left to Resaca and again, left to Sonoma Dr. The pool and the clubhouse are on the right side of Sonoma Dr.) (Tickets will be $3 per person for non-members and $1 per person for members, sold at the door). Potluck dinner. Need help with the evening coordination, music and cleaning the clubhouse after the event.
    December 17, Sunday, 10:45-2:45
    The Children's New Year Party
    Lake Pointe Clubhouse (see directions below).

    The program will include the Russian school's play, lunch, circus of one actor (trained dog and parrot), and Farther Frost (Ded Moroz) with presents (provided by the Society). The party (Utrennik) is for the families with children under 12. The price: $3 (one parent and one child) and $5 for larger family. Parents need to bring food for lunch.

    Directions: from Mopac (Hwy. 1) turn west on 2244, also called Bee Cave Rd. ; drive on Bee Cave to 360; after 360 drive on Bee Cave 6 miles and then turn right on Resaca Blvd. , then left on Sonoma. The Clubhouse (one story bld. with pool behind) will be immediately on your right).

2000
  • November 26th, Sunday at 6 pm
    Sergey Pobedinsky: Concert - Popular Russian, Jewish and Gypsy Romantic Songs and Romances, New Selection !
    The tickets will be sold at the door: $12 (for members $10), students and senior citizens $8.
    The address: Triumphant Love Church, 9508 Great Hills Trail.
    DIRECTIONS: Take 183 north, then Great Hills Trail exit, go left under freeway, on Great Hills Trail pass 3 traffic lights, and when you will come to three-way stop sign, the church will be on the corner with Raincreek Prkw.

  • November 18, 6:00 pm

    Evening of Poetry and Music, Board Room at LCRA.(Free admission, potluck dinner).

  • November 4, 2000 (Saturday)

    International Children Festival, November 4 (Saturday) at Fiesta Gardens, same place as last year. Families with children who help with organization and parade will get a free lunch, a present for each participating child, and free admission (regular price for this popular city event is $7 per person). Need help with a booth placement and decoration, paper dolls making and participating in parade.
    September 23, 2000, 6pm - 10pm

  • Vecherinka on September 23, 2000 from 6 PM -10 PM, Lake Pointe Clubhouse: 11700 Sonoma Drive (From 360 take Bee Caves west and drive 6 miles to Resaca Blvd, turn right on Resaca, and then left on Sonoma Dr. Or: from 71 turn east to Bee Caves, and drive 0.5 miles to Resaca Blvd, then turn left to Resaca and again, left to Sonoma Dr. The pool and the clubhouse are on the right side of Sonoma Dr.). (Tickets will be $3 per person for non-members and $1 per person for members, sold at the door). Potluck dinner. Need help with the evening coordination, music and cleaning the clubhouse after the event.

  • May 9 (Tuesday)
    7 pm.

    Veronika Dolina. "Balzam" (a concert of guitar poetry). Place to be announced later. Please look for additional information later, or call Luda Voskov at 442-4016. For more information on the performer click on the link "Dolina" in the menu on the left.
    Tickets:$15 for non-members, $12 for members, children under 12 - free.

    We will also provide a discount for seniors.
    The tickets will be sold at the door.

  • April 30 (Sunday) 4pm

    The Russian Orthodox Easter (Paskha) Celebration will take place at the Lake Pointe Clubhouse (11700 Sonoma Drive; for location and directions see description of Spring Festival from 04/03/1999). Father Lubomir and small choir from St. Vladimir Church, Houston, will present Paskha service (in Russian) from 4 PM to 6 PM. For more information click on "Paskha (Easter)-2000" line on the menu on the left.

  • March 7 (Tuesday) 12:00 (noon)

    Dina Rubina, Russian prose writer (Israel): "Writing a short story" (a lecture at UT Austin). Place to be announced.

  • February 25(Friday) 7:00

    Igor Guberman, Russian poet (Israel): poetry reading. LCRA Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.(between Redbud Trail and Enfield Ave.), The LCRA Board Room of the Hancock Building. Call 495-4188 for details.

  • January 8 (Saturday) 6 p.m.
    Old New Year Celebration Party.
    Lake Pointe Clubhouse, 11700 Sonoma Drive. Location and directions - see description of Spring Festival from 04/03/1999.

    Please CALL 442-4016 to let us know which dish you are bringing. We also need VOLUNTEERS to help us to set up the party and to clean up after the party. For additional information call Luda at 442-4016.

1999
  • December 19 (Sunday) 6 pm
    SERGEY POBEDINSKY's concert "Popular Russian and Gypsy romantic songs"
    Northwest Fellowship church (see instructions for November 28). Tickets are $12, for Society members $10, for students and senior citizens $8. Children under 12 - free.

  • November 28 (Sunday) 6pm
    Alexander Gorodnitsky's concert
    Northwest Fellowship church, 12129 FM 620

    Directions:

    Take 183 north, and at intersection with FM 620 turn left on 620 (the sign for FM 620 is rather small, so be careful not to miss it). Drive on 620 about 1.5 miles and immediately after you pass Lake Creek Parkway (a intersection with lights) turn left to the small plaza with Mr. Gatti's and Dairy Queen. The Northwest Fellowship is on the second floor of a brown 2-story building. The building has a visible sign "Northwest Fellowship" on it.

  • November 22 (Monday) 12:00 (noon)
    ANDREY VOZNESENSKY is giving a presentation at the University of Austin at the Governor's Room (3.116).

  • November 7 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
    Party. Lake Pointe Clubhouse, 11700 Sonoma Drive. Location and directions - see description of Spring Festival from 04/03/1999.

  • October 22-23 (Friday-Saturday)
    Garage Sale fundraiser. Contact: Luda Voskov (442-4016)

  • October 16 (Saturday) 10:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fifth International Children s Festival in Austin. Fiesta Gardens.

  • 05/08/99 6.30 PM
    Victory Day Party. Location and directions - see description of Spring Festival from 04/03/1999.

  • 05/06/99 8.00 PM
    "S liubimymi ne rasstavaites'", play by A.Volodin performed by students of the UT Slavic department. Al Kiva Room in George Sanchez Building(Education Building) just North of PCL. Reception to follow. Free.

  • 04/16/1999 Time TBA

    Concert of a Los Angeles-based Russian band "Limpopo". (Click here for more information on "Limpopo" and its Texas tour).

  • 04/12/1999 - 04/23/1999 Noon, Monday-Friday
    Cyrillic Workshop '99. Learn to read Russian in just 30 minutes! There will be free workshops on the Cyrillic alphabet everyday (Monday through Friday) at 12pm from April 12 to April 23 on the 4th floor of Calhoun on the University of Texas campus. All are invited. Call Elena Lifschitz for more information at 471-3607.

  • 04/09/99 2.00 PM

    Paskha '99. The UT Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures will have a party celebrating the Russian Easter on Friday, April 9, between Calhoun and Parlin at 2pm. There will be free food, a short concert, and a small talk on the Russian Easter by Prof. Tom Garza. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to help participate in cooking for Paskha or in any other way your help will be appreciated. Please call Elena Michailovna Lifschitz (471-3607) or Erin McGuffee (462-3922) for more information.

  • 04/03/1999 6.30 PM

    Spring Festival will take place at the Lake Pointe Clubhouse: 11700 Sonoma Drive (From 360 take Bee Caves west and drive 6 miles to Resaca Blvd, turn right on Resaca, and then left on Sonoma Dr. Or: from 71 turn east to Bee Caves, and drive 0.5 miles to Resaca Blvd, then turn left to Resaca and again, left to Sonoma Dr. The pool and the clubhouse are on the right side of Sonoma Dr.) The Lake Pointe is a community west of town, and we are renting their clubhouse for the evening. Bring a dish and a drink. Relax and have fun. Participate in a pie and salad contest. Those willing to donate formula for the charity action "Formula for Russian orphans" can bring 1 or 2 cans to the party. Information: Zinaida Zhukova, 329-8526.

  • 04/03/1999 10.00 AM

    Russian-language tour of the Texas State Capitol. The group meets in the lobby of the Capitol. Tour guide : Mariam Hembrook.

  • 03/06/1999 8.00 PM

    Concert : Mariam Hembrook (violin) and Austin Community Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Robert Rene Galvan). Program : 1. Liszt. Dante's Symphony. 2. Lalo. Symphony Espanol, movement 1. Central Presbyterian Church, at 8th and Brazos.

  • 02/28/1999 2.00-5.00 PM

    First organizational meeting of the Russian Speakers' Society of Austin. LCRA, 3701 Lake Austin Blvd., LCRA Offices Board Room of the Hancock Bldg.

    Currently

    Art exhibit "Russian and Soviet Impressionism : the best years", Austin Galleries, 1219 West 6th St., (512) 495-9363.

  • 01/08/99 6.00-10.00 PM
    Russian New Year Party (Click here for more information)

  • 12/10/1998 07:45 PM
    The screening of Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" ("Bronenosets Potemkin") accompanied by Golden Trio. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Seating starts 30 minutes before showtime. Alamo Drafthouse (409 Colorado), 867-1839

  • 11/01/1998 - 02/22/1999
    The book exhibit "Perspectives on Russian Politics" is demontrating the latest books from Russia and U.S. on various issues in Russian politics. Lots of illustrations Perry-Castaneda Library at the University of Texas (in the lobby by the Reference Department doors)

  • 10/10/1998 12:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Opening reception for an exhibit of new work by Aleksandr and Liuba Titovets. Gallery at Shoal Creek, 1500 West 34th Street

 
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