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2010

Contents

  • Jan 23 Concert: The Romance of Russia, Flagstaff
  • Jan 28 - Apr 29  Russian Film Series, Tucson  5 FREE FILMS
  • Jan 30 - Mar 13 Peter and the Wolf, Tempe
  • Feb 4 Multicultural Society in Udmurtia: Theory and Practicex, ASU West, Phoenix
  • Feb 6 Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group, Phoenix
  • Feb 6 Valentine's Day Dinner-Dance, Scottsdale
  • Feb 13 Ukrainians & Russians in Phoenix Meetup, Phoenix
  • Feb 13 Germans from Russia Meeting, Glendale
  • Feb 13 - 14 VNSA Used Book Sale, Phoenix
  • Feb 18 Trading and Raiding on the Eurasian Steppe: Grave Goods of a Turkic Khan, ASU Tempe
  • Feb 18-20 Prokofiev's: Peter and the Wolf
  • Feb 21 Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group Potluck Picnic, Tempe
  • Feb 24 ASU World Festival, Tempe
  • Feb 24 "The Debt", "A Polish Winter", Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, Scottsdale
  • Feb 24 & 26 "The Other Bank", Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona
  • Feb 25 Slavic and Russian Book Sale, ASU Tempe
  • Feb 25 Russian Film Series, Tucson  5 FREE FILMS
  • Feb 27 Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group, Tempe
  • Feb 28  TV: 60 Minutes: Battle Over History: The Amenian Genocide, Arizona
  • Feb 28 Igor & The Red Elvises, Phoenix
  • Mar 1 The Ottoman Armenians and the Question of Genocide, ASU Tempe
  • Mar 1 Igor & The Red Elvises, Tucson
  • Mar 3,10,23,31 Jewish Motifs in Music of Russian Composers, Tucson
  • Mar 6 Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group Brunch, Scottsdale
  • Mar 6 - 21 The Immigrant, Phoenix
  • Mar 8 Russian Holiday: International Women's' Day
  • Mar 9 Moscow State Radio Symphony, Mesa
  • Mar 11 Seeing Beyond the Russian State, ASU Tempe
  • Mar 11 Russian Film Series, Tucson  5 FREE FILMS
  • Mar 19 Russian Party ("Spring has Sprung"), Scottsdale
  • Mar 20 100th Anniversary of Temple Emanu-El, Tucson
  • Apr 1 Russian Film Series, Tucson  5 FREE FILMS
  • Apr 1 Natasha Koroleva & Tarzan Concert, Phoenix
  • Apr 3 Effective Networking, Chandler  FREE to unemployed
  • Apr 3 Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group, Phoenix
  • Apr 8 Loca Rosa at GCC International Festival, Glendale
  • Apr 8-15 Phoeinx Film Festival, Phoenix
  • Apr 9 Concert 3: Cellos and Russians, Scottsdale
  • Apr 10 - ARIZONA RUSSIAN FESTIVAL, Phoenix POSTPONED TO FALL
  • Apr 10 Southern Arizona Language Fair, Tucson
  • Apr 10 Germans from Russia Meeting, Glendale
  • Apr 10 Igor & The Red Elvises, Tucson
  • Apr 11 Forbidden Music VII: Soviet Persecutions, Scottsdale
  • Apr 11 Igor & The Red Elvises, Phoenix
  • Apr 16 Ukrainian Foreign Policy, ASU Tempe
  • Apr 16 Lyra Russian Ensemble of St. Petersburg, Avondale
  • Apr 18 Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group, Tempe
  • Apr 17-18 Polish Festival, Phoenix
  • Apr 18 Blue Guitar Festival of the Arts, Glendale
  • Apr 22 Piano Concert: Ancient and Sacred Music, Prescott
  • Apr 24 Grand Opening Ceremony MIM, Scottsdale
  • Apr 24 Armenian Genocide Requeim Service and Program, Downtown Phoenix
  • Apr 27 Migration Trends in Post-Soviet Central Asia, ASU Tempe
  • Apr 29 - , ASU Tempe
  • Apr 29 Russian Film Series, Tucson  5 FREE FILMS
  • Aug 6 Armenian Church Seniors Group, Scottsdale
  • Aug 14  Pool Party at Katee and Joel's place, Phoenix
  • Aug 15 Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary & Blessing of the Grapes, Scottsdale
  • Aug 17 - Sep 9 Russian-language immersion-workshops for children, Session 1, Tucson
  • Aug 20 Community of AZ Health Fair, Scottsdale
  • Aug 21 Folk Ensemble practice, Phoenix
  • Aug 29 St. Apkar Summer Bible Camp (free), Scottsdale
  • Sept 1 Vanishing Phoenix: A Look at Historic Phoenix & Preservation, ASU Tempe
  • Sep 11 Job Interviews, Russian-speaking Customer Service Representatives, Phoinix
  • Sep 14 - Oct 14 Russian-language immersion-workshops for children, Session 2, Tucson
  • Sep 16- Jan 2 Extending the Runway : Tatiana Sorokko Style, Phoenix
  • Sep 18, 19 3 Armenian Church Anniversaries, Banquet, Guests, Scottsdale
  • Sept 23 Igor & The Red Elvises, Phoenix
  • Sept 24 Igor & The Red Elvises, Tucson
  • Oct 1,2 Tucson Slavic Festival, Tucson
  • Oct 2 - 5 Scottsdale International Film Festival, Scottsdale
  • Oct 3 AYCO Community Picnic, Scottsdale
  • Oct 5 Elysium / Russian Runk Rock Concert, Scottsdale
  • Oct 2 - Nov 18 Russian-language immersion-workshops for children, Session 3, Tucson
  • Oct 8 Geisha A Go Go Pre-weekend Happy Hour!, Oldtown Scottsdale
  • Oct 8-10 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Phoenix
  • Oct 13 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Tucson
  • Oct 14 Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Flagstaff
  • Oct 15 The Armenian in America, Scottsdale
  • Oct 16 Trio de musique, Tucson
  • Oct 17 Amenian Literature Lunch & Program, Scottsdale
  • Oct 22 Cocktail Reception for Tatiana Sorokko, Phoenix
  • Oct 23 Contemporary Fashion and Collecting, Phoenix
  • Oct 23 Opera:"Boris Godunov", Mesa, Glendale
  • Oct 23 Germans from Russia: Oktoberfest, Mesa
  • Oct 30 Amenian Folk Tales Come to Life, Scottsdale
  • Oct 31 Concert: "Santo Subito" by Piotr Rubik, Phoenix
  • Nov 3 Lecture, book signing: "Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style", Phoenix
  • Nov 4 Russian Holiday: , Day of Peoples Unity
  • Nov 6,7 ArmeniaFEST, Scottsdale
  • Nov 9-30 Russian-language immersion-workshops for children, Session 4,  Tucson
  • Nov 11 Igor & The Red Elvises, Phoenix
  • Nov 12 Igor & The Red Elvises, Tucson
  • Nov 15-19 First International workshop of RUSTEC, Tempe, Phoenix
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  • Nov 20 ARIZONA RUSSIAN FESTIVAL, Glendale
  • Nov 26- 28 Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker, Chandler
  • Nov 26-28  ACYO General Assembly of the Western Diocese, Scottsdale
  • Dec 3-5 Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker, Chandler
  • Dec 4,5 Tucson Regional Ballet: A Southwest Nutcracker, Tucson
  • Dec 4,6 Sierra Vista Ballet: Nutcracker, south of Tucson
  • Dec 10-12 Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker, Mesa
  • Dec 10-12 Ballet Yuma: The Nutcracker, Yuma
  • Dec 11-27 Ib Andersen's The Nutcracker, Phoenix
  • Dec 12 Russian not official Holiday: Constitution Day
  • Dec 21 Moscow Ballet:  Great Russian Nutcracker, Tucson
  • Dec 22 Moscow Ballet:  Great Russian Nutcracker, Phoenix
  • Dec 24-27 Ballet Tucson: Nutcracker, Tucson
Jan 1- 6 Mon Russian Holiday: New Year / (day off)
Jan 7 Sun Russian Holiday: (Orthodox) Birth of Christ / (day off)
Jan 23 Sat 7:30 pm The Romance of Russia
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, NAU campus, Flagstaff Concert by the Flagstaff Symphony, Elizabeth Schulze, conductor Concert program notes by Charles Spining Seats: 1,491 Tickets: Student tickets are $8, others vary.
  • Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture, Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857) "the founder of the Russian Nationalist School".
  • Horn Concerto, Reinhold Gliere, (1875-1956) born in Kiev and lived and worked in the Soviet period.
  • Intermission
  • Symphony #2 in B Minor, Alexander Borodin, (1833-1887) "that age-old feeling of Russia's holy purpose, as well as a desire for self-realization in Slavic terms".
Jan 28 thru Apr 29 Thursdays 6 pm Tucson Russian Film Series
History of Soviet & Post Soviet Film, the Spring Film Series RSSS 499 is shown FREE to the public at the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (underground) ILC-137, located down the big stairs, in front (north) of the Main Libary, E University Blvd (west of Cherry Ave), University of Arizoan, Tucson. Room ILC 137 is in the south-east corner, 60 seats. Each film will have a faculty introduction. Free viewing with English subtitles. Open to the community. Call 520-621-7341 for more information. Schedule of 5 films:
Jan 30 thru Mar 13 17 Performances Peter and the Wolf
Tempe Center for the Arts Studio, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway (in Rio Salato Park west of Mill Ave), Tempe, Arizona Performed by Childsplay Theatre after their 2-month, multi-state tour in October and November, 2009. Prokovief's musical themes get a shiny new spin to accompany the cautionary folk tale of Peter, his grandfather and his animal friends. The show is a colorful cartoon-like, modern adaption of the original tale, which reminds young children of the struggle between man and animal, the importance of friends and using courage when challenges arise. Man and various animals cohabitate around Peter's grandfather's house, which is adjacent to a large meadow, a pond and a dense forest. The story tells of Peter's friends, Cat, Duck and Bird, and how an friendly but intense hunter wants to stifle a pesky Wolf who bothers the group. Peter thinks of placing the Wolf in a local zoo so he will be away from the animals he haunts with his sly sophistication. The tale is told with puppets and with actors who portray the fanciful animals with shimmering appeal. Preview Guide for Parents and Teachers to Childsplays Production of"Peter and the Wolf". Photo gallery Ticket Box Office Phone: 480-350-2822 Promotional video and reviews of US tour: Peter and the Wolf: Prokofiev by way of Looney Tunes (The Austin Chronicle. Oct 9, 2009.), The Orpheums Family Series Off to a Fun and Fabulous Start with Peter and the Wolf (Memphis Connect. Nov. 12, 2009)
Feb 5 to Feb ? 10:30 am to 9:30 pm The Last Station
Harkins Camelview 5 theater, 7001 East Highland Avenue (Camelback Road and Goldwater Blvd), Scottsdale Shown 5 times each day (10:30am , 1:15,  4:00,  6:45,  9:30pm) 2 hour drama film (Rated R‎‎) about Lev Tolstoy adapted from the novel The Last Station: A Novel of Tolstoy's Last Year (1990) by Jay Parini. After almost 50 years of marriage, the Countess Sofya, Leo Tolstoys devoted wife, passionate lover, muse and secretary, suddenly finds her entire world turned upside down. In the name of his newly created religion (Tolstoyan), the great Russian novelist has renounced his noble title, his property and even his family in favor of poverty, vegetarianism and even celibacy. After shes born him 13 children! When Sofya then discovers that Tolstoys trusted disciple, Chertkov may have secretly convinced her husband to sign a new will, leaving the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his very own family, she is consumed by righteous outrage. This is the last straw. Using every bit of cunning, every trick of seduction in her considerable arsenal, she fights fiercely for what she believes is rightfully hers. Tolstoy leaves his home. Too ill to continue beyond the tiny rail station at Astapovo, he believes that he is dying alone, while over 100 reporters camp outside awaiting hourly reports on his condition. Nominated for 12 awards. For history, see The Last Days of Leo Tolstoy. See review 'The Last Station': Mirren excels as mercurial wife of author Tolstoy, The Ariznoa Republic.
Feb 4 Thur 3 pm Multicultural Society in Udmurtia: Theory and Practice
ASU West Campus, CLCC Building, Room 146, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, West Phoenix.
Oksana Kozhevnikova. A visiting Fulbright scholar from the Russian Republic of Udmurtia, She is
Deputy Director for International Relations, Udmurt State University, a public university in the capital city of Izhevsk.  Join New College faculty, staff, students and community members for a unique opportunity to learn about multicultural issues in Russia, share research insights, create new collaborations and expand professional networks.
Feb 6 Sat 4 pm Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group Meeting
Lola Coffee, 4700 N. Central Ave (at Highland, south of Camelback Road), Phoenix As a meetup, we do coffee and conversation best. We have been to several coffee shops and cafes around the city and thought we would try a new one on for size. Is there a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Phoenix, than hanging out with some fun and interesting people and enjoying a cup of coffee?
Feb 6 Sat 6 to 10 pm Valentine's Day Dinner-Dance
Melikian Hall, St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Valentine's Day Armenian-style is hosted by the Ladies Society, Tickets: Adults $30 ($35 on Sat.) from Doreen 480-892-4554 More Feburary events:
  • Feb 7 AZACYO Day hosted by Arizona Armenian Church Youth Organization
    10 am to Noon Homenetmen Scouts Breakfast
    12 pm Bake Sale
    4 pm
    SuperBowl Party
  • Feb 14 after Divine Liturgy Diarantarach (Presentation of our Lord to the Temple), a blessing ceremony for all kids (e ages 6 weeks to 6 years old)
  • Feb 20 7 pm Hye-Ways Vartanantz commemoration program & Lenten dinner with His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian of the Western Diocese.
  • Feb 21 12:30 pm Parish Assembly, new buisness, elections.
Feb 13 Sat 10:30 am Ukrainians & Russians in Phoenix Meetup
Borders Paradise Valley, 4555 E. Cactus Road (NW corner of Tatum, south of Paradise Valley Mall), Phoenix This group is for people who grew up in Ukraine or Russia, and now live in Phoenix or surrounded cities; who would like to get together and meet others from their homeland. Let's meet for cup of tea or coffee and friendly chatting.
Feb 13 Sat  12:30 to 4 pm Germans from Russia Meeting
Glendale Public Library, Foothills Branch. 19055 N 57th Avenue (north of Union Hills Drive), Glendale Program to be announced

Feb 13 Sat 8 am to 6 pm VNSA Used Book Sale
Feb 14 Sun 8 am to 4 pm Continues
Arizona State Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix AZ 85007 Volunteer Nonpriofit Service Association (VNSA) 52nd used book sale benefiting three local charities. More than 600,000 books, paperbacks, videos, CDs, audiotapes, records, maps, puzzles & other book-related items available, including a large donation of Russian and Slavic language books. Look in Foreign Language and Eastern Europe areas, near the South Exit cashier-check out. Admission: FREE, $7 fairgrounds parking fee, or park on streets for free and walk. Most books half price on Sunday For information: VNSA 602-265-6805 50,000 sq. ft. building. 20,000+ expected visitors.
Feb 18 Thu 6 pm to 7:30 pm Trading and Raiding on the Eurasian Steppe: Grave Goods of a Turkic Khan
ASU Tempe Campus, Business Administration C Wing (BAC), Room 116 Speaker: Renata Holod, professor of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology, Department of Art History, and Curator, in the Near East Section of the University Museum,. University of Pennsylvania. Bronze Age archeology of the elaborate grave of Chingul Kurgan near Zamozhne village, Zaporizhska oblast, Ukraine. Grave of a nomadic khan. FREE Event Details: Central Arizona Archaeological Institute of America, Events and The Chingul Project.
Feb 18-20 Thu-Sat  Prokofiev's: Peter and the Wolf
Feb 18 Thur 7:30 pm
Feb 19 Fri 11 am
Feb 20 Sat 8 pm
Symphony Hall, 75 N Second Street (at Adams Street), Downtown Phoenix Michael Christie conducts Prokofievs legendary score to the accompaniment of Peter and the Wolf, the stop-animation film which won the 2008 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The concert is paired with John Adams Shaker Loops and Prokofievs popular Classical Symphony. Tickets: $22 to $72  See video.
Feb 21 Sun 2 pm Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group Potluck Picnic
SRP PERA Club Park, 1 E Continental Drive, Gazebo #3 (south of McDowell road, east of Scottsdale Road), Tempe The weather should be good, so finally we are going to have an outside event! There'll be a BBQ, so we can cook meat and anything else at the park. Feel free to bring food/drinks of any sorts, I will start a discussion so that we can figure out who brings what, although there can never be too much meat that I (err... we) can't take home. Bring friends, bring relatives and someone that can cook! As always, everyone is welcome and new comers are highly encouraged to come out! 25+ comming Salt River Project (SRP) Project Employees Recreation Association (PERA) is a private country club for employees and families but open to the public. 83-acres with a social center, employee store, fitness center, swimming pool, game courts, and fields and offers childrens programs, fitness classes, business meetings, sports leagues, and parties.
Feb 24 Wed 10:30 am to 2 pm ASU World Festival
ASU 22nd World Festival, Hayden Library Lawn, Center of Tempe Campus, Arizona State University, Tempe Celebrating the heritage and traditions of cultures and countries from around the world... Fun! Food! Music! International Programs! Student Organizations! Live Entertainment! Russian Kazakh, Romanian, ...
Feb 24 Wed 7 pm The Debt
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, Harkins Camelview 5, Scottsdale Movie, Drama, 100 minutes, Hebew with English Subtitles *Guest Speaker: Dr. Murray Henner The DEBT is a dramatic story of three young Mossad agents on a secret mission to Berlin in the 1960s to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal, the Surgeon of Birkenau. Their assignment was to bring him to Israel to stand trial. Mistakes of the agents while the Nazi was being held allowed the prisoner to escape. Unable to face their missions failure they lie to their superiors and return to Israel as national heroes. Thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Surgeon of Birkenau surfaces in the Ukraine. One of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth and preserve their public image as heroes. On a deeper level, by examining the psychology of the Mossad agents, THE DEBT is a look into the learning process through which we face our own demons.  PLUS: Short Film: A Polish Winter An animated film by Shane & Paula Sheils
See TRAILERFeb 24 & 26 Gagama Napriri The Other Bank
  • Feb 24 Wed 7:30 pm - 9:18 pm Program 052, Harkins Theatre 6
  • Fri 26 Feb 26 Fri 11:30 am - 1:18 pm Program 101, Harkins Theatre 5
Harkins Sedona Theatre, Downtown Sedona Maps and Directions Sedona International Film Festival (Feb 21-28, 2010), 125+ films. In the Gerogian language with English subtitles. Filmed in Georgia and Kazakhstan in 2009. 90 minute drama In 1991, following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the northwest region of the Republic of Georgia called Abkhazia fell under a series of attacks by Russian-backed separatists who engaged in the systematic killing of Georgian men and the assault and rape of Georgian women and children. Tens of thousands fled the region, becoming, in UN terms, "internally displaced." An Abkhazian man, fearing for his family's safety, sends his Georgian wife and young son to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Once back in Tbilisi, the young boy grows apart from his mother. Young Tedo decides to return to Abkhazia to find his father. His challenges, as he makes his way back to the war-torn region of Abkhazia, are enormous. He finds that the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence, or bank. See trailer
Feb 25 Thur 9 am to 3 pm Slavic and Russian Book Sale
Language Fair, ASU Cady Mall at Hayden Library, AND inside Student Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe ASU Russian Language Club will sell 100s of donated books, journals and tapes (over 30 boxes of Russian language, literature, linguistics, Russian-Soviet studies, Polish, Ukrainian, ...) Prices: $5 max for the most expensive table books, most books for $1, some $0.50 or $0.25 each. Slavic, Polish, BCS [Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (Bosanski / Hrvatski / )], and other languages for sale in Memorial Union. Contact: Dr. Lee Croft for details.
Feb 25 thru Apr 29 Thursdays 6 pm Tucson Russian Film Series
History of Soviet & Post Soviet Film, the Spring Film Series RSSS 499 is shown FREE to the public at the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (underground) ILC-137, located down the big stairs, in front (north) of the Main Libary, E University Blvd (west of Cherry Ave), University of Arizoan, Tucson. Room ILC 137 is in the south-east corner, 60 seats. Each film will have a faculty introduction. Free viewing with English subtitles. Open to the community. Call 520-621-7341 for more information. Schedule of 5 films:
Feb 27 Sat 2 pm Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group
Club Red, 2155 E University Drive, Tempe -- It is our pleasure to announce ... That the beautiful, wonderful, lustful Bunny Boheme most of you actually know ;)  Will be appearing in her debut performance at Romantasy Cabaret! Tickets $18-$23. Hope to see you all there (I will be working the show too, although behind the camera Dmitri)
Feb 28 Sun 6 pm  TV: 60 Minutes: Battle Over History
CBS news TV program 60 Minutes segment on the Armenian Genocide, with an interview with Prof. Peter Balakian, author of Black Dog of Fate and The Burning Tigris, and co-translator/editor of Armenian Golgotha. Reporting the story is senior correspondent Bob Simon who said, "The Armenians call it their holocaustthe 1915 forced deportation and massacre of more than a million Armenians by the Turks. But the Turks and our own government have refused to call it genocide." See TV preview. Related news: On March 4, 2010, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will begin to mark-up H. Res. 252, the Armenian Genocide Resolution. Read the history, see the actual law, send a support e-mail to your Congressman.
Feb 28 Sun 8 pm Igor & The Red Elvises
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).

Mar 1 Mon 7:30 pm The Ottoman Armenians and the Question of Genocide
ASU Coor Hall, Room 174, (10th St. and Myrtle Ave., north of Gammage Auditorium) (See ASU Google map) Arizona State University, Tempe Dr. Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Michigan, presents the non-Russian nationalities of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, particularly those of the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia). How multinationality, processes of imperialism and nation-making shaped the state and society of that vast country. Biography on Ameninpedia.org. His publication list and 7 books online.
Mar 1 Mon 8 pm Igor & The Red Elvises
The Hut, 305 N. 4th Ave (north of 8th Street), Tucson 770.826.3848 Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).
Mar 2 Tues 7 pm Igor & The Red Elvises
Green Room, 15 N Agassiz Street (at 180 Highway), Old Town Flagstaff Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).
Mar 3, 10, 23, 31 Wednesdays 1 to 3 pm Jewish Motifs in Music of Russian Composers
Temple Emanu-El, 225 North Country Club Road (north of Broadway), Tucson This course taught by Dr. Alexander Tentser will focus on the music of Modest Moussorgsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovitch, and other Russian composers. The course will cover the social, political and cultural situation in Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries and will explore the influences of Eastern European Jewish musicians and Klezmer bands on classical music in Russia.    E-mail: temple@templeemanueltucson.org , phone: 520-327-4501   Registration Fees: $40 for members; $55 for non-members.
Mar 6 Sat 11 am Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group Brunch
The Good Egg, 13802 N. Scottsdale Road (north of Thunderbird), Scottsdale Due to the undying demand, we are having another Weekend Brunch! As usual, come have a late breakfast, a just on time brunch or early lunch. Or just have a drink and hang our with us. Hope to see you all there! Mikhail 11 people comming.
Mar 6 - 21 The Immigrant
  • Thursday 7 pm
  • Friday, Saturday 8 pm
  • Sunday 2 pm and 7 pm (Final Sunday 2 pm only)
PVCC Center for the Performing Arts, 18401 North 32nd Street, (4 blocks west of the 51 1/2 mile south of the 101 Phoenix, AZ 85032 Arizona Jewish Theatre Company performs A play by Mark Harelik subtitled A Hamilton County Album, this true story is about two Eastern European Jews who immigrated to a small Texas town in 1909. Inspired by his grandmothers photo album, Harelik tells the story of two out of the thousands of Jewish immigrants who ended up in the American Southwest through the Galveston Movement, which helped bring Russian Spiritual Christian Jumpers to Arizona. Free parking Tickets: Appropriate for 10 years and up.  $27 - $42 Adult/Senior, $25 Groups of 10 or more, $7 Student Rush at the door.
Mar 8 Sun Russian holiday: International Women's' Day
Women receive flowers, presents and are toasted by men.
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Mar 9 Tue 7:30 pm Moscow State Radio Symphony
Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street (at Center Street), Mesa Created out of a need for symphonic repertoire to be broadcast for the benefit of Russian citizens, the Moscow State Radio Symphony has become an internationally recognized orchestra. Under the direction of Alexei Kornjenko, this all Russian program will include guest pianist, Alexander Sinchuk. In addition to being named First Prize Winner of the 2009 Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition in Moscow, Mr. Sinchuk made his Carnegie Hall Solo Recital debut in Weill Recital Hall performing works of Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. The program includes: Rachmaninoff: 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43'; Rimsky-Korsakov: 'Scheherazade Symphonic Suite for Orchestra, Op. 35'; and 'Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 5.' program. Tickets: $26-$56
Mar 11 Thur 12 Noon Seeing Beyond the Russian State: Compiling and Translating a Collection of Tsarist Memoirs
ASU Social Sciences Building (SS), Room 109, (north of main Hayden Library) (See ASU Google map) Arizona State University, Tempe Brown bag lunch discussion hosted by ASU Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) Laurie Manchester and Robert Geraci.   Free and open to the public.
Mar 11 thru Apr 29 Thursdays 6 pm Tucson Russian Film Series
History of Soviet & Post Soviet Film, the Spring Film Series RSSS 499 is shown FREE to the public at the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (underground) ILC-137, located down the big stairs, in front (north) of the Main Libary, E University Blvd (west of Cherry Ave), University of Arizoan, Tucson. Room ILC 137 is in the south-east corner, 60 seats. Each film will have a faculty introduction. Free viewing with English subtitles. Open to the community. Call 520-621-7341 for more information. Schedule of 5 films:
Mar 19 Fri 9 pm to 2 am Russian Party (Spring boldness)
Acua, 7144 E Stetson Drive (south of Camelback Road, east of Scottsdale Road) Scottsdale Natasha's birthday party (in photo right) and Russian club night. DJs playing the newest in house, eletro, eruo, and Russian First drink is free before 10:30 pm Must be 21+, $5 cover charge. "Spring boldness" is like a general "Spring Break" when people emerge from the winter snow with a new spirit and courage, to get married, take a trip, do something different.
Mar 20 Sat 100th Anniversary Gala, Temple Emanu-El, Tucson
Temple Emanu-El, 225 North Country Club Road (north of Broadway), Tucson On March 20, 1910, two years before Arizona became a state, 13 members of the Tucson Jewish community gathered at the home of Mrs. Joseph Ferrin to organize and elect the Board of Directors for the first Jewish congregation in the territory of Arizona. The official name of this new congregation was The Hebrew Benevolent Society, a name later changed to Temple Emanu-El. Many founding families and current members were born in the Former Soviet Union. See Arizona Jewish Pioneers and Temple Emanu-El's 100 Year Celebration!.
Apr 1 thru Apr 29 Thursdays 6 pm Tucson Russian Film Series
History of Soviet & Post Soviet Film, the Spring Film Series RSSS 499 is shown FREE to the public at the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (underground) ILC-137, located down the big stairs, in front (north) of the Main Libary, E University Blvd (west of Cherry Ave), University of Arizoan, Tucson. Room ILC 137 is in the south-east corner, 60 seats. Each film will have a faculty introduction. Free viewing with English subtitles. Open to the community. Call 520-621-7341 for more information. Schedule of 5 films:
Apr 1  Thur 8 pm Natasha Koroleva & Tarzan Concert
Moon Valley High School Auditorium, 3625 W Cacturs Rd (at 35 Ave), Phoenix "Love without Rules" Tickets from Anna 480-820-0285, or Russian stores: Yasha From Russia, European Food Market
Apr 3 Sat 1:30 to 2:20 pm Effective Networking
Chandler Senior Center, 202 E. Boston St., Chandler Laid Off Camp Phoenix, Networking expert Gelie Akhenblit, founder of NetworkingPhoenix.com, will discuss how to build and nourish an effective network Tickets: $5, Free for the unemployed.
Apr 3 Sat 7 pm Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group
Hava Java, Cambelback East Village, 3166 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix It's coffee time. Or may be tea. We will most likely be on the back patio, so go through the coffee shop and out the rear door. 8 are coming.
Apr 8 Thur 9:30am to 10:15am Loca Rosa at GCC International Festival
Central Mall, Glendale Community College International Festival 2010, 6000 West Olive Avenue (Dunlap at 59 Avenue), Glendale Festival runs 2 days, April 7 and 8. Loca Rosa (Wild Rose) opens the 2nd day of the festival with "Traditional Old World Russian & Yiddish Folk Songs & Fables". Free and open to the public. See other performances, food, handicrafts, and exhibits from many lands. Festival ends at 2 pm each day.   Information: 623.845.3135 Annual Festival sponsored by GCC International Education Program Contact Loca Rosa, Tish Dvorkin, 480.986.6016, Email, Website , VideoArizona Commission on the Arts profile, Dynamic & unique costumed performances presenting traditional cultures.
Apr 8-15 Phoenix Film Festival
Harkins Scottsdale/101-14 Theatre, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd (101 Loop Freeway at Sctosdale Road), Phoenix No FSU films posted yet,


  

Apr 9 Fri 7 pm Concert 3: Cellos and Russians
Evenings With Musicanova at Windgate Ranch, 18570 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale Soloist Jeffrey Solow will explain and illustrate the fascinating and tortured history of the Prokofiev Cello Concerto, how it evolved from this to the much better known Symphony-Concerto (under the influence of such diverse forces as Stalin and Rostropovich!) and why we are bringing it back to its pristine beginnings for this concert  Jeffrey Solow is currently Associate Professor of Music, Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple University. Tickets: $50 Information: 480-585-4767.
Apr 10 Sat  9 am to 3 pm Southern Arizona Language Fair
University of Arizona, Center of Campus (Outside stage in the patio area north of Student Union and south of the Second Street parking garage), Tucson Watch K-16 language students perform and compete in art, music, dance, drama, poetry, prose, games (some cash prizes). Multinational booths. Activities for all ages. Registration and editing must be completed online by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 20, 2009.
The online registration site will be disabled after this deadline. Judges needed for Russian, Romanian and Czech languages  No experience needed. The Judges Orientation meeting takes place in the Modern Languages Building auditorium, room 350 at 9:15 am immediately following the opening ceremony. Contact: David Rutledge, International School of Tucson, 520-406-0552.
Apr 10 Sat  12:30 to 4 pm Germans from Russia Meeting
Glendale Public Library, Foothills Branch. 19055 N 57th Avenue (north of Union Hills Drive), Glendale Program to be announced
Apr 10 Sat 8 pm Igor & The Red Elvises
Plush, 340 E. 6th Street, Tucson - 520-798-1298 Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).
Apr 11 Sun 4 pm Forbidden Music VII: Soviet Persecutions
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale
Musica Nova performs three pieces by Russian composers. Information: 480-994-2787
www.musicanovaaz.org
www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org
Apr 11 Sun 8 pm Igor & The Red Elvises
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).
Apr 16 Fri 1:30 pm Ukrainian Foreign Policy
Coor Building, Room 4403, Arizona State University, Tempe The Particular Direction of Ukrainian Foreign Policy: Historical, Political & Economic Background of the Relations between Ukraine and Asian Countries. Free lecture by Prof. Makar Taran, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. His research interests are the history of the Far East, US-China-Taiwan relations, and the foreign policy of Ukraine. He currently is serving as a Fulbright Fellow in the ASU School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. Tarans publications include:
  • The Democratization of Taiwan and U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia (Znannya Society, 2002) [In Ukrainian],
  • The Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1995-96: The Three Parts Key to Incentives and Patterns of Behavior (World of Orient 2007 No. 4) [In Ukrainian],
  • Not Friends but not Enemies: USChina Relations on the Verge of Centuries (Attaché: Military Diplomacy 2007 No. 3) [In Russian].
Apr 16 Fri 7 pm Lyra Russian Ensemble of St. Petersburg
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 13720 West Thomas Road (1/2 mile west of Dysart Road),  Avondale Lyra () choir performs Russian folk music, songs, romances, and arias from operas by Russian and foreign composers including Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky. Lyra wants to introduce you to the enormous musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, and traditions of Russian folk music, its history and culture. Tickets: $25 General Admission, $50 Prime Preferred, $10 Students.
Apr 17 Sat 10 am to 9 pm Polish Festival
Apr 18 Sun 10 am to 6 pm More
Polish Pastoral Mission: Our Lady of Czestochowa, 2828 W. Country Gables Drive (at 28 Drive, 1/2 mile south of Greenway), Phoenix, AZ 85053 Live entertainment, Great food and imported beer, Games for kids, Polish Souvenirs, Businesses and much more! The festival is dedicated in memory of people  that lost their lives on April 10th, 2010 in tragic airplane crashed in Smoleńsk.  Let us unite together in prayer and celebration of their lives. FREE Admission FREE Parking
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      Food
      Entertainment
Raffle
  • Pierogi (cheese, potatoes), (sauerkraut, mushrooms), (cottage cheese)
  • Nalesniki - Crapes with cottage cheese
  • Golabki - Cabbage Rolls
  • Bigos - Hunter's stew
  • Kielbasa - Sausage with sauerkraut
  • Kaszanka - Buckwheat sausage
  • Placki - Potato pancakes
  • Beer, Coffee, tea, soda
  • European pastry and cakes
  • Lajkonik - Tucson, AZ
  • Giewont- Highlanders ansamble Halny
  • Polish group of Scouts from Phoenix
  • Schola - children's choire, John Paul II Polish School
  • Paderewski Choire
  • Tomasz Paisecki
  • $1,500 - Trip to Warsaw, Poland
  • $600.00 - 2 tickets anywhere in US
  • 42 LCD Color TV
  • Laptop Computer
  • Silver natural stone necklace, earrings and ring
  • GPS
  • Portable DVD
  • Natural Water Pearls
  • 3 $50 gift cards
  • dinner, haircut
  • + more prizes
Apr 18 Sun 11 am Scottsdale Russian Expat Meetup Group
Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S McClintock Dr. (NE corner at Southern Ave) Tempe  We are back on with our Sunday morning brunch. Location is again at Gold Bar Espresso in Tempe. Have a late breakfast, brunch, early lunch or simply hang out! I do recommend a coffee or some crepes so they love us more. Cheap coffee, priceless conversations!
Apr 18 Sun 12-noon to 5pm Blue Guitar Festival of the Arts
Arizona State University West, La Sala Auditorium, 4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale. FREE event hoted by ASU Kurdish Youth Club and Arizona Consortium for the Arts. Performances by:
  • Arizona Classical Kids Musicians
  • Arizona School of Classical Ballet
  • Filipino Martial Arts by two sisters,
    Nikki and Grace Tordil,
    6th-grade, Luke Elementary School
  • Singer, Acoustic Guitarist Neil Dicks
  • Opera Singer Maria Restivo
  • Singer, Acoustic Guitarist Jonathan Gabriel
  • Singer Edna Elizabeth Abeyasundra
  • Musician Vincent Alexander Chavez
  • SMUDD Rock and Roll Band
  • Readings from Blue Guitar Magazine 
  • Other artists.
  • Special guests promoting arts and culture.
Apr 22 Thur 7 pm   Ancient and Sacred Music
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave. (at Copper Basin), Prescott Piano Concert: Ancient and Sacred Music. Music of the Inner Search: Asian Songs, Eastern Qrthodox Chants, Great Temple Hymns, and Dances of the Sayyids and Dervishes of G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann. Pianist: Stafford Ordahl, Trinity For George Ivanovich Gurdjieff was born in Russian Armenia and traveled widely on a spiritual quest to remote places in the Middle East and Central Asia more than 100 years ago. During these journeys, he heard the music of many ethnic traditions at remote temples and monasteries as he studied their rituals, dance and music. Gurdjieff was convinced that this music preserved essential characteristics of different cultures and conveyed deeper religious meanings that cannot be expressed in words. Later, in collaboration with the composer Thomas de Hartmann, Gurdjieff s musical recollections evolved into hundreds of pieces of sacred piano music, not only for students in the Gurdjieff work, but for those who heard the music and were touched by its unique range of impressions. Tickets 928-771-8998 or 928-925-0154. E-mail: 4thway.az@gmai|.com or write to: Gurdjieff Foundation of Prescott, PO. Box 3967, Prescott, AZ 86302.
Apr 24 Sat 10 am Grand Opening Ceremony MIM
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), 4725 East Mayo Boulevard (at Tatum Blvd, south of 101-Loop Freeway), Phoenix "The worlrd's first global musical instrument museum". The two-story museum has 180,000 square feet, with 75,000 square feet for exhibits, 300-seat auditorium, conservation laboratory open for viewing, and recording studio and galleries where visitors can see and hear instruments being played on video, restaurant, family center, and store. 12,000+ instruments are in 300+ displays showing ~200 countries and territories in the world. Russia and Former Soviet Union countries have multiple displays with subsections for different types of ethnic, folk, and tribal music. Some instruments are more than 50 years old.  is on display..Guests use wireless headsets to hear the instruments being played, or play yourself. Museum is organized by continent and country. Some displays announced: 27 instrumets from Ukraine and Carpathian Mountain region. See bandura from Lviv, the national instrument of Ukraine. A contemporary Ukrainian wedding procession is shown. See Hunn Huur Tu, from Tuva Republic, Russian Federation, performing in June. See Press Release (Feb 10),
Apr 24 Fri 3 pm Armenian Genocide Requeim Service and Program
Armenian Martyrs Memorial, Wesley Bolin Memorial Park (north side, east of State Capital), 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix Rev. Fr. Zacharia Saribekyan, Armenian Apostolic Church, invites you to attend, participate and pray with him, as he conducts the annual requeim service in observance of a day of remembrance for the 1.5 million Armenians who lost their lives to genocide, the injustices of the Ottomon Empire in 1915. The requeim service will be followed by a short commemoration program. 100s attended. Youth in red shirts stating "Genocide" coordinated the event. Guest speakers presented declarations from State of Arizona Govenor. Representative of religious organizations concurred. History and poems of genocide were presented in English and Armenian languages. Pictures below show (1) placing flowers on memorial after requeim prayer, (2) memorial with flowers, (3) sign, and (4) moment of silence before speakers. See pictures for 2009.
Apr 27 Tues 1 pm to 2:30 pm Migration Trends in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Implications for Economic Development and National Security
Coor Building, Room 4411, Arizona State University, Tempe Free lecture by Dr. Elena Zimovina ( ), associate professor in the Department of Archeology, Ethnology, and Native History at Buketov Karaganda State University in Karaganda, Kazakhstan ( . ). Her field of scientific interest is the demographic and migration processes in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. She currently is serving as an Open Society Institute Fellow and is a member of the European Society of Central Asian Studies (ESCAS). This event is sponsored by the ASU Melikian Center and the ASU Center for Population Dynamics (CePoD). Papers, publications, lectures:
Apr 29 Thur 4 pm -
Engineering Research Center (ERC) ASU, room 490, ASU Tempe campus   RUSTEC - Russian Science, Technology and Education Consortia holds its first meeting to establilsh a center for promotion of research, business and edcuation collaboration between the former Soviet Union and Arizona. Contact Dr. Anatoli Konkin, ASU, phone: 480-965-087.
Apr 29 Thursdays 6 pm Tucson Russian Film Series
History of Soviet & Post Soviet Film, the Spring Film Series RSSS 499 is shown FREE to the public at the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (underground) ILC-137, located down the big stairs, in front (north) of the Main Libary, E University Blvd (west of Cherry Ave), University of Arizona, Tucson. Room ILC 137 is in the south-east corner, 60 seats. Each film will have a faculty introduction. Free viewing with English subtitles. Open to the community. Call 520-621-7341 for more information. Schedule of 5 films
Apr 30 Fri 1:30 pm The Aral Sea Catastrophe: Causes & Disastrous Effects of the Disappearing Sea
Coor Building, Room 4411, Arizona State University, Tempe Free lecture by Zebosha Muradimova, Instructor of English, Sheykhantahur Academic Lyceum, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Ms. Muradimova received her degree in English Philology from the Uzbek World Languages University (Tashkent). Her areas of teaching and research interest include: second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and American literature. She is a member of the UZTEA (Uzbekistan Teachers of English Association). She currently is serving as an Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at ASU and is teaching Uzbek. The Fulbright FLTA program is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Institute of International Education. Sponsored by the ASU Melikian Center.
Aug 6 Fri 11 am Armenian Church Seniors Group
Upper Room, St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Ms. Arpie Dadoyan. She will present a short program of humor, story-telling and song! Please come and join us with our talented guest. Bring your lunch, join Der Zacharia and our group.
Aug 14 Sat 3 pm to 10 pm Pool Party at Katee and Joel's place
4707 E. Ardmore Rd, Phoenix Bring your own food, drink, chips, meat for the barbeque grill and/or a salad to share, or not share, whatever. Bring your favorite jokes and good mood. Bring the kids, or don't bring them. We'll end at 10 pmt or when all leave. You must RSVP online. Guests limited to 12 people. To get instructions to enter the gated community e-mail or call Katee or Joel 480.223.7154
Aug 15 Sun 10 am to noon Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary & Blessing of the Grapes
St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ The Ladies Society will prepare a madagh luncheon for the occassion. For more information about your contributions for the purchase of grapes or lamb (for Madagh), please call Sylvia Hagopian @ 602-971-3471 or Doreen Kaprelian @ 602-750-9940 as soon as possible.
Aug 17 to Sep 9 Tues & Thur Russian-language immersion-workshops for children
International School of Tucson, "Open the World to your Child",  1730 North First Avenue (at Lester Ave), Tucson, AZ 85719 For children ages 3-5 years old (6-7 pm) and 6-8 years old (7-8 pm):
  • Session 1 Aug 17 to Sept 9
  • Session 2 Sept 14 to Oct 14
  • Session 3 Oct 2 to Nov 18
  • Session 4 Nov 9 to Nov 30
Aug 20 Fri 6 to 7 pm Community of AZ Health Fair
Upper Room, St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Presentations by Dr Steve Ovanessoff and Dr Ted Khachaturian. Spread the word to your family and friends and ask those people you know who work in the medical industry if they're interested to join us for the evening to expand the presentation with their material, too. Please contact Der Zacharia @ 480-252-5131.

Aug 21 Sat 11 am Folk Ensemble practice
Holy Archangels Orthodox Church (ROCOR), 2037 East Desert Lane (south of Baseline Road), Phoenix Russian and Slavic dance and song group now practicing Saturdays to perform at the Russian Festival and other events. Costumes being made. Adults and kids welcome. Director and trainer is a professional Russian dancer, Veronica. E-mail veraveronica@msn.com, phone: 602-549-24-47. Or e-mail  julia@arizonarussianfestival.org
Aug 29 Sun Noon to 3 pm St. Apkar Summer Bible Camp (free).
St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Free for all children 3 to 14 years old. Sunday School/Armenian Language School registrations for the 2010-11 school year will be accepted too. Contact Donna via Email at donn@zabellegroup.com.
Sep 1 Wed 11:45 am to 1 pm Vanishing Phoenix: A Look at Historic Phoenix & Preservation
ASU Coor Hall, Room 4403, (10th St. and Myrtle Ave., north of Gammage Auditorium) (See ASU Google map) Arizona State University, Tempe Public History Brown Bag Series: Robert Melikian shows the beauty that was Phoenix the craftsmanship, the art, the charm, the magnificent attention to detail of the buildings Phoenix produced in the past and he asks: why does all that live only in our memories? Robert's grandparents excaped the Armenian genocide, and his family has extensively supported Arizona Armenian and Russian causes.
Sep 1 Wed 11:45 am to 1 pm Vanishing Phoenix: A Look at Historic Phoenix & Preservation
ASU Coor Hall, Room 4403, (10th St. and Myrtle Ave., north of Gammage Auditorium) (See ASU Google map) Arizona State University, Tempe Public History Brown Bag Series: Robert Melikian shows the beauty that was Phoenix the craftsmanship, the art, the charm, the magnificent attention to detail of the buildings Phoenix produced in the past and he asks: why does all that live only in our memories? Robert's grandparents excaped the Armenian genocide, and his family has extensively supported Arizona Armenian and Russian causes.
Sep 11 Sat 9 am to 2 pm Job Interviews, Russian-speaking Customer Service Representatives
LogistiCare, 4832 E. McDowell Rd., Ste 100 (Arcadia Corporate Park), Phoenix LogistiCare is a national transportation management company. Full-time jobs for experienced call center candidates. Qualifications:
  • 1-year in-bound Call Center experience and/or prior customer service experience with heavy phone volume and data entry required
  • Flexibility with work schedule is required; must be available to work immediately
  • A high school diploma or GED, with a stable work history
  • Strong demonstrated customer service ability & excellent written / verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to accurately type 35+ corrected WPM, LogistiCare pre-hire assessment
  • Ability to follow directions, catch on quickly and show attention to detail
  • Bi-lingual Russian/English a plus
  • First fill out online https://www3.apply2jobs.com/logisticare
  • Bring current resume
  • Interviews only on Saturday, September 11, 9am to 2pm.
Sept 14 to Oct 14 Tues & Thur Russian-language immersion-workshops for children
International School of Tucson, "Open the World to your Child",  1730 North First Avenue (at Lester Ave), Tucson, AZ 85719 For children ages 3-5 years old (6-7 pm) and 6-8 years old (7-8 pm):
  • Session 1 Aug 17 to Sept 9
  • Session 2 Sept 14 to Oct 14
  • Session 3 Oct 2 to Nov 18
  • Session 4 Nov 9 to Nov 30
Sep 16- Jan 2 Extending the Runway : Tatiana Sorokko Style
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery and Lewis Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue (at McDowell Road) Phoenix International supermodel, journalist and collector, Tatiana Sorokko is putting her historically-important couture wardrobe on display. First show in US from the Russian Fashion Museum [c ], All-Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts [ - ], Moscow (Apr 2-May 1, 2010), 60 historical garments and accessories. Sorokko is the first Russian super model to achieve international success. She was a physics/science student in Moscow, auditioned by agency looking for new models, moved to Paris in 1990, and became a top model for major designers, appeared in fashion magazines. Currently she is a contributing editor to American Harper's Bazaar interviewing and styling photo shoots of notable subjects all over the world. Named to the International Top 100 Best Dressed list by American Vogue in 2000 and the Best Dressed Women of All Time list by Harper's Bazaar in 2007. Exhibit Hours. Price: $10, $8 age 65 and older and students with ID, $4 ages 6-17, free for members and age 5 and younger. Everyone free on Wednesdays 3-9 pm. 'Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style' Makes U.S. Debut at Phoenix Art Museum, PR Newswire, Sept 16 20 photos of exhibit TV video from Sept. 20 Martha Stewart Show.
Sep 18, 19 Sat, Sun 3 Armenian Church Anniversaries, Banquet, Guests
St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ
  • 1st anniversary of the consecration of St Apkar Armenian Church,
  • 15th anniversary of the mortgage burning for Armenian Church Cultural Centre, Melikian Hall
  • 19th anniversary Armenian Independence Day, with a gala Banquet 6 pm Saturday evening
Sep 23 Thurs 8 pm   Igor & The Red Elvises
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).
Sep 24 Fri 7:30 pm Vanishing Phoenix: A Look at Historic Phoenix & Preservation
Upper Room, St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Robert Melikian shows the beauty that was Phoenix the craftsmanship, the art, the charm, the magnificent attention to detail of the buildings Phoenix produced in the past and he asks: why does all that live only in our memories? Robert's grandparents excaped the Armenian genocide, and his family has extensively supported Arizona Armenian and Russian causes.  He sill sgn his 2 books: Hotel San Carlos and Vanishing Phoenix.
Sep 24 Fri 8 pm Igor & The Red Elvises
Plush, 340 E. 6th Street, Tucson - 520-798-1298 Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).
Oct 1 Fri 4 to 9 pm Tucson Slavic Festival
Oct 2
Sat 4 to 9 pm Continued
7th Annual Tucson Slavic Festival at St. Melany's Byzantine Catholic Church, 1212 North Sahuara Ave (North of Speedway between Craycroft and Wilmot, behind Speedway Golds Gym), Tucson, AZ 85711 Celebrating the food, music and culture of our Slavic culture   Food: galupki, pirogy, keilbasa, solony kapusta, pivo, ... Dancing, Music, Gifts, Games, Prizes Bazil Dear's Funland for Kids:  pony carosel, petting zoo, cart rides, jumping castle, .   Listen to more music at AZBalaika.org or Richka.com and Watch videos at AZBalaika.org or Richka.com. Admission: $3  7 of 8 perfomances are Slavic:

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Oct 2 - 5 Scottsdale International Film Festival
2 new films from Eastern Europe of 27 films. Each shown twice.
Theaters 1, 3,4, Harkins Camelview, 7001 East Highland Avenue (Camelback Rd. & Goldwater Blvd.), Scottsdale Tickets: $8, $10.


Oct 2 Sat 11:15 am Protektor
Oct 3 Sun 4:40 pm
2009, Drama, 100 min., Languages: Czech and German, English Subtitles
A Czech journalist joins a Prague radio station what broadcasts Nazi propaganda in order to protect his Jewish wife. However, as the Nazi rule over Czechoslovakia calls for more and more collaboration, his relationship with his wife spirals downward. Awards: Denver International Film Festival, Oscar contender. Film web site.


Oct 3 Sun 9:30 am The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner
Oct 4 Mon 6:10 pm    
2009, Black Comedy, 110 min., Bulgarian with English Subtitles
In 1980, Alexanders parents decide to emigrate and they leave Bulgaria. After a distressing passage though Yugoslavia and Italy, the family finally settles in Germany. When the political climate changes, they decide to visit their home country once more, but they are involved in a car accident and only Alex survives. His grandfather, Vasil, goes to see the young man, now suffering from memory loss, but when he sees that the pills prescribed for him by the German doctors arent working, he opts for his own course of therapy. He takes the self-assured young man home, to a picturesque Bulgarian town, where Alex starts remembering snippets of his childhood. However, grandpa realizes that he has no right to take control of his grandsons life. Based on the autobiographical novel by Iliya Troyanov.
5 awards. Film web site.
Oct 2 to Nov 18 Tues & Thur Russian-language immersion-workshops for children
International School of Tucson, "Open the World to your Child",  1730 North First Avenue (at Lester Ave), Tucson, AZ 85719 For children ages 3-5 years old (6-7 pm) and 6-8 years old (7-8 pm):
  • Session 1 Aug 17 to Sept 9
  • Session 2 Sept 14 to Oct 14 
  • Session 3 Oct 2 to Nov 18
  • Session 4 Nov 9 to Nov 30
Oct 3 Sun 12:30 pm AYCO Community Picnic
Boat Dock Ramada (blue roof in lake), El Dorado Park, 2311 N. Miller Road (Miller is 76 Street, at Oak Street), Scottsdale Try to park in lot on Murray Lane, across from Community Center. Barbque gyros or kebobb sold 1 to 3 pm. Food, games, backgammon, soccer, ... Armenian Youth Cultural Organization (AYCO) Contact: Peter Touresian <peteyt23@gmail.com>
Oct 5 Tue 8 pm   Elysium / Russian Punk Rock
The Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd. (2 blocks north of McKellips St.), Scottsdale (480.947.3580) Elysium is one of Russian punk-stage leaders. Its a bright and timely rock band basing its creativity on exclusive synthesis of punk-rock and metal, grunge, ska and reggae. Contemporary solid sound of the band features precise rhythm section, guitar drive, pronounced grunt-horn and cello, and also a sonorous vocal and lyrical intonation. Elysiums music style, Cosmos-Rock (Space-Rock). It has no equals in Russia, or Europe. Tickets: $10. 3 free tickets to first 3 people who e-mail request to News@RussianAZ.org
Oct 8 Fri 7:30 pm   Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Oct 9 Sat 3 pm & 7:30 pm Repeat
Oct 10 Sun 2 pm & 5 pm Repeat
Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams St., Downtown Phoenix Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. European-style clowns, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented performing pets. See his book You Can Train Your Cat: Secrets of a Master Cat Trainer. Tickets:  $35 adults, $15 children 18 and younger. 602-262-7272. Get 2 for 1 adult tickets for Oct 8 Donate for Tickets: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater donated 100 tickets to raise money for HALO Animal Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter at 5231 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix. 2 tickets for $50 only from HALO 602-971-9222.   Las Vegas traveling pet show will kick off tour in Phoenix: Traveling performer uses rescue animals to entertain audiences, Arizona Republic, Sept 10, 2010. See video ad for Las Vegas show.
Oct 8 Fri 4 pm   Geisha A Go Go Pre-weekend Happy Hour!
Restaurant: Geisha A Go Go, 7150 E. 6th Ave (north of Osborn Road), Oldtown Scottsdale (phone: 480-699-0055) Sergei Voronov invites you to meet him and other Russians for "happy hour", buy a drink and get free snacks (zakuski). Potstickers taste like good quality Russian pelmeni.
Oct 13 Wed 7 pm Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Berger Performing Arts Center, Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd. (1 mile west of I-10 Freeway), Tucson Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. European-style clowns, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented performing pets. See his book You Can Train Your Cat: Secrets of a Master Cat Trainer. Tickets: www.TIX.com, (800) 595-4TIX (4849) $22.50 to $19.50 adult, $14 child 12 and under. Seating chart.
Oct  14 Thur 7 pm Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Orpheum Theater, 15 W Aspen Ave (at Beaver St, 1 block north of I-89 Highway, 1 block east of 180 Highway), Old Town Flagstaff Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. European-style clowns, amazing juggling and balancing acts, and of course, very talented performing pets. See his book You Can Train Your Cat: Secrets of a Master Cat Trainer. Tickets: www.OrpheumPresents.com or phone: 928-556-1580. Adults  $27.06 to $21.88, Kids (12 and Under): $16.67. Doors open 7 pm. Show starts 8 pm.
Oct 15 Fri 7:30 pm The Armenian in America
Upper Room, St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Historin Stepan Partamian presents his latest book The Armenian in America: A photographic journey through the Armenian-American landscape, large format (9"x12"), 300 pages, published April 2010. He is the first to travel across the United States and document landmarks that have a reference to Armenian life. Research began in October 2006. In 2009 he visited all 50 US states to photograph all American-Armenian institutions, organizations, churches, and other establishments. Partamian is a radio talk show host in California, a community activist, entrepreneur and President of the Armenian Arts Fund. See sample photos.
Oct 16 Sat pm Trio de musique
2010-11 Friends of Music "Dazzling Bouquet of Music" Concert Series, Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ, 122 N. Craycroft Road (north of Broadway Blvd.), Tucson Music by French, German and Russian Composers for flute, violin and piano performed by Christine Harper, and husband and wife Anna Gendler and Alexander Tentser. Tickets: $15. Phone: 520-745-6237. Anna Gendler is a graduate of the Moscow Conservator, a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 1991, performs with the Tucson Syphony String Quartet and Flute Trio, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in New York State, and the Music in the Mountains festival in California. Anna is the author of the Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA) curriculum, and is on the faculty of Pima Community College. Alexander Tentser, born in Kiev, Ukraine, student of piano at age 4, Gnesin Music College, Moscow, violinist with New York Philharmonic, guest soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He received a full scholarship for doctoral studies at the University of Arizona, received a Creative Achievement Award and won the President's Concerto Competition. He frequently performs with his wife, violinist Anna Gendler, and with the Daystar Chamber Ensemble, Duo Alexander, and is conductor for the Arizona Balalaikas.
Oct 17 Sun Noon Amenian Literature Lunch & Program
Melikian Center, St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Hye Ways presents its Annual Armenian Literature Afternoon in celebration of Armenian Cultural Month with an Armenian luncheon and program immediately following the Church service. This year, we dedicate the occasion to the 100th anniversary of Khatchig Tashdents [Khachig/Khatcheg/Khacig/Jachig Tashdentz] who translated most of Shakespeares comedies into Armenian. Special guest appearance by singer, song writer Arpie Dadoyan. Donation:  $10 per person Contact: Artin Knadjian 480-614-8198, apokna@cox.net
Oct 22 Fri 6 to 8:30 pm Cocktail Reception for Tatiana Sorokko
Oct 23 Sat 11:30 am to 3 pm Contemporary Fashion and Collecting

Ellman Fashion Design Gallery and Lewis Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum,
1625 N. Central Avenue (at McDowell Road) Phoenix RSVP for reception by Oct 19 to 602-307-2011, or aci-rsvp@cox.net Contemporary Fashion and Collecting: A conversation with Tatiana Sorokko, Glenda Bailey (Harper's Bazar Editor-in-chief), and coulture designers James Galanos and Ralph Rucci. Discuss the craftmanship and unique designs of contemporary fachion. New collection peices will be unveiled and discussed for the first time.
  • 11:30   Arrivals
  • Noon Presentation and conversation
  • 1 pm Lunch by Arcadia Farms
  • 2 pm Tour Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style, hosted by Tatiana Sorokko
  • Donation Tickets   $100, $250, $2500
  • Presented by Arizona Costume Institute
Oct 23 Sat 9 am to 2 pm Opera "Boris Godunov"
The Met: "Live in HD" series is shown at 3 theatres:
  • AMC Mesa Grand 24, 1645 S. Stapley Drive Mesa
  • AMC Westgate 20, 9400 W. Hanna Lane (101 Freeway at Northern Ave), Glendale
  • AMC Arrowhead Town Center 14, 7700 W. Bell Road, Suite 1079 (east of 101 Freeway, north of Bell Road), Glendale
René Pape takes on one of the greatest bass roles in a new production by Stephen Wadsworth. Valery Gergiev conducts Mussorgskys epic spectacle that captures the suffering and ambition of a nation, with Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Ognovenko, and Ekaterina Semenchuk leading the huge cast. Valery Gergiev; Ekaterina Semenchuk, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Oleg Balashov, Evgeny Nikitin, René Pape, Mikhail Petrenko, Vladimir Ognovenko Live show from New York City's Metropolitan Opera direct to 3 movie screens in Phoenix. New production of Modest Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov," which tells the story of the Russian ruler, Tsar Boris Godunov, during the early phase of the Russian political upheaval. Hosted by the Phoenix Opera. Tickets at door: $18 - $22 : $22, $20 senior, $18 children.
Oct 23 Sat 11 am to 4 pm Germans from Russia: Oktoberfest
AZ Sun Chapter at the Leisure World, Recreation Center II Promenade, Pool-side Patio, 908 South Power Road, Mesa Program: Germans from Russia Genealogy Round Table: 10 minutes each from Hilde Wasnick, R. Dale Copsey, Jim Messer, and Ed Bischoff. Each will discuss their family history research to date including why their families moved from the Germanic States and why they left Russia.   Lunch: The Chapter will provide brats (sausage), sauerkraut, rolls, condiments and beverages. You bring a potluck dish to share: If your surname begins with A-K bring a salad or vegetable dish. If your surname begins with L-Z bring a desert. And you bring your own table service (fork, spoon, plate, napkins). A donation of $5 each will be expected from all. If you plan to attend, please e-mail Herb & Esther Babitzke babithe@cox.net, or phone 480-641-3711 no later than Tuesday, October 21. We must have your name to l know how many brats and kraut to buy, and so the gatekeepers will let you in this gated community. Parking may be at a premium around our rec building due to the construction, but you can park along the street near the Promenade.  Directions from the West side to Leisure World is: Take US 60 east until you reach Power Road. Exit here and turn left (north) over the freeway. Go north 1/2 mile to Southern and turn left (west) past the shopping center. Go for about 1/2 mile to the first traffic light, Leisure World Blvd. Turn right (north) to a security kiosk. Give the security person your name and tell him that you are going to the Germans from Russia Picnic at the promenade behind Rec 2. Drive 1/2 north to Rec 2 parking and walk to the rear of the building around the left side. About this time you should see us in the promenade area.   If you are coming from anywhere else, go to Power Road and head south to Southern Ave.  Go west on Southern until you come to the first opening into Leisure World Blvd. In any case you should enter at the south gate on Southern Ave across from the shopping center, then go north 1/2 mile to the swimming pool recreation center area parking lot.   To get the newsletter for the Arizona Sun Chapter of the AHSGR, pay $10 local dues by October 23 to: Ed Bischoff, 6318 E. Portia St,  Mesa, AZ 85215, or at the meeting. To join the American Historical Society of Germans From Russia, pay $60 which includes the local membership and newsletter. More on Facebook E-mail: Larry Haas
Oct 25 Sun 9:30 am Armenian Badarak
Pilgramage to Tucson from Armenian Cultural Center, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, to Grace St. Paul Church,2331 E. Adams Street, Tucson, AZ. Badarak 12 Noon. Luncheon afterwards. Hye Ways Literature Program, Armenian cultural month. Call Suzie 480-545-9089 for more information and/or to join carpool.
Oct 30 Sat 11 am to 12 noon Amenian Folk Tales Come to Life
Upper Room, St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Sylva Natalie Manoogian, Graduate student at UCLA and Manager, International Languages Department, Central Library of Los Angeles, present's "Gar oo Chee Gar or "There Was and There Wasn't" : Armnenian Folk Tales Come to Life.Wear costumes. Refreshments, games. The Armenian-American Halloween replacement for all ages.
Oct 31 Sun 6 pm Concert: "Santo Subito" by Piotr Rubik
Polish Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 2828 Country Gables Drive, (east of I-17 Freeway, 1/2 miles south of Greenway Rd), Celebrate the 32th anniversary of the papacy and the upcoming beatification of John Paul II, with Polish composer Piotr Rubik <www.rubik.pl> . See sample video of concert. Tickets at all5 Polish stores in Phoenix
Nov 3 Wed 7 pm Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery and Lewis Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue (at McDowell Road) Phoenix Lecture and book signing by Tatiana Sorokko, model and contributing editor to Harper's Bazaar, who discusses her vintage clothing collection on view. Hear more about her life in the glamorous world of high fashion, her unique approach to style and stories about individual ensembles in the exhibition. Sorokko is the first Russian super model to achieve international success. She was a physics/science student in Moscow, auditioned by agency looking for new models, moved to Paris in 1990, and became a top model for major designers, appeared in fashion magazines. Stay for Q&A [questions and answers] and book-signing with Ms. Sorokko after the talk. Book-exhibit catalogue: Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style, hardcover, 127 pages, $50 Admission free on Wednesdays 3-9 pm.
November 4  Tue Russian Holiday:
Day of Peoples Unity, or Day of National Unity The newest official Russian holiday first celebrated in on Nov. 4, 2005. This "Unity Day" replaces the former "Day of Accord and Reconciliation" (Nov. 7) which had already replaced the Soviet "October Revolution Day". The anniversary of the socialist revolution of October 1917, which established communist power, still survives. The system is gone, but many still cling to the custom. Also translated: "Civil Unity Day:, and "Peace and Harmony Day":  Radio Free Europe: New Russian Holiday Has More Behind It Than National Unity
Nov 6, 7 Sat, Sun ArmeniaFEST
St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ Annual Amenian festival, food, music, dance, kid games, more food, drink, ... Admission $1.
  • Chicken kebabs barbequed chicken on a stick
  • Sarma stuffed grape leaves
  • Boureg spinach and cheese
  • Lahmejun Armenian pizza
Nov 9 to 30 Tues & Thur Russian-language immersion-workshops for children
International School of Tucson, "Open the World to your Child",  1730 North First Avenue (at Lester Ave), Tucson, AZ 85719 For children ages 3-5 years old (6-7 pm) and 6-8 years old (7-8 pm):
  • Session 1 Aug 17 to Sept 9
  • Session 2 Sept 14 to Oct 14
  • Session 3 Oct 2 to Nov 18
  • Session 4 Nov 9 to Nov 30
Nov 11 Thurs 8 pm   Igor & The Red Elvises
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).
Nov 12 Fri 8 pm Igor & The Red Elvises
The Hut, 305 N. 4th Ave, Tucson - 770-826-3848 Red Elvises (formerly Limpopo) are the best of Russian rock and roll: "Czars of Rock 'n' Roll, Politburo of Pop, Bolsheviks of Boogie". Taking North America by storm by touring to support their new CD, "Drinking With Jesus", these post fab-four developed the ideal music for beer guzzling and dancing 'till you drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.   Price: $10.  Phone 602-265-4842 Listen to their music (MP3).
Nov 15-19 First International workshop of RUSTEC
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Russian Science, Technology and Education Consortia

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5 days of morning plenary sessions, afternoon panel discussions and individual and small group meetings and evening networking and social events. Held at various locations at Arizona State University, Tempe, and in Phoenix. Forum for academic, industrial and government organizations from USA and Russia to discuss various technology development and commercialization aspects in both countries. Contacts: Dr. Anatoli Korkin  480-965-0875, or Dr. Steve Goodnick 480-965-9572 Goals:
  • Creating "Russian Incubator"
  • Creating Arizona networks of Russian-speaking scientists and students
  • Creating general support network for Russian companies and visitors (cultural and economic "soft landing")
  • Organizing joint workshops and seminars in selected research areas and for training purposes in business and education
  • Developing business network for Russian entrepreneurs in support of commercialization
  • Developing platform for R & D activities based on innovations from Russia
  • Assisting Russian scientists in writing grant proposals
Arizona
                    Russian Festival Nov 20 Sat 10 am to 5 pm - Arizona Russian Festival

Glendale Community College, 6000 W Olive Ave (at 59 Ave, Dunlap Ave is Olive Ave), Phoenix Meet Russian-speaking people in Arizona, share culture and ethnic heritage, religions, foods, music, dances, arts, crafts, family fun, organizations,  ... , 10 2010     10:00 -- 17:00. , , , , .  : 602-312-3422, - julia@arizonarussianfestival.org.  : ArizonaRussianFestival.org Admission: $3 Adults, Children under 12 FREE.


Nov 26- 28 4 shows Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker
Chandler Center for the Performing Arts, 250 North Arizona Avenue (north of Chandler Blvd., Chandler Ballet Etudes presents its 24nd annual production of The Nutcracker. Let Clara's magical journey surround you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. A feast for the eyes and ears, Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets: $15, $20 (groups of 10 or more 20% discount)  480-782-2680
Nov 26-28 ACYO General Assembly of the Western Diocese
St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ
Dec 3-5 4 shows Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker
Chandler Center for the Performing Arts, 250 North Arizona Avenue (north of Chandler Blvd., Chandler Ballet Etudes presents its 24nd annual production of The Nutcracker. Let Clara's magical journey surround you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. A feast for the eyes and ears, Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets: $15, $20 (groups of 10 or more 20% discount)  480-782-2680
Dec 3, 5 4 shows Tucson Regional Ballet: A Southwest Nutcracker
Tucson Convention Center Music Hall, 260 South Church Ave (directions) (parking), Tucson, AZ Opening the season will be TRBs annual A Southwest Nutcracker. This original, full-length ballet translates the traditional Nutcracker to Tucson in the 1880s complete with coyotes, cavalry and rattlesnakes. The live musical accompaniment, lovely costumes and breathtaking, professionally designed sets; along with the giant growing Christmas Tree, enhance the strong dancing of TRB. Tickets $23-$35.
Dec 4 Fri 7 pm Sierra Vista Ballet: Nutcracker
Dec 6 Sun 3 pm Repeat
Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E Buena School Blvd (map) Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 An elaborate, magnificent show of 75 dancers and actors put on every year in the first week of December. The Sierra Vista Ballet is celebrating 36 years of excellence coaching ballet dancers and 35 years of presentation of outstanding Ballet shows, an impressive track record that has become a milestone in the history of the City of Sierra Vista Arizona, and an American Ballet Theater Legacy. Tickets: $15 adults, $8 children (8-12 yrs.), 7 and under are free, at The Chamber of Commerce, ACE Harrdware, Safeway, Oscar Yrun Community Center, and at the Ballet office, 1251 Palo Verde Dr. Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. Tel 520-458-1560. Also at the door prior to show time. Tel: (520) 515-2820 Events Hotline: (520) 515-2821 See Reviews. Please come before the show starts. Performers and other members of the audience will appreciate it. Facebook: Sierra Vista Ballet
Dec (Day ?) Yerevan Nights
St Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church of Arizona, Melikian Centre, 8849 E. Cholla Street (east of 51 Freeway, north of Shea), Scottsdale, AZ FSU immigrant Russian-speakers invited for social and dinner

Dec 10-12 4 shows Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker
Mesa Arts Center, One East Main Street (at Center Street), Downtown Mesa Ballet Etudes presents its 24nd annual production of The Nutcracker. Let Clara's magical journey surround you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. A feast for the eyes and ears, Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets: $15, $20, (groups of 10 or more 20% discount)  480-644-6500
Dec 10-12 Fri-Sun 4 shows Ballet Yuma: The Nutcracker
Ballet Yuma perfoms at Snider Auditorium, Yuma Union High School, 400 6th Ave.(at 4th St.), Yuma, AZ TRULY Yuma's "Traditional, Enchanting, Holiday Treasure".   An indispensable part of Yuma's holiday season, the tradition is much more than kept alive - it is revitalized!  Each year there are new ideas, new dancers, new energy... new AUDIENCES!  There is no mistaking, though, the joy always present - and felt long after the final curtain. Tickets at Dillard's 928-329-4722, Yuma Palms Regional Center ~ Reserved Seating.
Dec 11 thru 27 21 shows Ib Andersen's The Nutcracker
Ballet Arizona performs at Symphony Hall with The Phoenix Symphony, 75 North Second Street, Downtown Phoenix  Choreography by Ib Andersen Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker  After two seasons, Ib Andersens spectacular reimagining of this holiday classic has become Arizonas grandest holiday event; one that rivals the finest American productions. (KBAQ-FM) Set to Tchaikovskys famous score, this classic masterpiece is complete with a miraculous, growing Christmas tree, sparkling snowfall on stage, and the magic of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Tickets: Ballet Arizona Box Office: 602-381-1096, or TicketMaster.baz: 602-938-2787 Videos on YouTube
December 12 Fri Russian not official holiday: Constitution Day
This was instituted in memory of the nation-wide referendum held on December 12, 1993, which resulted in the adoption of the first Constitution of the Russian Federation. The original Soviet Constitution was first observed on December 5th, and then changed to October 7th in 1977. In today's Russia, Constitution Day (December 12) is not considered a popular holiday, for many people Constitution Day is simply an additional day off. See the The Public Opinion Foundation Database: Holidays for data for 21 survey results.
Dec 21 Tue 4 pm & 7:30 pm Moscow Ballet:  Great Russian Nutcracker
Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 West Congress Street, Downtown Tucson The Moscow Ballet performs the adaptation of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice by E.T.A. Hoffman. The magical tale follows a young girl into her dreams, where toys come to life and a mouse is king. Tickets: $27.50 - $67.50, VIP $100, Lodge Loveseats $135, Platimum $350. Moscow Ballet introduces this deluxe package in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Marius Petipa. Petipa created the Nutcracker and Swan Lake, and is known as the Father of Russian Ballet.
Dec 22 Wed 7:30 pm Moscow Ballet:  Great Russian Nutcracker
Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Downtown Phoenix The Moscow Ballet performs the adaptation of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice by E.T.A. Hoffman. The magical tale follows a young girl into her dreams, where toys come to life and a mouse is king. Call for prices : 877-598-8497, 602-379-2800 VIP $100, Lodge Loveseats $135, Platimum $350. Moscow Ballet introduces this deluxe package in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Marius Petipa. Petipa created the Nutcracker and Swan Lake, and is known as the Father of Russian Ballet.
Dec 24-27 4 shows Ballet Tucson: Nutcracker
Dec 23 Thur 7:30 pm
Dec 24 Fri 3:00 pm
Dec 26 Sun 1 pm and 5 pm
Tucson Convention Center Music Hall, 260 South Church Ave (directions) (parking), Tucson, AZ Audiences of all ages will marvel at the splendor of Tucsons own full-length holiday classic, presented with live music by the Ballet Tucson Orchestra. This grand scale production has it all: swirling snowflakes, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, and candy confections of every flavor. Join Clara on her fantastical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow and the exotic Kingdom of the Sweets. Brilliant sets, dazzling costumes, and wonderful dancing create a magical vision that will resonate long after the curtain comes down. Bring the whole family to this unforgettable experience that has been enthralling Tucson audiences for over 10 years. Tickets: $20-$52. Groups: $15-$25  Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) 

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