RCC HISTORY

The Russian Cultural Center "Our Texas", RCC for short, was created in 2003 to provide a place for Russian artists, actors, photographers, musicians and performers to promote their work. Since its creation, RCC has grown from a personal dream of its founder, Sophia Grinblat, into a dynamic team of board members dedicated to bringing Russian cultural events to Texas.

Most notably, in 2007, RCC opened a venue in the heart of the Houston West University and the Museum District area as a refuge for local art lovers. It continues to evolve as an exhibition space, workshop, classroom, concert hall and film screening site.

A Look Back at our Previous Events

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January 14, 2017Old New Year
November 11, 2016 - January 31, 2017Art Exhibition “Gypsy Circus” by Zhenya Kolykhanov (Rock)
November 11, 2016 - January 31, 2017Russian Holiday Bazaar
December 9, 2016 - January 31, 2017Exhibit “The Spirit of Christmas”
February 11, 2017Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
February 12, 2017Musical Evening "Of Love and Beauty"
February 15, 2017Concert by Russian bard Larisa Gershteyn
February 21, 2017Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf: Music by Mussorgsky
March 5, 2017
Russian Spring Pop-up Market
March 5, 2017Used Book Fair
March 22, 2017Stary Olsa: Music from the Heart of Europe
March 24, 2017Houston Grand Opera at RCC
March 20, 2017 - May 31, 2017Russian Spring Bazaar
April 7, 2017 - June 30, 2017Art Exhibit “This is Houston. Pages From My Sketchbook” by Maksim Koloskov
April 8, 2017Evening with Russian writer and publicist Victor Shenderovich
April 9, 2017Noetic Learning Math Contest
April 28, 2017 - April 30, 201728th Russian Song Festival – KSP
May 6, 2017Concert by Russian composer, songwriter and singer Grigory Gladkov
May 12, 2017Spring Gala: Celebrating New Beginnings
June 30, 2017 - August 31, 2017Art Exhibition “My Stories” by Makhmud Makhmudzade
July 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017Christmas in July
July 7, 2017“Fair Tales in Lacquer”: An exhibition of vintage Russian lacquer boxes
August 19, 2017Used Book Fair
September 15, 2017 - December 15, 2017Art Exhibition “Fantasies in Blue”
September 17, 2017Evening with conductor Franz Krager
October 20, 2017 - October 22, 201729th Russian Song Festival – KSP
October 23, 2017 - October 28, 201711th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”
October 24, 2017Concert by Russian bard Timur Shaov
October 25, 2017Opening of the photo exhibition “Russia. 1917”
November 6, 2017Solo Recital by Albina Shagimuratova “Mozart and Rachmaninoff”
December 4, 2015 - March 4, 2016Art Exhibition “Fine Art by Aurelia Nascu”
January 6, 2016Old New Year
January 29, 2016Evening “Russian Opera at the Bolshoi”
February 26, 2016Tango Cafe 2
March 12 - May 31, 2016Photo Exhibit “Airport” by Sergei Loiko
March 18, 2016Movie Screening: Documentary “Museum “Revolution”
March 20, 20168th Annual Russian Spring Celebration
April 15-17, 201626th Russian Song Festival – KSP
April 20, 2016Concert by Russian bard Leonid Sergeev
April 29, 2016Evening with Russian writer Dmitry Bykov
May 1 - 8, 2016Victory Day Celebration
May 11, 2016Concert by Russian bards Vadim and Valery Mitchuki
March 25 - May 31, 2016Exhibit “Veil” by Catherine Bubnova
June 5, 2016 Annual Book Fair
June 6 - August 31, 2016Update our air conditioning
June 15, 2016Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf “Sergey Rachmaninoff”
June 10 - August 30, 2016Art Exhibition “Light and shadows” by Elena Rabinovich
July 1- August 15, 2016Christmas in July - Russian Holiday Bazaar
August 12 - October 31, 2016Exhibition “The Evolution of the Soviet Posters”
September 23, 2016Jazz Musical Evening with Mikhail Smigelski and Anna Smigelskaya
October 9, 2016Art Books Fair
October 17-21, 201610th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”
October 23, 2016Concert by Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz Orchestra “From Butman to Goodman”
October 26, 2016Concert by Russian writer Dina Rubina
October 28-30, 201627th Russian Song Festival – KSP
December 11, 2016Christmas and New Year Celebration for kids
Sept 12, 2014 -
Feb 20, 2015
War & Peace Exhibit
January 15 - May 15Russian Spring Bazaar
Nov 17, 2014 -
Feb 20, 2015
Exhibition “Snow Magic” by Valentina Kisseleva
Nov 21, 2014 -
Feb 20, 2015
Vika Live Jewelry Showcase “War and Peace”
Dec 14, 2014 -
Jan 15, 2015
Photo Exhibit “Redemption” by Eldar Guliyev
January 10Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
January 15-May 15Russian Spring Bazaar
January 23Movie Screening: Documentary “Iconoscope”
February 6 - April 7Fundraising Campaign for RCC - Replace our gallery lighting
February 16Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf “Love songs without words”
February 28Concert by Russian writer-humorist Victor Shenderovich
March 6 - April 7Art Exhibition “Black Square Interpretations and Other Suprematist Explorations”
March 13Evening in Memory of Elena Obraztsova
March 227th Annual Russian Spring Celebration
April 5Reading Contest “Live Classics” for young students. RCC
April 9 - August 31Photo Exhibition “Allies. 70 Years of Victory”
April 17Tango Cafe
Apr 22Concert by Russian singer Galina Khomchik
Apr 24 - 2624th Russian Song Festival – KSP
May 8Movie screening “The Cranes are Flying”
May 13Dedicated to 70th Anniversary of of the victory in WWII: Evening “Remembering Sir Winston Churchill”
May 16Evening of Austrian Music with Russian musicians "Vienna. Music is in the air"
May 29Dance Talk: ballet “Svadebka”
May 30Concert of Russian bard Leonid Sergeev
June 7Annual Book Fair
June 7 - 13Art Fair
June 18 - July 20Art Exhibition “Summer Nudes” by Olga Porter and Oleg Zakomorny
August 7 - September 11Art Exhibition “Rhapsody in Orange” by Yuri Katchan
September 18 - December 1Art Exhibition ““Boris Kaplun – Painting”
September 30Concert by Russian singer-songwriter Timur Shaov
October 2Fourth Annual Ball
October 9 - 1125th Traditional Song Festival – KSP
October 13Concert by Russian Bard Grigoriy Danskoy
October 19 - 249th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”
October 30Concert by Russian bards Sergey, Tatiana and Alex Nikitin
November 10Concert by Russian bards Dmitry Kimmelfeld and Dmitry Bikchentaev
November 14Concert by Russian writer-humorist Alexander Volodarsky
November 20Concert by Russian bard Veronika Dolina
December 12Private Evening “HGO at Russian Cultural Center”
december 13Christmas and New Year Celebration for kids
December 18Concert by Russian writer Vladimir Voinovich
December 21, 2013 - August 31, 2014Art Exhibition by Valentina Kisseleva “Midsummer Dream”
January 18Julian Calendar New Year Celebration
January 31Movie Screening: Documentary "Ballerina"
February 223rd Annual Gala
February 28The evening dedicated to 70th Anniversary of the Leningrad Blockade Lifting at University of St.Thomas, Jones Hall
March 2Concert by Alexey Ivaschenko
March 15 - May 16Fotofest 2014
March 16Russian Spring Celebration
March 28Movie Screening “Boris Eifman. Ballet Rehearsal”
April 5Reading Contest “Live Classics” for young students. RCC
April 8Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf “Prokofiev”
April 25-2722nd Traditional Song Festival – KSP
April 25-27Houston tour for orphans from Russia
May 2Documentaries by Alexander Gutman
May 9Silver Evening
May 24 - August 31, 2014Exhibition “The Posters of Gorbachev Era: The Sunset of Soviet Power”
May 30Musical Evening "Pour a Glass of Music"
June 25 - August 31, 2014Christmas in July
Jule 18 - September 30Vika Live Jewelry Exhibiton
August 1 - 31Exhibition “Romantic Posters of the Brezhnev Era”
August 24Used Book Fair
September 19Evening dedicated to 140 birthday of N. Rerikh
October 10Piano Music Evening with Duo AleAnya
October 20Musical Evening with maestro Hans Graf
October 24 - 2623rd Traditional Song Festival – KSP
October 28 - November 18th Russian Documentary Showcase
December 5, 2014Movie Screening: Documentary “Pussy Riot: The Movement”
December 21, 2014Children’s Christmas and New Year Celebration
January 12 - April 4Photo Exhibition by Victoria Asinovsky “Prague”
January 18Movie Screening: Nest of the Gentry
January 26Solo Recital by opera diva Albina Shagimuratova
February 22Movie Screening: А Cruel Romance
February 23Master Class with miniaturist Lyudmila Babaeva
March 3Russian Spring Celebration
March 10Concert by Russian writer Victor Shenderovich
March 22Musical Evening "Music and Prague"
March 31Concert by Russian songwriter Veronika Dolina
April 6 - July 31Book Illustration Exhibition
April 12Musical Evening "St.Petersburg. Declaration of love"
April 19Alex Titov presents: American and Russian Jazz Standards
April 22FOTOFEST Presentation. Meeting with Russian and Ukrainian photographers
April 26 - 2820th Traditional Song Festival - KSP
April 30Musical Evening “Rite of Spring”
May 10Concert by Russian songwriter Alexei Ivaschenko
May 17Musical Evening “In Memory of Van Cliburn”
May 31 - September 5Art Exhibition by Yuliya Lanina
June 10Russian books presentation by Georgiy Urushadze
June 15Concert by Russian guitar player and singer Roman Lankin
August 24Used Book Fair
September 21 - November 27Art Exhibition “People, City and Light”
October 21- 267th Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”
November 8 - 1021th traditional song festival KSP
November 15The book signing with Dr. Agris
December 7Concert by singer Elena Fray “Russian romances from Glinka to Rachmaninoff”
December 15Christmas and New Year Celebration for kids
Nov 11 - Feb 29Art Exhibition "Russian Tango" by Zhenya Rock
January 7 - April 6Art Exhibition "Our Colorful World" by Victoria Kovalenchikova
January 13thAnnual Gala "Old Russian New Year Eve Celebration" Honoring Maestro Hans Graf
January 27thMusical Evening "Bach in a Style of Jazz"
February 11thUsed Book Fair
February 12“In one Voice” – concert by Russian bard Aleksey Brunov
February 24Movie screening “Nyama” – documentary about Russian composer Nikolay Myaskovsky
March 3Musical Evening deducated to Feodor Chaliapin
March 9 - May 31FotoFest – Photo exhibition "POST-" – photographer Vyshemirsky
March 20Musical Evening dedicated to Alexander Scriabin
March 25Fourth Russian Spring Celebration
March 30Movie screening “Harvest Time” by Marina Razbezhkina
April 13Movie screening “The Desert of Forbidden Art”
April 15Concert by famous guitar player, master of classical guitar and flamenco Grisha Goryachev
April 27-29Russian Song Festival
April 30Musical evening w/ maestro Hans Graf dedicated to Dmitry Shostakovich
May 5Concert by Russian bards Sergey and Tatiana Nikitin
May 12Concert by Russian comic author George Frumker
May 31Movie Screening “Forgive me, Sergey”
June 1Comic show by famous KVN team RUDN
June 9 - November 30Art Exhibition by Olga Porter “Point of View”
July 20- Dececember 31Art Exhibition by Elena Vasilyeva
September 7 - December 31Art Exhibition by Svetlana Fotin
September 28Movie Screening: Across the Narrow Bridge
October 12Movie Screening: Odna (Alone)
October 22-276th Russian Documentary Showcase
November 2-4Traditional Song Festival KSP
November 10 - December 31Bulgarian Art Exhibition "Northern Voices"
November 14Evening of Gypsy Music with Greg Harbar
December 15Children’s celebration of Christmas and New Year
December 21Movie Screening: Gypsies are found near heaven
January 8thNew Year's Celebration for Kids
January 12thSinger-Songwriter Yuliy Kim in Concert
January 14thMusical Evening: Tchaikovsky Traveling
January 22ndDmitry Legut - Blues Concert
January 28thMovie Screening: Yuz, jazz, Irka and the Dog
February - MarchArt Exhibition "Fusion of Arts"
February 11thChamber Music Concert "Taste of France"
February 25thMovie Screening: Ernst Neizvestny's Bronze Age
March 6thRussian Spring Celebration
March 12thSpace Exhibition: Yuri Gagarin
March 25thMovie Screening: Konstantin and Mouse
April 8 - June 30Photo Exhibition “Reflected Artifacts” by Gennady Meergus
April 9thMusical Evening in Honor of M. Rostropovich
April 15th - 17thRussian Song Fest
April 23rdSinger-songwriter A. Gorodnitsky in Concert
May 16Musical Evening with Maestro Hans Graf, dedicated to Igor Stravinsky
May 17Concert by Russian bard Michail Kochetkov
May 22Concert by Galina Homchik
June 8Concert by Russian bard Andrey Kozlovsky
August 26th - 30thPhoto Exhibition of Valentin Gertsman
September 24thMusical Evening: 70th Anniversary of Babi Yar
September 30thAlexander Sherbina in Concert
October 7thMovie Screening: "Russian Journey"
October 21st - 23rdRussian Song Festival - KSP
October 24th - 29th5th Russian Documentary Film Showcase
Nov 11th - Jan 31stArt Exhibition: "Russian Tango" by Zhenya Rock
November 14thMusical Evening with Hans Graf: Sergei Rachmaninoff
November 18thDocumentary Movie Screening "Anna Achmatova" by Helga Landauer & Anatoly Naiman
December 16th
Documentary Movie Screening "A Journey of Dmitry Shostakovich" by Maria Dvornichenko, Helga Landauer
December 18thChildren's Celebration of Russian Christmas and New Year
Jan 11th - May 25thJewelry Exhibition "Dichroic Fantasy"
January 14thMusical Evening with Kirll Gerstejn
January 25thArt Exhibition "Flowers of Ukraine"
January 29thMovie Screening: Vladimir Vysotsky: Death of Poet
February 5thRussian Composers Evening: M. Glinka
February 25thArt Exhibition "Magapolis"
February 19thRussian Composer Evening: I Schwartz
Feb 25th - May 31stRussian Spring Bazaar
February 26thMovie Screening: Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary
March 7thRussian Spring Fest
March 20thConcert of bard Michail Feldman
March 26thMovie Screening: Nabokov: The Happy Years
March 31stPresentation of Opera "Queen of Spades"
April 9thRachmaninoff Birthday Celebration
April 11thConcert of Guitar Virtuoso G. Goryachev
April 16th - 18thRussian Song Festival KSP
April 30thMovie Screening: Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Quinn and the other: the sars factory of Michael Chekhov
May 14thMusical Evening: Khachaturian & His Circle
May - AugustSummer Jewelry Collection
June 18thMovie Screening: Blockade
March - AugustFotofest 2010: Saint Petersburg - Houston: Cities by Touch
May - JulyPhoto Exhibition "The Inner Space of War"
September 13thSpecial Evening with Maestro Hans Graf
September 24thMovie Screening: It is pity that You are not with us. Vasily Aksenov
October 22nd - 24thRussian Song Fest
August - OctoberPhoto Exhibition "Beyond the Frames"
October 25th - 30thDocumentary Showcase "Images of Russia"
August - OctoberFall Jewelry Collection
November - JanuaryArt Exhibition "Life is a Dream"
November 19thMovie Screening: Binka
December 3rdMovie Screening: Yidishe Mame
April 9thRachmaninoff Birthday Celebration
Jan 30th, 31stFilm Screening: Last Kiss
March 2ndRussian Composer Birthday Celebration: M.P. Mussorgsky
March 8thRussian Spring Celebration
April 1stIgor Irteniev Concert
April 19thConcert of Guitar Virtuoso G. Goryachev
February - AprilArt Exhibition "A Woman's Fairytale"
April 24th - 26thRussian Song Fest
Spring 2009Movie Screenings
May 8thConcert "The Love Story"
May 11thTchaikovsky Birthday Celebration
May 23rdPoetry Reading
June 6thConcert of Milana Nova
June - AugustIcons Exhibition
August 31stArt Exhibition "The Old City"
May 16th - Aug 31stPhoto Exhibit: "Recollection of Havana"
September 14thRussian Composers: Shostakovich
September 23rdIsraeli Singers Concert
October 2nd - 4thRussian Song Festival
October 14thConcert of Pavel Fahrtdinov
October 19th - 24th3rd Documentary Film Showcase
November 13thMovie Screening
November 20thMovie Screening "Man with Movie Camera"
December 12thConcert of Singer-songwriter Yury Lores
December 27thNew Year's Party for Kids
December 31stChristmas Bazaar
January 25thFilm Screening: "The War Symphonies: Shostakovich against Stalin"
January 29thSt. Petersburg Ballet Theatre Reception
AprilSong Festival KSP
March - AprilHouston FotoFest 2008
March - AprilArt Exhibition Water Miracles
May 19thBel Canto: Albina Shagimuratova
August 8thRecital
OctoberHouston Ballet Presentation
October 17th & 18thSong Festival KSP
October 20t - 25thFilm Screening
November 20thDocumentary Film Showcase
Nov 21st & 22ndZlata Razdolina`s Concert
September - NovemberFilm Screening
September - NovemberArt exhibition: Two Cities
January 3rdSalo-Vey Concert
January 12thGrand Opening
January - MarchPhoto Exhibition: "Two Visions or Matter of Fact"
February 10thLicedei Clown-Mime Theatre
Feb 22nd – 24thRussian Documentary Showcase 2007
March 11thReading Circle
March 17thIn-house film Screening "Опасно свободный человек"
Mar 29th – July 30thArt Exhibition "Time Reflections"
April 15thReading Circle
April 27thSong Festival KSP
June 15thIn-house film Screening "Легенда о Сурамской крепости"
September 29thReading Circle
September 29thIn-house Film Screening "Yellow Stars"
OctoberSong Festival KSP
October - FebruaryArt Exhibition "Ballet"
October 26thEvening of Russian Song
November 7thHouston Premiere of Carmen Suite
November 14thRussian Play "Everything is going to be all right as you want it"
December 8thEvening with Conductor
DecemberReading Circle
DecemberKids Drawing Exhibition "Our Houston"
February 16thShalom Theater "Cat Leopold" Musical for Kids
February 21stLaima Vaikule
March 24thYelena Kamburova
AprilSong Festival KSP
Sept - OctSong Festival KSP
October 7thBi2
November 3rdPeter Mamonov
November 13th"Indian Summer" Varpakhovski Theater
Nov 27th – Dec 15thCaroling for Kids
January 8thNew Year Celebration and Circus
AprilSong Festival KSP
April - MayExhibition "The Year of Russia"
May 5thConcert Devoted to Victory Day
Sept - NovemberExhibition "Pushkin in my life"
November 12thLudmila Shtern
November 19th"Family Dinner" Varpakhovski Theater
January 30thExhibition of Young Artists Anna Ataeva and Konstantin Sheyko
February 14thBall (#100 of Russian newspaper "Our Texas")
March 3rdBoris Grebenschikov and "Aquarium"
April 20th"Salome" (Roman Viktyuk Theater)
April - MaySong Festival KSP
June 25thValerij Sutkin
September 19thIn-Grid
September 26thNikolay Didenko "The Night of Russian Romance"
OctoberSong Festival KSP
October 1stCabaret (Mark Rozovskiy Theater"By Nikitsky Gates")
October 19thLeonid Agutin and Angelica Varum
November 17thMoscow Operetta
December 19thIrina Allegrova
March 5thMaster and Margarita (Roman Viktyuk Theater)
AprilSong Festival KSP
September 10th"The Persian lilac" (Theater "Sovremennik")
September 29thKlara Novikova
SeptemberSong Festival KSP
October 23rdVladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi
October 29thVictor Shenderovich