A three-day “From Russia With Arts and Culture” Russian Festival returns to the Newton Cultural Center for a second year from April 19-21, with a weekend packed full of Russian artists, musicians, food, dances, costumes, demonstrations and a film screening and discussion. The Festival opens on Friday, April 19 from 5-9pm with a painting exhibition from the From Russia With Art Gallery, and musical performances including soprano Yelena Dudochkin and violinist Vera Rubin. There will be appetizers from local Russian restaurants and the screening of the award-winning film “Second Life – Boston”.
On Saturday from 10am-7pm and Sunday from noon-6pm, you can fully immerse yourself in Russian culture with discussions, demonstrations, stories, songs, dances, fashion and jewelry shows, and browse unique Russian souvenirs for sale. See the program of events at here. The Festival is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs and Newton Community Pride and their generous sponsors. Admission is free, but please bring a donation for the Newton Food Pantries.