Russian Arts and Culture Month has become an integral part of the Russian speaking community and the entire City of West Hollywood. The cultural and creative identity of the Russian speaking community is embodied in its visual arts, history, and language. The cultural pride is derived from sharing its values, beliefs, identity, and self-expression with one another and the Southern California community as a whole. Our Russian speaking community represents at least 15% of our city’s population and they are an important factor in our business and economic growth.
The city of West Hollywood offers an array of activities and events to introduce the flavor of Russian Culture and Arts to the community at large.
Documentary Screening "Odessa Notebook"
April 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
West Hollywood Park Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90069
Documentary movie dedicated to Vladimir Vysotsky. Screening and Q&A with the movie director. Vladimir Vysotsky is a Russian actor, poet, songwriter, and performer who was considered “the voice of the heart of a nation,” and whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet and Russian culture.
He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. His wide-ranging and forthright poems were considered subversive by the Soviet authorities and were barred from publication, but they were the cultural lifeblood for many Russians. Vysotsky was an immensely popular figure who continues to be revered, read, and listened to long after his death.
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Additionally, During Russian Arts and Culture Month, the Russian Advisory Board of the City of West Hollywood has established three awards to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact and bettered the lives of members of the Russian speaking community in West Hollywood and the Los Angeles region.
These awards will be given at the official ceremony of the 14th Annual Russian Community Awards Presentation that will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Russian Arts and Culture Festival on the main stage at 3 p.m. Would you like to nominate someone you know? The application is here.
The 18th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival is a day of family-friendly events celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the more than 500,000 members of the Los Angeles region’s Russian-speaking community. The Festival will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. The Festival is free and open to the public and it will include a day of entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors. The Big Stage on the lawn will feature the day long live entertainment and a concert featuring famous artists.
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Our goal is to promote dialogue, understanding and appreciation between the global citizens of West Hollywood, greater Los Angeles and abroad, as well as to showcase the contribution of the Russian speaking community into the life of the City and the United States of America.
The 17th Russian Arts and Culture Week will be exploring many aspects of Russian arts and culture brought to this country from the various regions of the former Soviet Union. As always, we are specifically seeking artists, performers, and proposals that highlight Russian heritage, its history, and culture.
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