San Francisco, CA 94115
Category: Community Venues
Region: Japantown/Pacific Heights
Take a trip to Russia without leaving the Bay Area. Come and experience live performances by Russian dancers, vocalists, cultural enthusiasts, foodies, and musicians in the 25th annual Russian Festival, a celebration of Russian-American food, music, and art. The festival brings a taste of Moscow right outside your door, and includes a blini booth, tea from antique samovars, a face-painting booth, delicious food, and, of course, a vodka-tasting bar. Catch the Georgian Children Dance Ensemble (all the way from the Caucasus) on Friday and The Golden Cockerel — a famous opera based on Pushkin's 1834 poem — on Saturday. The grand finale, however, is today and includes the music, dancing, and humor of Russian Folk Ensemble Limpopo, followed by the acrobatics of Nino's Rhythmic Gymnastics Club and performances by the First Russian Ballet School, Russian Center Dancers, and the Firebird Dance Ensemble.
Feb. 22-24, 2013