The cultural events are great. They have documentary film screenings, art exhibitions, and musical concerts. They are interesting and well organized.
RCC "Our Texas" is a small but vibrant cultural center. Periodically it hosts concerts, exhibitions, lectures - all in great taste and variety.
As a resident of Kingwood, which distance from its location Downtown, prevents me to be able to take part to all the venues offered by the "Russian Cultural Center"! I was never disappointed during my numerous attendance to its unique lectures, films and concerts! Often times, when RCC scheduled venue is conflicting with other Russian venues, poses me a very hard choice, which one to go to!
I am so glad the Russian Cultural Center is open to everyone. I am not Russian, but found out about the RCC through their website and emails. I have attended several of their musical events and documentary film events. I have learned from these experiences and have throughly enjoyed their programs. I try to get my tickets early because they are a small venue and do tend to fill up quickly. Through their programs I have learned about Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky. RCC is a true gem! I am delighted to have discovered it. My friends and I are looking forward to their Prokofiev documentary program next week!
The Russian Cultural Center, called "Our Texas" in honor of the new home for Houston's many Russian emigres, appeared out of the blue one fine day, in a small, elegant little art gallery on Bissonnette, to offer access to a slice of history and culture which had been entirely missing from the Houston scene. In its first year it made available to the Houston public, extraordinary films about Soviet and Russian greats who had made a major impact on world culture - Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff, to name two - an astonishing documentary of Glen Gould's earth-shaking tour to the Soviet Union, and other memorable films of Russian history and politics. The Center has exhibited contemporary Russian sculpture and art not available anywhere else in Houston and has given us the pleasure of experiencing Russian music played in an intimate setting on a lovely piano donated by Maestro Hans Graff, the Music Director of the Houston Symphony. This cultural center is a little gem which has added in a big way to the pleasure of living in Houston. Nora Avins Klein, M. D.