White Nights of Russia Festival

White Nights of Russia Festival
Sunday June 5, 2016  
11:00am – 3:30pm | Bowers Key Courtyard and Bowers Kidseum  

From late May to early July the nights are bright in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the brightest period lasting from June 11 to July 2. The White Nights are a curious phenomenon caused by St Petersburg’s very northerly geographical location. St Petersburg stands at such high latitude that the sun does not descend below the horizon enough for the sky to grow dark. Day becomes indistinguishable from night. The nights become a time to celebrate the classical arts of Russia. Come join us as we celebrate The White Nights with Russian classics in ballet, music, tea and sweets, art projects and face painting for the entire family. 

11:00 to 3:30 - Face painting, art projects, kids crafts, sweets
12:00 - The Choir of The Slavic Church | Orange County
12:30 - Russian Folk Dance by Maria and Tony
1:30 - Elina Avanesyan performs Romantic Songs of Russia
2:15 - South Coast Conservatory, directed by Maria Tikhomirova, performs dances from Russian and World Ballets

This festival is generously sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment,

Kidseum is open from 10am to 4pm!  
Stop in for our new exhibit, Once Upon a Time...Exploring the World of Fairy Tales. From an African jungle to a giant’s castle, explore larger-than-life pages of seven favorite fairy tales. Enter via a magical portal into a fabulous storybook kingdom, and learn the meaning and history of tales you’ve known all your life and others that may be new.  

Please note: General Admission to the Bowers Museum and to Kidseum is free on festival Sundays for Members and Santa Ana residents only.  
Admission to Kidseum is NOT included with purchase of a ticket (Mummies of the World or general) to Bowers Museum.


Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons: St. Basils Cathedral Moscow

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June 5, 2016 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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