Serhiy Zhadan at UCSD (04/24/2017)

Serhiy Zhadan will read from his poetry on Monday, April 24 at 11 am in Literature Building, room 237. This event is co-sponsored by UCSD’s Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program and the New Writing Series. Serhiy Zhadan is a poet, novelist, activist, musician, originally from Ukraine’s now war-torn Donbas. Born in the Luhansk Oblast in Ukraine, Zhadan graduated from Kharkiv University, and, after graduating, taught Ukrainian and World Literature. He currently lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where, in 2014, he was one of the most visible and best-known participants in the protest movement against the Yanukovych government. Zhadan is the author of several volumes of poetry, five novels, and the short story collections. His books, which include Voroshilovgrad (2010), Depeche Mode (2013), and Mesopotamia (2014), have been translated to several languages. Recent English-language articles about Zhadan have appeared in the New Yorker, Asymptote, the London Review of Books, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Zhadan has translated poetry from a number of languages, including the work of Paul Celan and Charles Bukowski. Although he writes in Ukrainian, his work is on the bestseller list in Russian translation. Zhadan has been a member of two Kharkiv-based ska bands, Luk, for which Zhadan wrote much of the group’s Ukrainian-language lyrics, and, since 2008, Sobaky v Kosmosi. His work has been called “post-proletarian punk,” and is increasingly considered “the unofficial bard of Eastern Ukraine.” Serhiy will be reading from his work in the original, while UCSD Literature and REEES faculty read English translations by Virlana Tkacz, Wanda Phipps, Yuliya Ilchuk, Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Wheeler.
Registration for the Zhadan poetry reading.

Children’s Pysanka Celebration (04/08/2017)

We will hold Children’s Pysanka celebration at the House of Ukraine at Balboa Park at 9am. Children can learn how to paint Easter Eggs in traditional Ukrainian style at this Ukrainian Easter Egg Festival.
The program includes:

  • Master class for making Easter eggs for children 6 years and above.
  • We will bake “larks” from unleavened dough
  • Arts and crafts for toddlers 12m +
  • Spring dancing and “lame dance”

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (03/22/2017)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine will be performing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:00PM. They are touring with Ukrainian pianist Alexei Grynyuk and performing a program of Dvorak, Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

Mr. Theodore Kuchar, who is the orchestra’s first artistic director and principal conductor and will be leading NSOU on this tour, told The Ukrainian Weekly that he has been “fighting for this North American tour for ages” and that it promises to be “the largest-scale cultural event coming from Ukraine in our time.”

More info on NSOU’s upcoming Orange County performance can be found at event website.

History Lecture (03/19/2017)

House of Ukraine invites you to attend an open history lecture and discussion by Prof. Ihor Lylo, Fulbright Researcher at UCSD in San Diego, on the topic of “Challenging Issues in Ukraine’s History”

The event will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm at the hall of St. John the Baptizer Ukrainian Catholic Church (4400 Palm Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941).
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Taras Shevchenko Day (03/12/2017)

There will be a House of Ukraine event celebrating the life of Taras Shevchenko held in San Diego’s Balboa Park Club Santa Fe Room at 2:30 pm on March 12, 2017.

When: March 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Where: 2144 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA 92101

Christmas Vertep (01/15/2017)

As part of our 2017 Christmas celebrations please join us for
Traditional Ukrainian Christmas Vertep, Christmas foods and caroling
at St. John the Baptizer Ukrainian Catholic Church
on Sunday, January 15 at 12 noon
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Christmas Carols (01/07/2017)

As part of our 2017 Christmas celebrations please join us for
Christmas carols, traditional holiday foods and students’ art exhibit
at House of Ukraine in Balboa Park
Presented by the Ukrainian Saturday School of San Diego
on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m.
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Christmas Eve Supper (01/06/2017)

Вітання з Новим роком! Happy New Year!

SOLD OUT

You are invited to take part in 2017 Christmas celebrations:
Friday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Traditional 12 course Ukrainian Christmas Eve Supper at
St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church

For reservations and information please email:
rsvp@houseofukraine.org
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Roxy Toporowych won Gotham Awards (11/28/2016)

December Nights (12/2/2016)

Join us for December Nights festival (formerly known as Christmas on the Prado) on Friday and Saturday, Dec 2-3, 2016 at Balboa Park, San Diego.

Ukrainian and other ethnic food, entertainment, museums and a lot of fun!

For festival activities click here.