Arizona Romanian Film Festival

Marston Exploration Theater, ASU Tempe Campus Dear friends, Considering the legitimate public concerns raised by the novel coronavirus, following the recommendations from public health agencies and experts, and out of an abundance of caution, Arizona ARCC Board of Directors decided to postpone the first edition of the Arizona Romanian Film Festival.

(Sunday, August 16, 2020)

Arizona American-Romanian Cultural Collaborative

The Arizona American-Romanian Cultural Collaborative (ARCC) started in 2019 from a desire to showcase and promote the Romanian culture in the communities where its founders and fellow Romanians live and work. This desire emerged from the strong confidence – reinforced by the worldwide recognition of Romanian arts – that the culture of Romania can constitute an inspiring and powerful presence in Arizona, one of the most diverse states in the US. The approximately 85,000 ethnic Romanian who nowadays call the Grand Canyon State home come from a beautiful country, with a lively and influential culture. Arizona ARCC wishes to feature Romanian culture and the variety of its art forms, from theater, literature and visual arts to traditional crafts, food, music, photography, and more.

(Sunday, August 16, 2020)

Festivalul Romanesc 2018

Festivalul Romanesc 2018 la biserica ortodoxa romana din Glendale, AZ (St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church).
Phone: 602-722-7573

(Friday, October 12, 2018)

Masquerade Ball Fundraising

Saturday, April 26at 6:00pm in MST St. John The Baptist - Romanian Orthodox Church, Glendale, AZ, USA 3749 W. Behrend Dr., Glendale, Arizona 85308

(Thursday, May 14, 2015)

Fanfare Ciocarlia

When Fanfare Cicarlia, the twelve-piece brass orchestra from the "hidden village of Zece Parjini in northeastern Romania, takes the stage, the crowd receives 100 percent Gipsy music. The band, whose name translates as "lark's song", conquered Europe in 1997, their furious live blast appealing to punks and headbangers, jazz and funk fans, world music aficionados, and anyone who loves music that sound unique. The Romanians' breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms and sweet and sour horns make them stand out from any other brass band on earth.
Contact: Holly Hansen
Phone: 480 478 6000

(Thursday, May 14, 2015)

Mijana's International Dance Music Night.

"This is the only night of its kind in Arizona featuring the best modern Eastern European & Latin Dance Music".
Contact: Menassa
Phone: 480-826-4959
Address: 1290 North Scottsdale Rd, 85281.

(Friday, April 24, 2015)

Riznica Chamber Choir is going to perform a concert of Romanian music in Phoenix

Dear Romanian friends, We, Riznica Chamber Choir, are very glad to invite you to come to our concerts and to support us in our project what is an evening of Balkan music, predominantly Romanian. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, the Riznica Chamber Choir was formed with the intention of performing Serbian, Balkan and other Slavic choral music. Riznica (read it as Reez'-ni-tza) translates to Treasure Chest. The group's mission is to preserve the very rich heritage of music and language of these areas, much as a treasure chest holds things of a great value. Although we sang on our previous concerts a Romanian song, this is the first time of almost the whole evening of Romanian music. We are singing, for example: Cantec de pace, Ziua ninge, Fata de pastor, Sarba pe scaun, Vine hulpe di la munte, Ma luai, luai, Three Secular Christmas Carols from Transylvania, Pastorita and others. After four years of our existence and performing music from different area of Balkans and Russia, we met so many friends from different ethnic areas (Serbs, Macedonians, Russians, and others) but we do not have so many Romanian friends and we would really like to make a better connection. Therefore, we feel that support from your parish and from original Romanian people will be precious to us. We are having 2 concerts, one on Sunday October 28th 2012 3pm in First United Methodist Church in Phoenix, and one on Friday November 9th 2012 7pm in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix. A flyer is attached with more information. Both concerts are free admission for public. We will be gladly accepting donation for maintaining the existence of this unique choir, if someone feels to offer. More information about the choir and event is on We will appreciate very much if you spread a word about this event and if we meet Romanian people in the audience, so we connect through this beautiful music. Thanks a lot! Looking forward to seeing you! Riznica Chamber Choir
Contact: Jana Minov, Choir director, Gordana Stojanovic-Mihajlovich, The choir president
Phone: 480-239-1251

(Sunday, October 14, 2012)


Phoenix isn't famous for its diversity. But peer into its margins, and you’ll find a city flush with people from around the world. In part one of a three-part series, we delve into the Valley's Romanian, Armenian and Bosnian communities.
Contact: Niki D'Andrea
Phone: 480 664 3960

(Monday, May 14, 2012)

Romanian culture to Arizona

The play “Pockets of Bread,” written by internationally known Romanian playwright and poet, Matei Visniec, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 5-6 at the Empty Space Theatre housed in the Performing and Media Arts building, 970 E. University Drive, Tempe. The performance, presented by Arizona State University’s Romanian studies program is free and open to the public.

(Monday, May 14, 2012)

Romanian metal rock, May 14th 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ

Hello: I dont know if your community is into metal rock or not. But FYI, 2 Romanian Metal bands are coming to play all the way from here in a little venue in scottsdale Arizona. I was just hoping you could spread the word to the Romianin comunity whom enjoy Metal music, to come and show some support to their Country men coming all the way here, Here is the info: Thank you. May 14th Marshall Beck Productions Presents: NEGURA BUNGET ALL AGES. Tickets: $12 Door: $15 Chaser’s 8005 E. Roosevelt Scottsdale, Az 85257 7:00Pm - DIN BRAD (Romania, on Prophecy Productions) 9- THE WAY OF PURITY (International, on WormHoleDeath Records) 10- ECLIPSE ETERNAL (Canada, on Archaic North Entertainment) 11- NEGURA BUNGET (Romania, on Prophecy Productions)

(Monday, May 7, 2012)

2012 Pilgrimage to St. Paisius Monastery in Safford on March 10th

The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Scottsdale is organizing 2012 Pilgrimage to St. Paisius Monastery in Safford on March 10th. We will be attending the Divine Liturgy as well as the Vespers so if you would like to get the Holly Communion please be prepared. Our charter touring bus will depart at 7 AM sharp from the Church parking lot and will return by 9 PM. Cost per person is $25. Full payment is needed to reserve your seat. For proper attire and visitor guide please check: To make reservations please contact: Mary Vlad at 602-686-2015 or
Contact: Mary Vlad
Phone: 602-686-2015

(Friday, February 17, 2012)

A Hawk and a Hacksaw Concert

Performance on Friday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. Sparkling with Gypsy and Balkan influences, this New Mexico-based duo’s music reflects their adopted home of Eastern Europe and their true home in the Southwest. Featuring Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost. Tickets are $25 and available from the MIM Ticket Office, online at or by phone at 480.478.6000.
Contact: MIM Guest Service
Phone: 480.478.6000
Address: Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ (Tatum & Mayo Blvds., south of 101)

(Friday, July 8, 2011)