FESTIVAL «CLEAN. HEARTILY»
Analogue of Finnish Siivouspäivä, or “Day of Cleaning”, when the townspeople get rid of old things with music and dancing, appeared in Moscow in May. Then festival located in the walls of Flacon Design Factory. On August 30, the project will cover three sites in Moscow and unite with Designer Market Le Picnic. You can come to all sites, bring your unwanted things and give them those who need them, or just for charity.
Flacon Design Factory (Bolshaya Novodmitrovskaya St., 36) will be the main site of the event, where former owners can get rid of unnecessary things. This time Le Picnic – young designers market, with clothes and accessories from the showrooms and online stores, will join it. Magnetic Poetry, Anton Maskeliade and a couple of Moscow teams will play at the musical stage.
Powerhouse club on Goncharnaya Street 7/4 arranges music market: it will be possible to exchange, buy and sell vinyl, old CDs and posters, foreign journals, as well as t-shirts with your favorite bands.
«Tsiferblat» (Pokrovka St., 12) will bring together lovers of vintage – there will be a flea market of antique furniture and books, brooches and scarves, postcards, granny boots and dresses. Entrance to this part of the fair will be made through free donation system.
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE SALON 2014
Moscow International Automobile Salon, the leading automotive event of the year, will open its doors in Crocus Expo IEC for public on August 29. Entrance to the event costs 800 rubles (€16).
8 halls of two exhibition pavilions will host a large-scale event. The quantity of presented brands (practically all existing in the world today) will exceed fifty – from Porsche and Jaguar to Renault and Lada. Among the main headliners – the world premiere of the new Peugeot 508, the flagship of the French company.
The coming Autosalon will break records in terms of unveiled premieres. Aiming to intrigue visitors, carmakers do not announce their debuts before the first day of the show. However, today 9 world premieres, 9 European premieres, 43 Russian premieres and 16 futuristic-looking concept cars are expected.
The visitors will have an opportunity to see a track for electro mobiles and stands of companies presenting car design and tuning, car audio, motorcycles, tires and disks, car electronics and many other things.
MAKE IT! SHOW
Family Festival of DIY-culture that encourages creativity will take place on August 30-31 at the Sokolniki Park. There will be many different areas, among them – the area of robotics, 3D-printers, mobile technology, as well as ecology, dedicated to alternative energy sources and recycling.
For two days, visitors will learn to make drones and launch quadrocopter, make costumes for the superhero and other relevant skills. Organizers promise incredible show program, its details have not been disclosed yet.
Adult ticket for one day will cost 500 rubles, for a child – 250 (€10 and €5 respectively), two-day adult ticket will cost 900 rubles, for a child – 400 (€18 and €8).
«FLOWERS AT PATRIKI»
The charity fund «Life is a Miracle» holds an action «Flowers for Life» For the third time. Students and wards from social shelter in Noginsk (Moscow region) have grown indoor plants during the year and give thousands of flowerpots to the Fund.
This year «Life is a Miracle» teamed up with community Patriki Daily to create a large flower festival «Flowers at Patricki». Visitors will be able to not only buy “Miracle flowers”, but also take part in the flower master classes, try a floral treats from event’s partners and enjoy the last hours of summer 2014 in the company of friends.
A collective painting «Flowers on Patrick» will become the culmination of the festival. Everyone can draw a flower that will symbolize leaving summer, smiles and happiness on a two canvases. Younger guests can also find a lot of interesting and floral.
The most delicious places at the Ponds will respond for food and beverages. The culinary community Receptor will present ice cream and smoothies, Michel’s Bakery – pastries, Ess-Thetik- sausages, DoubleB – lavender flavored drinks, and Saxon + Parole – summer sandwiches. Kalinka Flowers will hold floral workshops.
The event starts at 11.00 on August 31, gathering point is a square in front of Michel’s Bakery (Spiridonievsky Lane, 9/12).
«SPASSKAYA TOWER» FESTIVAL
International Military Music Festival «Spasskaya Tower» starts this weekend. It is the annual grand show in the heart of Russia – Red Square. Honor Guards of heads of states and leading military orchestras and creative teams from around the world will participate in the festival 2014. The main theme of the festival is reviving traditions and saving history.
The festival gathers the best creative and musical groups from about 40 different countries. Russia is traditionally represented by the best military groups of the country, such as the Presidential Orchestra, Central Military Band of the Ministry of Defense, the Moscow Suvorov Military Music College, and Joint Band of the Moscow Garrison. This year, the Red Square will see the orchestras from Russia, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, France, Finland, Austria, Netherlands, Slovenia, UK, Japan, South Korea, China and the Republic of Belarus.
Every day after the performances on Red Square audience can admire spectacular 3D-mapping show, fireworks and bright unforgettable surprise at the majestic walls of the Kremlin.
Socially significant project «Spasskaya Tower for Children» will become an important part of the festival 2014. During the first 9 days, guests can visit master classes on horse care and art of dealing with sword, participate in relay races and chess tournaments, make TV report and much more.