Roses are red, violets are blue, honey is sweet and so are you: St. Valentine’s Day and other interesting events await you this weekend!
MOSCOW ZOO BIRTHDAY
Moscow Zoo celebrates 151st anniversary. Guests are invited to a festive program, consisting of two parts — day and evening. In the afternoon, there will take place competitions, quizzes, master classes, performance of street theater and a disco at the Old Territory. Visitors will be able to rap out a coin with a logo of Moscow Zoo, to take part in a photo quest and to print out a turned-out photo on a magnet.
From 18.00 until 21.00, near Garden ring entrance to the New Territory, it will be possible to sweep in steam locomotive to Birds and Butterflies pavilion, where employees of the zoo will hold lectures and mini-excursions.
GREAT MODERNISTS EXHIBITION
A continuation of ambiguous, but undoubtedly popular multimedia exhibitions of classical paintings in Artplay. This time, after Van Gogh, and Dali, there will be shown huge projections of Modernist’s masterpieces. Visitors will see works created by Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Paul Signac, Edward Munch, Amedeo Modigliani, Vasily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries.
More than 1000 works from 20 museums from different countries will be presented. The exhibition is located in the Big and a half of the Central hall of the ARTPLAY Center for Design and occupies 2000 square meters .Pictures will come to life and move, turning into nine integral movies devoted to each artist.
IGROKON 2015 FESTIVAL
On February 14 and 15, the Sokolniki Exhibitional Center will hold the fifth festival of board games Igrokon 2015. Every year, more than 10 thousand people attend this festival. Guests of a festival will get acquainted with a huge variety of board games. Inveterate players and beginners who have never played board games will find something fascinating and new. The festival will be interesting for both adults and children.
More than 600 names of board games will be presented at Igrokon 2015: the developing nurseries, the fascinating family, difficult strategic, economic and cheerful games.
The Igrokon program includes tournaments, entertaining quests, presentations of new games and surprises from participants of a festival. There will also be a children’s zone with useful and cheerful entertainments.
ST. VALENTINES DAY
Almost all Moscow parks have prepared special programs for February 14. Thus, the Garden of Bauman will present a photo exhibition of loving couples, Krasnaya Presnya Park offers to launch heart-shaped lightning balloons in the sky and guests of Kuzminki Park will be able to take part in creation of Love Tree art object and master class in creation of Valentine’s Day cards, gifts or house decorations.
Gorky Park promises many mass entertainments for February 14: fact-finding photo walk, competition on the most romantic photo from Wowshop and Oyster Bar and get prizes from KLM airlines. Winners will receive invitation cards to the skating rink, a romantic dinner for two, two tickets to Amsterdam or memorable souvenirs.
Northern Tushino Park
Northern Tushino Park invites everyone to take part in a race on five or ten kilometers or a short relay. You can register for the ValentineRun-2015 online or on February 14 before the start of competitions. Start of the relay is planned at 10.00, and at 10.45, participants are invited to start of the distances. Each runner will win commemorative medals and prizes.
Silver Ice Skating Rink in Izmaylovsky Park have prepared a special box for Valentine’s Day cards with congratulations and a name of a favorite song. Valentine’s Day cards will be accepted until 17.00 then a host of the holiday will read congratulations, and a DJ will play ordered melodies. In addition, all couples will be able to get free master class in skiing at the main entrance, and in northern part of park, an ice show will be staged.
Sokolniki Park gives its visitors an opportunity to express tender feelings creatively at Planeta LeD area. Each couple will get a huge ice block of weighing about a hundred kilograms, special tools for making ice sculptures and consultation of the expert. Contestants will have to make an ice sculpture for St. Valentine’s Day. Winners will be awarded with valuable presents.