This time we will have a long weekend – three days off, in honor of the International Women’s Day. On holidays, inhabitants and guests of the capital will be able to visit exhibition and fairs, unusual concerts and congratulate all girls and women with March 8.
THEREMIN CONCERT IN MAMM
Theremin is a unique invention of Russian scientist Lev Thermen. One can elicit the sound from it without touching this electronic musical instrument – only with movements of hands in air near two antennas. Vladimir Lenin, Arturo Toskanini, Albert Enstein, Charlie Chaplin have tried to play a theremin. Shostakovich, Schnittke, Rybnikov, Kabalevsky and others have written music for the instrument. Theremin also sounds in Soviet and American cinema, creativity of Led Zeppelin, Sting, Pink Floyd, The Tiger Lilies, Beatles, Jeanne Michèle Jarre, etc.
Today theremin is almost forgotten, however Pyotr Thermen, a great-grandson of the instrument’s inventor, continues the work of his ancestor. Theremin concerts are given rare, so the one, held in MAMM, is a unique opportunity to listen to this unusual musical instrument. Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Bach and Glinka’s works are in program.
The concert will be held at 19.00 in Multimedia Arts Museum (Ostozhenka St., 16) on March 6. Tickets cost 300 rubles (€4.15).
MARCH 8 IN MOSCOW PARKS
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Moscow parks prepared more than a various program for celebration of International Women’s Day. Thus, in the Gorky Park, you will be able to win a free ticket to the ice rink for your mother upon buying one for yourself. There will be a festive quest «Girls without oar at the Neskuchniy’s fields» in Neskuchny Garden. For registration, you should write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sokolniki Park will organize master classes by stylists, where you will learn secrets of fashionable make-up.
Muzeon has prepared special tours devoted to mothers of famous writers and histirical figures. The program of the Hermitage Garden is extensive: there will pass a competition «Tableau vivant», during which participants will turn into characters from famous paintings, a literary quiz and art criticism lecture.
Professional florists and decorators will teach how to make beautiful bouquets and home decorations in Kuzminki Park. There are also promised open yoga dance and fitness lessons. Krasnaya Presnya Park will open a photographic studio, where everyone will try on images of legendary women, for example Marilyn Monroe.
Moreover, all the girls and women will be given free flowers in Moscow parks this day.
LE PICNIC CHICK DAY
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Powerhouse suggests celebrating the International Women’s Day with the favourite women’s occupation – shopping. On March 8, the mansion at Taganka will become a venue for Le Picnic Chick Day Fair.
Visitors will find there bright spring dresses, unusual jewelry, nice underwear, eco cosmetics, backpacks and other pleasant things to buy on a festive spring day. Among participants of the market are Babylon Vapeshop, Cotton Wind, Aloha Gaia, Monolama, Wurst School, Nikola-Lenivets natural laboratory, Brazgovka, NNpieces and others. The holyday will end with a concert of Moscow band Salto, so there will be dances!
The fair will pass from 12.00 to 22.00 in Dewar’s Powerhouse (Goncharnaya St., 7/4). The entrance is free.
OLDTIMER GALLERY EXHIBITION
On this long weekend, three pavilions of the Sokolniki Exhibition Center will turn into huge park of old cars. Twenty third Oldtimer Gallery, the only exhibition of technical antiques in Russia, will occupy the space of 10 thousand square meters.
The considerable part of the exposition is devoted to so-called Detroit baroque —cars of the 50-60th of the XX century. Visitors will also see cars on restoration (organizers call them ‘magnificent ruins’), rare modifications of tanks, real field radio stations, World War II military uniform, ancient automobile souvenirs and concept cars — design prototypes of future cars which don’t go to production. As always, it will be possible to make a free photograph and even sit in old-time cars.
EXHIBITION «VICTOR ALIMPIYEV. RADIANT»
Exhibition of one of the most famous modern Russian artists Victor Alimpiyev opened in Regina Gallery. Alimpiyev is the participant of important international events, such as the 2nd and 5th Moscow biennale, the 4th Berlin biennale and the Venetian biennale in 2003 and 2013. Works of the artist are presented in large Russian and western collections, such as Tate Modern Gallery in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the State Center of the Modern Art and the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow and many others.
In the new series of works, Alimpiyev experiments with size of canvas and materials — for example, he applied paint to canvas by means of a transfer paper. His pictures remind water flows with blades-lines developing into something solemn and seductive. The present exhibition of ‘consistently empty works’, is devoted to portraits of the British opera and chamber singer Cathleen Ferrier, who lived in the middle of the XX century.
The exhibition will last until April 3 in Regina Gallery (Center for Contemporary Art Vinzavod, 4th Syromyatnichesky Lane, 1, build. 6). Entrance is free.
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On March 7, a fair of unusual gifts Mama-Fest will take place at four venues in Moscow. Guests will be able to take part in bright festive program, which will be very interesting for the whole family, and buy bright and unusual gifts for beloved wives and mothers.
Designers will present jewelry, cosmetics, interesting interior bagatelles, home decoration, bright clothes and beautiful ware. Kids will be able to enjoy an interactive zone with fascinating program. Besides, there will pass master classes in basis of floristics and design, scrapbooking, knitting, decoration, production of cosmetics, joinery and urban-sketching. Talented designers will help you have your hand-made gifts wrapped up in elegant paper, directly at the fair.
Visitors will be able to listen to lectures on style, time-management and family psychology, and to get tickets and subscriptions to concerts, exhibitions, and other cultural events in Moscow.
Entrance to the fair is free. You can see detailed schedule of the fair and register to lectures and master classes here.
The fair will pass at the Darwin museum (Vavilova St., 57); the Museum of Moscow (Zubovsky Blvd., 2); Stozharov’s Children Art School (Narodnogo Opolcheniya St., 7, build. 2) and Onezshsky Cultural Center (Flotskaya St., 25).