This weekend is very eventful. Besides celebrating Easter and the Astronautics Day, you can visit a film festival and movie screenings, see the parade of trams, go for a bike ride or participate in a charitable race.
WORLD DAY OF AIRCRAFT AND ASTRONAUTICS
One spring afternoon on April 12, 1961, a spaceship with a human on board left our planet for the first time in the history of humanity. Yury Gagarin became the first astronaut. His first space flight had lasted less than 2 hours.
A year after, in 1967, USSR celebrated first Day of Astronautics. In 1968, the holiday gained world recognition, and in 2011, the UN proclaimed April 12 The International Day of Human Space Flight.
Moscow has prepared some interesting events for the holiday. During the World Day of Aircraft and Astronautics, it will be possible to look at documentary films and frames of scientific experiments, get into a black hole and see the Leonov’s space equipment, to visit Saturn rings and to solve secrets of the red planet. Most of the space events will take place at VDNKh and Moscow Planetarium.
Read more about events on the World Day of Aircraft and Astronautics in Moscow here.
Orthodox people will celebrate Easter on April 12. There will be many festive events in Moscow: festivals, creative and culinary master classes, speeches of street actors and, of course, Easter actions in parks and at streets of the capital.
Thus, fairs with light installations, eggs and Easter cakes will appear on central streets of Moscow within Easter Gift Festival. Easter Gift platforms will appear on Arbat, Bolshaya Dmitrovka, Kuznetsky Bridge and Vozdvizhenka Streets, Nikitsky and Tverskoy Boulevards, Pushkinskaya, Teatralnaya, Tverskaya and Novopushkinskaya Squares, Pyatnitskaya Street, Lavrushinsky and Klimentovsky lanes. For example, the Tverskaya Square will host a light labyrinth and a huge seven-meter egg made of spring flowers and equipped with internal illumination. Moreover, an Easter cake weighing nearly a ton will be cooked at Pushskinskaya Square at 16.00 on Sunday.
Read more about Easter events in Moscow here.
Moscow electric transport celebrates its 116 anniversary this year. Therefore, the capital awaits spectacular show – The Trams Parade. Holiday flags, 3 thousand balloons, stickers with symbolic of the holiday and 2 thousand badges will decorate 40 trams participating in the show.
This day everyone will be able to have a ride to the past in the old Moscow transport, to see a special uniform of different eras and to participate in the entertainment program.
For the first time the parade took place in honor of the 115th anniversary of the Moscow electric transport a year ago. Then the audience saw 17 retro cars of different eras from Mosgortransport’s museum, as well as trams of new generation.
The parade will pass on April 11, from 11.00 to 14.00, at Chistoprudny Boulevard.
DANGER! BIKES! RIDE
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On April 11, cyclists will gather at the observation deck of the Russian Academy of Sciences to give start to a bicycle season 2015. The route will pass through the main streets of Moscow’s center and will end at the square near the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
There will be no difficult routes, unclear cards with mysterious tags. It will be simply a nice bicycle walk through the center of the city.
It is a wonderful opportunity to dust off your bicycles, take many good pictures, get acquainted with many cyclists, and receive a lot of positive emotions.
Danger! Bikes! will also provide a bike rental service, so you can participate in the ride without having your own bike. To rent a bike, you should register here.
The ride will begin at 23.00 at Leninsky Prospekt, 32.
BLADE RUNNER ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Every month within one weekend, guests of the Pioneer Cinema can watch a selection of the classical pictures united by the general subject, style or a name of the director within the cycle At Cinema. At Last. The program gained big popularity; therefore, Pioneer Cinema organizes additional screenings of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner on April 11.
Blade Runner is one of the main fantastic movies of the XX century, the revolutionary screen version of Filip Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. The movie has generated a new cyberpunk style and defined its development for decades ahead.
The rental version of the movie significantly differed from Ridley Scott’s plan, having provoked appearance of several alternative, but all the same incomplete versions. Only recently, Ridley Scott has restored the film, added missing scenes. The new version, presented in the initial director’s view received a name Blade Runner: The Final Cut.
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CHARITABLE RACE PATRIKI RUN
A charitable running Patriki Run will pass on Patriarchal Ponds on April 11. Money raised during the action will be contributed to Galchonok Fund to help children with disorders of the central nervous system.
Both adults and children will be able to take part in the running. There will be distances on three and five kilometers for adults, and a special distance on 450 meters for children.
Running will begin at 11.00 and will end with about 12.00 by the runners’ awards ceremony. There will also pass a lottery, in which you will be able to win Wax&Go and Fen Dry Bar beauty certificates, sweets from Michel’s Bakery and Retseptor cafe, and Cocoface organic cosmetics and coconut water. All participants of the running will take part in the lottery.
To participate in Patriki Run, it is necessary to register in Retseptor cafe at Bolshoy Kozikhinsky Lane, Pro Trener Fitness Studio at Blagoveschensky Lane or in Michel’s Bakery in Spiridonyevsky Lane. You will have to fill in the questionnaire, bring a deposit of 500 rubles and receive a badge of the participant.
NORTH WAY FILM FESTIVAL
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The Center for Documentary Cinema presents a festival of modern nonfiction films from Scandinavia and Iceland. On Saturday at 17.00, there will be held a presentation of the Stockholm Tempo Festival program and meeting with one of the festival’s directors Gustav Hilbom. Later, there will be shown a film about internal and external emigration in human life within the Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart program. Then visitors will see A Space Odyssey in the Arctic – a movie about the first steps in space exploration and life of the Arctic stations. There will also take place a meeting with director Lars Einar Skageberg, and after it – a concert of Norwegian group Grand Island.
On Sunday, at 17.00, the festival will show incredibly beautiful movie To the North from the Sun – a story of two friends-surfers, who have caught the highest wave in the world at Norwegian coast. Later that day, it will be possible to see the short meter program, prepared by organizers of the International Film Festival in Tromsyo.