It should be a very nice Moscow weekend with music and food festivals, a flower show, a designer market and a book fair in the very heart of the city. Let’s hope that the weather will not put a crimp in your plans.
FOOD FESTIVAL «O, DA! EDA!»
O,da! Eda! Facebook page
Large-scale gastronomic festival at Pushkinskaya embankment will bring together about 200 gastronomic projects. The main theme of this year’s festival is Honest Food: that is simple, healthy and delicious dishes.
All festival events will be held in specific thematic areas. There will work a farmers market, gastronomic startups area, a summer cinema, playgrounds, gastronomic theater, sports grounds, areas for picnic and a lyceum. Each site will offer interesting and tasty dishes, meetings with representatives of different restaurant companies, accompanied by prizes and gifts. In addition, there will be an extensive educational program with lectures and master classes from Moscow chefs, meetings with journalists, restaurateurs and moderators of culinary programs.
Gorky Park, Krymsky Val, 9
BOOKS OF RUSSIA FESTIVAL
Within the Year of Literature in Russia, the main square of the country will host a big book festival. 23 thousand square meters will be occupied by seven thematic areas with books by 300 Russian publishing houses. Guests will be able to buy new items and bestsellers of leading publishers with large discounts, learn about new trends in publishing at one of four sites, listen to Chamber Music Festival or visit book presentations.
On Friday, it will be possible to hear lecture by Vladimir Pozner, see Dmitry Brusnikin’sl play Volokolamsk Highway. On Saturday, there will be held Popular Mechanics’ lecture on human memory and the concert Music of the Words with Ksenia Bashmet and Boris Andrianov. On Sunday, the festival will celebrate the eightieth birthday of Uncle Stepa – famous hero of Russian children books, and hold a culinary master class by Artem Knyazev.
The full program can be found at here.
The festival will last until June 28 at the Red Square.
AHMAD TEA MUSIC FESTIVAL
This is the festival for those who love British music and culture. This time, the anniversary edition of Ahmad Tea Music Festival will change the format and expand the territory of the festival. Organizers promise that it will correspond to what can be seen at the British music fests.
The special guest of Ahmad Tea Music Festival 2015 will be reunited British group The Libertines. Among other participants are The Wombats and East India Youth, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize last year. If one the festival will be not enough for you, the Redaktsiya Bar will hold Ahmad tea Afterparty.
In addition, the event will also host the first British literary festival in Russia – Ahmad Tea Literature Summer.
Muzeon Arts Park, Krymsky Val Street, 2
Lambada-Market Facebook page
Summer Lambada-Market will pass at The Strelka’s territory and will bring together almost two hundred participants. Among them, according to tradition, are famous brands, private second hand shops, Russian designers and sellers of antiques. This time, special attention is given to the food court. Here you will able to taste dishes by Teabakery, The One Falafel, Prasad Cooking with Love, Netokayaki, Injir and many others. In addition, besides to two DJ music points, this market will host a concert of funk band Groove Etiquette.
The Strelka Institue, Bersenevskaya embankment, 14, build. 5a
Genesis Festival Facebook page
Genesis Festival will gather main heroes of Moscow club culture in the Bauman Garden this weekend. Labels, creative associations and promo groups will present their creativity to visitors. Thus, representatives of Electronica Records, Ghetto Kingdom, Hyperboloid, Robinson Depositories, Blow Up and many others will participate in the festival. You will be able to hear live performances of Celebrine, Onegin Please, Obgon Moscow and other prominent musicians. In addition to music and dancing, the Garden will hold a fair of designer clothes and vinyl and exhibition of art objects by street artists.
The Bauman Garden, Staraya Basmannaya Street, 15
MOSCOW FLOWER SHOW
Moscow Flower Show Facebook page
The festival, held in Muzeon, promises to become one of the most beautiful events of the year and bring together the best landscape designers from around the world. It is the most prestigious review of landscape designers in the country. It has received the informal name of landscape art fashion week.
The theme of the festival 2015 is Poetry of Gardens, due to the Literature Year in Russia. Authors will try to reflect relationship of literature and landscape art.
Within the main competition program, professional architects, landscape designers and florists from Russia and Europe will compete in the art of creating the most beautiful gardens. More than 30,000 plants and flowers will make a unique atmosphere of the festival.
Guests of the Show will be able to stroll through Kandinsky’s Surfaces Meeting, recreated by landscape architects; visit the Garden of Forgotten Books, where trees trunks will replace the usual library wall; relax under a lacy canopy аfrom cabbage leaves and inhale strawberries aroma in the Sphere garden.
June 25 – July 5
Muzeon Arts Park, Krimsky Val Street, 2