This will be a perfect weekend for bike lovers and not only for them! Several bicycle rides, as well as music, arts and cultural festivals await you in Moscow on July 11-12.
FESTIVAL OF MODERN RUSSIAN ART FORMA
This weekend the Kristal Factory will host the Fourth Festival of Modern Russian Art Forma. Forma is a kind of experimental platform that helps connecting different areas of art and creating new avant-garde projects.
The public will witness diverse manifestations of Russian culture – music, contemporary art, theater, performance art, poetry, modern dance, design, and more. There will be a variety of performances and exhibitions of art objects by leading Russian artists.
In addition, at the festival-market you will be able to buy different products – from vinyl to clothes, shoes and other goods, invented in Russia. Moscow restaurants will treat everyone with street food – falafel, burgers, noodles, sandwiches, spring rolls and cupcakes.
Kristal Factory, Samokatnaya Street, 4
NIGHT MOSCOW BIKE PARADE
Night Bike Parade Facebook page
On Saturday, July 11, the First Moscow Night Bike Parade will take place. Thousands of participants will travel through the central streets of Moscow, thus expressing support for the development of bicycle infrastructure in the city.
Gathering of participants will take place at 22:00 at Suvorovskaya Square, near the Theatre of Russian Army. The ride will start at 23:00. The route of the first night bike ride will make about 20 km, but it will be announced right before the start. The finish point is also kept in secret, but organizers say that it will be in the very heart of Moscow.
Please keep in mind that your bike must be equipped with a rear and front lights – it is a prerequisite to participate in the bike ride. People on bikes without lights will not be allowed to participate in order to common security.
All additional information can be found here.
Suvorovskaya Square, near the Theatre of Russian Army
FRUIT VIBRATIONS FESTIVAL
Fruit Vibrations site
On July 11-12, the Muzeon Arts Park will hold a bright festival Fruit Vibrations. This event promises to be one of the biggest summer dance fests in Russia. This is not surprising, because the world-famous musicians will be the headliners. Mark Sixma, Mat Zo, Bass King and others will play their music.
Music picnic will have a unique atmosphere that reflects all facets of contemporary dance culture at historically significant place in Moscow, the impressive number of famous bands and quality of offered entertainment, demonstrating the taste of everything: installations, musical content and summer fruit treat.
Muzeon Arts Park, Krymsky Val Street, 2
Tickets cost from 2000 (€27.20) to 7000 rubles (€95.21).
DAY OF FRANCE AT THE FLAKON DESIGN FACTORY
Flakon Facebook page
Design Factory Flakon invites Muscovites and city guests to celebrate The Day of France! The creative platform will become a miniature of the most romantic countries in the world. The most fortunate couple will win a trip for two to France and the rest will be able to enjoy its atmosphere, without leaving Moscow!
On this day, the Flakon territory will be divided into several thematic areas. At the food court, guests of the festival will be able to taste dishes of national cuisine. The shelves of a huge convenience store will offer something useful to everyone – an individual fragrance, vintage jewelry or souvenirs. The whole day, there will work exhibitions of French paintings and hats.
In the back yard, a relaxation area will be organized. There visitors will be able to lie on a makeshift beach, listen to great music and master French national sport – petanque.
Children will enjoy entertainment program from P’titCREF kindergartens network. It will also be possible to have some rest at a quiet corner where you will be able to read your favorite books and paint pictures.
The evening will end with massive flash mob for adults – guests will have to show the longest French kiss.
Ellen and the Boys band will provide musical accompaniment throughout the day. In the evening, DJ Dean Rankov and Élodie Frégé will perform their music.
Flakon design Factory, B. Novodmitrovskaya Street, 36
INTERPARK BICYCLE RIDE
Interpark Ride VK page
First InterPark Bicycle Ride is a unique event. Each participant has the opportunity to start in the closest park and finish in the main bike park of the capital – Sokolniki.
The Bike Ride route presents historical places of the capital and unites 13 parks. Along the way, participants will have to fulfill the tasks of the quest. On the day of the event, each team will need to arrive at the start point and confirm the registration in time. After the start, the team will receive envelopes with basic tasks. It is important that every member of the team pass each waypoint. If it is not done, the results will be considered invalid. The winning team will be detected by determining the amount of points.
You can register and learn more here.
The Sokolniki Park, Sokolnichesky Val Street, 1