Here is our usual list of the most interesting events in Moscow this weekend, August 22-23.
ROSTECH FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
On August 21 and 22, the Vorobyovy Gory will host the First International Fireworks Festival Rostech. The best pyrotechnics specialists from Europe, Asia, Latin America and Russia will attend International Fireworks Festival organized by the Rostech Corporation. They will compete with each other, showing the most impressive programs. Most of the teams already have several major awards at international fireworks festivals. Two competitive days will end up with the grand finale. Russian team of lighting and pyrotechnic designers will present their multimedia show, combining fireworks, water, music and light in a special performance.
Note that Kosygina Street and Universitetsky Prospect will be pedestrian zones during the festival.
Friday, August 21
Kosigina Street, observation deck Vorobyovy Gory
The Muzeon Art Park will hols a family festival this Sunday. The territory of the park will be divided into several thematic zones. Thus, at the Be Active! Site it will be possible to play children’s mini-football, mini-basketball, table tennis and mini-golf. The Technopark site will offer participation in master classes, visiting unusual art areas and getting gifts. At the gastronomic area, visitors will find many dishes to suit all tastes: sandwiches, beef burgers, chicken in pita bread with original sauce, first-class coffee, delicious ice cream and much more.
Besides, professional cosmetologists and stylists will help you to pick up a unique flavor, to make your hair done or to create a new look at the Fashion and Beauty site. Handicraft Zone, presented by the Burda Academy, will help you learn how to sew, make jewelry and fashion accessories.
In addition, every guest will be able to buy a beautiful paper Japanese crane, make a wish and hang it on the tree at the Good Alley. All the money, collected by the campaign will go to Konstantin Khabemsky’s charity fund.
Sunday, August 23
Muzeon Arts Park, Krimsky Val Street, 2
FESTIVALS IN THE HERMITAGE GARDEN
Galchonok Fund site
On Saturday, August 22, the Hermitage Garden will host the Soloma Festival, held under the motto Reap the Fruits of Creativity. During the event, artists, musicians and poets will present results of their creativity – new songs, poems and albums, to the audience.
In the evening, well-known musicians and poets: Vadim Korolev from the OQJAV, Vera Polozkova, Nikola Melnikov and others will perform. Guests will be able to listen to music and poetry while relaxing on haystacks. Besides, anyone will be able to read poetry or make a declaration of love to the sound of the piano.
On Sunday, the Garden will host Galafest – one of the most unusual and anticipated festivals this summer. The main goal of the Galafest festival is to create a friendly atmosphere for special children.
Guests of the festival will attend more than 10 creative areas. Galafest will bring together leaders in the field of children’s education, which will present unique master classes, covering all areas of development – creativity, sports, personal improvement and science. Of course, there will be a lot of soap bubbles, dancing, singing, and many other attractions.
FOODIEZ WEEKEND IN THE MUSEUM OF MOSCOW
Foodiez Facebook page
Foodiez of Moscow team and the Museum of Moscow launch a new unusual project Foodiez Weekend. There will be a series of festivals combining a variety of activities. This weekend visitors of the museum’s courtyard will witness a big festival of contemporary urban culture. There will be screenings of interesting documentaries. For example, one of them was shot by photographer David LaChapelle and talks about clown dance subculture, and the other is dedicated to the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Besides, the festival will host clothing stores, barbershops and gastronomic kiosks. Children will visit a small petting zoo, archaeological sandbox and Multicube innovative cinema.
The event will be accompanied by music from Moscow DJs: Etnie, Erikona and Kaizer.
Saturday, August 22
Museum of Moscow, Zubovsky Boulevard 2
THE BLACK SQUARE PERFORMANCE
ZIL Art Facebook page
Performance dedicated to the main character of Suprematism – the Black Square, will pass at the territory of the former Likhachev factory, which will turn into a residential quarter in a few years. Presently, creative life buzz there. On Saturday, there will be a celebration dedicated to the centenary of the Malevich’s Black Square. Anyone will be able to take part in the performance upon advanced registration.
Participants will make a hundred-meter reproduction of the painting and form a zero with orange vests. Nastia Tarasova and Irina Shatalova from the Docker – a project of author non-fiction cinema – will capture the whole process.
Saturday, August 22
ZIL, Vostochnaya Street, 4
MOSCOW JAM FESTIVAL
The large-scale festival is a great opportunity to taste and buy dozens of unusual kinds of jam: rose petals, onions, plums, cinnamon, cacti and even jam with smoke! The city will be filled with fruit candies juices, berries and fruits, tea from samovars, toys and handicrafts.
Moscow Jam Festival offers a rich cultural program with tastings, master classes and performances of artists. Children will enjoy the separate area, where they will learn to perform choreographic figures and learn the structure of the TV.
One of the main attractions of the festival is a great quantity of incredible art objects and flowerbeds of the most incredible forms. This year’s premieres are huge figures made of fruits and vegetables, 11-meter watermelon and a giant maze in the form of watermelon slices.