Support The Moscow Times!

War Documents, Avant-Garde Jewish Artists and 'Woe From Wit' – What to Do in Moscow on Tuesday

A portrait of Marc Chagall, one of the artists whose work is on show at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.

Afterplay (Posle Zanavesa): Yevgeny Kamenkovich stages Anton Chekhov's one-act comedy "The Bear" and "Afterplay," Brian Friel's play that imagines a romantic meeting between Andrei Prozorov of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" and Sonya Serebryakova of "Uncle Vanya" in the Soviet era. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 29 Naberezhnaya Tarasa Shevchenko. Metro Kutuzovskaya. 499-249-1921. At 7 p.m.

Woe From Wit (Gore Ot Uma): Alexander Yatsko directs the classic Griboyedov comedy about a witty young man receiving a cool reception from friends when he returns home from abroad. Mossoviet Theater Stage Pod Kryshei.16 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-699-2035. At 7 p.m.

War Is In Me (Voina Uchastvuyet vo Mne): drawings from the 1940s by Max Alpert, Rostislav Barto, Boris Zelensky, Yevgeny Rastorguyev, Nina Vatolina, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Leonid Soifertis and others. Also on display are war photographs, letters, posters, newspapers and other documents. ArtStory Gallery. 14 Staropimenovsky Pereulok. Metro Tverskaya, Mayakovskaya. www.art-story.com. 495-650-1343. Noon to 8 p.m.

Vladimir Nemukhin and Lidia Masterkova: retrospective of works by these two avant-garde artists from museum and private collections. Moscow Museum of Modern Art on Gogolevsky. 10 Gogolevsky Bulvar. Metro Kropotkinskaya. 495-231-3660. www.mmoma.ru. Noon to 8 p.m, ticket office to 7:15 p.m.

Jewish Artists in the Russian Avant-Garde: 1910s-80s. Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center: 11 Ulitsa Obraztsova. Bldg. 1A. Metro Savyolovskaya, then two stops by bus 12 to Ulitsa Obraztsova. 495-645-0550, www.jewish-museum.ru. Noon to 10 p.m.

Russian Philharmonia Symphony Orchestra performs Khachaturyan, Babadzhanyan, Komitas and others. Conductor Karen Durgaryan. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. 52 Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya. Building 8. Metro Paveletskaya. 495-730-1011. At 7 p.m.

Foreign-Language Movie

Birdman (2014): In the Oscar best-picture winner, a washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's comedy starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton.

Pyat Zvyozd-Novokuznetskaya. 25 Ulitsa Bakhrushina. Metro Paveletskaya. 495-916-9169. In English; Russian subtitles. At 4:40 p.m.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.