Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra performs Haydn's Symphony No. 102, Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Kraft's Cello Concerto. Soloist Alexander Rudin, conductor Matthew Halls. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 4/31 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-232-0400. At 7 p.m.
First Flash (Pervaya Vspyshka): Jorma Elo's ultramodern dance piece to Sibelius' music, staged by Christophe Dozzi. Also in program are Nacho Duato's "Por Vos Muero" to early Spanish music, and his triptych "Na Floresta." Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 17 Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Metro Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-723-7325. At 7 p.m.
The Nutcracker (Shchelkunchik): Tchaikovsky's classic Yuletide ballet staged by Natalya Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyov. Grand Moscow Classical Ballet production. Novaya Opera. 3 Karetny Ryad. Metro Mayakovskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-694-0868. At 7 p.m.
History of the Jews: This multimedia interactive exposition focuses on key historical periods and begins at the Beginning Theater with a 4-D film based on the Torah, permanent display. Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. 11 Ulitsa Obraztsova, Bldg. 1A. Metro Savyolovskaya, then two stops by bus 12 to Ulitsa Obraztsova. Sun. to Thurs. noon to 10 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. closed Sat. and Jewish holidays. 495-645-0550, jewish-museum.ru.
Uncle Vanya (Dyadya Vanya): Rimas Tuminas' often grotesque staging of Chekhov's play about people whose lives slip away in the Russian countryside. Stars Sergei Makovetsky. Vakhtangov Theater. 26 Arbat. Metro Arbatskaya. 499-241-1679. At 7 p.m.
Beat Film: A City Is an Island (Gorod-Ostrov, 2014): Timothy George Kelly's film, shot in Montreal, is an exploration of an independent music scene unintegrated with the culture surrounding it. Center of Documentary Cinema. At 9 p.m. 2 Zubovsky Bulvar, Bldg. 7. Metro Park Kultury. 495-637-7919, cdkino.ru. In English; Russian subtitles.