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Zoos, Plays and Free Ice Cream for All

On July 3, 1954 GUM began to sell ice cream to the public, and every year since they give it away free on that date.

For lovers of the high arts, from now through September the Summer Theater Festival is showing some of the best new English-language theatrical productions on the big screen. Film versions of plays like "The Audience," starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren, and Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" from Broadway's Longacre Theater will be shown along with productions from New York's Metropolitan Opera and select documentaries. On Thursday a production from London's Young Vic Theater of Arthur Miller's "View From the Bridge" with Mark Strong will play in Moscow. Formula Kino Gorizont. 21/10 Komsomolsky Prospekt. Metro Frunzenskaya. 800-250-8025. At 19:30.

For lovers of animals, beer and blues, on Thursday the Glastonbury Pub is hosting a charity concert to help the Tbilisi zoo recover from the devastating flood on June 13-14. The concert is organized by the Moscow Zoo and the Veterinary Endoscopy School VESK Karl Storz. Levan Lomidze and the Blues Cousins will headline the show. Glastonbury Pub 13A 1st Dubrovskaya Ulitsa, Metro Dubrovka. 495-642-4543. At 8 p.m.

And then for lovers of ice cream, plan your day Friday so that you can stop into GUM. On July 3, 1954 GUM began to sell ice cream to the public, and every year since they give it away free on that date. And it's not just one cone per person, it's all you can eat. Get hungry and get to GUM. Red Square. Metro Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, and Ploshchad Revolyutsii. 495-788-4343. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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