On Saturday at Kolomenskoye Estate, Afisha is holding its 12th annual "picnic"— aka the biggest all-day bash of the summer. How big is it? Last year about 50,000 people came. It's so big it has its own page on Wikipedia.
So what is it? First, it's music: 15 groups on two stages, including stars Zemfira and Ivan Dorn. Second, it's cool stuff to do, like go to a master class or audition to read Chekhov live on air, or do a quest, or go to an open-air museum.
Third, it's a marketplace where you can buy clothes, from haute couture to snarky t-shirts, and toys and cards and bikes and hats and books and crystals and shoes and glasses and a whole lot more.
Fourth, it's food: a whole fudkort (food court) filled with vendors flipping burgers, pulling pizzas out of ovens, squeezing juice, making salads and sweets and ice cream. You can even do a detox, though, like, why?
And finally, it's on the banks on the Moscow River in a magnificent historical park with 49,999 other really cool people. Go. It's expensive (from 2,700 to 7,500 rubles), but too cool to miss.
For more information and tickets online, see: picnic.afisha.ru. Kolomenskoye Estate. 29 Prospekt Andropova, 495-780-7967. Metro Kolomenskaya. From noon to 11 p.m.