Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair: Art lovers will have a chance to see and buy some of the finest modern art from Russia and beyond this weekend. Starting on Friday, the three-day Cosmoscow Art Fair will show art by more than one hundred Russian and foreign artists represented by more than 30 galleries. If you are not yet ready to buy, the fair will also offer exhibitions. And if you are a modern art novice, you can sign up for an excursion. Bring the kids for special children's programs while you shop for art.
Cosmoscow Art Fair. Gostiny Dvor, 4 Ulitsa Ilinka. Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii. 495-363-8072. cosmoscow.com. Fri. and Sat. noon to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 7:30 p.m. Tickets from 150-450 rubles ($2.20-6.50). For more information, see page 7.
If you'd like to get outdoors, on Saturday check out the Aptekarsky Ogorod, which is celebrating its Colors of Fall festival with a brilliant display of late-blooming flowers. This weekend they are also celebrating local grapes with free samples at 7 p.m.
Aptekarsky Ogorod, 26 Prospekt Mira, Bldg. 1. Metro Prospekt Mira. 495-680-5880. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission 200 rubles ($2.50).