New British Film: The Lady in the Van: Alan Bennett's autobiographical story about an elderly woman called Mary Shepherd who lived in a battered car on the driveway of the writer for 15 years. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, stars Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. In English; Russian subtitles.
Formula Kino Gorizont 21/10 Komsomolsky Prospekt. Metro Frunzenskaya. 800-250-8025. Sat. at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
New British Film Festival: see ukfilms.ru/en/2015 for full schedule of films, events, and venues. Registration required for some events.
Casino (1995): The inner workings of a corrupt Las Vegas casino are exposed in Martin Scorsese's story of crime and punishment starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci. In English; Russian subtitles.
Pioner. 21 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Metro Kutuzovskaya. 499-240-5240. Sat. at 8:25 p.m.
Hamlet: Cumberbatch: Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Lyndsey Turner's new staging of Shakespeare at the Barbican Center. In English; Russian subtitles.
Formula Kino Europe. Ploshchad Kievskogo Vokzala. Metro Kievskaya. 800-250-8025. Sun. at 3 p.m.
Evening of Frederick Ashton's Ballets: "Marguerite and Armand" to Liszt's music, "Waltz" to music by Ravel and "Rhapsody" to music by Rachmaninov. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 17 Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Metro Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-723-7325. Fri. at 7 p.m.
Novaya Rossiya Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Schnittke's (Not) A Midsummer Night's Dream. Soloist Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), conductor Yury Bashmet. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 4/31 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad. Metro Mayakovskaya. 495-232-0400. Sat. at 7 p.m.
All Shades of Blue (Vse Ottenki Golubogo): Konstantin Raikin stages Vladimir Zaitsev's play about a young man whose parents struggle with the news that he is gay. Satirikon Theater. 2 Sheremetyevskaya Ulitsa. Metro Marina Roshcha. 495-689-7844. Sat. at 7 p.m.
Inna Zhelannaya: beautiful, strong vocals, jazz, trance, psychedelic. China Town Cafe. 25/12 Lubyansky Proezd. Metro Kitai-Gorod. 495-623-6163. Sat. at 8 p.m.
The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka): This staging of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera focuses on a story of passionate love during the Russian Shrovetide carnival. Novaya Opera. 3 Karetny Ryad. Metro Mayakovskaya, Chekhovskaya. 495-694-0868. Sun. at 7 p.m.