Faces and Laces
Street art and culture in the park
Love skateboarding, street art and funky clothing? This weekend the 10th annual Faces and Laces festival will take over Gorky Park. Catch music from British musician Kevin Martin — known by his alias The Bug — and Israeli artist Miss Red, listen to entries at the World DJ Competition and then gawk at the fancy footwork of professional BMX riders. You can also watch Italian graffiti artist Nemco at work and kit yourself out in the latest street styles at a variety of clothes stalls.
Gorky Park. 9 Krymsky Val. Metro Oktyabrskaya, Park Kultury. faceslaces.com. Aug. 6-7
Jessy Lanza in Concert
Beautiful, weird electronic pop
Jessy Lanza is a quirky electronic artist hailing from a small town called Hamilton in Ontario. She blends pop melodies, R&B elements and experimental electronic flourishes to create compelling tracks that just beg to be danced to on a summer evening with a cocktail in hand. Which is fortunate as this weekend she’ll be performing at Strelka. Her second album was released this spring and it has already achieved widely positive reviews. Other artists on Friday include the electronic group Ne Tvoe Delo (None of Your Business) and Shiny Boots&Krlow.
Strelka. 4 Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya, Bldg. 5 . Metro Kropotkinskaya. strelka.com. Aug. 5 at 10 p.m.
The Alphabet of the Museum
Celebrating 120 Years of the Museum of Moscow
The Museum of Moscow has experienced a lot of changes in its 120 year history — from its name, to its location and even its concept. This evolution and heritage is celebrated at a new jubilee exhibition set to showcase the encyclopedic collection of culturally, socially and architecturally significant objects, photos and documents the venue has gathered over the years. From “A” (Archaeology) to “L” (Moscow Legends) and “K” (Red Square) this significant collection invites you to delve into Moscow’s history and discover more about the city and its namesake museum.
Museum of Moscow. 2 Zubovsky Bulvar.Metro Park Kultury. mosmuseum.ru. Aug. 3 — Nov. 13
Icelandic Film Festival
Films from the land of ice and volcanoes
You may know little about this obscure northern nation aside from its recent footballing triumphs and beautiful, otherworldly landscape, but rest assured, Icelandic cinema punches above its weight in warmth, wit and humor. The highlight of the program is “Rams” — the winner of the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Not all of the films will have English subtitles but with scenery as beautiful as Iceland’s it should be an enjoyable evening regardless.
Muzeon park. 2 Krymsky Val, Bldg. 2. Metro Oktyabrskaya, Park Kultury. coolconnections.ru/ru/projects/631. Aug. 3-7