Weekend in Moscow: Doctor Strange, a Smart Food Expo and More

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This week in Moscow sees the long-anticipated "Doctor. Strange" hit cinemas, an exhibition about the future of food come to town, an exceptional exhibition of Leonid Sokov at the Tretyakov gallery and much, much more.

Smart Food Expo

Get geeky over kitchens

Interested in the future of Food? This weekend Moscow hosts its very first Smart Food & Geek Garden 2016 exhibition, a prime opportunity to learn more about the what the next few years hold for the food industry — and our tastebuds. Expect informative lectures, masterclasses, new gadgets and cooking displays from the maestros of molecular gastronomy. You can even learn how to grow and cultivate fruit and veg from the comfort of your apartment.

Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center. 5th Luchevoi Prosek. Metro Sokolniki. Nov. 4-6 smartfoodexpo.ru 

Leonid Sokov

Soviet Pop Art

Don’t miss Iconic artist Leonid Sokov's current exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery. One of the best and brightest representatives of the Sots art movement — a controversial trend that emerged during the 1970’s and mixed elements of Socialist Realism with American Pop Art — Sokov’s works challenge and rethink Academic art. This exhibition features around 30 of Sokov’s works in the museum’s possession.

Doctor Strange

Weekend popcorn-fodder

Marvel’s latest superhero action film Dr. Strange hit Moscow theaters this week. If car crashes, space travel, time travel, stunning graphics and a very funny script aren’t enough to tempt you perhaps Benedict Cumberbatch as the flawed but genius Doctor Stephen Strange will. With a supporting cast including Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen you can’t really go wrong with this IMAX comic-book film.

Guided tour of the Narkomfin building

Discover Moscow's Contructivist past

Are you interested in discovering new parts Moscow? Now you can take a guided tour through the famous Narkomfin building and explore the history of avant-garde architecture and Soviet communal housing. Designed by Ginzburg in 1928, the apartments within the building were designed to encourage socialist living but now remain almost uninhabited. Tours are available in both English and Russian this month.

Narkomfin building. 25 Novinsky Bulvar, Bldg. 1 Metro Barrikadnaya English tours Nov.12 and Nov.26 engineer-history.ru/ekskursii/narkomfin-house/

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