Even though the Valentine’s Day weekend is behind us and red roses no longer line the streets, the city is still bristling with exciting events. The weather is warmer so it’s a perfect weekend to take a stroll to your favorite cafe. You might get all covered in snow, but when has this ever stopped the true Muscovites? And don’t forget about next Wednesday’s Defender of the Fatherland Day, commonly called “men’s day.” Take the favorite man in your life out for a treat!
Get a taste of British comedy
If you’re a fan of British pop culture or just enjoy good comedy, you shouldn’t miss the upcoming Monty Python Movie Marathon at GES-2, Moscow’s newest arts and culture center. The beloved British comedy troupe Monty Python made several films and created a sketch comedy show, which aired on BBC. The event, supported by the British Council, will play the troupe’s four main films and feature a talk with former Python Terry Gilliam and film critic Anton Dolin. For tickets and more information, visit here.
Get in style with the “4 Seasons” market
“4 Seasons” Market is a unique way to get acquainted with Russia’s fashion designers, handmade artists and boutique brands. The market will feature 150 original items and artists from all over the country, ranging from fashionable clothes, cute scarfs and hats, organic beauty products to quirky postcards. The market will also have a food court offering delicious treats in case you need a snack to keep your strength up during your shopping spree. Find more information here.
Who doesn’t like fireworks?
Moscow is famous for its colorful, dazzling fireworks, and Feb. 23 is another occasion to light up the sky. Check out the list of sites for the best views of the spectacle. The fireworks show will start at 9 p.m. and will last 10 minutes. Just make sure to come in advance to get the best viewing spot. For the list of sites, visit here.
“Jazz with the sound of the motherland”
Embark on a musical journey with Georgian singer Levan Kbilashvili. A charismatic participant of the singing competition "Voice," Kbilashvili created his own musical tandem with the panGEO collective and quickly began to climb the ladder of musical glory. Kbilashvili has a unique, vibrant voice and his concert “Jazz with the sound of the motherland” is guaranteed to please. For tickets and information visit here.
There’s always plenty to see in Moscow’s movie theaters. So take a break from your Netflix routine and enjoy one of these gems instead! If you’re in a mood for a musical, you should see “West Side Story,” the 2021 Steven Spielberg film adaptation of the lauded Broadway musical. Check out “Dune” for a visually mesmerizing intergalactic adventure. Younger audiences might enjoy the adventure flick “Uncharted” with Spider-man actor Tom Holland. If you’re a fan of Jennifer Lopez rom coms (who isn’t?) check out her new comedy “Marry Me.” You can also rewatch some of the classics such as “Night on Earth” with 90s icon Winona Ryder or an old-time favorite Forrest Gump. For a stand-out indie film, see “C'mon C'mon,” a black-and-white road-trip drama starring Joaquin Phoenix.