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Two cities – a million impressions! The most interesting events in Moscow and St. Petersburg weekly editors of Afisha together with the Tourism Committee of the city of Moscow and the Development Committee

Two cities – a million impressions! The most interesting events in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Weekly editors of Afisha, together with the Tourism Committee of Moscow and the Tourism Development Committee of St. Petersburg, choose the most interesting events that take place in two capitals. This time we talk about unusual productions, relevant exhibition projects and large -scale festival events.


Artlife Fest 2021

Where: Manege
When: 25 – 31 October

Since the founding of Artlife Fest in 2018, a little time has passed, but the festival has already managed to become a loud and expected event in the world of contemporary art. Despite the special conditions dictated by the pandemic, the coming event promises to be large -scale. At the end of October, 63 artists from 23 countries who create in different techniques will present their works in the arena of their works: from academicism and hyperrealism to digital and feather illustrations. An interactive festival on the topic “The Path of New Reality” will present the audience with an exposition of more than 330 works, master classes and copyright lectures. Among the headliners are Aranitsas Martinez, Susan Mata, Michelle Korman, Mark Tennant and Mark Konstantin Hindil.

Multimedia exhibition BANKSY

Where: Space Lumier-Hall
When: October 11, 2021 – January 9, 2022

The creative space Lumier Hall regularly pleases the Moscow public with multimedia exhibitions that develop a new way of interaction between spectators and works of art. Since October, the site offers to plunge into the creative world, perhaps the most famous and mysterious street artist of our time – Banksy. His personality is still covered with legends, and spectators learn about the emergence of new works from his Instagram. The figurative statements of the author are often addressed to acute -social topics and topical plots. For multimedia show, reproductions of key graffiti Banksy and the originals of individual works were collected.

Sport and healthy lifestyle festival SN Pro Expo

Where: Space Main Stage
When: October 22 – 24

In 2020, the most massive multi-sports festival in Russia had to be canceled, but this year SN Pro Expo Forum promised to return and become a dynamic end of the next week. The world-famous athletes and coaches will participate in a fitness office, where they will talk about the main principles of a healthy lifestyle and an ideal sports form in theory and in practice. Visitors are waiting for master classes and competitions in various sports areas, an extensive business program, an exhibition of sports brands, DJs, beauty zones and healthy food in a food court.

Short Worldwide Shortfilmfestival festival

Where: Various venues in Moscow
When: 21 – 31 October

On the occasion of the Shnit festival, in the last week of October, popular Moscow film venues will replenish their repertoire with short films of various genres. The upcoming film review is interesting with a wide program, which includes the national competition Made in Russia, the international part and out-of-competition selections with experimental and comedy films. The list of participating short films boasts 60 works from authors from all over the world. From the world premieres on Shnit, you can watch the drama of growing up by Diana Mashanova Toli, the film by Anatoly Koblov Global warming will kill us all and the film by Danila Lipatov The sea worries once. Overture – a visual study of the image of Crimea through the lenses of CCTV cameras

Simple Music Ensemble. Zemfira. Concert at the Khlebozavod

Where: Space Hlebozavod
When: October 20 at 20:00

Zemfira recorded her debut album in 1998–1999 with the participation of the leader of the Mumiy Troll group, Ilya Lagutenko. The record Zemfira not only became incredibly successful, but also launched the boom of Russian female rock. In her songs, Zemfira focuses on the work of Viktor Tsoi and Thom Yorke, but at the same time creates music that is unique for the Russian stage. Her songs are featured in the films of Kira Muratova and Renata Litvinova, and already on October 20, you can listen to Zemfira's best compositions at Khlebozavod performed by the chamber music ensemble Simple Music Ensemble.

Rock opera Crime and Punishment

Where: Moscow Musical Theater
When: until October 24

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The author's trio of Andrei Konchalovsky, Eduard Artemiev and Yuri Ryashentsev 35 years ago decided to compose a rock opera based on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. The idea was embodied in March 2016 on the stage of the Musical Theatre. The result is an expressive statement in which the classic plot takes on a bold reading, transferring the heroes of the novel to the gangster 90s. The action is accompanied by ragged dances, old-fashioned ballad rock, dashing stunt tricks and dynamic video projections.

St. Petersburg

Exhibition Dostoevsky in Fine Arts from the Collection of the Russian Museum

Where: Mikhailovsky Castle
When: until November 15

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For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Russian Museum has prepared an exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by the personality and work of the writer. The exposition presents his classical and abstract portraits, cycles of illustrations for works, as well as sketches of costumes and scenery (works by Alexander Benois and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin) for performances staged in the first third of the 20th century based on his works. It is curious that the exposition is located in the halls of the Mikhailovsky Castle: in the 1840s, the Engineering School was located here, where Dostoevsky was a student.

Musical performance with sand animation Don Quixote

Where: Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace
When: October 24

Cervantes conceived Don Quixote as a parody of a knightly novel and created an indisputable classic of world literature. If an adult reader sees a deep reflection in eternal topics in the work, like the ideal correlates with reality, then the children will definitely pass on an entertaining plot in which a dreamy idealist Don Quixote falls into comic situations. On October 24, young spectators will be able to plunge into the world created by Cervantes, which will appear on the stage of the Palace of Beloselsky-Belozersky in the form of a musical performance with sand animation.

Concert Sinatra Live

Where: Hermitage theater
When: 28 of October

Thanks to his romantic hits, Frank Sinatra was a real legend of the twentieth century: his records were sold by multimillion -dollar circulations, and the singer himself became eleven times the winner of the Grammy Award. Its velvet timbre was one of the symbols of the musical culture of America of the 1950s and continues to inspire new generations for creative experiments. One of these, the concert of the “Live Sinatra”, will be held on October 28 at the Hermitage Theater. Significant hits of synaters performed by St. Petersburg jazz musicians will sound on the stage.

International Festival of Independent Video Art Mustsee-2021

Where: Sevkabel port
When: October 20 – December 20

The Mustsee 2021 festival will open the audience with the art of video art in large -scale installation, which will take three floors. Until December 20, at the “Sekabel Port” you can see experiments in the field of media art, the capabilities of which in their works are mastered by Francois Vogel, Natalie Karpushenko, Gabrielle Barsia-Kollobo, Hirotoshi Ivasaki and other modern artists from around the world. Their work in the form of a video art demonstrates a different approach to creating art worlds and creative statements on topical topics. In addition to the exhibition of spectacular works at the festival, master classes and scores of copyright cinema are planned.

Exhibition Nick Visi. X-Ray Men

Where: Erarta
When: Until 6 February 2022

The press service of the Erart Museum

The British photographer Nick is experimenting with x -ray devices of various capacities, looking inside the usual objects and finding a hidden meaning in them. The visa opened his creative method, working at one of the morning television shows, where he was instructed to find a can of cola with a prize code using radiography. In the process of monotonous work, the photographer decided to do a similar operation with his sneakers. The visa was delighted with the resulting picture and has since use X -rays to create original images, which will be exhibited in Erart until February 6th