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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Makioka Sisters

The 31st Japanese Cinema Festival concludes with two screenings Tuesday. "The Makioka Sisters," Kon Ichikawa's film based on the novel of the same title about a year in the life of four sisters in the 1930s, shows at 3 p.m. with Russian subtitles. "Memories," a feature-length cartoon for adults shows at 6:30 p.m. with English subtitles and simultaneous interpretation in Russian. The festival is at the Central House of Actors at 35 Stary Arbat. Admission is free. Tel. 926-5584. Nearest metro: Arbatskaya.

Life on Mars

Check out the widely acclaimed Stanislavsky Drama Theater production "Is There Life on Mars?" -- a one-man show performed by avant-garde rock musician and eccentric actor Pyotr Mamonov. Based on Anton Chekhov's play "The Proposal," the performance starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Tverskaya Ulitsa. Tickets cost 80,000 to 150,000 rubles ($13.25 to $25). Tel. 299-7224. Nearest metro: Tverskaya.

Writer's Art

See the exhibit "Two on the Steps" at the Central House of Artists, featuring paintings and graphics by Russian writer and former Soviet-era dissident Vladimir Voinovich and the unique book illustrator Vladimir Lyubarov. The exhibit is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except Monday at 10 Krymsky Val. Tickets cost 15,000 rubles ($2.50), 5,000 rubles (75 cents) for students. Tel. 238-1245. Nearest metro: Oktyabrskaya.