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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

TAKE THE KIDS:




Pushkin Party


Take your child to Toy Land during its week of games dedicated to the 200th birthday of Russia's most beloved poet, Alexander Pushkin. There will be competitions and a dance during the Pushkin celebration, which runs through Sunday at the Palace of Child and Youth Creativity at 17 Ulitsa Kosygina. The games begin at 10:30 a.m Thursday and Friday and at 11 a.m Saturday and Sunday. Children can also take advantage of Toy Land's more than 30 games, which cater to all kinds of tastes in toys. Tickets cost 10 rubles. Nearest metro: Universitet.


Toonfest


See the retrospective of the prominent Soviet animator Yevgeny Gamburg on Thursday, when some of his most loved cartoons will be shown, including "Robbery a la ...," a humorous sketch on Western gangster movies, and "Blue Pet," the sad saga of a small pet who had trouble making friends because of his strange color, and "Dog in Boots," a canine version of "The Three Musketeers." The shows start at 2:20 p.m. Admission is free for children. The Pioneer Movie Theater is located at 21 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Nearest metro: Kievskaya.


Play Doctor


Watch the story of Russian Doctor Dolittle, whose name is Doctor Aibolit, which roughly translates as Doctor Ouch-It-Hurts. Just like his British colleague, Doctor Aibolit can understand the language of animals. See the show at the Moscow Shadow Theater on Friday at 11 a.m or 1:30 p.m. The theater is located at 60/10 Izmailovsky Bulvar. Tickets cost 10 rubles. Nearest metro: Izmailovskaya.