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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Witch Hunt

The Cinema Museum shows on Wednesday "I Married a Witch" (1942), Rene Clair's delightful comedy about a beautiful 17th century witch who returns to life to plague a politician descended from her persecutor. Starring Fredric March and Veronica Lake, the film shows with live Russian translation at 6:45 p.m. in Hall 6 of the museum at 15 Druzhinnikovskaya Ulitsa. Tickets cost 15 rubles (95 cents). Tel 255-9095. Nearest metro: Krasnopresnenskaya.

New 'Sea Gull' Opens

Iosif Raikhelgauz's new comic version of Anton Chekhov's "The Sea Gull," or Chaika, is premiering Wednesday at the Contemporary Play School. The play, about the conflicts among different generations of Russian actors and writers, stars Tatyana Vasilyeva, Mikhail Gluzsky, Lev Durov, Albert Filozov and others. Curtain time is 7 p.m. at 29/14 Ulitsa Neglinnaya. Tickets cost 20 to 40 rubles ($1.25 to $2.50). Tel. 200-0756. Nearest metro: Tsvetnoi Bulvar.

Toolbox Full of Blues

Head to Forte Club on Wednesday to hear the Blues Hammer Band, a rhythm-and-blues group led by mouth organ player Mikhail Sokolov, also known as Petrovich. The performance, featuring American blues compositions of the last three decades, starts at 8:30 p.m. at 18 Bolshaya Bronnaya Ulitsa. Tel. 202-8833. Admission is 30 rubles ($1.87). Nearest metro: Tverskaya, Pushkinskaya.