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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Passionate Prokofiev

Enjoy an evening of classical music at the Helikon, famous for its staging of little-known musical pieces by great composers. Wednesday's "Maddalena" is an early opera by Sergei Prokofiev that enshrouds a traditional love triangle in mysticism. The program also includes Igor Stravinsky's one-act folk opera "Mavra." Curtain time is 7 p.m. The theater is located at 19 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa. For reservations call: 290-0371. Nearest metro: Pushkinskaya and Borovitskaya.

Scandalous Liaison

Don't miss a chance to see "Lolita," Stanley Kubrick's 1961 cinematic version of Vladimir Nabokov's novel about a middle-aged professor obsessed with a teenage nymphet. Starring James Mason, the film will be shown in the original English at 6:30 p.m. in Hall 4 of the Cinema Museum at 15 Druzhinnikovskaya Ulitsa. Tickets cost 10 rubles ($1.75). Tel 255-9095. Nearest metro: Krasnopresnenskaya.

Mayakovsky Mayhem

Check out a bizarre arrangement of documents and photographs from the life of poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, flung about the museum in the building where he lived and committed suicide. The Mayakovsky Museum, located at 3/6 Proyezd Serova, is open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m the rest of the week. It is closed the last Friday of every month. Admission is 6 rubles ($1). Tel. 928-2569. Nearest metro: Lubyanka.