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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


French Music Festival

Check out F?te de la Musique 1998, a program of improvisations, songs, dances and poetry, featuring Compagnie Lubat, a jazz-folk-rock group from France, Vladimir Chekasin, an acclaimed Russian jazzman, and his band, and the Moscow Folk Music Theater. Begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Stolitsa Cultural Center at the Central House of Artists, 10 Krymsky Val. Admission is free. Tel. 238-1955. Nearest metro: Oktyabrskaya.

German Film Day

A day of German cinema is running at the Illusion theater from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (1997), a comedy about two men suffering terminal cancer who take a last trip to the seashore, shows at 11 a.m. "New Year's Eve," a 1997 film by Oscar R?ler is on at 1 p.m. The films show with live Russian translation. The cinema is at 1/15 Kotelnicheskaya Naberezhnaya. Tickets cost 5 rubles (75 cents). Tel. 915-4327, 53. Nearest metro: Taganskaya.

Scottish Merrymaking

The Festival of Scottish Culture opens Saturday with highland games at the Bratya Znamenskiye Stadium, plus musicians and dancers from Scotland, starting at noon at 4 Ulitsa Stromynka. On Sunday, a concert of Scottish folk music will start at 1 p.m. at the big stage at the Sokolniki Park at Ulitsa Sokolnichesky Val. Entrance fee for the park is 10 rubles ($1.75), admission to the festival is free. Nearest metro: Sokolniki. For more information call 268-2629 or 299-3408.