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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


New Year's in July

Sample contemporary Russian cinema with "Bednaya Sasha," or Poor Sasha, a 1997 New Year's comedy about a teenage girl who makes a deal with a thief to attract her mother's attraction. Directed by Tigran Keosayan and starring Alexander Zuyev, the film shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dom Khanzhonkova, or Moskva, movie theater at 3 Triumfalnaya Ploshchad. Tickets cost 20 rubles ($3.25). Tel. 251-5860. Nearest metro: Mayakovskaya.

Kiev at the Maly

Check out the only show of "Autumn Violins," a production of Lesya Ukrainka Theater from Kiev. The poetic melodrama by the early 20th-century playwright Ilya Surguchev is directed by Mikhail Reznikovich and stars acclaimed Ukrainian actress Valeria Zaklunnaya. The play is performed in Russian at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the Maly Theater stage at 1/6 Teatralnaya Ploshchad. Tickets starting at 5 rubles (75 cents) are available at the theater box office. Tel. 923-2621. Nearest metro: Teatralnaya.

Maple Leaf Bash

Canadians and friends of Canada are invited to celebrate Canada Day on Wednesday at the Moosehead Canadian Bar. The "Beer Garden," is open especially for the holiday. Blues Cousins, a local blues band, is scheduled to perform. The event starts at 7 p.m. and the concert at 9 p.m. at 54 Ulitsa Bolshaya Polyanka. Admission is free. Tel. 230-7333. Metro: Dobryninskaya.