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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


The Fall of Fun

The ruble crisis might just mean that the bubble of the burgeoning club scene is about to burst. The frenetic, over-hyped parties of the past with lycra-clad models and flush bankers waving their greenbacks about could be a thing of the past. This weekend, however, Moscow clubs are gearing up for City Day and the beginning of the school year. Garage, which has found a niche among Muscovites who think dressing like bikers is glamorous, is having a big party Saturday night with DJ OJ, the hip spinmeister of the moment, just like DJ Groove was a few months ago.

They have strict face control, so dress like a biker who's wearing a sports jacket for the first time, and you'll be waved in.

Garage. No cover. 15/2 Tverskaya Ulitsa, 209-1848, 24 hours. Metro: Pushkinskaya.

Take it off

Propaganda is getting raunchier. First it was one of those boho mellow hangouts where everyone pretended they weren't there to do what everyone else tries to do in clubs. Then it became hipper, more belly buttons began to emerge from among the clientele, and the music improved. This Saturday features acid jazz music and an unofficial "striptease" act, which could mean anything. At least strippers might be one profession not to go out of business in the next few months.

Propaganda. Cover: 40 rubles on Friday and Saturday. Face Control. 7 Bolshoi Zlatoustinsky Pereulok, 924-5732, noon to 6 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, to 12:30 a.m. other days.

-- Vijai Maheshwari