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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Brave Little Soldier

The Ekspromt Musical Theater, 2/21 Ulitsa Makarenko, Korpus 2. Tel. 921-0116. Nearest metro: Chistiye Prudy.

"The Tin Soldier," a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a brave toy soldier who jumps into the fire after his sweetheart, a paper ballerina. Set to music by Edvard Grieg, the play is performed at noon Saturday and Sunday on the theater's small stage. Tickets cost 20 rubles and can be reserved by phone or bought at the theater.

Rags to Riches

The Theater na Maloi Bronnoi, 4 Ulitsa Malaya Bronnaya, tel. 290-6731. Nearest metro: Pushkinskaya.

Saturday and Sunday the theater offers Zolushka, or Cinderella, about a poor girl who finds her handsome prince with some help from a resourceful fairy godmother. Both performances start at noon and tickets cost up to 30 rubles.

Animated Film Shorts

The Cinema Museum, 15 Druzhinnikovskaya Ulitsa, tel. 255-9095. Nearest metro: Krasnopresnenskaya.

As part of the Japanese Cultural Festival, the museum is offering animated films by Tezuka Osamu, an artist and a founder of modern Japanese animation. Shorts from the 1960s to the 1990s will show at 1, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost 10 rubles.

Japanese Woodcuts

The Oriental Art Museum, 12 Nikitsky Bulvar, tel. 202-4555, nearest metro: Arbatskaya.

Another Japanese Cultural Festival event is "Children Represented in Ukiyo-e," an exhibit of 160 Japanese woodcuts about children. The exhibit runs to Oct. 10, open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily except Monday. Admission is 2 to 10 rubles.