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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Laugh to Death

The American House of Cinema is showing "Meet Joe Black," Martin Brest's 1998 romantic comedy starring Brad Pitt as the personification of Death and Anthony Hopkins as a media tycoon. The film shows in English with Russian translation via headphones at 7 p.m. Friday at the Radisson Slavjanskaya Hotel at 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya. Tel. 941-8747. Nearest metro: Kievskaya. The same film shows in Russian at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Big Hall of the Cinema Center, 15 Druzhinnikovskaya Ulitsa. Tickets cost 150 rubles ($6.55). Tel. 255-9497. Nearest metro: Krasnopresnenskaya.

Forgotten Godunov

Opera-lovers would not want to miss "Boris Godunov," a musically brilliant production of the 1871 version of Mussorgsky's opera based on Pushkin's tragedy about the Russian tsar. The show, directed by Yevgeny Kolobov, is being performed at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Novaya Opera at 3 Karetny Ryad. Tickets cost 50 to 150 rubles ($2.15 to $6.55). Tel. 200-0868/1830. Nearest metro: Mayakovskaya.

Mega-Base Funk

The Romanian Orchestra, a Moscow funk group famous for having two bass-guitars, takes the stage Friday at the Oracle Club. Music starts at 10 p.m. at 1 Sredny Ovchinnikovsky Pereulok, Building 13. Admission is 60 ruble s ($2.60). Tel. 953-0556. Nearest metro: Tretyakovskaya.