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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Romance for Dessert

On Wednesday see "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover," Peter Greenaway's 1989 film. This modern fable tells the story of the wife of a barbaric crime boss who engages in a secretive romantic affair with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. The movie shows in Russian at 9 p.m. in the Small Hall at the Cinema Center at 15 Druzhinnikovskaya Ulitsa. Tickets are 80 rubles to 200 rubles ($3.30 to $8.25). Tel 205-7306. Nearest metro: Krasnopresnenskaya.

Caught in the Cross-Fire

"Bumbarash Passions," or "Strasti po Bumbarashu," a play about a simple, sincere young man who is caught up in the eventually tragic cross-fire between three warring factions during the Russian Civil War, is being performed at the Tabakov Theater on Wednesday. Directed by Vladimir Mashkov and starring Yevgeny Mironov, the play begins at 7 p.m. at 1A Ulitsa Chaplygina. Tickets cost 30 to 200 rubles ($1.25 to $8.25). Tel. 926-9685. Nearest metro: Chistiye Prudy.

Parr Photos Make Sense

Check out the "Common Sense" exhibition, which features 350 photos of contemporary life by the English photographer Martin Parr. The exhibition runs until April 12 and can be seen from noon to 5 p.m. at the Central House of Cinematographers at 13 Vasilyevskaya Ulitsa. Admission is 15 rubles (62 cents). Tel. 251-4065. Nearest metro: Belorusskaya.