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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


String Ties

On Friday the American House of Cinema is showing "The Red Violin," Fran?ois Girard's film that follows the story of a famous Nicolo Bussotti violin from 17th century Italy to modern Montreal, where a collector (Samuel L. Jackson) tries to establish its identity and hidden secrets. The film shows at 7 p.m. at the American House of Cinema in the Radisson Slavjanskaya Hotel, 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya. Tel. 941-8747. Nearest metro: Kievskaya.

The Great Scheme

In "Jacques and his Master," Milan Kundera's play based on the book by Denis Diderot, a traveling aristocrat and his servant first reminisce about past loves, and then start to philosophize about the greater scheme. Konstantin Raikin, as Jacques, shines in this pleasant, unpretentious comedy. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Friday at the Satirikon Theater, 8 Sheremetyevskaya Ulitsa. Tel. 289-7844. Nearest metro: Rizhskaya, then trolleybus No. 18 or 42 to the Gavana movie theater.

Underrated Wine

Head to the club Bedniye Lyudi to see "Wine," a band from St. Petersburg, play songs from their English-language album "Underrated," as well as covers of hits by the Kinks, the Smiths and Brit pop groups. The concert begins at 10 p.m. at Bedniye Lyudi, 11/6 Bolshaya Ordynka. Tel. 951-3342. Nearest metro: Tretyakovskaya.