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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Not the Phantom Menace

If Star Wars isn't your cup o' tea, see Franco Zefirelli's film, "Tea With Mussolini," a semiautobiographical account of life in Tuscany for a group of English female expats during World War II. Attributes include beautiful scenery and strong performances from Cher, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. The film shows Friday at 7 p.m. at the American House of Cinema at the Radisson Slavjanskaya Hotel, 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya. Tel. 941-8747. Metro: Kievskaya.

Techno Files

The Polytechnical Museum traces the development of Russian science and technology through the 19th and 20th centuries. Items include everything from early cameras to space stations, with the occasional robot exhibition. The building itself, built in sections over 30 years starting in 1877, is a superb example of Russian-revival architecture. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at 3/4 Novaya Ploshchad. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Tel. 923-0756. Metro: Lubyanka.

Acting Up

The Theater Na Maloi Bronnoi, Moscow's only major theater with shows running at the moment, has a wide selection of drama in the days ahead. There's "Forest" by the classic Russian dramatist Ostrovsky on Friday, No?l Coward's "Blithe Spirit" on Saturday and "Jews of the City of Peter" on Sunday, a comic play by the Strugatsky brothers. All shows start at 7 p.m. at 4 Malaya Bronnaya Ulitsa. Tel. 290-6731. Metro: Pushkinskaya.