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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


'Acid' Hits Screen

Everyone's talking about "The Acid House" (1999, England), Paul McGuigan's surrealist film based on three tales about drug abuse by - surprise, surprise - "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh. "The Acid House" plays at 9 p.m. at the American House of Cinema, located at 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya, in the Radisson Slavjanskaya Hotel. Metro: Kievskaya. Tel. 941-8747. Translation through headphones into Russian.

When Life Is a Dream

Some people don't need drugs to experience alternative forms of consciousness. For them, life itself is a dream. See Andrei Prikhodko's "Life Is a Dream," a staging of the philosophical drama about a prince who is raised in isolation in prison and who, upon his release, must learn to interact with people. "Zhizn Yest Son" plays at 6 p.m. at the Vakhtangov Theater's small stage, located at 26 Arbat. Metro: Arbatskaya. Tel. 241-1651.

Go Ga Ga With Va Bank

Some people use literature to escape reality. Others use music. If you require both, Russian rock band Va Bank has written a companion album to Victor Pelevin's "The Low Tundra." The album of the same name is due for official release this week. Va Bank plays Thursday at Radio Ga Ga, located in the Olimpiisky Sports Complex, 16 Olimpiisky Prospekt, between entrances 2 and 3. Metro: Prospekt Mira. Tel. 288-4818. Entrance costs 50 rubles (under $2) for men, 30 rubles for women.