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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Cream and Sugar?


Have trouble staying awake at the opera? Try a production that lasts just 40 minutes and serves up coffee to boot. "The Coffee Cantata," the Helikon Opera's charming production of Bach's comic opera, invites audience members to enjoy a cup of java with the singers. Known in Russian as Kofeinaya Kantata, the mini-opera is being performed Wednesday at 7 and 9 p.m. at 19 Bolshaya Nikitskaya. Metro Pushkinskaya. Tel. 291-1323. For reservations, call 290-0971/5835.


Supremely Honored


It might not be exactly the type of recognition the Russian Suprematist craved, but the Kazimir Malevich Party promises a very 2000-style homage to the country's late great painter. Alternative music and dance will be on the bill 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dom Center, located at 24 Bolshoi Ovchinnikovsky Pereulok, Bldg. 4. Metro Novokuznetskaya. Tel. 953-7236.


Mr. Bad Guy


We don't know what it means, but the Marquis de Sade is experiencing a renaissance of sorts: You can't look anywhere these days without seeing some sort of cultural deconstruction of the big lug. First and foremost among Moscow's contemplations of the man who gave bad behavior a good name is Yury Lyubimov's production of Peter Weiss' "Marat and Marquis de Sade." The play is being performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Taganka Theater, Taganskaya Ploshchad. Metro Taganskaya. Tel. 915-1015/1217.