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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Not Fair in Love and War

If all's fair in love and war, maybe the actions of the fourth-century monk who convinced the lady he loved to enter a convent and repent her sins - upon doing so, she promptly died - are not so vile. Jules Massenet told their story in his opera "Tha?s," which plays Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater, located at 17 Ulitsa Bolshaya Dmitrovka. Metro Pushkinskaya. Tel. 229-8388.

Cultured Scamp

The novel you read your freshman year in college didn't prepare you for this: the scamp Chichikov, hero of Nikolai Gogol's "Dead Souls," as a cultured member of the Russian intelligentsia in Nina Sadur's adaptation of the classic novel. See "Mystification" (Mistifikatsiya) at 7 p.m. at the Lenkom Theater, located at 6 Ulitsa Malaya Dmitrovka. Metro Pushkinskaya. Tel. 299-9668.

Desire for Designs

Why do restaurant owners prefer the color red? Which print styles are most effective in commercial packaging? How has the work of graphic designers changed in the last 20 years? Learn the answers at the international graphic design exhibit at the Central House of Artists. If you visit Thursday between 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., be sure to see the exhibition "The Art and Technique of American Television Commercials." The Central House of Artists is located at 10 Krymsky Val. Metro Park Kultury, Oktyabrskaya. Tel. 737-7392. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.