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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Artful Language -- English

with as many non-native speakers as native - is touted by many as the "world's language." Be that as it may, Lena Longli's landscape and mythological paintings search out the connections between all cultures, using subtle details that both distinguish and unite humanity's disparate tribes. Her exhibition runs until Tuesday at the Roerich Center, at 3/5 Maly Znamensky Pereulok. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Metro Kropotkinskaya. Tel. 203-6419/8124.

Wild Power

An ambitious young psychiatrist. An anthropologist who refuses to speak. As the plot of psychological thriller "Instinct" unfolds, these two characters must learn to see eye to eye, the young doctor realizing how his life can be more harsh than that of "wild" gorillas whose deaths so disturb his patient. "Instinct" is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the American House of Cinema at the Radisson Slavjanskaya Hotel, 2 Berezhkovskaya Naberezhnaya. Metro Kievskaya. Tel. 941-8747.

Summer Sounds

Hear Ravel, Prokofiev and others as they might never have imagined. The Symphony Cappella of Russia will perform all-vocal versions Thursday of a wide array of music, including Joseph-Maurice Ravel's "Waltz," Francis Poulence's "Gloria" and Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. The concert is at 7 p.m. at the Conservatory Great Hall, 13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya. Metro Pushkinskaya, Arbatskaya. Tel. 299-3681/3957.