I have gathered the city’s brightest events in October.

Manhattan Short Film Festival 

The world’s largest short film festival is taking place at Pioneer Cinema from Sept 28 until Oct 12. Upon entry at all participating venues around the world, festival attendees are handed a Voting Card and an Official Program and asked to vote for the ONE Film and Actor they feel should win!





Over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, and Universities for one purpose…to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Check the schedule here

The Biggest Needlework Fair in Moscow 

Oct 28-Oct 29

The needlework ArtFlection fair will be held at DI Telegraph. Craftsmen from more than 20 Russian cities will participate.Visitors can view and buy toys, interior decorating items. designer clothes, pots and pans and lots more.Operating hours 11.00 – 20.00. Entrance is free.

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Golden Autumn Festival 

Until Oct 8

The “Golden Autumn” food festival has opened in the heart of Moscow.Tens of chalet-tents are set in the city centre (including Manezhnaya Square, Kuznetsky Most, Tverskaya Street)  to treat residents and guests with all sorts of traditional and exotic dishes, candies and souvenirs.Entrance is free. Operating hours 11.00-20.00.The festival will run until October 8.

The "Golden Autumn" festival in Moscow

The Moscow Gatronomic Festival 

Until Oct 30

The festival opens with 75 restaurants welcoming clients to special contestant set-menus from their master chefs.One of the best attractions of the menus are the prices: customers can taste the main dishes of Moscow’s fanciest restaurants at significantly discounted prices! Check the list of the participants and the addresses here http://mgf.gastronomic.ru/

Leonardo Da Vinci in Moscow 

until Nov 12

The multimedia exhibition “Leonardo Da Vinci: The Immersion”   opened at the Zil Culture Centre. This is an original and integrated show consisting of short films and 3D animation covering the core works and images of the painter. The exhibition is open until November 12. Entrance prices start at 300 rubles. Operating hours 11.00-21.00.For more information click here (Russian)

Free Oxygen Coctails in Moscow 

Oct 7 – Oct 8

The “Dunyasha” Gift Market  will open  in the ARTPLAY Design Center on October 7 – October 8 for two days. Hand-made souvenirs, textiles, toys will be available for purchase. Live bands will be on stage throughout the weekend. For those who register here a welcome oxygen cocktail is free!

American Film Festival 

until Oct 30

The  AmFest Film Festival is taking place in Moscow from September 27 to October 30. It includes some of the latest American feature, independent, and documentary films.  All films will be shown in English, with Russian subtitles.Here is the program.

Day of Finland 

Oct 14

Day of Finland will be held at Flacon on October 14. All visitors can try the Finnish national dishes and have hot Finnish drinks prepared by chefs in huge vats. Finnish food and lovely trinkets market will take place in Loft area. Operating hours 13.00-21.00. Entrance is free!

Land of Mirrors 

Until Nov 18

Keiichi Tanaami is one of the leading pop artists of postwar Japan and has been active as a multi-genre artist since the 1960s as a graphic designer, illustrator, video artist and fine artist.His series of erotic paintings featuring Hollywood actresses done in the early 70s became an important body of work and Tanaami became known as an artist with a witty eye for American culture. His works are on display this month at the small exhibition at Gary Tatintsian Gallery. Entrance is free.

Takashi Murakami

Sept 29 – Feb 4 2018

The first retrospective of Takashi Murakami in Russia is on display at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, offering a completely new perspective on this prolific artist’s output.

Open daily, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Ticket prices start at 300 rubles. Check the details here 

“Peter Bruegel. Inverted World”

Until 31 Jan 2018

Pieter Bruegel was the greatest member of a large and important southern Netherlandish family of artists in the 16th-17th century. He was an astoundingly inventive painter and draftsman, and, due to the continuity of the faily trade and the industry that developed in prints and his works, Bruegel’s impact was widespread and long lasting.  The exhibition at ARTPLAY is an original and integrated show consisting of short films covering the core works and images of the painter.

Ticket prices start at 450 rubles. Operating hours Sun,Mon-Thurs – 11.00-21.00 Fri,Sat – 11.00-22.00

Check the details here.