Moscow Events Calendar 2019

Here is our Moscow Events Calendar 2019 with the main food and cultural events, shows for kids, free days and street and film festivals!

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Here is our Moscow Events Calendar with the main food and cultural events, shows for kids, free days and street and film festivals! We keep on updating the calendar!

March
Exhibitions

Samskara Immersive Exhibition Now – Until March 31

“Samscara” is a unique combination of everything we love about the high-technology equipped exhibitions – 3D installations, panoramic projection mapping, virtual reality projection. Best described as a “digital painter,” Android Jones has become famous for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances using a custom built digital set up.To purchase tickets, please, click here (Russian)


“The Other Side of Reality” Project  Until May 12


Erik Johansson creates “street illusions” in 3D – large-scale drawings that transform the space of the street, mesmerizing passers-by with their realism. On February 14 his exhibition opens for the first time in Moscow at the Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography!Check the schedule and purchase the tickets here.

For Adults and For the Family

The Sand Tale Circus Show March 23 – March 31

For over 100 years, Russian circus acts have thrilled audiences around the world with dazzling and jaw-dropping performances packed full of artistry, hilarity and world-class athletic skills. Moscow Circus Show is a perfect blend of acrobats, art, and fun, which everyone should experience once in their lifetime. BOOK TICKETS HERE

Moscow Irish Film Festival March 13 – March 24

“Moscow Irish Week” is the largest festival of Irish culture in Russia. It always encompasses the Annual Moscow Irish Film Festival that will run in 2019 from March 13 until March 24 (the program is here)

Shows


A stunning tribute to the music of one of the greatest singers of all time. Following the footsteps of Adele and Leona Lewis, Brit School Champion, Shanice Smith delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance of this utimate tribute to Whitney Houston.BOOK TICKETS HERE

Cosmic Concert at Moscow’s Planetarium March 23

The Moscow Virtuosi State Chamber Orchestra is holding a concert as part of the project “Classical Music for Night Owls”.Under its starry cupola, the musicians will play the cosmic music of jazz legends of all times.BOOK TICKETS HERE

“Patrick’s Day and Night” Gala March 16

Moscow Ballet “La Classique” Swan Lake March 23

The illustrious Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ with their lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets will capture the imagination, the passion and the romance of the classical ballet fairytale.BOOK TICKETS HERE

Cosmic Concert at the Moscow Planetarium March 23

The Moscow Virtuosi State Chamber Orchestra is holding a concert as part of the project “Classical Music for Night Owls”, at the Moscow Planetarium.Under its starry cupola, the musicians will play the cosmic music of Frank Sinatra! BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Swan Lake in the Kremlin March 28

The “Swan Lake” ballet with brilliant music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky is currently the most famous ballet in the world, and a symbol of the Russian ballet. The base of the story is an old German legend telling about a beautiful princess Odette turned into a swan by the curse of an evil wizard Rothbart.BOOK TICKETS HERE

Moscow Burlesque Festival 2019     March 31

The first Moscow Burlesque Festival assembles the most glamorous and eye-popping burlesque dancers in the world to perform only on March 31. BOOK TICKETS HERE



Hinode Power Japan Festival March 30- March 31

Russia’s largest festival of Japanese culture will take place in Moscow. One of the key events of the Year of Japan in Russia, it will introduce visitors to the amazing culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.BOOK TICKETS HERE

Free Events

Free Museum Day March

The best museums of Moscow offer free admission on March 17 – 2019. For more information,please,click here.

Food

Veg – Life – Expo Festival March 22 – March 24

The “Veg-Life-Expo”  festival at Danilovsky Event Hall is one of the new vegan festivals in Moscow  with a space for tens of stalls and dozens of caterers. Entrance is free!

VegMarket: Food from Around the World March 30 – March 31 

The festival is moving to a new venue – Trehgornaya Manufacture (map) –  with a space for hundreds stalls and dozens of caterers.Entrance is free.

Market

The Annual Moscow Flea Market March 28 – March 31

 You can find there antique and repurposed items,  collectibles, handmade jewelry, books and art.Entrance fee is 200 rubles . For more details,please,click here

April

Shows

The “Nutcracker” Kremlin Ballet April 1

Seeing a ballet in the heart of Moscow must be every traveller’s dream. Having celebrated its anniversary, «The Kremlin Ballet» became one of the world leading troupe on the international scene performing at one of the world’s best ballet venues.BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Winter’s Tale Ballet at Bolshoi Theatre April 6

The Winter’s Tale ballet, created from Shakespeare’s play by Joby and Christopher Wheeldon, will be performed by the Bolshoi Ballet on the Historic Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre.BOOK TICKETS HERE

The “Anna Karenina” Ballet at Bolshoi Theatre April 12

The work of a great literary artist meeting the imagination of a great interpretive choreographers of the greatest ballet company in Russia, Anna Karenina is an unforgettable ballet experience.BOOK TICKETS HERE 

World Ballet Stars: Bolero, Carmen, Spartak April 14

The exclusive program will prove a magnificent and diverse showcase for top dance talent from the best international Ballet troupes .The annual Ballet Gala is claimed to be  “one of the leading cultural events of Russia”. Most of the Gala evening will be given over to classical repertoire, including the Legendary “Bolero” , “Carmen” and “Spartak” ballets.BOOK TICKETS HERE

Béjart Ballet Lausanne April 17

Since its inception in 1987, Béjart Ballet Lausanne is a reference in the choreographic world. The company is preserving its artistic excellence.BOOK TICKETS HERE

World Dance Olympiad April 27 – May 12

World Dance Olympiad in Sokolniki is the biggest dance marathon in the world! I twill encompass more that 50 international competitions in different styles. You can book your ticket here

For Adults and for The Family

The “Nutcracker” Ballet for Kids April 14

Visions of sugarplums and beautiful ballerinas will dance in your head after seeing Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas ballet, performed in a condensed version created for kids.BOOK TICKETS HERE 

Toruk. Cirque Du Soleil                                   April 19 – May 5

 The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, a live experience by Cirque du Soleil, envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film.BOOK TICKETS HERE

Free Events

Free Museum Day April 20

The best museums of Moscow offer free admission on April  20 – 2019. For more information,please,click here.

May

Sports

Bike Parade          May 26 

Around 30,000 participants are expected for this year’s ride on May 29. It will be held from 11 am until 4 pm. Participation is free. We will publish the details shortly. 

Free Events

Free Day at Moscow’s Jewish Museum May 4

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre will be open for all visitors with no admission free! The museum is considered to be one of the most high-tech museums in Russia.Unlike many traditional historical museums the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center is interactive.Check the address here 

      

Victory Day May 9

The annual Victory Day celebrations usually culminate in a grand fireworks show at 10 p.m. Fireworks are set alight from dozens of different locations around the city. 

Moscow’s Museum Night May 18

Every year during Moscow’s Museum Night more than 300 of Moscow’s museums and art centres are open until the early hours of the morning, welcoming visitors with no admission charge.


Free Museum Day May 19

The best museums of Moscow offer free admission on May 19. Check Top 10 Museums to Visit on Free Museum Day

 

Shows

The “Nutcracker” Kremlin Ballet   May 19

Seeing a ballet in the heart of Moscow must be every traveller’s dream. Having celebrated its anniversary, «The Kremlin Ballet» became one of the world leading troupe on the international scene performing at one of the world’s best ballet venues.BOOK TICKETS HERE

The Jackson&Houston Show May 30


Only on May 30, in the State Kremlin Palace a grandiose show will take place - legendary hits of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. BOOK TICKETS HERE

Bon Jovi May 31

 
LEGENDARY American rocker Jon Bon Jovi is set to play at Luzhniki next - spring!BOOK TICKETS HERE

June

Food

Moscow Food Truck Festival June 14 – June 16  

The annual “Moscow Food Truck Festival” will be held in the middle of June in Sokolniki Park. The event will provide the public with a massive array of creative street snacks to sample. All guests will be entertained throughout the day by live music performances. Entrance is free!

Shows

Historic concert of Anna Netrebko/Andrea Bocelli  June 4

For the first time in history! The grand gala concert of the biggest world stars on the classical music scene- Anna Netrebko, Andrea Bocelli, Yusif Eyvazov and Olga Peretyatko  in the State Kremlin Palace.The audience will be impressed by the incredible stage decorations and a grandiose musical show.BOOK TICKETS HERE

The International Knight Festival June 12- June 16

St. George Tournament is not just a  competition, but  a colorful show as well. Visitors of the festival will see its opening ceremony and awarding ceremony upon completion of the day of fighting with knights,  performances of a historical theater, magic hunting and much more.

Kiss June 13



The legendary American hard rock band KISS will perform in Moscow as part of their End Of The Road world farewell tour in 2019.The musicians will roll out their renowned show to the stage of the VTB Arena stadium.BOOK TICKETS HERE

“Usadba Jazz” Festival June 22 – June 23

Usadba Jazz is the most anticipated event of the year, the largest Russian open-air presenting jazz and funk, world music and soul, indie and electronics. Usadba Jazz is a festival for the whole family. The youngest ones can enjoy a beautiful music programme specially created for them at Usadba Jazz Kids stage.BOOK TICKETS HERE 

July

Festivals

Live Park July 12 – July 14

Park Live is an annual international festival in Moscow that usually attracts around 25 to thirty thousand visitors. This year it will be headlined by the Prodigy,  30 Seconds to Mars and more! BOOK TICKETS HERE

Geek Picnic Festival July 13 – July 14

the largest European open air festival dedicated to popular science, modern technology, science and art will be held on the territory of the Kolomenskoye Museum. Entrance ticket prices start at 750 roubles. For more information, please, click here.

Food

Barbeque Festival July 26 – July 28

The Barbecue festival is scheduled for July in Sokolniki Park with 150 participants for the best city restaurants. More than 30 meat-focused restaurants, chefs and grill experts will prepare delights to satisfy every guest. Entrance is free! 

Shows

Chemical Brothers  July 7

The Chemical Brothers are bringing their audiovisual show to Moscow! The news coincides with the announcement that their brand new album No Geography is set to be released in spring 2019.BOOK TICKETS HERE

August

Shows

Afisha Picnic Festival August 3

Every summer the Afisha Festival brings great music and  fun to Kolomenskoe park in Moscow for a day. In 2019 the line up will feature the Cure  along with  a selection of international and local music stars. Come early to browse the market and try out the entertainment, which always includes dance stages and virtual attractions.BOOK TICKETS HERE

International Fireworks Festival August 18 – August 19

The International Fireworks Festival will be held in Brateevo Park! The leading pyroteams from all over the world will come together to take part in unforgettable show and to compete for the main prize.To purchase the ticket,please,click here

September

Shows

The “Spasskaya Tower” Festival         August 23 – September 1

The International Military Music Festival – ‘Spasskaya Tower’ opens by the end of August on Red Square.The best of Russian and foreign military bands and folk groups, as well as honorary guard units of the heads of states, will take part in the event. To book the tickets, please, click here. 

Food

“WorldFood Moscow” Exhibition September 24 – September 27

The event  is the main platform in Russia where food trade professionals, international associations, government ministers can assess the market; network with existing and new clients, as well as conduct and conclude deals for the future.WorldFood Moscow annually gathers international food and drink companies from over 62 countries.

October

Food

Moscow Gastronomic Festival October 1 – October 30

The Moscow Gastronomic Festival has opened this month, 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: the price limit means that customers can taste the main dishes of Moscow’s fanciest restaurants at significantly discounted prices! The restaurants are listed here: http://www.gastronomic.ru


Shows

Satori Show by Sergei Polunin October 13

International ballet superstar Sergei Polunin will perform his show Satori for the first time in Moscow. He was the youngest first dancer of the Royal Ballet in London. Today he performs in Hollywood movies as well as in commercials for some of the most fashionable brands and many of his ballet performances are sold out within minutes! BOOK TICKETS HERE

November

Free Events

The Night of the Arts November 3

The annual Night of the Arts will be held on November 3.With dozens of venues on the list, the festival brings together those who love contemporary and classic art,  performances and concerts by live bands. Entrance to all events is free. Operating hour 18.00 – 2.00.

Shows

Lord of the Dance Nov 25 – Nov 26

Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance.  The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance.  Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers’ bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm.  The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and stage-of-the-art staging and lightingBOOK TICKETS HERE


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