Five cultural events for the week of Nov.25 — Dec.1

Limp Bizkit's fans in Russia. Source: Photoshot/Vostock-Photo

Limp Bizkit's fans in Russia. Source: Photoshot/Vostock-Photo

Non-fiction book fair, documentaries, Balkan music, and more.

November 27 (Wednesday)

Moscow’s Central House of Artists will host the 15th International Book Fair High-Quality Non/Fiction. This project, conceived in 1999, bills itself as an alternative to official state fairs. The selection of books, authors, and activities does not focus on the entire spectrum of literature, but on lovers of intellectual (nonfiction) literature.

This time, the guest of honor at the fair is Switzerland, while the Netherlands is the special guest of the fair. Attending the fair will be Swiss writers such as Metin Arditi, Charles Lewinsky, and Lukas Bärfuss. Round tables with their participation will be held. The topics will be the role of women writers and multilingual contexts. Herman Koch, author of “The Dinner,” Dick Swaab, science enthusiast and author of the resonant “We Are Our Brains,” and best-selling author Geert Mak, who will present his “Amsterdam: One City – One Life,” will come to Moscow from the Netherlands. The fair will last until Dec. 1.

Last year the guest of honor was Germany. Source: Press photo

For more details visit the website.

November 28 (Thursday)

Composer Goran Bregović frequently comes to Russia on tour.

Goran Bregović. Source: ITAR-TASS

He is loved all over the world for his love of Balkan folklore and a trendsetter in world music. Bregović became popular after his successful tandem with film director Emir Kusturica; Bregović wrote music for the films.

Russians have a special love for him, as his arrangements of folk tunes are a part of the Slavic world. Bregović will perform in the GlavClub with his orchestra and chorus.

The Belgian blues band Vaya Con Dios is popular with Russians, although it is definitely not Slavic. This band has been around since 1986, and their Nov. 28 concert in Moscow's Crocus City Hall will be a part of their farewell tour.

November 29 (Friday)

The American group Limp Bizkit is coming to Russia for a large tour, and on Nov. 29 will give a live concert in Moscow at the Stadium Live. Limp Bizkit will also perform in St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk.

November 30 (Saturday)

The Slovenian band Laibach has played socially oriented music since 1980. Laibach often comes to Moscow and generally has an active concert schedule with many shows. They have composed music for the funny German-Australian-Finnish film “Iron Sky,” about a Nazi base on the Moon. On Nov. 30, the musicians will give a concert in the GlavClub.

Soundtrack to 'Iron Sky'. Source: Youtube

November 30 (Saturday)

A screenshot from the movie 'Over the river... The last.'Source: Press photo

Artdokfest is an international festival of documentary, art-house cinema. It has been held since 2007, and the last time the festival was attended by about 20,000 spectators. This time, in addition to the festival’s competition program, some thematic competitions will also be organized. The Czech cultural center will present its program. A retrospective review will also be held of the documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky.

Official trailer of the movie 'Over the river... The last.' Source: Artdokfest

For more information visit the website.

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