22, 23 and 24 of February — these are not just dates — these are the days of your deserved rest! In 2020 February holidays last for 3 days. Sounds like a great chance to have fun with your family and friends, doesn’t it? As usually, we have prepared TOP-10 activities to not let you get bored. Enjoy!
International Knight Tournament Warrior— 2020
If you are still waiting for the brave knight on a white horse, well, there are plenty of them, so that it is difficult to choose! International Knight Tournament dedicated to the Defender of the Fatherland Day is arranged on the 23d of February in Moscow. This is a great holiday for a family, a noisy company, a couple in love and anyone who appreciates a truly unforgettable show! The main battle of the tournament is the evening program of fights – 7 first-class battles, 3 champion belts and 14 heroes, each with its own unique story.
Sports Palace “Wings of the Soviets”
Moscow, Leningradsky Prospect, b. 24A
Metro st. Belorusskaya, Dinamo
8 (950) 962–41–07
The Victory Museum
The Victory Museum is the largest museum of military history in the Russian Federation. It has the biggest collection of World War II military equipment in Europe, impressive 3D installations and panoramas as well as a unique series of six dioramas depicting the war. On February 23 the museum provides free guided tours of the “Army Feat” exhibition. Moreover, everyone from 10AM to 6PM will be able to find out the history of the creation of the legendary Kalashnikov assault rifle, try to disassemble and assemble it. Also, the laser shooting range will work for free throughout the day.
10AM – 8:30PM
Ploschad Pobedy, 3
metro st. Park Pobedy
Tel. +7 (499) 449-80-39
+7 (499) 449-81-81
Are you ready to become a real soldier? Try yourself at hand grenade throwing, plastuning, bayonet fighting, assembling and disassembling a Kalashnikov assault rifle, transporting a wounded man and shooting exercises! You are not some kind of weakling! An interactive cultural and educational program dedicated to Defender of the Fatherland Day will be held on February 22 at the Museum of the History of the T-34 Tank. Win the quest game and get the opportunity to shoot blank rounds from a pistol, rifle or machine gun. If it is not enough for you then try to drive a tank, brave!
Moscow region, Mytishchi district, p/o Marfino, village Sholokhovo, house 89A
Happylon park in Vegas
There is an unspoken rule: “What happens in Vegas—stays in Vegas”. Trust us, we won’t tell anybody about your amazing February holidays in one of the best amusement parks in Moscow! The big family carnival, the festival of superheroes, flash mob with minions and a lot of gifts are waiting for you there! More than 15 attractions, including Ferris wheel like a seven-story building, exclusive laser tag arena, Race track and more will definitely appeal to kids and their parents.
Moscow, MKAD, 24 km, VEGAS shopping mall
Improvisation, courage and excitement that makes the style forever young – it is all about jazz! Spend unforgettable evening with your nearest and dearest, falling into the perfect storm of emotions from the live jazz music! Invited artists will create an atmosphere of an American cafe in the 1920s so that after the one composition you will definitely want to hear another one.
Lion’s Head Pub
Myasnitskaya St., 15
Metro st. Chistiye prudi
Tickets +7 (925) 881-97-81
Miles Oldridge “A Taste Of Color”
The Lumiere Brothers Photography Center presents the first Russian exhibition of British fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, where will be featured more than forty of the author’s most recognizable works. Miles Aldridge, the king of a color, is a favorite author and a cover artist for such magazines as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Vanity Fair, Numéro, The New York Times and The New Yorker. Get inspired by the women the photographer has depicted, feel their strength, beauty and sexuality and, finally, solve the creative mystery of the pictures!
November 20 at 10AM – February 23 at 6PM
Lumiere Brothers Photography Center
Bolotnaya embankment, 3, b.1
Metro st. Kropotkinskaya
Independent Coffee Festival
This one is for coffee lovers! 6 Moscow cafes came up with an idea of their own independent coffee festival. During the festival each café gives an opportunity to try out a set of 3 different drinks – espresso, cappuccino and one signature drink. Each set will be 300RUB. You will be able to try coffee from different parts of the world, like Columbia and Costa-Rica. The festival will last till the end of February. Don’t miss the chance to cheer up with a cup of coffee!
1)BRO.WE – Tatarskaya St., 5, bldg. 1
2) Cerzve Coffee – Podsosensky Lane, 8, bldg. 2
3) Chernyi Cooperative – Lyalin Lane, 5, bldg. 1
4) LES – Zubovsky Boulevard, 2, bldg. 5
5) POINT Coffee&Food – Sadovnicheskaya Embankment, 75
6) Floo Coffee – Novodmitrovskaya St., 1, bldg. 1
A play “King Lear”
King Lear is a play written by William Shakespeare. For those who read it will be a great opportunity to refresh the memory and get a glimpse at perhaps a new interpretation of a classical piece. Those who are not familiar with the play will have a chance to get acquainted with it and have a great time.
Kutuzovsky Avenue, 30
Feb 22, 7PM
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu/Portrait of a Lady on fire
The movie tells a story of a forbidden affair between an aristocrat and a painter who was assigned to paint her portrait. The film won two awards at Cannes and was also nominated for Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes Award. It is a very promising movie that is worth watching.
Nikitsky Boulevard, 8A
Feb 23, 7PM
Would not be the Defender of the Fatherland Day without fireworks! Colorful fireworks will fill the sky of the capital on the 23 February on Poklonnaya Gora and the Victory Park. The show starts at 9PM and lasts 10 minutes. Do not miss this large spectacle! Moreover, it is absolutely free!
The Victory Park
Fonchenko Brothers, 7
Metro st. Park pobedy
Now we know for sure – you know how to spend these weekends. Say goodbye to the winter and meet the sunny spring! Let your mood get better as the weather does!
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Authors: Elena Surovtseva, Anastasia Knyazeva