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Frida Kahlo House Museum and a lecture on the Moscow metro: how to spend a weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area (July 17-19)

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What: Audio lecture about the Moscow metro

When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: From this audio lectures You will learn a lot about the construction of the Moscow metro, its structure, architecture, difficult fate, its place in Soviet and Russian culture, and, of course, its passengers.

Find out how traditionalist architects defeated Constructivists when the Moscow subway turned into palaces, and what the war changed in it. And also about why the cars determine the style of the metro no less than its stations and tunnels.

Cost: Free options

What: Video lecture: “How to develop a sense of smell”

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When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: Some perfumers can distinguish subtle notes in an aroma consisting of hundreds of shades; tea experts are known to be able to smell where tea leaves were collected; and in the New York subway, people were once responsible for recognizing a gas leak smell.

But can anyone learn to capture different smells in the same way as these experts? Alexandra Horowitz shares three simple steps to develop your sense of smell. View this video lecture from TED.

Speaker: Alexandra Horowitz is a professor of psychology and ethology at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Cost: Free options

What: Analysis of the painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

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When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is one of the most famous paintings by Dutch artist Jan Vermeer. She is often called the northern, or Dutch Mona Lisa.

But why is this painting considered a masterpiece? James is the Lead Humanities Lecturer at AltSchool. He will explain how this work represents the birth of the modern view of economics, politics and love.

TED video lecture available at this link.

Cost: Free options

What: Audio lecture: “The Economics of Piracy”

When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: How did pirates live in the days of Homer, why was robbery more profitable than trading in ancient Greece and Rome, and how did piracy contribute to economic cooperation?

Find answers to these questions in audio lectures Julia Vymyatnina. She will also talk about why piracy has always been associated with trade, and how it has influenced culture from antiquity to the present day.

Cost: Free options

What: Lecture: “How the orchestra works”

When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: All orchestras are different: the number of musicians and their roles depend on the work performed, on the composer's plan, on the conductor’s vision and on the time in which the work is created and performed. The orchestra reached the peak of its quantitative and qualitative development by the time of the composer Gustav Mahler.

Find out, how the symphony orchestra works, as well as the functions of musicians and instruments as exemplified by the musicAeterna orchestra performing Mahler’s Sixth Symphony.

Cost: Free options

What: Video lecture: “When will the pandemic end?”

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When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: Coronavirus infection spread rapidly throughout the world. Then the World Health Organization announced a pandemic. The number of infected and dead from COVID-19 is still increasing. Now everyone is asking the same question: when will the pandemic end?

TED speaker Alex Rosenthal details three key strategies that governments can use to contain and end the pandemic.

Find out more in this video lecture.

Cost: Free options

What: Video lecture on power systems

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When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: Every day we move and work within the framework of power systems that other people have built. But we are often uncomfortable talking about power. Why? Eric Liu describes six sources of power and explains why understanding them is the key to personal effectiveness.

Listen to this interesting video lecture from TED.

About Speaker: Eric Liu is an American writer and founder of Citizen University. He served as Assistant to President Clinton's Domestic Policy at the White House from 1999 to 2000. Liu was a speechwriter and director of legislative affairs at the White House’s National Security Council from 1993-1994.

Cost: Free options

What: Introduction to Gender Studies

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When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: What is gender, what does feminism, sexuality, caring have to do with it, and why is it important for everyone to know all this? Why does everyone have gender, but everyone has their own? What is gender and why are women and men not born, but become? You will find answers to all questions in this audio lectures.

Cost: Free options

What: Travel to the fashion world

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When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: From glamorous palaces to colleges, where future design stars hone their craftsmanship, complete virtual travel to places where fashion comes to life.

This opportunity provides all curious users of the service Google Arts & Culture.

Cost: Free options

What: Frida Kahlo House Museum

When: Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, from 8:00

Where: Online

More: The Frida Kahlo House Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the famous Mexican artist.

The museum is located in the "blue house", where Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 and died on July 13, 1954. Here is her ashes in the frog-shaped urn and the death mask of the artist lying on her bed. Since 1955, the house was transformed into a museum.

Today you can visit this museum without leaving your own home.

Cost: Free options

Dear readers! Please note that due to the epidemic of coronavirus infection, some activities may be canceled or rescheduled for other dates. Therefore, before visiting, we recommend checking the information on the organizer's website.

But we have collected many interesting events for you online:

  • offer to go to one of 11 virtual tours of New York.
  • if you have long wanted to visit the best museums and theaters, now now, without leaving your home, do it - just go at this link.
  • Get Free Access to US University Online Courses here.
  • about how to usefully spend two weeks at home during quarantine, read in this publication.
  • here - 50 free courses on a variety of topics
  • by going to this link, visit the most famous castles in Europe
  • dozens of free resources for fun boring self-isolation we have collected here.

In addition, look for interesting events for every day of the week in our calendar. Come in, find out, share with friends. Before the visit, specify the details and venue of the events on the sites of the organizers, as they may change.

Keep us informed about what is happening in your city. Send information about events for the Russian-speaking diaspora by mail ad@forumdaily.com.

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