Aug. 31 is music day with more talks at Pioneer cinema, the opening of an alternative music festival called Fields, and the start of the street art biennale Artmossphere. There will also be a concert by Petr Aydu, a star of experimental music.

Sat. Sept.1 is science day — and the first day of school all over Russia. In Gorky Park it will be celebrated with lectures on everything from learning a foreign language to using new technologies in street art. On the embankment there will be an electronic music concert headlined by Kate NV, a side-project of Katya Shilonosova, front woman of the popular post-punk band Glintshake.

Sept. 2 is the closing day when the biggest music festival will take place around the fountain. Headlined by pop and rap music veteran from Sweden Neneh Cherry, the line-up also includes Soul Surfers, an instrumental band from Nizhny Novgorod that recorded music with American electronic musician Shawn Lee; Luna, one of the best known ukr-pop (Ukrainian pop) stars whose music has a late-1990s vibe; and On-The-Go, one of Moscow’s leading English language indie bands.

Entrance to all events is free. For more information, news and schedules, see the festival site.

9 Krymsky Val. Metro Park Kultury, Oktyabrskaya.