Maslenitsa festival

  • March 14, starting at 12 pm
  • Yelagin Island
  • 200 rubles (50 rubles for students)

Is it finally time to bid winter adieu? That’s right, the Maslenitsa festival rings in on March 14 to welcome the arrival of spring. As per tradition, the celebration will include music and dancing, folk games, crafts, a gastronomic feast (even more blinis, yay!), and a fire show, which will smoothly take you into the late evening and end with burning the effigy of Maslenitsa – and with it, you can wish all your winter troubles and failures away. Have fun and enjoy a truly Russian experience!

2017. Pirelli Calendar by Peter Lindbergh and More…

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Credit: youtube.com
  • March 5 - June 6, 10 am - 10 pm daily (except Tues) 
  • Erarta Museum
  • 600 - 1,000 rubles (includes year-long museum pass)

Have you ever seen the legendary Pirelli Calendar featuring the works of reputable photographers and portraits of a diverse cast of celebrities? If not, this weekend you’ll have the chance to see images created by Peter Lindbergh, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, and other celebrated masters of fashion photography at Erarta Museum. Each edition of the calendar explores a unique theme – in 2017, the calendar tried to convey the soul – making it a cultural phenomenon documenting contemporary culture, tracing the evolution of female representation in art photography, and setting trends for the future.

Flower Power exhibition

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Credit: kuda-spb.ru

Although winter has its charm and magic, we all crave seeing everything green and blossom. But for now, you can seek colors at the Flower Power exhibition devoted to International Women’s Day. Inspired by Dutch traditions and strong Russian women, the artist Olga Schnitker created a floral world full of bright, rich, and dynamic colors that remind you of those heart-warming spring and summer days.

Seaside Bazaar

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Credit: sevcableport.ru

For the first time, Sevkabel Port will host the Seaside Bazaar aka the city fair of design, local identity, and contemporary culture. It’s a place for exchanging goods, impressions, and knowledge that will bring together over 200 local brands under one roof. Getting into full swing this weekend, the market will let you explore a wide range of products: clothing and accessories, home and decor, beauty and health, gastronomy, children's clothing and toys, and art. And don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in its various workshops, lectures, and more while enjoying the specially created tunes.

Organ concert at Petrikirche 

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Credit: afisha.yandex.ru

Maybe you’d love to treat yourself to live music on your days off? Then pay a visit to an organ concert at Petrikirche, one of the oldest and largest Protestant churches in Russia. Organ masterpieces from different eras and the majestic atmosphere of the church will take you to the world of classical music. From organ concertos after Vivaldi to scores from American cinema and themes from Soviet space films – there’s something for every taste.

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