Walk-festival: Emperor’s Bouquet
- July 23-24, 10 am - 6 pm
- Pavlovsk Park
- 150 rubles (park entrance fee)
Another peculiar outdoor event in Pavlovsk Park, this festival is all about extravagant bouquets and delicate flowers. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the park’s flower gardens on their own or on guided tours, always accompanied by the sounds of live music performed by invited artists. Enthusiasts will even be able to waltz in the open air among the lush roses, peonies, and hydrangeas.
Soundtracks on the organ
As organizers of the event rightly say, sometimes a couple of familiar notes is enough to transport you to your favorite movie universe. At this concert, you will have the chance to make quite a few such journeys, as well as discover how the familiar soundtracks would sound on an organ. This novelty, combined with the unique atmosphere of the church, is sure to add up to an unforgettable experience.
Exhibition: The Language of Animation in Contemporary Russian Art
- July 1 - August 29; Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun: 10 am - 6 pm, Thu: 1 pm - 9 pm, Tue is a day off
- Marble Palace (The Russian Museum)
- 500 rubles (270 rubles for students)
Artists contributing to this exhibition explore the topic of animation as one of the dominant languages of today. Through experiencing three independent projects (Mechanicus, Animators, and Man the Circuit) you will get to see the artists’ perspective on the changing cultural environment, the role of people in the modern world, and the era of automatons – artificial replicas of people and animals. This will definitely serve as an opportunity to reconsider or affirm some of your opinions on the peculiarities of our today world.
Final act of All Together Opera festival
- July 24, 5 pm
- Outside Catherine Palace (Tsarskoye Selo)
- 170 rubles (90 rubles for students; park entrance fee)
Thanks to this annual festival, visitors and residents of the city get to enjoy opera by some of St. Petersburg’s best performers in the open air. This year, as always, the festival concludes in front of Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, where you will be able to see Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Among the performers will be soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre and St. Petersburg Music Hall. Make sure to check the weather forecast and consider bringing a folding chair to secure a comfortable seat as well as a feast for your eyes and ears.