David Bowie Tribute at the Philharmonia

  • January 22, 8 pm
  • St. Petersburg Philharmonia
  • 600-1,500 rubles (tickets here)

Yes, you got it right, the enigmatic creations of David Bowie will be performed by the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at the Philharmonia! What’s more, also in the program is Philip GlassSymphony No. 4 “Heroes,” inspired by Bowie’s eponymous album, which will be performed live in St. Petersburg for the first time. If you do decide to go (like some of us absolutely did!), let it be the day when you can be a hero. 

Jim Jarmusch at Avrora Cinema

  • January 21, 7:20 pm and January 22, 7 pm
  • Avrora cinema
  • 450-1,200 rubles

Avrora Cinema never fails to disappoint us with its choice of classics – and this time is no exception. The cinema is running a Jim Jarmusch marathon, which is a great chance to finally get into the movies that critics seem to always be talking about. On the screen this weekend, there will be two collections of stories: 

Saturday, 7:20 pm: Night on Earth (1991), a comedy-drama consisting of five vignettes, each focusing on a taxi driver and their passenger(s) in different cities around the globe. Tickets here.

Sunday, 7:00 pm: Mystery Train (1989), another comedy-drama, this time with a triptych of stories about foreign protagonists, all connected by a hotel in Memphis. Tickets here.

Rene Magritte at Art Center

  • January 20 - May 14, 12 pm - 9 pm daily
  • Art Center at Brusnitsyn Art Quarter
  • Weekends: 600 rubles (400 rubles for students); weekdays: 500 rubles (300 for students)

As always, the Art Center has brought us some mystery to unravel – this time, it is hidden in lithographs of Rene Magritte’s creations. Irony, idealism, and games with the reality of everyday objects were some of the most common features of Magritte’s work. Undoubtedly, it can sometimes be good to question the nature of things, and this is just what you’ll be able to do at this exhibition. You can get your tickets here

Soviet pedal cars exhibition

  • until January 22, 10 am - 6 pm daily, except Thu: 1 pm - 9 pm; Tuesdays are days off
  • St. Michael’s Castle
  • 450 rubles (220 rubles for students)

Apparently, children in the Soviet times had their own little cars they could ride! Basically, they were bicycles with varying peculiar shapes made to resemble actual cars driven by adults. These toys, made from leftover materials at actual heavy industry facilities, evolved over the years from being mainly a testament to the country’s automotive achivements towards their true destiny of bringing joy to kids all around. At the exhibition, you will get to explore a rare collection of pedal cars from different decades of the 20th century, with a chance to trace changes in their design and how it reflected the different eras of Soviet history.