Thursday, August 17

Exhibition: Youth of the Epoch

This exhibition displays the works of 20th-century St. Petersburg artist Lidia Timoshenko, with their characteristic brightness and exploration of youth. In the exhibited paintings, you will see an abundance of genres and artistic styles that the prolific master explored over her career. Overall, it’s an opportunity to trace the biography of the artist and her generation.

Friday, August 18

DreamFest Water Lantern Festival

The annual water lantern festival is back in town, bringing joy to every romantic out there. You will get to make your wish surrounded by the celebratory atmosphere created by a live orchestra performance, fire shows, and an abundance of decorations, including a giant Moon-shaped lantern. Maybe it is just the night for you?

Saturday, August 19

Family Photo Album. Felicia’s Archive

  • Until August 20, 11 am - 7 pm (Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun), 12-9 pm (Tue, Thu, Fri)
  • 300 rubles (200 rubles for students)

Would you like to try your hand at a century-old mystery? On display, you will find photographs of members of one family from 1860 to 1940, as well as letters and personal documents. Combined, these exhibits tell a story that’s incomplete: Who is captured in this photo by an unknown artist? Why is their picture in the family archive? The curators of the exhibition cordially invite you to join them on the quest of piecing this puzzle together.

Sunday, August 20

Magical Tree Festival

Step into your favorite fantasy universe in the very heart of St. Petersburg – and just for a weekend. Cosplay to your heart’s content, play board games, watch unique performances, and stroll along stalls upon stalls of fantasy tchotchkes of all kinds. This will make for a perfect pick-me-up, keeping you in the summery present and away from the study-laden future.

Monday, August 21

Beautiful Boy on the big screen

If you can’t wait to see Timothée Chalamet in his two big movies coming later this year, here’s a treat for you: Beautiful Boy (2018) is back on the big screen with its heart-wrenching tale of battling addiction. A star cast, an acclaimed director, and a true story at its core – this film has everything to make it a must-watch.

Tuesday, August 22

Exhibition: The Journey Home

  • Until September 9, Tue-Sun: 12-7 pm, Mondays are days off
  • DiDi Gallery
  • Free

Tuesday seems like a good day to set off on a journey of self-discovery – and this exhibition offers you just this chance. On display are works by contemporary artists, depicting mostly flora and fauna in all shapes and sizes. As always with contemporary art, you either feel it or you don’t, and we invite you to give these creations a chance – you never know where they might lead you.

Wednesday, August 23

Vivaldi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky: A Night Concert

Yet another concert at Annenkirche offers you the chance to experience classical music in an old church that survived a fire and turned into one of the city’s most hip event locations. This time, the Olympic Orchestra will perform beloved classical pieces accompanied by stunning live visuals. Who would’ve thought there’s such a thing as a Wednesday night to remember, right?