Thursday, August 24

Concert: Young opera singers and stars from CIS

The culmination of an international festival, this gala is your chance to enjoy performances by rising opera stars, as well as established performers, from Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. All of this free of charge!

Friday, August 25

Festival: Leningradskye Mosty (Leningrad Bridges)

This festival is, perhaps, the epitome of romantic St. Petersburg as it was portrayed in the movie Piter FM. Just imagine an evening that is still relatively warm; you are standing on a bridge, the sky is beautifully reflecting in the water, and a Russian band is performing right here in the street, casting a spell of an atmosphere. Sounds just like magic, right? Well, this fairy tale will come true for three whole nights, starting Friday. Attend on the opening day or check the schedule to find pop-up shows on the weekend.

Saturday, August 26

Legko Fest

Flying kites in all shapes and sizes, workshops from local businesses, funny contests, and lots of joy – judging by the event’s program, that’s what awaits every visitor of the festival. If you are reluctant to let this summer go, there is no better way to celebrate its last weekend!

Sunday, August 27

Festival Piano Day 2.0 

Continuing with our festival weekend, we arrive at Piano Day 2.0 – your chance to enjoy modern instrumental music among the greenery of one of St. Pete’s most beloved parks. What’s more, each piece will be performed by its composer, giving you a unique insight into the city’s contemporary music scene. 

Monday, August 28

TheatreHD: Henry VIII

Here’s your peek into the life of one of England’s most notorious monarchs – as crafted by Shakespeare’s masterful words and performed at the Globe. Discover the world of intrigue, manipulation, and power plays that unfolded at the 16th-century royal court. On the cinema’s website, the play is likened to Game of Thrones – and if that’s not enough of an invitation, we don’t know what is!

Tuesday, August 29

Exhibition: Dreams of Nigeria

Organized as part of the Russia-Africa Forum, this exhibition displays works of contemporary Russian and Nigerian artists in a variety of genres, including clothing and sculpture. You can choose to compare the visions of artists or merge them into one multilayered image of the diverse country of Nigeria.

Wednesday, August 30

Mats Ek: Juliet & Romeo

Call it a week of Shakespeare! This exclusive screening is your rare chance to see yet another rendition of the star-crossed lovers’ story, this time by leading Swedish choreographer Mats Ek. Here, the two main characters are transported to a modern city, where they are surrounded by tragedies and deaths. How does love fit into this world? Discover for yourself next Wednesday.