Thursday, April 4

Arthur the King

If you need inspiration to get through this sudden freeze, Arthur the King (2024) might just be it: follow the story of an adventure racer, enduring whatever mother nature throws at him, as he adopts a dog called Arthur to follow him along on this journey. If they can do it – so could we, right? Even if our kind of adventure is battling the fierce St. Pete wind and sudden April snow.

Friday, April 5

Exhibition: A Page of Life

  • Until May 27, 11 am - 10 pm daily
  • ArtMuza
  • Free

Life hides in the little things – and artist Oksana Arkhipova doesn’t let them pass by unnoticed. Instead, she captures them in any way she can: through painting and sketches, large-scale works and chamber pieces. At the exhibition, you will get to see not just artwork but a testament to chasing your dreams – Ms. Arkhipova dreamed of becoming an artist and now she is one, exhibiting her work in a major showcase.

Saturday, April 6

Poetry readings: Macbeth

The community center of New Holland Island continues its series of literary readings in English with another discussion of Shakespeare’s creations – this time, it’s Macbeth. On the agenda is a conversation about the similarities and differences between this tragedy and Hamlet, as well as the Bard’s approach to creating a strong female character. The organizers have also provided a text so you can prepare for the meeting.

Sunday, April 7

Concert: Glinka, Prokofiev, Shostakovich

This concert brings together seminal works of Russian composers of the 19th-20th centuries: Mikhail Glinka, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Among the three pieces on the program, the star of the show will be Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, one of the greatest symphonies of the 20th century. Let the music performed by St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra sway you away. 

Monday, April 8

Exhibition: Alexander Dymnikov. Structures

  • 11 am - 11 pm daily except Tuesdays
  • Erarta Museum
  • 1,000-1,300 rubles (includes an annual pass)

Find beauty in the most unexpected places with photographer and traveler Alexander Dymnikov. His work is a quest for repetitive patterns in nature that can be deemed aesthetically pleasing or even artistic by the human eye: the fractal structure of a leaf, the paths in the sand, and the infinite play of light and shadow. Who knows, maybe your eyes will be so trained for spotting aesthetic patterns after visiting the exhibition, that the whole world will seem just that little more beautiful. We say it’s worth a try!

Tuesday, April 9

Exhibition: Yulia Sopina. Myths About Life

Renowned St. Petersburg artist Yulia Sopina loves to keep a certain mystery in her works, making visitors guess the stories unraveling in each of her paintings. Seemingly simple compositions and subjects – children, flowers, animals – leave a lot of room for interpretation, inviting you to come up with your own version of what goes on in each piece. Care to explore? 

Wednesday, April 10

Exhibition: A stop on the way

  • Until April 27, Tue-Sat: 12 pm - 8 pm, Sun & Mon are days off
  • Borey Art Center
  • Free

“Every exhibition is a stop along the artist’s way to finding their creative style,” states Borey Art Center in its description of the ongoing exhibition. On display is a collection of works by artist Alla Davydova that represent different stages of her artistic journey – from monumentalism to abstractionism. Reinvent the way you explore an exhibition with this assemblage of styles and colors.