Thursday, May 23

Exhibition: At First Sight

  • Until June 5, 11 am - 10 pm
  • ArtMuza
  • Free

Let go of your routine thinking patterns at this showcase of the Louvre-exhibited artist Anna Kalacheva. The exuberant allusions in her rainbow-colored works are bound to go well with the upcoming summer mood, while also telling their own stories about life’s simple truths. 

Friday, May 24

Exhibition: Gérard Uféras. A Day in the Museum

  • Until August 25, 11 am - 11 pm daily except Tuesdays
  • Erarta Museum
  • 700-1,000 (includes an annual pass)

And if you are into a little self-irony, explore this exhibition by French photographer Gérard Uféras, whose works capture visitors of the world’s most famous museums, including Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, and MoMA. Who are they, those people who frequent museums these days? And what would you look like if seen through the artist’s lens? This is your chance to find out. 

Saturday, May 25

Ice Cream Festival 

St. Pete’s annual ice cream festival is back with a flair! Even more flavors and experiments – this time, you’ll even have the chance to try fossin fuel-flavored ice cream, if that’s your cup of tea. Apart from the main feast, there will be photo ops galore, a chalk drawing competition, and a soap bubble show (yes, the latter two are for kids, but who says you can’t enjoy them, too?). That’s a fun day all around!

Sunday, May 26

English-Speaking Club: Error

New Holland Island’s regular English-speaking club, led by New Zealander Cynthia Carson, is having another meeting the coming Sunday. This time, the topic is error and the Freudian slip. A captivating discussion is bound to ensue, so don’t forget to register in advance to join in. Recommended English proficiency level – B1 and higher.

Monday, May 27

City Day Concert

May 27 is St. Pete’s City Day, which this year is celebrated with several events over the whole week from May 25 to June 2. On Monday, apart from more official events, like laying flowers in front of the Bronze Horseman, there’ll be a unique concert that’s not entirely City Day-related but is dedicated to St. Petersburg. What's the occasion, you may ask? The 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Russia. The Russian-Chinese Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform pieces by Chinese and Russian composers, including well-loved classics like The Nutcracker. Get your cross-cultural experience on St. Pete’s special day!

Tuesday, May 28

Jiri Kylian: Ironic Dances

What happens between your birthday and your “deathday”? Life, with all its quirks, queasiness, laughter, joy, and sadness… This is what this evening will be all about, bringing together three works by choreographer Jiri Kylian on screen. This time, the music by Mozart and Bizet is sure to strike a different chord with you.

Wednesday, May 29 

Gavriil Lubnin Exhibitions 

Part comics, part graffiti, the works of St. Petersburg artist Gavriil Lubnin have become famous in urban folklore. So famous, actually, that they've merited a three-part project, with exhibitions at Borey Art Center (until June 1), KGallery, and Sheremetyevsky Garden. Explore the original works of this true Leningrad underground creator at the ongoing displays at all three locations to get one more piece of the St. Pete puzzle.