This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 7-8
Looking for something fun to do in St. Petersburg? From art exhibitions to music festivals and Dostoevsky Day, this weekend is packed with a whole bunch of amazing events and activities!
Art Nouveau swept through Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and St. Petersburg was no exception. The asymmetrical whiplash line typical of Art Nouveau was manifested in art, architecture, metalwork, textiles, jewelry, and interior design. The St. Petersburg Art Nouveau exhibition at the Peter and Paul Fortress features Art Nouveau furniture, stained-glass windows, ceramics, clothes, and accessories. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of old St. Petersburg. The exhibition is open till August 14.
Art lovers should also check out the exhibition of high-quality reproductions of Vincent van Gogh’s works at the Etagi creative space. Among the works on display are world-famous Sunflowers and The Starry Night, as well as some lesser-known works. Almost every painting has a detailed description in Russian and English. The exhibition is open till July 29. Entrance fee is 200 rub and includes access to Etagi’s picturesque rooftop terrace.
The Dostoevsky Day, which will take place on July 7 at New Holland, is yet another great event for those looking for some cultural experience. St. Petersburg’s museums, theatres and libraries will organize plays, concerts, cinema screenings, and workshops for both kids and adults. Entrance is free.
This weekend is heaven for music lovers! This Friday, July 6 the Lutheran church Annenkirche will host a violin concert by Ian Maksin and Zaria Band. The program of the concert consists of two parts: the Russian-American musician will play some classical music followed by a mix of compositions from all over the world, from Africa to Cuba, in more than ten languages. What makes this concert truly special is the mysterious atmosphere of Annenkirche. Come and see for yourself! The concert kicks off at 7:30pm. Entrance fee starts at 700 rub.
On July 6-8, the town of Vyborg will host the music festival “The Melody of the Three Seas”. Bands from Cuba, Italy and Russia will play a variety of genres from classical to rumba and salsa. Entrance is free. To learn more about Vyborg and how to get there, read our article.
Whatever you choose, we hope you enjoy your weekend! Yours truly, ITMO.NEWS.