What could be more romantic than a lighthouse? Only a bunch of lighthouses. Fortunately, there is no shortage of them in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast, and you can easily embark on a journey to several of them, including one of the most beautiful lighthouses in Russia, Shepelevskiy lighthouse. A bus tour to the lighthouses will kick off at 10am this Sunday, September 16 from Chyornaya Rechka (Черная речка) metro station and offer you a unique opportunity to learn about the history of these wonderful buildings, walk along the coastline, gaze at the sea, and feel the breeze in your hair! Tickets cost 1350 rub and can be purchased here.

This Friday and Saturday, the Yusupov Garden will host the Water Lantern Festival, turning the park into a kingdom of glowing lotuses and water-lilies! Enjoy a magnificent laser light show, listen to live classical music, and make a wish when setting off your lantern. The celebration starts at 8pm on September 15 and 16. Tickets cost 500 rub (a set of two lanterns is included in the price) and can be purchased at the entrance to the garden right before the event.   

And there’s even more good news for classical music lovers! This Sunday, September 16, Gatchina’s Priory Palace (which is an adventure in itself) will host a concert by Fiori Musicali Orchestra featuring iconic classical music performed on antique instruments such as the clavichord and the baroque mandolin. But the most exciting part is that after the concert, guests will get a chance to learn more about these extraordinary instruments and even play them! The concert starts at 3pm. Tickets cost 250-450 rub and can be purchased right before the event.

Always wanted to learn some traditional Korean dances? Or listen to gayageum music? Or maybe learn to cook kimchi or Korean noodles? Then the Korean Culture Day is exactly the event for you! Listen to lectures on Korean culture, master Korean calligraphy, make a paper lantern, and watch taekwondo performances! The celebration will start at midday in the Central Library in Sestroretsk. Entrance is free.

If you’re still thinking about how to spend your weekend, consider watching a movie or two. Yours truly, ITMO.NEWS.