Annenkirche anniversary celebration

  • October 24-27
  • Annenkirche
  • Free entrance, donations welcome

This week, one of the most atmospheric and peculiar cathedrals in St. Pete, the Lutheran Annenkirche church, celebrates its anniversary! The program of the celebration includes a lecture diving into the history of this unique place on October 24, a concert of exotic marimba and vibraphone music performed by the Percussion Today Project band on October 25, a concert of organ music at 8pm on October 26, and a jazz mass at 3pm on October 27, as well as tours of the church and a Lutheran food-court. To participate in any of the events, please register in advance here.

16th Festival of German Cinema

This October, you have a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the crème de la crème of the German film industry and see the best fiction and non-fiction movies made by German directors and shortlisted for prestigious international awards. Among the highlights are Wolfgang Fischer’s Styx, a compelling migrant crisis drama set on the high seas; Andreas Dresen’s Gundermann about life and career of singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann; and Der Junge muss an die frische Luft, story of one of Germany’s most beloved contemporary comedians, by Oscar-winning director Caroline Link.

Mulled wine workshop

There is no tastier and more pleasant way to fight off the fall blues than by spending a night out with friends and a mug of hot, fruity mulled wine. Head to the Museum of Spices (the first in Russia and third in the world!) to learn about all the ins and outs of how to make a perfect mulled wine, as well as explore the incredible world of spices and herbs and discover how it has influenced humankind. The workshops on mulled wine making (400 rubles) will take place at 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm, while tours of the museum’s collection will be held at 4.30 and 6.30 (300 rubles). You can participate in both or pick just one or the other. To book a place at the workshop, please call +7 981 159-84-45 or purchase tickets online on the museum’s website. Note that they only accept cash.

Handmade Fair

And be sure to check out the monthly Handmade Fair, where you can purchase various handmade crafts, souvenirs and many other pretty things made by local craftspeople, as well as participate in a range of workshops on decoupage, quilling, embroidery, xylography, knitting, etc.