Paganini Tribute music concert 

A dedication to the legendary violinist Niccolò Paganini, in addition to the latter’s works the concert will feature a range of compositions for the violin by Pablo de Sarasate, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin and other classical music’s big noises, performed by the students of world-renowned violinist Saveliy Shalman, who teaches at the Special Music School of Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Violin and pianoforte on a crisp (and hopefully sunny) spring Sunday – don’t mind if we do!

Rekon historical festival

  • March 14-15, from 11am
  • Lenexpo
  • from 350 rubles
Credit: vk.com/rekon_fest
Credit: vk.com/rekon_fest

Want to let off some steam, or travel through time and space right into brutish ferocity of the Middle Ages, or both? Look no further than the Rekon festival at Lenexpo! In the program: a concert of medieval music, lots of workshops, and even more duels and tournaments with knights of all stripes, shades and time periods facing each other. There’ll also be a food market and a fair – bread and circuses, eh.

Interactive tour of the Kinopolis film studio

Credit: kinopolis.spb.ru
Credit: kinopolis.spb.ru

For those who want to learn more about modern film production (and practice their Russian as a double whammy), the Kinopolis film studio hosts interactive tours, the next one taking place this Saturday, March 14. Once inside, you’ll find yourself in the world of cinema, film sets, backlots, dressing rooms and all. Learn about the history of TV and how movies are made today, try your hand at makeup artistry, create some props – filmmaker badge unlocked!

Cinema

Rodina movie theater. Credit: peterburg2.ru
Rodina movie theater. Credit: peterburg2.ru

And if you’d rather stay in front of the screen than go behind it, head to the movies to see the magical modern retelling of Pinocchio (Sat 4pm, tickets; Sun 4.30pm, tickets), experience the splendor of Oscar-winning Parasite in lush black-and-white (Sat 8.50pm, in Korean with Russian subtitles, tickets), or stay at home and watch the superlative Little Women and Knives Out – now out in digital release!

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