This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 10-11
Looking for exciting indoor activities in this cold weather? Here is our list of some great events taking place in the Northern Venice this November weekend!
A must-visit for everyone who wants to be hip and in style! From October 6 to December 3, St. Petersburg’s Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibition of the WOW award winners’ works. WOW, which stands for the World of Wearable Art, is an annual design competition that attracts hundreds of artists from all over the globe. For designers, this contest provides a unique opportunity to unleash their creativity, experiment with new techniques and technologies and come up with designs free from commercial restrictions. And for the audience, it’s a true feast for the eyes, where fashion, art and theater collide.
Visitors will have a chance to marvel at a great variety of astonishing garments: a dress made of pink fiberglass designed to make the wearer feel like a princess; the flamboyant American Dream resembling a fast and stylish retro car; a dress shaped like a Gothic castle; costumes of unimaginable mythological creatures, and many more. One-day tickets to the museum cost 500 rubles and can be purchased here.
Great news for cinema lovers! This November, the annual Swiss cinema festival will be held in St. Petersburg. Five films by young Swiss film directors will be screened at the Velikan Park cinema on November 7-25. Among the movies are biographical drama Der Hauptmann by Robert Schwentke, romantic drama Mario by Marcel Gisler, dramedy Lasst die Alten Sterben by Juri Steinhart, psychological drama Goliath by Dominik Locher, and fantasy-thriller Das Meer in Mir by Lisa Brullman. The schedule is available here. The best part is that admission is free, so don’t miss your chance to familiarize yourself with Swiss cinema.
If you don’t mind rewatching some good oldies, consider visiting Lumiere Hall (74a Obvodny Emb.), a creative space that organizes multimedia exhibitions and night screenings of popular Hollywood movies every Friday and Saturday. This Friday, November 9, they will screen Woody Allen’s works such as Midnight in Paris, Magic in the Moonlight, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona; while this Saturday, November 10, they will host a horror night and screen Destination Point, 28 Days Later, and [Rec]. The screenings kick off at 11:55pm. Tickets cost 400-600 rubles and can be bought here.
Interested in contemporary photography? Want to have a peek into Russian industrial life? Then the Exhibition of Industrial Photography, taking place at Sevkabel Port from November 3 to December 9, is the thing for you. Hundreds of photographers from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus presented their pieces featuring Russian industrial objects and the people who work there. The aim of the exhibition is to show the scale and mysterious beauty of such places. Sevkabel Port is open daily from 11am till 11pm. Entrance is free.
Enjoy your weekend!