Still no plans for this week? Check out our weekly selection of events in St Petersburg to stay up-to-date on the best concerts, art exhibitions, flea markets and much more
Event: Portuguese film festival
About: After a sold-out event in February, the Portuguese film festival is coming back to St Petersburg with three feature films, a documentary and a series of five short movies. Find the complete programme here.
When: 14 December to 18 December
Where: Movie Theatre Velikan Park, 4 Aleksandrovsky Park, St Petersburg,195200
Language: Portuguese, Russian
Event: OVAL concert
About: OVAL is an electronic music group founded in Germany in 1991 by Markus Popp, Sebastian Oschatz and Frank Metzger. The group is regarded as pioneering glitch music, writing on CDs to damage them and producing music with the resulting fragments. Today, OVAL is Markus Popp’s solo project. Catch your tickets here and watch a short profile video of OVAL project here.
When: 15 December
Where: MARS centre, 48 Nevsky, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: 600-800 roubles
Event: 360 ART
About: This week, ETAGI will host a two day audio-visual show with extraordinary video installations, interactive performances and a gallery of works from different famous artists.
When: 15 December and 16 December
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles
Event: Exhibition Under The Cover
About: The exhibition Under The Cover by the photographer Tatiana Morozova is aimed at rediscovering the concept of beauty through an analysis of the beauty industry. Rather than being a criticism or making a statement, the exhibition is meant to tell a personal story and perception of beauty. See Morozova’s photographs here.
When: 16 December to 8 January
Where: Taiga, 20 Palace Embankment, St Petersburg, 191186
Event: Anya in wonderland
About: A Christmas special performance of the Nabokov Russian translation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, together with St Petersburg’s symphony orchestra will take place this Sunday. All proceeds will be donated to Butterfly Children charity.
When: 18 December
Where: The Hermitage Theatre, 34 Embankment, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 11,000 roubles
Event: DOT, Big Birthday Party
About: For the birthday celebration of the two artists, Zemine and Arthur Limonov, the club DOT will be organising a special event with an incredible lineup of artists from Moscow and St Petersburg. See the complete lineup here.
When: December 17, 11pm
Where: DOT, 30 Kozhevennaya liniya, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 300 roubles (if you share this link), 500 roubles (without sharing)
Event: New Year Bazar
About: New Holland Island is opening the New Year Bazaar, so you don’t get puzzled on where to find presents for your friends and family. Full programme and list of tenants are announced on their website www.newhollandsp.com, meanwhile, save the dates and happy shopping!
When: 17 December to 8 January
Where: New Holland Island, 2 Admiralteysky Canal Embankment, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: Free entrance
Event: Presentation of the album and art exhibition of the artist Nadezhda Everling
About: On Sunday, the St Petersburg artist Nadezhda Everling will be presenting her new album along with an art exhibition with her work free of charge. During the event the participants will have the chance to buy her new album for 2,500 roubles.
When: 19 December, 7.30pm
Where: Centre of arts Mayakovskobo, 20 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191186
Event: Vintage flannel Market
About: Still looking for Christmas presents or just in the mood for some window-shopping? The Flannel Market at Golitsyn Loft is promising original jewelry, art and vintage clothes. Beside some weekend shopping, the market also offers free workshops and lectures on crafting, cray modelling or painting. Anyone who will come in a flannel shirt can expect a sweet gift.
When: 17 December to 18 December
Where: Golitsyn Hall, 20 Reki Fontanki, St Petersburg, 191028
Event: Punk Opera Medea. Episodes
About: The independent theatre Teatro Di Capula under the direction of Guiliano di Capua is performing the punk opera Medea. Episodes. The opera is dedicated to the tragic role of Medea, originated from the ancient mythology: a woman searching for love and killing her own children. History repeats itself at Erarta on Sunday – combined with a live performance by the Russian punk-rock band Poslednie Tanki V Parizhe (The last tanks in Paris). Buy the tickets here.
When: 18 December
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 500 – 1000 roubles