Get yourself some Russian culture! Or grab a slice of authentic Italian pizza on your way to listen to one of St Petersburg’s local bands. Whatever is in the cards this week, keep these ten great events in hand
St Petersburg events
Event: Photo exhibition: the most beautiful country
About: If you still haven’t visited this photo exhibition, this is your last chance! Explore every corner of the biggest country in the world with the best Russian and international photographers. The exhibition is a large-scale media project dedicated to wildlife conservation. It’s aim is to educate the public and aspire respect for the environment through the art of photography.
When: 1 January to 22 January
Where: Photo Centre, 88 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191025
Event: Film screening Flame & Citron
About: The Danish Cultural institute will host the first film club of 2017 with the award-winning movie Flame & Citron. The film is one of the most expensive movie productions in Denmark. The story is based on true accounts from eyewitnesses who met Bent Faurschou Hviid (Flame) and Jørgen Haagen Schmith (Citron), two resistance fighters in charge of liquidating Danish informers during the Second World War.
When: 19 January, 7pm
Where: Danish Cultural Institute, 42 Reki Moyki, St Petersburg, 191186
Language: Danish, English
Event: Festival tattoo and body piercing
About: Discover the best local tattoo artists during the two-day festival at ETAGI. During the festival you can visit different lectures about the history of tattoo and piercing cultures and how they vary from country to country. You can also visit and admire the large exhibition of sketches. And yes, professional tatoo artists will be present if you’re ready to get your ink!
When: 21 and 22 January, from noon to 9pm
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles
Event: Donation day at ID39
About: Get your hair cut at a price you think is fair! The beauty space ID39 is hosting a special event this Saturday by inviting the most talented masters to cut your hair for whatever price you name. If you’ve been looking for a new stylist or simply a new style, this is the event for you. The number of participants is limited. Call in advance to reserve a seat: +7 (911) 198-38-38.
When: 21 January
Where: ID39, 20 Fontanka Embankement, St Petersburg, 191028
Event: Concert Внутреннее Сгорание
About: On Saturday, the wine bar Do Immigration is hosting a concert by the St Petersburg band Внутреннее Сгорание (in English: Internal Combustion). The band came together in 2011 and has released two albums (find their songs here), recorded three official clips (watch them here) and played numerous concerts in various cities in Russia. Drink wine and listen local!
When: 21 January, 7pm
Where: Do Immigration wine bar, 24 Ulitsa Vosstanniya, St Petersburg, 191014
Price: 200 roubles
Event: Stanley Kubrick Retrospective
About: The programme will highlight three of American director Stanley Kubrick’s masterpieces which were adopted from famous novels: A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon and the all the mad thriller, the Shining.
When: From 20 January to 22 January, 7pm
Where: Cinema Rodina, 12 Karavannaya Ulitsa. St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 300 roubles
Event: Yellow Stars, charity concert by St Petersburg Philarmonic
About: Next Tuesday will be dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The concert will feature Kancheli: Night Pray for Clarinet, Strings and Tape, Wieniawski: Legende for Violin and Strings, Shostakovich: Symphony No.9, Marija Rolnikaitė: Excerpts from Children’s War Book, Tchaikovsky Children’s album, excerpts. Buy your tickets here.
When: 24 January, 8pm
Where: The Grand Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: From 800 to 2000 roubles
Event: Concert Братья по Воздуху
About: The St Petersburg band Братья по Воздуху (literally: Air Brothers) will cheer up your Tuesday in an evening concert at Birjabar. Find their music here. Buy your ticket here and support your local artists!
When: January 24, from 7pm
Where: Birjabar (Биржа Бар), 4 Birjevoy Pereulok, St Petersburg, 199004
Price: 200 roubles
Event: Italian pizza festival in Mojo
About: All pizza lovers are invited for a week of Italian pizza which will be held during the festival in Mojo restaurants. Participants of the event will be able to try the eight kinds of popular dishes – from classic Salami and Margherita to the original pizza sauce chipotle and spicy Florence with sausages and paprika.
When: 16 to 22 January, 20 to 26 February
Where: Mojo, 11 Ploschad Chernyshevsky; 4 Petrovskaya Embankement, 5/7 Ploschad Ostrovsky. See the location here.
Price: 300 roubles
Event: Liberation of Leningrad free concerts
About: A series of free concerts will be held in different locations in St Petersburg to celebrate the liberation and the end of the Siege of Leningrad. Find the complete programme here.
When: 22 to 30 January
Where: Find the locations here