This week St Petersburg will host events suited for every personality and interest. Get ready for an international welcome party, movies, concerts, and the most unique art exhibitions in town!
Event: Video art exhibition BYOB
About: The project BYOB (bring your own beamer) is a one-day exhibition of video art. The idea of the project, initiated in 2010 in Berlin, is to host artists working with the lights and videos of their projectors. See the website of the project here.
When: 16 February, from 8pm to 11pm
Where: Coexistence Gallery, 51 Fontanka, St Petersburg, 191023
Event: Concert Jukebox trio
About: On Thursday the Russian band Jukebox trio will perform on the stage of Erarta in a double concert. In the first part of the evening they will perform a cappella, without instrumental accompaniment, and during the second part they will perform covers of world hits accompanied by a beatbox. Find their music here. Buy your ticket here.
When: 16 February, from 8pm until 11pm
Where: Aurora Concert Hall, 5/2 Pirogovskaya Embankment, St Petersburg, 194044
Price: From 400 to 1200 roubles
Event: Museum of the XXI Century and New Media Technologies: Limits of Freedom? International conference
About: The State Hermitage Museum is launching the fourth annual international conference devoted to pressing issues of museum life. For two days the conference will focus on the interaction between museums and new media technologies, including Museum PR and social networks, Museum websites as virtual images of the museum, and the pluses and minuses of museums in the 21st century.
When: 16 and 17 February, from 10am to 7pm. Find the programme here
Where: The State Hermitage Museum, 2 Palace Square, St Petersburg, 190000
Language: Russian and English
Event: The Different Wars exhibition
About: The Different Wars explores different approaches reflecting the history of World War II, by comparing the materials of modern textbooks for high school students in Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic and Russia. After being displayed in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Novosibirsk, and Krasnoyarsk, the exhibition has arrived in St Petersburg, where it was prepared with the assistance of the German-Russian exchange and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
When: From 13 February to 21 April. For opening times, contact the library here
Where: St Petersburg Academy of postgraduate pedagogical education. 11-13 Lomonosova Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191002
Event: Best of West. Solo exhibition by Dean West
About: The works of photographer Dean West arrive to the Erarta Museum in St Petersburg. Many-sided images that combine reality and fiction will be exhibited for 3 months on the fifth floor of the museum’s new wing, featuring films and documentary photography.
When: From 17 February to 21 May, from 10am to 10pm
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 500 roubles
Event: Meeting with visual artist and film director Ştefan Constantinescu
About: On Friday the stage of Taiga will welcome the Romanian visual artist and film director Stefan Constantinescu who will introduce his work about “critical masses”. During the event, the artist will present his short movies about the history of communism in Romania followed by a public discussion.
When: 17 February, 7pm
Where: Taiga, 20 Palace Embankment, St Petersburg, 191186
Language: English with Russian translations
Event: International welcome party
About: On Saturday the MATRESHKA PROMO team will be welcoming more than 300 people including international students, expats and travellers from more than 20 different countries for a booze session at Mod Club. Check the event here for further information.
When: 18 February, from 11.30pm
Where: MOD club, 7 Gribodyev Embankment, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: Presale 400 roubles, entry price 600 roubles
Language: English, Russian
Event: Concert The White Nights
About: The indie funk pop-rock band The White Nights will be exhibiting on Sunday at Birjabar to celebrate the birthday of their drummer. Buy your ticket here. Find their music here.
When: 19 February, 8pm
Where: Birjabar (Биржа Бар), 4 Birjevoy Pereulok, St Petersburg, 199004
Price: 200 roubles
Event: The World of Charles Dickens film festival
About: To commemorate the 205th birth anniversary of Charles Dickens, the St Petersburg’s Lermontova Library has organised a film festival titled The World of Charles Dickens. The participants of the free events will be able to remember the famous English writer through readings, films and discussion.
When: From 7 to 25 February, from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Lermontova Library, 19 Liteyniy avenue, St Petersburg, 191028
Language: English and Russian
Event: Kurt Cobain Birthday Festival 2017
About: On 20 February 2017, the American musician Kurt Donald Cobain would have turned 50 years old. He died when he was 27 but his fans did not forget him. Among the events and concerts to commemorate the man who formed Nirvana, local musicians will stage a concert at St Petersburg’s Club Zal.
When: 21 February, from 6pm to 11pm
Where: Club zal, 118 Obvodniy channel embankment, St Petersburg, 190005
Price: From 600 to 1,500 roubles. Buy your tickets here.