Make the best out of the last days of July and start off August on the right foot—only with our selection of the best events in town, from concerts, festivals and exhibitions, to international parties and game nights
Event: Present Perfect Festival
About: Get ready for the largest electronic music and contemporary art festival in St Petersburg. This year the festival will take place for three days and will host more than 40 electronic musicians such as: The Black Madonna, DJ Pierre, Virgo Four, Traxx, LTJ Bukem, Ben UFO and many others. Buy your tickets here.
When: From Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July
Where: Find the different locations here
Price: 2,200 roubles
Event: Exhibition Conflict/Trial
About: On Thursday a new exhibition will open called Conflict/Trial. The exhibition will include experiments of street artists connected with the traditions of St Petersburg painting. In the first part of the project, Trial, you will see four pieces by Nikolay Sazhin, Gafur Mendagaliev, Richard Vasmi, and Gennady Ustyugov; the murals will stay up until the end of summer and will be painted over afterwards. The second part of the exhibition, Conflict, will combine different traditions of street art, with works by Alexey Luka, Matvey Kaif, Maxim Ima, Pavel Rtue, Alexander Trun and others.
When: From Thursday 27 July to 27 August
Where: The Museum of 20th and 21st Century St Petersburg Art, 103 Griboyedov Embankment, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: Free on 27 July, 150 roubles all the other days (50 roubles for students and pupils)
Event: First Bike Quest on Vasilyevsky Island
About: Discover the largest island of St Petersburg, Vasilyevsky Island in a unique bike quest. Every group, composed of 3-4 people, will receive a map and some tasks, at every stop you will find some information on the island until you collect the whole story. Find more information on the event here. Buy your tickets here.
When: Wednesday 2 August
Where: Cafe 1818, 31 Dekabristov street, St Petersburg, 190121
Price: 500 roubles
Event: Revolution Open Air
About: This weekend, don’t miss a two-day festival with music, theatre performances, sports and food. Buy your tickets here.
When: Friday 28 July and Saturday 29 July
Where: Seaside Park, 14 Shkiperskiy protok, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 600 to 1,000 roubles
Event: Food, Time & Music
About: Spend a relaxing Friday with jazz, delicious food and beautiful people; what else do you need?
When: Friday 28 July
Where: Proviant, 7 Akademika Pavlova Street, St Petersburg, 197022
Event: Movie: The Beguiled
About: The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls’ school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the Beguiled was featured in this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Kirsten Dunst.
When: Thursday July 27 to Sunday July 30
Where: Avrora Cinema, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 350 roubles
Language: English with Russian subtitles
Event: Hi-Hat Rooftop
About: Hi-Hat live nights is a summer project by Special Case Event.
The rooftop place in Petrogradskaya district next to the Botanical garden will open its doors to party animals with a huge dance floor, two bars, a restaurant, chill-out zone, amazing atmosphere and many DJs from Russia and around the world. Featuring artists from Berlin and Tokyo.
When: Saturday 29 July
Where: Hi-Hat night club, 4 Aptekarskiy Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197022
Event: International party in St. Petersburg, mafia game, poker
About: What is a better choice of a Sunday activity than an international meet & greet in a nice, unique bar-restaurant in the centre of St Petersburg?
When: Sunday 30 July
Where: Botanique Bar, 5kp nab. reki Karpovki, St Petersburg, 197022
Event: Close of the season: Eugene Onegin Opera
About: Eugene Onegin is a perfect example of lyric opera composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky based on Alexander Pushkin’s eponymous novel in verse.
When: Sunday 30 July
Where: Mariinsky Theatre II, 34 Dekabristov Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 2,900 to 4,300 roubles
Language: Russian with English subtitles