I know what you did last (weekend of) summer!

(Photo credit: Sergey Kochkarev)

From concerts, unusual exhibitions, and film discussions, to midnight raves and food festivals – St Petersburg keeps you busy all day this week!

Event: Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble in concert
About: The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble will present modern pieces by both Russian and international composers right up to the very latest generation. The programme includes pieces such as Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together, Michael Nyman’s Manhattan, David Lang’s Sweet Air, and, Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union.
When: ّFriday 25 August
Where: New Holland Island, St Petersburg, 190121
Price: Free

Event: Film screening and discussion: The Arbor
About: The Arbor is a brilliant mix of documentary and fictional elements which tells the story of doomed playwright Andrea Dunbar, who wrote about the difficult life she endured growing up in England’s Bradford housing projects. After the screening of the movie, Maria Kuvshinova, a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in magazines like Afisha and Séance, will host a discussion about the movie. The project is organised by Hidden, Film Club of St Petersburg.
When: Thursday 24 August
Where: New Holland Island, St Petersburg, 190121
Price: Free, please register here
Language: English with Russian subtitles

Event: Kirpichi in concert
About: (+16) Have you been looking for a cool alternative Russian band? Make sure to catch this performance by one of the most influential St Petersburg-based bands as Kirpichi takes to the Erarta stage this Saturday night.
When: Saturday 26 August
Where: Erarta Museum, 2, 29 Line of Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: From 800 to 8000 roubles

Event: Photomanipulations: Solo exhibition by Chema Madoz
About: Don’t miss the last days of the biggest solo show by the Spanish photographer, Chema Madoz at Erarta Museum.
When: Thursday 24 August to 27 August
Where: Erarta Museum, 2, 29 Line of Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 350 admissions to the museum

Event: Darius Syrossian: Do Not Sleep, Hot Creations
About: (21+) Saturday night and we in the spot. Don’t believe us? Just watch as Hi-Hat rooftop brings the famous British DJ and House music producer, Darius Syrossian, for another crazy-taking the roof down-party in St Petersburg.
When: Saturday 26 August
Where: Hi-Hat night club, 4 Aptekarskiy Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197022
Price: Call +79214412030 to reserve

Event: Last weekend of summer food festival
About: Make some delicious memories from your last weekend of summer in St Petersburg. MEGA park is organising a huge food festival with creative music, master classes and easy breezy pleasant cuisine from dozens of famous chefs from all over Russia.
When: Sunday 27 August
Where: MEGA park 12 km, Murmansk highway, Kudrovo, St Petersburg
Price: Free

Event: Exhibition: So close, so far
About: So Close, So Far is a dialogue between four Finnish artists and four Russian artists. The exhibition includes installations, paintings and video art, portraying personal reflections and interpretations on the concepts of distance, borders, and space.
When: Thursday 24 August to Wednesday 30 August
Where: Taiga Space, 20 Palace Embankment, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: Free
Language: English and Russian

Event: Pre-party Beat Weekend
About: This Saturday night, Tantsploshchadka club opens its dance floor to all music lovers, especially, those documentary nerds who are planning to attend Beat, one of the biggest documentary film festivals in St Petersburg in October.
When: Saturday 26 August
Where: Tantsploshchadka, 2a Konyushnnaya pl, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 150 roubles

Event: Film screening: Tulip Fever
About: (+18) Watch the newest romance movie by the very talented director Justin Chadwick. An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.
When: Sunday 27 August
Where: Angleterre Cinema Lounge, 24 Malaya Morskaya ul., St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 250 roubles
Language: English with Russian subtitle

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