Yoga, concerts, festival, film screening, opera, and intellectual game night—here are the best beginning of the year activities in St Petersburg this week
Event: Otello: Opera in Four Acts
About: Start 2018 with a little class! Based on Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, is one of the most incredible operas written by Giuseppe Verdi. It was premiered in Mariinsky theatre in 1887.
When: Friday 12 January
Where: Mariinsky theatre 2, 34 Dekabristov ulitsa, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 2,000 to 3,400 roubles
Language: Russian and English subtitles
Event: Borderline Band
About: On Saturday the Swiss electric rock band Borderline will perform in St Petersburg. Find their music here. Call the following number to book a table: 275-42-14.
When: Saturday 13 January
Where: Krasnyy Lis, 50 Ulitsa Mayakovskogo, St Petersburg, 191014
Event: Film Screening: Darkest Hour
About: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. Joe Wright’s newest work is receiving an Oscar Buzz and a lot of attention from the critics these days. If you’re a fan of Gary Oldman, you don’t want to miss one of his best performances.
When: Saturday 13 January to Wednesday 17 January
Where: Avrora theatre, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 350 roubles
Language: English with Russian subtitles
Event: Yoga Session in English
About: If the language barrier was what was keeping you from starting a yoga course in St Petersburg, now you don’t have any excuses. Join the weekly yoga session in English for a perfect weekly workout.
When: Sunday 14 January, from 3pm
Where: Yoga Treat, Kamennoostrovsky avenue 10 Б, St. Petersburg, Russia, 197101
Price: 300 roubles
Event: Stand Up from St Petersburg
About: Discover the best of St Petersburg underground music and comedy.
When: Monday 15 January
Where: Kvartira, 20 Fontanka river embankment, St Petersburg, 191028
Event: Roof Festival with Mulled Wine
About: Whether you are planning on going out on a date or to spend a chill night with your friends, the rooftop of Etagi will offer the perfect setting for your night. Enjoy a stunning view of the city with some delicious mulled wine.
When: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January
Where: Loft Project Etagi, 74 Ligovsky Ave, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles
Event: Intellectual Games in Open Space
About: Up for some weird Russian experiences this year? Here is one for you. Do you want to play a game about freedom, power structure and civil society in Russia? Send your team application (from 1 to 6 people) to Varia Mikhailova at BukvaCe@ya.ru by Friday 12 January.
When: Sunday 14 January
Where: 34 Dostoevsky Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191119
Price: 2,018 roubles for the team