Concerts, exhibitions, parties, and film screenings — here are the best activities to start off the spring in St Petersburg this week
Event: Evanescence concert
About: Bring all those memories to life by seeing Evanescence performing live at Yubileyny Palace. Get your tickets here.
When: Thursday 15 March
Where: Yubileyny Sports Palace, 18 Dobrolyubova, St Petersburg, 197198
Price: 3000 to 12000 roubles
Event: Bar lectures of the European University in the Black Books Bar
About: The European University in St Petersburg and the Black Books Bar present a series of informal bar lectures on history, urban anthropology and art history.
When: Wednesday 21 March
Where: 29/28 Rubinstein ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191002
Event: Liu Bolin. Invisible Artist
About: An exceptional new exhibition is opening at the Erarta Museum: works by the world-renowned ‘Invisible Man’, Liu Bolin will be presented to the Russian public. The artist’s oeuvre is a combination of techniques encompassing sculpture, performance art and photography. It simultaneously addresses important issues in today’s society as well as the various political controversies in China and worldwide.
When: Thursday 15 March to Wednesday 21 March
Where: Erarta Museum, 2, 29 Line, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: Free, admission to the museum: 350 roubles
Event: St Patrick’s Day
About: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with some Celtic culture and Irish folklore music at the Teatralnaya Prosto creative space with Old Horned Sheep, one of the oldest Irish folk bands in St Petersburg. Get your tickets here or at the door.
When: Saturday 17 March
Where: Teatralnaya pl., St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 500 roubles
Event: Bernardo Bertolucci retrospective
About: Avrora theatre presents two masterpieces by Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci: The Dreamers, and Last Tango in Paris. The movies will be presented and discussed by Russian film critics Mikhail Trofimenkov and Vladislav Pasternak.
When: Friday 16 March and Saturday 17 March
Where: Avrora theatre, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 400 roubles
Language: English with Russian and French subtitles
Event: International party
About: Whether it’s those looking to make new friends or relationships, get language practice, or just to enjoy a good party, International Party SPB welcomes you!
At their event you can speak English (plus other languages), play games, eat a delicious meal, sing at karaoke and get to know tons of interesting people!
Games: Mafia, poker, uno and others…
When: Sunday 18 March
Where: Al Capone, 7 Zhukovskovo, St Petersburg,