What’s on in St. Petersburg this week: 6–12 March 2017

, updated on March 6, 2017

Festivals and city holidays

The Fair “Art things” in Artmuza

“Art things” event is a unique handmade fair in the creative cluster Artmuza. You will find the most unusual, creative and interesting things to gift someone and just have a lot of fun. Also you will be able to visit exhibitions of contemporary artists. Entrance is free. If you want to participate in the fair, you need send some information about you to email artmuza.events@gmail.com. Participation in the fair is paid.

11–12 MARCH 2017/ ARTMUZA CREATIVE CLUSTER/ ARTMUZA.SPB.RU

Audrey Hepburn films screening in Lumiere Hall

A cinema Lumiere Hall shows three films with beautiful Audrey Hepburn. These films are: Roman Holiday – a shrill and funny Cinderella story in reverse; Sabrina – a success story of ordinary girl, who is a daughter of the chauffeur; Breakfast at Tiffany’s – a perfect movie for lovers of timeless classics and adventurous romance. Films are shown on 20 screens and using even walls and columns of the hall, and the audience sits in the comfortable soft padded stools.

7 MARCH 2017/ LUMIERE HALL CREATIVE SPACE/ VK.COM/KN_LUMIEREHALL

Evening meeting with Roman Viktyuk

Each new work of Roman Viktyuk becomes an important event in the theater life of Russian. He works in Moscow Theater which’s named by his name. Director, actor, screenwriter, and art director performs at Erarta museum. He tells about secrets of his theater activity and revelations of life.

6 MARCH 2017/ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ERARTA/ ERARTA.COM

The Festival “The Women’s Day”

Beautiful women musicians of different genres and music directions perform on the stage of club Zal Ozhidaniya. They show their talents and skills to the audience. The participants of the festival are singer Alina Os, trip-hop collective Tinavie and Chamber Orchestra Karelia.

8 MARCH 2017/ CLUB ZAL OZHIDANIYA/ CLUBZAL.COM

3D-show on the facade of the Elisseeff Emporium

The facade of one of the most beautiful buildings on Nevsky prospect becomes a stage for a fascinating 3D-installations made by the studio Illuminarium 3000. Details of the plot of the upcoming show are closed. We only know that the creators of the 3D-show are  inspired by the magic of interior decorations of the building, and they try to make out its magic.

8 MARCH 2017/ ELISSEEFF EMPORIUM/ ILLUMINARIUM3000

The live jazz concert at the Museum of Soviet slot machines

You will see the work of enthusiastic people and listen to a lot of emotional jazz. That’s where the freedom of expression will prevail. The organizers of the concert follow the rule “The main thing is an atmosphere” and invite musicians of any music format to perform jazz.

8 MARCH 2017/ MUSEUM OF SOVIET SLOT MACHINES / VK.COM/EVENT141699577

Concerts and theatre highlights of the week

The concert of Leningrad music band

Leningrad music band celebrates 20 years on the stage this year. At the beginning of the career the members of this band are considered to be eternally drunk, and their songs – funny with obscene language. Now Sergei Shnurov is one of the most recognizable media persons of Russian show business, who entertains children and pensioners, makes a real show at corporate parties, acts in films, but still ironically depicts in his songs the reality.

7 MARCH 2017/ SAINT PETERSBURG SPORTS AND CONCERT COMPLEX SKK/ SPBCKK.RU

The performance “The Master and Margarita” directed by Roman Viktyuk Theatre (Moscow)

Roman Viktyuk used to rethink a famous novel through his performances several times. Now the director cuts a romantic line and emphasizes on the political question of the existence in the Soviet era in this performance. There is a problem of love and slavery that is represented in the absolute state power which is against individuals and particular emotions. Roman Viktyuk takes into consideration a lot of details of creating this literary masterpiece.

7 MARCH 2017/ KOMISSARZHEVSKAYA ACADEMIC DRAMA THEATRE/ TEATRVFK.RU

The concert Rossini Gala

The great Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini created 39 operas as well as many works in the genres of spiritual and chamber music. He is a creator of the world famous “Barber of Seville” and “Cinderella”. Before the appearing of Giuseppe Verdi on the musical stage Rossini was a central figure in the operatic life of Italy. The soloists of the Academy of Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra perform fragments from the works of the great opera composer.

6 MARCH 2017/ MARIINSKY-II/ MARIINSKY.RU

The Interactive concert “Tango”

The concert “Tango” includes the brightest stage tango dances produced in such shows as “Illusio”, “Favorites of the Moon” and “Lovely M”, as well as performances made by the winners of the world championships in the category Tango Escenario Dmitry Vasin and Sagdiana Hamzina. Also the actors of the troupe Leningrad Center as well as the stars of the world Tango championships participate in this show. Moreover viewers can dance a slow and graceful milonga together with professional dancers on a special stage. The ticket price includes the dinner cooked by the Block meat restaurant.

9 MARCH 2017/ LENINGRAD CENTER SHOW SPACE/ LENINGRADCENTER.RU

The Performance “Masterpieces of Russian Ballet” at the stage of the Hermitage Theatre

The program of “Masterpieces of Russian Ballet” created at the St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre of Jacobson consists of performances which were created by Jacobson at various times. Viewers will see the choreographic miniatures, genre sketches “Viennese Waltz”, “Gossip girls”, “Country Don Juan” and one-act ballet “Wedding procession”. The ballet performances of Jacobson are harmonic and romantic, make you forget about the momentary and ascend upward.

9 MARCH 2017/ HERMITAGE THEATER/ VK.COM/HERMITAGETHEATRE

The performance “The Backbone Flute” at Lensoviet Theater

It’s based on the poem “Poems to her” of Vladimir Mayakovsky and directed by Maxim Didenko. This performance is a sincere dramatic confession of the rebel poet, dedicated to his beloved Lily Brik. This work of Mayakovsky was partly censored many times. It’s a story about love, friends, enemies, politics and the country.

11 MARCH, 8 APRIL 2017/ LENSOVIET ACADEMIC THEATRE/ LENSOV-THEATRE.SPB.RU

The Concert of Proletarskoe tango band

Proletarskoe tango band always creates a warm nostalgic atmosphere at its concerts. Even if some listeners didn’t hear the original songs and were born decades after their creation, they cannot resist the charm of naive Soviet foxtrot songs. Members of Proletarskoe tango band perform well-known Soviet songs and bring a piece of magic of pop classics of past years.

11 MARCH 2017/ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ERARTA/ ERARTA.COM

The opera “Mermaid” at the Mikhailovsky Theater

The famous opera of composer Antonin Dvorak was written in 1900 to a libretto by J. Kvapil based on Czech fairytales. This is a great work of the composer who was one of the founders of the Czech national style of music and used folk melodies. The Opera is performed in Czech language. It lasts 3 hours 10 minutes.

12 MARCH, 4 JUNE 2017/ MIKHAILOVSKY THEATER / MIKHAILOVSKY.RU

Exhibition highlights of the week

The final exhibition of the competition “The Muse should work”

The exhibition includes the paintings of participants of the competition “The Muse should work”. The Competition “The Muse should work” is an opportunity for young artists to show their works, make a successful start on the art market and get some pieces of advice from experts. Members of the jury who are Honored Artists of Russia and members of the Union of Artists of Russia chose 50 participants whose works you can see at this exhibition.

3 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH 2017/ ARTMUZA CREATIVE CLUSTER/ ARTMUZA.SPB.RU

The exhibition of Marcello Lo Giudice in Marble Palace

Lo Giudice works with the abstract line and uses special figurative means to represent the geographical forms and processes. Man-made and procedural factors are the core aspects of his art. He manually creates a texture surface, where the form materializes in color and the texture irregularities cast relief and shadows. His abstract works are metaphoric and become a symbolic analog of the Creation. There are no landscape features in his works and the images rather have a geological and demiurgic sense.

UNTIL 10 APRIL 2017/ MARBLE PALACE (RUSSIAN MUSEUM)/ RUSMUSEUM.RU

The exhibition “Eaten god” in the Street art museum

The Street Art Museum invites you to an exhibition “Eaten God” of the sculptor Sergey Karev. It’s an attempt using sculpture to talk about connection and confrontation of natural and social, worship and consumption, reality and possibility of its interpretation and transformation. The exhibition is built around the nature in which modern human lives surrounded by a metal and concrete.

UNTIL 2 APRIL 2017/ STREET ART MUSEUM/ STREETARTMUSEUM.RU

The Exhibition “Perfection in detail. Art of Japan of the Meiji era (1868–1912)”

The second half of the XIX century is a special time in Japanese history, the era of modernization that was reflected in art. You can see the metal products with the finest décor elements of Kano Natsuo, Komai Otodjiro and Suzuki Tekiti. There are a lot of enamel art things where flowers, birds and landscapes are imprinted with great realism. These art works are extremely valuable: many of Japanese technologies are lost now.The exhibition discovers more than 700 ancient exhibits.

UNTIL 2 APRIL 2017/ HERMITAGE/ HERMITAGEMUSEUM.ORG

The exhibition “Total Recall”

The exhibition includes authentic artifacts, which tell about the era of the 1990s and allow to feel the spirit of those decades. Everyday life objects of the 1990s are showcased: from labels to video game consoles. Commercials, movies and video clips also help to immerse into the atmosphere of the 1990s. This exhibition is held in support of the raising funds for the production of the film “Song about the real Indians”, dedicated to the generation of the 1990s.

UNTIL 19 MARCH 2017/ CRAFT BOTTLE BAR/ VK.COM/CRAFT_BOTTLE

The exhibition “Rhythm. Jazz Photo”

This exhibition discovers the photographs of Alexander Smirnov, who shoot famous jazzmen such as Igor Butman, Oleg Lundstrom, Kenny Ball, Vladimir Volkov, Sergei Manukyan and many others. His live, emotional photos tell the story of jazz and reveal the mysterious world of this direction of music and musicians.

UNTIL 9 APRIL 2017/ MUSEUM AND EXHIBITION CENTER ROSFOTO/ ROSPHOTO.ORG

Things to do with kids

The Musical performance “The Wizard of Oz and Toto”

It’s based on a famous fairytale “The Wizard of Oz”. The young viewers will see adventures of characters in magical world named Oz. This is a story of courage, cunning, kind heart, faith in own strength and, of course, friendship. Thanks to expressive music, colorful multimedia scenography and visual effects you can see a fairyland Oz on the stage of the theater. The performance is intended for an audience from 3 years old.

12 MARCH, 9 APRIL 2017/ LICEDEI CLOWN AND MIME THEATER/ LICEDEI.COM

The performance “Little Tragedies” at the Bryantsev Youth Theatre

It’s based on the works of Alexander Pushkin. The director Ruslan Kudashov explores human nature and irresistible passion in this performance. Decorations are very beautiful without any unnecessary element and full of secret meaning and symbolism.

7 MARCH 2017/ BRYANTSEV YOUTH THEATRE/ TYUZ-SPB.RU

Weekends in the indoor rope park “High-rise Town”

It’s a big entertainment for young audience. There are 7 cable routes with different exciting obstacles at different heights in this rope park. Young visitors will be able to go through the mazes, fly bungee through the park, climb the wall and show their skills and strength. Also children’s corner and an area with Lego bricks are in the park.

7–8, 10–11 MARCH 2017/ INDOOR ROPE PARK “HIGH-RISE TOWN”/ VK.COM/VGOROD

The Musical fairytale “Chudo-Yudo”

It’s a musical for family viewing. This show is a premiere with original music and three-dimensional decorations based on the story “The Fairytale of Tsar Berende”, known for movie “Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair”. It’s a dynamic story full of intriguing adventures about events in dreamland Zapodvolje. This performance consists several shows and during one of these someone from young audience can become a participant in fairytale building. It’s  a wonderful journey into the world on the edge of a fairytale and reality.

12, 19, 26, 27 MARCH 2017/ MUSIC HALL THEATER/ MUSICHALLSPB.RU

About Nadezhda Vasileva

Tell about unique places, get acquainted with interesting people, inspire and show unexplored in popular guidebooks side of St. Petersburg, that's why I'm writing. Saint Petersburg is a city of romance, changeable weather and ambiguous people, and I want everyone who found yourself in this city could feel the beating of its heart, learn its mysteries and secret passages.

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