Where to go and what to do in St.Pete this week: 14 – 21 September 2015
Festivals and city holidays
- Festival “Living fire” that includes a fire show and a dynamic music program is held for the eighth time in the “Vozduh” club on Krestovskiy Island on 19 September. Beginning at 18.00.
- City festival “Living streets” opens pedestrian recreation areas for residents and visitors in the center of St. Petersburg on 20 September: theater and sports facilities, lecture halls, restaurants and open-air dance halls. Location – Nevsky Prospect, M. Konushennaya str., Ostrovskiy Square.
- “Earlymusic” festival is dedicated to the court opera and ballet of St. Petersburg of the XVIII century. Performances are held in concert halls and palaces of the city from 20 September to 5 October. The opening will take place at the Gatchina Palace on 20 September.
- The first “Kiberon” festival are held in the exhibition hall “ExpoForum” in the format of the show dedicated to 3D-printing technologies and modern technology innovations on 18 – 20 September.
- Aleksandrinsky International theatre festival will show to the public performances of various national state theatres from 12 September to 10 October.
- International comics festival “Boomfest” invites to visit exhibitions, presentations and master classes at the Hermitage, in the city libraries and in the art-spaces “Etagi” and “Taiga” from 17 September to 11 October.
Theatre highlights of the week
- Classical music charity concert “Hope exists!” with the participation of leading opera singers and musicians will start at the Palace Square at 18:00 on September 18.
- “Swan Lake” ballet staged by Mihail Messerer at the Mihailovskiy Theatre on 16, 17, 19 September.
- Gala concert “Masterpieces of world ballet” with the participation of soloists of the Mariinsky and Mikailovskiy theaters will be held at the Hermitage Theatre on 20 September.
- Gala evening at the Home theater of the Yusupov Palace includes a palace tour and ballet miniatures with participation of artists of St. Petersburg theaters. The evening will take place on 20 September.
Exhibition highlights of the week
- The exhibition “Contemporary art of China. The release of present from the past” presents paintings, sculptures, installations, video-art of more than 30 Chinese artists from around the world. The exhibition is held in the cultural center “Erarta” until September 23.
- The exhibition of the famous American artist Shane Guffogg is open from 8 August to 28 September at the Academy of Fine Arts.
- The exhibition “Zaha Hadid” tells about the work of one of the world’s leading architects until 27 September at the Hermitage.
- Exhibition “Gift for the contemplated. Wanderings of Ibn Battuta” reveals the world of wonders and marvels of the XIII century, described by the Moroccan traveler and pilgrim, known as Ibn Battuta. The exhibition features unique pieces of metal, ceramics, books, manuscripts and costumes of XIII-XIV centuries. The exhibition is open on the 3rd floor in Middle East halls of the Hermitage from 9 September until 13 December.
- Exhibition of the Russian Folk Art Secular Lubok from the collections of the Russian Museum will be open on the premises of the Mihailovsky (St.Michael’s) Castle till October.
Translation by Kira Horm