Things to Do This Weekend: September 9-10

Time is going by quickly, and it's already mid-week, so, we’re back with our review of the cultural events you mind find to your liking! Be it art, music or just some fun way to get your mind off studying - our city has lots to offer;  just make your choice and get ready for yet another refreshing weekend in St. Petersburg!

On September 9 and 10, the Big City Art Festival will take place at the Loft Project ETAGI on Ligovsky, 74; modern artists, sculptors and designers will exhibit their works at this annual cultural event that brings together representatives of different styles and cultures, from adherers of classical style painting to vector and graffiti artists. Also, on September 10 it will be the closing of the Big Paintings exhibition at the Stables Department of the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, exhibiting 19 monumental artworks by 20th century Russian artists.

If it is music that is more to your liking, and you are always fond of making new discoveries, you should definitely come to the Global Music Fest at the Usupovsky Park; at this annual event, one can enjoy the diversity of modern music and cultural traditions of the many different countries of the world, as well as experimental novelties such as Kennian folk, New Zealand rap, Aluetian tango, and a lot more! The tickets to the event may be a bit expensive, starting at 1,600 rubles, yet the festival is totally worth it.

Quite an original way to spend one of the few warm weekends of St. Petersburg’s short autumn will be going to the nearby small town of Shlisselburg to take part in the Fortress Day festival. The two-day event will take place at the site of the historic Oreshek (“chestnut”) fortress, which is located on a small island in the dazzling Ladoga Lake; its program will include different reenactment shows and workshops, musical performances, guided tours, and a medieval-style fair - just note that it may be a lot colder on the lakeside, so dress warm and don’t forget to bring an umbrella in case the weather lets you down!

Lastly, this weekend, the All-Russian Colours Festival will be held at the Kirovets stadium - a grand event full of unbridled joy, music, dancing, and dry paints! Every year, thousands of people all across Russia gather for this brisk and colourful festival; expect lots of fun activities to participate in and fond memories to make.

Well, we sincerely hope that it’s been helpful, and - be sure to check with us next week! Yours, ITMO.NEWS.

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