This Weekend in St. Petersburg: October 13-14

As it’s getting colder outside, it’s time for checking out all of St. Petersburg’s swankiest creative spaces! From a food fair by the sea to the festival of Korean culture and a contemporary photography exhibition, there are so many things going on in the city this weekend!

Looking for a chic brunch spot not far away from the city center? How about Vasilievsky Island’s Sevkabel Port, one of the city's newest public spaces? This weekend, Sevkabel will host Market by the Sea, where you will find a wide selection of handmade clothes, accessories, cosmetics, and ceramics, as well as books, fruits, honey, sweets, and lots of other foodstuffs! Feel the sea breeze in your hair, purchase some unique handmade souvenirs, and enjoy the atmosphere of the former industrial site turned into a vibrant urban area! The market is open from midday to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entrance is free.

Sevkabel Port. Cool, isn't it? Credit: vk.com/portsevcablemarket
Sevkabel Port. Cool, isn't it? Credit: vk.com/portsevcablemarket

This weekend offers a great chance to feel the Korean vibe, as St. Petersburg is hosting the Korea Festival. Guests will have an opportunity to watch Korean movies, play modern Korean games, listen to folk and pop music, communicate with Korean students, try the best kimchi, and even take part in the traditional Korean tea ceremony. Among the festival’s headliners are contemporary Korean band UNI-FI BAND, and drama group Storytelling. The festival kicks off at midday on October 13 in the Artplay design center. Entrance is free.

Credit: fiesta.city
Credit: fiesta.city

Interested in contemporary photography? Then the Presence International Photography Festival which is currently taking place in St. Petersburg is exactly the thing for you! The event brings together expert photographers from Switzerland, Germany, Poland, and France willing to share their knowledge and skills with everyone interested. So come to the Berthold Center this weekend to enjoy an extraordinary exhibition, listen to lectures on the art of photography by internationally renowned artists and take part in various educational activities hosted by art laboratories, as well as check out one of the trendiest creative spaces in St. Petersburg. Tickets cost 300 rub.

Berthold Center. Credit: google.com/maps/
Berthold Center. Credit: google.com/maps/

Sreda is yet another of St. Petersburg’s numerous cool public spaces and this weekend it is hosting the St. Petersburg Fair, which brings together hundreds of local craftsmen and designers. You can also attend workshops on accessories making, enameling, and wool painting, listen to blues by BLUES BADGERS and get a mehndi tattoo. The Fair is open from midday till 8pm on October 13-14. Admission is free.

Credit: vk.com/evnthandmade
Credit: vk.com/evnthandmade

Enjoy your weekend!

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