This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 24-25
Thinking about what to do this weekend? Here is our weekly list of the best things going on in the city!
This one's for the fashion enthusiasts out there: do you know what fabrics and designs were in vogue in the 90s? Or what was the most popular fashion brand in 2005? Or how has fashion changed over the past 30 years? From November 23 to February 24, the General Staff building of the State Hermitage is hosting the exhibition “Delicate Designs. Fashion 1988–2018”. Each year in the recent history of fashion is represented by a single emblematic design from such fashion houses as Givenchy, Gucci, Paco Rabanne, Giorgio Armani, and Calvin Klein, to name just a few. This exhibition will help you see the journey the fashion world has made over the past three decades, from classic fabrics and traditional painstaking handwork to ultra-modern materials and innovative technologies. Tickets to the General Staff building cost 400 rubles and can be purchased here.
This weekend, the traditional St. Petersburg Fair will take place in Vasilievsky Island’s Sevkabel Port. There you can find a wide variety of designer clothes, accessories, cosmetics, sweets and other cute hand-made thingies that will warm you up a bit in this chilly weather. If you haven’t visited this cool public space yet, this is definitely your chance before it gets too cold!
If watching a good movie is your idea of spending quality time, then Lumiere Hall is a perfect pick. Lumiere Hall (74a Obvodny emb.) is a creative space that organizes multimedia exhibitions and night screenings of popular Hollywood movies every Friday and Saturday. This Friday, November 23, they will screen three movies with Til Schweiger: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Keinohrhasen, and Wo ist Fred?; while this Saturday, November 24, they’ll screen movies based on Stephen King’s novels: The Green Mile, Secret Window, and Thinner. Plop down on a bean bag chair and enjoy! Tickets cost 400-600 rubles and can be bought here.
This Sunday, November 25, the Russian Museum’s St. Michael’s Castle will take part in the Cultural Marathon and open its doors to visitors free of charge! This is a great opportunity to explore one of the most mysterious castles in St. Petersburg (which is said to be haunted!), as well as attend the museum’s numerous exhibitions including the one dedicated to Kazimir Malevich’s early works, which laid the foundation for his future masterpieces. The castle is open from 10 am till 6 pm, but the guided tours through the Malevich exhibition run every hour starting at midday with the last one kicking off at 4 pm. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about one of the most extravagant Russian painters of all time!
Enjoy your weekend!