Get SF Weekly Newsletters

You searched for:

  • [X]St. Petersburg
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

Calendar, Night&Day Coming to America Near You

Coming to America Near You

Gary Shteyngart is a critical darling: His first three books, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story (besides all having amazing titles) have each been highly praised, and he was named one of The New…
Tags: , , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day Subconscious Playground

Subconscious Playground

Since its founding in 2007, Zhukov Dance Theatre has presented an annual weekend of dance rooted in ballet but without its aesthetic restrictions. Artistic director Yuri Zhukov began at St. Petersburg’s Vaganova Academy and Kirov Ballet Company, both bastions of…
Tags: , , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day Pick It Up

Pick It Up

Actors don’t need sets anymore — all they need is a screen and an Internet-enabled doohickey. In the International Theater Company’s production of The Nose, for example, the main character describes a man walking down Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg,…
Tags: , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day Ballerina


Manuel Legris, a French dancer interviewed in Ballerina, Bertrand Norman’s involving study of the Russian ballet, insists that a Russian ballerina is easy to spot in a crush of tutus and fluttering hands. Beyond the severity of their posture and…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Prokofiev the Provoker

Prokofiev the Provoker

In 1991, goth rockers the Damned recorded a tribute to the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. The single, simply entitled "Prokofiev," sounds like abattoir music, with braying guitar licks, mournful, synth-infused saxophones, and a clanging cowbell motif. It's a fitting homage…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Not long ago, a perfect mock-up of SF Weekly arrived on my desk. Closer examination of the newspaper revealed the comedic genius of one Kurt Weitzmann. SF Weakly, as he named it, offered an informative cover story on the gay…
Tags: , , , , ,