What’s going on in St Petersburg this week? If you are still struggling with the many options, here is a quick selection of the best events of the week curated by Francesca Visser
14 October to 20 October
Event: Girl Power
About: The autobiographical documentary is a portrait of the graffiti culture seen from the perspective of the Czech artist Sany. After the screening, there will be a discussion with the director and the artists.
When: 15 October at 4pm
Where: Street Art Museum, 84 shosse Revolyutsii, St Petersburg, 195248
Price: 250 roubles
Language: Czech and English (with Russian subtitles)
Event: Corgi Festival
About: In honour of the wildly popular Welsh Corgi dogs, ETAGI has organised a two-day festival where visitors get the chance to be acquainted with the dogs and also take part in various workshops to learn more about them.
When: 15 and 16 October 2016
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74 Ligovsky prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles
Event: WestWind In St Petersburg
About: The fourth edition of WestWind will take place in St Petersburg for five days in which the public will have the chance to experience the best of European cinema. Every movie will be followed by a Q&A with the artists and directors.
When: 19 October- 23 October
Where: Hotel Angleterre, 24 Malaya Morskaya, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 275 roubles
Language: English, Albanian, Czech, Danish and Russian
Event: Yuri Abramochkin. “History in Moments. Our Days”
About: If you still haven’t had the chance to visit Abramochkin’s exhibition, this will be the last week to do so. The exhibition of the Soviet press photographer shows celebrities and leaders of Soviet Russia as well as everyday people during the tumultuous perestroika years.
When: 3 September- 23 October
Where: Erarta Museum, 2, 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 500 roubles
Language: English and Russian
Event: Traditional Bangla Dinner
About: Interested in getting to know new people and try some delicious Indian food? Then this event is a perfect fit for you. During the dinner, organised in collaboration with Couchsurfing, you will have the chance to try more than nine different dishes, meet new people and learn more about the Indian culture.
When: 19 October from 7:30pm
Where: Daniil, 15 Bolshaya Pushkarskaya Street, St Peterburg, Russia, 197198
Price: 870 roubles
Event: St Petersburg in Pictures
About: Come and meet St Petersburg’s street artists. On the opening day of the exhibition, you can meet and talk with the city’s artists, become a model for their drawings and enjoy the music of local artist Konstantin Zaplatkin.
When: 16 October – 30 October
Where: Books and Coffee, 20 Gagarinskaya Street, St Petersburg, 191028
Event: International Boat Party
About: Enjoy the opening of the bridges in an international crowd. The number of seats is limited so hurry up if you want to make sure to have a spot.
When: 15 October at 11:40pm
Where: 10 Admiralteyskaya nab., St Petersburg 190000
Price: 800 roubles