Events this week: October 21

Events in St Petersburg this week

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

21 October to 27 October

Event: Night of Science
About: Sixteen experts from Russia and Europe will offer free lectures in six bars about many different topics, from sex in Japan, the use of psychology and sociology, immigration and much more.
When: 21 October
Where: Find the different locations here
Price: Free
Language: English and Russian

Event: Concert Vezhliviy Otkaz
About: Vezhliviy Otkaz (literally polite refusal) is one of the most original and unusual rock-bands in Russia. For their second time on the stage of Erarta they will perform old hits from their numerous albums and new compositions.
When:  21 October, 8pm
Where: Erarta, 2, 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 700-900 roubles
Language: Russian

Event: Première Soirée franco-russe 2016-2017
About: Mainly meant for francophone exchange students and whoever is interested in spending a “French night” in St Petersburg, the event is a good occasion to taste French wine and enjoy French music in one of the best wine bars of the city and get to know new Russian and French speaking students.
When: 22 October, 6pm
Where: Wine Bar 74, 45, 4th lin. V.O. St Petersburg, 199004
Price: Free
Language: French, Russian and English

Event: Markscheider Kunst. Unplugged

About: Originated from a group of geology students the ska band from St Petersburg plays a mix of afro-rock, soukous, ska and reggae with an extra touch of Russian musical influence.
When: 22 October, 8pm
Where: Erarta, 2, 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 500-700 roubles
Language: Russian

Event: Tour St Petersburg in Movies
About: The tour starting at the oldest film studio in Russia, Lenfilm, will guide you through the history of Soviet cinema.
When: 22 October
Where: Lenfilm, 10, Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197101
Price: Free
Language: Russian

Event: Tattoo and Body Piercing Festival
About: The festival will bring together professionals and amateurs to discover together the not so well known history of tattoos and their meaning in different cultures. During the two days the walls of ETAGI will be adorned by a large exhibition of tattoo sketches drawn by famous artists.
When: 22 October-23 October, from 9am until 9pm
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74, Ligovsky prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles
Language: Russian

Event: Festival VedaLife
About: Saturday will be the day dedicated to the yoga fans of St Petersburg. The event will comprise plenty of activities from yoga sessions, live music, cinema 3D, to unveiling the secrets of the vegetarian cuisine.
When: 22 October
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74 Ligovsky prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles
Language: Russian

Event: Ileana Florescu. Exhibition Submerged Library
About: The exhibition Submerged Library, by the Italian photographer Ileana Florescu, will feature a collection of photographs dedicated to the Russian and foreign classical literature which she has decided to portray from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The exhibition will also include a rather particular collection of sculptures.
When: 21 October- 27 November
Where: Erarta, 2, 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 500 roubles
Language: Russian, English

Event: Edouard Manet. Olympia. Theme and Variations
About: The exhibition Olympia will close its doors to the public at the end of the month, so if you are an art lover and you still haven’t visited it, it is time to hurry up. The exhibition mainly devoted to the French painter Manet has the theme of female nudity, and will be accompanied by the works of many other prestigious painters like Botticelli and Giorgione.
When: 30 July- 30 October
Where: State Hermitage Museum, 2, Palace Square, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 600 roubles
Language: Russian, English

Event: Open Map City Festival
About: The tour festival Open Map City will give you the opportunity to familiarise with the city and get to know the secrets of St Petersburg. Every tour will have a different topic and will show you the city from  a different perspective. During the excursion the participants will have the opportunity to visit the Tankhouse X1 which is normally closed to the public.
When: 22 October- 23 October
Where: Street Art Museum, 84, schosse Revolyutsii, St Petersburg, 195248
Price: 400 roubles (300 if you repost from here)
Language: Russian

Event: Lecture: Modern Italian Design
About: The lecturer from Istituto Europeo di Design Andrea Tosi will talk about modern Italian design and the launch of a creative enterprise.
When: 23 October, 7pm
Where: Street Art Museum, 84, schosse Revolyutsii, St Petersburg, 195248
Price: Free (admission ticket 250 roubles)
Language: English and Russian

 

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