Events this week: 11 November

Events this week

In the upcoming days, St Petersburg is offering events for everyone: classic silent films, nightclub music performances, free yoga in English, cultural exhibitions, and the annual LGBT film festival starting next week.

Explore your city this winter with this week’s roundup of events

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Event: Minimal Night: Mono’Ono

About: Friday night the new club DOT will host the Belarusian band Mono’Ono for a night of minimal that will end only on Saturday morning. Find their music here.
When: 11 November, from 11pm to 6am
Where: DOT, 30 Kozhevennaya liniya, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 200 roubles

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Event: Lectures at Education Festival at the Open University

About: Lecturers and professors from both St Petersburg and abroad will be taking part in what they are calling an educational festival. Each lecture loosely falls into the categories of memory, participant observation, and white spots. Make sure to register in advance. Check out the full schedule here and get educated this weekend!
When: 12 November, 12pm to 7pm
Where: New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, 49 Reki Fontanki, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: Free
Language: Two lectures in English (details below)/Russian

Lecture 1: Russia’s Membership of the European Union: Utopia or Dystopia?
When: 12 November, 1.15pm to 2.15pm

This lecture will focus on the currently unimaginable – what if Russia would become part of the European Union? This will be discussed from a geographic, historical and legal perspective. More broadly, questions such as the actual possibility of Russia joining the EU will be discussed.

Lecture 2: Can reminiscences of communist past erode people’s faith in democracy?
When: 12 November, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

This lecture focuses on how anti-systematic parties come to power across the EU. In Slovakia, they use reminiscences of  so-called good ol’ communist past. Why does it happen and how does it influence the confidence of the people in the current political system?

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Event: Wunderblock Records Showcase

About: Wunderblock Records presents its third label: Showcase. Wunderblock is an experimental techno project from Moscow. After a debut in Berlin’s Tresor in 2013, the label has been travelling around Europe for the past three years. For the line-up on Saturday, there will Rommek, Wunderblock, Relic Radiation, Nikita Tekknik, Regulär, Kyk and many more artists.
When: 12 November, 11pm
Where: DOT, 30 Kozhevennaya liniya, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 200 roubles (presale), 400 roubles (price at the door)

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Event: Not Silent Cinema

About: This coming Saturday, Cinema Rodina will be presenting silent comedy films accompanied with live piano music. The films are classics of the last century, from the likes of The Immigrant starring Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton’s 1920s film One Week.
When: 12 November, 5pm to 7pm
Where: Rodina, 12 Karavannaya ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 400 roubles

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Event: Concert Night Music of the World

About: On Saturday, St Petersburg’s planetarium will host its first concert offering the best of international classical music: Mozart, Bartok and Boccherini.
When: 12 November, 8.30pm
Where: Planetarium, 4 Alexandrovsky Park, St Petersburg, 197101
Price: 1300 roubles

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Event: Spanish conversation event

About: Are you a native Spanish speaker or you would like to learn or practice your Spanish? Then this event is a perfect pick for you. During the evening you will have the chance to meet new people who share with you the love for the Spanish language and to eat as many free biscuits as you can.
When: 12 November, from 4pm to 6pm
Where: 15 Razyezzaya, St Petersburg, 191119
Price: 350 roubles (free for native Spanish speakers)
Language: Spanish

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Event: Photo exhibition UltraChuvstva

About: Photo exhibition Ultra Chuvstva presents a series of photographs and video installations about real emotions, how to overcome your fears and dealing with cultural taboos. The exhibition has partnered with Dobro Potcha, a project that sends cards to those in need, to sell postcards of the exhibitions images and donate the proceeds to the Development Centre “helping children”.
When: 13 November, from noon to 10pm
Where: Golytsin Loft, 20 Reki Fontanki, 191028
Price: Free


Event: English Quest in Hermitage Museum

About: Explore one of the biggest museums in the world in an alternative way. During the quest you will receive some tasks and a map and you will have to find the answers by yourself amongst more than 3 million items. Registration is required (register here).
When: 13 November, from 2pm to 4pm
Where: Hermitage Museum, 2 Palace Square, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 300 roubles
Language: English

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Event: Yoga Session in English

About: Shake off your winter blues on the mat by taking part in a yoga session this Sunday. Yoga Treat studio practices traditional Hatha Yoga in Sivananda tradition combined with Vipassana meditation technique. This is their third session in English, so stay tuned for future events!
When: 13 November, 4.30pm to 6pm
Where: 17 Chapayeva ulitsa St Petersburg 197046
Alternatively, you can meet the instructor at Gor’kovskaya metro station at 4.05pm––call in advance 8 (931) 352-89-29.
Price: Donation-based
Language: English

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Event: Exhibition The Second Passion of The Samurai

About: The exhibition will feature engravings representing erotic images that were traditionally passed from mothers to daughters before their wedding.
When: 10 November- 29 December
Where: Art Centre, 4 Dumskaya ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: 300 roubles (regular price), 200 roubles (students)

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Event: Side by Side LGBT film festival

About: The annual LGBT film festival will take place once again in St Petersburg for nine days featuring screenings of numerous international movies based on LGBT issues. Every movie will be followed by a discussion.
When: 17 November- 26 November
Where: Locations to be announced on the website, facebook
Price: Find the different prices here
Language: English, Russian

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