Leave your state-heated rooms to meet new people at the Couchsurfing event, fill your stomach with pizza during the Pizza Festival, learn more about Russian art at the Russian Museum quest, enjoy the concert of one of the greatest DJ in the world DJ Tiësto and…whew! Ran out of breath, so much to do this week!
Event: Couchsurfing weekly meeting
About: It’s time to widen your circle of friends and meet some new ones! Join Thursday’s social workout at the art-cafe Africa. Make some new friends and practice your language skills with a group of international people and curious locals. It’s the perfect place to find a language tandem or just have a drink in good company.
When: 8 December, 7pm
Where: Art-cafe Africa, 13 Pechatnika Grigoryeva, St Peterburg, 191119
Language: Russian, English
About: This weekend, the new creative space Multiplace located in the heart of the city will officially be celebrating its opening. Here you can find everything from designer clothes, second-hand shops, paintings, photographs, and handcrafted works. During the event there will be screening of movies, different workshops, a live quest with surprises from the residents, video games competitions and an exhibition. Check the complete programme here.
When: From 9 December to 11 December, from noon until 8pm
Where: Multiplace 17/26, 17 Chernyshevskogo, St Petersburg, 191123
Event: Quest in the Russian Museum
About: Discover the best of the Russian art in a fun way and get to know new people. During the quest you will be paired up with a mixed group of Russian and international people and you will wander around the museum to discover the secrets of the best Russian painters and their work. Register here, insert the promo code prospektmag for a 15% discount.
When: 10 December, 2pm
Where: Russian State Museum, 4 Inzhenernaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: 300 roubles (Prospekt readers will have a 15% discount on the price) + entrance fee
Event: Concert DJ Tiësto
About: The Dutch DJ Tijs Michiel Verwest, better known by his artist name DJ Tiësto won the title of Greatest DJ of All Time voted by his fans in 2011. He is among the Top 100 influential stars of the world according to Forbes and the highest paid DJ on the planet.
When: 9 December, 10pm
Where: St Petersburg sports and concerts complex, 8 Yuri Gagarin Prospekt, St Petersburg, 196105
Price: 2500 roubles
Event: Street Food Market at ETAGI
About: Are you a street food lover? Then don’t miss the two-day street food market at ETAGI. You will find the best of St Petersburg street food, but also numerous different cuisines from professionals and amateurs who will sell their delicacies and their unique recipes.
When: From 10 December to 11 December,
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Event: Pizza Festival
About: For all the fans of the Italian dish the new anti-cafe Postscriptum will host a unique pizza festival in which the participants will have the chance to try all different sorts of pizzas. Eat as much pizza as you can for only 200 roubles per hour!
When: 10 December, from noon to 8pm
Where: Postscriptum, 38 Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197101
Price: 200 roubles per hour
Event: An evening of improvisations
About: This weekend performance is by The St Petersburg Improvisers’ Orchestra under Dmitry Shubin with special invited guests from France, Vincent Lê Quang on the saxophone and Alvise Sinivia on the piano. Vincent Lê Quang is a composer, jazz saxophonist, improviser and teacher. Since 2008, he has taught generative improvisation at the Conservatoire National de Paris. He directs an orchestra that specialises in sound painting – a technique invented by the composer Walter Thompson. Watch one of his performances here.
When: 10 December
Where: Mariinsky Theatre, 1 Theatre Square, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 400 rubles
Event: Movie Island of his dreams
About: The film tells the story of the regular visits that the legendary Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, made to Turkey between 1980 and 1990. Catch the trailer here.
When: 8 December to 11 December
Where: Avrora Theatre, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg,
Price: 150 roubles (100 roubles for students)
Event: Hollywood Diva
About: St Petersburg’s Theatre of Musical Comedy will be presenting Hollywood Diva, the musical comedy in two acts. The heart of the comedy remains a mystery, but the scene is set in Hollywood during the early twentieth century. Since the opening premiere in Vienna, the play has gone live over 200 times around the world. For the St Petersburg audience, the play has been translated from the German to Russian– a great way to test your Russian sense of humour. Buy tickets here.
When: 10 December, 7pm
Where: St Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy, 13 Italianskaya Ultisa, St Petersburg,
Price: From 300 roubles to 2200 roubles
Event: Performance and discussion with the artists Abby Donovan and Tom Hughes
About: The two American artists will present the universe through multimedia installations using a variety of electronic and optical installations. Bring your questions for a discussion with the artists and your curiosity for the performance. See their projects here.
When: 14 December, 8pm
Where: Taiga, 20 Palace Embankment, St Petersburg, 191186