Let February begin with the best events in St Petersburg

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The holiday month is over and all you can do to start February on the right foot is enjoy what St Petersburg has to offer. This week allow yourself to discover the hidden treasures of Nevsky Prospekt, buy an old or new book at ETAGI, listen to some good music and visit the Russian Museum in a challenging way

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Event: Anti-Nevsky tour: a walk on the Proletarian Broadway
About: Do you want to know more about the longest and most famous street in St Petersburg, Nevsky Prospekt? If so, the Anti-Nevsky Tour is what you are looking for to discover the hidden treasures of the city. This four hour tour will take you for a seven kilometre walk across a variety of industrial landscapes and local landmarks, statues and museums.
When: 2 February, from 2pm to 6pm
Where: Metro Yelizarovskaya, 8 Ulitsa Babushkina, St Petersburg, 192029
Price: 1200 roubles (+ cost of two tram rides, 80 roubles). Register and buy a ticket here
Language: English

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Event: Concert Say my Name
About: On Friday the Russian band Say my Name will perform a free concert at Birjabar. The band, originally from St Petersburg, has recently released a new album and has rapidly been gaining popularity across Russia. Find their music here.
When: 3 February, 7pm
Where: Birjabar (Биржа Бар), 4 Birjevoy Pereulok, St Petersburg, 199004
Price: Free
Language: English

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Event: Leonid Federov concert at Erarta
About: The king of Russian indie, St Petersburg singer Lenia, will present his new album on the stage of Erarta this week. After a long history with the band Auktyon, the singer has been performing solo since 1997. The lyrics in his new album are inspired by the Christian spiritual tradition and implemented in contemporary Russian language.
When: 3 February, 8pm
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: From 1400 to 2000 roubles

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Event: Prequel with  Lost.Act and Mishel A and Drumatiq Music
About: The club DOT continues its stellar music programmes with a special guest from Moscow who will play a range of music including techno, house and minimal. If you want to prepare for the night, let yourself listen the DJs before enjoying them live. In addition to Lost.Act and Mishel A, the line up includes Erected Nipples nice, Andrey Pshanava and Denis Shubin.
When: 3 February, From 11pm to 7am
Where: DOT, 30 Kozhevennaya liniya, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: Free if you repost the following link.

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Event: Concert KYO (Hannes+Frederic)
About: Among the works of modern Chinese artists, the Manege Museum will host a special musical programme. The Scandinavian duo band KYO will play alongside the Russian musician Marina Khudyk. The band will perform an experimental mix of neoclassical, ambient and free-jazz music with Marina Khudyk’s piano.
When: 4 February, from 9pm to 10.30pm
Where: Manege, 1 St Isaac’s Square, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 1000 roubles. Buy a ticket here.

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Event: Book flea market at ETAGI
About: Support the reading culture in St Petersburg by visiting the book flea market in the Loft Project ETAGI. A good opportunity to buy used and new books for no more than 1000 roubles. And, if your apartment is already filled with books and you are dreaming of some extra space, you can easily sell them this weekend. Fill out the form here.
When: 4 and 5 February
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles

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Event: Mulled wine on the roof festival
About: After the success of the last weekend of December, the mulled wine festival on the rooftop of ETAGI is back this weekend for a special price. Enjoy different kinds of alcoholic and non alcoholic mulled wines surrounded by a breathtaking panorama.
When: 4 and 5 February, from 9am to 10pm
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles

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Event: Quest around Ivan Aivazovsky exhibition
About: For the 200th anniversary of Ivan Aivazovsky’s birthday, a special quest has been organised to help you discover one of Russia’s most famous painters. Participants will be divided into teams of up to four people: with a map of the museum, and printed tasks containing information about the Benois Wing and the artist, they will learn about Ivan Aivazovsky’s biography and paintings.
When: 5 February, from 1pm to 3pm
Where: The State Russian Museum/The Benois Wing, 2 Griboyedov Canal, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: 300 roubles + museum ticket. For more info see here.
Language: English

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Event: Love is … short films about love
About: Six short movies about love from four different countries: France, the United States, Spain and Russia (+18). The eternal theme of love excites the director’s imagination, giving them a unique opportunity to move with lightning speed from sadness to laughter and from intense love making scenes to emotional dialogues almost simultaneously. Do not miss these six alternative romantic stories filled with jazz and rock music.
When: 7 February, 8pm
Where: Lendoc theatre, 12 Embankment Kryukov Canal, St Petersburg, 190068
Price: 350 roubles
Language: Russian, French, English, Spanish

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Event: Crime or punishment, performance, live-blog and stand up
About: Each performance is unique, born before the eyes of the viewer and disappearing there forever. Therefore, everything that happens takes the form of a one-time live blog. Each performance has its own theme totally based on improvisation. The theme of this live blog will be Dostoevsky’s great masterpiece Crime and Punishment. Hamlet Gadget will ask questions that are not answered on Google! Buy your tickets here.
When: 2 February
Where: Kuryokhin Centre, 73 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 500 roubles
Language: Russian

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