Ten events to forget that Valentine’s day is approaching

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Whether you are single, dating or married, Valentine’s Day is knocking on the door and there is little you can do to escape that. So find the best way to celebrate it or escape it with our weekly list of the best events in St Petersburg

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Event: Movie screening Them Who?
About: The 2015 Italian comedy Them Who?, written and directed by Francesco Miccichè and Fabio Bonifacci, will be screened at LenDok Studio Cinema. Italian actors Edoardo Leo and Marco Giallini will entertain the audience between scams and funny moments.
When: 9 February, 8pm
Where: LenDok Studio Cinema, 12 Embankment Kryukova Kanala, St Petersburg, 190068
Price: 250 roubles. Buy your tickets here.
Language: Italian with Russian subtitles

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Event: Brandrealism: a retrospective. Solo exhibition by Sergey Shnurov
About: Erarta Museum celebrates art movement brandrealism’s 10th anniversary with a solo show of the Russian musician Sergey Shnurov. For two months, the second floor of the museum’s new wing hosts a contemporary art exhibition focused on criticism of the society and its unhealthy fascination with brands. It also features art that owes nothing to nobody. Go in depth into the art movement and Shnurov’s style.
When: From 9 February to 9 April, from 10am to 10 pm
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 500 roubles

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Event: Russian borsch cooking party
About: Improve your Russian culinary skills, learn how to drink vodka and enjoy your dinner in a friendly environment. The cooking lessons will be supervised by the Russian food blogger CookyBoss. The price of the event includes beverages, alcohol, a certificate upon event completion.
When: 11 February, from 11am to 4pm
Where: Cooking Space Kitchen, 4 Mokhovaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191187
Price: 2000 roubles for one person, 1500 roubles for friends and couples, 1000 roubles for big groups
Language: English, Russian

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Event: Concert On-The-Go
About: On Saturday, the stage of Erarta will host one the indie-pop band On-The-Go. The band, born in Togliatti in 2008, has been successful in creating a mix of authentic Russian melodies with modern sounds for a unique style and arrangements. Find their music here.
When: 11 February, from 8pm
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: From 500 to 900 roubles

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Event: Meet new English-speaking friends over coffee
About: Meet new friends over English conversations and a good cup of coffee to start the weekend on a good note. Find more information on how to find the exact location here.
When: 11 February, 7pm
Where: Sitniy Dvor, 120 Prospekt Engelsa, St Petersburg, Russia, 194356
Price: Free
Language: English

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Event: M_division 8 years
About: Eight years ago, the creative platform m_division started its art events in St Petersburg and was one of the first organisers of techno music events in the city. More than 20 artists and musicians from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and Ukraine will play techno and house music all the night in the QuartaRiata Residency Arts & Technology just outside the city.
When: From 11 February, 22pm to 12 February, 10am
Where: QuartaRiata Residency of Arts & Technology, 2-4 Zolotaya ulitsa, Petergof, St Petersburg, 198516
Price: From 800 to 1000 roubles. Buy your tickets here.

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Event: David Bowie is…documentary
About: David Bowie is… was not just an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum of London. After organising the first international exhibition of the extraordinary career of David Bowie, the museum produced a documentary about the famous singer and artist including an outstanding collection of photographs, costumes, and other curiosities from the David Bowie Archive.
When: 12 February, 7pm
Where: LenDok Studio Cinema, 12 Embankment Kryukova Kanala, St Petersburg, 190068
Price: 300 roubles. Buy your tickets here.
Language: English with Russian subtitles

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Event: Rockcellos Concert
About: The best world rock music hits will be played at the St Petersburg’s Opera Concert Hall. From Nirvana to Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys and Deep Purple, different rock bands will show following each other for a very rock night.
When: 14 February, 8 pm
Where: Opera Concert Club, 181, Obvodniy channel embankment, St Petersburg, 190103
Price: From 700 roubles. More info here.

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Event: Silent Disco
About: On Valentine’s Day, the ice rink at New Holland will stay open for two hours later with a unique silent disco.
When: 14 February, 9.30pm
Where: New Holland Island, St Petersburg, 190121
Price: Access to the rink has different prices according to the date and time, find the complete set of prices here

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Event: 136th anniversary of Dostoevsky’s death
About: In order to commemorate the 136th death anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Dostoevsky museum will host different events throughout the day. In the morning, there will be a commemoration at Dostoevsky’s gravestone that will follow with a lecture on the author. Also on this day, entrance to Dostoevsky’s house will be free of charge.
When: 9 February
Where: Dostoevsky’s house, 61/1Griboyedov channel embankment, St Petersburg, 190031
Price: Free

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