What to do in St Petersburg this week

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Spring has come and gone in St Petersburg, but don’t despair! This week the city will offer plenty of indoor events, from free lectures on the Russian media to a super sale of local designer clothing, as well as concerts, club nights, and numerous exhibitions. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the rare bit of sun during the weekend with a city tour based on your interests

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Event: Russian Media and Conspiracy Theories
About: Dr. Yablokov investigates the phenomenon of conspiracy theories as a populist tool of power relations which helps relocate legitimacy and power among different political actors. He argues that in post-Soviet Russia, conspiracy theories have become a popular element of the media environment owing to the lack of ethical principles among journalists.
When: Thursday, 13 April
Where: European University of St Petersburg, 3A Gagarinskaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191187
Price: Free
Language: English

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Event: Exhibition Portrait of a Man (Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov)
About: The Dostoevsky Museum will be hosting a new photo exhibition by the French art photographer, Sabine Meier, named Portrait of a Man (Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov).
The goal of her art is to recreate the portrait of Raskolnikov, the main character of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece Crime and Punishment. The project is supported by the French Institute in St Petersburg.
When: Friday, 14 April
Where: Dostoevsky Museum, 5/2 Kuznechny Pereulok, St Petersburg, 191002
Price: Free
Language: English

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Event: Animal Jazz concert
About: Jazz and electroacoustic concert by famous Russian rock band, Animal ДжаZ. Watch a promo video of the concert and buy your tickets here.
When: Saturday, 15 April
Where: A2 Green Concert club, 3 Medikov Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197022
Price: 2,500 to 3,500 roubles

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Event: Tim Burton Retrospective
About: There are not many filmmakers whose work delights intellectuals, critics, and general audiences at the same time. Enter the fascinating, dark, and unusual world of Tim Burton with a 4-day Tim Burton film festival atAvrora Cinema, featuring such iconic works as Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, and Sleepy Hollow.
When: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 13, 15 and 16 April
Where: Avrora Cinema, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 400 roubles
Language: English with Russian subtitles

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Event: Aki Kumar & Johnny Burgin
About: Two of the most representative artists of the Chicago blues, Aki Kumar and Johnny Burgin, will perform for the first time in Russia thanks to the help of the group the Jumping Cats, a Russian blues band based in Moscow. Call this number to reserve a table 953 32 50.
When: Saturday 15 April, 9pm
Where: Restaurant Port Artur, 12 Zvenigorodskaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191119

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Event: Super Sale
About: Don’t miss a day of super sales at the creative space Taiga. Discounts of up to 90% on the collection by Liza Odinokikh and a vast range of bags and backpacks for a special price. The event will include music, cocktails, and a beauty bar.
When: Saturday 15 April, from noon to 9pm
Where: Taiga Space, 20 Palace Embankment, St Petersburg, 191186

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Event: Excess w/ Mono Junk (.FI)
About: Discover the living legend of the Finnish techno movement of the early 90s Mono Junk aka Kim Rapatti. During his long career, the Finnish artist has released 30 vinyls, most of which came out with his own label DUM Records, launched in Helsinki in 1992.
When: Saturday 15 April, from 8pm
Where: Stackenschneider, 2 Konushennaya Ploshchad, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: Free

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Event: Open Map
About: Discover the secrets of St Petersburg with a unique tour organised by locals. Are you interested in fashion, environmental issues, history, or art? Find the perfect tour here, based on your interests.
When: Saturday 15 April, find the complete schedule here
Where: Find the different locations here
Price: 400 roubles
Language: Russian

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Event: Concert Deep Forest
About: On Monday evening the stage of Erarta will host the French musical group Deep Forest in a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of their career. The group, led by Michel Sanchez and Eric Mouquet, is famous for their ethnic electronic music, a a mix of  electronic sounds and dance beats. Find their music here.
When: Monday 17 April, 8pm
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 1,200 roubles

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Event: From Glasnost to Hate Speech
About: How was it to live in the collapsing Soviet Union as a 24-year-old foreign correspondent in 1990? What did Glasnost mean for the work of a Finnish journalist and how does it work now in Russia, when journalists are pressured by pro-Kremlin activists? Attend the public lecture to find out.
When: Wednesday, 19 April
Where: European University of St Petersburg, 3A Gagarinskaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191187
Price: Free
Language: English

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