Ten unmissable events in St Petersburg this week

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Enjoy the White Nights in a rooftop party, go back in time with the Time Capsule, meet new people at the weekly couchsurfing event and visit the best concerts and exhibitions in St Petersburg 

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Event: Couchsurfing weekly meeting
About: Are you in the mood to meet new people? Then do not miss the weekly couchsurfing event at the art-cafe Africa. Meet locals, expats and visitors, practice your foreign languages and have some drinks in a friendly and chill environment.
When: Thursday 25 May
Where: Art-cafe Africa, 13 Pechatnika Grigoryeva Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191119
Price: Free
Language: Russian, English

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Event: Endless summer W Terrace Party
About: Start the weekend by celebrating the beginning of the summer. This Friday the hotel W St Petersburg, located in the heart of the city, will welcome visitors in a rooftop party with music, cocktails, food and last but not least a breathtaking view over the city.
When: Friday 26 May
Where: W St Petersburg, 6 Voznesensky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: Free
Language:

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Event: Hi-Hat rooftop
About: If you are a lover of electronic music of quality and parties with free entrance you cannot miss the coming Hi-Hat rooftop party. On the line-up this week there will be DJ T. (Get Physical), Zok Zok (B-Day Set), Roma Lite and KSKY.
When: Saturday 27 May
Where: Hi-Hat, 4 Aptekarskiy Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197022
Price: Free
Language:

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Event: Vidfest 2017
About: This week the Street Art Museum will be hosting a festival for Russian video bloggers for the second time. The first festival was a huge success and tickets were sold out way before the event. More than 8,000 participants enjoyed endless live performances, food, group videos games and different workshops. Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the coolest open air events of spring. Buy your tickets here.
When: Saturday 27 May
Where: 84 shosse Revolyutsii, St Petersburg, 195248
Price: 1,200 roubles
Language:

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Event: Concert Damien Rice
About: Former member of the rock band Juniper and subsequently of another band that later on became famous as Bell X1, Damien Rice has started is solo career in 2001. For TV shows lovers you have certainly heard his songs in House, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost and many others. If his name still doesn’t ring a bell listen to his music here or at his concert this Saturday. You won’t regret it!
When: Saturday 27 May
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: From 2,400 to 12,000 roubles
Language: English

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Event: Screening movie Dancer
About: Last week marked the premiere of the movie Dancer in St Petersburg and for those who have missed it, do not despair, the movie is still available to watch at LenDok this week. Read more about the documentary movie about the “bad boy of ballet” Sergey Polunin here.
When: Sunday 28 May
Where: LenDok, 12, Kryukova kanala embankment, St Petersburg, 190068
Price: 200 roubles
Language: Russian

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Event: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men do not tell tales
About: Captain Jack Sparrow is back in business! Thrust into an all-new adventure, with the best cast the film series has seen in so long.
When: Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 May
Where: Avrora Cinema, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 300 roubles
Language: English with Russian subtitles

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Event: Peter and the Wolf
About: Peter and the Wolf a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’, is a musical composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. The narrator tells a children’s story, while the orchestra illustrates it. It is Prokofiev’s most frequently performed work, and one of the most frequently performed works in the entire classical repertoire. If you’re in St Petersburg during the White Nights, here’s something you shouldn’t miss. Buy your tickets here.
When: Sunday 28 May
Where: Mariinsky Theatre II, 34 Dekabristov Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 300 to 2,000 roubles
Language:

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Event: [UN]DRESSED Photography Exhibition
About: The [UN]DRESSED project explores a beauty that is all too often overlooked in Russian photography. The idea? To capture the individuality and dignity of women who know their own beauty regardless of what fashion, or society, dictates.
When: Thursday 25 to Wednesday 31 May
Where: YellowKorner Gallery, 6 Bolshaya Konyushennya, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: Free
Language:

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Event: The Time Capsule. Exhibition by Andrey Strelnikov
About: Erarta Museum offers the opportunity to have a look into the abandoned mansions, hotels and factories of St Petersburg at the exhibition The Time Capsule STRELNIKOV.
When: Everyday until 12 June
Where: 2, 29 Line of Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: Free
Language:

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