Ten unmissable events this week

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Hockey, football, open air workout: this week St Petersburg is staying physically active while keeping pace with new concerts, parties and city tours

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Event: Soviet movie night
About: This week the Soviet movie night will screen one of the most famous Soviet musicals from the 60s: Cheryomushki (literally Cherry Town). The title refers to new towns or neighbourhoods based on middle-class urban development, where every block of houses looks exactly the same as the next. In the Soviet Union of the late 1950s, this was thought to be equivalent to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This musical involves the tribulations of four couples whose lives humorously intersect.
When: Friday 5 May
Where: Cinema Rodina, 12, Karavannaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg,191023
Price: 250 roubles
Language: Russian

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Event: Closing the winter DOT
About: DOT is officially closing its winter season with a last party on the winter dance floor. Saturday’s line-up will include Juras lietus, Andrey Pshanava, Alexey Brylev, Regulär, Duncel, Kobba, and more.
When: Saturday 6 May
Where: DOT, 30 Kozhevennaya liniya, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: Free, 300 or 600 roubles, click here to know more

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Event: Open Map
About: Open Map is a famous St Petersburg tour festival organised by local experts. Explore the vast range of tours here to find the perfect tour that matches your taste and interest–a variety of walking tours from Vegetarian St Petersburg, Peterhof fountains, secret bar culture to English tours for foreigners.
When: Saturday 6 May to Tuesday 9 May
Where: Find the different locations here
Price: 400 roubles
Language: Russian and English

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Event: Hockey game Italy VS Russia
About: If you are looking for the perfect place to watch the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship, St Petersburg offers a range of possibilities. This week don’t miss the game between Italy and Russia screened at Schwaben Keller.
When: Sunday 7 May
Where: Restaurant and Brewery Schwaben Keller, 3 Shosse Revolyutsii, St Petersburg, 195027
Price: Free
Language: Russian

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Event: Football game: Terek Grozny VS Zenit
About: Don’t miss the second official game of Zenit at the new St Petersburg’s stadium. This time, Zenit will face the Chechen team Terek Grozny.
When: Sunday 7 May
Where: St Petersburg Stadium, 1 Football Alley, St Petersburg, 197110
Price: From 300 to 7,300 roubles, buy your ticket here

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Event: Eugene Onegin opera
About: (+16) This week Avrora will host Eugene Onegin’s opera in three acts composed by Peter Tchaikovsky and based on a famous novel by Russia’s favourite author, Alexander Pushkin. Onegin is considered a Russian literature classic and its eponymous protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes.
When: Sunday 7 May
Where: Avrora Cinema, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 900 roubles
Language: English

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Event: Masha Shumakova concert
About: (+16) Spend a joyful night with Russian movie star and singer, Masha Shaumakova for few hours of creative music in a less crowded theatre. Listen to one of her songs here.
When: Monday 8 May
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 300 to 500 roubles
Language: Russian

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Event: Northern City Soul Club
About: Start your week with a selection of rare vintage recordings. Discover the best of soul, funk, jazz and latin music in the first of a series of events dedicated to vintage recordings held in the best bars in St Petersburg.
When: Monday 8 May
Where: Union Bar, 55 Liteyny Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191014
Price: Free

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Event: Victory Day
About: Whether you are a local or a visitor, do not miss the Victory Day parade on Tuesday. Thousands of citizens will walk down Nevsky to commemorate the victims of World War II. The programme includes a military parade to Palace Square, a procession of veterans on Nevsky Prospekt and a gala concert on Palace Square.
When: Tuesday 9 May, 9am
Where: Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191025

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Event: Open air workout
About: It’s time to get back in shape and to get some fresh air. This Thursday, join a group of runners for a morning workout in the park. The programme includes exercises for strength, endurance and coordination and obviously some jogging in the park.
When: Thursday 11 May, 9am to 10.30am
Where: St Petersburg’s 300th Anniversary Park, 74 Primorskaya Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197374
Price: Free
Language: Russian

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