Sleepless in Nevsky Prospekt: 10 events to make the best of the White Nights in St Petersburg

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Hawaiian parties, wine, cultural events and more, don’t miss the best events in St Petersburg this week

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Event: Lecture: The Leader of the Revolution as a Popular Brand
About: Attend the public lecture The Leader of the Revolution as a Popular Brand and Symbol: Kerensky in popular culture and political censorship.” Find answers to questions like: Can political leaders become a product for sale? Should one make jokes about political leadership? And more. Boris Ivanovich Kolonitsky – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor at the European University in St. Petersburg, a leading researcher at the St Petersburg Institute of History of Sciences.
When: Thursday 29 June, 7.30 pm
Where: Street Art Museum, 84 Shosse Revolyutsii (entrance from Umanskiy pereulok), St Petersburg , 195248
Price: Free if you purchase museum entrance for 350 roubles
Language: Russian

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Event: Opening of Wine Cafe
About: The famous vegetarian restaurant Ukrop in St Petersburg will open its fifth cafe on Nevsky Prospekt, this time with a new enriched menu including a vast choice of summer wines.
When: Friday 30 June, from noon until 7pm
Where: Ukrop, 14 Malaya Konyushennaya, St Petersburg, 191123

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Event: Exhibition Dostoevsky ‘The City and the World’
About: This Saturday the Mayakovsky Library will open a new exhibition in honour of the writer Dostoevsky. The works include paintings from contemporary artists which attempt to represent Dostoevsky’s world.
When: Saturday 1 July, from 6pm
Where: Mayakovsky Library, 20 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: Free
Language: Russian

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Event: Dostoevsky Day festival in St Petersburg
About: 1 July marks Dostoevsky Day in Russia. The festival Dostoevsky Day is an annual including unique city events in museums, theatres, and libraries as well as interesting carnivals. If you are a fan of Russian literature, this is one day that you don’t want to stay home on. Find out all the details here.
When: Saturday 1 July
Where: Different locations around the city
Price: Free
Language: Russian and English

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Event: Hawaiian Party
About: It’s time to dig out your hula skirt and your leis and join this Saturday’s Hawaiian party for a real summer experience in St Petersburg. Buy your tickets here.
When: Saturday 1 July
Where: Club Griboyedov, 2A Voronezh, St Petersburg, 191119
Price: 350 roubles

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Event: Hi-Hat Rooftop #8
About: Hi-Hat live nights is a summer project by Special Case Event. The rooftop place in Petrogradskaya district next to the Botanical Garden opens its doors to party animals with a huge dance floor, two bars, a restaurant, chill-out zone, amazing atmosphere and many DJs from Russia and around the world.
When: Saturday 1 July
Where: Hi-Hat night club, 4 Aptekarskiy Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197022
Price: Free

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Event: Art-Marathon at Palace Square
About: Here is that cultural event you have been waiting for. Futuristic poetry readings, theatre performances, creative art exhibitions, lectures and lots of musical performances by prominent artists. All for free in the majestic Palace Square. What more can you ask for?
When: Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July
Where: Hermitage General Staff Building, 6-8 Palace Square, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: Free

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Event: Couchsurfing St Petersburg White Nights Programme ‘17
About: Couchsurfing invites you to a series of White Nights events to help you make the best of your magical sleepless nights in St Petersburg. Events range from night bike tours and walking tours, to museum hunting, rooftop and boat parties. Make sure to register here and check out the FaceBook event for all the details.
When: Thursday 29 June to Sunday 2 July
Where: Different locations in the city
Price: Vary from free events to 1,200 boat parties
Language: English

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Event: 45th Anniversary of Aquarium
About: In honour of the 45th anniversary of the Russian rock band Aquarium, St Petersburg will host a special concert. Book your ticket here.
When: Sunday 2 July, from 7pm
Where: 18 Dobrolyubova, St Petersburg, 196084
Price: From 2,000 to 5,000 roubles

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Event: Nabokov Readings
About: If you are passionate fan of Russian literature you cannot miss this two-day event dedicated entirely to the Russian writer Nabokov and his work.
When: Tuesday 4 July and Wednesday 5 July
Where: Vladimir Nabokov Museum, 47 Bolshaya Morskaya, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: Free
Language: English and Russian

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