Ten best events in St Petersburg this week

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This week in St Petersburg learn a new skill: from musical instruments, dances to art workshops

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Event: Movie: Tesnota (Closeness)
About: (+18) You don’t want to miss your chance to see this fantastic 2017 Russian drama. The movie won the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The plot sets in 1998, Nalchik; a Jewish family is in trouble when the youngest son and his bride do not come home, and in the morning, a ransom note arrives.
When: Thursday 3 August to Sunday 6 August
Where: Avrora Cinema, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 150 to 350 roubles
Language: Russian

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Event: Concert: Billy’s Band
About: Billy’s Band will perform on the Erarta stage this week. This famous Russian band from St Petersburg plays swing, blues, jazz and rock and have previously participated in many major jazz festivals around the world.
When: Wednesday 9 August
Where: 2, 29 Line of Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 1,000 roubles to 14,000 roubles

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Event: Film Screenings from the Competition Programme of the II Moscow International Experimental Film Festival
About: The MIEFF film festival showcases the productions of cinematographers and video-artists working on the boundary between artistic practices. On 5 August visitors to New Holland will have the opportunity to see selected pieces from the festival’s competition programme, and on 6 August the Leningrad-born artist and director Anton Ginzburg, St Petersburg University Alumnus and last year’s MIEFF winner, who is also participating in this year’s competition, will present two of his works, Turo and Hyperborea. Check out the details in the link provided.
When: Saturday 5 August and Sunday 6 August
Where: New Holland Island, St Petersburg, 190121
Price: Free
Language: English

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Event: The “Bylinny Ostrov” Festival
About: Plunge into the romantic atmosphere of the Middle Ages, witness the battles of Russian knights and European knights, take part in ancient Russian games and enjoy the medieval music. Here’s your chance to travel few centuries back in time.
When: Saturday 5 August and Sunday 6 August
Where: Tower of Fortress Shlisselburg, aka Oreshek (Nut)
Price: 600 roubles

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Event: Jazz nights performance “This is Peter, baby!”
About: It’s all about St Petersburg! Jazz lovers are in for a pleasant surprise this Thursday. The amazing combination of white nights, romance and jazz will create a true atmosphere about the city we all love.
When: Thursday 3 August
Where: The Nikolay Akimov St Petersburg Comedy Theatre, 56 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191011
Price: 2,200 to 8,000 roubles

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Event: Exhibition: “Born by the Winds of Absheron. Azerbaijani painters of 1960s—80s”
About: “Born by the Winds of Absheron. Azerbaijani painters of 1960s—80s” is the common project of the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Mardjani Foundation.
At the exhibition, you can see works by classical Azerbaijani painters of the 20th century.
Together with the masterpieces of Togrul Narimanbekov, Geyur Yunus, pictures by Javad Mirjavadov, Tofik Javadov, Ashraf Murad, Kamal Ahmad, Rasim Babayev and the sculptor Fazil Nadjafov who represent the unique art community in Azerbaijani art of 1960s—80s known as the “Absheron school” can be seen at the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art for the first time.
When: 25 May to 27 August
Where: Erarta Museum, 2, 29 Line of Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: Free

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Event: World Match Racing Tour
About: This year St Petersburg will host for the first time the World Match Racing Tour. The strongest riders of the world will participate in sailing races near the Peter and Paul Fortress.
When: Friday 4 August to Sunday 6 August
Where: Find the locations here
Price: Free

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Event: Wine Art
About: Enjoy an art workshop with an excellent glass of wine at ARTMUZA. To participate in the event, register here.
When: Sunday 6 August to Tuesday 8 August
Where: ARTMUZA, 13-ya linea. 70-72 Vasilyevskiy Island, St Petersburg, 199178
Price: 2000 roubles
Language: Russian

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Event: Workshop hang-drum
About: This weekend learn how to play the hang drum in a workshop with the Russian artist Yuri Rubin, founder of the hang school in Russia. Find more information here.
When: Thursday 3 August to Saturday 5 August
Where: 3 Bolshaya Mietnaya Ulitsa, (Metro Gorkovskaya), 197101
Price: From 500 to 700 roubles, buy your ticket here.
Language: Russian, English

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Event: Tango workshop
About: This weekend discover one of the most sensual dances in a three-day workshop with Sergei Sokhnenko and Julia Zueva.
When: Friday 4 August to Sunday 6 August
Where: Tangomania, 26 Chaykovskogo Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191123
Price: 1 lesson 1,000 roubles, find all the offers here.
Language: Russian

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