It’s all about that beat this week: Best events in St Petersburg (21-27 September)

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Free lectures, photo-exhibitions, parties and more. Check out our selection of the best events of the week 

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Event: Speaking Club near a Fireplace
About: Join a pleasant talk about politics, economics, or culture in English with a group of friendly people. The talks will be moderated by English native speakers.
When: Thursday 21 September
Where: Cafe Vasin Sad, 24 Park Vasileostrovets, 24 line Vasilyevsky ostrov, St Petersburg,199004
Price: 350 roubles
Language: English

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Event: Lee Douglas (USA) + Timofey
About: New York-born DJ Lee Douglas will be performing on Friday with Timofey. The DJ is well-known in Berlin where he lives and regularly performs in one of the most famous clubs in Europe: Berghain.
When: Friday 22 September
Where: Kuznya, 2 Admiralteysky Canal Embankment, St Petersburg, 190000

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Event: Urban Beat
About: (+18) Things are about to get swagalicious in St Petersburg! Urban Beat is presenting the first ever hip-hop festival in St Petersburg with famous guests such as DJ.Pill.One, T-Fest, and Charusha. Get your tickets here.
When: Friday 22 September
Where: A2 Green concerts, 3 Medikov Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197020
Price: 1,500 to 3,300 roubles

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Event: World Press Photo Exhibition 2017
About: The World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 is a global exhibition presenting the best visual journalism of the past year. Come to Etagi to see the most compelling photos in stunning high-quality Canon prints.
When: Every day from Friday 22 September
Where: Loft Project Etagi, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles

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Event: OFF: Roots United 8 Years
About: OFF is a new series of large scale parties brought to you by the same team that organised Present Perfect Festival this past summer. Check out the schedule of their three stages to see the list of bands and DJs from Russia, Italy, and the United States. Buy your tickets here.
When: Saturday 23 September
Where: Artplay SPB, Krasnogvardeyskaya pl, St Petersburg, 195112
Price: 1,400 roubles

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Event: Quest in the State Hermitage museum
About: English in Action invites you to take a quest in one of the oldest and biggest museums in the world! Participants of the quest will go through the opulent halls of the Winter Palace, find out more about the collection of tapestry and Italian majolica, marvel at masterpieces of the Italian and Spanish renaissance, explore halls with Flemish art, visit Rembrandt, and much more. Get your tickets here.
When: Saturday 23 September
Where: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: 300 roubles
Language: English

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Event: Free Chinese Class
About: Get a grasp of the Chinese language in a free workshop.
When: Saturday 23 September, from 4pm
Where: Bukvoyed,10 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 196084
Price: Free
Language: Russian, Chinese

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Event: Boomfest International Comics Festival
About: This year, the educational programme of the Boomfest International Comics Festival will take place on New Holland Island. For two days, the Pavilion will host lectures and discussions with comic book authors, publishers, curators and scholars. The first floor of the Mayak school will host a book fair for fanzines, comics, and illustrated books.
When: Saturday 23 September and Sunday 24 September
Where: New Holland Island, St Petersburg, 190121
Price: Free
Language: English

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Event: International Party
About: Join an international meet & greet this Sunday, meet new people, practice your languages, and play some boardgames over a drink.
When: Sunday 24 September, from 7pm to midnight
Where: Al Capone, 7 Zhukovskogo Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191014
Price: Free
Language: English, Russian

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Event: Justice Albert “Albie” Sachs Public Lecture
About: On Wednesday, human right activist Albie Sachs will give a public lecture titled “Forging a new South African Constitution: the struggle from racism to equal rights for all”.
When: Wednesday 27 September, from 3pm to 5pm
Where: Higher School of Economics, 17 Promyshlennaya st., room 412 (Assembly Hall)
Price: Free
Language: English

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