Legends of the fall: What to do in St Petersburg this week (14 to 20 September)

Discover or rediscover St Petersburg this week with our selection of bike and alternative tours

(Photo credit: Заповедные железные дороги/Heartwarming railways‎Железнодорожный декаданс)

Event: Railway Decadence
About: Discover the gloomy side of St Petersburg in a tour through abandoned railways. Find more information about the tour here.
When: 14 September, at 6.45pm
Where: Meeting point at Tarakanovskiy bridge across the Obvodny Canal (800 meters from the metro station Baltiyskaya).
Price: 400 roubles
Language: Russian

(Photo credit: http://avrora.spb.ru/)

Event: Mother!
About: Have you watched and loved movies like Requiem for a Dream or Black Swan? Get ready for another Aronofsky psychological horror to chill your bones. Mother is the story of a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
When: Thursday 14 September to Sunday 17 September
Where: Avrora Cinema, 60 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: 350 roubles
Language: English with Russian subtitles

(Photo credit: http://queerfest.ru/en/)

Event: Queer Fest
About: QUEERFEST is a ten-day-festival in St Petersburg with cultural and educational events about human rights, identities, gender, and sexuality. The festival will include workshops, lectures, and a photo exhibition. Find the complete programme here.
When: 14 September to 24 September
Where: Find the locations here.
Price: Free
Language: Russian and English

(Photo credit: Roof Music Fest. Концерты на крышах‎ВИА Пролетарское танго закрытие Roof Music Fest)

Event: VIA Roof Music Fest
About: This weekend the famous club DOT will close the second summer season and the roof of the former leather factory with a performance by VIA called The Proletarian Tango. Buy your tickets here.
When: Friday 15 September
Where: DOT, 30 Kozhevennaya liniya, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 800 roubles
Language:

(Photo credit: http://message2man.com/en/about/)

Event: Message to Man Film Festival
About: Message to Man is a documentary film festival that was founded to emphasise the important role of non-feature films in the cultural life of the country. The Festival presents over 50 Russian premieres and more than 300 films from around the world are screened in competition and special programs. Check out the schedule and buy your tickets here.
When: Friday 15 September to 22 September
Where: Different locations, check out the schedule
Price: 150 to 350 roubles
Language: Russian and English

(Photo credit: Svoigroup‎Impact)

Event: Impact
About: (+18) If you have been searching for a cool Saturday night activity, like to discover new experimental music from local bands, and enjoy drinking in a creative space, this is the event you have been looking for.
When: Saturday 16 September
Where: Pod Polom bar, 9 Bolshaya Konyushennaya, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: 300 roubles
Language:

(Photo credit: Школа Masters‎Ярмарка Art Masters)

Event: Art Masters
About: Have you dreamt of becoming your own collector but could never afford it? St Petersburg Art School is organising a public art fair in which you can buy paintings, graphics, photographs, and, sculptures by Russian contemporary artists from the 80s to the present. The price list starts from just 500 roubles.
When: Saturday 16 September
Where: Art school masters, 17 Italyanskaya ulitsa, St Petersburg 191187
Price: Free
Language:

(Photo credit: Hi-Hat‎Hi-Hat Rooftop Season Closing)

Event: Hi-Hat Rooftop Season Closing
About: Summer is officially over and the Hi-Hat Rooftop season will also close this week with the last rooftop party. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the last remnants of summer.
When: 16 September
Where: Hi- Hat, 4 Aptekarskiy Prospekt, St Petersburg, 197022
Price: Free
Language:

(Photo credit: English in Action/lifestyle events in English‎Bicycle Rally on Hirvisaari)

Event: Bicycle Rally on Hirvisaari
About: Bicycle Rally on Hirvisaari is dedicated to the biggest and most stunning St-Petersburg island – Vasilyevsky Island. During the quest, participants will ride along the University Embankment of the Neva River and will see the Twelve Colleges, Mendeleev Line, a monument to Mikhail Lomonosov, Sakharov Square, Menshikov Palace, and many other outstanding spots. Participants will be divided into teams of 3-4 people, given printed tasks and maps and sent on the route. At each sto, they will have to find a paper with a piece of a poem about the Island. At the end of the game, the team that completed the poem will win! Buy your ticket here.
When: 16 September, from 4pm
Where: 1818. Cafes and Bikes, 31 Dekabristov, St Petersburg, 190121
Price: 500 roubles
Language: English

(Photo credit: Elenka Bobrova)

Event: Weekend Bike Tours
About: Discover St Petersburg in a 3,5-hour bike tour. Booking in advance is a must. Find the programme and book your spot here.
When: 17 September (every Saturday and Sunday until the end of September)
Where: Meeting point at Pif-Paf bar, 31 Griboyedov channel embankment, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: From 2,000 roubles (1,500 roubles if you come with your own bike)
Language: English

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