Rock your beard, roll your body: best events in town (7 September to 13 September)

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This week St Petersburg offers a vast range of events, especially for newcomers: take free dance and language classes, join social gatherings, or learn how to grow your own long beard

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Event: Language Exchange events around the World
About: This series of events is organised by Bla Bla Language Exchange Group. Gather in small groups of 3 and practice your desired language, from English to French and Russian, improve your oral skills, make new friends from around the world, and, don’t forget to enjoy it all over a good drink!
When: Thursday 7 September
Where: 27 Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 100000
Price: Free
Language: English, French, Russian and more depending on the crowd.

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Event: St Petersburg Couchsurfing weekly meeting
About: Are you new to St Petersburg? If you are, you must check out the city’s weekly couchsurfing meetings at least once. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends from all over the world, chat with open, friendly people or just to drink in good company. Alternatively, you can find a new language partner, find a host, or make plans for the weekend.
When: Thursday 7 September
Where: Art-cafe Eastern Africa, 13 Pechatnika Grigoryeva Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191119
Price: Free
Language: English and Russian

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Event: The Vicious Seeds release party
About: Get ready for deep, heavy dangerous funk this weekend! The lineup for the party is: The Vicious Seeds, Dj Skot4 (True Flavas, Great Revivers), Dj Soul-K (Vicious Seeds), Dj Circle, and, Fontana Jam: Dj A.Nevsky + M.Poresh (saxophone)
When: Friday 8 September
Where: Number 14k, 19 Schkiperski ulitsa, St Petersburg, 195248
Price: 300 roubles
Language:

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Event: Symphony of the unconquered
About: On the anniversary of the beginning of the siege of Leningrad, the hymn of the undefeated city, the Leningrad Symphony, will be played by the International Symphonic Orchestra “Tavrichesky”, directed by Mikhail Golikov. Thousands of candles will be lit by the attendants in memory of the defenders of the city.
When: Friday 8 September
Where: Field of Mars, St Petersburg, 190000
Price: Free
Language:

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Event: Circuit exhibition
About: The “CIRCUIT” exhibition is an encounter with a circular movement of varied orientations formed by Danish contemporary artists at the Street Art Museum. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition programme including site-specific performances, live-concerts, artist talks, screenings and much more.
When: Friday 8 September
Where: Street Art Museum, 85 shosse Revolytsii, St Petersburg, 195248
Price: Free
Language:

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Event: Rock Festival Animals Rock
About: St Petersburg’s rock stars are coming together at Kapkan bar to help raise funds for Veles Centre, the only centre in Russia engaged in the rehabilitation of wild animals. Help bears and owls, one rock song at a time! Bands like Starina, Radio Raskolnikov, and, URSUS have confirmed their participation so far. All the collected funds will be transferred to Veles Centre.
When: Saturday 9 September
Where: Kapkan bar, 8 Volynsky Prospekt, Nevsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 100000
Price: 150 roubles
Language:

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Event: Racing Battles Evil Empire 2017
About: Fast and Furious, Petersburg drift! Here’s that exciting event you have been waiting for. Come and watch the racing route get filled with the roar of engines, fast cars, loud music, beautiful girls and gorgeous guys!
When: Saturday 9 September
Where: Moscow highway, Shushary, 5 kilometers from the Ring Road
Price: 300 to 700 roubles
Language:

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Event: Beard Day
About: Save the beardest for last! Why did so many remarkable figures like Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway, Jules Verne, Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wear those long unusual beards? The memorial Museum of Rimsky Korsakov will hold a public lecture about just that. And if you think it doesn’t get any weirder, you can attend a free master class from Maria Yakovleva, a famous fashion designer and St Petersburg based hair stylist, to learn how to wear your beard as elegant as they did—as a symbol of wisdom, a modern tribute to the authors you love, or simply for the love of beard
When: Saturday 9 September
Where: Memorial Museum Apartment Rimsky-Korsakov, 28 Zagorodny Prospekt, St Petersburg
Price: Free
Language:

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Event: Open Library. September Dialogues
About: The Open Library is a project that began four years ago on New Holland island as a book festival. This autumn, the project is returning with a series of dialogues about literature, television and journalism in Russia with a famous journalist from Meduza and Kommersant, and representatives from important charitable organisations such as Night Shelter.
When: Saturday 9 September
Where: New Holland Island, nab. Admiralteyskogo kanala 15, St Petersburg
Price: Free
Language: English

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Event: Rock-n-roll in the Bottle House
About: This Sunday The Bottle House transforms its courtyard into a dancefloor. Dance teachers will stage exhibition performances and hold free master-classes for anyone wishing to dance boogie-woogie and the Lindy hop, and dance music will play throughout the evening.
When: Sunday 10 September
Where: New Holland Island, nab. Admiralteyskogo kanala 15, St Petersburg
Price: Free
Language:

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