Start winter on the right foot: Events from 1–7 December

Get ready for the Christmas holidays with the best Christmas markets in town and many more Christmasy events!

(Photo credit: Black Books Bar‎Black Books Bar Opening)

Event: Black Books Bar Opening
About: Welcome the new entry on Rubinstein Street this week: Black Books Bar. The bar, inspired by the homonymous British series, will offer hundreds of books and will regularly host presentations of new books and lectures from different authors. On the opening day, there will be a 20% discount on everything.
When: Saturday 2 December
Where: Black Books Bar, 28/29 Rubinstein Street, St Petersburg, 191002

(Photo credit: Уполномоченный по правам человека в Санкт-Петербурге‎Выставка карикатур «Права человека»)

Event: Exhibition of Human Rights Cartoons
About: On Wednesday, the Pushinskaya 10 art centre will open a new exhibition dedicated to the topic of human rights. The exhibition will feature satirical works of various artists from Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and the United States.
When: From Wednesday 6 December to Sunday 17 December
Where: Art League Gallery, 53 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: N.A.

(Photo credit: CoolConnections‎51-й фестиваль японского кино в Санкт-Петербурге (кц «Родина»))

Event: 51st Festival of Japanese Cinema
About: On Wednesday, Rodina cinema will open the 51st festival of Japanese cinema in the city. Find the complete programme here.
When: Wednesday 6 December to Tuesday 12 December
Where: Rodina, 12 Karavannaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191023
Price: Find the programme and tickets here
Language: Japanese, Russian

Event: Vinyl Market
About: For all the vinyl enthusiasts: Don’t miss this weekend’s vinyl market at the art space Pushinskaya 10. You will find unique and rare vinyl and a lot of good music!
When: Sunday 3 December
Where: Art Centre Pushinkskaya 10, 53 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: Free

Event: Day of Open Doors – New York Film Academy
About: Representatives of the New York Film Academy will be in St Petersburg this weekend to talk with applicants and present the faculty and programme. Send an e-mail to the following address to register:
When: Tuesday 5 December, from 5.30pm
Where: Send an e-mail to the e-mail address above to know the location

Event: International Party in St Petersburg
About: Join the weekly international party in St Petersburg: Meet new people, play games and practice your foreign language skills!
When: Every Sunday from 7pm
Where: Al Capone, Joukovski, 7 St Petersburg, 191014
Price: Free
Language: English

(Photo credit: Модный клуб Грибоедов‎CUBAN PARTY)

Event: Cuban Party
About: Warm up your snowy winter with a Cuban night! This weekend at Griboedov you’ll be able to enjoy some Cuban salsa, play table games, or simply relax by the fireplace with some hookah, good mulled wine, and delicious food!
When: Sunday 3 December
Where: Club Griboedov, 2A Voronezhskaya Ulitsa, St Petersburg, 191119
Price: 300 roubles

(Photo credit: TutorForces SPbPU‎Russian Speaking Club)

Event: Russian Speaking Club
About: Start your week brushing up your Russian skills with a group of fellow learners: make new friends, practice your Russian and enjoy some interesting conversations!
When: Tuesday 5 December, from 6pm
Where: 28 Grazhdanskiy Prospekt, room 432, St Petersburg, 195220
Price: —
Language: Russian

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Event: CultMarket : Christmas Market
About: Find your perfect Christmas gifts and enjoy a very Christmasy atmosphere with Christmas movies and songs. The first 100 guests will receive a Christmas gift for free!
When: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December
Where: Loft Balty
Price: Free

Event: Asian New Year’s Festival
About: For all the Asian food lovers; this is an event that you cannot miss! Enjoy Asian cuisine from Japan and China to South Korea and Vietnam. Find unique Christmas presents: cosmetics from Japan and China, toys, souvenirs, and handicrafts! At the festival, there will be a section reserved for children with workshops and games.
When: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, from noon to 8pm
Where: LenExpo, 103 Bolshoy V.o. Prospekt, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 300 roubles


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