Don’t be fooled: St Petersburg’s April is full of cool events

Find the best events, concerts, parties taking place in town in April, from game nights, salsa classes to film festivals and pub quizzes

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Event: Mozgo Quiz Night
About: Stretch your brains and learn a thing or two with the weekly pub quiz at Mad Max. Registrations are open until 13 April at noon, so hurry up or join an already existing team if you have passed the deadline. Click here to sign up.
When: 19 April, from 7pm
Where: Restaurant Mad Max, Sadovaya Ulitsa 12, St Petersburg, 191011
Price: 400 roubles per person
Language: English

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Event: Art Exhibition: Censorship and Self Censorship in Contemporary Art
About: The art exhibition at Eve’s Ribs will explore the topic of censorship and self-censorship through a feminist eye.
When: From 7 April to 22 April
Where: Eve’s Ribs, 4 Birzhevoy Pereulok, St Petersburg,199034
Price: Free, donations are welcome
Language: Russian

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Event: Discussion with Tara Pandeya about dances in Central Asia
About: This week’s discussion at the feminist club Eve’s Ribs, will be joined by the artist Tara Pandeya, an international performing artist and a researcher based in San Francisco, CA. The discussion will be focused on dances in Central Asia and the issues of othering and colonialism in dance, and arts and culture in general. The discussion is open to everyone, but bring your own cookies.
When: Friday 13 April, from 6pm
Where: Eve’s Ribs, 4 Birzhevoy Pereulok, St Petersburg,199034
Price: Free
Language: English

Event: New Holland Island’s lecture hall programme
About: New Holland Island is presenting a series of public lectures on art and cinema, social science and economics. The programme includes a wide range of exciting topics and hosts local artists, journalists, and scholars. Here’s your chance to get a deeper perspective on St Petersburg’s budget plan, drug problems in Russia, Russian revolutions, film theory, and a lot more.
When: Various dates, check out the program’s schedule here.
Where: 2, Admiralteysky canal embankment, St Petersburg
Price: Free
Language: English and Russian

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Event: International Harp Festival Northern Lyre
About: This year International Harp Festival Northern Lyre will run at the concert hall and chamber halls of the legendary Mariinsky Theatre for the second time. The festival will gather the best performers representing St Petersburg’s harp school, as well as musicians from Serbia, Estonia and the USA. You can also attend the glamorous opening and closing ceremony of the festival. Tickets are running fast, so harp up!
When: From Tuesday 2 April to Friday 6 April
Where: 1 Theatre square, St Petersburg
Price: From 300 to 5000 roubles

Event: Salsa workshop
About: Can’t think of a better way to spend a hot spicy salsa evening on a Wednesday night in St Petersburg. Contact 8 (921) 881-65-14 for registration.
When: Wednesday 4 April
Where: Dance Insight studio, 7 Kazanskaya ulitsa, St Petersburg
Price: Free with advance registration, 400 roubles without registration
Language: Russian

Event: Open wall painting Lady Bugs
About: Famous St Petersburg based artist, Marina Koldobskaya, invites you to Lady Bugs, a public performance of creating street art with only two colours in front of an audience–no pre-design or correction is allowed. The upbeat experiment gets even more exciting with some live African and Latin American rhythmic music.
When: Wednesday 4 April and Thursday 5 April
Where: Etagi, 74, Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: Free

Event: Mozgo St Petersburg
About: Stretch your brains in a smart game evening in English.
When: Thursday 5 April, from 7pm
Where: 12 Sadovaya Street, St Petersburg
Price: 400 roubles per person
Language: English

Event: System 4.0 BORIS BREJCHA
About: On 14 April, the German DJ Boris Brejcha will perform in a concert at Artplay. Find his music here. Buy your tickets here.
When: Saturday 14 April
Where: Artplay SPB, 3 Krasnogvardeyskaya Ploshchad, St Peterburg, 195027
Price: From 1,800 roubles to 7,000 roubles

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Event: OFF by Roots United: Fabrika
About: Get ready for a night of music with a new episode from the OFF series by Roots United. Buy your tickets here.
When: Sunday 29 April
Where: Port Sevkabel, 40 Kozhevennaya Liniya, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: 1,200 roubles
Language: —

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Event: Francophonie 2018
About: The festival dedicated to francophones in St Petersburg is coming to an end and if you still did not have the chance to visit it, do not miss your last chance to immerse yourself into the French-speaking world.
When: Up to 5 April
Where: Find the locations here
Price: Find the prices and events here
Language: French

Event: Mafia
About: For all the mafia lovers, you can’t miss this weekly event at the anticafe Freedom.
When: Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in Russian and every Thursday in English (From 16 March to 28 April)
Where: Kazanskaya street, 7a (entrance from the street)
Price: From 300 to 500 roubles
Language: English and Russian

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Event: German documentary cinema
About: Discover the best of German documentaries for free. This Tuesday, the Centre for Art and Music of the Mayakovsky Library will show the documentary Das Ding am Deich – Vom Widerstand gegen ein Atomkraftwerk by Antje Hubert. Watch the trailer here.
When: Tuesday 3 April, from 7pm
Where: 20 Nevskiy Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: Free
Language: German with Russian subtitles

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