Saturday, December 20, 2014
 
Follow sptimesonline on Facebook Follow sptimesonline on Twitter Follow sptimesonline on RSS Download APP
MOST READ



PARTNER NEWS



BLOGS



OPINION



WHERE TO GO?

19th Century Portraits

History of St. Petersburg Museum: Rumyantsev Mansion

 
 

ARTS & CULTURE

Photo: The Place

LO-FI CHANTEUSE MARIA MINERVA PERFORMS IN ST. PETERSBURG

By Timothy Misir
The St. Petersburg Times

Estonian avant-pop musician Maria Juur, better known as Maria Minerva, made her name releasing introspective lo-fi music recorded on her computer in her bedroom and paired with sensual music videos that look like the 1990s MTV put through a kaleidoscope, but the musician is still dealing with her rapid rise from obscurity.


Photo: Alexander Y. Potekhin / Wikimedia Commons

THE TOWERS OF PETROGRAD

By Gus Peters
The St. Petersburg Times

At the intersection of Bolshoi Prospekt and Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt on the Petrograd Side stands the Rosenstein House, a building that stands out for its remarkable architecture in a city full of stunning buildings.


Photo: Pixabay

GOOGLE PUBLISHES RUSSIA'S TOP SEARCH QUERIES OF 2014


The St. Petersburg Times

Forget wars and money: The Sochi Olympics topped the list of this year's top-trending searches in Russia published by Google.


Photo: Tina Sindalovvskaya / for SPT

LOCAL ROCKER TURNS LITERARY

By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Mikhail Sindalovsky, famed as the drummer of St. Petersburg ska-pop legends Dva Samolyota, has turned author since he moved to Israel in September 2010. Having completed more than 500 of what he calls “mini-stories” dealing with the band and his life in St. Petersburg and Tel-Aviv, he is raising funds for publishing an actual book on a crowd-funding website.


Photo: Ali Sar / For SPT

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE SCREENS ‘LEVIATHAN’ FOR GOLDEN GLOBE PRESS

By Ali Sar
The St. Petersburg Times

“Leviathan,” director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s much-acclaimed Russian movie, has been nominated for the Golden Globe for the best foreign language film of the year.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Saturday, Dec. 20


The city’s Babushkina Park on Prospekt Obukhovskoy Oborony will be invaded by dozens of rocking-and-rolling Santa Clauses during today’s Santa Claus Parade. Not only will they parade through the park but there will also be competitions amongst the festively-clad participants and a musical master class. There will also be a prize for the best-dressed Santa Claus.


Add to your record collection during the Vinyl Christmas Sale at the KL10TCH bar on Konyushennaya Ploshchad today. Spend the afternoon perusing the records for sale while listening the classic, clean sound of records spinning out hits from a variety of musical genres and time periods.



Sunday, Dec. 21


The Zenit St. Petersburg basketball team returns to the northern capital this evening for a matchup with Krasny Oktyabr, a Volgograd-based basketball club. Tickets for the game, which tips off at 6 p.m. this evening, can be purchased on the club’s website or at their arena, Sibur Arena, on Krestovsky island.


Satisfy your sugar cravings during Sweet New Year, an ongoing seasonal festival at the Raduga shopping center. Each weekend of December will welcome hungry visitors to taste hundreds of different kinds of desserts made from a plethora of sweet treats. Workshops are open to visitors and seasonal gifts can also be purchased for those rushing to finish their New Year shopping.



Monday, Dec. 22


Pick out the latest fashions as holiday gifts for loved ones or as early presents for yourself during the Christmas Design Sale at Kraft on Obvodny Kanal, starting on Dec. 20 and continuing through Dec. 27. Designer clothes will be on sale every day of the week or you can buy something more festive to decorate the home while sipping on hot coffee and perusing the various master classes.



Tuesday, Dec. 23


Meet Arctic explorers Fedor Konukhov and Viktor Simonov during SPIBA’s and Capital Legal Service’s event “Arctic Expedition” this morning in the Mertens House business center at 21 Nevsky Prospekt. The meeting will discuss the explorers’ ongoing eco-social project and how companies can use the project as a unique marketing opportunity. Email office@spiba.ru by Dec. 22 if you wish to attend.



Wednesday, Dec. 24


The Anglican Church of St. Petersburg we will be holding a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. led by Rev Wm. Shepley Curtis of the Episcopal Church. The service will be held at the Swedish Church at 1/3 Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa.



To have your event included in All About Town, email tot@sptimes.ru



Times Talk