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All About Town

Published: May 20, 2014 (Issue # 1810)



  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream at the Ice Cream Festival on Sunday, May 25.
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Wednesday, May 21

Improve your business English at SPIBAs English Speaking Club this evening at 7 p.m. with the help of native speakers, who can help explain seemingly confusing business idioms.

St. Petersburg Design Week kicks off today and will be ongoing through May 28. Interior, fashion, jewelry and urban designers, among individuals from many other fields within the design industry, will be on hand to deliver lectures, lead workshops and contribute their collective wisdom to those hoping to break into the business.

Thursday, May 22

SPIBAs HR Committee has organized a discussion on the prospects of personnel leasing in Russia in order to prepare local businesses for changes in the federal law on contingent labor to be adopted in 2016. The discussion begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be held in SPIBAs office at 21 Nevsky Prospekt. All who wish to attend should register for the event by May 21.

A number of the world's top business leaders are in St. Petersburg today through May 24 for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the LenExpo Convention Center. Directors, managers and world leaders will discuss the most pressing topics facing their respective industries while striking deals and building relations.

Friday, May 23

Find that perfect gift at the White Nights Gifts event being hosted by Expocenter Eurasia through this week. Starting on May 22 and running through May 26, the latest in folk arts and crafts, souvenirs and more from the gifts and handicrafts industry will be available for shoppers perusal.

Saturday, May 24

Music lovers will flock to Man and Vinyl, a flea market starting today and continuing through tomorrow at the TSGPB Art and Music Center at 20 Nevsky Prospekt offering records, turntables and some more unusual items. Discover that hard-to-find record or simply enjoy the atmosphere amongst fellow collectors and fans of all types of music.

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ALL ABOUT TOWN

Saturday, Aug. 23


Uppsala Park plays host to Fairy Noon today, a performance of five separate fairy tales ranging from folk classics to more haunting selections. There will be three different renditions of the tales throughout the day and tickets start at 500 rubles ($13.80) for adults and 300 rubles ($8.30) for children.


Classic Finnish cartoon characters the Moomins expect to receive a warm welcome from Russian fans during todays Moomin Festival at the Pearl Plaza Shopping Center at 51 Petergofskoye Shosse. Become a kid again or introduce a new generation to the beloved creation of Finnish writer Tove Jansson.



Sunday, Aug. 24


The tortured genius of Dutch master Vincent van Gogh gets his day in the centers Konnushnaya Ploschad during Make Art Like Van Gogh, a daylong celebration of the artist that will allow amateur artists to try and replicate the work that made the famed painter world-renowned.


Experience a variety of dances highlighting the diversity of the world around as at the final day of the Ethno-Dance International Dance Festival that has been at the St. Petersburg Humanitarian University of Trade Unions this past week. Tonights performance will feature Egyptian dancers accompanied by local orchestras.



Monday, Aug. 25


Today kicks off the Elena Obraztsovoy International Competition for Young Vocalists in the large hall of the Shostakovich Philharmonic. Talented youngsters will showcase their range over the next six days before a winner is chosen on Aug. 30.



Tuesday, Aug. 26


Love movies but hate all those words? Then check out Rodina Cinema Centers Factor of Consensus film forum this evening. Silent movie classics from the beginning of the 20th century will be screened and accompanied by a pianist, who will provide the soundtrack for the ongoing action. The screenings begin at 7 p.m. Check Rodinas website for more details.



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