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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.
    Photo: Vk.com

Wednesday, May 21

Improve your business English at SPIBA’s 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

SPIBA’s 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 SPIBA’s 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

Monday, Jan. 26


Feeling stressed by the crisis? The Northwest Coach University at 3 Ulitsa Vostsstanaya is hosting a master class by lifecoach Tatiana Almazova. She will shed light on the coaching process, the usefulness of coaching during times of economic downturn and how coaching can improve your career and business prospects. The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Pre-register by calling 424 3700.



Discover the State Hermitage Museum's collection of English painting at a lecture by art historian Yelizaveta Renne at the Prince Galitzine Library, 46 Nab. Reki Fontanki. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the lecture will be followed by a concert of arias, songs and duets by English composer Henry Purcell. The event is free of charge.



Tuesday, Jan. 27


Celebrate the 71st anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad on Palace Square with a free concert at 7 p.m. Listen to WWII-era songs and the poetry of Olga Bergholz while you peruse outdoor exhibitions dedicated to life during wartime. The event is capped off by a fireworks display at 9 p.m.



Stop by the Lexica School of Foreign Languages at 73 Ligovsky Prospekt from now until Friday for a free English lesson. The classes start at 7 p.m. and cover all levels, from Beginner to Advanced. Registration by telephone on 7641692 and a desire to improve your skills are the only prerequisites.



Wednesday, Jan. 28



Feel like becoming a publishing mogul? Stop by the Freedom anti-cafe at 7 Ulitsa Kazanskaya today at 8 p.m. where Simferopol, Crimea-based founder and chief editor of the Holst online magazine will talk about creating an internet magaine, including what stories to cover, how find an audience and build a team, where to find inspiration and how to stand out from the crowd. Admission is the normal price of the anti-café — 2 rubles per minute, which includes tea and snacks.



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