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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

Wednesday, Nov. 26


AmCham’s Public Relations Committee will meet this afternoon in their office in the New St. Isaac’s Office Center on Ulitsa Yakubovicha at 4 p.m.


Zoosphere, an international exhibition focusing on the pet industry, opens today at the Lenexpo convention center on Vasilievsky Island. Not only will items such as toys, terrariums and accessories be available for purchase, but animal enthusiasts can also learn about the latest in veterinary medicine and behavioral training thanks to the conferences and presentations that are part of the event.



Thursday, Nov. 27


The Customs and Transportation Committee for AmCham meets this morning at 9 a.m. in their office on Ulitsa Yakubovicha.


Tickets are still available for local KHL team SKA St. Petersburg’s showdown with Siberian club Metallurg Novokuznetsk tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Ice Palace outside the Prospekt Bolshevikov metro station. Tickets can be purchased on the team’s website, at the arena box office or in their merchandise store on Nevsky Prospekt.


Celebrate one of Russian literature’s most tragic figures during Blok Days, a two-day celebration of the 134th anniversary of the poet’s birthday. The tragic tenor’s work, which led to writer Maxim Gorky to hail him as Russia’s greatest living poet before his death in 1921, will be recited and meetings and discussions about his contributions to the Silver Age of literature in St. Petersburg will be discussed in the confines of his former residence.



Friday, Nov. 28


Join table game aficionados at the British Book Center’s Board Game Evening. Held every Friday at 5 p.m., aficionados and amateurs alike can come take part in a variety of different games that test one’s intellect and cunning.



Saturday, Nov. 29


Cats, dogs, birds, rodents and reptiles are just some of the things that will walk and crawl at Lenexpo convention center this weekend as part of Zooshow, a two-day exhibition featuring not only man’s best friends but a four-legged fashion show, as well as a food fair that will help pet owners find out more about which kibbles are best for their hungry pets.



Sunday, Nov. 30


Remember the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Russo-Finnish war in 1939 during today’s reenactment titled “Winter War: How it Was.” More than 200 people will take part in recreating the opening salvoes of the battle for the north in Kamenka, a small village situated between Vyborg and St. Petersburg, using authentic equipment and vintage vehicles from the era. The faux battle begins at 2 p.m.



Monday, Dec. 1


Serbia filmmaker Emir Kusturica is the featured guest this evening at the Lensovet Palace of Culture the Petrograd Side. Fans of the director will get the chance to watch his movie “Black Cat, White Cat,” as well as ask questions about his award-winning filmography. Tickets for the event, which starts at 7 p.m., start at 2,000 rubles ($42.50).



Tuesday, Dec. 2


Today is the final day of “Takoy Festival,” a three-week program of plays based on the works of Dostoevsky, Remarque and other famed European writers, whose work is transcribed for theatrical performances. Tonight’s festival finale is “Fathers and Sons,” a two-act drama staged by the Novosibirsk Academic Drama Theater based on Turgenev’s classic about familial relations.



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