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1 - 30 November 2018: Restaurant Festival

This autumn, the city will host the St. Petersburg Restaurant Festival, a major gastronomic event, for the fifth time. Participating restaurants will present tasting sets for a fixed amount of 14 and 28 euros. You will be able to taste finger-licking delicacies in the best restaurants of the city. Please see a list of participating restaurants, set menus, their availability and time of sale, table reservation on the official travel guide Visit Petersburg..
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16-27 November 2018: International Festival of modern Art "Diaghilev. P.S."

The festival was established in 2009 - the year of anniversary of the Russian Seasons by Sergei Diaghilev in St. Petersburg - and has become one of the largest cultural events in Russia. Diaghilev Seasons give a fantastic opportunity to see the best modern ballet bands - the troupe of John Neumeier, the company of Angelin Preljocaj, the ballet of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, the orchestra of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theater under the direction of Theodor Curentzis.
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15-17 November 2018: VII Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum

The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum is a unique cultural event of the world level, a discussion platform attracting several thousand cultural experts from all over the world: the stars of the drama theater, opera and ballet, outstanding directors and musicians, public figures, representatives of government and business, academic communities The forum is held by the Government of St. Petersburg with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It is aimed at preserving and developing Russian culture, supporting cultural initiatives at the regional, federal and international levels, and developing international cooperation in the field of culture. The forum is developing in parallel in three directions. An extensive business program is of interest to specialists in various fields of culture. The festival program includes numerous cultural events for residents and guests of St. Petersburg. The business area creates conditions for the implementation of projects and signing of agreements in the field of culture.
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14-26 December 2018: XVII International Music Festival "Arts Square"

The festival, founded in 1999 by Yuri Temirkanov, does not simply combine different forms of art, it engages in an interplay all the cultural establishments that are situated at the square that gave its name to the festival Among the participants are: the State Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky theatre, Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, theatre of Musical Comedy. The main part of the programme is hosted by the D. D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philarmonic Hall. This musical forum offers a wide variety of fascinating events and encounters with world`s leading musicians. The best pieces of symphonic, opera and chamber music will be performed by highly estimated musicians.
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31 December 2018: New Year`s Eve in St. Petersburg

New Year`s Eve celebration programme customarily includes some 250 themed events Among them are well-loved by local people and guests of the city Christmas Fair, open-air festivities on the night of December 31st to January 1st at Nevsky prospect and Palace square, laser-beam projections onto the facade of the General Staff Building, Christmas festivities, New Year Tourist Market, New Year themed plays of St. Petersburg`s theatres. The conceptual design of urban decorations is being devised anew every year and so far has become a recognizable brand of its own. Unique adornment of the streets, avenues and bridges is unified under a common concept that represents the festive city through an amalgam of its Imperial history, designer`s discoveries and the latest technology, as well as the technology of magic and miracles.
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20-25 November 2018: Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is an international company operating in the field of live entertainment. It is most famous thanks to the innovative show, which skillfully combines art, music, humor and modern technology. The company was created in New York by three friends - Chris Winck, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman. The first show of the Blue Man Group debuted in 1991. Today, Blue Man Group's shows can be seen in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando and Berlin, and the Blue Man Group World Tour is touring the world. The group was nominated for the Grammy Award.
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16 November 2018: Lady In Jazz

On November 16, the festival "Lady in jazz" will take place in St. Pete, uniting the recognized singing ladies, performing in different genres: jazz, funk, pop, soul. The festival will be held in the Freedom Music Hall.The festival's brand was born in 2011. During 7 years the festival has featured stars such as Andreya Triana (Great Britain), Club De Belugas & Brenda Boykin (Germany), Polina Gagarina, Gayana, Non Cadenza, Amy Peters, Jamala, Alena Toimintseva, Fruit band, Alina Rostotskaya and Lera Gekhner.
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6-10 February 2019: Nevsky Casket

An exhibition and fair of folk handicrafts and crafts "Nevsky casket" will be held in ExpoForum on February 6-10, 2019. The Nevsky casket is the largest event for stimulating development of the market of national art crafts and crafts and popularizing the products of national crafts and crafts among residents and guests of St. Petersburg. The project is intended to become the largest platform for development of the market of folk art crafts and crafts in order to preserve and popularize folk traditions among city dwellers and visitors.
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3-5 November 2018: Festival of Lights

The third St. Petersburg Autumn Festival of Lights is dedicated to space, future and digital technologies. From 3 to 5 November, 2018, the third autumn Festival of Lights will be held in St. Petersburg. Moskovsky Victory Park and St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex were chosen as festival venues. The main themes of the Festival are space, future and digital technologies. And also a special attention will be paid to the symbol of sports victories in Russia, St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex, which was built for the 1980 Summer Olympics. On November 3 and 4, the multimedia programme in 3D format as well, as light and laser show with the participation of quadcopters will be presented to the guests of the event at the Sports and Concert Complex from the side of Yuri Gagarin Prospect. The show will start at 8.00 p.m. and last till 11 p.m. Moskovsky Victory Park will become the place of lighting technology demonstration. The extensive programme will be held from 3 to 5 November. Light installations, interactive platforms and even mobile planetarium will be placed in the territory of the Park. Working hours of installations are from 6.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development is the organizer of the Festival of Lights. In 2018, the Festival was granted the status “National Event 2018”. Free admission.
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