Saturday, Oct. 18
Broaden your literary horizons during Reading Time at the British Book Center. An assigned text will be discussed with a native speaker on hand to guide the conversation. The chosen text for this session is H.G. Wells’ 1903 children’s tale “The Magic Shop.”
Cirque du Soleil’s latest foray into the art of acrobatics is iD, which premieres in the city this evening. Blending street dances and culture with electronic rock music, the show promises to be a modern marvel encompassing various aspects of today’s culture. Tickets start at 1,000 rubles ($25) and can be reserved by calling 800-555-07-70.
Sunday, Oct. 19
Today is the final day of the October Fur Trade Fair at the Lenexpo exhibition center. The latest styles will be on display while wholesalers will be on hand to discuss industry techniques and offer up for sale the finest winter wear.
Monday, Oct. 20
Amateur pictures from World War I are on display for only one more day at Rosphoto’s exhibition “On Both Sides,” chronicling the conflict through the eyes of observers on both sides of the trenches. The price of entrance to the exhibition is 100 rubles ($2.50).
Tuesday, Oct. 21
The Environment, Health and Safety Committee of AmCham convenes this morning at 9 a.m. in the organization’s office.
Take the chance to pick the brains of Dmitry V. Krivenok, the deputy director of the Economic Development Agency of the Leningrad region, and Mikhail D. Sergeev, the head of the Investment Projects Department, during the meeting with them this morning hosted by SPIBA. RSVP for the event by emailing email@example.com before Oct. 17 if you wish to attend.
Improve your English at Interactive English, the British Book Center’s series of lessons on vocabulary and grammar in an informal atmosphere. Starting at 6 p.m., each month draws attention to different topics in English, with the topic for this month’s lessons being “visual arts.”