4 English Top Events in St. Petersburg

If you need a break from your Russian classes, and you need some social activity where you can actually understand what is going on and what people are talking about, this post is for you. Find the best events in English in the city, meet new people and have a fun night with comedy shows, quests, pub quizzes, and social gatherings.

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Open Mic: Comedy in English

Everybody sometimes feels the need for a good laugh, and if Russian jokes are still too complicated for you, then don’t miss the opportunity of listening to some good jokes in English at the only English-spoken comedy in the city. St. Pete’s Comedy Cabinet takes place every Tuesday evening at Muchnoy Pereulok 5 where local and international amateur and professional comedians gather to try out their new material. Although quite new (the show started only in September last year), the weekly open mic is one of the most popular expat-events in the city and a great opportunity to meet new people. Besides the weekly live shows, St. Pete’s Comedy Cabinet also organizes a monthly event with professional comedians from all over the world. Check out the Facebook group to stay up-to-date on the next comedy show.

Quests in English

Get more from exploring the city with a fun quest. English in Action/lifestyle events in English regularly organizes quests in different formats to allow you to explore the city in an original way. They will bring you to museums, top open-air locations, and the major attractions of the city where you will have the chance to meet new people, learn a lot of fun facts and bask in your knowledge. Whether you want to join the quest on your own or with a group of friends, you will have to form a team with the other participants and together you will have to make sense of the hints given and follow the route to the end of the search. You can find more information on the quests and other events in English by looking at the Facebook page English in Action/Lifestyle events in English.

Pub Quiz: Mozgo

Test your general knowledge and have a fun evening with your friends at the monthly Mozgo event. With events in both Russian and English, Mozgo organizes a monthly event for English speakers with questions in all sorts of topics. Make sure to form a variegated team with people from different backgrounds and different interests to have a chance of winning the game. At the end of the quiz, the winning team and the absolute loser will get a surprise prize, so try to be the best, or do your worst.

Couchsurfing
If you are looking for a place where to meet locals and expats, look no further, the weekly couchsurfing event is all you need. Every week the couchsurfing community meets at Afrika art cafe on Ulitsa Pechatnika Grigor’yeva 13, and then typically extends the evening to other bars or at the karaoke bar Poison in Rubinshteina. The couchsurfing event is a great way to enlarge your circle, find a language tandem partner, or just have a social evening.

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