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Thursday, Mar. 27

Planning on traveling to an English-speaking country? Then don’t miss the British Book Center’s English for Traveling seminar this evening at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to navigate the particularities of being abroad in another language.

Friday, Mar. 28

Feed your need for competition at the British Book Center’s Board Game Evening tonight, starting at 5 p.m. Take the opportunity to meet new people and improve your Scrabble vocabulary.

The Real Estate Fair kicks off today at LenExpo and will be at the exhibition center through Mar. 30. Over 400 exhibitors will be on hand and the event is expected to receive an estimated 30,000 visitors. Attendees can not only look into acquiring property but also seal the deal for their dream home at the event.

Rodina Cinema is hosting the Francophone Days film festival beginning today and running until Mar. 30. Movies from France, Belgium, Canada, Greece and other countries will be shown over the course of the short festival. Tickets for all movies start at 100 rubles.

Saturday, Mar. 29

Hobbyists rejoice! Hobby 21 is in full swing this weekend at LenExpo, offering opportunities for enthusiasts to participate in master classes as well as explore a variety of different craft-making activities. Sponsored by the Collectors Society of St. Petersburg, the event, which begins on Mar. 27, concludes tomorrow.

Sunday, Mar. 30

The Mikhailovsky Theater will be the site of the ongoing Sunday Intellectual Leisure Program offered by the famed cultural center. The lectures are free and they aim to help listeners increase their self-awareness of the city around them. This week’s lecturer is Anna Nekrylova and her topic is A Cultural Feast: St. Petersburg in the Late 18th and Early 19th Century.

Monday, Mar. 31

Today is the conclusion of Vivat Petersburg!, an annual youth choir competition featuring talented children from around the world. Now in its third year, organizers hope that the event will be yet another catalyst for the St. Petersburg cultural scene and help develop creative young people into world-class entertainers.

Tuesday, Apr. 1

The clowns will be sent in to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Mimigrant’s Clown and Mime Theater during the Humor Festival starting today with an opening salvo at the Peter and Paul Fortress. Check the theater’s website for more information about the weeklong gala celebrating the funnier things in life.

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