Geneva Out & About: week of February 18, 2013

traverseWinter skies: If you like astronomy here is a good opportunity to find out more. The History of Science Museum is a lovely building in a stunning position in Perle du Lac and is well worth a visit. Learn about old marine instruments, attend a conference about the constellations, and watch the winter skies with specialists (weather permitting). History of Science Museum, Parc de la Perle du Lac, Rue de Lausanne 128. February 20. 6:30pm

Café des Voyageurs : Testimonies on 6 years of family  bike holidays in Europe, let’s see what great stories the Dellenne family has to tell ! Whether you want information on the logistics, the organization, and daily life for a family on bikes, it looks interesting.  With Pro Vélo association. La Galerie. Rue de l’Industrie 13. Les Grottes. February 21. 6 :30pm.

Traverses Musicales : If you’ve never been to the Maison de Quartier in Pâquis you should definitely go this weekend. Reggae concerts on Friday night and Electro pop on Saturday. Maisons de Quartier are the places where you should go for inexpensive hobbies, classes and if you want to feel part of your neighborhood community. They are subsidied by the city and they offer a great range of activities. La Traverse, Rue de Berne 50. February 22-23. From 8 :30pm.

Afternoon snacks and music: La Barje and DJ Dud’nSKD will make you dance on Sunday. A good opportunity to do something different on a Sunday afternoon ! For all ages. (Rue de la Coulouvrenière 26. Place des Volontaires, Jonction) . February 24. From 3:30pm.

Sunday tales: If you understand French or want an opportunity to practice, with or without kids, why not go to “Dimanche du Conte” – organized by Swisstales. For kids from 10 years old. . CHF 20 for adults, CHF 5 for children. Reservations: 079 648 30 32. Theatricul, route de Genève, 64, Chêne-Bourg. February 24 3 :30pm.

h20Science and Extreme Sports Films: H2Eau. Plenty of documentaries, cartoons and films for all ages. Natural History Museum. Route de Malagnou 1. Until February 27. On Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays at 10am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Ice Disco: Come and dance in a different setting. Put on your ice-skates and follow the rhythms of DJ Mau. Centre sportif de la Vigne Blanche. Chemin des Tuileries 148, Bellevue. February 22. 6pm.

Save the date: Music festival in the great mountain resort of Cran Montana, in Valais. Caprices Festival. March 8-16. Featuring lots of great musicians musicians like The Killers, Björk, – M -, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Sophie Hunger, Peter Doherty, Tori Amos, Roger Hodgson, Mika, and more !

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Originally from France, I’ve been living abroad for 15 years... My background is in Education. I’ve been in Geneva for 6 years now and I'm loving it. At first I found it boring but then I found out that most of what it has to offer is hidden. As I love going out and exploring, this big village is just like a playground for me: I'm having tons of fun and I hope I can share it with you! I head up the Out and About and Lazy Sunday sections of Biskotti so if you're organizing an exciting event, be sure to invite me!