Geneva Out & About: week of January 14, 2013

IMG_6371Happy Birthday, Art! Celebrate art at the Mamco. Concerts, performances and surprises. With a bar! Don’t miss Edy Ferguson’s latest creation. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, rue des Vieux Grenadiers 10. January 17. 6:30pm

Open Galleries in Quartier des Bains: The galleries present their new exhibitions. January 17. 6pm-9pm

Apéro-concert:  A lovely idea to end the workday; Music and drinks in a local setting. This Thursday M.Fallan will be performing. And why not enjoy a gastronomic dinner there while you’re at it? Café des Sources, rue des Sources 8, Plainpalais. January 17. 6:30pm

Black Movie Festival: If you fancy a good film check out this festival – 10 days with filmmakers from Asia, South America and Africa to see independent and moving movies. Also some great parties! Tickets for movies are 13 CHF. You can buy a pass at 80CHF for the whole festival. Taking place in various theatres: Grütli, Spoutnik, Audotorium Arditi. There is also a program just for kids, a different way to keep the little ones busy. Films, debates, special late nights with concerts and DJs at  La Gravière and l’Usine (Kalvingrad and Macau). January 18-27

snowshoeingRaquette Day: With the ski and snow day, it’s national snowshoeing day in France. So why not try snowshoeing on the Salève, learn how to build an igloo and many more activities for all ages. Best snowman competition, Nordic walking. Soup and local food. Reservations recommended at 0033 6 85 54 86 94 or Program here. La Croisette, La Muraz, near Salève (France). Janurary 20; From 10am to 4pm.

Disney on Ice: Show for the little ones with the Lion King, the Little Mermaid, Mickey and many more! In English on Friday, in French on Saturday and Sunday. Geneva Arena. Tickets from 35 to 72 CHF. January 18-20.

Sagrada: A movie about the history of this magnificent building, started in 1889, by Gaudi. An amazing biography of the project and a reflection on the mystery of creation. At Cinelux, boulevard Saint-Georges 8. January 14. 7pm

La Bohème: the famous opera by Puccini- filmed at the Royal Opera House in London. CHF 28. Les Scala, rue des Eaux-Vives 23. January 15.

Save the date: in February don’t miss the carnivals in Switzerland! Not too far from Geneva there are: Feb 8-12: in Bassecourt, Jura and in Fribourg, the Carnival des Bolzes. Also in Monthey, Valais. A bit further away you can choose between: Feb 7-12: Lucerne. Feb 14-16: Bern. If you choose to go there, make sure to also visit the village of Langenthal (Feb 15-19) Feb 18-20: Basel, the biggest one, but on week days.

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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!