Geneva Out & About: week of January 21, 2013

trailNepal Trail movie night: In attendance of Dawa Sherpa, the ultra running and cross country skiing athlete, the film ‘Trail des 3 Vallées’ will take you on Nepalese adventures. Free entrance. Maison de Quartier de Saint-Jean, Chemin François-Furet 3. January 22. 7:30pm

Mary Zoo concert : Christine Zufferey and her guitars are in town for an evening of Pop rock, folk. Le Box in Carouge often has great concert, you should check it out ! It is an association that aims at helping discovering new talents from all over the world. You can have some drinks and tapas at l’Auberge du Cheval Blanc to start the evening. CHF 10. Book tickets here : 076 495 09 44.  Le Box, Place de l’Octroi 15. January 25. 9pm.

Aussie Party: Celebrate Australia Day with Australian music. DJ Pitch and a fun night at Mr. Pickwick. Rue de Lausanne 80. January 26. 8pm. If you prefer you can head to Lady Godiva, where there will also be an Aussie Party on the same evening.

2 great nights at La Parfumerie: If you like dancing but can’t find a club that you like, then head to La Parfumerie this weekend (chemin de la Gravière 7, Acacias). The atmosphere is always pleasant, the place welcomes people from all ages and of all styles, and drinks are cheap! Vintage Disco on Friday, January 25 and I love 80s on Saturday, January 26. From 11pm.


Antigel Festival: If you feel like Geneva has been overly quiet in January, get ready for the most unusual kind of performances! Dance, music, parties, exhibitions and sports in unexpected places are what make this festival a must-see.  Get lost in the maze at TPG depot and enjoy the music and dance shows on the way (January 27). Don’t miss Peaches, the eccentric and amazing Canadian DJ at the Airport train station (January 26). Go on a mysterious trip down the Rhône, and be ready for surreal surprises (February 9). During the whole festival, you can hang out at Bains des Pâquis, the official restaurant of Antigel, until 2am! The program is very full so there is something for everyone. The website is very well made and available in English. January 26 – February 10.

Sunday tales: If you understand French or wants an opportunity to practice, with or without kids, why not go to “Dimanche du Conte” – organized by Swisstales. with Some stories are for all ages, others for older kids. Make sure to check the program before going to see which story is best. Theatricul, route de Genève, 64, Chêne-Bourg. January 27. 10am-6pm

Sunday concert: How about some classical music this Sunday at Victoria Hall? Orchestral, Haydn and Beethoven played by the prodigee pianist Khatia Buniatishvili January 27. 5pm

prixdelausanne41st International Ballet competition: One of the best in the world. Prix de Lausanne is open to the public. Théâtre de Baulieu, Lausanne. January 27 – February 2.

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). Until January 27

Save the date: Festichoc, Versoix Chocolate Festival, a great opportunity to try all sorts of chocolate. The perfect way to end winter with 2 days of chocolate orgy under a huge tent. March 16-17. Versoix. 

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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!