Geneva Out & About: week of January 28, 2013

IMG_7186Karaoke night: Have you ever complained about not being able to find a pleasant place to have a karaoke night with your friends? Well le Chic might be the solution. Every Wednesday night you can show your talent. Free entrance. Food buffet CHF 25 They promise to have songs from all over the world. So go for it! From 7pm. Rue de Fribourg 3 (basement of l’America). Another option for karaoke on Wednesday is FMR Bar – Funky Monkey Room, on rue du Stand 9. This week the CAGI is organizing after-work drinks there, so make sure to register as space is limited. January 30.

A brave new world: The famous Aldous Huxley satire adapted for the theatre. Some science-fiction that definitely gets you thinking about our reality! Tickets at 35 CHF. Play in English at Uptown. Rue de la Servette 2. January 29. 8pm

Rock in Les Grottes: Two Geneva rock bands in this great local bar. Not only the neighbourhood behind the train station is beautiful but also the small bistrot is a must-go if you are looking for a unique atmosphere.  Go early, it will be packed. Pachinko, rue des Amis 9. January 30. 8pm.

Geneva Brass Band festival: A major event around brass instruments. Concerts, shows for kids, lectures, radio shows. Tickets for 28CHF. Some things are free. Various locations: Conservatoire on Place Neuve, Café Grütli, Espace Fusterie… January 31 -February 3

Kanun Festival : Modern classical Arabic music. CHF 35.  Organised by the Association for the promotion of Arabic and African Cultures (APAA). The concerts will underline the virtuosity of artists. Institut Jacques Dalcroze, rue de la Terrassière 44.  February 1-3

antigelAntigel 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.  For instance, 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! There is something for everyone. The website is very well made and available in English. Until February 10.

Save the date: February 28 – March 3. Les Hivernales, Rock’n’Beat Festival in Nyon. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see excellent bands in small venues. Tickets available online from 10 to 35 CHF. Some concerts are free.

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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!