Geneva Out & About: Week of November 5, 2012

This week don’t miss the University film club, the Autumn Fair at Palexpo, Pony Run Run, board games, Peruvian food, movies with English subtitles, a fun feminist party, and tales!

LOCO motion: Why not join the UNIGE Monday film club? Tonight, don’t miss Crash by David Cronenberg! Every year, the University of Geneva holds a film club on Mondays. This season, the theme is transport…so, movies of all genres and eras will be featured that take a look at trains, bikes, cars and other machines. I personally won’t miss El Viaje, a beautiful piece on Patagonia, on November 26. CHF 8. Auditorium Arditi. Place du Cirque, Avenue du Mail 1. Every Monday until December 17, at 8pm.

Les Automnales: Autumn Fair. Not only a good way to find out what’s new in the shopping world -and maybe find your Christmas gifts – but also lots of activities and shows. 3 main topics for the exhibition: housing, leisure and cooking. Check out the latest innovations!

The fair includes lots of demonstrations and fun activities: cooking workshops, after-work drinks with DJs, a treasure hunt, a running race, circus and theatre. 10 CHF. Palexpo. November 9-18.

Make sure to check the 3 special small fairs:

  • The Art of Movement fair: see and learn martial art but also salsa, boxing, self-defence, country, etc. (see Sport this week)
  • Art fair: Place aux Artistes. Independent painters, photographers and sculptors from the region present you their work – also jewel and clothes creation (November 15-18)
  • The Army stock fair: excellent quality material from the Swiss army at a very good price!  Sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, hiking shoes, etc.

Pony Run Run concert: Electro, power pop, rock music by a great energetic band who will make you dance! “Hey you” is their most famous song. You may have heard them at FunkyTown during the Fêtes de Genève last year. The 3 guys are from France but they sing in English and they will be presenting their second album. After party with Luluxpo. Tickets available online for 25CHF, at the door for 30CHF. MAD (Moulin à Danses, rue du Stand 20 bis); November 9 at 9pm.

Board Game Night: More than 400 games to play! Free entrance with small snacks. More information here. Salle Communale de Plainpalais, Rue de Carouge 52. November 10. 6pm to 7am.

Peroufusion: Peruvian treat on Bateau Geneve. Gastronomic menus for 90CHF, with a vegetarian option for 65CHF. Alpaca meat or veggie ceviche anyone? If you haven’t booked your evening, make sure to call this number now 0764617446 ! More details here. November 6-8.

2 Movies Premieres with subtitles in English! If you are frustrated because your language skills don’t allow you to follow films in French, you’ll be glad to hear that Les Scala is now offering subtitles in English for some movies! So why not go and see Hiver Nomade or War Witch on November 7 and November 8 when the directors will present their films? Rue des Eaux-Vives 23, 8pm

Emile Gourd Foundation party: To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Swiss feminist newspaper, the foundation is organizing a celebration with debates, conferences, exhibitions and also concerts and a dance floor. It looks like a fun night! Salle du Faubourg, rue du Terreaux du Temple 6. November 10.

Tales Night: A good opportunity to listen to a good story. Various places host storytellers on Friday afternoon and evening. All free; November 9

  • Where? Le Box and the Maison de Quartier in Carouge – The Traverse in Pâquis, the Baur Foundation and the Natural History Museum in Geneva – The Sarasin Farm in Grand-Saconnex – The Maison Onésienne in Onex.
  • What language? French. A great way to practice!
  • What age? all ages, even fun for adults! More information on what is suitable for little ones here.

As You Like it : If you want to see good English theatre, go and see one of the plays being performed by the Geneva English Drama Society. As you Like it, a great comedy, performed by the Geneva English Drama SocietyThéâtre de Terre Sainte, Route du Jura, Coppet. (about 1 Km from the train station). November 6-10

Save the date: November 21-24. Les Créatives – Onex Festival presents women artists and their creations. Pop rock concerts in Onex Salle Communale and films at Pathé Rialto. Full program and tickets available online.

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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!