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Geneva Out & About: Week of October 1, 2012

Highlights of the week include a dance festival, Turkish music, a short-movie night and classic cars!

One and Only Fluxum Festival:

The Fluxum Foundation has been supporting artists for 10 years, and they are celebrating their anniversary with an amazing dance festival! They’ll have a different topic each day: not only can you catch a show, but you will also be able to watch a film or learn some dance techniques, thanks to the free workshops open to everyone.  I’ve seen some of the artists before and they are very impressive. Shows are 20 CHF. Théâtre du Galpon. Route des Péniches 2, on the Arve. October 1-10


Alla Turca: This Turkish music and film festival has lots of different genres of music, and lots of talented artists! Who doesn’t have a Turkish friend in Geneva? Have you ever wanted to know more about their culture and their music? Here is the opportunity! Whether you like drums, singing, guitar, or good movies, I think you can find something you’ll enjoy in the program! Théâtre Cité Bleue. October 4-13




Nuit du Court Métrage: This is a short-movie night in 5 parts: first, the best short-movies of Switzerland, followed by a series of funny movies. The 3rd part will be showing two documentaries about childhood in Africa.

Then you can discover all kinds of crazy clips. Finally, Couleur 3 (a great local radio station) will have a surprise for those who are still there!

Le City cinema will have a small bar with snacks to make sure you stay awake and, more importantly, well-fed! I went last year and there were a couple of snorers, but you can always leave before the end! Tickets are available on-the-spot, or you can buy them in advance. 28 CHF.

Full description here. Le City, Place des Eaux-Vives. October 5, 7.15pm – 2am


Swiss Classic British Car Meeting: even if you’re not a big car fan, it’s always impressive to see these classic models. Morges will have more than 1,000 models to check out on the port. The event is free, and is located near the Independence Park – a nice place near the lake. More information here. Morges. October 6 from 10am

Save the date: calling all chocolate lovers! You won’t want to miss this chocolate-makers fair with lectures, workshops and more! Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about chocolate: for instance, which wine to drink with which type of chocolate, the working life of cocoa planters, and much more.  And of course, watch some demonstrations by the best chocolate makers! My mouth is already watering! Tickets available online. 18 CHF. Bâtiment des Forces Motrices. October 27-28


Plainpalais Skate-park Opening Celebrations: the skate-park construction will be finished soon! Concerts and demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Plaine de Plainpalais. October 6. 10am-midnight. Before you go, check out our article on the skateboarding frenzy we’ve noticed in Geneva!

LOCO motion: every year, the University of Geneva holds a cineclub on Mondays.  It starts this week with The General. 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. Auditorium Arditi. Place du Cirque. Every Monday until December 17, at 8pm.

Batuk en Fête: Afro-Brazilian festival. Drums, capoeira, samba, etc. Festive music and dance awaits you! A good way to cheer-up in this autumnal weather! They also have workshops for you to learn, too! Program here. Fort l’écluse (France, near Bellegarde) October 5-7

Brunch in the Park: the Association Pré en Bulle invites you to their autumnal brunch and concert. You pay what you think is fair and you can even bring your own specialty. Parc Beaulieu. October 6, from 11am-2pm


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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!