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October Highlights; Classic Car Show, Chocolate Fair, Animatou

September 29, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

*Don’t miss! British Classic Car Show; 5 October, Morges A gathering of over 1500 classic cars in a lovely setting; 10 – 5pm, Free. http://www.british-cars.ch *International Chocolatiers and Chocolate Fair; 5 – 6 October You won’t want to miss the tastings, lectures and workshops for kids! Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about chocolate. For instance, you can learn which wine to drink with which type of chocolate, the working life of cocoa-planters, and much more. Watch some demonstrations by the best chocolate makers! Buy your tickets in advance and make sure to reserve a spot for your kids for the workshops! Bâtiment des Forces Motrices. http://www.salondeschocolatiers.com Animatou: 5 – 13 October International animated movie festival workshops and films for all ages! Short movies, as well as some premieres and documentaries in smaller cinemas, (Grütli, Spoutnik, Bio Cinema, Scalaand Nord-Sud) and larger ones, like Pathé. In their headquarters in Les Grottes, the festival organises workshops, concerts and more! Check out the programme to see the times and the venues; www.cinematou.ch *Le Jour de la Nuit: 12 October An event in neighbouring France to increase awareness about light pollution and the biodiversity of skies. In Ferney Voltaire, you can join the […]

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Geneva Out & About: week of January 21, 2013

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Nepal 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, […]

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Chocolate in a castle!

December 02, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

With the Escalade and Christmas just around the corner, you may eat a lot of chocolate this month. On Sunday there is one more opportunity to stuff yourself! Head to Château de Prangins (located at about 30Km from Geneva, between Nyon and Gland in Vaud) for their event called “Advent at the castle” and find out more about chocolate. Don’t miss the opportunity to try specialties made by Rapp Chocolatier. Rapp is a well-known family pastry and sweet shop. They are also the owner of the chocolate school in Prangins. On Sunday, December 9 (from 10am to 5pm), you will be able to visit the castle – a magnificent building – and its garden. There will be special tours of the reception rooms at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. But mainly you will try chocolate all day long: Learn about the history of chocolate or the origin of cocoa; listen to Christmas carols or musical tales. There will even be a hot chocolate bar! Learn how to make truffles or ancient hot chocolate by joining one of the workshops And the best part it that all of the above is free! You can only register for workshops and activities on the […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of December 3, 2012

December 02, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

This week highlights include the European Outdoor films tour, the Percussion festival, the Escalade and also a Bogeyman parade, a special indoor Christmas market, music for everyone and the trees and lights festival! European Outdoor Film Tour : if you need some adrelanine, don’t miss this evening. 8 short movies about extreme sports and adventures ! And a special film with the singer ZAZ at the top of Mont-Blanc. For the first time in Switzerland, this tour is the biggest festival of outdoor films in Europe. Movies will be shown in 200 cities. Enjoy some crazy performances, beautiful images and human adventures ! Tickets are 22 CHF if you buy them in advance, 25 CHF on the spot. Salle Centrale de la Madeleine, rue de la Madeleine 10. December 8. 8pm Percussion Festival : Concerts, films, workshops, audio performances, dance creations for the 4th edition of this festival –  Silence Must Be –  with the great composer Thierry De Mey. CHF 25. Le Galpon. Routes des Péniches 2. December 6-8 Fête de l’Escalade : A celebration of the victory of the Swiss over the Duke of Savoy in 1602. The Fête includes a parade with 60 horses and 800 people in costumes on Sunday, guided tours of […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

This week, don’t miss: Stand up comedians, an afterwork concert, chocolate fair and Halloween parties of all kinds. International Comedy Club: In need of a good laugh? Want to see something in English? Once a month, Uptown (rue de la Servette, 2) hosts the International Comedy Club, and some of the best comic artists perform in Geneva! Stand-up comedians, Peter Firman and Joe Rowntree, are in town this Tuesday! Peter is recognized as the UK’s leading comedian/magician, and Joe is a famous UK comedian, actor, writer and TV presenter. Tickets are available online for 35 CHF. October 23 at 8pm. Musical Apéritif : Every Thursday, enjoy a drink with some music after work! Don’t miss Ultra Dieez, with two great guitars and a deep voice. Enjoy the raw emotions and lots of French metaphors. The café is a simple bistrot with good meat dishes, so why not stay for dinner if you’d like to try some proper game? After all, right now is the perfect season for fresh game, and this is the right place for it. Café des Sources. Rue des Sources, 8. Plainpalais. October 25 at 6 :30pm International Chocolatiers and Chocolate Fair: This is the perfect indoor activity! You won’t […]

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