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Chilling Out in Carouge

April 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

I don’t know about you, but I always forget about Carouge – despite the fact that it is one of the nicest areas to wander around, especially on a Sunday! Cozy cafés, concerts, art, movies and even a bit of shopping are on the to-do-list.

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Geneva Out & About: week of February 11, 2013

February 10, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

International Comedy Club : Stand-up comedy with the Snowed in Comedy Tour : Ed Byrne, Craig Campbell, Dan Quinn and Terry Alderton. Tickets are 65 CHF. Uptown. Rue de la Servette 2. February 13. 8pm Let’s go dancing : Join the fun at La Parfumerie this weekend (chemin de la Gravière 7, Acacias). A mixed crowd (all ages, all styles) will hit the dance floor to have fun ! 10 CHF to get in and then cheap drinks and good music, what else ? Disco All Styles on Friday, February 15. Electro All Styles on Saturday, February 16. From 11pm. And if you need more options you can also pop by La Gravière, next door (chemin de la Gravière 11) : they are having house music on Friday and a slow night on Saturday. If you prefer to stay in the centre of town, then go and celebrate Silencio’s 2nd anniversary  in Pâquis! Live Music : If you are into experimental and improvised music, check out Le Cabinet on Thursday, February 14 with Insubordinations.  Also a folk and rock concert with Joe Vickers on Saturday, February 16. Boulevard Saint-Georges 54. They always have live music, it’s a great place to hang out. Rature: Feminist Queer Festival. Movies, performances, debates and […]

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Geneva Out & About: week of January 14, 2013

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Happy Birthday, Art! Celebrate art at the Mamco. Concerts, performances and surprises. With a bar! Don’t miss Edy Ferguson’s latest creation. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, rue des Vieux Grenadiers 10. January 17. 6:30pm Open Galleries in Quartier des Bains: The galleries present their new exhibitions. January 17. 6pm-9pm Apéro-concert:  A lovely idea to end the workday; Music and drinks in a local setting. This Thursday M.Fallan will be performing. And why not enjoy a gastronomic dinner there while you’re at it? Café des Sources, rue des Sources 8, Plainpalais. January 17. 6:30pm 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). January 18-27 Raquette Day: With the ski and snow day, it’s national snowshoeing day in France. So why […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of December 17, 2012 and the Holiday season!

December 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

This week, don’t miss the best of short animated films, The Wizard of Oz, Christmas and End of the World parties. For the holiday season, remember to go ice-Skating, enjoy some thermal baths, and read some of our tips on what to do if you are in Geneva for New Year’s Eve. Bossa-Nova concert : Le Chic has a new team and they are super nice. This Wednesday, don’t miss Diego Gadenz Trio’s concert. Rue de Fribourg 3 (in the basement of L’America pool bar, don’t be afraid to go in) December 19, 8pm Best of Animatou: If you missed this international animated movie festival in October, here is your chance to see the short films that won a prize. For a public from 12 years old. Atlas, Bon Voyage, Brüderchen Winter and 5 more short movies. Full program and description here. Great stories! Drinks at 8pm. Films start at 9pm. Cinémas du Grütli Salle Simon. Rue du Général Dufour 16. December 20. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:  If you are looking for a bit of magic, take family trip to the Land of Oz with this musical comedy. Enjoy this light and marvellous story! Impressive sets of actors, singers and musicians. […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of November 19, 2012

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This week, head to AMR for some jazz, enjoy the Akouphene Festival, observe the skies, listen to some good stories and don’t miss Les Créatives Onex Festival! The South American film festival is still on as well; Akouphene Festival: 10th edition for this very special electro music festival. 20 CHF per concert. Don’t miss Rue du Nord / Sinlab “The Flying Dutchmen” on Friday, an interaction between sound and video. Most concerts take place on Bateau-Geneve at 8:30pm, on Quai Gustave Ador but there will also be a performance by Brice Catherin at the Saint Jean Library on Saturday afternoon. I am looking forward to the brunch and the trumpet concert by Mazen Kerbaj  on Sunday at the Villa Berlusconi in Grand-Lancy, a really nice setting. November 23-25 AMR Jam Session: If you like jazz, every Tuesday, the AMR (Association to encourage improvised music) has great musicians come and play together. Free entrance. They also have regular concerts on other nights (CHF 20). The place has a nice atmosphere, you can have a drink while listening to some really talented artists. Check out their website to see the full program. AMR. Rue des Alpes 10. Autumn Skies: If you like astronomy […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of November 12, 2012

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This week don’t miss a great hip hop festival, a blues concert, board games for everyone, a fantastic film festival, Cumbia, a Christmas fair and the family village! “Les Automnales” is also still on at Palexpo. Communes Ikation Hip Hop Festival: This festival aims at showing the true values and the multiple aspects of this rich, but too often undermined, culture. 7 communes have created an association to allow young artists to perform and emphasize creativity, non-violence, respect and tolerance. It started last Friday with a photo exhibition on Boulevard des Promenades. From November 17 onwards there will be open-dances sessions, open mikes nights, and concerts. You can also join one of the workshops and learn how to write, how to make graffiti, slam or sound sampling…Basically be creative! Full program here. Maison de quartier, Halles de la Fonderie and Espace Grosselin – Carouge Until November 24 La ville en jeux: Play with your family and friends. Go back to the 18th century and discover some great board games from that time. For all ages, even the really little ones. Also some theater performance by and for kids. Build your own puppet workshop. All free. Salle Communale de Plainpalais, November 18 from 10am Bag Thursdays: […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of November 5, 2012

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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 […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

This week, highlights include great wine tastings, after-work drinks, a unique film festival, a free walk, a creativity festival, tales, historical tramways and a tasting fair! Wine Tastings: two options this week for wine lovers! Coop Wine fair: Hop on a CGN boat in Pâquis to taste (and buy, if you’d like!) more than 300 wines, with advice from experts. Sicily and Sardinia are guests of honour this year. Boarding at the Pier of Vieux Paquis on Quai du Mont Blanc. October 31 – November 4. Wednesday to Friday: 5pm–10pm, Saturday: 2pm–10pm and Sunday: 2pm-7pm. More details here. Open Cellars in Vaud: Local winemakers will be delighted to explain what the new wine “bourru“ is, and the whole process of fermentation. Walk through the vineyards of Luins, near Gland, and enjoy some food and music along the way! 15 CHF to purchase a glass and taste the wine, in all of the wineries. I went last year and we had such a blast! The weather was fantastic and people were really friendly. Shuttles are  available from Gland train station, and they take you to all of the wineries. Information in French here. November 3-4. After-work Drinks MAMCO: This event is done in conjunction […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of October 8, 2012

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Jazz Contreband: Don’t miss out on this great jazz festival! Concerts are all over the region, and are spread between 18 different venues. Concerts are not only taking place in Geneva, but also in Nyon and Annecy. In Geneva, AMR and Le Chat Noir are particularly good places to check-out because of their nice atmosphere. You can also head to Onex or Meyrin (easily accessed by tram), or to Annemasse, where I, personally, won’t miss Marcus Miller on October 23! All of the details are here. Everyday until October 26. Animatou: International animated movie festival with workshops and films for all ages! They are presenting a lot of 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 program to see the times and the venues. Or, follow them on Facebook. Everyday  until October 14.   Ethical Fashion Night: Glam, fabulous and ethical! All for free! 3 fashion shows, organic wine-tasting, circus acts, card-reading, pop-up shops and music to dance to, all through the night. The event is organised by NiceFuture – the non-profit […]

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Geneva Out & About: Week of October 1, 2012

October 01, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

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 […]

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