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Geneva Out & About: week of February 18, 2013

February 17, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Winter skies: If you like astronomy here is a good opportunity to find out more. The History of Science Museum is a lovely building in a stunning position in Perle du Lac and is well worth a visit. Learn about old marine instruments, attend a conference about the constellations, and watch the winter skies with specialists (weather permitting). History of Science Museum, Parc de la Perle du Lac, Rue de Lausanne 128. February 20. 6:30pm Café des Voyageurs : Testimonies on 6 years of family  bike holidays in Europe, let’s see what great stories the Dellenne family has to tell ! Whether you want information on the logistics, the organization, and daily life for a family on bikes, it looks interesting.  With Pro Vélo association. La Galerie. Rue de l’Industrie 13. Les Grottes. February 21. 6 :30pm. Traverses Musicales : If you’ve never been to the Maison de Quartier in Pâquis you should definitely go this weekend. Reggae concerts on Friday night and Electro pop on Saturday. Maisons de Quartier are the places where you should go for inexpensive hobbies, classes and if you want to feel part of your neighborhood community. They are subsidied by the city and they offer a great range of […]

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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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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 5, 2012

November 05, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

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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Unusual Tour, Brunch and Tales

September 24, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

I should probably let you know that I’m a hyperactive kind of person…even on a lazy Sunday! So, don’t feel obliged to do all of the following… If you like history, this is your last opportunity to enjoy a unique tour of Geneva. I don’t know about you, but I always learn new things about this town; even though it’s not that big! Balade au Fil de l’Eau is a tour, organised by the tourist office, that teaches you about Geneva history through its connection to water. Tours in English and French depart at 10.30am in front of the tourist office on rue du Mont-Blanc, 18 and last two hours. Tickets are 15 CHF. After the tour, your day can continue with a brunch – yes, some places are indeed open on Sundays! One of my favorite places is L’Auberge du Cheval Blanc in Carouge. They have a really good buffet with toast, eggs, bacon, quiches, salads, cheese and desserts; and all at a good price – 28 CHF, without drinks. Make sure to reserve: 022.343.61.61. Place de l’Octroi, 15. 11am-2pm. If you still want to have a bit more fun, then now is the perfect time for a good […]

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