TOP 10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK
Geneva is buzzing with things to do this week – check our unsponsored selection to fill your diary with interesting, diverse events.
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10th FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
Fire, passion, sensuality…
Experience a bit of heat at the 10th Flamenco Festival by the Flamenco Perujo Dance Academy from Lausanne.
See top dancers performing the latest trends in flamenco dancing from Friday, 24th November till Sunday 26th November.
WHEN: Saturday 25th November – 26th November
WHERE: Alhambra, 10 Rue de la Rôtisserie, 1204 Geneva.
COST: FREE entrance
Click here for the full programme
THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES
Your last chance to see The School for Wives – Molière’s lively romp of mistaken identity, lost innocence and shared secrets performed by the Geneva English Drama Society GEDS on 24th-25th November 2017.
WHERE: Théâtre de Terre-Sainte, 1296 Coppet.
WHEN: 21st-25th November 2017. Performance times Tuesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday 7pm.
FOIRE DE LA SAINTE BARBE
Don’t miss this massive annual market – with regional food, wine tasting, live music, dance performances and ‘animations’ for the kids in Collonges Sous Saleve starting Friday 24th and lasting all weekend.
WHERE: Salle des Fetes Collonges-Sous-Salève and surrounding streets.
WHEN: 24th, 25th and 26th November
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A fantastic way to get in the festive spirit – who doesn’t love a good old fashioned Christmas Panto? This year’s show ‘A Christmas Carol’ runs from Saturday 25th November to Sunday 17th December 2017 at Simply Theatre’s studio in Versoix.
Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. He hates charity, he hates carol singers and more than anything he hates spending money. But this Yuletide is set to be like no other as he is taken on a magical journey through Christmas past, present and future. Along the way he meets a whole host of colourful characters who try to show him the error of his ways, but will Scrooge open his heart to the true spirit of Christmas before it’s too late? Join Simply Theatre as we bring Charles Dickens’ cherished festive tale to life in an enchanting stage adaptation full of joy, song, and magic – the perfect festive treat for all the family!
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WHERE: Simply Theatre Studio Theatre, avenue du Choiseul, Versoix.
WHEN: Saturday 25th November – Sunday 17th December 2017.
COST: 25CHF adults, 20CHF children.
Some great gift ideas – so you can shop, shop, shop on Saturday 25th November 2017. Santa will making an appearance and there’ll be plenty of photo opportunities with him. Food Trucks Funky BBQ and Debi’s Kitchen will serve up great lunches and CDL Students will entertain you with festive songs. 15 carefully chosen stalls with great gift ideas including festive foods, jewellery, handmade crafts and accessories.
WHERE: Espace Mandela, Collège du Léman, 74 route de Sauvegny, 1290 Versoix.
WHEN: Saturday 25th November 2017 from 10am-3pm.
COST: Free entrance.
Get a start on your holiday shopping with beautiful items from all over the world at the Winter Market taking place on Sunday 26th November 2017. Over 30 vendors, activities for all ages (arts and crafts, movie screenings and an e-sports competition), champagne and mulled wine, food trucks, a photo studio as well as a garderie for the under 12s to allow you to shop in peace.
WHERE: Centre des Arts, La Grande Boissière, 62 route de Chêne, 1208 Genève.
WHEN: Sunday 26th November 2017 from 10am-4pm.
COST: Free entrance.
PHOTO EXHIBITION – A PLACE WE CALL – “THE CITY”
Celebrate the opening of Nigel Edward’s first photo exhibition, A Place We Call: ‘The City’ – a snapshot of memories of NYC on Sunday 26th November 2017. Taking place at Au Coin Mousse (click here to see our review of this great bar), why not try out some of their great beers at the same time? They offer 21 different varieties on tap as well as bottled beers.
To find out more about the event on Facebook, click here.
WHERE: Au Coin Mousse, 21 rue Fort-Barreau, 1201 Genève.
WHEN: Sunday 26th November 2017 at 6pm. Exhibition runs until the 21st December 2017.
STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE
Stop Telling Women to Smile is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh taking place at L’Usine from 13th-27th November 2017. Tatyana’s work addresses gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces. Tatyana Falalizadeh is an illustrator/painter based in Brooklyn, mostly known for her oil paintings. Having recently branched out into public art as a muralist, STWTS was born out of the idea that street art can be an impactful tool for tackling street harassment, a serious issue that affects women world wide. This project takes women’s voices, and faces, and puts them in the street – creating a bold presence for women in an environment where they are so often made to feel uncomfortable and unsafe.
WHERE: L’Usine, 4 place des Volontaires,1204 Genève.
WHEN: 13th – 27th November 2017.
THE BOLSHOI BALLET AT BALEXERT
Experience famous ballet performances streamed live from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow at Pathé Cinema Balexert – seven are listed on the Pathé website so far, the first three coming soon are The Taming of the Shrew on Sunday 26th November 2017, The Nutcracker on Sunday 17th December 2017 and Romeo and Juliet on Sunday 21st January 2017. With over 250 dancers, the Bolshoi Ballet is one of the largest companies in the world. Each year it has 30 ballets in repertory, both classical and contemporary works. With its Academy, the Bolshoi is also perpetuating the classical ballet tradition through a new generation of young and talented dancers. Click here to book tickets.
GENEVA OPEN-MIC POETRY READING
Share poetry in a comfortable and friendly environment. Whether you’re happy to read some, listen or both, everyone is welcome!
PROTOCOL – you can read your own work or share someone else’s, five minute strict time limit, english or french poems are welcome.
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WHERE: Ethno Bar, 2 rue des Deux Ponts, 1205 Genève.
WHEN: 27th November 2017, 29th January 2018, 26th March 2018, 28th May 2018 from 7pm-9pm.
COST: Free (but please buy a drink to keep the establishment happy!)
HEAL THYSELF: HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING BASICS
Join herbalist, holistic nutritionist and chef Lauren Haddad-Olivet from the Soaked Bean at Nest Nutrition for an afternoon workshop on Thursday 30th November 2017 focussing on herbal medicine making basics. Learn the basics of herbal medicine while working with 3 local healing herbs to make 3 kinds of herbal medicines. Take home your very own tincture and learn the tools to start your own herbal apothecary at home! Find out more.
WHERE: Nest Nutrition, 27a rue de Lausanne, Genève.
WHEN: Thursday 30th November 2017 from 6.30pm-8pm.
COST: 50CHF per person.
FUTURE EVENTS TO BOOK NOW
THE WIZARD OF OZ
The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society has a reputation for producing high calibre shows since being created in 1971. Productions are in English and are performed entirely by talented amateurs at some of the city’s most exciting venues. This winter’s production of the Wizard of Oz, the tale of a young girl and her dog trying to find their way home with the help of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, has some of the best-loved songs in American filmdom, including “Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”.
Friday 1st December 2017 at 8pm, Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 2pm and 6.30pm, Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 3pm.
to book tickets. Click here
for the GAOS website.
TEDxCAROUGE ‘PROUDLY HUMAN”
The TEDxCarouge event “Proudly Human” takes place on Friday 1st December 2017 at 6pm will look into the meaning of — being human at the age of digital transformation with bionics, artificial intelligence and centennial living. How can we evolve without losing touch with what makes us humans?
#proudlyhuman is going to take you on a journey to re-discover the beauty, the strength, and the brilliance of mankind, re-defining together most of the reasons to be “Proudly Human”. This will be an intriguing, provocative and enchanting event followed by an after-party to meet the speakers and discuss the topic further with other guests. To purchase your ticket click here: https://goo.gl/LU7yxF
. For further information click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxcarouge-tickets-39213627014
FREE CONCERT & TED-STYLE TALK
A free concert and fascinating TED-style talk at the Athénee with superstar interpreter of music for the deaf, Amber Galloway Gallego takes place on Monday 4th December 2017.
Amber, a pink-haired punk from Texas, has become a worldwide sensation overnight. A music interpreter for the deaf, performing onstage with some pretty impressive names in the world of music explains what is sound to music, does music need sound to be enjoyed, can one love a song you’ve never heard before? Be it Madonna or the Beatles, music has an irresistible energy that is enjoyed by all and is oft attributed to its sound. But there is a person who begs to differ, an amazing talent who knows how to translate audio’s captivating energy into non-sonic terms.
Come witness what will surely be the most entertaining concert of your life – whether you have perfect hearing or not. This is a 100% inclusive event with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and LSF (French Sign Language).
Tickets are free, but registration in advance is necessary. Click here for further information.