There’s plenty to do both indoors and outdoors this week and certainly enough to get you in a festive mood – check out our unsponsored selection and enjoy!
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TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT – COMEDY NIGHT
GEDS’ charity performance this year takes place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December 2017. A raucous event of black comedy, exploring all things dark, cynical and awkward. From a horrifying (and bloody) moment in a bathroom, to an utterly desperate ‘date’ in a local pub and the last lingering thoughts from the grave, these five one-act plays and biting monologues, revel in those moments in life when you wish the Earth would just open up and swallow you whole.
WHERE: Emmanuel Church Hall, 3 rue du Monthoux, Geneva.
WHEN: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th December 2017 – doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8pm.
See the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève (L’OCG) at Victoria Hall on Friday 8th December 2017play some of the greatest hits of ABBA, such as Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance On Me, Super Trouper, S.O.S., Money Money Money, Chiquita, Knowing Me Knowing You, The Winner Takes It All, Does Your Mother Know, Fernando, plus many more.
All the ingredients will be there to make you spend an exceptional evening: ABBA’s great titles, the original costume designer Owe Sandström who created all the costumes of the ABBA period, the original musicians Mike Watson, Roger Palm, Åke Sundqvist, Mikael Areklev, Johan Stengård, Per Lindvall, new vocalists full of dynamism and this extra instrumental dimension brought by the musicians of the orchestra.
WHERE: Victoria Hall, 14 rue du Général-Dufour, 1204 Genève.
The biggest event taking place this weekend is the annual Escalade celebrations. The Compagnie de 1602 invite you to celebrate this amazing historical event with them, starting on the evening of Friday 8th December and running all weekend long until the impressive final torch-lit procession that takes place on Sunday 10th December 2017 from 5pm-8.30pm.
Also read our Top 5 Things To Do during Escalade. Read our article here.
WHERE: In and around the Old Town.
WHEN: Friday 8th December – Sunday 10th December 2017.
The ninth edition of the famous Swiss ethical fashion, jewellery and cosmetics event Slow Design & Fashion Days takes place on Friday 8th – Sunday 10th December 2017 in the Plainpalais communal hall. Discover stands of local and international artisans and creators, a fashion show of the best European ethical creators, as well as conferences and participatory workshops.
WHERE: La salle Communale de Plainpalais, 52 rue de Carouge, 1205 Genève.
WHEN: Friday 8th December from 5.30pm-midnight, Saturday 9th December from 11am-7pm and Sunday 10th December from 10.30am-5.30pm.
We can’t think of a better way to get into the festive spirit than visiting the charming Christmas Market (Marché de Noël) that takes place in Carouge on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2017. Take a leisurely stroll around this wonderful festive market with a vin chaud or chocolat chaud in hand – there are tons of tempting stalls offering an array of different craft and gourmet products or pop into one of the 180 local shops that will also be open all weekend.
WHERE: Carouge – place de l’Octroi, rue Saint-Joseph, place et rue du Marché, place du Temple, rue Ancienne.
WHEN: Friday 9th December from 4pm-9pm, Saturday 10th December from 9am-9pm, Sunday 11th December 9am-6pm.
Is it possible to admitlove and express all your feelings and emotions without saying aword? There are many different ways, but the most sensual and heartfelt ofthem isdance.
The St. Petersburg Dance Theater «Iskushenie» guarantees their audience will plunge into astorm ofemotions, and will feel the boundless power ofthe dance. Energy and drive, humour and positivity, romance and love — an ocean ofemotions isguaranteed!
The grand finale isunder streams ofwater.
Age recommendation 12+.
WE HAVE 2 SETS OF 2 TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY.
Answer this simple question:
Which dance company do the dancers in Dancing in the Rain belong to?
Send your answers to: email@example.com by Tuesday 12th December 2017 at noon.
Three exceptional performances of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream by the award winning Russian Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theatre group takes place at the Thêàtre de Carouge on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2017. All shows are in Russian with projected french subtitles, but tablets will be available in English for non-french or Russian speakers.
Everything is a game here — a theatrical game, a game of love – sometimes artless, and sometimes complex. Sometimes the game is brutal, even dangerous, and it’s safer to watch from the sidelines, without interfering. Sometimes the game is child’s play, and you join in – willingly or not. But all the games that this production plays with the audience are reckless. In the chaos, the line between dream and reality is blurred. The lovers mix each other up, and end up in a lively tangle of youthful jealousy, fear, and love.
WHEN: Friday 8th December (SOLD OUT), Saturday 9th December at 7pm, Sunday 10th December at 8pm.
WHERE: Thêàtre de Carouge, 39 rue Ancienne, 1227 Carouge.
Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beers is the brain child of New York native and Michelin star awarded chef Joe Isidori. With several restaurants in NYC and a branch in Dubai – they are set to take Geneva by storm with their new restaurant in Rive opened since Wednesday 6th December 2017. We had the pleasure of trying out their bean burger salad, turkey burger and two of their amazing and crazy looking shakes prior to them opening! All we can say is, make sure you go on a very empty stomach!
The latest Star Wars film sees Rey develop her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order. This Wednesday 13th December 2017 sees the opening night of Star Wars the Last Jedi at Ciné 17 (english version original with subtitles in french and german).
WE GIVE AWAY 5 sets of tickets to any screening of Star Wars The Last Jedi at Cine 17.
TO ENTER: Just answer this simple question: “What’s the name of the actor who stars as Luke Skywalker?”
Send your answer to info@thingstodoingeneva by Tuesday 12th of December at 10am. Winners will be informed by email.
WHERE: Ciné 17, 17 rue de la Corraterie, 1204 Genève – read our article about this cosy cinema.
The popular Night Market at the Village du Soir returns on Thursday 14th December 2017 for its “Christmas Edition”. With over 35 artisan creators on offer, a great selection of foodtrucks on offer, music and plenty of surprises – it’s a night not to be missed,
WHEN: Thursday 14th December at 6pm-midnight.
WHERE: Village du Soir, 24 route des Jeunes, 1227 Carouge.
Experience famous ballet performances streamed live from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow at Pathé Cinema Balexert – Coming soon are 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. Click here to book tickets.
NICKLEBACK AT GENEVA ARENA
Canadian rock band Nickelback embark on their impressive 23 city Feed the Machine European tour in 2018, and will be playing at the Arena in Geneva on Wednesday 13th June 2018. Tickets are be available to buy from Friday 8th December 2017 from Ticketcorner.