EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GENEVA

Get yourself organised for months to come and don’t miss anything! Book now with our listing of future events in Geneva and the surrounding area. (We also cover ongoing events in this section).

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FESTIVAL DE LA RACLETTE 

Raclette festival genevaEVERY WEDNESDAY DURING THE WINTER you can eat as much raclette as you wish in a festive winter’s atmosphere at Le Festival de la Raclette. What is it?  A winter festival featuring raclette made from a variety of different cheeses, local wines and beer, music and entertainment. Entry is free and families are welcome.

As much Raclette as you can eat for CHF38.

WHEN
Wednesdays during the winter from 7pm-1am.
WHERE 
Le Bouchon, Rue Blavignac 12, Carouge
MORE INFO 

Book your space here:

0223428498
More info here:
http://foude.ch/raclettefestival
https://www.instagram.com/foude.ch/

 


HE MISANTHROPE BY MOLIÈRE – CAROUGE LA CUISINE

FROM THE 9th TILL THE 8th OF FEBRUARY 2019 don’t miss the Misanthrope, by Molière, directed by Alain Françon at the amazing temporary theatre structure La Cuisine in Carouge, which seats ove 500 people.

 

 

 

Age: 12 and over

Subtitled in French and English Friday and Wednesday 6 February 2019
► Audio description
 Friday 18 to Sunday 20 January 2019

Alceste, the misanthrope, loves Célimène who loves the court… And as he was the most loyal and upstanding of men, except for one small fault – his complete lack of tolerance for the behaviour of others – Molière couldn’t help but create this masterpiece.

“The ‘court society’ had become the primary elitist institution in France at the time Molière was writing his plays. The need to establish and maintain one’s position in this social structure meant people related to one another by imposing and enduring the bizarre constraints of a rigid hierarchy and rigorous etiquette. In TheMisanthrope, Molière denounces the cynical appetites of a society in which climbing the social ladder means pushing someone else down, and the game of ambitions and agendas shatters the thin veneer of politeness. The murkiness of the courtly world sullies all human interactions and undermines the very foundation of poetic art!” Alain Françon, director

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With David Casada, Pierre-Antoine Dubey, Pierre-François Garel, Gilles Privat, Lola Riccaboni, Régis Royer, Dominique Valadié, Marie Vialle,  (casting in process)

Set design Jacques Gabel, lighting Joël Hourbeigt, costumes Marie La Rocca, music Marie-Jeanne Séréro, hair and makeup Cécile Kretschmar, sound Léonard Françon

Produced by Théâtre des Nuages de Neige

Alain Françon is a famous classical French director. He directed many of Tcheckov and Molière with award-winning effect. 

WHERE

La Cuisin, Rue Baylon 2, Carouge.

WHEN

9 January – 8 February 2019

Duration to be confirmed, La Cuisine – rue Baylon 2

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Sunday at 5pm

MORE INFO

http://tcag.ch/informations-pratiques/english-1819/

 

 

 


ON-GOING EVENTS: 

LOOK UP  – GENEVA LUX FESTIVAL

It may be cold and dark outside, but thanks to the annual Geneva Lux Festival a series of festive and fantastic light displays will allow the city to sparkle and shine and lift our collective spirits from the 30th of November until mid-January.

Initiated in 2014, the festival features contemporary light displays especially created for Geneva by Swiss and international artists showcasing Geneva’s heritage.

Some of the highlights of this year’s event include rings of lights on the Promenade de l’Observatoire, which constantly changes colours, created  by English artist Chris Plant.  The Encor Studio installed a new type of video mapping on the facade of the Hotel Des Bergues and watch out for a shoal of fish swimming above the Rue des Eaux-Vives, created by Mourka Glogowski.

TOP TIP:  Geneva Tourism offers guided tours in English and French to the light works.
Accompanied by a professional guide, visit ten or so contemporary works of art which have been lit up throughout the city streets.
Let yourself be transported to the magical world of the Geneva Lux Festival.

Dates for the guided tours: Saturdays 1-8-15-22-29 December and Saturday 5 January 2019.

Wrap up warm and take the family for an evening stroll to admire these amazing modern light ‘sculptures’ adorning public squares and streets around Geneva. The event is free.

 

WHEN

29 November – 13 January

WHERE 

Jardin Anglais, Rue de Rhône, Place Bel-Air, Place Longemalle, Ile Rousseau, Rue de Mont-Blanc, Place Simon Goulard.

For a complete map and details of the light installations see below.

MORE INFO

https://www.ville-ge.ch/genevaluxfestival/index_en.html


LA PETITE FORÊT

La petite Foret - KempinskiFROM MID-November you can splurge on a luxury experience in the “La Petite Forêt” at the Grand Hotel Kempinski as part of their winter offering.

What does it entail? A magical setting with a ‘forest of sparking Christmas trees’ and an unusual meal designed around a Champagne and black truffle fondue accompanied by Dom Pérignon Champagne.🍾🥂

• Fondue moitié-moitié “AOP” with Champagne and black truffle
• Selection of Swiss cold cuts and condiments, potatoes in their jackets and green salad
• A glass of Champagne Dom Pérignon Brut

At CHF 89.- per person this is not the cheapest option, but if you’re flush with cash or looking for a special treat – why not?

The patio features contemporary artworks by French artist Richard Orlinski.

WHEN

From the 16th of November every day

WHERE

Grand Hotel Kempinski

MORE INFO 
+41 (0) 22 908 91 61 or fb1.grandhotelgeneva@kempinski.com


APÉRO MARKET – VILLAGE DU SOIR 

ON THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, visit the weekly apéro market at Village du Soir: LES HALLES DU VILLAGE – a covered market, which will take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the start of the evening from 17h-22h.  Choose some delicious local food to accompany your apéro in a convivial, relaxed atmosphere with concerts, DJs and entertainment.

The idea is to compose your own aperitif from a variety of local products. You can even choose to fill your empty fridge after work!

LES HALLES DU VILLAGE will feature 10 local gastronomic influencers, including:  g🍷 1 Caviste & Bar à vin
🥖 1 charcuterie & cheese provider
🧀 1 tartare bar
🍺 1 local Brasserie
🎣 1 oyster bar
🥂 1 champagne bar
🍰 1 bar ‘tartelette’ sweet and salty
🍅 1 provencal deli
🐔 1 roast chicken and potato provider

🎸 Animations & concerts (different programme every time)

 

WHEN

Open: every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 17h – 22h.

WHERE

VILLAGE DU SOIR – 24, route des Jeunes – 1227 Carouge

COST

Free entry

MORE INFO

On this site. 


MECHANICAL MOVES – SCIENCE HISTORY MUSUEM

Things to do in Geneva for familiesDON’T MISS THE MECHANICAL MOVES  exhibition in the Science History Museum. It is all about machines that help us carry weight. Come and find out how they differ, how they workand how to put them in use. The machines presented are those used to carry certain weights. Don’t miss this possibility to come and try lifting some of these weights to find out how simple machines work. Until September 15 2019

Also, don’t forget to note down the 3 dates of exhibition-related kids workshops: October 17, November 21, and February 13. If you can’t make it on these dates, the Science History Museum organises kids activities almost every Wednesday. It can make for a beautiful day with a walk by the lake, activities in the museum, and picnic in the park – or is this a bit too ambitious?

FYI: the museum is not very accessible with strollers/wheelchairs: there are steps, and no lift to take you up to the first floor.

WHERE

Musée d’histoire des sciences; Parc de la Perle du Lac; 128, rue de Lausanne

WHEN

Until September 15 2019

COST

Free entrance

MORE INFO

More info here.

PHOTO CREDIT: Museum of Science and History

 


 

NIGHT SWIM – BRRR!

night swim bains de paquisFROM WEDNESDAY, 21st OF NOVEMBER, the Bains de Pâquis offers regular Wednesday ‘night swim’ sessions for the bravest among us.  Jump into the freezing water for a refreshing dip and then relax afterwards with a lovely hot chocolate or vin chaud. You can also warm up with one of their yummy fondues – but be sure to book this way in advance! They are very popular – for good reason.

WHEN 

Wednesday, 21st of November from 18h30-20h.

Also on December 12th, January 16th, February 13th and 20th of March.

WHERE 

Bains de Pâquis

MORE INFO

On their site.