TOP 7 THINGS TO DO
With the beautiful autumnal weather we’re enjoying at the moment, there’s no excuse not to get out and enjoy what’s on offer event-wise. We hope something from our selection of things to do will keep you entertained this coming week. Enjoy!
REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL
Created by the association Food Sweet Food and co-organized by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissionner for Refugees), the Refugee Food Festival sees restaurants in Geneva open their kitchens to refugee chefs. The aim of the festival is to provide them with a professional springboard and to facilitate their access to employment, while revealing their talents and their culinary heritages, often little known.
Friday 13th October 2017 from 7pm – FOOUND (16 rue Jean-Gutenberg, 1201 Genève) hosts an evening of Eritrean street style food from chef Fieruz Tafla. Reservations not necessary. Places limited on a first come/first served basis. Cost approximately 20 CHF.
Saturday 14th October 2017 (dinner) – L’Olivier de Provence in Carouge (13 rue Jacques-Dalphin, 1227 Carouge) hand their kitchen over to Dekyi Dollar for a Tibetan menu. Reservations necessary on 022 342 0450. Cost of menu 59 CHF.
Sunday 15th October 2017 (brunch) – The brunch at the Brasserie des Halles de l’Île (1 place de l’Ile, 1204 Genève) takes on a Sri Lankan flavour with chef Thambithurai Sritharan in charge. Reservations necessary on 022 311 0888. Cost of menu 39 CHF.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Click here for website.
DESALPES IN ANNECY
See the traditional festival of the Desalpes which has been celebrated in Annecy since the Middle Ages. This Saturday 14th October 2017, the festival that celebrates the return to the valley from the mountains, focuses on ‘return to origins’ with not only the parade of Alpine herds, but folk groups with their traditional musical instruments, local artisan stands, demonstrations of old trades, tasting of local products and a fashion show from 2.30pm. A real insight into traditional Savoyard traditions.
WHERE: Annecy Old Town.
WHEN: Saturday 14th October 2017 from 9am-6pm.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Click here to the link to download the pdf of the parade’s route.
The Ville de Genève launches the first nocturnal exhibition of photography, entitled No’Photo. Taking place on Saturday 14th October 2017 from 5pm to 2am in various cultural venues throughout the city centre. The one-night event mainly explores the projected image on giant screens, although there are many other exhibitions.
WHERE: Various locations throughout central Geneva.
WHEN: Saturday 14th October 2017 from 5pm-2am.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Click here for more information about the evening.
ITALIAN DESIGNS OF THE RENAISSANCE
A hundred drawings belonging to the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts are on display at the Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques of the Museum of Art and History in Geneva. Dating from the 15th & 16th centuries, the Düsseldorf collection showcases the variety and richness of this art form during this pivotal period.
WHERE: Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, 2 rue Charles-Galland, 1206 Genève.
WHEN: Open from 11am-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday). Exhibition runs until 7th January 2018.
COST: CHF5 – CHF20, free for under 18s and the first Sunday of the month.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Click here for further information.
SECOND-HAND SALES/VIDE-DRESSINGS GALORE!
This week sees four different opportunities for you to grab a great bargain and re-stock the family’s Winter wardrobes, with fantastic quality second-hand and designer clothing for both children and women.
Saturday 14th October 2017 from 10am-1pm – CasaKids upmarket secondhand children’s clothing sale at la Salle Centrale de la Madeleine, 10 rue de la Madeleine, 1204 Genève. Click here for further information.
Sunday 15th October 2017 from 10am – 5pm – Vide Dressing at the Salle Polyvalent, 35 route de Certoux, 1258 Perly-Certoux, Genève. Click here for further information.
Sunday 15th October 2017 from 1pm-5pm – Geneva Children’s Clothing Grand Autumn/Winter Sale at the Eglise Sacrée Coeur in Plainpalais. Click here for further information.
Tuesday 17th October 2017 from 9am-6.30pm & Wednesday 18th October from 9am-1pm – Casawoman upmarket secondhand clothing sale at la Salle Centrale de la Madeleine, 10 rue de la Madeleine, 1204 Genève. Click here for further information.
MARCHÉ SANS PUCES
The Marché Sans Puces (the Flealess Market) this Thursday 19th October 2017, offers a platform for collectors and creators alike to present new or second hand articles in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere – peruse the many stalls, ranging from super chic vintage clothing and 20th century design furniture to selected Swiss designer collections and enjoy the music, drinks and food on offer. Click here to see a Facebook video of a past event.
WHERE: Maison Communale de Plainpalais, 52 rue de Carouge, 1205 Genève.
WHEN: Thursday 19th October 2017 from 5.30pm to 1am.
COST: Free entrance.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Click here.
EXPAT COMEDY NIGHT
Join Jen Kirwin (NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Montreal Comedy Festival) & guests on Thursday 19th October 2017, for a night of fun-filled stand-up comedy! Featuring the very funny Nadim.
WHERE: Mr Pickwick’s Pub, 80 rue de Lausanne, 1202 Genève.
WHEN: Thursday 19th October 2017 from 8pm to 10pm, doors open at 7pm.
COST: 10CHF on the door.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Click here.