TOP 8 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK
Geneva is NOT boring – here is a great mix of things to do for every taste. Enjoy!
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CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Running at the Théâtre de Carouge from 31st October-1st December 2017 and on three nights, Friday 17th, Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th November 2017, tablets will be issued with english subtitles in sync with the real time performance for non-french speakers. Suitable for ages 12 and over.
Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane but he feels she will reject him because of his big nose. He resorts to writing letters to her on behalf of one of his cadets, Christian, who is also in love with Roxane but just doesn’t know how to tell her. She falls for the letters, but believes that they were written by Christian.
Click here to see what else is on offer at the theatre for non-french speakers and to book your tickets and reserve a tablet.
WHERE: Thèâtre de Carouge,39 rue Ancienne, 1227 Carouge.
WHEN: Friday 17th, Wednesday 22nd and Friday 22nd November 2017.
IRISH DANCE WORKSHOPS
Take part in an Irish dance workshop on Saturday 18th November and Saturday 16th December 2017, with one of the stars of Riverdance Michael Maguire. Lessons for children from 4-14 years old, as well as adults. No previous experience? Not a problem as classes are for beginners to advanced level – all are welcome.
For more information email Deirdre Maguire (firstname.lastname@example.org) or click here to go to her website.
WHERE: Dance-Art, 19 route de Suisse, 1290 Versoix/Genève.
WHEN: Saturday 18th November 2017 & Saturday 16th December 2017. 11am-midday for children’s class, midday-2pm for adults.
COST: 30CHF for children (1hr class), 60CHF for adults (2hr class).
SALON DU DESIGN
Love 20th century design furniture, lighting and accessories? The 1st edition of the Salon du Design will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2017 at the Sicli Pavilion and aims to become THE reference in french-speaking Switzerland for both collectors and vintage design enthusiasts. The fair offers the unique opportunity to visit 26 of the best showrooms and galleries in Switzerland and Europe, all under one roof.
Click here for further information on exhibitors.
WHERE: Pavillon Sicli, 45 route des Acacias, 1227 Genève.
WHEN: Saturday 18th November 2017 from 10am-8pm and Sunday 19th November 2017 from 10am-6pm.
COST: 5CHF ENTRY, free for children under 12.
THANKSGIVING IN GENEVA
Need some ideas on where to go to enjoy an amazing stress-free Thanksgiving Dinner in Geneva this Thursday 23rd November 2017? From turkey, cornbread, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie – they have it covered! Click here for further information.
SHANNON WRIGHT AT LE GRAVIÈRE
Playing at Le Gravière on Thursday 23rd November 2017, Shannon Wright has become a real influence for a generation of music lovers who admire her lyrics, the urgency of her singing as well as the intelligence of her compositions. Her new album, Division – a heady mix of rock, punk spirit and trance, was released in February 2017.
La Gravière is a non-profit organisation that has been running now for 5 years. It has become an important cultural site in Geneva and is based in a former Firmenich factory on the banks of the River Arve. A live club, which hosts live regional, international, recognised or emerging artists, but also DJs evenings at affordable prices.
To see further programme information or to buy tickets click here.
WHERE: La Gravière, 9 chemin de la Gravière, 1227 Les Acacias, Genève.
WHEN: Thursday 23rd November 2017.
COST: 18CHF in advance or 20CHF on the night.
Fashion, decoration, sport, leisure or gastronomy – there’s something for everyone at Les Automnales. Taking place at Palexpo from Friday 10th-Sunday 19th November 2017 with over 100 exhibitors and various add on expos. This weekend’s exhibition Japan Cosplay is definitely one of the highlights. Expect to see traditional Japanese shows, concerts, a huge cosplay competition, demonstrations, participate in some interesting workshops and, of course, try out delicious Japanese food (click here to find out more). For more information on Les Automnales click here.
TOP TIP: Plan your visit as the exhibition can be overwhelming. Also note, entry is FREE after 7pm.
WHERE: Palexpo, Grand Saconnex, Genève.
WHEN: 10th-19th November 2017.
COST: 14CHF, free entry after 7pm.
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.
WHERE: L’Usine, 4 place des Volontaires,1204 Genève.
WHEN: 13th – 27th November 2017.
THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES
ENTER OUR COMPETITION TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE OPENING NIGHT! Details here:
A comedy by Molière, The School for Wives is a lively romp of mistaken identity, lost innocence and shared secrets performed by the Geneva English Drama Society on 21st-25th November 2017.
For more information about the show and to ENTER our competition to WIN TWO TICKETS to the opening night’s performance, click here.
WHERE: Théâtre de Terre-Sainte, 1296 Coppet.
WHEN: 21st-25th November 2017. Performance times Tuesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday 7pm.
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THE KING IS BACK
If you’re an Elvis fan – you won’t want to miss this!
Ben Portsmouth was crowned as the Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist in Memphis – the only artist outside the USA to ever win this title.
There was only one Elvis, but Ben is the closest you will ever get in term of looks, voice and on stage charisma.
WHEN: Saturday 25th November 2017.
WHERE: Théâtre du Léman, 19 quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Genève.
Click here to book tickets.
We are giving away TWO SETS OF TWO tickets to the show.
TO ENTER: Answer this simple question: Where was Ben crowned as the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist?
Send your answer to email@example.com by 10am on Thursday 23rd of November 2017.
Winners will be announced by email.
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. Click here to book tickets.
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 a provocative and enchanting event followed by an after-party to meet the speakers and discuss the topic further with other guests. For further information click here.
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.
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. A music interpreter for the deaf, performing onstage with some pretty big names in the world of music explains what is sound to music – does music need sound to be enjoyed? Be it Madonna or the Beatles, music has an irresistible energy that is enjoyed by all and is oft attributed to 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.
This is a 100% inclusive event with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and LSF (French Sign Language).
Tickets are free, but registration is necessary. Click here for further information.