With the change of weather, things to do this week has retreated indoors for some dry weather entertainment!
WIN TICKETS TO THE SENSATIONAL PASIÓN DE BUENA VISTA SHOW AT THEATRE LÉMAN ON SUNDAY, 22ND OCTOBER AT 19H00.
WE HAVE 3 SETS OF 2 TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY.
Also, we’ve expanded our listing to include future events to help you get your diary in order for the months to come.
PASIÓN DE BUENA VISTA – CUBAN MUSIC
An evening of hot latino rhythms, exotic dances and beautiful costumes: The Pasión de Buena Vista featuring Cuban music at Théâtre Leman has enthused more than 600,000 visitors in 35 different European countries, counting over 600 appearances.
WHERE: Théâtre de Léman, 19 quai du Mont-Blanc, Genève.
WIN FREE TICKETS – we have 3 sets of 2 tickets to give away.
To stand a chance to win 2 tickets to the show, answer the following simple question.
Question: Which country does Pasión de Buena Vista originate from? (Answer in text above).
Send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 6pm on Friday, 20th October.
Winners will be notified by email on Saturday, 21st October by 10am.
LA FOURCHETTE FESTIVAL
Think eating out in Geneva is way too expensive?
The LaFourchette.ch Festival runs for 15 days, with 50% off more than 100 restaurants in the area. A fantastic opportunity to try out somewhere new.
MIROIR CÉRAMIQUE – CAROUGE
Every other year the Carouge Museum organises an international ceramic competition. The winning entries of this year’s competition depicting the theme “Ceramic Mirror” will be on display until the 10th of December 2017 at the museum.
The museum is open from Tuesday-Friday from 2pm-6pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm.
WHERE: Musée de Carouge, 2 place de Sardaigne, 1227 Carouge.
Check out Geneva’s first vegan festival, including food tasting, talks, workshops and opportunities for cruelty free shopping.
Some of the companies involved include: Swissveg Romandie, Société végane, Collection V pour vegan, Beyond Bags, New Roots – Vegan Cheese, Freely Handustry, La Loba Chocolatière, Café Cacahuète, Savonnerie de la Cité, Crème Renversante, Spirit of Kinship, Maison Gaja and vegan vine by Château Constellation. Sponsored by LUSH.
WHERE: Salle centrale de la Madeleine, 10 rue de la Madeleine, 1204 Genève.
WHEN: Friday 20th October from 10am-7.30pm & Saturday 21st October from 9am-6pm.
A show mixing opera, ballet and song. “BelCanto, the Luciano Pavarotti Héritage” is a concert performed by talented opera singers selected by the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation. The BelCanto concert presents unique and original performances of the great opera arias, traditional Neapolitan songs and international contemporary compositions arranged with the aestheticism and style of the Italian “Belcanto”.
Tickets are still available to see James Blunt at the Arena on Wednesday 8th November 2017. Showing James Blunt in a new light singing songs from his new album ‘The Afterlove’ as well as some of his more classic well known tunes.
Like the sound of unlimited Bloody Marys and delicious tartines from the new restaurant/bar Toasted? The old-fashioned diner with retro décor serving up copious open-faced sandwiches and plenty of Brookyln style that’s set to be the newest and hippest spot to brunch in town!
Their Notes n’ Toasts Musical Brunch on Sunday 12th November 2017 (choose from two different time slots – midday to 2pm or 2pm-4pm) will feature the fantastic gypsy jazz trio with Sebastien Felix (on guitar) and NYC’s own John Intrator (on fiddle) followed by Geneva’s own blues man, Alex Ald (guitar). This is a date not to be missed.
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.
Arnolphe, a pompous middle-aged man, has his future all mapped out and will take advice from no one. He has raised his young ward, Agnès, in a nunnery so that she will remain innocent and ignorant and thus be the “perfect” wife for him. Now she is 17, and he moves her to a house on his estate in preparation for the wedding. However, Agnès has other ideas…
In this biting comedy of errors, the hapless Arnolphe is undone by his own double dealing and double standards. Written by Molière, The School for Wives was first performed in December 1662, yet many of its themes remain relevant today in a fresh, witty English translation.
Tickets go on sale on the 28th October 2017 – click here for ticket information.
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.
Tickets go on sale on the 11th November 2017, so put the date in your diary. Click here to book tickets.
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.