What’s On In and Around Zurich … this weekend and beyond

What are you doing this Weekend? There’s lot’s on in Zurich – so join in the fun! If you bump into some strangely dressed people on the train or tram – don’t be alarmed – this weekend is Zurich Carneval! Let down your hair and join in the fun!

1. Zurich Carneval and Fasnacht


For more information read out previous post.

2. Don’t miss! Rolando Duartes Rensoli is a Cuban artist, graphic designer, art teacher and author. The Vernissge of his “Tropical Surrealism” exhibtion takes place in Zumikon this Sunday 17th February from 11am – 4pm.

Rolando Duartes Rensoli

He will be presenting his exhibition “Tropic Surrealism” at the D’Milchhutte in Dorfstrasse 31 in Zumikon from the 17th – 24th February.  Duartes combines elements of European surrealism with mythical ideas from his homeland to create a fantastic visual world. Come along for the Vernissage which will be held on Sunday 17th February at D’Milchhutte. Everyone welcome.

3. The Johann Strauss Gala Concert is taking place this Saturday for a matinee and an evening performance at the Tonhalle in Zurich.  For more information and tickets for these concerts, and to find out what is on at the Tonhalle throughout February please go to the website.

The Tonhalle Zurich


4. Chagall, Modern Masters at the Kunsthaus

“Chagall, Modern Masters” is an exhibtion running from now until 12th May at the Kunsthaus Zürich. Featuring over 90 paintings by Marc Chagall (1887–1985), one of the best known and most popular artists of the 20th century, his images of Russian village life, floating figures, flying cows and roosters are world-famous.The exhibition focuses on the formative era in Chagall’s artistic career from 20111- 2022. It covers his tme in Paris before the First World War, his trip to Berlin and his exhibition there in 1914 at the Galerie Der Sturm, as well as the period spent in his native Russia. In addition to normal opening hours, the Chagall exhibition is also open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information check here.

Marc Chagall Exhibition at the Kunsthaus


5. Comedy in English: Missing humour in English? Laugh along with American actress/comedienne Sylvia Day and her special guests in “50 Shades of DAY!” Don’t miss this unforgettable variety/sketch comedy show which runs March 15 and 16 in Zurich. “A hilarious and thought-provoking look at the crazy times we live in.” For details and to buy tickets go to the website

6. Enter our Prize Draw!!!  **** FREE TICKETS **** for John Thade
Email us now at newinzurich@gmail.com is you’d like to enter the free prize draw for 5 sets of double tickets to see the American tenor John Thade singing at the Jecklin Forum in Zurich on 13th April and  9th March. To enter email us with your name and write “John Thade competition” in the header or subject line. For more infromation read here.
John Thade Concert


7. The 29th International Country Music Festival is now in full swing at the Schutzenhaus in Albisguetli and continues until 24th March. Full details of the 38 day line up and the schedule can be viewed here.
International Country Music Festival Albisguetli

8.  Skiing this weekend?  

Do you know how many blue runs here are in Klosters, or how many red runs at Flims?  Take a look at our Guide to the Three Main Resorts in Graubunden  to learn this and lots more?  Or how about a smaller resort, closer to Zurich like Atzmaennig or Flumserberg? Check the latest snow and weather conditions on our Practical Info page under Skiing.

9. The Final Weekend of St Moritz White Turf  takes place this Sunday for the third weekend of this famous Event.  For more information and to see our previous post read here.

St Moritz Snow Polo

10. EWZ StattKino – billed as the alternative film festival” it is taking place at the  EWZ-Unterwerk Selnau and at the Arthouse Le Paris from now until the 24th February. Check out the program here 
EWZ Stattkino Zurich

11. Green Lamp Charity Lunch at Hotel Widmer

Mark your diaries for the opportunity to help this good cause and attend an apero and charity lunch at the Hotel Widmer in Zurich on 14th March from 11.30 onwards. Limited places.

Charity Lunch Hotel Widmer


To register payment: IBAN: CH63 0483 5147 4780 9100 0 , Credit Suisse AG, Account Green Lamp


12. This and That: Complexities of Israeli Identity
Dor Guez is an artist from Israel whose cultural heritage is both Christian-Palestinian and Jewish-Tunisian. This and That is a video art program featuring work by Israeli artists exploring the notions of identity, belonging, ethnicity and nationhood.Taking place at OG9, Kunsthaus Aussersihl, Lagerstrasse 98, 8004 Zürich on March 20 and March 21, 2013, from 7:00-9:00pm. Program March 20th: Video Screening of work by 6 artists: Nurit Sharett, Guy Ben-Ner, Itamar Rose, Dana Levy, Ruti Sela, and Roee Rosen.Program March 21st:  Screening of the film 40 Days and artist talk with Dor Guez. Descriptions of films can be found here.


13. Joanne Finnegan’s Mountain Paintings at the AWC until March 30th
Joanne Finnegan is exhibiting her paintings at the  American Women’s Club Zurich until March 30th. Why not pop by and see the beautiful mountain pictures that she has created.  For more information read here.
Joanne Finnegan

14. Why not check out Kaufleuten’s Winter Sounds Season.  See below:

Thursday, 21.02.2013

15. Baselworld – the famous watch and jewellery show is coming up soon from the 25th April – 2nd May. Click here for more information.

BaselWorld 203


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