What’s On in Zurich End September Early October 2016



What’s On in Zurich End September Early October 2016



Photo by Carmen Sirboiu

Columbian Fashion Design in Zurich 29th & 30th September

the Calivero fashion company is presenting its Autumn and Winter collection of exclusive Columbian designs at the Calivero Boutique, Zollikerstrasse 114, 8702 Zollikon on Thursday 29th September from 3pm – 8pm and Friday 30th September from 4pm – 8pm. Bus 912/916, Station Beugi.

Architecture für Alle Open House Zurich 1st & 2nd October

this Saturday and Sunday, “Open House Zurich” takes place in 60 historical buildings from flats to churches to theatres and even to the FIFA building. There will be free tours and lots of interesting places to explore. See here (in German) for more information and the list of locations. 

Goodbye Party and Market at Frau Gerold’s Garten Saturday 1st October

this Saturday will be Frau Gerold’s Garten last Autumn Market and closing party. Weather permitting there should be live music, a barbecue and lots of fun. Afterwards they will be getting the place ready for Fondues and the Winter season – more info to follow! Saturday 1st October 11 am to 5 pm, Frau Gerold’s Garten, Geroldstrasse 23-23a, 8005 Zurich. More information on their website. 

Zurich Film Festival continues until Sunday 2nd October

the Zurich Film Festival with 172 films from over 36 countries has the Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening and finishes on Sunday. Find out more here or see our photos of Hugh Grant here. 

Zurich Film Festival Uma Thurman and Festival Events

see photos of Uma Thurman on the green carpet and find out more about some of the additional events which have been taking place in Zurich for the film festival here.

Hugh Grant in Zurich to accept Golden Icon Award

Photobastei Photos Exhibitions – Lorenzo Borghi

the Photobastei at Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zurich plays host to a number of photo exhibitions and NewInZurich contributing photographer Lorenzo Borghi is holding an exhibition of his latest work Berg und Tal from 29th September to 9th October at Photobastei. Find out more here. To see what else is being exhibited this week see here.

Exhibition About the Dolder Waldhaus Hotel until 30th September

 the Dolder Waldhaus Hotel and Restaurant in Zurich is due to be knocked down and replaced with a brand new ultra modern hotel. The exhibition of memorabilia from the existing hotel is open until 30th September from 8am – 9pm daily. For more details see here. 

Züspa Autumn Fair Oerlikon continues until 2nd October

why not pop along to the Messe in Zurich for some shopping, restaurants and food and drink as well as a heap of attractions from a Veggie Kitchen to a special film about Zurich by night. Find out more about Züspa here.

art-international-zurich 2016

Art International Contemporary Art Fair 30th Sept & 1st and 2nd October

the annual Art International art fair at the Kongresshaus in Zurich takes place Friday 30th September and Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2nd October. Find out more here

Werner Bishof Black and White Photography Exhibition till 1st October

selected pieces of the talented Swiss photographer Werner Bischof’s stunning black and white photography is on display at the Bildhalle Gallery in Zurich until 1st October. Find out more here

October Beer Festivals in Zurich On Now

there are two October Beer Festivals in Zurich – one at the main station and the other at Bauschänzli. You have to be quick though as tickets sell out fast. Find out more here.

Cow Parades in Switzerland

there are still some more cows coming down the Swiss mountains for the Winter months this weekend. Find out about some of the cow parades not far from Zurich here.

Break the tango at Maag Halle Zurich

Break The Tango at the Maag Halle with 20% Reader Discount

this exciting new dance show is on at the Maag Halle till 9th October and as a NewInZurich reader you can buy tickets with a 20% discount. See details and book your tickets here.

Festival of Indian Food at Park Weggis Hotel till 8th October

you don’t need to fly to India to experience authentic Indian Food by top chef Abhijeet Thakre from the Taj Palace Restaurant in New Delhi. He is currently cooking at the exquisite Park Weggis Hotel which is just a short drive from Zurich. Find out more here. 

Cashmere Sales in Zumikon for Charity 5th, 6th and 7th October

get your Christmas presents early – and maybe some one or two for yourself too at this sale of luxury cashmere in aid of a very worthwhile charity supporting Chinese Orphans taking place in Zumikon. For more information see here.

Cashmere scarves in Zurich

Exclusive Chocolate Event, Tasting and Dinner in Zurich By Honold on 1st October

top Zurich Chocolate maker Honold together with chocolate Grand Cru couverture company Felchlin will present a culinary journey on the topic of wild cocoa on 1st October. A fabulous multi-course chocolate menu begins at 6.30pm and tickets for the dinner (excluding drinks) with apéritif plus chocolates cost CHF 150. Book by email:  infohonold@honold.ch or call 044 211 52 58 from 8am to 5pm. The first part of the evening – presentation and tasting – starts at 5pm and is free.

Thai Food Market at Marriott Hotel 10th – 20th October

the Marriott Hotel in Zurich will be hosting their annual Thai Food Market which promises to be a fabulous opportunity to taste wonderful and authentic Thai Food in a great setting. See here for more details.

Swiss Cake Festival 22nd & 23rd October

taking place at the Stadthalle in Dietikon the Swiss Cake Festival is bound to be a hit with “Bake Off” fans and cake lovers everywhere. See details here.

Couleurs Désert at the Bellerive Museum – LAST Exhibition!

the beautiful Bellerive Museum in Zurich is sadly closing in 2017 and the last exhibition is one about the Berber carpets made in Morocco by the talented craftswomen who live there. The exhibition is on now and ends on 29th January. Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. More information here.

Day Trip to Europa Park for a Day of Roller Coasters and More

if you’re looking for a fun day out full of excitement and lots of rides why not take a day trip to Europa Park in Rust, over the border in Germany? Find out more about this great day out for all the family here.

The Gemischter Chor sings Handel’s “Jeptha” at the Tonhalle 20th November

why not visit the Tonhalle Zurich on Sunday 20th November at 5 p.m. to hear Jephtha by Georg Friedrich Händel? For more information and to book tickets in advance please visit the choir’s website.

Top Tips for Newcomers to Zurich and Switzerland

just arrived in Switzerland? Then check out our top tips for newcomers here.

Tips on Finding a Kindergarten for your Child in Zurich

we talked to Ximena from Colourwoods Montessori Kindergarten to get some top tips on what to look for in choosing a Kindergarten for your child in Zurich. Find out more here.

Mary Poppins Coming to Zurich in English

the Mary Poppins musical is coming to Zurich in the New Year and will be shown at Theater 11. For more information and how to book tickets see here.

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