What’s On in Zurich End of March 2018 Onwards
SPECIAL 50% OFFER ON LOLA | FRED ON FRI 23rd MARCH: LOLA | FRED who produce the wonderful environmentally friendly yoga and sportswear have a very special offer for NewInZurich readers – just for one day! On Friday 23rd March if you enter the code LOLAFREDLOVE you can get 50% off all online orders until midnight on Friday 23rd March. Here is the link to the LOLA | FRED website.
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT LOLA | FRED: missed our article all about LOLA | FRED and how they turn PET bottles into yoga gear and transform their shop into a studio for yoga classes? Well find out all about this great brand with wonderful ethos here.
EXPOVINA PRIMAVERA WINE MESSE 21st – 28th MARCH: taking place at PULS 5 the Expovina Primavera is a great wine fair. Don’t miss special guest DJ Antoine who will be at Expovina on Friday 23rd March from 7pm. Find out all about Expovina Primavera 2018 here.
BASEL WORLD 22nd – 27th MARCH BASEL: don’t miss this great event which takes place ever year at the Messe in Basel. Full of all the latest watch launches and the sparkliest of jewellery, it attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s open from 9am – 6pm each day and day tickets cost CHF 60 and a ticket for the week costs CHF150. To find out more see here or read a previous post for photos and an overview here.
CHEF BEN DAYAG AT MONTREUX PALACE HOTEL UNTIL 24th MARCH: if you’re very lucky and able to get down to the Montreux Palace Hotel this week they have a fabulous event with Chef Ben Dayag from NIKKEI NINE in Hamburg as their guest chef this week. Amazing Japanese / Peruvian fusion cuisine. Find out more here.
WOMEN’S EXPO 25th MARCH AT PARK HYATT ZURICH: don’t miss the 2018 edition of the Women’s Expo taking place at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich from 11am till 5pm. For more information see here.
M4MUSIC FESTIVAL ZURICH & LAUSANNE: it’s time for the m4music festival in Zurich and Lausanne again! There will be approximately forty bands, singers and DJs and there will be free concerts too – so find out more about it all here.
GOD AND THE PICTURES EXHIBITION 2nd FEBRUARY – 15th APRIL: this exhibition about the Reformation takes place at the National Museum Zurich to mark the 500th anniversary of the Zurich Reformation. It’s all part of the festival ZH-REFORMATION.CH festival looking back at the life and works of Zurich-based reformer Huldrych Zwingli. Find out more here.
EASTER OPENING HOURS AND THINGS TO DO IN ZURICH: check the Easter opening hours in Zurich here.
THE ZURICH WRITERS WORKSHOP 13th – 15th APRIL: you can sign up for a choice of two workshops, one by New York Times and Wall Street Journal writer Adam H Graham about food & travel writing and the other by Michelle Bailat-Jones on drafting and revising your writing. You are also invited to submit work for live critique at Pitch Perfect in Zurich on 15th April. Register now on Eventbrite.
URBAN BIKE FESTIVAL 6th – 8th APRIL: love bikes and biking? Make sure you don’t miss the Urban Bike Festival in Zurich at Schiffbau. More information here.
ZERMATT UNPUGGED 10th – 14th APRIL: why not head for the mountains for the Zermatt Unplugged Concerts from 10th – 14th April starring Emeli Sandé, Norah Jones, Sarah Connor and many more. See program here.
MONDAY APRIL 16th SECHSELAEUTEN: the special Zurich festival of Sechselaeuten takes place on Monday 16th April. There are celebrations and parades the preceding weekend and lots of fun and dressing up. At 6pm precisely the Böögg is set alight. See next item for more.
10 FACTS ABOUT SECHSELAEUTEN: find out all about some of the fun facts of Sechselaeuten here.
ALICJA KWADE – LINELAND AT HAUS KONSTRUKTIV till 6th MAY: extensive solo exhibition over 3 floors at Haus Konstruktiv by Polish conceptual artist and sculptor Alicja Kwade whose multimedia works question our supposed reality. For more information see here.
TEENAGER STUDY ABROAD LANGUAGE PROGRAMS & READER DICOUNT: Boa Lingua has come up with a novel idea to get teenagers learning a language! They have created some fun and sporty programs whereby the teenagers of overseas to study in well supervised groups and really accelerate their learning. NewInZurich readers can get CHF 100 discount! Find out all about it here.
PHOTOS OF OENSINGEN FIREWORKS 2018: Did you go and see the Oensingen fireworks last week which only take place every 3 years? If you missed them take a look at the photos of the event by Geoff Pegler here.
PKZ FASHION NIGHT: see our impressions of the recent PKZ Fashion night which took place recently in Bahnhofstrasse. See the photos here.
MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL SWISS NATONAL MUSEUM FROM NOW TILL 21st MAY: there is a new exhibition at the Swiss National Museum from 19th January. Offering a real glimpse behind the scenes with lots of memorabilia, costumes, guitars, vintage posters as well as a selection of film clips which you watch in comfy theatre style seats, this really is a fascinating exhibition. Find out more here.
INTERNATIONAL COMEDY CLUB EVENTS: check out the upcoming events for the International Comedy Club in Switzerland here.
NEW MARKET IN ZURICH AT SIHL CITY: did you know that Zurich has a new market? It takes place at Sihl City every Thursday. Find out more here.
NEW LOCATION IN ZURICH-ESSENTIEL ANTWERP: Essentiel Antwerp has relocated from Limmatquai to a great new location at Bahnhofstrasse 73. Read all about it here.
NEWLY REOPENED: Museum für Gestaltung has just recently reopened. Why not check it out. See the website here.
HAMMAMS AND SPAS IN ZURICH: take a look at our suggestions on where to find a relaxing hammam or spa. See here.
RAINY DAY FUN IN ZURICH: if you’re wondering what to do in Zurich when it rains, (or is simply cold and grey) do check this list of rainy day activities for all the family.
FOOD AND DRINK
NEW MENU AT THE MARRIOTT ZURICH “Der Dreier”: The Restaurant eCHo at the Marriott Hotel Zurich has just introduced a new Spring Menu. Known as “Der Dreier” it offers great value for money and includes 3 courses, a welcome drink, coffee and all for CHF 59 and is available now. Oh, and subject to availability, free parking too! We went to taste it the other day and really enjoyed it. Find out more here.
CHOCOLATE BUNNY MAKING AT CONFISERIE HONOLD: we went behind the scenes at Confiserie Honold chocolate atelier in Küsnacht to see how they make chocolate bunnies and Easer cakes. See our photos here.
PALAVRION KITCHEN PARTY 24th MARCH: every last Saturday of the month there is a fun “Kitchen Party” at the Palavrion Restaurant in Zurich. For CHF 99 you get to cook, eat, drink and party and have an amazing amount of fun! More information here.
CRAFT BEER POP UP 29th MARCH – 27th MAY: a two month pop-up in Rapperswil where we with Fork and Bottle’s amazing Chicago-style deep dish pizza and house smoked pulled pork sandwiches along with Bier Factory’s fabulous beers. Take a look here.
ZURICH BIER FESTIVAL 5th – 7th APRIL: for more information and to buy tickets see here.
HOT DOG FESTIVAL APRIL 18th: mark your diaries for the second Hot Dog Festival in Zurich on 18th April. See details here.
WHERE TO FIND A FONDUE: the weather is still like Winterlike so if you fancy a fondue, who can blame you? Take a look here for some great places.
FOOD ZURICH MAY 2018: Still quite a way away at the moment, don’t forget to mark your diaries with FOOD ZURICH 2018.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK: whilst the weather is still so mixed, how about a recipe for a perfect hot chocolate? See recipe here.
HOTEL NENDAZ 4 VALÉES & SPA: Looking for a relaxing weekend in the mountains with an amazing spa. Read all about it here.
SPINNING CLASSES AT SPARKCYCLE ZURICH: Amy went along to experience spinning at the newly opened Sparkcyle Club in Zurich. Find out all about it here.
NEW BOUTIQUE GYM IN ZURICH: why not check out a new Boutique Gym in Zurich called Atlas Transformation. It’s located in Seefeld in Seefeldstrasse 5a, 8008 Zurich.Find out more about it here.
TOP TOBOGGANING RESORTS NEAR ZURICH: if you fancy going tobogganing not too far from the city take a look at these great sledging locations not far from Zurich.
SKI FUN IN DAVOS -KLOSTERS, FLIMS, LAAX & LENZERHEIDE: find out more about these great skiing destinations here.
SKI FUN IN FLUMSERBERG: a great ski resort not from Zurich is Flumserberg. If you fancy going skiing not too far from home take a look here.
WALKING ANYONE? How about a circular walk not far from Zurich? There’s a choice of six – so take a look here.
DON’T FORGET CLOCKS SPRING FORWARD SUNDAY 25th MARCH: it may not feel like Spring yet, but don’t forget that clocks go forward an hour from 2 am to 3 am on Sunday. Don’t forget to check that your Smartphone is on automatic update and put some post it notes up in the kitchen to remind you!
LEAVING ZURICH? if you’re moving on from Zurich check out our “Moving” page here for some tips and reminders. See here.
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