What’s On in Zurich End of April 2018

What's On in Zurich End of April 2018


What’s On in Zurich End of April 2018



HOT DOG FESTIVAL APRIL 18th – 22nd: mark your diaries for the second Hot Dog Festival in Zurich on 18th April. See details here.

SWISS DANCE FESTIVAL: TanzFestival Steps is taking place all over Switzerland (and of course in Zurich) from now until 5th May. In Zurich most performances take place at Gessnerallee or Theater 11. Find out more and see the full programme here.

FRÜHLINGSFEST AT PARKPLATZ: Celebrate Spring in Zurich at the Frühlingsfest on Saturday 21st at 2pm at Park Platz, Wasserwerkstrasse 101, 8037 Zurich. Food fun and music. See here (in German)

ZURICH MARATHON 22nd APRIL: on Sunday 22nd April the Zurich Marathon takes place with the beginning at Mythenquai at 8.30am, with the Team Run beginning at 8.37am and the City Run at 8.43. It finishes around 2pm. Don’t forget many of the roads in the city are likely to be closed or diverted. Zurich Marathon website here.

ROOM TO READ WINE TASTING 26th APRIL: Weinauslese will be hosting a wine tasting evening in partnership with the Zurich Chapter of Room to Read, a literacy and gender equality in education charity. Enjoy a variety of wines by owner Urs Looser and meet local winemaker Patrick Thalmann from Winzerei zur Metzg. Cases and bottles of wine will be available for purchase at the event and a portion of the sales will go to Room to Read. To book click here.

Flashdance at Kosmos Zurich

COCKTAILS & DREAMS 27th APRIL AT KOSMOS: Fancy some ‘80s fun? The classic movie Flashdance is being screened at Kosmos in Lagerstrasse 104, 8004 Zurich, on 27thApril at 9.30pm. After the film there is a Cocktails & Dreams party with lots of dancing and fun. Tickets: CHF 19. Find out more here.

FAMEXPO 2018 WINTERTHUR 27th – 29th APPRIL: everything for the parent and parent to be at FAMEXPO in Winterthur. Find out about all the latest products and services and a lot more too. For more information visit the FAMEXPO website (in German) here.

STREET FOOD MARKET BUCHEGG 28th & 29th APRIL: Street Food Market at Buchegg on 28th and 29th April. See here for details.

MOTHER’S DAY FAMILY PORTRAIT: Mother’s Day will soon be here and just think what a wonderful gift a Family Photo Shoot with mum would make! Enjoy your Mother’s Day memories for years to come. The complete Photo Shoot Package costs CHF 450 including consultation, make-up, hair styling, apéro and 3 digital fine art prints for you to keep. The first 5 people to book using the code NIZ can take advantage of the special offer price of CHF 350. Contact Carmen here for more information or to book.

INTERNATIONAL COMEDY CLUB EVENTS: check out the upcoming events for the International Comedy Club in Switzerland here.

CRAFT BEER POP UP 29th MARCH – 27th MAY: a two month pop-up in Rapperswil where there will be 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.

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE NUTCRACKER RELOADED: from 22nd May – 3rd June the Nutcracker Reloaded will be performing at the Maag Halle in Zurich . We have two offers for NewinZurich readers. 1. You can get a 20% discount on tickets using our code and 2. you can enter our prize draw for the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.  See here.

Roeckl Zurich

NEW IN ZURICH – ROECKL:  a new shop selling the most exquisite leather handbags, gloves, silk scarves and other beautiful accessories has just opened in Augustinergasse. It’s called ROECKL – find out all about this beautiful shop here.

NEW (LOCATION) IN ZURICH – ROSSO ARANCIO: now that Zurich is enjoying ice cream weather, don’t forget to try the delicious Italian ice creams at Rosso Arancio’s new location at Staufacherstrasse 37 (near Stauffacher tram stop). See our full Ice Cream Guide here. 

NEW IN ZURICH – CHINESE RESTAURANT: a new Chinese restaurant all our friends are raving about – HONGXI- at Zwinglistrasse 3, 8004 Zurich. See their website here.

Merlot Wine tasting at the Widder Hotel

WINE TASTING AT THE WIDDER HOTEL 16th MAY:  mark your diaries for a fabulous wine tasting of award-winning wines at the Widder Hotel on 16th May from 4pm – 8pm. Organised by VINEA there will be over 30 producers from Switzerland and the rest of world and the event is free to attend, you simply need to register in advance. Save the date and see here for more details.

PANDAGO FAMILY FUN RUN IS BACK 27th MAY 2018: why not enjoy some fresh air and exercise in a family fun run taking place in Zumikon on 27th May. As well as a great family activity you will also be raising money for a great charity. Find out more and sign up here.

PHOTOS OF SECHSELAEUTEN 2018: Did you go along to the Sechselaeuten festivities last weekend and on Monday? If not take a look at the photos Geoff Pegler took for us on Sunday at the Children’s Parade or Kinderumzug and on Monday for the Parade of the Guilds. We hope you enjoy them!


Museum für Gestaltung – Zurich Design Museum

MUSEUM FÜR GESTALTUNG NEWLY REOPENED: the Museum has just recently reopened. Why not check it out. See Clive’s report on his visit  here.

IN SEARCH OF STYLE AT THE LANDESMUSEUM NOW – 15th JULY: new exhibition all about Style at the Landesmuseum until . Read all about it 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.

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.

EVENTS AT THE BSCC: the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce always runs a great variety of events throughout the year. See here to find out more.

Farmy Online Shopping - Bringing The Farm to You

FARMY –  BRINGING THE FARMER DIRECTLY TO YOU:  Farmy is an eco-friendly online shopping portal where you can get fresh food, much of it organic,  delivered directly to your doorstop either via the Farm.ch App or online via your computer. The company deals with individual farmers and aims to be as eco-friendly as possible. If you live in the city of Zurich you don’t even pay delivery and the goods are delivered by electric cars. As well as farm and products they also sell drinks and household goods and even have a Vegan range too. Find out more here.

THE WIDDER GARAGE IS BACK: the super cool bar and hang out in the centre of the Old Town has just had a soft reopening – so why not drop in and check it out. Find out more 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.

HAMMAMS AND SPAS IN ZURICH: take a look at our suggestions on where to find a relaxing hammam or spa. See here.

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. Read all about it here.

A LUXURIOUS STAY AT THE MONTREUX PALACE HOTEL: if you’re looking for a luxurious and relaxing weekend break in Switzerland, you should definitely consider the beautiful and very elegant Montreux Palace Hotel. With its 2,000 sq metre spa and wellness area, fabulous views over the lake and wonderful cuisine the hotel has something for everyone. Read all about it here.

KITCHEN CLUB EVENTS AT ART DECO HOTEL MONTANA TILL END JUNE:  the Art Deco Hotel Montana in Lucern is now hosting weekly “Kitchen Club” 8 course dinners of “Experimental Cuisine” by resident chef Johan Breedijk and acclaimed guest chef Rafa Martinez from Spain. The Kitchen Club takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from now until the end of June.  Find out all about it here.

FOOD ZURICH 2018 - The 3rd Edition

FOOD ZURICH MAY 2018:  don’t forget to mark your diaries with FOOD ZURICH 2018.

STREET FOOD FESTIVAL ZURICH 24th May – 10th JUNE: the ever popular Zurich Street Food Festival will be back at Hardturm on 24th May. More information here.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:  how about a recipe for very easy to make chocolate pots? See recipe here.

STUNNING SWISS SCENERY IN LAUTERBRUNNEN: if you’re looking for a picture postcard Swiss day trip, how about visiting Lauterbrunnen. Read all about it here.

TICK VACCINATIONS IN SWITZERLAND: if you’re new to Zurich and haven’t yet got a tick vaccination you may wish to read this article.

BACARDI AÑEJO CUATRO: Bacardi have just launched a new variety called Añejo Cuatro. Robert went to investigate and to learn some cocktail making skills at Bar Simplon in Zurich. Find out more here.

BACARDI Cuatro Launch at Zurich’s Simplon Bar

OLD BIKES FOR NEW – VELAFRICA: if you’re clearing out and finding bikes you need to get rid of, don’t throw them away! Donate them to a good cause instead. Find out all about Velafrica 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.

PHYTO RE30 TRANSPFORMING GREY HAIR BACK TO NORMAL: a new hair product is being launched in Switzerland from 23rd April which claims to return put to nearly 40% of your grey hair back to its natural colour. RE30 will soon be available in pharmacies in Zurich. Find out more here.

LEAVING ZURICH? if you’re moving on from Zurich check out our “Moving” page here for some tips and reminders. See here.

MOVING HOUSE AND LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE END OF CONTRACT CLEANING SERVICE: if you’re moving house and need a reliabel cleaning company to do the end of tenancy cleaning, be present at handover AND give you a guarantee and a very fair price, contact John Shepherd of Diamond Cleaning.

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