What’s On in Zurich Early May 2018

What's On in Zurich Early May 2018

What’s On in Zurich

End of April Early May 2018


What's On in Zurich Early May 2018

ZURICH TANZT 4th – 6th MAY: get dancing all over Zurich with the Zurich Tanzt initiative and their full program of events to get you on your feet. See the program (in German ) here.

URBAN STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 5th MAY:  there will be storytelling at the Old Botanical Gardens in Zurich (next to the Old Pavillion) this Saturday 5th May from 7.30pm- 8pm in English. If the weather is good the event will be held outside. The story this Saturday is Beowulf. For more information see 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.

MONTREUX MODA 4th – 6th MAY: if you’re visiting Montreux make sure you don’t miss the Montreux Moda event from 4th – 6th May. More than a fashion show, there are talks and master classes, a number of fabulous pop up shops with clothes, makeup, accessories, wines from Obrista and lots more. Find out all about it here.

Zurich Oldtimer tram

RIDE IN ONE OF ZURICH’S “OLDTIMER” TRAMS: on 6th, 13th and 20th May the traditional old fashioned Number 6 trams will be travelling through Zurich on special outings – so why not go for a ride. Your normal tram ticket is is valid and you don’t need to pay an additional surcharge though you can of course donate if you wish. Find out more and see the timetable here.

OPEN CELLAR DAYS IN AND AROUND ZURICH 5th & 6th MAY: if you missed the Open Cellar Day on 1st May, why not go along on 5th & 6th May, to the event taking place at many of the vineyards in the German speaking areas of Switzerland. You can even have snacks and meals at many of them too. Don’t miss! Find out more and see the list of participating vineyards here.

The Open Wine Cellar Days in German-speaking Switzerland

MOTHER’S DAY FAMILY PORTRAIT 8th & 16th MAY: Mother’s Day will soon be here and just think what a wonderful gift a Family Photo Shoot with mum would make! Why not treat mum to a complete Mother’s Day Photo Shooting Package with all the family? For CHF 450 you get a  consultation, make-up, hair styling, apéro and 3 digital fine art prints. 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.

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.

MORE MOTHER’S DAY IDEAS: take a look here for more ideas on gifts as well as things to do on Mother’s Day 13th May. Click here for Mother’s Day Ideas.

CAVES OUVERTES IN FRENCH SPEAKING WINE AREAS: just as the vineyards near Zurich are opening their doors for tastings early in May, the vineyards in the French speaking regions of Switzerland do the same – but for a longer period of time, throughout the whole of May. Find out some tips on where to go here.

Dolder Classics - An Exhibition of "Old Timers" in Zurich

DOLDER CLASSIC CAR EVENT 13TH MAY: the Dolder Classics are back for 2018 starting on Sunday 13th May. Read all about them here.

NEW RANGES AT JELMOLI FOOD MARKET: if you haven’t been to Jelmoli Food Market for a while, you’ve probably not seen many of the great new ranges they have introduced. They are stocking lots of Zurich brands like Turicum Gin, Tsüri sauces (perfect for the BBQ season) and delicious Zurich chocolate by Taucherli (try the Columbia Bean to Bar with cocoa nibs – it’s divine!). There’s no need anymore to travel to London to get your Fortnum & Mason’s tea either, as have a great selection in store.Why not round off your shopping with a relaxed meal at the La Bottega restaurant directly in the food hall? Take a look here for more information.

Cyrano de Bergerac - English Theatre in Zurich with ZCC


Cyrano de Bergerac in English

A ZCC Production by Glyn Maxwell Play by Edmond Rostand

*** 15th – 26th May ***

The Zurich Comedy Club is presenting their production of Cyrano de Bergerac in English at the Theater Im Seefeld from 15th – 26th May. Why not go with a group of friends to see this comedy play and enjoy an evening of English theatre in Zurich. Click here to purchase tickets from CHF 29 to CHF 39 

Read all about this event here.

Cyrano de Bergerac - English Theatre in Zurich with ZCC



CRAFT BEER POP UP UNTIL 26th 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.

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 SEASON AT GLOBUS WITH “LA VIBES”: enjoy a touch of Los Angeles as you shop at Globus Bahnhofstrasse as the store takes on a Californian accent for the Summer. LA inspired clothes, food and more. Find out all about it 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.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC IN ENGLISH IN ZURICH 15th – 27th MAY: The ZCC’s production at Theater Im Seefeld Zurich – find out all about it here.

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.

PandaGo Comes Back for 2018 - Family Fun Run

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

GUIDE TO STREET FOOD FESTIVALS SWITZERLAND 2018:  check out our guide to the Food Festivals and Street Food Festivals across Switzerland for 2018. Read the Guide here.

FOOD ZURICH MAY 2018:  don’t forget to mark your diaries with Food Zurich as it begins on 24th May- see here for details FOOD ZURICH 2018.

FOOD ZURICH 2018 - The 3rd Edition

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.

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.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:  how about a recipe for some healthy fruit smoothies? See recipe here.

THE WIDDER GARAGE IS BACK: the super cool bar and hang out in the centre of the Old Town recently reopened – so why not drop in and check it out. Find out more here.

Cool New Bar in Zurich - Widder Garage

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.

MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL SWISS NATONAL MUSEUM FROM NOW TILL 21st MAY: last chance to see this exhibition before it closes on 21st May. 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.

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.

Circular walks near Zurich

SIX CIRCULAR WALKS : Heather Moore put together this great list of 6 circular walks not far from Zurich – take a look here.

A TRIP TO PILATUS: how about a trip to Pilatus. Find out all about a trip we made to this great location here.

THE “CHRIESIWÄG” BLOSSOM TRAIL: the Chriesiwäg blossom trail can only be enjoyed for a short period of time but it should still be in bloom now, though some of the blooms will be fading. So why not make a trip to Frick to take a look? Find out more here.

HIKING NEAR THE WALENSEE: why not enjoy the beautiful Swiss Spring Scenery by going for a hike near the Walensee? See all the details here.

PHOTO LAUNDRY ZURICH 9th JUNE: the Photo International Club Zurichwill be holding their 4th Photo Laundry event on 9th June 2018, 12:30 – 20:00 at Quartierhaus 5, Sihlquai 115, 8005 Zürich. Any local photographer, regardless of age or experiences invited to showcase their work in the gallery made of laundry lines using pegs and also to exchange by “bringing one, and taking one”. For more information see here.



Tierpark Goldau Animal Park

THE TIERPARKGOLDAU: a great place for a family visit is the Animal Park in Goldau. Take a look 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.

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.

ALTERATIONS ANY TAILORING IN ZURICH: if you need hemming, tailoring or alterations etc why not call Svetlana (mention NewInZurich for the best price) on 079 402 11 03 or email her here.

Don’t Forget: BANK HOLDAY THURSDAY 10th MAY!!!!

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