Bazar Boheme – local crafts and creators market, Saturday, December 3rd

Bazar Boheme is a local crafts and creators market that will take place on Saturday, the 3rd of December at La Potiniére Jardin Anglais (2 promenade du Lac) in the English Garden.

You will be able to find all sorts of local crafts, from jewelry to ceramics, natural cosmetics or children’s clothes. It is also a nice chance to find an original Christmas present before you fly home.

There will be free hot wine for the first 50 visitors. The event is also listed on Facebook. The event is taking place between 11 AM to 4 PM.

Independent Cinema Update / 18th to 24th of May

Here are some films I find interesting that are being shown this week in the independent cinemas in Geneva.

Out this week:

In the cinemas:

Independent Cinema Update / 11th to 17th of May

Here are some films I find interesting that are being shown this week in the independent cinemas in Geneva.

Films I’d like to go see.

Out this week:

Still in the cinemas:

Films I could go see:

La Barje – Terrasse des Lavandières opens for the season

One of my favorite places in Geneva opened for the season last evening. La Barje is a bar located on the promenade des Lavandières. You can see it when walking over the Coulouvrenière bridge or walking to and from the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices or l’Usine.

I like to refer to it as the center of the world.

There are a few places to sit but people mostly sit along the Rhône (feet dangling over the water) or on the bridge leading to La Barje (see photo below).

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Just be considerate of others and don’t block the way on the bridge or the promenade.

Did you know: Lavandières gets its name from the “washers” who used to do the washing along the Rhône. A photo to illustrate it all from NotreHistoire.ch.

Tavolone, 41 rue des Bains

There is this really great place on 41 rue des Bains called Tavolone. It is Italian of course and it feels as such. They have great wines, great food (pasta, salads, paninis, piadines, etc). Check out the menu. You will need to reserve, although there is always a way to find a place.

It is very vegetarian friendly (I am vegetarian).

Tavolone: 022 321 12 12 / 41 rue des Bains

Independent Cinema – 4 to 11 of May

Here are some films I find interesting that are being shown this week in the independent cinemas in Geneva.

Films I’d like to go see:

Films I could go see:

“Il Siciliano”, Italian coffee, sweets, restaurant, bar at 8 rue Caroline

Finally got the chance to check out this new place on my street, the Italian coffee/bar/pasticeria/restaurant called “Il Siciliano”. Great sweets, great coffee, nice staff, and they also serve beer. In the evenings they have a 14 CHF buffet (which I have not tried yet). You will need to reserve though.

Il Siciliano: 022 342 38 54 / 8 rue Caroline (tram stop Acacias)

 

 

Program of “Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains” is now available

FIFDH-2016

FIFDH has just announced the programe for this years edition of the festival. The “Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains” is taking place between the 4th and the 13th of March.

FIFDH will also honor Leila Alaoui as the artist of honor. The events honoring Alaoui will be held at Maison Vaudagne (16 avenue de Vaudagne, 1217 Meyrin) on Saturday the 5th of March at 19h, while a vernissage showcasing Alaoui’s work will take place at Maison des Arts du Grutli on Monday the 7th of March at 18h.

There are also performances, discussions, meet-ups, conferences, and so much more. It will be an intense event.

Program: http://www.fifdh.org/site/fr/horaires