This Weekend in Zurich: Food + Wine + Cars + Fashion + Art + Festivals

Food: Slow Food Market in Oerlikon: From the 9th – 11th November there is the Slow Food Market at the Messe in Oerlikon.  A not-to-miss event for all foodies and gourmets! This event focuses on the provenance of high quality food  – what we eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how the food we choose impacts the rest of the world.The antithesis of fast food embodied by its logo of the snail. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

Wine: Expovina: All 12 wine boats are moored just off Burkliplatz waiting for your visit. To join in the fun and taste wine on the lake, check out our post (in English) here or click on the website (in German). The boats are here till the 15th November.

Expovina 2012

 

 

 

 

Cars: Zurich Car Show: The Zurich Car Show is at the Messe in Oerlikon from 8th – 11th November. For more information  and the programme (in German) click here or click here or scroll down for our previous post in English detailing the ticket prices and opening hours.

Zurich Car Show

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion: Mercedes Benz Fashion Days: Mercedes Benz fashion show continues at Schiffbau on Saturday and on Sunday for it’s final night. For more information click here or to  read our previous article click here.

Art: Zurich Kunst 12: KUNST 12 ZÜRICH is a contemporary visual art fair showcasing 80 international galleries. Over the past 17 years this art fair has grown into an important meeting point for collectors, gallery owners, curators, artists and art-lovers. The exhibition takes place in the old factory buildings behind Oerlikon railway station.  For more information please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Art: Swiss National Museum Exhibition Exhibition “Capital” – the Merchants in Venice and Amsterdam The exhibition tells the story of the origins of our contemporary economic system, capitalism, in the historic maritime republic of Venice and during the “Golden Age” of Amsterdam – Venice from the 13th century and Amsterdam in the 17th century. Both cities played a key role in the economic and social development of the West. Merchants and traders invented new forms of finance, credit and commerce which we still use today. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival: International Short Film Festival Winterthur: The16th edition of the International Short Film Festival will take place from 6th to 11th November in Winterthur, just 20 mins from Zurich by train. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

 

And for something different a Swiss festival in Richterswil:-

The Raeblilichtumzug in Richterswil: This takes place not far from Zurich in the town of Richterswil on Saturday 10th November starting from around 3pm.  There are special boats along the lake to get to get there in time and it all makes for a great spectacle as the whole town is lit up by “turnip lanterns”.For more information click here to read our previous post.

Raeblilichtumzug Richterswil


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Films in English at the Filmstelle from 2nd October – 11th December 2012

If you didn’t see your share of films at the Zurich Film Festival, or if indeed the Festival has whet your appetite for more, then from Tuesday 2nd October till the 11th December you have the chance to see a special showing of films in English at Filmstelle. Films showing as part of this event include Harold and Maude, Precious, Barfly and Dead Man.

The Filmstelle team is made up of about 20 cine fans from the ETH and the University of Zurich. For more information and for details of the programme click here.

Seen Helen Hunt at the Zurich Film Festival? Will you catch Richard Gere in Zurich today?

Did you see Helen Hunt in Zurich on Friday? Helen Hunt was the first female recipient of the “Golden Eye” Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival on Friday before the Festival’s screening of her new film “The Sessions” at the film’s European premiere.

Today, Richard Gere will be receiving the Golden Eye this evening prior to the screening of his latest work ARBITRAGE. Susan Sarandon will be doing the laudation and there will be the opportunity for Autographs and photos at the Green Carpet this evening.

The Zürich Film Festival continues until the 30th September with the chance to view 70 new film premières many of which are also attended by well-known actors and directors. In addition there are lots of supporting events inviting you to discuss the films you have seen.

Information: Phone +41 0900 337 848 25

www.zurichfilmfestival.org

Photo credit:  Image courtesy of Zurich Film Festival

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It’s Zurich Film Festival Week – so why not make your own movie from a bike?

It’s Zurich Film Festival week (see post below for more info) so if you’re not watching one of the big screens why not shoot your own movie and perhaps even win a prize?
Photo of Velo Streifen - Go Pro campaign with Zuri rollt
Until 22nd September you can take your Ausweis along as a deposit to the «Zürich rollt» station at Pestalozziwiese and borrow a bike and helmet camera for 30mins to make your own movie of Zurich. By the evening you will be able to watch your own video of the city on Facebook. There will be a competition on Facebook and who knows if yours is voted best film you will be the competition winner!  Good luck!