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Party: Feel the beat Parties
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Berghain, Fusion – that’s music in the ears of a techno friend, parties, where days turn into nights and nights into days. It’s still too cold for an electronic outdoor festival but Café Gold helps out by bringing one of the latest newcomers to town: Vril. The press describes him as a traveller searching for original sounds, all I know is that the noise he creates is beautiful. Support act is local dj Wandler as well as Voltmar. Entry 20 francs

Friday 11 pm, Café Gold

Beer-Festival: A taste of Switzerland’s finest Events (various)
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I was always wondering what’s missing in town and finally I found the answer: a beer festival. And no, I’m not thinking of the one in Munich or Zurich’s imitations, but a proper event dedicated to beer in all its variety. There are so many microbreweries in Switzerland and I’d love to try them all, or at least all of the 128 beers served this weekend at Spirgarten. So maybe, this feels a little bit like Oktoberfest (certainly on the next day) but the intention is differently. Isn’t that all that counts?

Saturday 1-11 pm & Sunday 1-7 pm, Spirgarten (Lindenplatz)

Concert: The Irish punk diva Live (concerts)
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Usually, Maria Doyle Kennedy & Kieran Kennedy play their first concert after New Year at El Lokal, but this year, they waited for spring.  Their raw folk and bluegrass contains just the right melancholic notes for a slow Sunday evening concert to close the weekend and starting recharged into the new week with an open heart. The Irish duo is known to leave a happy audience behind, or in El Lokal’s words: «Maria, we love you! Forever!» Entry 25 francs

Sunday 8.30 pm, El Lokal

Good to know: Run you record Good to know
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This Sunday, Zurich becomes sporty, as the Zurich marathon takes place. If you wanted to take part, I have some bad news for you, registration is already closed. But the good news: you can go out, drink beer and go and afterwards watch someone else doing all the work. If you want to be more active, however, there is a charity run coming up where you can also compete against your buddies back home: Wings for Life World Run. It takes place all over the world on the 3rd May at the same time. And when I say at the same time, I mean synchronic: In Olten (just half an hour from Zurich) it's happening at noon, in Auckland at 10 pm, in California at 3 am. If you fancy running against the world and for a good cause - it funds research to cure spinal cord injury - then nothing should stop you from taking part. 

Getrudhof: Swiss classic with a twist Swiss cuisine
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I’m sorry my dear vegetarian Ronsters, my eating out tips were all a bit heavy on the meat front lately. Again this week. But if you eat meat and came to love the Cordon bleu then I have to let you know about Getrudhof. From the outside the venue looks like your everyday Swiss restaurant, and the interior isn’t much better. But they serve more than a dozen different kinds of the traditional Swiss dish, one tasting better than the other. The staff is friendly and lovely and all portions come in three optional sizes. If you’re a group, you better book ahead. And next week, I’ll bring you a veggie suggestion.

Gertrudhof, Getrudstrasse 26, 8003. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11 am to 2 pm / 5.30 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 5 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 4 pm to 10 pm

Pop Up Store: No Titel Newly opened/pop up stores
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Fat colourful Berber carpets reminding of old landscape paintings, Bosnian kilims that are hard to find and African stools prompting images of ancient king’s presents. At untitled#1 you find unique, handmade pieces that tell a personal story. The first pop-up store last year as a success, so I hope for some history repeating.

New Pop-Up untitled#1, 15.-25.04.2015 Zweierstrasse 176, 8004. Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday 12 pm to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm


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