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Zurich (EN):Zurich, 19.1.2012: The year of the dragon, free food & remember Hubertus

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There is one question, which we’ll ask all our lives. Mostly, at the end of a work day: What shall I cook today? The new city service Kochpost relieves you of that burden. As a subscriber you’ll receive every week a grocery bag filled with ingredients and four recipes. Two of these bags I give away today – just send me an e-mail. Tuck in!
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Liz Green is a UK singer/songwriter who brings the same dark cabaret sound to her music as Tom Waits does to his. Her voice may be smoother than Tom’s but this is still folk music presented as a Brothers Grimm fairytale– dark, melancholic and whimsical. In the dark nights of January this music seems totally at home. She has just released her debut album and plays live at Gonzo tonight.
Thursday 8 pm, Gonzo Club

Back to the future
 

Hubertus closed its doors about a year ago but if you remember those nights of dark, sweaty, electro abandon and would like to relive them somehow, you no longer need that time machine you’ve been working on over the Christmas break, as Remember Hubertus Fez will revive those nights for you. The location may be new, now at Apartment 22, but the djs, the music and the sweat remain unchanged.
Saturday 10 pm, Apartment 22

Real fake
 

From bedroom producer to fully-fledged electro guru, the UK’s Nathan Fake has been on an ever-ascending ride these last few years. As an artist on the ever-experimental Border Community record label, he has produced some great records bringing a combination of dreamy synth soundscapes and pounding beats to his melody infused tunes. He plays at Zukunft on Saturday supported by a couple of great local djs, John Player and P Bell.
Saturday 12 am, Zukunft

Nordic noise
 

Over the last decade or so, the Nordic countries have produced way more than their fair share of great bands and music. There’s maybe something to be said for 6-month long nights. The first Sounds Nordic, Sounds Good festival was organised last year by the embassies of these countries and X-tra to showcase this talent and now the second edition is here. There are 4 headliners to the festival: the crazy gypsy rock of Kaizers Orchestra, the supergroup Caligola, retro indie rockers Figurines and singer/songwriter Mirel Wagner
Sunday 8 pm, X-tra

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Arab Spring
 
I recently realized that most Chambers of Commerce organise various events and discussion throughout the year. The lunch panel “Business Opportunities in the Wake of the Arab Spring” at Zunfthaus zur Meisen on Monday caught my eyes. If you’re also curious what experts, such as the CEO of Roche North and West Africa or the CEO of ABB Morocco and Tunisia have to share, then register yourself today as a guest for the talk with the Canadian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
Monday 11.30 am to 2 pm, Zunfthaus zur Meisen
What the Dickens!
 

Shakespeare. Dickens. Orp. Often cited as three of the greatest names of the English written word, but only one is celebrating his 200th birthday this year. During his lifetime, Charles Dickens created some of the best-loved and celebrated characters in the English language. Whether it's Oliver in the workhouse, Scrooge at Christmas or Pip on the moors each book created a vivid world that still resonates today. Museum Strauhof has a multi-media exhibition that is detailing Dickens’ life and fiction, as well as some of the mysteries that surrounded him.
Until March 4, Museum Strauhof

Good to know
 
On Monday the year of the dragon starts. So happy Chinese New Year to you! Friendship: Did you know that Zurich has a partner city in China? Kunming is the town, which gave the China Garden to the city in 1994, as a thank you for the water supply system that Swiss Engineers helped construct about 140 years ago. The garden is one of the highest ranked temple gardens outside of China. But you’ll have to wait until 24th of March until you can visit it again. Party: Hotel St Gotthard celebrates the Chinese New Year for the first time including Chinese live music, calligraphy dancing and kung-fu lions (if you find out, let me know!). And of course Chinese specialties. You can book a seat by sending an email to  bankett@hotelstgotthard.ch. Food: If all this talk made you yearn for Chinese, check out Suan Long. It was one of the first Chinese restaurants in Zurich. It’s a chain with several branches but I like their kitsch interior at Tessinerplatz best. Mànmànchi!
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In Mexico there‘s a football club that’s managed almost completely by the fans. The fans vote online or by text message about the line-up, bonuses and even team strategies. It’s a brave decision by FC Murcielago to pass on the reigns to their fans.  I’m curious to see how the team performs.

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Thursday 8 pm, Komplex Klub
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In a world of mass production and consumption it’s always refreshing to find something that’s a little more unique and individual, which was one of the driving forces behind Blickfang’s inception. This weekend at Kongresshaus, Blickfang will once again bring designers and unique products from all over the world including fashion, jewellery, accessories and interior design together under one roof. They’ll also have fashion shows throughout the weekend as well as a special ‘locals’ section focusing on designers from Zurich.
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Add to favourit  Party: Bad babies
 
It’s good to know that the Zurich party label Les Enfants Terribles have finally matured into their own name by celebrating their 3rd anniversary this weekend at Frieda’s Büxe. As is often the case they’ve managed to lure in a few international djs including Jun Akimoto, who spends his time playing deep, dubby techno at Fuse clubs in London and Kyoto, while Dogukan Ires is usually based at the crossroads of East and West, Istanbul. Along with these two, there’ll also be a great selection of local djs to make this a party worth remembering. It’s good to know that age hasn’t made these enfants any less terrible.
Friday 11 pm, Frieda’s Büxe
 
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Saturday 9 pm, Bar Rossi
 
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One of the main themes of the 20th Century seemed to be about reaching for the future; trying to move faster, communicate faster, gather information faster. Well, now the future has arrived in a stream of non-stop news, information and gossip and many people feel a little disorientated. The past and future don’t seem as important as what’s happening right now. Douglass Rushkoff’s book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now explores this subject in an entertaining and thought-provoking way and will be discussed at Corner College’s Theory Tuesday evening. Some excerpts of the book can be downloaded, so that you can better participate in the discussion. All in English.
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Maybe you already found the pretty new shop Azzurro at Weinbergstrasse. If not, there is no excuse now not to visit. Their theme is «pure pleasure» and as soon as you enter the shop you’ll understand why. The home-made soups, salads and sandwiches made my stomach rumble as soon as I entered the venue. This, as well as special lemonades and tapas is all for take-away between 11 am and 2 pm from Monday to Friday. On the right hand side you find special wines and liqueurs, antipasti, olive oil, honey and much more savoury and sweet treats. And if you’re hosting a party, they also offer a catering service. Pleasure all around.
Azzurro, Weinbergstrasse 95, 8006. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 am - 6.30 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

 
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At the end of the month, another national election is coming up. This time there are three topics I believe might be of interest to you. 1. Ecopop: What sounds like a new music style is an initiative that wants to limit net immigration to 0.2% of the population growth in Switzerland. Which is similar to a freeze. This is too drastic for almost all parties (even SVP), so let’s hope for a strong no. 2. New tram line in Zurich: Tram 8 could extend its line over Hardbrücke connecting Kreis 4 and 5 if the public says yes to the budget. 3. Drunk tank: Zurich has a drunk tank, where the police are allowed to put you if you’re drunk (even when not driving). You’ll have to pick up the costs of 1,700 francs for the one night. This price tag is the basis for the ongoing discussion and the public’s vote will decide now whether to continue with the drunk tank or not. More: As usual swissinfo.ch offers background information in English and also explains the rest of the topics the Swiss will vote on on Sunday.

 
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Add to favourit  Shopping tip: Pretty Woman
 

Let’s stick to Kreis 6 this week. Right next to the Leonhard-Steps you find the organic beauty depot Pretty & Pure. A lovingly decorated venue with a large selection of natural cosmetic products that have never been near an animal for testing or contain animal products. A bit like a vegan beauty parlour. Their spa offers treatments and make-up and their lines are also for men and available in their online shop as well.
Pretty & Pure, Weinbergstrasse 25, 8006. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11 am - 6.30 pm, Saturday 11 am - 4 pm

 
Add to favourit  Web tip: Take a break
 

Everyone needs a break from time to time. If smoking is not an option and if you shot all the bubbles in your Bubbleshooter-Game, try Oh h1. The name is weirder than the game, which is addictive and great to play while listening to music or a boring conversation. Just try it yourself. It works similar to Takuzu or Binairo and the introduction explains all questions you might have.

 
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