Have you ever sat in a nice restaurant and thought to yourself, ‘That lamp would look great in my boudoir, I wonder if I could carry it out of here without anyone noticing?’ No? Maybe it’s just me then! Well for any would-be kleptomaniacs out there, Bohemia and its sister restaurants are selling off much of their used and un-used stock over the next few days. At Two Spice in Oelikon, furniture, lamps, crockery, pictures and even some clothes from Wink are all up for grabs, with the added bonus of not having to look furtively over your shoulder as you leave. Thursday to Sunday Thur/Fri 12pm – 8pm and Sat/Sun 10am to 6pm, Two Spice, Birchstrasse 230, 8050
The M4Music festival is back again. The annual shindig for all of music’s great and good to gather in our city and blow our little minds. As well as panel discussions, conferences and a democlinic for aspiring musicians there are, of course, a fantastic selection of bands, singers and djs to see play live. My highlights this year include The Maccabees, Mark Lanegan, Modeselektor and Christopher Christopher Thursday to Saturday at various times, Schiffbau, Moods and Exil
Bikes, bikes, bikes
The sun is shining, the birds are singing – it’s time to get back on your bike. If you don’t own a bicycle, be assured that it’s the easiest and often the fastest vehicle to get around town. This Saturday you can buy a cheap bike at the City Council Bike Auction. All bikes are second hand, have been collected in Zurich and which no one has claimed back. The city fathers have then kindly cleaned and fixed them. Bids start at 50 francs. If you don’t have time to go this Saturday, the next auction takes place on 28th of April. Saturday 1 pm viewing / 1.30 pm auction, Limmatstrasse 114
EAT.ch – Find the best take away restaurants in Zurich, order online and get tasty food delivered directly to your doorstep. Enjoy great Italian, Indian, Thai, Sushi or Turkish dishes. Check it out!
The Night of the Flowers reminds party goers in Zurich of bygone times when gay and techno parties took place underground. Area, who organizes the event at Hive this Saturday, is also history but their Flowerparties are still an annual part of Zurich’s nightlife. Beautifully decorated with flowers everywhere you won’t doubt for a second that spring is here. So let’s dance until dawn for a beautiful summer to tunes by Don Ramon, Valentino, Jesse Jay, Mandeg, Cherie und Franco. I also have 3x2 tickets to give away. Email me Saturday 10 pm, Hive
Bring in your receipt for any Cappuccino or Caffè Latte and we will treat you to one of our handcrafted beverages. The offer is only valid from March 19th 2012 until March 31st2012 in all Starbucks Coffehouses in Switzerland.*
*Only one drink per person – for validation Starbucks is allowed to secure personal data.
Listening to a Mayer Hawthorne song you might be forgiven for thinking his sweet falsetto belongs to a black man from 60’s Detroit rather than the nerdy looking white guy from LA that he actually is. He wears his retro record collection proudly on his sleeve and for one night only, at Hotel Rivington & Sons, will be bringing it with him as he plays, what I expect to be, a fantastic dj set. Entrance is free. Saturday 11pm, Hotel Rivington & Sons
Eating at Plüsch
Café Bar Plüsch is a Zurich veteran. Plüsch means plush, which describes how this venue’s interior looked years back when I’d just moved to Zurich. It opened its doors 13 years ago and I’ve had many good times in there, but it was about time that a new lick of paint and polish were given to the old girl. In this new dress, they serve a range of breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday for the reasonable price of 10.50 francs per person (without drinks). Plüsch, Aemtlerstrasse 16, 8003
Good to know
Don’t forget that a short weekend lies ahead of you. At 2 am Sunday morning (Saturday night), the clocks are moved one hour ahead, as in most (but not all) countries worldwide. Well, at least our clocks will already be in summer spirit.
Awesome tapes from Africa
While researching the local music scene in Ghana on a scholarship from the US, Brian Shimkovitz would wander through the local street markets and began to buy cassette tapes of obscure African bands and musicians. After a time his collection grew to thousands of tapes and Brian had stumbled upon a musical underground whose sound was totally different to anything else going on in the world. This eventually led to his excellent blog, Awesome Tapes from Africa, where you can listen to all of his lo-fi, and totally unique, discoveries.
Ron’s Favourite Song
Despite the feral nature of the lead singer in the video, American Dream by Electric Guest grooves along like a West Coast trip-hop holiday. Enjoy
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Nordbrücke with Beat:
Nordbrücke is in Wipkingen, 6 minutes from the centre by train. Six minutes! In Zürich terms, it's like the dark side of the moon. I usually prefer central places, but Beat said Nordbrücke was an emblematic café in h... mehr lesen
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The team of dentists at Tödistrasse offers you a proffessional dental cleaning including a check up with two x-rays. This gives you a bright smile and helps you to keep your teeth and gum healthy. For CHF 119 instead of CHF 241.60 .
I'm selling my model train collection: 40 trains including locomotives, passenger trains, goods trains, SBB, PTT, tracks, houses, decoration etc. About 20-30 years old. In very good condition. Some trains are in the original unopened packaging. Everything for 900.-, models can also be bought individually. ContactRecommend Ron to friendsShow all ads
Cozy Room in Heinrichstrasse:
We look for a flat mate to get a cozy room, with access to a big balcony facing a garden, 11 square meters big. The apartment has 3.5 rooms, is 10 min away form the central station and very close to all nightlife centers which Zurich! You can catch tram #13, 17 & 4 within 1 minute. You'll share with us the kitchen-living, and services.
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Room in Zürich / Monday till Wednesday!!:
Giulia, 26 Years old architect working in Zürich from Monday till Wednesday, I am looking for a room to rent only three nights per week...I would sleep there on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights...then I would leave to the South of Switzerland and come back on Sunday evening! Zimmer: 1, PLZ/Ort: 8045, Preis: 500,00 ContactRecommend Ron to friendsShow all ads
big 2.5-room-flat with huge terrace:
Per 1.4.2012 or by arrangement:
2.5-room-flat, ca. 65 m2, with huge terrace on 3 sides, tub, built-in cupboard, dishwasher, wooden floor. cellar available
Public transport: Bus 32, 40, 61 und 62
Rent: CHF 1‘950.00 inkl. + parking CHF 150.00 (underground)
Shopping: Migros, Denner, Spaar and petrol station nearby.
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Wonderful 3rooms Topfloor Flat to sublet:
I am looking to sublet my 3 rooms Flat in Zürich Kreis 6 between the end of June and 1st of September. The house is a 100 years old but the flat is fully renovated, with bathtub, balcony, roofterasse, wifi etc. Very close to tram.9,10,7,15 and to bus 33, but very quiet. Next to the Universitätstrasse with all the shops, supermarket. Rent: 2000/mont ... Zimmer: 3, PLZ/Ort: 8006 zürich, Preis: 2.000,00 ContactRecommend Ron to friendsShow all ads
Looking for NLP coaching testperson:
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Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" in English:
Oscar Wilde’s play is as topical today as it was when it opened in London’s West End in 1895.
Described in the original programme as “A New and Original Play of Modern Life”, the play examines issues of public and private morality, honour, loyalty and forgiveness in an age with many parallels to the present day.
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Parking spot in Kreis 4, Meinrad-Lienert-Strasse:
Are you looking for a parking spot in Kreis 4?
I have one for you - starting from April 2012 onwards. I rented it from Malag AG, therefore it.s an official and fair price. I myself found a spot that is closer to where I live.
Contact me if you are interested or if you know somebody who needs it.
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telephone SIM-only CONTRACT incl. internet w/Sunrise till 11th Nov., 2012, Sfr. 45,- /month:
I'm moving back to the Netherlands upcoming Monday 26th March and therefore are no longer in need of my telephone SIM-only contract with Sunrise, called "Sunrise sunflat2".
I have paid an extra Sfr. 40 for the SIM card, but I can transfer it to your name with no extra charge!
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ZWEIER STRASSE KREIS 4:
Hi. We have a room available in our sunny three bedroom appartment on Zweierstrasse.
The room will be available in the beginning of April. The flat is 100 square meters. Your room is around 14 square meters. We have a roof terrace and BBQ area down stairs. 2min walk to tram stop Stauffacher, 2min to Coop and just three sets of traffic lights ... Zimmer: 1, PLZ/Ort: 8004 Zweier strasse, Preis: 740,00 ContactRecommend Ron to friendsShow all ads
3 Bedrooms on 160m2, in the city:
eautiful and comfortable 3 bedroom house renovated in 2008, based in a quiet but central neighborhood. The house can be rented for max. 2 years (1.6.2012 until 31.5.2014). Total 160m2 living space and 300m2 well maintained garden and open porch. The hose is the ideal place for whose who want to have an own house without the need to leave the city.
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Zurich Looking for a room from 1 October for one or two months.
I'm looking for an apartment from October 1st for one or two months in Zurich. I would like one of those areas: 8002, 2001, 8006, 8008, 8038, 8032.
It is for a friend who is visiting me with her dog.
I am flexible on apartment size and price. From 30m^2 to 80m^2.
If apartment up to my...
This weekend sees Europe’s biggest freestyle festival come to the shores of the lake as freestlye.ch plays host to some of the worlds best snowboarders, free skiers, mountain bikers and motocrossers. We may be less than an hour away...