We’re into July and of course, Monday is Independence day. This year, although i love the US, i cannot bring myself to celebrate as, to be honest, the recent supreme court rulings, tragic shootings and bi-partisan squabbling have left me somewhat disillusioned with the land of the free. But still i love my American friends and hope that you enjoy your celebrations on the 4th of July.
Have a great weekend and…
Give my love to the city.
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An ice cream pop up? Now? In summer? Who comes up with these crazy ideas? But nevertheless a new
ice cream pop up is starting this Thursday in the Plaza Bar with the ice cream provided by new producers
Nanimale. They are open from Wednesday to Sunday so if you are in the neighbourhood pop in and give them a try.
Thurs 30th June - 11th Sept 12pm, Plaza Bar, Badenerstrasse 109, 8004
Kauz has closed its doors for the summer but that doesn’t mean the party’s over. No,
Kauz is opening its
Sommerbar in the Senkgarten, (pictured above,) of the
Museum für Gestaltung, (which is just ‘round the corner from Kauz.) This Thursday features Zurich legend
Kalabrese on the decks so dancing and cocktails are the order of the day. The bar is going to be open, (when the weather is good,) until the end of July so don’t worry if you don’t make it tonight.
Thursday 5pm, Museum Für Gestaltung, Ausstellugstrasse 60, 8005
Kreisflöhmi. If you find yourself in the hilly eastern part of the city this Saturday check out some of the wares available at the
Kreis 7 Flöhmi.
Kreis 7 is actually a massive area taking in the Dolder, Zoo and Witikon but, as most of the locations are concentrated to the west of the city visiting most of them shouldn’t be too taxing.
Saturday 10am, Various locations, 8007
I haven’t written about a comedy event in ages so it’s about that time again. This Saturday the Hofkino in association with the ever amusing
American Stand Up Show, (or A.S.S.) are presenting an
afternoon of comedy in the courtyard of the Landesmuseum. Sounds good? It’s also free to attend but
please reserve a seat. Wear you swimming costume for a swim at Dynamo or the Letten afterwards.
Saturday 2pm, Landesmuseum, Museumstrasse 2, 8001
Alba-Festival was brutally cancelled by the city authorities just 48 hours before the start but i don’t think that will happen again. The festival celebrates
Alabanian and Kosovarian music but even if you are not into that, (or like me, don’t understand a word of the lingo,) it is still great fun and, with so many people from that part of the world in the city, it’s a great atmosphere.
Sat & Sun 2pm, Alba Festival, Hardturmstrasse 269, 8005
There are three fantastic gigs happening in the city this week so, rather than write about one, i thought i’d let you know about all three. They are all international acts and there is one for the rockers, one for the hip-hoppers and one for the jazz heads. Click the button to find out more details.
Thurs - Weds, Various Locations
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With all the hot weather we’ve been having it’s great to get out on the water and enjoy the lake. Temperatures are often noticeable lower when you leave the shore so it provides some respite from the sweltering heat of the city. But boating is just for rich folks? Well, kind off. I’ve come up with a few ways to get out on the lake. Click the button to find out more.
It’s not exactly true to say that
Bar 63 is a secret but it’s location, tucked away in the streets behind the Langstrasse, does mean that it is easily missed. It’s small, relaxed and does great cocktails but don’t just take my word for it. Even actress
Tilda Swinton enjoyed a libation in
Bar 63 recently, (i think she heard that i was in there.) But what makes it unique? Well, a
fantastic and extensive cocktail menu that includes a vey unusual tomato daiquiri which, i must admit i have yet to try but am very much looking forward to. And for vegans that have never sampled a sour, they prepared a delicious pisco sour, substituting
aquafaba for egg whites. But overall it’s a great, chilled out place to enjoy a few drinks with friends, maybe me and the occasional movie star. Zum Wohl.Bar 63, Rolandstrasse 19, 8004[email protected]
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