Thu, 11.08.2022

Zurich (EN) : Zurich 11.08.2022: Lethargy, Parades & Streets

 
 

Good Morning Ronster

 
I'm back from my holidays, refreshed and ready for...well...whatever it is i do. After a few years off, Zurich sees the return of one of the biggest events in the annual calendar. If you can't guess what it is then scroll down to find out more. I also have a little competition this week to win tickets to the Dolder Wellen Cinema. Good luck, have a great weekend and...

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Film: Dirty Dolder Dancing
 
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Film: Dirty Dolder Dancing

 

The Dirty Dancing «lift» scene has become so iconic that a footballer from Englands Premier League lifted a cardboard cutout of himself à la Johnny Castle and Baby. And tonight you can enjoy this classic film moment all over again, with cocktails, as Dolder Wellen Kino are showing the movie tonight. And for some lucky Ronsters i have a two pairs of tickets to give away. Click the link below to let me know why it would be the time of your life.

 
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Thursday, 8:30pm, Dolder Wellen Kino, Adlisbergstrasse 36, 8044

 
 
 

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Concert: Summer Sounds
 

Concert: Summer Sounds

 

The Summerbar at Kanzlei is a great place to enjoy a drink in the sunshine and this Thursday they are making a great deal better with the addition of some live music. Zurich’s own Ben McNamara is going to be singing some tuneful tunes with his acoustic guitar as accompaniment.

 
 
 

Thursday 4:30pm, Kanzlei Summerbar, Kanzleistrasse 56, 8004

 
 
 
 
Festival: A Summer Winter Tour
 
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Festival: A Summer Winter Tour

 

On this particular weekend a trip out of town may appeal to (some,) Ronsters so why not take the short train ride to Winterthur and enjoy some live music at the Musikfestwochen which started yesterday and runs until the 21st of August. For obvious reasons the program is lighter on international acts this year but there are still some great artists from all over the world appearing on the numerous stages scattered around the city centre.

 
 
 

Thurs - Sun 21st, Musikfestwochen, Winterthur.

 
 
 
 
Festival: Feeling Lethargic?
 
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Festival: Feeling Lethargic?

 
Feeling like something chilled out? Then the appropriately named Lethargy festival starts on Friday at one of my favourite locations, the Rote Fabrik. On Friday and Saturday two live bands are appearing by the lake with the afterparty starting at 11pm with loads of DJ’s.
 
 
 

Fri, Sat & Sun, Lethargy, Rote Fabrik, Seestrasse 407, 8038

 
 
 
 
Party: The Mother Of All Parties
 
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Party: The Mother Of All Parties

 

Anything happening in the city on Saturday? Let me think. Oh yeah, it’s the biggest party of the year, and as it’s the first one since 2019 i’m pretty sure it’s going to be even more massive than usual. I am talking of course about Street Parade, where literally millions of people take to the streets to dance, drink and be generally merry. As well as the main stage at Bellevue there are several smaller stages dotted around the city and Zurich’s clubs take over from midnight onwards. If you have never seen Street Parade then it is something to behold but be careful out there too. Here are a couple of tips:

1. Don’t wear flip flops. Lots of glass, rubbish, unpleasant fluids and other people treading on you.
2. Stay Hydrated. It’s gonna be hot, hot, hot on Saturday.
3. Don’t Get Too Wasted. Street Parade is a marathon not a sprint. There’s no point in being out of it by 4pm and missing the rest of the day.
4. Have Fun!

 
 
 

Saturday 1pm, Street Parade, Various Locations.

 
 
 
 
Hello, Hi, Ty!
 
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Hello, Hi, Ty!

 

After a pretty heavy weekend some live music can help beat the Monday blues. This Monday Mascotte are presenting US rock band Ty Segall & The Freedom Band. The band combines grunge/garage sounds with psychedelia: Think Strokes/White Stripes/Vines! They are also supported by a band with one of my favourite names. Switzerland’s own «Tesla Death Ray.» Have a listen to the band here.

 
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Monday 8pm, Mascotte, Theaterstrasse 10, 8001

 
 
 

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Good to know: Tinkle Town
 
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Good to know: Tinkle Town

 

The other day i took a relaxing swim in the Limmat and two things struck me. Firstly the water is really, really warm. And secondly it is really flowing very slowly. Normally the current would take you from Dynamo to Stazione Paradiso very quickly but, at this point in time, you have to swim. (Some people were even swimming upstream.)

«So what?» I hear you cry. Well, the lack of flow in the river means that whatever ends up in the river hangs around for longer. But that's not the only flow we have to think about. With a million people arriving on Saturday for Street Parade it’s not unreasonable to expect that a bit of tinkle might find its way into the river along with all the substances that have been imbibed.

While it might be tempting to have a dip in the (probably deserted,) Letten those in the know give it a pretty wide berth after the Street Parade and do so for quite a few days. If you need to go swimming on Sunday my advice is to head towards Thalwil or Erlenbach and use some of the many lovely «Badis» there.

 
 
 
 
Eating: Now's The Time To Book
 
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Eating: Now's The Time To Book

 

Rosi, Gül or Barranco? Or how about Josef? I love these restaurants but it’s the devils own job getting a reservation and, i admit it, i’m terrible at planning ahead. But one of the many blessings of Zurich’s school holidays is that restaurants that have three week waiting lists have availability. If you haven’t tried these restaurants then now is the time. And summer vegetables always taste better anyway.

 
 
 
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