Thu, 25.09.2008

Zurich (EN) : Thursday, 25.9.08: Freestyle, Sauna & the best of Niederdorf

 Some like it hot: Officially, it's now the first week of autumn, which means winter lurks just around the corner, bringing cold winds and chilling our bones. The right time to start your sauna regimen: A hot sweat, followed by a jump in the lake will keep colds away all year round. For the opening of the sauna season at Seebad Enge, you'll find birch sticks in the sauna and honey-vodka and Russian music - accordion and balalaika - in the café: perfect relaxation.
Thursday, 8 pm Seebad Enge
And... action: Landiwiese is once again ruled by the world's best snowboarders, free-skiers, FMX-pilots and skateboarders, performing their breathtaking tricks on the very high jumps built for this Freestyle Event (26.9.-28.9.). At the same time, the Zurich Film Festival takes place with independent Asian films, Swiss premieres and cineaste gems (25.9.-5.10.). Ron has two pairs of 3-day VIP passes for the freestlye event and two pairs of tickets for the film The Wackness at the film festival to give away.
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 Britpop: If you like Franz Ferdinand, Maximo Park or The Rakes you'll love The Futureheads who mix post-punk, new wave, four voices, bustling beats and indie guitars. After their last - slightly tired-sounding - record their new album This Is Not The World delights with good old energy. It's their only Swiss show. The ticket includes the alternative nation party which takes place straight after.
Friday, 7.30 pm Abart
German sounds: Whether you fancy retro or electro, this weekend it's all in the spinning hands of Germans. Remember the song The Power? Take a walk down memory lane, as Snap play live at Kaufleuten, followed by DJs that bring the 1980s and 1990s back to life. On the other hand, the sound at Stall 6 is rather futuristic, with Frittenbude, known for their innovative electro-trash, and low-tech dance music by Juri Gagarin.
Saturday, 10 pm Stall 6
Saturday, 11 pm Kaufleuten 
Weeknight affair
 Finally settled: First, the concert was supposed to take place at Hafenkneipe, but because there was such a run for tickets, it had to be moved to Abart. Then the date changed but now it's sorted! To make up for these nuisances Keith Caputo plays together with Rocky Votolato - so you get two for the price of one. Not a bad start to the week.
Monday, 8.30 pm Abart
Midweek affair
Art and reality: are supposed to melt together when La Traviata, one of the most famous operas, is staged at the main station in the midst of commuters. The result is transmitted live on SF1 and Arte. When I think of the crowded train station on a typical evening, I wonder whether the singers will be able to hit a note while getting elbowed and pushed by stressed out travellers. Well, we'll see.   
Tuesday, 8 pm main station
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Good to know
  Goodies: Fresh veggies? Old LPs? Jewellery? No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it at one of Zurich's markets. Flea markets: The city's classic flea markets is probably the Kanzleimarkt where - amidst an air of chaos and mothballs - a diverse range of people sell a variety of goods. A similar market is at Bürkliplatz. For jewellery head over to Rosenhof where the atmosphere is a touch more professional. Flea markets traditionally take place on Saturdays. Vegetable and flower markets: I've always received the best cooking tips from those who sell their own vegetables. My favourites are the one in Oerlikon for vegetables - yes, it's not that central but really nice! - and the one at Bürkliplatz for flowers. Except on Mondays and Thursdays there is always at leat one market setting up its stalls.
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  High School Heaven: most people's teenage years aren't pretty - as your high school yearbook will probably testify. But at least you can blame your former tragic looks on the fashion of the day - you should have seen my Demi-wave circa 1986! Upload a pic of your full-frontal face and see what you'd have looked like in high school anytime between 1950 and 1990. Explorer users may experience a little trouble.
Best of Niederdorf: The old centre has much more to offer than lap dancing and tourist traps. Oepfelchammer, where you sup on water and wine while getting to know your neighbours and laughing at those who try to proof their strength, Tina Bar - small and genuine, Odeon - great for people watching and Bodega - traditional Spanish food are all worth more than a short stop.
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