What’s on in January in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – After a six months hiatus, I am back with a new selection of what’s on in Geneva and surroundings this January-February. 

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Concerts & Other Performing Arts, Film Festivals, DJ Shows (mapping)

  • 17-31 January: Human Rights Film Festival in Haute Savoie, France.
  • 20 January: Giselle. Ballet, ages 8 and up. In Monthey.
  • 20 January: Charlie Winston, in Annecy.
  • 22-31 January: Black Movie film festival. Independent films from all over the world; includes some films for kids as well.
  • 28 January: Tom Waits alternative hommage. A bizarre tribute band mixes theatre, music and a whole lot of coolness.
  • 28 January: Jazz concert at the Batiment des forces motrices.
  • 29 January:  ballet, the Nutcracker by the Russian National Opera.
  • 29 Jan-14 Feb: Antigel Festival. The coolest of all francophone alternative fests in Geneva. Concerts, exhibits, performance art, mapping, roller disco… even wine tasting.

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Classical Music Concerts

  • 17 January: Le Motet de Genève.
  • 21 January: The Symphony Orchestra of India, the only Indian classical music orchestra in concert in Geneva.
  • 24 January: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
  • 30 January: Yodel Alphüttli concert in Carouge.

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Exhibits (indoor & outdoor) and Conferences

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Food & Drink / Markets / Happenings

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Geneva Latina

  • 22-23 March: Grupo Compay Segundo from Cuba.
  • 24 March: Prince Royce, Fulanito, Jay Santos in concert in Zurich. Bachata and more bachata.
  • 26 April: Romeo Santos in concert in Geneva.

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Kids & Family Activities

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  • 15-16 Jan: Indoor football tournament, FC Champel.
  • 22-24 January: International Swimming Championship. At Piscine de Vernets.
  • 16 Jan-26 Feb: Geneve-Servette hockey team plays at home. Puck and black eyes not included.
  • 23 Jan & 6 Feb: Disco on Ice. This is teen (& young adults) central.
  • 23 January: Antigel Run. Part of the Antigel Festival.
  • 25 January: Try out for the GS cheerleading squat!
  • 29 Jan-14 Feb: Antigel Festival. Check some of the sporting/alternative activities in offer.
  • 30-31 January: Swiss youth table tennis championship.
  • 30-31 January: Water Polo tournament at Piscine des Vernets.
  • Until February: Ice skating around Lake Geneva.
  • 20 February: Full moon snowshoeing.

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Save the Date:

  • 13 February: Tropical Eve in Carouge.
  • 4-13 March: Int Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva.
  • 19 March: Hommage to Joe Cocker, Annecy.
  • 24 March: Prince Royce, Fulanito, Jay Santos in concert in Zurich. Bachata and more bachata.
  • 10 April: Kendji Girac in concert. ¿Bailamos?
  • 13 May: The Simon and Garfunkel Story. Directly from the West End.
  • 22 May: Flashdance, the Musical. It’s a full on 80’s revival.

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