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Three very different events coming to Zurich in the coming weeks – but as things often sell out quickly it may be a good time to book.Laura Heselton, International psychic medium and motivational workshop leader is coming to Zurich from January 24th to February 8th. Sessions, readings and workshop – so why not “harness your intuition and find your destiny”? To arrange a consultation email Laura here.The 29th International Country Music Festival is coming to town and is being held at the Schutzenhaus in Albisguetli from 1st February – 24th March. Full details of the 38 day line up and the schedule can be viewed here.Don’t forget too that Leona Lewis will be performing at Art On Ice at the Hallenstadion on 31st January till 3rd February. There are still a few tickets available for purchase. Check this link for the latest details and for more details on the event itself read our previous post.Photos: Laura Heselton, International Country Music Festival and Art On IceThis weekend we visited Atzmännig ski resort for the first time. Having lived in Zurich some time now, and skied widely across the Graubunden resorts, as well as in Hoch Ybrig, Flumserberg and in the French part of Switzerland, I can’t believe it’s taken so long to discover this bijou little resort right on our doorstep!And what a pleasant surprise. From the centre of Zurich, Atzmännig takes under an hour to get to and if you’re coming from Kuesnacht way you can be there in little more than 30 minutes. It’s ideal if you find you’re free for just a morning or afternoon, or if you fancy nothing too challenging, or if other slopes feel like just too long a drive. And it’s great for kids! It also offers free parking and over 1,000 car park spaces.This Saturday was a great day to go and the conditions were fantastic – fresh snow glinted in the sunshine against a backdrop of clear blue skies. If you don’t fancy hurtling down the slopes at Atzmännig, there are some lovely restaurants you can visit or some great walks you can take around the resort either with or without snow shoes. There are two well marked out “snow shoe trails” and if you don’t have any, snow shoes can be rented on site. See the snow shoe trails here.Atzmännig is a small resort but it is ideal for families and beginners. It clearly doesn’t offer the breadth and divertity of for example, a resort like Flims, but it has a charm all of it’s own. With various tickets available at a variety of prices including an inexpensive “Punkte Card” which would be ideal if you were only going to do a few runs, it is very accessible in more ways than one. It also has a ski school, a slalom course and offers night skiing and fondue parties – lots of Winter fun for the whole family. To check out the runs take a look at the piste map here. For the website and full information see here.All photos ©NewInZurich and taken this Saturday in AtzmännigWhen you first arrive in Zurich it’s really helpful to find out as much as possible about the city – how the public transport system works, how to dispose of rubbish correctly, where and what to recycle, what’s on and where. Books such as David Hampshire’s “Living and Working in Switzerland” are always a good start for practical information about Switzerland and NewInZurich runs regular Workshops which last approximately 2.5 hours, giving you all the essential information you need to get settled in Zurich in an afternoon or morning. However, Stadt Zurich also runs a course called “In Zurich Leben” or “Daily Life in Zurich” which runs once a week in Zurich on Wednesday mornings for 3 months.This course is held at Zentrum Karl der Grosse in the Niederdorf and is aimed at women, giving an in-depth look at all aspects of practical life in Zurich from the Swiss political system, Swiss healthcare and insurance, schooling and education and lots more. It is run in a number of languages including English, Spanish, German and the cost is just CHF 60 if you live in the city of Zurich and CHF 320 if you live outside the city centre. Childcare is also offered for an additional CHF 30 if you live in Zurich and CHF 90 if you don’t . The next course starts on Wednesday 16th January and there are still a few spaces available.If you are interested please call 044 412 37 37 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Event and Wedding Fair takes place at the Messe in Oerlikon on 12th and 13th January from 10am – 6pm each day. It’s not just aimed at those who are getting married. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a party or an event, or simply want to get some inspiration there is plenty of food for thought. For more information check out our previous post.The Meiyintang Collection of Cinese Ceramics at the Rietberg MuseumAfter the six-month rebuilding programme, the Museum Rietberg reopens its Chinese collection with the presentation of more than 600 objects from the world-famous Meiyintang Collection of Chinese ceramics in the splendid, freshly refurbished galleries. Among other treasures, the collection includes eggshell-thin cups from the Neolithic period, colour-glazed horses and magnificent vessels from the Tang dynasty, as well as exquisite bowls with transparent glaze from the Song period. The exhibition opened on 11th January. For more information.Also at at the Rietberg the Chavin Exhibition explores Peru’s mysterious temples in the Andes and runs till the 10th March. Click here for a video sampler and more information on the exhibition.Paul Gaugin at the Kunsthaus“The Prints” exhibition showing work by Paul Gaugin is on at the Kunsthaus till 20th January. Click here to read our previous post.SkiingThe forecast looks ok for a good weekend skiing but do check out our Practical Info page to see the latest on al the nearest ski resorts to Zurich and check the webcams before you set off too!COMING SOON:This is an equestrian show with a difference and it also features the CSI “expo” or exhibition, with lots of attractions for the whole family. If you’re interested in learning more about the type of entertainment on offer check out this video. Tickets start at CHF 68 – so for the horse lovers amongst you, do take a look here.British artist Joanne Finnegan’s First Major Solo ExhibitionJoanne Finnegan has her first major solo exhibition at the American Women’s Club Zurich on February 2nd to March 30th. Joanne’s paintings highlight the beauty of the Swiss Alps through vibrant, strong colours and on February 2nd she has the opening Vernissage from 6:30 to 9pm. www.joannefinnegan.comOrel Fussli’s Book Club Event in English – Kazuo Ishiguro “Never Let Me Go”Join a discussion about this highly praised novel. From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving novel that subtly re-imagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love . Moderation by Jill Prewett (of Nuance Words, columnist and author of “Behind Closed Doors” and “Raw Material”). This free event will take place at Orell Füssli at 8.30pm on 31st January at The Bookshop, Bahnhofstrasse 70, 8001 Zürich. There is also a free Greek Olive Oil and delicatessen tasting event in the Cooking Department at another Orell Fuessli shop in Kramhof on Saturday 12th, 19th and 26th from 10am – 6pm. For more information.Chagall, Modern Masters at the KunsthausAlso showing is “Chagall, Modern Master” which runs from 8th February – 12th May at the Kunsthaus Zürich. it features some 90 paintings by Marc Chagall (1887–1985), one of the best known and most popular artists of the 20th century. His images of Russian village life, floating figures, flying cows and roosters are world-famous.The exhibition focuses on the period 1911 to 1922 – a formative era in Chagall’s artistic career. It covers his sojourn in Paris before the First World War, his trip to Berlin and his exhibition there in 1914 at the Galerie Der Sturm, as well as the period spent in his native Russia. In addition to normal opening hours, the Chagall exhibition is also open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.For more information check here.CinemaAnd if you just fancy taking it easy and watching a good film at the cinema, check here to see what films are running.Photo credits: Event and Wedding Fair, Zurich Kunsthaus, Museum Rietberg, CSI Mercedes, Joane Finnegan, NewInZurichBurns Supper in Zurich on 25th January 7.30pm – 11pmTo celebrate the 254th anniversary of the birth of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Burns Supper at the Zunfthaus zur Meisen in Zurich. Burns Night is celebrated on 25th January all around the world and is a truly unique event.It’s also a great opportunity to (a) try haggis if you’ve never eaten it before, (b) wear a kilt if you’ve got one and (c) get to sing “Auld Lang Syne” again! This event also has the added attraction of whisky tasting and a prize draw for plane tickets to Edinburgh!ORDER OF THE EVENING Gathering (Drinks) Piping in of the Guests Chairman’s Welcome Selkirk Grace Piping in of the Haggis Address to the Haggis Supper commences Immortal Memory & Appreciation Address Toast to the Lassies Reply from the Lassies Vote of Thanks Music from the Pipes and other Interludes Whisky Tasting – kindly being offered by Diageo with the Classic Malts Prize draw 2 pairs of return, business class, tickets Zurich/Edinburgh courtesy of BMI Regional Auld Lang SyneDRESS CODE Highland dress or lounge suits/cocktail dressesBILL OF FARE (MENU) Cock-a-Leekie Soup – Haggis (vegetarian alternative available) Champit Tatties Bashed Neeps – Cranachan Scottish cheeses and oatcakesFor more information and to book please go to the website. If you would like to book a table of 8 please contact Vicki Guntern: Tel: 043 443 06 80, email@example.comThis time of year it’s often quite misty and foggy in Zurich, but up above the clouds in the mountains it’s lovely and sunny. Though it turned out to be a sunny day in Zurich eventually, it started off grey and cloudy. The phrase “unten grau, oben blau” translates roughly as grey down below and blue on top and is often quite apt for this time of year.If you fancy escaping the “grau” why not head for the nearby slopes of Flumserberg. Here are some photos of Flumserberg taken today to whet your appetite!For more information on Flumserberg go to the website.For more information on Flumserberg and other ski resorts close to Zurich as well as webcam information, check out our Practical Info page.If you don’t want to head to the mountains to enjoy the snow don’t worry, as according to the weather forecasts we should expect some more snow in Zurich this coming weekend – enjoy!Oerlikon is a popular location for concerts, exhibitions and events and just this weekend Zurich’s “Fest- und Hochzeitmesse” or Event and Wedding Fair takes place at the Messe by the Hallenstadion.The Fair is on 12th and 13th January from 10am – 6pm each day. In fact it’s not just aimed at those who are getting married. Whether you’re planning a wedding or indeed a grand party or event, or just want to go along for some inspiration, there is bound to be lots on offer to whet your appetite.As well as fashion shows featuring the latest trends there are also talks on everything from flowers and accessories to holiday and honeymoon destinations and lots more. In addition information and advice is on hand from hundreds of retailers who will be willing to help you with your plans. Entrance is CHF 18 but if you go after 4.30pm there is reduced entry of just CHF 10. For more information please check the website.Photos: Fest- und Hochzeitmesse There are two more days left to visit Photo13 in Zurich so if you haven’t been already, there’s still time this Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th January from 11am – 8pm.As well as viewing some amazing photography there are also inspirational lectures available to attend given by world renowned photographers such as Steve McCurry, who took the iconic photograph of the “Afghan Girl” with the beautiful green eyes, which featured on the cover of the National Geographic magazine back in 1985 and has since become world famous. Steve McCurry will be speaking on Tuesday at 8pm after the exhibition has closed and is sure to be an enthralling speaker.We went on Friday and not only had the chance to see some sensational photography by Swiss photographers exhibiting at Photo13 such as Morgan Schmid, Oliver Look, Nicholas Zanvi and many more, but also to talk to them about the techniques they used to create their photos and what inspires them. Entrance to the exhibition is CHF 15 and the lectures cost extra. For tickets click here and for more information on the event itself go to this page. The picture below is of Albert Watson who took the world famous photo of Steve Jobs, giving a talk to a packed lecture hall on Friday evening. Dreikönigstag – 6th JanuaryThis weekend it is Epiphany on Sunday 6th January, which is celebrated in Switzerland with the baking of the special Dreikönigskuchen, or “Three Kings” bread. The bread is actually made of balls of sweet dough, sometimes with raisins, stuck to a central larger piece of dough to make a kind of “crown shape” and baked in the oven. Tradition has it, that if you are lucky enough to find a small king (usually the small white plastic kind!) in your piece of bread, you get to be crowned “King for the Day” and can be absolved of washing up and clearing and other household chores for the day … AND you get to wear a paper crown for the day too! Good luck and enjoy your rule!6th January is also the traditional day for taking down your Christmas decorations and tree. Check with your recycling / rubbish calendar as sometimes you can leave your tree out in the street for collection / recycling.Photo13 Exhibition at the Maag HaallePhoto13 takes place at the Maag Halle in Zurich, near Hardbrücke until the 8th January from 11am – 8pm each day. It is a great opportunity to view some fabulous photography and there are also lectures on photography from famous and world-renowned photographers. Entrance cost CHF 15 (lectures extra). For further information read our previous post about the event or check the website.Free Ice Skating – “Gratis Auf Glatteis”Heuried and Oerlikon ice rinks are offering another “Gratis auf Glatteis” ice skating event at their ice rinks this Sunday from 10am – 7pm. So if you’ve never been before and wanted to try it out for free – why not take advantage this Sunday 6th? Not only is the entrance free, but the skate hire too. If the previous event they had in November is anything to go by, this is sure to be a popular event! For more details (in German) check the website.Paul Gaugin at the KunsthausIf you fancy visiting a museum or art gallery why not pop into the Kunsthaus to view “the Prints” exhibition showing work by Paul Gaugin which is on till 20th January? Click here to read our previous post. Or indeed, “Chagall, Modern Master” which runs till 8th February? For more information check here.Chavin Exhibition at the Rietberg MuseumThe Chavin Exhibition at the Rietberg explores Peru’s mysterious temples in the Andes and runs till the 10th March. For more information.SkiingAnd of course there is skiing to be had! Check out our Practical Info page for information on various ski resorts near to Zurich and check the webcams before you set off too!Whatever you do, have a great weekend!Photo credits: Bruce Gilden at Photo13, NewInZurichThe show promises a unique blend of elite sport and entertainment with a diverse program and a professional show. It also features the CSI “expo” or exhibition, with lots of attractions for the whole family. If you’re interested in learning more about the type of entertainment on offer check out this video.Tickets start at CHF 68 – so for the horse lovers amongst you, do take a look here.Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.