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Just three months after a successful event at the end of February, the Zurich Street Food Festival returns on the weekend of May 29 to 31st, this time at the Dolder Ice Rink. More details (in German) here.

Zurich's transit company ZVV is celebrating its 25th anniversary this Sunday, May 31 by offering up its whole network free of charge to 2nd class passengers. Ride for free on all trains, trams, buses and boats starting at midnight on Satruday night until 5am on Monday morning. This also includes night surcharges. See the network map for all routes, and the website for more details.

The summer programme at Kino Xenix is stuffed with adventure on the high seas and spiced with a bit of sci-fi and a masterpiece by Terrence Malick. This includes the following movies in English: 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea, The African Queen, All Is Lost, The Boat That Rocked, The Bow, Girls! Girls! Girls!, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Life of Pi, Lifeboat, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Moby Dick, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), The Old Man and the Sea, The Perfect Storm, Pirates, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Extra added bonus: a special 25th anniversary re-release of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is showing exclusively at Kino Xenix for two weeks from June 11 to 24.
Extra extra added bonus: Terrence Mallick's Days of Heaven comes to Xenix on June 21 in conjunction with Cine-Club Perla Mode.
For showtimes and more information visit the Xenix site (in German).

Zürcher Festspiele – A month-long performance festival held at theatres throughout the city. Some of the international events are in English. June 12 to July 12. www.zuercher-festspiele.ch

Pride Festival - Show your solidarity with the gay community. It's no longer a fringe festival, it's a party celebrating openness and it's great fun. June 19-21, with the main parade on June 20th. www.zhpf.ch

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