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Minima Cinema takes its mobile screening room on tour around Switzerland, stopping in Zurich at the Freitag Tower on October 13 and 14. Most films are in English or have English subtitles. See the website for details

The 17th annual exhibition of contemporary art, Art International, is at the Kongresshaus from October 16 to 18. www.kongresshaus.ch

Ever wonder about Connoisseurship? Who decides what makes art great? On October 20, Zurich Salon will hold a discussion with experts on the subject: Pius Knüsel, Giaco Schiesser and Michael Savage. Hosting the discussion is Pauline Hadaway.

Just a few films in English this month at Kino Xenix: I Hired a Contract Killer, Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, The Short Films of Aki Kaurismäki. And for Coming-Out Day on October 11th: Fear of Water, Tiger Orange and a programme of short films.
For showtimes and more information visit the Xenix site (in German).

Filmstelle, a student-run film club at the University of Zurich, also shows movies in English as part of its always brilliant programmes This semester the title is OMG! and includes the following movies in English: Jesus Christ Superstar, I Confess, Breaking the Waves, Santa Sangre and The Tree of Life.
Doors and bar open at 7:30 pm, movie starts at 8.
Filmstelle VSETH, Universitätsstrasse 6 / CAB, ETH Zentrum

The Zurich Comedy Club is performing David Tristram's Forget-Me-Knot at the Theater im Seefeld, Kirchgemeindehaus Neumünster, Seefeldstrasse 91, 8008 Zurich. Performance dates: November 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm and Saturdays November 7 and 14 at 5:00 pm

Expovina – Taste wines from all over the world on 12 boats moored off Bürkliplatz. October 29 to November 12. www.expovina.ch

The Peyer Fine Art gallery will host Jose Parra-Moreno's exhibition, *Cherchez la Femme", a show that celebrates the power in women. The opening is on November 7th at 7 pm; Pfalzgasse 2, 8001 Zurich.

This year’s Slow Food Market is being held at Messe Zürich from November 13th to 15th. Amble on over and for heaven’s sake: take your time at each booth. www.slowfoodmarket.ch

The city of Zurich lights all the Christmas decorations in the old town at once on Thursday, November 19th. The big draw are the lights along Bahnhofstrasse, but the little streets and squares around town each have their own seasonal feel and are worth seeing as well. The lights go on at 6 pm and more than 150 shops will stay open until 10 pm.

For the design fetishists on your Christmas list, head on over to Blickfang, the design exhibition at the Kongresshaus, where you’ll find everything from furniture and clothes to jewellery. November 20-22: www.blickfang.com


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