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Weltklasse Zürich – The international track meet takes place at Zurich’s Letzigrund stadium on Septermber 3. www.weltklassezuerich.ch

The 4th Street Food Festival is scheduled for Zurich from September 3 to 6 at Hafendamm Enge, Mythenquai 15. street-food-festival.ch

Long Night of the Museums – One ticket gets you into most of Zurich's museums for one evening, many of which stay open until 2am. Bars and lounges keep you lubricated and receptive to all kinds of art. September 5, from 7pm. www.langenacht.ch

The festival surrounding Knabenschiessen, a target shooting contest for boys and girls on the Albisgütli is one of Zürich's oldest festivals. It includes a fair with rides and food stalls and is being held this year from September 13th to 15th. www.knabenschiessen.ch

The Zurich Film Festival is spread over 11 days and packed with excellent movies from all over the world and an increasing number of red carpet stars. September 24 to October 4. www.zff.com

Kino Xenix's "Lost in LA" programme runs thorugh to the end of September with these movies in English: The Bling Ring, Boogie Nights, Boyz n the Hood, Chinatown, Collateral, Drive, The Exiles, Falling Down, Gone in 60 Seconds, Killer of Sheep, Kiss Me Deadly, L. A. Confidential, Los Angeles Plays Itself, Mulholland Dr., The Omega Man, Pulp Fiction, Repo Man, Short Cuts, Sunset Blvd., Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.
There is also a special screening of Aki Kaurismäki's I Hired a Contract Killer, with the director in attendance for a Q&A, on Wednesday, September 23.
For showtimes and more information visit the Xenix site (in German).

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