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In February, Kino Xenix is hosting a retrospective of movies by French director/producer Luc Besson, three of which are in English: Léon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, Malavita . See www.xenix.ch (in German) for movie details.

Classical ballet gets a kick in the teeth thanks to the Bad Boys of Dance, who take traditional moves to a new level, combining them with video installations for a full-spectrum performance. The New York-based dance company under choreographer Rasta Thomas rattles the MAAG Halle until February 1.

The Literaturhaus Zurich is hosting a discussion with Georgian writer Tamta Metashvili to present her book "Count-Out Rhyme". February 5, doors open at 7:30 pm.

Meet the Tessa Virtue or Scott Moir of your dreams: Zurich's Department of Sport hosts Afterwork on Ice every Wednesday from 6pm to 10 pm, at the Oerlikon and Heuried skating rinks. Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month (February 4, March 4), skates can be rented cheaply and there's a bar with drinks & snacks. More... (in German)

The European Outdoor Film Tour 14/15, a programme of exhilarating and breathtaking adventure films, is being shown at the Volkshaus Zürich on February 9th. Most movies are in English, some not. But it's all about the visuals anyway, so that won't matter. Get tickets at the Transa outdoor store.

ewz.stattkino is not your usual film festival. The movies are enhanced depending on their content, potential for providing an innovative experience, according to the directors' whim, or all of the above – with new soundtracks, dance troupes, magic shows, or simultaneous ad-libbed lines. February 14 to 28. ewz.stattkino.com

Israeli writer and psychologist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is coming to Zurich on February 19 to present her new book, "Waking Lions". At the Literaturhaus Zurich, doors open at 7:30 pm.

For fans of English language theatre, the Swiss premiere of Sabina Spielrein, a monologue by Liv Hege Nylund, with Graziella Rossi as Sabina Spielrein, accompanied by Harry White, Saxophone is at the sogar theater in Zurich. February 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm and February 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
Also on March 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm during the English Theater Festival Schaffhausen at the Kammgarn.

The Herrmann Germann Contemporary gallery is hosting a show of paintings by the multitalented Francisca Silva called "Still Rapping It (Process Work)" Ongoing until March 14th.

What may be the longest country music festival in the world is at Albisgüetli again this year from January 30 – March 22: the 31st International Country Music Festival plays host to acts such as Two Tons of Steel, Mary Duff and Johnny Reid. More...


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