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This year is the 16th anniversary of the Kulturfestival Integration, to be held on the weekend of August 22-24 on Helvetiaplatz. With a multicultural market offering wares, tastes and music from around the world, especially Africa, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. www.africa-integration.ch

The Dörflifäscht is on tap again in the Niederdorf this weekend with participating shops, restaurants & bars getting in on the fun, and there will be market stalls & disco-themed dancing on Hirschenplatz - thanks to locally and internationally renowned DJs. The children's theatre group Arche Noah will be performing for the little ones (in German) on Sunday. August 29th to 31st. www.doerflifaescht.ch

Limmatschwimmen has been moved to August 30, and the organisers are still looking for volunteers to help with the event. See website for details (in German). www.limmatschwimmen.ch

Zürcher Theater Spektakel – Zurich’s big outdoor theatre festival in tents on the Landiwiese and including some excellent buskers & international food stalls. Some of the events are in English. Ongoing until September 4. www.theaterspektakel.ch

This summer, Kino Xenix is holding a retrospective of actor/director John Turturro's work: Desperately Seeking Susan, To Live and Die in L.A, Five Corners, Do the Right Thing, Miller’s Crossing, State of Grace, Barton Fink, Jungle Fever, Unstrung Heroes, Fearless, The Big Lebowski, Illuminata, Quiz Show, Romance and Cigarettes, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Secret Window.
See www.xenix.ch (in German) for movie details.

After great success at the Edingburgh Fringe Festival, Timandra Harkness brings BrainSexComedy to Switzerland thanks to Zurich Salon and Denkfest. She'll be performing at the Volkshaus on Thursday, September 11. More…

The third annual Urban Storytelling Oasis will take place on September 12 and 13 in the Palm House of the Old Botanical Garden. One of Britain's most popular storytellers, Daniel Morden will hold readings for both adults and children. See the website for details and tickets.


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