And the sunshine continues! Lots of fun events to help continue to celebrate the arrival of spring…isn’t Lausanne just lovely this time of year? Here’s what’s going on this week in and around Lausanne:

Monday

The La Fourchette restaurant festival kicks off today until the 21st of April–giving us great deals (up to 50% off) on a huge variety of restaurants right here in Lausanne. Check out the whole list of participating restaurants here.

Take a trip to Greece without the plane ticket–join the Lausanne Palace tonight for a “voyage culinaire sous le soleil de la Grèce”!

Tuesday

The History of Love, told in the dance style of tango.

Wednesday

House, Jazz, Funk, Downtempo, Ambient…get all the sounds at Pavillon this Wednesday night.

Thursday

Every last Thursday of the month, Musée Elysée is open until 20h, and this Thursday they’re giving a “carte blanche” to the Ecole de jazz et de musique actuelle. Entry is free.

Wine and dine at Restaurant Minuit Soleil this Thursday with a 5 course meal including wine pairings for 120chf per person.

Lausanne’s Eyebrow Queen and fashionista is holding her very own vide-dressing–which means there are definite treasures to be found!

Le Panier Culturel, a gift subscription service that curates local items, offers, and activities in a “gift basket” each season, is launching their 2019 concept and they’re throwing a party at l’Atelier.

Friday

Go party for a good cause! XIIIe siècle is hosting an unforgettable night of eating, drinking, dancing and more on behalf of La Sonnette–an independent art gallery that wishes to transform into a cultural art space here in Lausanne. They need to raise funds, so head over there on Friday and give generously to these two who desire to enhance our city’s art scene!

A family-friendly Friday night at the Planetarium/Observatory in Vevey.

Want to head to the “after-season” festival in Villars this weekend but don’t feel like driving? Check out the offer by Smeetz, where you can hitch a ride from Lausanne and be partying in just an hour! Offer includes your bus ticket (round-trip) and entrance to the festival.

Saturday

Ok, this is too cool. Fondation de l’Hermitage is hosting a MURDER MYSTERY dinner where the paintings will “come to life” and immerse you in a narrative where a murder is to be solved.

Learn about sneaker culture, eat pizza, drink beer at the Casino de Montbenon for Swisssneaks 2019. Kids under 12 are free, entry for the rest is 8chf.

It’s a sure-tell sign that spring is here when Pétanque tournaments begin. This one is in Lutry at Café de la Tour to celebrate the opening of their terrace.

Go party in a cooperative garden for the celebration of spring.

It’s a Programme Commun opening party at Theatre de Vidy.

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