Before we begin chatting about events this week, we have to give a HUGE shoutout to the men and women who took to the streets this past Friday for the grève féministe. Over 40,000 of us here in Lausanne wore purple, held signs, and shouted and marched in solidarity to bring awareness to the issue of inequality here in Switzerland. We were beyond moved by the experience. If you’d like to take a look at some incredible photographs or re-live the strike, head to our friend Gabriel’s Instagram page (and check out his story highlights from Friday). Now onto this week events!
This week is all about music! From music halls to public spaces, to smaller and cozy venues. Get ready to rock the neighborhoods of Lausanne with the all-day music celebration of Fête de la Musique on the 21st June, summer solstice. Lavaux Classic also continues this week with tickets still available for concerts by the lake in Cully.
The Lausanne Chamber Orchestra is performing the last of ten Les Grands Concerts at Salle Metropole on Monday and Tuesday night.
Swiss musician June in concert at LP’s Bar from Tuesday to Thursday
Perroquet Bar&Kitchen are hosting their first Vino-Tech event. A tasting of 10 selected wines, including tapas and accompanied by some groovy electro music.
Check out the full program of this year’s Fête de la Musique. From rock, pop and soul, to jazz, folk and choral: come, see and dance to different styles throughout the longest day of the year!
Head to Musée de l’Elysée for the 9th edition of Nuit des Images, the special photography exhibit evening with screenings, workshops and concerts. This year’s program celebrates women’s artistic creativity and diversity, and will be the last edition to be hosted at the iconic museum before moving to Platforme 10 in 2020.
It’s always sold out, so get your tickets NOW. There’s a new edition of The Brunch Club where it’s not just about good food, it’s about soul food.
The Lausanne Olympic Capital Run will start from the gardens of the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee, ahead of the official ‘Olympic House’ inauguration on Sunday.
Garage sale and toy market at the annual Vide-greniers de la Cité
Last chance to listen to some classical music by the lake in Cully with Lavaux Classic.