Wednesdays, from 10pm-2am, at Bar Rouge, on the top floors of the Exhibition Tower, the tallest building in Basel. An evening with delicious finger foods, cocktails and a unique view, with music by their DJs. Admission free, but the number of places is limited.
November 3-9, 2016. Annual film festival sponsored by the Berner Filmförderung, Die Burgergemeinde, and Pro cinéma Berne. See their website for film schedule and screening venues:
February 6-9, 2017. Three day carnival party, vividly colored costumes, drummers and piccolo players in the streets - held the week after Ash Wednesday, mostly concentrated in the city center. Monday 4am Morgestraich main parade, Wednesday afternoon Gugge music concerts, enactments of medieval rituals: dance of death (Totentanz) and masquerade (Mummenschanz).