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What's on in Germany: August 6 - 12

Celeste Sunderland · 6 Aug 2009, 15:37

Published: 06 Aug 2009 15:37 GMT+02:00

BERLIN

Music/Concerts

Tempelhof Airport Rocks!

Jarvis Cocker, Peter Doherty, Saint Etienne, Peaches, Junior Boys, and more! Your favourite bands rock the main stage set up on Tempelhof's historic airfield this weekend, while Berlin's hottest DJs kick out the beats in the airport's fabulous departure's hall.

Price: Day Ticket, €32; Festival Ticket €49

Location: Tempelhof Airport, Platz der Luftbrücke

Times: Friday, August 7, from 4pm; Saturday, August 8, from 3pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570 070

More Information: www.berlinfestival.com

Festivals

German American Festival

What comes to mind when you think "A Pacific Wonderland"? The American states of Washington and Oregon of course! This weekend, head over to Dahlem, where you can stroll down "Main Street USA" and take in the sites of a typical Northwest American village while munching on a hamburger at the annual German American Festival.

Price: €2

Location: Corner of Clayallee and Argentinische Allee in Berlin-Dahlem

Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 2-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm-12am; through August 16

More Information: www.deutsch-amerikanisches-volksfest.de

Workshops

Corset Making Course

Wallow in leather and lace, ribbons and rickrack, and maybe a few feathers and sequins, just for fun. At the end of this week-long workshop, you'll walk away with a fully formed corset, hand made by you!

Price: €180

Location: Linkle Stitch 'n Bitch Cafe, Wrangelstrasse 80

Hours: Monday, August 10 - Saturday, August 15, 10am-1pm

Phone: 0152 0137 5225

More Information: www.linkle.nl

COLOGNE

Galleries/Museums

Stephen Willats - In and Out the Underworld

The British artist examines notions of society and networks, and their relationship to a space, specifically, Cologne's Ebertplatzpassage in this new exhibition presented by the European Kunsthalle. Embark on a journey through the "underworld" and surrender your perceptions of reality.

Price: Free

Location: European Kunsthalle, Ebertplatzpassage, Ladenlokal 3

Times: Monday - Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through September 6

Phone: 0221 569 6140

More Information: www.eukunsthalle.com

DRESDEN

Galleries/Museums

Transformed Gods

Oh Dionysos, Aphrodite, Zeus. Your exquisite forms, chiselled by ancient sculptors humble me. Stroll through the halls of the Japanese Palace this week and be surrounded by stunning classical sculptures from Madrid's Museo del Prado.

Price: €5

Location: Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11

Times: Daily, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-10pm; through September 27

Phone: 0351 4914 2000

More Information: www.skd-dresden.de

FRANKFURT

Music/Concerts:

Hazmat Modine

Inspired by American music from the 1920s through the 1960s, this eight-piece New York band delights with its blend of blues, swing, klezmer, and Jamaican rocksteady. Catch them in the midst of their European summer tour at Frankfurt's Palmengarten, Tuesday night.

Price: €16

Location: Palmengarten, Palmengartenstrasse

Times: Tuesday, August 11, 7:30pm

Tickets: 069 40 58 9520

More Information: www.hazmatmodine.com

Events:

Opernspiele

The grand square in front of Frankfurt's opera house becomes a colourful playland every year for Opernspiele. Bring the kids and frolic in the fountain.

Price: Free

Location: Opernplatz

Times: Daily, 11am-7pm; through August 23

More Information: www.frankfurt.de

HAMBURG

Galleries/Museums

Alexander Babic - Speedweek

Each August, the world's most extraordinary racers speed across the salt flats of Southern California. German photographer Alexander Babic took some pretty powerful pictures of the intrepid racers and their dazzling locomotives. If you couldn't make it to the actual event, this exhibition is the next best thing. You can almost hear the sound of the wind across the hard white planes.

Price: Free

Location: aplanat Galerie für Fotografie, Lippmannstrasse 69-71 (Hinterhof)

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 3:30-7:30pm; Saturday, 1-5pm; through August 8

Phone: 040 4318 4800

More Information: www.aplanat.de

Music/Concerts

Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage

Zappa heads, get over to Hamburg's Delphi Showpalast this weekend! The tribute band Sexwithoutnails Brosis presents "Joe's Garage - A Very Nasty Rock-Revue or a Rock-Dramatical?"

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Price: €15 - 35

Location: Delphi Showpalast, Eimsbütteler Chaussee 5

Times: Thursday, August 6 - Saturday, August 8, 8pm

Tickets: 040 43 18 600

More Information: www.delphishowpalast-hamburg.de

MUNICH

Galleries/Museums

Gerrit Engel - New York/Berlin Photographs

See two iconic cities through a unique lens, that of German photographer Gerrit Engel.

The buildings he focuses on are beautiful, but it is the way he highlights their interaction with each other, their mingling of architectural styles into a vibrant metropolis, that nudges them into the realm of exceptional.

Price: €10

Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Strasse 40

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; through November 1

Phone: 089 238 05360

More Information: www.pinakothek.de

Music/Concerts

The Barry White Show

No one does seventies schmaltz better than Barry White, and no one can mimic that legendary voice quite like Sire. Saturday night, dance beneath the twinkling stars to hits like "Never Never Gonna Give You Up," "Can't Get Enough of Your Love," and "My First, My Last, My Everything."

Price: €28-58

Location: Residenz, Brunnenhof

Times: Saturday, August 8, 8pm

Tickets: 0800 545 44 55

More Information: sireusa.tripod.com

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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