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What's on in Germany: April 4 - 11

Published: 05 Apr 2012 09:33 GMT+02:00

BERLIN

Film

The Archers – Films by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

They went by “The Archers” and they were one of the UK's most important filmmaking duos. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were especially prolific in the 1940s and 1950s, churning out a string of big screen hits including Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes. See these and more at Arsenal Cinema in Berlin.

Price: €6.50

Location: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Strasse 2

Times: Select dates through April 23

Tickets: 030 2695 5100

More Information: www.arsenal-berlin.de

Music/Concerts

Georg Friedrich Handel – The Messiah

What better day to witness a performance of Handel's “Messiah” than Easter Sunday? After all the egg-hunting and chocolate eating, relax beneath the grand dome of the Berlin Cathedral and listen to the Berlin Sinfonietta and the Collegium Vocale Berlin choir perform that inspiring opus.

Price: €4 - 25

Location: Berliner Dom, Lustgarten

Times: Sunday, April 8, 8pm

Tickets: 030 834 18 76

More Information: www.berlinerdom.de

Galleries/Museums

Berlin New York

Two artists. Two cities. Jennifer Kotter's photographs of New York join Valentin Rothmaler's graphic Berlin imagery at K80 Galerie for one more week. See two of the world's greatest metropolises from two interesting perspectives.

Price: Free

Location: K80 Galerie, Kollwitzstrasse 80

Times: Tuesday – Friday, 1-8pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through April 14

More Information: www.k80-galerie.de

FRANKFURT

Galleries/Museums

Images of a Movement, Which Shouldn't Be One – Occupy Wall Street New York – Frankfurt

The Iranian-born, New York-based photographer Ashkan Sahihi and the Frankfurt photographer Bernd Kammerer took pictures of the tents, the barricades, the police, and the protesters. If you wanted to be there but couldn't, this is the next best thing.

Price: Free

Location: Art Virus Ltd., Bergesgrundweg 3

Times: By Appointment; through April 15

Phone: 069 6986 6620

More Information: www.artvirus-ltd.com

HAMBURG

Events

International Tattoo Hamburg Convention

Tattoo artists from all over the world gather in Hamburg this weekend to show off their skills at the 13th International Hamburg Tattoo Convention. See what fantastical designs they make with ink on skin. And go ahead and get that little empty spot filled in on your upper arm, lower back, behind your knee, or wherever it is. These guys aren't messing around.

Price: €14 (Day Ticket); €40 (Festival Ticket)

Location: Markthalle Hamburg, Klosterwall 11

Times: Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, Noon-Midnight; Monday, April 9, Noon-8pm

Phone: 040 310 170

More Information: www.endlesspain.com

Children's Events

Sing and Play Afternoon with Klaus Genschel

Klaus Genschel's book Huhn Renate entdeckt die Welt (Renate the Chicken Discovers the World) is full of exciting stories and songs about one curious chicken's adventures. Bring the kids to Thalia Bookstore Saturday when the author and songwriter reads and sings from his book.

Price: Free

Location: Thalia-Buchhandlung, 
Grosse Bleichen 19

Times: Saturday, April 7, 3pm

Phone: 040 485 02 222

More Information: www.thalia.de

HANOVER

Festivals

Hanover Spring Festival

The springtime fun starts Saturday in Hanover. Swirling rides, blinking lights, colors flashing everywhere! Schützenplatz is blooming with sugar-coated candyland excitement for the annual Spring Festival in Hanover. Family days are Wednesdays, and Fridays are for fireworks. Celebrate spring and take a swirl on the Ferris wheel, even if it makes you feel a little sick. You can always get a beer after.

Price: Free

Times: Daily, 2-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm-Midnight; Saturday, April 7, 4pm-Midnight; April 7 – May 1

Location: Schützenplatz

More Information: www.fruehlingsfest-hannover.de

MUNICH

Galleries/Museums

Marcel Duchamp in Munich 1912

“My stay in Munich was the scene of my complete liberation,” said Marcel Duchamp a century ago. Back in 1912, the artist spent three months in the Bavarian capital, painting, perusing, being inspired, and inspiring. In honour of that ground-breaking sojourn, Munich's Lenbachhaus is hosting a grand exhibition featuring a range of works including “Nude Descending a Staircase” on view for the first time ever in Germany.

Price: €8

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-10pm; through July 15

Location: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Luisenstrasse 33

Phone: 089 233 32 000

More Information: www.lenbachhaus.de

True Stories – American Photography from the Modern Art Collection

Street life. Without it a city has no pulse. Munich's Pinakothek der Moderne's “True Stories” exhibition presents an overview of American Photography from the 1960s to the present day. Take a look at works by Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Larry Clark, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston, and others and notice how street styles have changed along with photography techniques.

Price: €7.50

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; through September 30

Location: Pinakothek der Moderne,
Barer Strasse 40

Phone: 089 23805 360


More Information: www.pinakothek.de

NUREMBERG

Events

Nuremberg Easter Market

Pretty painted eggs and cute little wood carved bunnies fill the stalls at the Nuremberg Easter Market. Get into the springtime spirit and enjoy the open-air ambience at the Bavarian city's main market square. Lots of regional goodies like clothing, housewares, toys, and gardening products will be on offer. Once you've filled your basket, settle in at the beer garden. A fresh Bavarian brew always tastes better when you can smell the daffodils.

Price: Free

Location: Nürnberger Hauptmarkt

Times: Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7, 9:30am-7pm; Easter Sunday, April 8 and Monday, April 9, 10:30am-7pm; Closed Friday, April 6

More Information: www.nuernberg.de

WEIMAR

Music/Concerts

Reformation and Music – Il Fondamento Performs St. John's Passion

Every year, the German state of Thuringia celebrates one of its most famous former residents—the Baroque maestro Johann Sebastian Bach, with a festival of music. One of the highlights of this year's event is a performance of St. John's Passion by the illustrious Belgian orchestra Il Fondamento. No better time to hear the sacred oratorio than Good Friday. Herr Bach wrote the piece for that very occasion 288-years-ago. Talk about longevity.

Price: €13 - 48

Location: Weimarhalle, UNESCO-Platz 1

Times: Friday, April 6, 5pm

Hotline: 0361 37 420

More Information: www.thueringer-bachwochen.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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A fissure on the Autobahn near Heidelberg. Photo: DPA

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Nazi island resort to be turned into luxury flats
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nazi island resort to be turned into luxury flats

A vast Nazi mega-complex meant as holiday homes for German workers and later used by the Soviets as a Cold War barracks is about to be turned into luxury flats. READ  

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The new Deutsche Post stamp showing the Dalai Lama. Photo: DPA

Activists give Dalai Lama 80th birthday stamp

Pro-Tibet activists have created a new limited-edition stamp featuring the Dalai Lama to mark the Tibetan spiritual leader's 80th birthday. READ  

Women's World Cup
'Germany will crack England': top coach
Star striker Celia Sasic. Photo: DPA

'Germany will crack England': top coach

The manager of European champions FFC Frankfurt told The Local he expects Germany to beat England in the third place play-off in the Women's World Cup, and predicted his protege Celia Sasic will grab a goal or two. READ  

NSA surveillance scandal
Calls grow for govt to act on NSA spying
Chancellor Angela Merkel, the highest-profile German victim of NSA spying, speaking on the phone. Photo: DPA

Calls grow for govt to act on NSA spying

Green Party security expert Konstantin von Notz told The Local on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is failing to restore faith in the German-US partnership following fresh spying revelations. READ  

Germany reach semis of beach volleyball worlds
Ilka Semmler and Katrin Holtwick. Photo: DPA file

Germany reach semis of beach volleyball worlds

Germany's top beach volleyball pair are storming the world championships in Holland and prepare to face Brazil in the semis on Friday. READ  

Environment minister blasts Merkel, colleagues
Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks. Photo: DPA

Environment minister blasts Merkel, colleagues

Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks loosed a broadside against her cabinet colleagues on Friday in a guest article for Die Welt, saying that they had decided to do too little to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in a way that would cost too much. READ  

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BILD polls readers in own 'Greece referendum'
Image: BILD/screenshot

BILD polls readers in own 'Greece referendum'

Tabloid Bild continued its campaign against bailouts for Greece on Friday by calling its own "referendum", asking readers to fill out a poll on whether Germany should keep stumping up. German politicians were divided on how the Greek vote would affect Europe. READ  

Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar
The Panther tank removed from a cellar in Kiel, with a prosecutors' evidence label attached to its barrel. Photo: DPA

Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar

Police searched a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel on Wednesday and found a Second World War tank, a torpedo and other weaponry in the cellar. On Thursday they were still working on removing the tank. READ  

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