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What's on in Germany: April 4 - 11

Celeste Sunderland · 5 Apr 2012, 09:33

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.

Story continues below…

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)

Today's headlines
Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
File photo: DPA

When a man swimming naked in a Bavarian lake felt a strange pain in his nether regions, he looked up to see a fisherman on the shore. "Don’t pull!" he shouted.

Study finds rival Rhineland beers 'actually taste the same'
Left: Altbier. Right: Kölsch. Or can you even tell? Photos: DPA.

Cologne and Düsseldorf have a long established rivalry, not least over who has the better home brew. So the results of a new study might be more than they can swallow.

Eastern Europe pushes Germany for joint EU army
Angela Merkel (l), Beata Szydlo and Victor Orban. Photo: DPA

Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future.

Merkel’s party mate wants to get rid of all Karl Marx streets
Karl Marx and one of the roadways in Berlin named for him. Photos: Wikimedia Commons, Nicor

Hundreds of streets are named after the founder of communism, but this conservative politician wants to give Marx the boot.

State elections
6 reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
Photo: DPA

With state elections around the corner, The Local looks at the poor side of Germany's "poor but sexy" capital city.

Upstarts RB Leipzig plan to go right to top of Bundesliga
RB Leipzig players celebrate scoring against Dynamo Dresden. Photo: DPA

RB Leipzig make their Bundesliga debut on Sunday, but the East German outfit, sponsored by energy drinks manufacturer Red Bull, are already far from popular in Germany's top-flight.

Poland criticizes Germany’s 'self-serving' foreign policy
Witold Waszczykowski. Photo: DPA

The Polish foreign minister has said that Germany all too often follows its own interests at the expense of its partners, as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to visit Warsaw.

Vast majority of Germans in favour of burqa ban: poll
Women wearing niqab veils in Saudi Arabia. Photo: DPA.

A survey found that the vast majority of respondents were in favour of Germany passing a ban on the full-body veil sometimes worn by Muslim women.

Czech police detain driver for harassing Merkel's motorcade
Angela Merkel. File photo: DPA

Czech police arrested a man on Thursday for attempting to drive into the motorcade of visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Prague, they said.

Teacher convicted for holding kids back after class
Photo: DPA

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