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What's on in Germany:  October 11 – 17
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What's on in Germany: October 11 – 17

Published: 11 Oct 2012 12:15 GMT+02:00
Updated: 11 Oct 2012 12:15 GMT+02:00

BADEN-BADEN

Dance

Liliom

A score by acclaimed French composer Michel Legrand combines with a colorful circus set and period costumes to create an atmosphere reminiscent of 1930s America in John Neumeier's Liliom. Based on the play by Ferenc Molnar, Neumeier's adaptation has been described as “a musical ballet without words.” And the dancing is sexy. Take a seat at the Baden Baden Festival Theatre when the Hamburg Ballet begins its October residency Friday night.

Price: €55 – 110

Location: Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, Beim Alten Bahnhof 2

Times: Friday, October 12, 7pm; Saturday, October 13, 7pm; Sunday, October 14, 6pm

Tickets: 072 21/30 13 101

More Information: www.festspielhaus.de

BERLIN

Galleries/Museums

Kunstnacht12

If you want to party with the art crowd, Berlin's your place. Every weekend (if not every night) you'll find a colorful array of artists and art lovers whooping it up in galleries, museums, and ateliers around the city. This Saturday, the Berlinische Galerie hosts its annual “Art Night.” Take a guided tour of one of the exhibitions then boogie down to the DJs and live bands that will be transforming the atmosphere from art gallery to arty dance club.

Price: €10

Location: Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstrasse 124-128

Times: Saturday, October 13, 8pm-2am

Phone: 030 789 02 600

More Information: www.berlinischegalerie.de

Theatre

Brave New World

We've all got our own ideas about what's in store for the future. Aldous Huxley's vision is one of the most famous. Published in 1932, Brave New World takes place in 2540, which gives us another 528 more years before we see if it all comes true. Quick, read the epic novel this week, then go see the stage adaptation. The American Drama Group Europe, a Munich-based English language theatre company opens their production in Berlin Tuesday night complete with an original electronic score by composer Paul Flush.

Price: €18

Location: Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4

Times: Tuesday, October 16 – Friday, October 19; 11am, Tuesday and Wednesday; 11am and 8pm, Thursday and Friday

More Information: www.adg-europe.com

Events

Berlin Design Mile

Furniture stores, interior design studios, art galleries, sleek restaurants, and posh hotels line the stretch of Kantstrasse that runs through Savignyplatz. This weekend, businesses like Bang und Olufsen and Bo Concept band together to celebrate this vibrant centre for design in the heart of West Berlin. Join in on the fun and drop in on a hotel party, enjoy some live jazz, and lounge about like a PanAm passenger. All sorts of activities await the design lover while the champagne flows.

Price: Free

Location: Kantstrasse (Between Zoologischer Garten and Wielandstrasse)

Times: Friday, October 12 – Saturday, October 13

More Information: www.designmeile-berlin.com

COLOGNE

Film

Kinoshita Keisuke Retrospective

One of Japan's most renowned filmmakers, Kinoshita Keisuke made beautiful black and white films about love, war, and life in post-war Japan. In honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Japan Foundation in Cologne is showing a selection of some of the movie master's most memorable works. Several of them screen with English subtitles including The Army (1954) on Monday and Thus Another Day (1959) on Tuesday.

Price: Free

Location: Japanisches Kulturinstitut
 (The Japan Foundation), Universitätsstrasse 98

Times: Various dates through December 20

Phone: 0221 940 55 80

More Information: www.jki.de

FELLBACH

Festivals

Fellbach Autumn 2012

A mediaeval town just outside Stuttgart, in the heart of the Württemberg wine region, Fellbach hosts a charming festival each autumn. The centerpiece is the region's small vineyard wines, but attractions like traditional music concerts, a football tournament, and a fireworks show make the event much more than a day of wine tasting.

Price: Free

Location: Fellbach Marktplatz

Times: Friday, October 12 – Monday, October 15

More Information: www.fellbach.de

FRANKFURT

Events

MMK Sunset – Book Fair Special

In town for the Frankfurt Book Fair? The Museum of Modern Art (MMK) has the perfect antidote to all that book looking. Head to the museum's monthly Friday night soiree to indulge in music, dancing, drinking, and eating (Mediterranean delicacies will be on offer). The event promises to be “book free,” but nobody's going to stop you from sounding off about all those exciting new books you were thumbing through earlier in the day. We all have our vices.

Price: €10

Location: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst,
Domstrasse 10

Times: Friday, October 12, 7pm

Phone: 069 212 30447

More Information: www.mmk-frankfurt.de

HAMBURG

Music/Concerts

Goran Bregovic and His Wedding and Funeral Band

The brassy blare of trumpets and trombones fuse with Balkan vocals and electric guitar in Goran Bregovic's Wedding and Funeral Band. In support of their new album Champagne for Gypsies, the feisty group brings their gypsy spirit to Laeiszhalle Thursday, followed by stops in Mainz and Munich before cutting a colorful swath through Eastern Europe. Jump on the caravan. If only for a night.

Price: €15.15 – 51.45

Location: Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Johannes-Brahms-Platz

Times: Thursday, October 11, 8pm

Tickets: 040 357 666 66

More Information: www.elbphilharmonie.de

MUNICH

Events

Munich Marathon

Everybody loves a winner. Cheer on your personal favorite Saturday when thousands of top notch runners pound the pavement of the Bavarian capital during the Munich Marathon. The race starts at 10am on Ackermannstrasse and the fastest among them should start streaming into Olympic Stadium just after noon. Got a sudden rush of adrenaline thinking about all those pumping calves and heaving chests? Lucky you, there's still time to sign up!

Price: €75 (Late Registration); Free to watch

Location: Ackermanstrasse to the Olympic Stadium

Times: Saturday, October 13, 10am

More Information: www.muenchenmarathon.de

Music/Concerts

Joy Kills Sorrow

Armed with a deluge of talent and a bucket full of awards under their belt (a fingerpicking championship and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest to name two), the Boston-based pluckers Joy Kills Sorrow wrap up their tour of Europe this week. Though the skilled troubadours originated in the heart of New England, their sound is all Appalachia. Witness the group's modern blend of American folk and string music Friday in Munich.

Price: €14

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Friday, October 12, 8pm

Phone: 089 55 25 370

More Information: www.amerikahaus.de

STUTTGART

Galleries/Museums

Acts of Voicing – On the Poetics and Politics of the Voice

The voice takes the spotlight at a new exhibition opening Friday in Stuttgart. Works by over thirty artists comprise the event including a video of Samuel Beckett's Not I. But most of the pieces are by contemporary artists who examine the role and the power of the human voice through performances, installations, audio, video, documents, and even flipbooks. Check the schedule for performance, lecture, workshop, and special event dates.

Price: €5

Location: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart,
Schlossplatz 2

Times: Friday, October 12, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday, 11am-8pm; through January 13, 2013

Phone: 0711 22 33 70

More Information: www.wkv-stuttgart.de

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