This Week's Highlights: British film in Berlin, a tattoo party in Hamburg, and Marcel Duchamp in Munich
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.
Location: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Strasse 2
Times: Select dates through April 23
Tickets: 030 2695 5100
More Information: www.arsenal-berlin.de
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
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.
Location: K80 Galerie, Kollwitzstrasse 80
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 1-8pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through April 14
More Information: www.k80-galerie.de
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.
Location: Art Virus Ltd., Bergesgrundweg 3
Times: By Appointment; through April 15
Phone: 069 6986 6620
More Information: www.artvirus-ltd.com
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
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.
Grosse Bleichen 19
Times: Saturday, April 7, 3pm
Phone: 040 485 02 222
More Information: www.thalia.de
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.
Times: Daily, 2-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm-Midnight; Saturday, April 7, 4pm-Midnight; April 7 – May 1
More Information: www.fruehlingsfest-hannover.de
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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