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What's On In Germany: March 14 - 20

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What's On In Germany: March 14 - 20
Germany's largest fun fair, Hamburger Dom. Photo: DPA
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Bob Dylan paintings, "Porgy and Bess," a Flamenco festival, artistic interpretations of Darwin's ideas, and fun family activities kick off the early hours of spring in Germany.

BERLIN

Concerts/Music:

Anna Saeki

Saeki sparked a Latin music phenomenon in Japan after releasing her first album, Tango Primavera, recorded in Argentina in the late 1980s,

and has since gained a reputation as one of the world's most popular tango singers.

Price: €21

Location: Admiralspalast, Friedrichstrasse 101

Times: Tuesday, March 18, 9pm Phone: 030 47997 499

More Information: www.admiralspalast.de

To Struggle - Robin Hayward and Diego Chamy

What happens when you put a tuba player and a dancer in the same room? An extraordinary drama unfolds. Robin Hayward and Diego Chamy mingle their improvisational notions in strange but beautiful ways.

Price: €8-12

Location: Dock 11, Kastanienallee 79

Times: Thursday, March 13 - Sunday, March 16, 8:30pm

Phone: 030 448 1185

More Information: www.dock11-berlin.de

Festivals:

Spandau Spring Festival

Take the kids out to Spandau this weekend for fun times at the Spring Festival. The whole family will have a blast riding roller coasters, playing games, and eating cake!

Price: Free

Location: Brauhaus Spandau, Oranienburger Tor

Times: Through March 16

Phone: 033 04 50 38 13

More Information: www.wollenschlaeger-berlin.de

Galleries/Museums:

Classical Modern II

The sequel to Classical Modern I presents post-war works by forty mostly South German artists. Come and see what terms like "Lyrical Abstraction," and "Tachism" mean.

Price: Free

Location: Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Alte Potsdamer Strasse 5

Times: Daily 11am-6pm, through June 1

Phone: 030 25941 420

More Information: www.collection.daimler.com/

Maria Callas and Swarovski: The Stage Jewels

The American-born, Greek opera singer shone on stage, thanks to her breathtaking dramatics, and the Swiss crystal manufacturer Swarovski. This exhibition shows some of the jewelry that helped to enhance the diva's glamorous decolleté.

Price: €8

Location: Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt

Times: Daily 10am-4pm, through April 13

Phone: 030 20309 2101

More Information: www.berlin.de.

Entertainment:

Fairy Tale Hour

The forsythia is starting to bloom! Emerge from hibernation and take the little ones to Berliner Rathaus for an hour of literary fun. Storyteller Ute Dibbert tells a tale of springtime in German.

Price: €1

Location: Berliner Rathaus, Rathausstr. 15

Times: Wednesday, March 19, 10am

Phone: 030.28 09 36 03

More Information: www.maerchenland-ev.de

COLOGNE

Music/Concerts:

James Blunt

The "Beautiful" singer kicks off the German leg of his tour Wednesday night in Cologne, playing tunes from his new disc All the Lost Souls, and chart-topping debut Back to Bedlam.

Price: €27-39

Location: Kölnarena, Willy-Brandt-Platz

Times: Wednesday, March 19, 8pm

Phone: 0221 8020

Tickets: www.koeln.de

CHEMNITZ

Galleries/Museums:

Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series

Who knew the iconic singer was such a prolific painter? One hundred and seventy watercolor and gouache works are included in Dylan's first museum show. His characters tell almost as much of a tale as his tunes.

Price: €7

Location: Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Theaterplatz 1

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 12pm-7pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-7pm; through March 24

Phone: 0371 488 4424

More Information: www.kunstsammlungen-chemnitz.justexpertise.de

DÜSSELDORF

Dance:

Flamenco Festival

Dancers from around the continent put a modern spin on an age-old form at this annual festival. Take in a performance or try out your own heel-stomping, castanet-clicking moves in one of the workshops.

Price: €5-33

Location: Tanzhaus NRW, Erkrather Str. 30

Times: Friday, March 14 - Monday, March 24

Phone: 021 11 72 700

More Information: www.tanzhaus-nrw.de

FRANKFURT

Music/Concerts:

Sven Väth

Still steaming from his first Australian tour in over four years, the techno superstar takes the helm at his very own dance den, Cocoon Club, for fellow DJ, Pascal Feos' birthday bash. Metamorphosize with the rest of the rhythm mavens on the dance floor.

Price: €10-15

Location: Cocoon Club, U.F.O. Building, Carl-Benz-Strasse 21

Times: Friday, March 14, 9pm

Phone: 069 900 200

More Information: www.cocoonclub.net/

Galleries/Museums:

Darwin - Art and the Search For Origins

When Charles Darwin published his book On the Origin of Species in 1859, everyone had something to say about it, including artists. See how painters like Martin Johnson Heade, Arnold Böcklin, and France Odilon Redon interpreted the naturalist's ideas on survival and evolution.

Price: €9

Location: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg

Times: Tuesday, Friday - Sunday, 10pm-7pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-10pm; through May 3

Phone: 069 29 98 820

More Information: www.schirn-kunsthalle.de

HAMBURG

Music/Concerts

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist Present "The Hard Sell"

About a decade ago these mix-masters got together for a legendary project called "Brain Freeze." "Product Placement" followed a few years later, and Sunday night they heat up Hamburg with their newest venture, "The Hard Sell." It's their only stop in Germany, and Kid Koala's along for the ride, so be there.

Price: €20

Location: Uebel & Gefahrlich, Feldstrasse 66

Times: Sunday, March 16, 8pm

Phone: 089 45 875 010

More Information: www.uebelundgefaehrlich.com

Galleries/Museums:

Florian Thomas

Through color and content, German artist Florian Thomas transports us back to the 1960s with his paintings of summer street scenes. His characters are compelling, drawing the viewer into their world, but revealing few specifics about themselves.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Admiralitätstr. 71

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 12pm-6pm; Saturday, 12pm-3pm; through March 29

Phone: 040 37 51 99 40

More Information: www.sfeir-semler.de

Festivals:

Hamburger Dom

North Germany's largest fun fair is upon us once again. Check out the Witches Village between rides on "Big Monster" and "Airwolf."

Price: Free

Location: Heiligengeistfeld

Times: Monday - Thursday, 3pm-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 3pm-12am; Sunday, 2pm-11pm; March 14 - April 13

Phone: 040 426 26 112

More Information: www.hamburger-dom.de

MUNICH

Opera:

Porgy and Bess

New York Harlem Productions brings The Gershwin opera about love and heartache in the South Carolina slums, to Munich. The controversial work, initially conceived as an "American folk opera," premiered in New York, in 1935.

Price: €29-69

Location: Deutsches Theater München, Schwanthalerstrasse 13

Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 7pm; through March 30.

Phone: 089 55 23 44 44

More Information: www.deutsches-theater.de

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