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.
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.
Location: Dock 11, Kastanienallee 79
Times: Thursday, March 13 – Sunday, March 16, 8:30pm
Phone: 030 448 1185
More Information: www.dock11-berlin.de
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!
Location: Brauhaus Spandau, Oranienburger Tor
Times: Through March 16
Phone: 033 04 50 38 13
More Information: www.wollenschlaeger-berlin.de
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.
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.
Location: Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt
Times: Daily 10am-4pm, through April 13
Phone: 030 20309 2101
More Information: www.berlin.de.
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.
Location: Berliner Rathaus, Rathausstr. 15
Times: Wednesday, March 19, 10am
Phone: 030.28 09 36 03
More Information: www.maerchenland-ev.de
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.
Location: Kölnarena, Willy-Brandt-Platz
Times: Wednesday, March 19, 8pm
Phone: 0221 8020
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.
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
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.
Location: Tanzhaus NRW, Erkrather Str. 30
Times: Friday, March 14 – Monday, March 24
Phone: 021 11 72 700
More Information: www.tanzhaus-nrw.de
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.
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/
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.
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
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.
Location: Uebel & Gefahrlich, Feldstrasse 66
Times: Sunday, March 16, 8pm
Phone: 089 45 875 010
More Information: www.uebelundgefaehrlich.com
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.
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
North Germany’s largest fun fair is upon us once again. Check out the Witches Village between rides on “Big Monster” and “Airwolf.”
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
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.
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