What's on in Germany: March 20 - 26
Celeste Sunderland · 20 Mar 2008, 11:49
Published: 20 Mar 2008 11:49 GMT+01:00
The Puppini Sisters
This irresistible trio infuses classic and modern pop hits like "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," and Beyonce's "Crazy In Love," with a dreamy 1940s vocal harmony. They bring their delightful act to three German cities this week, kicking things off at Admiralspalast Saturday night.
Location: Admiralspalast, Friedrichstrasse 101
Times: Saturday, March 22, 9pm
Phone: 030 47997 499
More Information: www.thepuppinisisters.com
The French Festival Night at Maria am Ostbahnhof
Prefer your break beats with a French spin? Ten DJs, seven from France, heat up the dance floor Friday night at Maria am Ostbahnof. See what guys like Pussyselektor, Housemeister, and Genjini bring to the table.
Location: Maria am Ostbahnhof, Stralauer Platz, 33-34
Times: Friday, March 21, 10pm
Phone: 030 21 23 81 90
More Information: www.clubmaria.de
Every Sunday in March, Lichtblick Kino features a midnight showing of this silver screen gem. It's one of Hollywood's greatest adventure-romance films. See it again and again and again.
Location: Lichtblick Kino, Kastanienallee 77
Times: Saturday, March 22, 11:59pm
Phone: 044 05 81 79
More Information: www.lichtblick-kino.org
Who needs a camera when you've got paper and light? And who needs a concrete object when you've got perspective? Confused? Take this chance to get acquainted with a German photographer who makes abstract pictures, and powerful portraits in unconventional ways.
Location: Hamburger Bahnhof, Invalidenstraße 50- 51
Times: Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm; Friday, March 21 - August 24
Phone: 030 397834 11
More Information: www.hamburgerbahnhof.de/
We Are Scientists
They won't be making chemical compounds, per se, but they will be making some pretty cool music. One week after the US release of their new album Brain Thrust Mastery, the New York rockers kick off the German leg of their European tour. Catch them in Cologne Tuesday night.
Location: Gloria-Theater, Apostelnstr. 11
Times: Tuesday, March 24, 9pm
Phone: 0221 254433
More Information: www.gloria-theater.com
The Magic of Things. Still Life Painting 1500-1800
Still life painting in the Netherlands and northern Germany underwent vast evolutions between the 16th and 19th century. This exhibition of over 80 works, traces that journey through painted food, flowers, animals, and scientific objects.
Location: Städel Annex, Schaumainkai 63
Times: Tuesday, Friday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday/Thursday, 10am-9pm; through August 17
Phone: 069 605098 200
More Information: www.staedelmuseum.de
Giovanni Baglione Drawings
The Baroque painter chronicled the art of his time in his 17th century book Le Vite de' Pittori, Sculptori e Architetti. But an ongoing tension with the popular artist Caravaggio hurt his reputation. Four centuries later, the first-ever exhibition of Baglione's drawings is on view in Düsseldorf.
Location: Museum Kunst Palast, Ehrenhof 4-5
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm; through June 1
Phone: 0211 899 2460
More Information: www.museum-kunst-palast.de
Fusion // Confusion: The art of reference
A select group of young European artists have caught the eye of the art world. Names like Zbynek Baladrá from the Czech Republic, Michael Beutler from Germany, Dionisio González from Spain, and Ciprian Muresan from Romania, fuse Modernism with what's going on today.
Location: Museum Folkwang, Kahrstrasse 16
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; through March 30
Phone: 0201 88 45 301
More Information: www.museum-folkwang.de
Cosi Fan Tutte
When jealous lovers disguise themselves and seduce each other's sweethearts trouble ensues. Mozart's opera buffa starts its run at Oper Frankfurt on Monday.
Price: €18 - 146,25
Location: Oper Frankfurt, Willy-Brandt-Platz
Times: Monday, March 24, 6pm; select evenings at 7pm, through April 19
Phone: 069 13 40 400
More Information: http://www.oper-frankfurt.com
An avant-garde urban planning and architecture theorist, Budapest-born Friedman also creates animated films. For this fascinating exhibition, he collaborates with students of the Städelschul, to create an installation of multiple parts, including roofing structures made of wave-like bands and a large-scale wall relief comprised of styrofoam packaging items. Thirteen animated films from 1960, based on African fairy tales will also be shown.
Location: Portikus, Alte Brücke 2 / Maininsel
Times: Thursday, March 20, 8 pm (Opening); Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday, 11am-8pm; through May 4
Phone: 069 962 44540
More Information: www.portikus.de
Philadelphia's spoken word queen has appeared on several of The Roots' albums, a benefit disc for Mumia Abu Jamal, and has released three albums under her own name, Supa Sista, Silver or Lead, and Ma'at Mama. Backed by guitarist Timothy Mother, and drummer Gintas Janusonis, Rucker brings her rousing poetics to the stage at Fabrik Thursday night.
Price: €15 - 18
Location: Fabrik, Barnerstr. 36
Times: Thursday, March 20, 9pm
Phone: 040 391070
More Information: www.ursula-rucker.com
Wild! Depictions of Animals from Four Centuries
Humans have been depicting animals in art for a very long time. This exhibition traces the history of animal imagery with drawings and prints by Dürer, Baldung Grien, Ridinger, Tischbein, Delacroix, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Redon, Munch, and Pablo Picasso.
Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengiesserwall
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm; through July 6
Phone: 040 428 131 200
More Information: www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de
Flokati: Chinese Invasion at Harry Klein
Mickey Zhang and Weng Weng pioneered electronic dance music in China. Now the Peking mix-masters are bringing their House and Techno beats to one of Munich's premiere dance spots, Harry Klein. It's sure to be one unforgettable night.
Location: Harry Klein, Optimolgelände am Ostbahnhof, Friedenstr. 10
Times: Friday, March 21, 11pm
Phone: 089 40287400
More Information: www.harrykleinclub.de
"Love is a many splendored thing." See how 80 artists, from the 14th century poet Francesco Petrarca, to today's Casanovas depicted this most romantic of sentiments, at this exhibition of nearly 200 works.
Location: Museum Villa Stuck, Prinzregentenstr. 60
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm; through May 12
Phone: 089 45 55 51 0
More Information: www.villastuck.de