What’s on in Germany: March 20 – 26

The upcoming week promises excitement with Bogie and Bergman in Berlin, a Mozart opera in Frankfurt, a spoken word artist in Hamburg, and much more.

What's on in Germany: March 20 - 26
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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.

Price: €25

Location: Admiralspalast, Friedrichstrasse 101

Times: Saturday, March 22, 9pm

Phone: 030 47997 499

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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.

Price: €12-15

Location: Maria am Ostbahnhof, Stralauer Platz, 33-34

Times: Friday, March 21, 10pm

Phone: 030 21 23 81 90

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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.

Price: €4.50

Location: Lichtblick Kino, Kastanienallee 77

Times: Saturday, March 22, 11:59pm

Phone: 044 05 81 79

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Wolfgang Tillmans

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.

Price: €8

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

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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.

Price: €22,90

Location: Gloria-Theater, Apostelnstr. 11

Times: Tuesday, March 24, 9pm

Phone: 0221 254433

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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.

Price: €10

Location: Städel Annex, Schaumainkai 63

Times: Tuesday, Friday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday/Thursday, 10am-9pm; through August 17

Phone: 069 605098 200

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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.

Price: €6

Location: Museum Kunst Palast, Ehrenhof 4-5

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; through June 1

Phone: 0211 899 2460

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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.

Price: €5

Location: Museum Folkwang, Kahrstrasse 16

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; through March 30

Phone: 0201 88 45 301

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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

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Yona Friedman

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.

Price: Free

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

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Ursula Rucker

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

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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.

Price: €8,50

Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengiesserwall

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm; through July 6

Phone: 040 428 131 200

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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

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True Romance

“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.

Price: €9

Location: Museum Villa Stuck, Prinzregentenstr. 60

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; through May 12

Phone: 089 45 55 51 0

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