Take an American singer, and a British guitarist and you’ve got a super cute rock duo that as the BBC says, “gets straight to the dirty little point.” Alison “VV” Mosshart and Jamie “Hotel” Hince met in a hotel while both were on tour with different bands. They formed their own band, called it The Kills, and recently set off on a mega world tour in support of their third album, Midnight Boom.
Location: Maria am Ostbahnhof, Stralauer Platz, 34/35
Times: Thursday, April 3, 8pm
Phone: 030 21 23 81 90
More Information: www.clubmaria.de
Suzuki Night of the Jumps
If terms like “motocross” and “gravity-defying tricks” get you pumped, head to Max-Schmeling-Halle April 5 and 6, for this major international freestyle tournament, where the world’s most daring stunt masters embark on wild rides.
Location: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Am Falkplatz
Times: Friday, April 5, 6pm-11pm and Saturday, April 6, 1pm to 6pm
Phone: 030 44 30 45
More Information: www.ifmxf.com
Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art
Saturday kicks off ten weeks of exhibitions, lectures, performances, workshops, concerts, film screenings, and field trips, as the city hosts its fifth Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. This year’s event features works that respond to the spaces where they are displayed, such as the former margarine factory, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Mies van der Rohe designed Neue Nationalgalerie, and the expanse of empty lots known as the Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. It’s going to be an artful April.
Times: Daily, Saturday, April 5, through Sunday, June 15
Phone: 030 2434 5970
More Information: www.berlinbiennale.de
Apassionata – Grand Voyage
While weaving their way through flames and prancing around sets with names like “Spirit of India,” “Arabian Nights,” and “Sparkling Diamonds,” horses from around the world lead the audience on a “Grand Voyage.” Not to be missed by horse lovers, Apassionata is an exceptional show of equestrian skill.
Price: €19 – 79
Location: Kölnarena, Willy Brandt Platz 1
Times: Friday, April 4, 10pm; Saturday, April 5, 2pm and 7pm
Ticket Hotline: 0221 8020
More Information: www.koelnarena.de
The UK trip-hop trio is back, and unleashing songs from their latest album, Third, on audiences across Europe this spring. They take the stage in Cologne on Sunday.
Location: Palladium, Schanzenstr. 37
Times: Sunday, April 6, 8pm
Phone: 0221 96790
More Information: www.palladium-koeln.de
Azalea Exhibition at PalmenGarten
Frankfurt’s 50-acre floral paradise, the PalmenGarten, is home to one of the largest greenhouse complexes in the world, an exquisite collection of sub-tropical plants, and through April 13, a fabulous display of azaleas!
Location: Palmengarten, Siesmayerstrasse 61
Times: Daily, 9am-6pm, through April 13
Phone: 069 2123 39 39
More Information: www.palmengarten-frankfurt.de
A Heaven On Earth
The bronze disc with gold inlay, known as the “Sky Disc of Nebra” is 3,600 years old. It’s the most ancient known representation of the cosmos, and one of central Europe’s most important archaeological discoveries. This exhibition presents the exquisite relic, and examines astronomy during the bronze age.
Location: Archäologisches Museum, Karmelitergasse 1
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm, Wednesday, 10am-8pm, through June 1
Phone: 069 2123 58 96
More Information: www.archaeologisches-museum.frankfurt.de
Alster Jazz Band
This swinging outfit has been bringing New Orleans style jazz to Hamburg for the past 25-years. Their regular jam session at Das Riff is a grand old time.
Location: Das Riff, Kattjahren 1
Times: Tuesday, April 8, 8:30pm
Phone: 040 411 88 99 2
More Information: www.klingendes-museum-hamburg.de
Hans Arp – Fritz Winter: Dialogue Without Encounter
By comparing the work of German-French avant-garde artist Hans Arp, with the “biomorphic” works of the German artist Fritz Winter, this exhibition attempts to determine how the former influenced modern art. An intriguing exercise indeed.
Price: €9.50, €1 on Sundays
Location: Pinakothek Der Moderne, Barer Strasse 40
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm, Thursday, 10am-8pm, through May 12
Phone: 0892 3805 360
More Information: www.pinakothek.de