The English dandies mark a new genesis in their career with the release of their new album The Hungry Saw. Two days after it hits the racks, they hit the stage at Berlin’s Volksbühne. Like your melancholy with a side of jangle? Be there.
Location: Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Linienstraße 227
Times: Wednesday, April 30, 9pm
Box Office: 030 240 65 777
More Information: www.tindersticks.co.uk
Sergeant Elvis Presley in Germany 1958-1960
The King was a superstar on the stage, the screen, and in the army. And he sure looked a lot better in a GI uniform then he did in those white polyester jumpsuits. This exhibition traces the 18 months Elvis spent in Germany from 1958 – 1960, beginning with his arrival in Bremerhaven, and including his training period in Friedberg, and his life as an off-base soldier in Bad Nauheim.
Location: Allied Museum, Clayallee 135
Times: Thursday – Tuesday, 10am-6pm; through May 18
Phone: 030 8181 990
More Information: www.alliiertenmuseum.de
Cornelia Geiecke – Cologne is a Feeling
Appreciate the architecture, cityscape, and life in general, of Cologne this weekend, with an exhibition at the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum. Cornelia Geiecke’s photographs of the city are stunning.
Location: Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, Zeughausstrasse 1-3
Times: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm; Tuesday 10am-8pm; Through May 25
Phone: 0221 22 12 57 89
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
Party people, the day you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! Mayday. And it’s not about weaving ribbons ’round a pole. Tagged as “the mother of all raves,” this year’s event promises another incredible DJ line-up, including Paul Van Dyk, Seth Vath, and more. Prepare for euphoria.
Price: €46 – 55
Location: Westfalenhalle, Strobelallee 45
Times: Wednesday, April 30, 6pm-9am
Ticket Hotline: 0261 921 5840
More Information: www.nature-one.de
Esslingen Garden Days
Spring is a time for planting, and no where in Germany will you find more ideas and products for the new season of gardening than in Esslingen. The picturesque town, just outside of Stuttgart, features 70 exhibitors on Fischbrunnenplatz for its annual Garden Days event. It’s the perfect time to stock up on fresh herbs, flowers, and garden gnomes.
Times: Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, April 27; 11am-6pm
More Information: http://www.esslinger-gartentage.de
Night of the Museums
It’s a great time to be in Frankfurt, because on Friday night, over fifty of the city’s best museums and galleries stay open until after midnight! One ticket gets you into all of the participating locations, from the Archäologisches Museum, to the Zoologischer Garten. Plot your course wisely, and see as many as you can!
Times: Saturday, April 26; 7pm-2am
Phone: 069 9746 0555
More Information: www.nacht-der-museen.de
Long Night of Museums
Hamburg wasn’t about to let Frankfurt have all the fun. The northern city’s museums and galleries will also be open late into the night on Saturday. Lots of cultural events too. Check out David La Chappelle’s documentary film, Rize at the Museum für Völkerkunde, and Brazilian music at Kunsttreppe.
Times: Saturday, April 26, 6pm-2am
Phone: 040 428 1310
More Information: www.langenachtdermuseen-hamburg.de
Baby you were born to run. Strap on those trainers and join the 10,000 plus participants who will be sprinting their way along the River Elbe, around Aussenalster Lake, and past some of the city’s most stunning sites this weekend. Or, find yourself a peaceful spot on the sidelines and cheer them on.
Times: Sunday, April 27, 8:30am
More Information: www.marathon-hamburg.de
BMW Open by FWU AG 2008 – 93rd International Tennis Championships of Bavaria
Munich’s outdoor, clay court tennis tournament prides itself on a casual nature that allows spectators to mingle with the pros. Defending Champion Philipp Kohlschreiber joins Tommy Haas, Richard Gasquet, Fernando Gonzales, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and a host of other international players at this year’s event.
Location: MTTC Iphitos, Aumeisterweg 10
Times: Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, May 4; most rounds start at noon
Phone: 089 32 20 90
More Information: www.bmwopen.de
This weekend, the people of Munich will converge on Mariahilfplatz to see what treasures they can unearth from the piles of junk at Maidult. It’s Europe’s largest market for tableware, pots, and pans, and has been happening since the Middle Ages.
Times: Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, May 4
More Information: www.auerdult.de
Koen Vanmechelen – The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project / Ten Generations
Interested in chickens? You might want to check out this fowl exhibition which brings up issues like cloning, genetic manipulation, globalisation, and multiraciality by focusing on the cross-breading of different type of chickens from all over the world, with the ultimate goal of forming a super-hybrid chicken. Strange? Yes. Fascinating? That too.
Location: Galerie k4, Klenzestr. 4
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 2pm-7pm; Saturday, 1pm-5pm; through Saturday, April 26
Phone: 089 237 099 77
More Information: www.galeriek4.de