What's on in Germany: May 22-28

Celeste Sunderland
Celeste Sunderland - [email protected] • 22 May, 2008 Updated Thu 22 May 2008 12:05 CEST
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House Music: Music for Dwellings, Offices, and Other Places

Thirty concerts, dance performances, and sound installations, in thirteen spaces around Kollwitzplatz, unfurl over the course of six hours Saturday night, organized by the inventive Berlin-based new music group Kammerensemble.

Price: €1,50 - 3 Per Set

Location: Various Locations Near Kollwitzplatz

Times: Saturday, May 24, 6pm-12am

Ticket Hotline: 030 44 359 773

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Herbert Tobias

Children smile from a heap of rubble in post-war Berlin, a model poses in diamonds and pearls, against a luxurious leopard print blanket, a man stands nude in the light of an open window. The photographs of Herbert Tobias reveal the melancholic passion of the artist within.

Price: €6

Location: Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstrasse 124 - 128

Times: Wednesday - Monday, 10am-6pm; through August 25

Phone: 030 789 02 600

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DMY International Design Festival

The festival includes the work of renowned and established designers as well as creations by young newcomers. During the five days of the festival, Berlin will become a showcase for design trends and experiments, reaching from product design to interior design, from home accessories to art objects.

Location: Across the city.

Times: May 21-25

Phone: 030 53 21 31 28

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Linus' Talent Show

Hurl insults, or frantically applaud the cast of seven brazen performers as they make their way onto the open air stage at Tanzbrunnen to give stardom a whirl.

Price: €10.60 - €17.20

Location: Tanzbrunnen, Rheinparkweg 1

Times: Friday, May 23, 8pm

Phone: 0221 821 21 21

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Cuba In Film

Now in its 12th year, this festival brings the cinema of Cuba to the theatres of Frankfurt. Highlights, like La Noche de los Inocentes and Cayo de la Muerte, both come with English subtitles.

Price: €5

Location: Filmforum Höchst, Emmerich-Josef-Str. 46 a

Times: Wednesday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 28

Phone: 069 2124 5664

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Last chance to get a look at this fascinating exhibition that showcases a history of that pivotal element of Japanese pop culture known as Manga. The show traces its evolution from 19th century Ukiyo-e woodcuts, to the phenomenon it grew into.

Price: €5

Location: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Schaumainkai 17

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; through Sunday, May 25

Phone: 069 212 34037

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Jungle Night at Hagenbeck Zoo

Frolic with the elephants and giraffes late night this summer. Saturday kicks off a season of enchanting evenings, when the zoo stays open until midnight. Street performers entertain, while the animals wonder what's going on, and the people enjoy a very special experience.

Price: €10 - 16,50

Location: Tierpark Hagenbeck, Lokstedter Grenzstrasse 2

Times: Saturday, May 24, 6pm-12am

Phone: 040 53 00 330

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Alles Im Fluss

A panorama of the Elbe's myriad personalities is revealed in this exhibition of paintings and photographs. A 19th century oil work by Johan J. Faber portrays a peaceful afternoon of steamboats and sailboats journeying gently downstream, while Ulrike Pfeiffer's 2006 photograph "Queen Mary II" shows a choppy sea, and sunlit sky, full of drama.

Price: €6

Location: Altonaer Museum, Museumstrasse 23

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm; through September 28

Phone: 040 42811 2122

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Night of the Bars

You've heard of Night of the Museums, an evening of art and culture popular among many German cities. Hannover takes the concept one step further by swapping museums out with bars, and artwork for cocktails. Eight spots, from Harry's New York Bar, to Pier 51, offer one free drink with your ticket. Non-alcoholic libations are available for the drivers, but with the free shuttle service, who needs them?

Price: €25

Location: Various

Times: Friday, May 23, 8pm

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Nathalie Djurberg

The Swedish artist makes films that slowly digress from scenes of innocence to brutality. She creates her characters out of plasticine, and gives them sardonic personalities. Paired with Hans Berg's unnerving soundtracks, the films, including seven shown at Base 103 starting Monday, are extraordinarily repulsive.

Price: €31,80

Location: Base 103, Sammlung Goetz, Oberföhringer Strasse 103

Times: Monday - Friday, 2pm-6pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; Monday, May 26 - October 11; By Appointment

Phone: 089 95 93 96 90

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Terence Ward

Terence Ward grew up in Iran in the 1960s. His book Searching for Hassan chronicles his family's journey back to the Middle East to search for their beloved former housekeeper. The author reads from, and discusses his book Monday night.

Price: €5

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Monday, May 26, 7pm

Phone: 089 55 25 370

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