What's on in Germany: June 5 - 11

Celeste Sunderland
Celeste Sunderland - [email protected] • 5 Jun, 2008 Updated Thu 5 Jun 2008 08:13 CEST
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Don't be surprised to hear your mate on the S-bahn humming "Rock and Roll all Nite." Chances are he's gearing up for Monday night's Kiss concert at Velodrom. The band's celebrating 35 years together with a world tour, and recording some of the shows along the way. It doesn't get any more rock and roll than this, so do it up right.

Price: € 61,95 - 67,70

Location: Velodrom, Paul-Heyse-Strasse 26

Times: Monday, June 9

Phone: 030 44 30 45


Livelooping Festival

The age of technology has brought on a phenomenon of looping in music, where a line is captured and played continually until the musician decides to switch it up. hen Put 15 artists together, give them a half hour each, and there's no telling what kinds of strange and extraordinary sonic delights will unfurl.

Price: €7-9

Location: Villa, Landsberger Allee 54

Times: Friday, June 6, 5pm

Phone: 030 6900 3565

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Seripop Art Opening

Funny what the activity of making a poster for your band can lead to. Seripop is a duo of whacky graphic designers from Montreal who make psychedelically abstract silk screens. Their opening Saturday is sure to be a colourful affair.

Price: Free

Location: Bongout Showroom, Torstrasse 110

Times: Saturday, June 7, 7pm; through June 28

Phone: 030 280 93 758

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She sang blues and soul as a child in Wales, and the influence in her debut album Rockferry is clear. "Warwick Avenue" is a melancholy nod to the sixties that's currently heating up the UK charts. She'll certainly heat up Cologne Monday night, in her own subtle, doe-eyed way.

Price: €22

Location: E-Werk, Schanzenstrasse 37

Times: Monday, June 9, 8:30pm

Ticket Hotline: 0221 96279

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Christopher Street Day

Dust off your rainbow flags and get into formation. This year's gay pride parade kicks off at Albertplatz at noon and culminates in an open air bonanza at Schlossplatz.

Price: Free

Location: Parade starts at Albertplatz and ends at Schlossplatz

Times: Saturday, June 7, 12pm

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The Police

Two and a half decades after the band dropped Synchronicity into our laps, and just over a year since they set off on an ambitious reunion tour, they still inspire awe.

Price: €68 - 115

Location: LTU Arena, LTU-arena-Strasse 1

Times: Sunday, June 8,

Phone: 0211 8381 600

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The Great Transformation - Art and Tactical Magic

Why not invite a little magic into our lives now and then? It might help clear a few things up. Twenty artists did just that in this group show that opens Friday night. If you've got an interest in both art and the supernatural, here's your chance to mingle with some interesting, like-minded folk.

Price: Free

Location: Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44

Times: Friday, June 6, 7pm; through September 7

Phone: 069 2710 89 1073

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Short Film Festival

Three hundred short films from 40 countries are shown at six cinemas, in six days at this annual film festival, now in its 24th year. All are screened in their original language, with English subtitles. A special sub-festival called "Mo & Friese" runs simultaneously, just for the kids.

Price: €6/movie, €25/five-screenings-pass, €3/children's movies

Location: Various

Times: Wednesday, June 4 - Monday, June 9

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Laut and Luise Children's Music Festival

The children of Hamburg unite at Plants and Flowers Park this Sunday, for one of summer's most amusing events. Wee ones get to try out the instruments and "sound-producing contraptions" set up around the garden's lovely music pavilion. Tiny tots, strange musical toys, and beautiful blossoms! What more could one want on an early June day?

Price: Free

Location: Planten un Blomen Park

Times: Sunday, June 8, 1pm - 6pm

Phone: 040 29 99 11 37

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Theatre Tent Festival

Circus performers, cabaret artists, comedians, musicians, and actors turn Hamburg's Sternschanzen Park into a theatrical jamboree for three fantastic weeks in June.

Price: €5 - 15

Location: Sternschanzen Park

Times: Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 29

Phone: 040 399 02 696

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Sporting Events:

European Football Championship - Public Viewing

Cheer on Germany's national football team with hundreds of other fans who can't make it to the actual match, but opt for the next best thing, a 30-square-meter LED big screen! All month long the Gilde Parkbühne will resound with hoots and hollers for "Deutschland!" and any other team playing that day. Join in on the hot-blooded fun this Saturday when Switzerland takes on the Czech Republic, followed by the Portugal/Turkey match.

Price: Free

Location: Gilde Parkbühne, Ferdinand-Wilhelm-Fricke-Weg 8

Times: Saturday, June 7 - Sunday, June 29

Phone: 0511 444 066

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Sex Mob

Slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein and his band of wily cohorts set their sites on Munich Thursday night. The guys run the gamut from raunchy rock to classic jazz with deft style.

Price: €17

Location: Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Einsteinstrasse 42

Times: Thursday, June 5, 9pm

Phone: 089 448 2794

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Czech Film Week in Gasteig

This week-long festival of films from the Czech Republic ends Friday, so if you haven't had a chance to catch a screening yet, better take care of that quick. Little Girl Blue starring the singer/violinist Iva Bittová, who began her career as an actress, closes the series, and includes English subtitles, as do the rest of the films.

Price: €6

Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5

Times: Sunday, June 1 - Friday, June 6

Phone: 089 48006 6220

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Celeste Sunderland 2008/06/05 08:13

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