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
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.
Location: Villa, Landsberger Allee 54
Times: Friday, June 6, 5pm
Phone: 030 6900 3565
More Information: www.myspace.com/liveloopingfestivalberlin
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.
Location: Bongout Showroom, Torstrasse 110
Times: Saturday, June 7, 7pm; through June 28
Phone: 030 280 93 758
More Information: www.seripop.com
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.
Location: E-Werk, Schanzenstrasse 37
Times: Monday, June 9, 8:30pm
Ticket Hotline: 0221 96279
More Information: www.iamduffy.com
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.
Location: Parade starts at Albertplatz and ends at Schlossplatz
Times: Saturday, June 7, 12pm
More Information: www.csd-sachsen.de
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
More Information: www.thepolice.com
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.
Location: Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44
Times: Friday, June 6, 7pm; through September 7
Phone: 069 2710 89 1073
More Information: www.fkv.de
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
Times: Wednesday, June 4 – Monday, June 9
More Information: festival.shortfilm.com
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?
Location: Planten un Blomen Park
Times: Sunday, June 8, 1pm – 6pm
Phone: 040 29 99 11 37
More Information: www.kinderkinder.de
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
More Information: www.bajazzo-veranstaltungen.de
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.
Location: Gilde Parkbühne, Ferdinand-Wilhelm-Fricke-Weg 8
Times: Saturday, June 7 – Sunday, June 29
Phone: 0511 444 066
More Information: www.gilde-parkbuehne.de
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.
Location: Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Einsteinstrasse 42
Times: Thursday, June 5, 9pm
Phone: 089 448 2794
More Information: www.stevenbernstein.net/sexmobmain
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.
Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: Sunday, June 1 – Friday, June 6
Phone: 089 48006 6220
More Information: www.muenchen.de