Learning more about new international film, video, and multimedia art is always a good thing. These mediums come together next week at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt where they will create a “space of discovery and reflection.” Innovative German artist Thomas Köner performs opening night at 10pm.
Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
Times: Tuesday, July 1 – Sunday, July 6
Phone: 030 39 78 71 75
More Information: art-action.org
Christopher Street Day
It’s not hard to get into the gay pride spirit when you’re in the midst of thousands of rainbow waving revellers. This year’s parade kicks off on Kurfürstendamm and weaves through Wittenbergplatz, Nollendorfplatz, and Potsdamer Platz before finishing up with a grand celebration at Sieggessäule column in Tiergarten.
Location: Kurfürstendamm to Tiergarten
Times: Saturday, June 28, 12pm
More Information: www.csd-berlin.de
In the mood for some brash rock and roll? Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, and Jack “LJ” Lawrence hit the stage at Huxley’s Neue Welt Wednesday night. The Nashville boys play songs from their new disc Consolers of the Lonely, and hopefully hits from their first album like “Steady As She Goes.”
Location: Huxley’s Neue Welt, Hasenheide 108
Times: Wednesday, July 2, 9pm
Tickets: 030 780 99 810
More Information: huxleysneuewelt.de
Better start working on that tolerance. Come Friday, it’s non-stop boozing in Cologne. Small breweries will be handing out free samples, while the more established ones will have all manner of pilsner for sale. The fun takes place under the trees at Neumarkt.
Times: Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 3pm-11pm; Sunday, June 29, 11am-11pm
Phone: 02171 3801
More Information: www.bierboerse.com
Cologne’s annual week of music in churches is swiftly coming to a close, so if you haven’t had a chance to catch a performance, head to St. Maria in Kapitol Friday when a string of six concerts fills the medieval space with the sounds of violins and voices until 2am.
Location: St. Maria im Kapitol, Kasinostrasse 6
Times: Friday, June 27, 7:30pm-2am
Phone: 0151 12809146
More Information: www.romanischer-sommer.de
Hooray for the beautiful river Elbe! Live bands, food and drink vendors, boat races, and many more fascinating attractions converge at the Dresden riverside this weekend in honour of the city’s magnificent natural splendour.
Location: The banks of the river Elbe
Times: Friday, June 27 – Sunday, June 29
Phone: 03 51 2 68 38 32
More Information: www.elbhangfest.de
Money History Tour
Take a guided tour of Frankfurt’s Money Museum and find out everything you wanted to know about the history of money. See how banknotes are created, and what causes inflation or deflation to occur.
Location: Money Museum of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Wilhelm-Epstein-Str. 14
Times: Saturday, June 29, 11am
Phone: 069 9566 3073
More Information: www.geldmuseum.de
50 Jahre Bossa Nova
Saxophonist Tony Lakatos, bassist Davide Petrocca, percussionist Angela Frontera, guitarist Zeila Fonseca, and vocalist Juliana da Silva play Bossa Nova classics Tuesday night at Jazzkeller. If you can’t be in Ipanema this weekend, be here.
Location: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimerstrasse 18a
Times: Tuesday, July 1, 9pm
Phone: 069 28 85 37
More Information: www.jazzkeller.com
The Legend of Joseph
A new version of Hamburg Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier’s 1977 ballet The Legend of Joseph kicks off Hamburg Ballet Days this Sunday. Featuring music by Richard Strauss, the ballet recounts the Biblical story of Potiphar’s wife’s seduction of Joseph.
Location: Hamburg State Opera, Grosse Theaterstrasse 25
Times: Sunday, June 29, 6pm; Tuesday, July 1, 7:30pm
Phone: 040 35 68 68
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The Day of Architecture
Get intimate with a building this Sunday. Nearly one hundred cities and towns across Lower Saxony will provide visitors with an in-depth look at their architectural treasures. In Hannover alone, twenty-four houses, apartment buildings, schools, office buildings, and other structural wonders fling open their doors. Architects will be on hand to answer questions.
Location: Architektenkammer Niedersachsen, Friedrichswall 5
Times: Sunday, June 29
Phone: 0511 28 0960
More Information: www.aknds.de
This fabulous festival has been going strong for twenty years, and to celebrate, a special birthday party on Friday will feature fireworks, music and live performances. Plus, beer will be priced as it was twenty years ago when Tollwood began.
Location: Olympiapark Süd München
Times: Friday, June 27, 2pm-1am
Phone: 0700 38 38 50 24 (12 Cents/Min)
More Information: www.tollwood.de
Munich Town Run
Everybody gets a chance to run in this race. There’s a half marathon for the advanced, a walking route for the more pedestrian-inclined, a race for kids, and a run the whole family can do together. All routes traverse the English Gardens, beginning at Marienplatz, and continue across the Hofgarten.
Price: €5 – 26
Times: Sunday, June 29, 8am
Phone: 089 216 60
More Information: http://www.sportscheck.com
The Gospel According to Hollywood – The Many Messages of America’s Popular Films
Austin, Texas based author and English professor Dr. Greg Garrett discusses the religious and philosophical themes found in Hollywood films. He explores the topic in his recent book The Gospel According to Hollywood, and will use clips from Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, and Lord of the Rings to illustrate his points.
Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3
Times: Friday, June 27, 7pm
Phone: 089 55 25 3713
More Information: www.amerikahaus.de