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What's on in Germany: July 3-July 9

Celeste Sunderland · 2 Jul 2008, 17:40

Published: 02 Jul 2008 17:40 GMT+02:00

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All Nations Festival

Bring along your budding ambassador and get a peek inside more than twenty embassies this Saturday. Nations like Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe offer visitors informative programs and indigenous foods. Just be sure to pick up a free festival pass at one of Berlin's Infostores.

Price: Free

Location: Various Embassies In Berlin

Times: Saturday, July 5, 11am-6pm

More Information: www.allnationsfestival.de


Rufus Wainwright

The master of beautiful melancholy tinged with feisty cabaret takes to the stage at Admiralspalast Thursday night. Chances are good that the drama king will belt out one of his fabulous Judy Garland numbers.

Price: €28

Location: Admiralspalast Studio, Friedrichstrasse 101

Times: Thursday, July 3, 9pm

Tickets: 030 4799 7499

More Information: www.admiralspalast.de


Berlin's newest performance space Miss Micks hosts a night of solo cello with performances by New York musicians John Popham and Jessie Marino. Works by B.A. Zimmerman, John Cage, Morton Feldman and Kyle Hillbrand will be performed against a backdrop of live light filtration and video projection.

Price: Free

Location: Miss Micks, Möckernstrasse 68

Times: Friday, July 4, 9:30pm

More Information: www.littlemissmicks.com


Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

The European Football Championship may have come to an end, but that doesn't mean you have to let go of your infatuation. You'll remember French superstar Zinedine Zidane not only for his sensational skill, but for that famous 2006 World Cup headbutt. One year prior to that infamous match, filmmakers Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno captured every step, every glance, every motion Zidane made at the Villareal verses Real Madrid game on April 23, 2005. The film screens continuously at the daadgalerie through August 9.

Price: Free

Location: daadgalerie, Zimmerstrasse 90-91

Times: Monday - Saturday, 11am-6pm

More Information: www.berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de



Cologne Pride Parade

Concerts, galas, parties and parades, all in the name of gay pride turn the streets of Cologne into a rainbow-hued fiesta this weekend. Events revolving around the Heumarkt culminate in a massive parade through town on Sunday.

Price: Free

Location: Cologne

Times: Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6

More Information: www.csd-cologne.de



Cologne is about to get irie! Dozens of reggae bands from around the world converge on an island in the Fühlinger See this weekend for the annual Summerjam Festival. Headliners include Stephen Marley, Shaggy, and Common.

Price: €50-88

Location: Regattainsel, Fühlinger See

Times: Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6

Ticket Hotline: 0711 238 50 50

More Information: www.summerjam.de



Film Nights On The Elbe

Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights starring Jude Law, Norah Jones, and Rachel Weisz kicks off Cologne's open air cinema this Thursday. Keep an eye on the schedule and don't miss hits like Darjeeling Limited, No Country For Old Men, and Ratatouille. Films are shown in German.

Price: €6,50

Location: The banks of the river Elbe, near Wiesentorstrasse

Times: Thursday, July 3, 9:30pm

More Information: www.filmnaechte-am-elbufer.de



Ironman European Championship

The world's strongest, fastest, and all around most athletic men and women swim in the Langener Waldsee, cycle through the city of Frankfurt and its surrounding regions, and run along the River Main this Sunday during the Ironman European Championship. If that doesn't inspire you, the laser show finale certainly will.

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Sunday, July 6, 7am-nightfall

More Information: www.ironman-germany.de


Sound of Frankfurt

If you like music and you're in Frankfurt this Saturday then you're in luck. The annual Sound of Frankfurt festival takes over the city with bands and DJs from all around the world. There's a stage for Latin music, an arena for soul, an area for Hip Hop, and a whole lot more!

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, July 5, 3pm-4am

More Information: www.sof.de



Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

One of the world's greatest bands, the Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club brings the exquisite sounds of Havana to Hamburg's Stadtpark Freilichtbühne Thursday night. If you see one concert this summer, make it this one.

Price: €36,90

Location: Stadtpark Freilichtbühne

Times: Thursday, July 3, 7pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070 (0,14/minute)

Tickets: www.eventim.de

Lou Reed

The iconic American singer celebrates the 35th anniversary of his landmark album Berlin with a 30-piece ensemble and a children's choir. He hits up Hamburg Sunday night.

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Price: €48-81

Location: Congress Centrum CCH, Am Dammtor

Times: Sunday, July 6, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070 (0,14/minute)

More Information: www.loureed.com



Schützenfest - Guns and Arrows

Fun times are about to begin in Hannover. The city hosts Germany's largest Schützenfest, an annual celebration rooted in an archery tradition which has adapted to modern times by incorporating lots of rides, concerts, and a parade!

Price: Free

Location: Schuetzenplatz

Times: Saturday, July 4 - Monday, July 14

More Information: www.hannover.de



Cinema At The Pool

Planet Earth is one amazing place. Watch a leopard hunt its prey, a baby bird take flight, and massive icebergs float across the big screen at Munich's Ungererbad Lido Friday night when Cinema At The Pool presents Unsere Erde, aka Earth.

Price: €6-8

Location: Ungererbad Lido, Traubestrasse 3

Times: Friday, July 4, 8:30pm

Phone: 089 550 5660

More Information: www.kinoampool.de



Moving Baltic Sea

Moving Baltic Sea is an international travelling festival aiming to develop new ways of meeting cultural and ecological challenges in the Baltic Sea region together with young filmmakers, photographers, writers and environmentally committed young people.

On July 4th, the sailing ship “Lovis” will enter the Stadthafen Rostock, which is also the main venue of the festival. The screenings, discussion, parties and other events are open to the general public as are most of the workshops.

More information: www.movingbalticsea.org

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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