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What's on in Germany: July 10-16

Celeste Sunderland · 10 Jul 2008, 15:00

Published: 10 Jul 2008 15:00 GMT+02:00

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Wassermusik Summer Open Air Festival

Once mid-summer rolls around, we all get a little thirsty for the sea. For three weekends in July, the banks of the River Spree near the House of World Cultures turns into an ocean-themed environment. This weekend surf bands play while sunbathers relax in the sand. Be sure to catch Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog this Sunday at 8:30 pm.

Price: €10-15

Location: River Spree near Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt

Times: Thursday - Sunday; July 10 - July 27

More Information: www.hkw.de


Diana Krall

Everyone's favourite jazz singer takes the stage at Berlin's Zitadelle Friday night. She dazzles cheerful originals and gorgeous standards like "Fly Me To The Moon," and "The Look of Love."

Price: €45 - 68

Location: Zitadelle

Times: Friday, July 11, 7:30pm

Tickets: 030 4799 7499

More Information: www.dianakrall.com


Homage To Yves Saint Laurent

Pay homage to one of the last century's most influential fashion designers this week with a visit to the Museum of Decorative Arts. A collection of Yves Saint Laurent's haute couture and prêt-à-porter items will be on view in this special exhibition of the French icon who passed away last month at age 71.

Price: €8

Location: The Museum of Decorative Arts (Kunstgewerbemuseum), Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 10

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-6pm; Through August 31

Phone: 030 266 2902

More Information: www.smb.spk-berlin.de



Cologne Lights

Make your way down to the riverside Saturday for one of Cologne's most magical summer events. A dramatic procession of grand ships will illuminate the Rhine, while onlookers clutch candles and an exciting display of fireworks erupts to the sound of music.

Price: Free

Location: The banks of the Rhine, Cologne

Times: Saturday, July 12

Phone: 0221 221 30 400

More Information: www.koelner-lichter.de



Dresden Museum Summer Night

Forty of Dresden's museums including the Military History Museum, the Museum of Minerals and Geology, and the Botanical Garden are open late Saturday night, when they offer backstage tours, and special concerts and entertainments. One ticket allows access to all participating museums!

Price: €9

Location: Various Locations

Times: Saturday, July 12, 6pm-1am

Phone: 0351 4919 2288

More Information: www.dresden.de


Nelly Furtado

The "promiscuous girl" fires up the crowd on the banks of the River Elbe Thursday night. It's the singer's third and final German stop on her "Get Loose Open Air" tour and she'll surely be in top form.

Price: €60

Location: The banks of the river Elbe, near Wiesentorstrasse

Times: Thursday, July 10, 8pm

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



Düsseldorf France Festival

The scent of brie and fresh baguettes infuses the Düsseldorf atmosphere this weekend as a festival devoted to French culture turns Burgplatz into a "Petit Paris." Lots of music, theatre, food, and wine will be on hand, so dust off that beret.

Price: Friday €3; Saturday €4; Sunday €2

Location: Burgplatz

Times: Friday, July 11 - Sunday, July 13

Phone: 0211 45 60 539

More Information: duesseldorfer-frankreich-fest.de



Tea Time - Living With Art

Art collectors and those curious about the way art collectors live will enjoy this unusual exhibition that recreates a living room with sofas, paintings, sculptures and photographs. Visitors are invited to enjoy a cup of tea while soaking up the atmosphere.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankenallee 74

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-2pm; through August 30

Phone: 069 739 009 67

More Info: www.galerie-beckers.de



Toshiya Kobayashi - Eternity and a Day

The Japanese artist Toshiya Kobayashi creates beautiful works often featuring elements of nature. Outlined in white, the soft petals of a peony blossom open against a black backdrop, while green leaves provide a dash of colour to a stark white space. See his work at Hamburg's Galerie Peter Borchardt and walk away inspired.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Peter Borchardt, Grosse Elbstrasse 68

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 12pm-6pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through August 2

Phone: 040 3 88 9 88

More Info: www.galerie-borchardt.de



Easy Riders Poetry Slam

Ten poets battle in the open air to the theme of "Liberty on two wheels." Only one will be victorious. You decide who has the rhyming finesse to walk away with the title.

Price: €3

Location: Historisches Museum am Hohen Ufer

Times: Thursday, July 10, 8 pm

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Phone: 0511 168 43052

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Kleines Fest im Grossen Garten

Hannover's Herrenhäuser Gardens transform into a fairy tale land this month as fancifully outfitted harlequins, acrobats, dancers, and musicians perform on dozens of stages throughout the leafy grounds. Book in advance to ensure a spot within the picturesque plot.

Price: €25

Location: Grosser Garten Herrenhausen, Herrenhäuser Strasse 3 A

Times: 7pm, Wednesday - Sunday; Through July 27

More Information: www.kleinesfestludwigslust.de



Munich Christopher Street Day

Don traditional lederhosen, or outrageous feather boas this weekend for Munich's annual gay pride event. Tens of thousands of revelers will turn Marienplatz into a colourful bonanza of music and dance. Head to the Rindermarkt Saturday night for an open-air disco party!

Price: Free

Location: Marienplatz & Rindermarkt

Times: Saturday, July 12 & Sunday, July 13

Phone: 089 54 333 211

More Information: www.csd-munich.de


All You Need Is Music

Check out Mick Jagger's 1964 Ford Galaxy, Elton John's piano, and other rock and roll relics at this fascinating exhibition which traces the genre's history from Elvis Presley to present day pop.

Price: Price: €9

Location: Olympic Ice Sport Centre, Olympiapark, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21

Times: Daily, 11am-7pm; through July 26

Phone: 089 30 670

More Information: www.all-you-need-is-music.com

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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