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What's on in Germany: July 17-23

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What's on in Germany: July 17-23
Arrrgh! The skull of a catured pirate at the Hamburg maritime museum. Photo: DPA
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BERLIN

Music/Concerts:

Orchestra Baobab - Made in Dakar

Fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms, Portuguese Creole, and Congolese rumba makes for a mighty exciting musical amalgam. Practice your African dance moves Thursday night when the Senegalese group takes the stage at Kesselhaus in the Kulturbrauerei.

Price: €20-25

Location: Kesselhaus, Sredzkistrasse 1

Times: Thursday, July 17, 9pm

Phone: 030 44 3150

More Information: www.myspace.com/orchestrabaobabofficial

Peter Ablinger - Hearing Listening

Austrian composer and sound artist Peter Ablinger has turned the Haus am Waldsee into a space of sound exploration. Accompanied by Daniel Biesold's paintings, Ablinger's works lead visitors into a world of new awareness where pianos emit the sound of a human voice, and street traffic becomes a focal point among nature.

Price: €5

Location: Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30

Times: Daily, 11am-6pm

Phone: 030 801 8935

More Information: hausamwaldsee.de

Galleries/Museums:

Berlin in the Spotlight: the Blockade of 1948/1949

The photojournalist Henry Ries, who was born in Berlin and fled to New York in 1937 returned to Europe in 1945 as a war photographer. Two years later he shot the events surrounding the blockade of West Berlin. His images from that time form the bulk of this interesting new exhibition at the German Historical Museum.

Price: €5

Location: Deutsches Historisches Museum, I.M. Pei Building, Hinter dem Giesshaus 3

Times: Daily, 10am-6pm, through September 21

Tickets: 030 203 040

More Information: www.dhm.de

COLOGNE

Galleries/Museums:

Robert Elfgen - Des Bien Ich (This is Me, Bee)

Inspired by Albert Einstein's quote about the importance of bees to mankind, "If the bee disappeared from the face of the earth, mankind would survive four more years; no bees, no pollination, no animals, no humans...", the German artist further investigates the notion of existence with his abstract land of bees.

Price: Free

Location: Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Wormser Strasse 23

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm; Saturday 11am-4pm

Phone: 0221 3804 1516

More Information: www.monikasprueth.com

FRANKFURT

Galleries/Museums:

22 Posters

See what kinds of new poster designs Stuttgart art students cooked up for classic films like "The Gold Rush," "Blowup," "Lost Highway," and "Sin City."

Price: €2,50

Location: Deutsches Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41 (Museumsufer)

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday and Sunday, 10am-7pm; Saturday 2pm-7pm

Phone: 069 96 12 20 220

More Info: www.deutschesfilmmuseum.de

HAMBURG

Festivals:

Duckstein Festival

Hamburg's waterfront, between between Fleethof, Hotel Steigenberger, Bleichenfleet and Stadthausbrücke bridge comes alive with "Art, Culture and Cuisine" this month as street actors, acrobats and musicians provide hours of open air entertainment for the whole family.

Price: Free

Location: Fleetinsel, Hamburg

Times: Monday - Thursday 6pm-11pm, Friday 6pm-12am, Saturday 2pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-11pm; July 18 - 27

More Info: www.duckstein.de

Galleries/Museums:

International Maritime Museum

Hamburg's new Maritime Museum tells a three-thousand year history of the city's seafaring past. Thousands of impressive ship models and paintings, naval uniforms, and a rendition of the Queen Mary II constructed of Legos are displayed on nine floors. Learn a few sea shanties and pay a visit.

Price: €10

Location: Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg, Kaispeicher B, Koreastrasse

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday 10am-8pm

Phone: 040 300 92 300

More Info: www.internationales-maritimes-museum.de

LEIPZIG

Music/Concerts:

Seal

The British crooner takes the stage at Leipzig's Parkbühne Thursday night. Will supermodel wife Heidi Klum join him for a duet of "Wedding Day"? We've got our fingers crossed.

Price: €56,40

Location: Parkbühne (Clara Zetkin Park), Karl-Tauchnitz-Strasse/Höhe Hadnstrasse

Times: Thursday, July 17, 7:30pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070 (0.14 cents/minute)

More Info:

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MUNICH

Galleries/Museums:

Female Trouble

Photographers and video artists like Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas, Monica Bonvicini, and Pipilotti Rist have all used the image of the woman to deconstruct notions of female gender. A new exhibition at Munich's Pinakothek der Monderne brings them all together. See the show and get an altogether new notion of a portrait of a lady.

Price: €9,50

Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Strasse 40

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday 10am-8pm; through October 26

Phone: 089 23805 360

More Information: www.pinakothek.de

STUTTGART

Music/Concerts:

MTV Hip Hop Open

Ice Cube, Ludacris, Dynamite Deluxe and more stars of rap and hip hop fire up Stuttgart Saturday night for the MTV Hip Hop Open.

Price: €45

Location: Reitstadion, Stuttgart Bad-Cannstatt

Times: Saturday, July 19, 10am

More Information: www.hiphopopen.de

Viva Afro Brazil International Festival

Latin stars like Elba Ramalho and Mart'nalia infuse Tübingen, just outside of Stuttgart, with a festive groove this weekend. Afro-Brazilophiles will be dancing the salsa and the samba all night long.

Price: €39,90 per day

Location: Grosses Foyer der Mensa Morgenstelle, Morgenstelle 16, Tübingen

Times: Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19

Tickets: 01805 44 70

More Information: www.viva-afro-brasil.de

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