German-American Festival of the People
Revel in all things Massachusetts this weekend as the three-week festival of German-American people begins. Amid mock colonial settlements and red-barned farms, eat lobster, relax on “Cape Cod beach”, and dance to bands on “Beacon Street.” Got little ones? Go Wednesday, all rides are half price.
Price: €1,50; Under 12, free
Location: The Corner of Clayallee and Argentinische Allee in Berlin-Dahlem
Times: Sunday – Thursday 2pm-11pm; Friday, Saturday, 2pm-12am; through August 17
More Information: www.deutsch-amerikanisches-volksfest.de
The US presidential candidate speaks at the SiegessSaeule in Tiergarten Park Thursday afternoon. Take your place among the multitudes and be inspired, but leave your bags at home, it’s a security request.
Location: SiegessSaeule at the Grosser Stern in Tiergarten Park
Times: Thursday, July 24, 7pm
More Information: my.barackobama.com
The ideas of Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and other Bauhaus artists and designers live on today, not only in every day design, but in exhibitions like this one. One hundred works ranging from photography to furniture design, by teachers and students of the Bauhaus are on display.
Location: Galerie Berinson, Lindenstrasse 34
Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm, through August 2
Phone: 030 28 38 79 90
More Information: www.berinson.de
Norbert Prangenberg – Neue Arbeiten
The structured surfaces of the German artist’s vivid oil paints compel. Bits of copper or zinc shine through, offering dazzling moments of investigation. Observe Prangenberg’s work at Galerie Karsten Greve starting this Friday.
Location: Galerie Karsten Greve, Drususgasse 1-5
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6:30pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; July 25 – September 13.
Phone: 0221 257 10 12
More Information: www.artnet.com
Legos galore! Your little ones will go gaga at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum’s LegoBautselle, where they’re invited to build colourful Lego constructions to their heart’s content.
Location: Deutsches Architekturmuseum, DAM Auditorium, Schaumainkai 43
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; through August 3
Phone: 069 212 38844
More Info: www.deutschesfilmmuseum.de
Guitarist Wesley G. and bassist Rudi Engel join the vocalist for a set of standards at Jazzkeller Saturday night.
Location: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimerstrasse 18a
Times: Saturday, July 26, 10pm
Phone: 069 28 85 37
More Info: www.jazzkeller.com
Hamburg Cruise Days 2008
The port city of Hamburg is a popular launching point for cruise ships. Learn all about what it’s like to spend a holiday on the high seas starting Wednesday when the harbour fills with massive boats and cruise experts.
Location: Hamburg Harbour
Times: Wednesday, July 30 – Sunday, August 3
More Info: www.hamburgcruisedays.de
Drehmomente – Films by Dieter Roth
The Hannover-born artist shot films in Reykjavik and Copenhagen in the 1950s and 1960s that broke ground with their unusual use of movement and light combined with manipulation of the film itself. Works like “Pop 1,” “Dock 1+2,” “Letter,” and “Dot,” are being shown at the Sprengel Museum.
Location: Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kurt-Schwitters-Platz
Times: Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; through October 5
Phone: 0511 1684 38 75
More Info: www.sprengel-museum.de
Nadja Bournonville – One For Every Wish
A narrative history unfolds with a small wooden ship, photographs, and text-based drawings. Artist Nadja Bournonville presents universal dreams through metaphoric sets. Check out part one of a three-part project at the Pierogi Gallery in Leipzig.
Location: Pierogi Leipzig, Spinnereistrasse 7, Halle 10 (PF 514)
Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm; through August 16
Phone: 0341 241 90 80
More Info: www.pierogi2000.com
Oben Ohne Open Air
It’s party time in Munich’s Bavaria Park Saturday, as a roster of eight bands take the stage starting at 1:00pm. Get ready to shake it to A La Ska, The Busters, Dendemann and more!
Price: €3; Under 18, free
Location: Schwanthalerhöhe, Bavaria Park
Times: Saturday, July 26, 1pm-10pm
Phone: 089 23805 360
More Information: www.oben-air.de
Munich Opera Festival
“Exorcist” director William Friedkin staged Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Das Gehege which premieres Saturday at the Munich National Theatre. Inspired by Richard Strauss’ Salome, Das Gehege will be staged alongside that classic opera.
Price: €11 – 163
Location: Bayerische Staatsoper, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Times: Saturday, July 26, 7pm
Phone: 089 23805 360
More Information: www.bayerische.staatsoper.de