What's on in Germany: Jul. 31 - Aug. 6
International Berlin Beer Festival
Cold beer for everyone! Over two hundred breweries set up their stalls along Karl-Marx-Allee this weekend for Berlin's annual summer beer festival. Break out of the Berliner Kindl routine and try a Czech brew, or better yet, go for the Belgian.
Times: Friday, August 1, 12pm-12am; Saturday, August 2, 10am-12am; Sunday, August 3, 10am-10pm
Hotline: 030 65 76 35 60
More Information: www.bierfestival-berlin.de
Max Bill: Aspects of his Work
Get acquainted with one of Germany's typography luminaries this week. An excellent collection of historical theatre posters and advertisements join sketches and architectural models created by the pioneering designer, Max Bill, for this special exhibition at the Bauhaus archive.
Price: €7, Saturday - Monday; €6 Wednesday - Friday
Location: Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Klingelhöferstrasse 14
Times: Wednesday - Monday, 10am-5pm; Through August 25
More Information: www.bauhaus.de
Babylon. Myth and Truth.
The ancient city of Babylon inspires images of mystery and intrigue. Get some cold, hard facts about the civilisation by taking a look at some of its treasures at the Pergamon Museum's new exhibition Babylon. Myth and Truth.
Location: Pergamon Museum, Am Kupfergraben 5
Times: Sunday - Wednesday, 9am-6pm; Thursday - Saturday, 9am-10pm; Through October 5
Phone: 0180 366 3668 (9 ct/Min. for touch-tone landlines, possibly different rates for cellular networks)
More Information: www.smb.museum
African Culture Fest
This year's celebration of all things African kicks off with an enticing buffet on Friday evening. Saturday sees live music, dance performances, an acrobatics show, and a late night disco party.
Location: Solmspark Rödelheim/Auf der Insel
Times: Friday, August 1, 6:30 pm; Saturday, August 2, 10am
Phone: 0152 03 77 27 63
More Info: www.senegal-verein.de
Grosses Kinderfest im Liebieghaus
Sunday's a day for exciting workshops and a marionette rendition of Homer's Odyssey for kids! Meet at the Liebieghause entrance hall and embark on a unique way for the whole family to spend an entertaining summer day.
Price: €7; Families, €14; Under 12, Free
Location: Liebieghaus Skulpturen Sammlung, Schaumainkai 71
Times: Sunday, August 3, 10am-6pm
Phone: 069 650 0490
More Info: www.liebieghaus.de
Literature mingles with art at this intriguing exhibition. Encounter concepts from the past three decades with works by Andreas Diefenbach, Thilo Heinzmann, Lena Henke, Martin Neumaier, and dozens more.
Location: Literaturhaus Frankfurt, Schöne Aussicht 2
Times: Monday - Friday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
Phone: 069 7561 840
More Info: www.literaturhaus-frankfurt.de
Once again, the season of death-defying rides is upon us. Get lost in a wonderful world of a thousand screaming revelers and sugary confections this weekend at the Hamburg Dom.
Times: Monday - Thursday, 3pm-11pm; Friday - Saturday, 3pm- 12:30am; Sunday, 2pm - 11pm; Through August 24
More Info: www.hamburger-dom.de
Clowns and street performers bring a lighthearted atmosphere to Maschsee Lake this month for this extraordinary summer festival. Get your seasonal eating and dancing in, then go for a boat cruise and take in the festivities from the water.
Location: Machsee Lake
Times: Daily; Through August 17
More Info: www.hannover.de
Lovis Corinth and the Birth of Modern
The painter would have turned 150 this year. Celebrate one of the 19th century's most innovative artists with this exhibition of his work at Leipzig's Museum der Bildended Kunste.
Location: Museum der Bildenden Kunste Leipzig, Katharinenstrasse 10
Times: Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday, 12pm-8pm; Through October 19
Phone: 0341 216 990
More Info: www.mdbk.de
Theatron Music Summer
Whether your tastes sway toward classical or jazz, hip hop or reggae, there's something for everyone at this Munich music festival. The program of forty-three concerts and fifteen short films begins Wednesday, on Olympic Lake, with Luftmentschn at 7pm, followed by La Brass Banda at 8:30.
Location: Theatron, Olympic Lake
Times: Wednesday, August 6 - August 24
More Information: www.theatron.de
He made a name for himself with structures like the New Maxburg building in Munich, the German Pavilion at the 1958 World Expo in Brussels, and the Chancellor's bungalow in Bonn. To celebrate the centennial of the German architect's birth, the Architecture Musem of the Technical University has concocted an exhibition of his life and work, which opens Thursday.
Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Kunstareal Munchen, Barer Strasse 40
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; Through October 5
Phone: 089 23805 360
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Rocky Horror Picture Show
Romance unfolds under the Munich sky with the city's "Movies, Moon and Stars" film series. Catch a screening of Jim Sharman's classic 1974 flick, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Friday night.
Times: Friday, August 1, nightfall
More Information: www.kino-mond-sterne.de