What's on in Germany: August 14 - 20
Celeste Sunderland · 14 Aug 2008, 13:03
Published: 14 Aug 2008 13:03 GMT+02:00
Dance In August
Indie, avant-garde choreographers share the bill with the more established at this annual dance festival now in its 20th year. Japanese dancer Hiroaki Umeda performs with his digital avatar Wednesday.
Price: €10 - 15
Location: Podewil, Klosterstrasse 68
Times: Wednesday, August 20, 8pm
Phone: 030 247 49 777
More Information: www.tanzimaugust.de
National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Turkey
Young Turkish musicians bring the sounds of their flutes, violins, oboes, and other classical instruments to the Konzerthaus Berlin Saturday. They'll play works by Brahms, Poulenc, and Rachmaninov, plus the world premiere of a new piece by Ahmet Altinel.
Location: Great Hall at Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt 2
Times: Saturday, August 16, 8pm
Phone: 01805 56 81 00
More Information: www.young-euro-classic.de
BILDer Aus Tibet
Michel Comte's shot of a nude Carla Bruni sold for €57,000 last spring. Pick up one of the Swiss photographer's pictures of Tibet for a mere thousand, or, just give them a glimpse. Eighty are hanging in the Axel-Springer-Passage. Proceeds benefit the children's aid organisation "Ein Herz für Kinder."
Location: Axel-Springer-Passage, Markgrafenstrasse 19a
Times: Through August 22
Phone: 030 259 177 661
More Information: www.welt.de
Cologne's open-air dance party of the summer kicks off Sunday morning. By nightfall Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos und Chris Tietjen will have the crowd simmering.
Location: Jugendpark, Sachsenbergstrasse 1
Times: Sunday, August 17, 11am-10pm
More Info: www.partytickets.de
The Icelandic band's new album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust translates to With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly, and includes all of those dreamy sounds we've come to expect from them. See Jonsi and the guys play Alter Schlachthof Monday night.
Location: Alter Schlachthof
Times: Monday, August 18, 8:30 pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 5700 870 (0.14 €/Min)
More Info: www.sigurros.com
For this pioneering gallery's 10th anniversary, 42 young, experimental artists were asked to "react specifically to the exhibition space." The space in question is Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Go see what wild creations they concocted.
Location: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Grabbeplatz 4
Times: Thursday - Saturday, 12 pm – 7 pm; Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; Through September 21
Phone: 0211 899 6243
More Info: www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de
The Idan Raichel Project
With a combination of Ethiopian folk music, Arabic poetry, Yemenite chants, and Caribbean rhythms, this Israeli collective makes wonderfully diverse music. See how well they pull it off Tuesday at the Palmengarten.
Location: Palmengarten, Siesmayerstrasse 61
Times: Tuesday, August 19, 7:30 pm
Phone: 069 212 339 39
More Info: www.idanraichelproject.com
World Astra Day
Hooray for beer! There's always a reason to fete Germany's home grown brews. Tens of thousands of locals and visitors will be celebrating Saturday among music and entertainment at Hamburg's Landungsbrücken.
Times: Saturday, August 16, 1 pm – 12 am
More Info: www.welt-astra-tag.de
Alberto Lodoletti Piano Recital
Enjoy a little classical music this weekend. Italian pianist Alberto Lodoletti plays Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin as part of Gasteig's International Summer Concert Series.
Location: Black Box im Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: Saturday, August 16, 8 pm
Tickets: 089 54 818181 (0.14 €/Min)
More Information: www.gasteig.de
Hear tunes from their new disc Accelerate and hopefully a few classics from the band's earlier days, Tuesday night at Schlossplatz.
Price: € 62.15
Location: Schlossplatz Stuttgart
Times: Tuesday, August 19, 7pm
More Information: www.eventim.de