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What's on in Germany: September 4 - 10

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What's on in Germany: September 4 - 10
A wine festival in Frankfurt with grapes from the Rheingau region. Photo: DPA
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This Week's Highlights: A triathlon in Cologne, gospel music in Hannover, and salsa in Munich.

BERLIN

Festivals:

Kreuzberg Festival Days

Rides, games, food, and entertainment fill Kreuzberg's Viktoria Park for two whole weeks. Go for a spin on the swings, listen to some country music, or try to win a giant teddy bear!

Price: Free

Location: Viktoria Park

Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3pm-11pm; Wednesday, Sunday, 2pm-11pm; Friday, Saturday, 3pm-12am; through Sunday, September 14

More Information: www.kreuzberger-festliche-tage.de

Galleries/Museums:

The Building - E-Flux Video Rental

Four hundred artists, curators, and critics selected 850 works of film and video art to fill a new type of video rental store/screening room. The space opens Sunday with a double feature of films by Lawrence Weiner: Water In Milk Exists and A Bit Of Matter And A Little Bit More. Watch the movies, then sign up for a membership so you can take one home.

Price: Free

Location: Platz Der Vereinten Nationen 14a

Times: Sunday, September 7, 4pm; film screening starts at 6pm; Snöfrid bar opens at 7pm

Phone: 030 28 04 79 73

More Information: www.e-flux.com

The Collections of Barbara Bloom

American artist Barbara Bloom goes beyond the image, examining meanings and relationships among the objects pictured. See her classic installations "The Reign of Narcissism" and "Esprit de l'Escalier" along with new works at the Martin-Gropius-Bau.

Price: €7

Location: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstrasse 7

Times: Wednesday - Monday, 10am-8pm; through November 9

Phone: 030 25 48 60

More Information: www.gropiusbau.de

COLOGNE

Sporting Events:

Cologne Triathlon

Thousands of athletes strut their stuff in Cologne this weekend for the city's annual triathlon. Think you've got what it takes to join them? There's still time to register. Strap on those trainers and go!

Price: Free

Location: Fühlinger See

Times: Saturday, September 6 - Sunday, September 7

More Info: www.koelntriathlon.de

FRANKFURT

Festivals:

Rheingau Wine Festival

The wine harvest is upon us, and some of Germany's best comes from the region of Rheingau. Sample them at Frankfurt's Fressgasse this week, when thirty vintner stands set up among the zone's restaurants.

Price: Free

Location: Fressgasse, Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse/Opernplatz

Phone: 069 21 23 89 90

Times: Wednesday, September 3 - Friday, September 12, 11am-11pm

More Info: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

Music/Concerts:

Gagarin Records 10th Anniversary Tour

The vinyl-only, Hamburg-based label celebrates ten years of existence with a seven-stop tour. See Pete Um, Ergo Phizmiz, and Echokrank at Mousonturm Wednesday.

Price: €14

Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4

Phone: 069 40 58 9520

Times: Wednesday, September 10, 9pm

More Information: www.gagarinrecords.com

HAMBURG

Sporting Events:

Cyclassics

Top notch cyclists take over the streets of Hamburg Sunday as the city joins in on the Europe-wide biking event Cyclassics. Go cheer on the professional racers as they kick off from Hamburg's city centre.

Price: Free to watch, €43.50-€53.50 to participate

Location: Hamburg city center

Times: Sunday, September 7; Professional race begins at 11am

More Info: www.vattenfall-cyclassics.de

HANNOVER

Festivals:

Gospel Church Festival

Four thousand gospel singers converge on Hannover this weekend for the International Gospel Church Festival, which happens to coincide with the city's Long Night of Churches (September 5). Gospel stars like Tore W. Aas from Norway, Kirk Franklin from the United States, and Germany's own Dieter Falk will all be in town for the festivities.

Price: Free; €36 for Saturday night's gala concert

Location: Various

Times: Friday, September 5 - Sunday September 7

More Information: www.gospelkirchentag.de

MUNICH

Music/Concerts:

Mike Patzeit and Andreas Friedberg

The New York jazz duo brings their saxophone and guitar to the Potting Shed Bar & Kitchen Thursday night. Hear some good music over a burger and beer.

Price: Free

Location: The Potting Shed Bar & Kitchen, Haimhauser Strasse/Occamstrasse 11

Phone: 089 340 77 284

Times: Thursday, September 4, 8pm

More Information: /www.the-potting-shed.de

Galleries/Museums:

Bears In The Wild

What do crystal chandeliers and wild bears have in common? Find out Thursday night at the opening of Kristall Villa's photography exhibition.

Price: Free

Location: Kristalvilla, Reifenstuelstrasse 10

Phone: 089 5708 2914

Times: Thursday, September 4; through January 31

More Information: www.kristallvilla.com

Dance:

Summer Salsa Festival

It's about time you got that salsa step down. Munich's Summer Salsa Festival features dozens of workshops for beginners, to the most hip shaking advanced. Captivating to watch as well.

Price: €85-165

Location: Löwenbräukeller, Nymphenburgerstr. 2, Am Stiglmaierplatz

Phone: 0172 486 6097

Times: Thursday, September 4 - Sunday, September 7

More Information: www.summersalsafestival.de

Film:

The Fantasy Filmfest Munich

Lovers of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy, your film festival has arrived. Now in its 25th year, the Fantasy Filmfest features movies from around the world, shown in their original versions.

Price: €8.50

Location: Cinema, Nymphenburger Strasse 31; City, Sonnenstrasse 12

Phone: 089 55 52 55

Times: Various

More Information: www.fantasyfilmfest.com

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