What’s on in Germany: September 18 – 24

What's on in Germany: September 18 - 24
We just called to say, you're the greatest, Stevie! Photo: DPA



International Literature Festival

One hundred poets, novelists and short-story writers from around the world read their works, in their original language, starting Wednesday. See how literary themes from Brazil to Bahrain, Cuba to Canada, overlap.

Price: €6-60

Location: Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstrasse 24

Times: Wednesday, September 24 – Sunday, October 5

Phone: 030 254 89100

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A European Jazz Jamboree

Clarinettists Gebhard Ullmann, Jurgen Kupke, and Michael Thieke kick off this week-long jazz festival, which includes performances by a drum quartet, an orchestra from Rome, and a 70th birthday concert for pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach.

Price: Friday €8-30

Location: Various

Times: Thursday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 24

Phone: 030 230 99 333

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Live (Jinsei) – A German and Japanese Quilt Exhibition

Get a better appreciation for the subtleties in the colours and patterns of Japanese kimono fabrics Friday night. This exhibition, which displays the work of German and Japanese quilting artists opens at 7pm.

Price: Free

Location: Japanese-German Center Berlin, Saargemünder Strasse 2

Times: Friday, September 19, 7pm; Regular hours: Monday through Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-3:30pm; through October 24.

Phone: 030 839 070

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Photokina Fair

Got a thing for photography? Check out the latest innovations in image media, technologies, and imaging markets this weekend in Cologne.

Price: €9-79

Location: Koelnmesse, Messeplatz 1

Times: Tuesday, September 23 – Sunday, September 28, 10am-6pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070(14 Ct/min)

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Stevie Wonder

It’s been ten long years since the American icon has toured Europe, my cherie amour, but the singer brings his classic tunes and new songs from A Time To Love to Cologne Monday night, and we’re overjoyed.

Price: €69-97

Location: Lanxess Arena (formerly Kölnarena), Willy-Brandt-Platz

Times: Monday, September 22, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 0180 510 3101(14 Ct/min)

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Old Town Autumn Culture Festival

Spirited live music, astonishing acrobatics, and dazzling juggling converge Saturday night as Balagan brings their Russian expertise to the stage of Düsseldorf’s Theaterzelt. The evening is just one of many highlights of the Old Town Autumn Culture Festival. Check the festival website for more feats of song and dance prowess.

Price: €15 – 36

Location: Theaterzelt, Burgplatz

Times: Saturday, September 20, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 0211 617 0617

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Klassik Radio Film Music Concert

The Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra plays Richard Strauss’ theme song from 2001: A Space Odyssey, parts of John Williams’ score from ET, Danny Elfman’s music from Batman, and many more movie hits this Saturday in Frankfurt. Do try your best not to hum along.

Price: €49,90 – 79,90

Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese

Times: Saturday, September 20, 8pm

Ticket Hotline 01805 84 80 84 (14ct/Minute)

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The Legend of Joseph

A passionate tale of angels and destiny, loneliness and desire takes shape as the Hamburg Ballet performs a new version of John Neumeier’s choreography to the “Legend of Joseph” Wednesday night. Be moved by the music of Strauss, and the grace of Joëlle Boulogne and Thiago Bordin.

Price: €4-77

Location: Hamburg State Opera, Dammtorstrasse 28

Times: Wednesday, September 24, 7:30pm

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Hope you’ve been working on your alcohol tolerance level. Taps start to flow at the mother of all beer festivals Saturday in the Bavarian capital.

Price: Free

Location: Theresienwiese

Times: Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, October 5

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Munich Square Devils Open House

How do you say “do-si-do” in German? Find out Tuesday at the Munich Square Devils open house event. Dust off those cowboy boots and bow to your partner.

Price: Free

Location: Gemeindesaal St. Johann von Capistran, Gotthelfstrasse 7

Times: Tuesday, September 23, 7pm

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Gregory Forstner – The Waiting Rooms

Based on Albrecht Durer’s engravings of “The Ship of Fools,” Gregory Forstner created a series of paintings that deal with the history of his own family, particularly that of his Austrian grandfather, an active National Socialist during World War II. Meet the artist Thursday night at the exhibition opening.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Zink Munich, Theresienstrasse 122a

Times: Thursday, September 18, 6-9pm

Phone: 089 52 389 449

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