Be fabulous darling, and join in on the fun this weekend when the city’s most outrageous drag queens converge for the transgender party of the year. The four day event includes film screenings, discussions, dance parties and live entertainment.
Times: Thursday, October 2 – Sunday, October 5
More Information: www.wigstoeckel.com
Cult of the Artist: Celebrities. Andy Warhol and the Stars.
Iconic images of Mao and Marilyn hang beside self-portraits of the artist himself in this new exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof, the latest installment of the museum’s “Cult of the Artist” series, which deconstructs the myth of the artist.
Location: Hamburger Bahnhof,
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm; Friday, October 3 – January 25, 2009
Phone: 030 505 93 400
More Information: www.hamburgerbahnhof.de
Max Planck – The Reluctant Revolutionary
Last chance to get acquainted with one of Germany’s most celebrated scientists. An exhibition at Berlin’s Museum for Technology, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of Max Planck’s birth, ends Sunday. Explore breakthroughs he made in the early 20th century including his pioneering theory on quantum physics.
Location: German Museum of Technology, Trebbiner Strasse 9
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 9am-5:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm; through Sunday, October 5
Phone: 030 90 2540
More Information: www.dtmb.de
Cologne TV and Film Festival
The year’s best TV movies and series from around the world are screened along with some classics at this festival. Lectures delve into the exciting topic of television’s move into new platforms like the internet and mobile phones. Get in on the action.
Price: €5; €25 for a festival pass
Location: Cologne MediaPark
Times: Wednesday, October 8 – Monday, October 13
Phone: 0221 454 32 80
More Info: www.cologne-conference.de
Over twenty years after forming, Evan Dando and his band are touring Europe. Friday night’s stop in Cologne is the first of eight German dates. Go and see if they still have that special something that had you so charmed in the early nineties.
Location: Gebäude 9, Deutz-Mülheimer Strasse 127- 129
Times: Friday, October 3, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 969 0000 (14 Ct./Min.)
More Info: www.thelemonheads.net
The Jam’s former frontman has astounding longevity. Check out tunes from his new disc 22 Dreams Monday night when he hits up Cologne’s E-Werk.
Location: E-Werk Cologne, Schanzenstrasse 37
Times: Monday, October 6, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 0221 96279
More Info: www.paulweller.com
Guitar extraordinaire Bill Frisell and his quartet grace the stage at the Leipzig Opera House Friday night as part of the 32nd Leipzig Jazz Festival. If you do one thing this week, see this concert.
Price: €20 – 35
Location: Opernhaus Leipzig, Augustusplatz 12
Times: Friday, October 3, 7:30pm
Phone: 0341 1261 261
More Info: www.jazzclub-leipzig.de
Dreamwomen. Beauty in the 21st century.
Got an interest in the relationship between fashion photography and beauty? Check out this exhibition in Hamburg and explore the ways in which the model inspires the artist, and vice versa. Or, just go to see pictures of beautiful women smoking and lounging around on leopard print blankets.
Location: Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Deichtorstrasse 1-2
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; through November 9
Phone: 040 32 52 87 04 06
More Info: www.deichtorhallen.de
Matisse: People, Masks, Models
Matisse had a way with faces, rendering them in such a way that in the end, they often appeared as a mask. Observe over one hundred works, including “Lady in Green” and “Spanish Woman with Tambourine,” at this rare exhibition of Matisse portraits.
Location: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 30 – 32
Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm; Through January 11, 2009
Phone: 0711 470 40 249
More Info: www.staatsgalerie.de
One of the most moving singer/songwriters ever is on the road in Europe. Monday, he stops off in Munich, so if you’ve got the means, get yourself a ticket, and get ready for an evening of extraordinarily poignant “songs of love and hate.”
Price: €54,60 – 91,40
Location: Olympiahalle, Spiridon-Louis-Ring
Times: Monday, October 6, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 0180 5481 8181 (14 Ct./Min.)
More Information: www.leonardcohen.com
Whirling Dervish Workshop
It’s a lot more than simply spinning, but you’ll probably want to have a good grip on your equilibrium before embarking on this three-day workshop taught by a Turkish master. Classes, presented in English, are based on the teachings of the 13th century poet Rumi.
Location: Kulturhaus Milbertshofen, Burgstrasse 4
Times: Friday, October 3, 8pm-10pm; Saturday, October 4, 10am-10pm; Sunday, October 5, 10am-12pm
Phone: 089 727 196 23
More Information: www.hayatidede.org