Zinc & Copper Works
Is it sound, or is it text? Both actually. This horn, tuba, and trombone trio plays works that bridge music and language, Thursday night at Villa Elisabeth. See how well Daniel Costello, Robin Hayward, and Daniel Ploeger can communicate through their instruments. Ensemble Maulwerker shares the bill.
Location: Villa Elisabeth, Invalidenstrasse 3
Times: Thursday, October 9, 8pm
More Information: www.bgnm.de
This weekend get wrapped up in the stories of a teenage couple from Japan, an Italian widow, and a guy named Johnny, played by Joe Strummer, who robs a bank with a couple buddies. The 1989 Jim Jarmusch film Mystery Train plays Saturday night at Lichtblick-Kino.
Location: Lichtblick-Kino, Kastanienallee 77
Times: Saturday, October 11, 10:15; Sunday, October 12, 10:15
Phone: 44 05 81 79
More Information: www.lichtblick-kino.org
Photographs from the Collection agnès b.
French fashion designer agnès b. has accumulated an extraordinary collection of photographs. About two hundred of them, including shots by Warhol, Arbus, and Robert Mapplethorpe hang at C/O Berlin starting Friday. It's the first time they've been on show outside of Paris, so hit up the opening and give them a hearty Wilkommen. Friendly Fire plays live.
Location: C/O Berlin, Oranienburger Strasse/Tucholskystrasse
Times: Opening, Friday, October 11, 7pm; Regular hours, daily, 11am-8pm, through December 7
Phone: 030 28 09 19 25
More Information: www.co-berlin.info
Antibes-based electronic music maker Anthony Gonzalez shares his band name with a galaxy. How apropos! His music is stunningly futuristic, and the live show will have you feeling like Neil Armstrong. Catch him in Cologne Wednesday night.
Location: Luxor, Luxemburger Strasse 40
Times: Wednesday, October 15, 9pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070 (0,14 cent/minute)
More Info: www.ilovem83.com
What is your relationship to this phrase: "As far as the eye can see"? How about this one: "An die see, auf die see, von der see, in die see"? Find out this week at K21 Kunstsammlung, where New York conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner shows he's got a way with words.
Location: K21 Kunstsammlung, Ständehausstrasse 1
Times: Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm; through January 11, 2009
Phone: 0211 8381 600
More Info: www.kunstsammlung.de
Chrysanthemums and Autumn Flowers
Shed the October chill in a green house this week as Frankfurt's PalmenGarten celebrates fall flowers. It's the perfect time to take in the vivid yellows and oranges of autumn blossoms before winter's grey takes over.
Location: PalmenGarten, Siesmayerstrasse 61
Times: 9am - 6pm, Friday, October 10 - Friday, October 31; 9am-4pm, Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 2
Phone: 069 212 3 39 39
More Info: www.palmengarten-frankfurt.de
The Scottish painter has an adaptive sense of place, which he illustrates through his art. A new show at Schirn Kunsthalle features dreamy scenes from Canada, Trinidad, and London, all places Doig once lived.
Location: Schirn Kunsthalle, Römerberg
Times: Tuesday, Friday - Sunday, 10am-7pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-10pm
Phone: 069 29 98 820
More Info: www.schirn-kunsthalle.de
At forty, the trip hop master takes a look back at his formative years in Bristol, England, with his latest masterpiece Knowle West Boy. On the heels of its release last summer, he hits up Hamburg Thursday night.
Location: Uebel und Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66
Times: Thursday, October 9, 9pm
More Info: www.knowlewestboy.com
Wir Nennen Es Hamburg
Prepare yourself for one long night of music and dancing. Frank Spilker, Boy Division, F.S.K., Kristof Schreuf, and the Schwabinggrad Ballett will all be on hand Saturday night at the opening of this spectacular exhibition, which translates to "We Call It Hamburg." It all begins at Kunstverein with coffee and cake.
Location: Kunstverein, Klosterwall 23 and Kampnagle, Jarrestrasse 20
Times: Saturday, October 11, 4pm at Kunstverein, 7:30pm at Kampnagle
Phone: 040 33 83 44/040 270 9490
More Info: www.kampnagel.de
This Danish band is sort of like a Scandinavian Madonna. They pull out all the retro beats on cheerful tracks like "10,000 Nights of Thunder" and "Boyfriend." Super cute outfits too. If you like to dance in shorts and high heels, see them Thursday night in Munich.
Location: 59:1, Sonnenstrasse 27
Times: Thursday, October 9, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 0180 54 81 81 81
More Information: www.thisisalphabeat.com
Jewellery Making Workshop
With the holiday season just a few months away, now's the time to start working on those homemade gifts. This year, bracelets for everyone! Learn how to make them, and other pretty bobbles at Gasteig, Thursday night.
Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5, Room 2146
Times: Thursday, October 9, 6pm
Phone: 089 480 980
More Information: www.gasteig.de