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What's on in Germany: October 23 - 29

Celeste Sunderland · 23 Oct 2008, 10:13

Published: 23 Oct 2008 10:13 GMT+02:00

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The Emerging Art Fair

Mingle with gallerists, collectors, and an emerging generation of artists next week when this exciting annual art fair sets up at Tempelhof Airport. Nearly sixty galleries will be presented in the vast hangar.

Price: €10

Location: Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Hangar 2, Columbiadamm 10

Times: Thursday, October 30 - Sunday, November 2, 1pm-8pm

More Information: www.previewberlin.de

The opening of Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin

You may have noticed a big blue and white box standing on the banks of the River Spree in the heart of Berlin. Not only is this new building devoted to art, it is art. That white shape on a bright blue background depicts a pixelated cloud against a clear bue sky, and it was created by Austrian artist Gerwald Rockenschaub. The contemporary art space will be officially opened by Mayor Klaus Wowereit on Wednesday. Go see the inaugural exhibition of Berlin-based, South African video artist Candice Breitz' work.

Price: TBD

Location: Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Schlossplatz

Times: Daily, 11am-6pm; Monday 11am-10pm; Candice Breitz runs from Thursday, October 30 through December 28

Phone: 030 25 76 2040

More Information: www.kunsthalle-berlin.com



The Walkmen

Impassioned vocals combine with roaring guitars on the New York band's new album You and Me. See them live in a former Cologne factory known simply as Gebäude 9.

Price: €13,80

Location: Gebäude 9, Deutz-Mülheimer Strasse 127-129

Times: Saturday, October 25, 9pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 969 0000 (14 Ct./Min.)

More Info: www.marcata.net/walkmen



Albert Watson Best Of

Partial blindness hasn't stopped the Scottish-born, New York-based photographer from capturing some of the 20th and 21st Century's most iconic images of stars like Mick Jagger and Kate Moss, and putting them on the covers of Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Time magazine. See a retrospective of his work in Düsseldorf.

Price: €5,50

Location: NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Ehrenhof 2

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-8pm; Friday, 11am-12am; through January 18, 2009

Phone: 0211 89 266 90

More Info: www.nrw-forum.de




Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Lambchop delivers a tune with a clever sensitivity. Hear their acoustic musings live at Frankfurt's Mousonturm Monday night.

Price: €22 - 30

Location: Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4

Times: Monday, October 27, 9pm

Phone: 069 40 58 9520

More Info: www.mousonturm.de



Tango Ball at the Museum of Ethnology

It's been over three decades since the legendary tango harmonica player Hugo Diaz passed away, but the seductive strains of his music still incite passion on many a tango stage, including those in Hamburg. Step to the sounds of the Uruguayan master Saturday night at the Museum of Ethnology.

Price: €19 - 23

Location: Museum für Völkerkunde, Rothenbaumchaussee 64

Times: Saturday, October 25, 8pm

Phone: 0180 5 30 88 88

More Info: www.voelkerkundemuseum.com


DJ Orchestra

DJ Mixwell, DJ Stylewarz and Mirko Machine look good in white tie. Dance all night at Hamburg's hottest temporary party spot SoCo Limelight. Old school hip hop never sounded so good.

Price: €4

Location: SoCo Limelight, Grosse Bergstrasse 176

Times: Saturday, October 25, 10pm

Phone: 040 450 3320

More Info: www.soco-limelight.de



The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Get a look at Afghanistan through the eyes of that nation's filmmakers; examine human migration to and from Germany; and explore life in communist East Germany with films that document a German/Russian wedding, the construction of a power plant, and the hardships endured by foreign immigrants invited to join the Soviet workforce. This revered film festival opens Monday night, and includes a full program of fantastic animated works, among documentaries from around the world. Many are shown in original English language, or feature English subtitles.

Price: Day Ticket, €15; Single Ticket, €6

Location: Various

Phone: 0341 308 640

Times: Monday, October 27 - Sunday, November 2

More Info: www.dok-leipzig.de



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Children's Concert: The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

Delight in this theatrical rendition of Jean de Brunhoff's classic children's story this Sunday. The whimsical production features the music of Francis Poulenc, and the storytelling of Carlos Dominguez-Nieto.

Price: €21

Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse

Times: Sunday, October 26, 11am

Tickets: 089 54 81 81 81

More Information: www.gasteig.de


Wassily Kandinsky - Absolute. Abstract. Retrospective

Dancing with color and movement, ninety of the Russian artist's works, from the collections of the Lenbachhaus Munich, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris hang at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus starting Saturday. Hugely influential pieces from the artist's oeuvre, such as Romantic Landscape, Several Circles, and Various Parts showcase the brilliance of this pioneering Bauhaus artist.

Price: €12

Location: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Luisenstrasse 33

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-10pm; Saturday, October 25 - February 22, 2009

Phone: 089 233 32 000

More Information: www.lenbachhaus.de

The Long Night of Munich's Museums

Spend an evening exploring Munich's cultural treasures. This Saturday, one ticket gets you into nearly 100 of the city's museums. From the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, to the Galerie Goethe 53, to the Neue Pinakothek to the Museum of Egyptian Art, fascinating works of culture and history await

Price: €15

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, October 25, 7pm-2am

Tickets: 089 30 61 00 41

More Information: www.muenchner.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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