European Month of Photography
With a slogan like "Never Seen Before," there's no telling what you're going to get. Starting Saturday, over 130 galleries, museums, project rooms, and other cultural institutions around the city celebrate photography. A highlight of the event is an exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie in Kreuzberg called "As Far as the Eye Can See," which features panoramic photography of Berlin from 1951 - 1952.
Times: Saturday, November 1 - November 30
More Information: www.mdf-berlin.de
Good Bye Tempelhof - The History of An Airport
The Mobile Museum commemorates the closing of one of the world's most extraordinary airports Thursday night, as Tempelhof shuts down its normal airport operations. Hear songs popular during the time of the airlift, watch a documentary on the history of the airport, and listen to a midnight broadcast live from Tempelhof. An exhibition of historic archival photos runs through the weekend, before moving to the Berliner Sparkasse on Karl-Marx-Strasse November 4 - 28.
Location: Galerie am Körnerpark Kreativraum, Schierker Strasse 8
Times: Thursday, October 30, 6pm
Phone: 030 6809 2876
More Information: www.museum-neukoelln.de
International Short Film Festival Berlin
This year's festival focuses in on films from Mexico and the Basque region in Spain, but fans of Bollywood, Berlin, and short shockers will also find something pleasing. An opening party for kids takes place Sunday at 3pm at Babylon Berlin.
Price: €50, Festival Pass; €15, Day Pass; €7, Single Ticket; €3, KUKI Opening Matinee
Times: Sunday, November 2 - Sunday, November 9
Phone: 030 25 29 13 21
More Information: www.interfilm.de
Long Night of Cologne Museums
Explore Roman settlements and Renaissance art in the city center, or jump on a shuttle bus and venture further afield to intriguing places like the Museum of 1960s-1970s Design. This weekend's Long Night of Cologne Museums event features an array of fascinating cultural institutions, many with live music and DJs.
Times: Saturday, November 1, 7pm-3am
Phone: 0221 221 304 00
More Info: www.museumsnacht-koeln.de
SoCo Limelight Opens In Cologne
DJ Team Bang Bang Boom kick off a month of late-night dance excitement Saturday night as SoCo Limelight makes its way from Hamburg to Cologne.
Location: RheinForum im RheinTriadem, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3
Times: Saturday, November 1, 10pm
More Info: www.soco-limelight.de
Ten years ago, many of us had a tough time tearing ourselves away from the TV. Now it's the handheld mobile device that has us hooked. New media and technology is the modern human's partner in crime. Check out the computer-based works of a select group of artists from around the world, starting Thursday at Kunsthalle Dresden.
Location: Kunsthalle Dresden, Maxstrasse 2, and the Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 56
Times: Thursday, October 30 - November 16
Phone: 0351 889 6665
More Info: www.cynetart.de
Frankfurt Jazz Festival
Bill Frissell sits in with the hr-Big Band for a concert titled "Mingus, Monk, and Me; Uri Caine directs his new works for big band; and trumpet legend Bill Dixon plays with the Exploding Star Orchestra a this year's three-day festival in Frankfurt.
Location: hr Sendesaal, Bertramstrasse 8
Times: Thursday, October 30 - Saturday, November 1
Phone: 069 155 2000
More Info: www.hr-online.de
Hamburg Guitar Festival
Get amped for a weekend devoted to the guitar. A global group of six-sting masters descends on Hamburg for three days of courses, workshops, and concerts.
Price: €18 Friday and Saturday, €22 Sunday
Location: Kulturhof Dulsberg, Alter Teichweg 200
Times: Friday, October 31 & Saturday, November 1, 8:30pm; Sunday, November 2, 11am
More Info: www.hamburger-gitarrenfestival.de
Fifty years after his death, Haspa launches the first exhibition of Hamburg secessionist Otto Fischer-Trachau. See the artist's colourful, graphic works from the early 20th century.
Location: Hamburger Sparkasse's Haspa-Galerie, Grosser Burstah 23
Times: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4pm, Thursday, 8:30am-6pm; through December 19
More Info: www.hamburg-magazin.de
Munich Mineral Show
Munich's exposition centre will become an immense treasure trove of diamonds, gold, and precious stones from 56 nations this weekend, as exhibitors and dealers set up their stalls for the 45th Munich Mineral Show. A special section called "Wellness Island" focuses on the healing properties stones and minerals.
Location: New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Messegelände München-Riem
Times: Saturday, November 1, 9am-7pm; Sunday, November 2, 9am-6pm
Tickets: 089 613 4711
More Information: www.mineralientage.de
A Cinderella Story
Principal dancer Lisa-Marre Cullum takes the lead role in the Bavarian State Opera's production of A Cinderella Story Friday night. Watch her woo the prince with new choreography by John Neumeier.
Location: Bayerische Staatsoper (Nationaltheater), Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Times: Friday, October 31, 7:30pm
Phone: 089 21 85 17 11
More Information: www.bayerische.staatsoper.de