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What's on in Germany: November 6 - 12

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What's on in Germany: November 6 - 12
Kids with their lanterns at the St. Martin's festival in Düsseldorf. Photo: DPA
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Total Music Meeting

FMP celebrates forty years of improvised music in Berlin with some of the most exciting improvising musicians from around the world. The Tippett/Tippett/Kellers trio, featuring artists from England and Germany, kick off the four-day festival Thursday night. Those with big ambitions should sign up for one of Sunday's improvisation workshops.

Price: €22, Single Ticket; €55, Festival Pass; €5, Final Concert

Location: Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstrasse 124-128

Times: Thursday, November 6 - Sunday, November 9

Phone: 030 7890 2600

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Sano Änne - A Pioneer in Exchange

The Cologne-born teacher moved to Japan in 1933 where she fully immersed herself in this new culture, and shared aspects of her German heritage with her new friends. On Friday night, a new exhibition at the Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin opens, showcasing photographs, manuscripts and letters from Sano Änne's fascinating life.

Price: Free

Location: Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, Saargemünder Strasse 2

Times: Monday - Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-3:30pm; Friday, November 7, 7pm - January 16, 2009

Phone: 030 839 070

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Cologne Carnival

Pin on a wig, don a fancy dress, and party like mad Tuesday night, as the whole city slips into its fabulous livery and celebrates a pre-Christmas carnival!

Price: Free

Location: Cologne

Times: Tuesday, November 11, 11:11pm

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Artist Couples - Love, Art and Passion

Think of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, and Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock. Three examples of couples whose great romance inspired a tremendous output of artistic works. Thirteen of them are examined at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne until February.

Price: €10

Location: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Obenmarspforten (at the Cologne Rathaus)

Times: Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-10pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm; through February 8.

Phone: 0221 221 211 19

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St. Martin's Festival

Düsseldorf's city streets will be aglow with a procession of lantern-toting children Monday night in celebration of the Festival of St. Martin. Find a spot along the procession route, enjoy some roast goose, and tribute the beloved memory of St. Martin, a Roman centurion who once gave his coat to beggar.

Price: Free

Location: Dusseldorf

Times: Monday, November 10, 5pm

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The Glasgow band brings their distorted guitar rock to Frankfurt's Mousonturm Monday night. They guys have been going strong on the road for months now, so this show's sure to be a rager.

Price: €28 - 33

Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4

Times: Monday, November 10, 9pm

Phone: 069 40 58 9520

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Melvin Moti - When No Means On

Prisoners, truck drivers, and pilots have all reported seeing a varicoloured play of light. Dutch artist Melvin Moti examines this strange phenomenon with film, photographs, and text. See his latest 35 mm film The Prisoner's Cinema, and other works, at this solo show.

Price: Free

Location: MMK Zollamt, Braubachstrasse 13

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-8pm; through January 18

Phone: 069 212 304 47

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The Queen Mary 2

One of the world's largest ocean liners sets sail from Hamburg on Thursday. Go see this massive and inspiring vessel while it's in port.

Price: Free

Location: Dock 17

Times: Daily, through November 13

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Otto Fischer-Trachau

While we've got ships on the brain, why not pay a visit to the Altonaer Museum and have a look at the history of ship construction with the largest collection of ship portraits in the country.

Price: €6

Location: Altonaer Museum; Museumstrasse 23

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm

Phone: 040 428 135 3582

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Euro-Scene Leipzig: 18th Festival of Contemporary European Theatre

Directors and choreographers combine dance, music, and drama, to present works around the theme of "Floundering On a Calm Sea."

Price: €9,50 - 18; €85, Festival Pass; €45, Five Performance Package; €36, Three Performance Package

Location: Various venues around Leipzig

Times: Tuesday, November 4 - Sunday, November 9

Tickets: 0341 242 5911

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A carnival atmosphere pervades Marienplatz as Munich celebrates Fasching. Fancy dress revelry commences with the crowning of the carnival prince and princess on Tuesday.

Price: Free

Location: Marienplatz

Times: Tuesday, November 11

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