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
More Information: www.fmp-online.de
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.
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
More Information: www.jdzb.de
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!
Times: Tuesday, November 11, 11:11pm
More Info: www.koelnerkarneval.de
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.
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
More Info: www.museenkoeln.de
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.
Times: Monday, November 10, 5pm
More Info: www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de
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
More Info: www.mousonturm.de
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.
Location: MMK Zollamt, Braubachstrasse 13
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-8pm; through January 18
Phone: 069 212 304 47
More Info: mmk-frankfurt.com
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.
Location: Dock 17
Times: Daily, through November 13
More Info: www.hamburg.de
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.
Location: Altonaer Museum; Museumstrasse 23
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
Phone: 040 428 135 3582
More Info: www.altonaermuseum.de
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
More Information: /www.euro-scene.de
A carnival atmosphere pervades Marienplatz as Munich celebrates Fasching. Fancy dress revelry commences with the crowning of the carnival prince and princess on Tuesday.
Times: Tuesday, November 11
More Information: www.muenchen.de