What’s on in Germany: November 20-26


What's on in Germany: November 20-26
The one and only Sir Elton John, Ladies and Gentlemen. Photo: DPA


Death Cab For Cutie

The Seattle band’s new album Narrow Stairs hit the charts hard when it dropped last spring. Check out the live version Tuesday when Ben and the boys hit up Admiralpalast.

Price: €24

Location: Admiralpalast, Friedrichstrasse 101

Times: Tuesday, November 25, 8pm

Phone: 030 4799 7499

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When two of the instruments are described as “prepared” (piano and guitar), you know it’s going to be interesting. The Australian improvisation trio stops off at the KuLe Monday night.

Price: TBD

Location: The KuLe, Auguststrasse 10

Times: Monday, November 24, 9:30

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Bread, Wine and a Small Sardine

This group show of four painters closes Friday. Send them off with a tip of the hat and a clink of a glass at turn-berlin’s closing reception Saturday night.

Price: Free

Location: turn-berlin, Rungestrasse 22

Times: Saturday, November 22

Phone: 030 301 302 37

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Visual Sounds Festival

Live processing and electronics are the centrepieces of these music and sound artists’ setups. Go see what Michael Vorfeld, Marcus Schmickler, Frank Dommert, and others have in store.

Price: €10

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

Times: Saturday, November 22, 8:30pm

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Ben Folds

Hear comical new songs from the North Carolina piano-rocker’s latest disc Way To Normal and more Wednesday night when he rolls into Frankfurt.

Price: €27 – 38

Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4

Times: Wednesday, November 26, 9pm

Phone: 069 40 58 9520

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Frances Stark – The New Vision

The Los Angeles artist combines art, literature, image, and text in seventeen works of graceful collage at this new exhibition at Portikus. Join other artists and intellectuals at its opening Friday evening.

Price: Free

Location: Portikus, Alte Brücke 2 Maininsel

Times: Opening, Friday, November 21, 8pm; Regular Hours, Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday, 11am-8pm; through January 11, 2009

Phone: 069 962 44 540

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Visionale08: Hessian Youth Media Festival

The prism of youth can reveal startling surprises. Go see what a gaggle of young directors, all under the age of 28 have come up with for this three-day festival. All films are no longer than twenty minutes in length.

Price: Free

Location: Gallus Theater, Kleyerstrasse 15

Times: Friday, November 21 – Sunday, November 23

Phone: 069 949 424 22

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Elton John

Hamburg’s Color Line Arena is about to get rowdy. Mister “Rocket Man” and his spectacular Las Vegas stage show swing through town Monday night. Keep an eye out for a glossy red grand piano.

Price: €60-171

Location: Color Line Arena, Sylvesterallee 10

Times: Monday, November 24, 7:30pm

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Leipzig Christmas Market

The time for sipping Glühwein is upon us, and with its famous advent calendar, St. Thomas Boys Choir concerts, ice rink, and living nativity, the Leipzig’s Christmas Market is one of Germany’s best places to cosy up with a warm mug. The seasonal festivities begin Monday.

Price: Free

Location: Leipzig Markt

Times: Monday, November 24 – Monday, December 22

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The Ting Tings

The UK duo have a had a hot year, causing a stir on both sides of the Atlantic with their debut disc We Started Nothing. Katie and Jules bring their cheeky garage pop to Munich’s Backstage Werk Saturday night.

Price: €19,70

Location: Backstage Werk, Wilhelm-Hale-Strasse 38

Times: Saturday, November 22, 8:30pm

Ticket Hotline: 0180 5481 8181

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Munich International Festival of Film Schools

Students from over twenty of the world’s film schools, including those from cities like Jerusalem, Seoul, Melbourne, Vancouver, and Buenos Aires, compete for the The König Ludwig Trophy. Go and discover a new generation of cinema stars.

Price: €4

Location: Munich Film Museum, St.-Jakob-Platz 1

Times: Sunday, November 16 – Saturday, November 22

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