What’s on in Germany: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3


What's on in Germany: Nov. 27 - Dec. 3
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Karat Katapult Label Night

Parisian electro-minimalism permeates Arena Club Friday night when French label Karat rolls out their showcase featuring sets by Alex and Laetitia, Chloe, Portable, and Dolibox, who will be joined by Berlin’s Christina Wheeler.

Price: €8

Location: Arena Club, Eichenstrasse 4

Times: Friday, November 28, 12am

Phone: 030 533 2030

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Frederike Hellwig – Smile 2002 – 2008

Girls by the seashore in crinoline dresses clutching sticks of pink cotton candy sure are pretty to look at. A new fashion photography gallery opens Friday in Berlin, with shots by fashion and celebrity photographer Frederike Hellwig whose photos have appeared in Teen Vogue and i-D.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie für Modefotografie, Schröderstrasse 13

Times: Thursday – Saturday, 12pm-6pm; Opening Friday, November 28, 6pm-9pm

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Couture Remixed – Stephan Hann

Light bulbs can be oh so stylish! And so can old rolls of 35mm film, champagne caps, and newspapars. Fashion artist Stephan Hann creates wondrous frocks from whatever materials he happens to encounter. See fifty of them at Berlin’s Kunstgewerbemuseum.

Price: €8

Location: Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Tiergartenstrasse 6

Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Satuday and Sunday; through March 1, 2009

Phone: 030 266 2951

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Nokia Night of the Proms

Robin Gibb, Tears For Fears, Kime Wilde and more stars of the pop and classical realms kick off a twelve-city tour of Germany, Friday night in Cologne.

Price: €47-67

Location: Lanxess Arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz

Times: Friday, November 28, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070

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International Short Film Festival Cologne

A good fight over a carrot always provokes a chuckle, go see who wins the battle next Wednesday, with Rabbit Habits, one of four short films in this festival’s “Shorts For Kids” category. Those with less innocent leanings should go later in the week when the “Erotic Shorts” are shown.

Price: €6.50; Shorts For Kids €2.50; Day ticket €15; Festival Pass €35

Location: Kölner Filmhaus, Maybachstrasse 111

Times: Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7

Phone: 0221 9920 9371

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The Mousetrap

Nothing like a good murder mystery to warm up a cold late autumn night. Frankfurt’s English Speaking Theatre Company performs Agatha Christie’s classic The Mousetrap this weekend.

Price: €12

Location: Haus Sindlingen, Sindlinger Bahnstrasse 124

Times: Friday, November 28 and Saturday November 29, 7:30pm

Ticket Hotline: 0619 2307 353

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Christmas in the Palmengarten

Frankfurt’s Palmengarten will transform into a Christmas wonderland this weekend when hundreds of poinsettia and amaryllis plants are carted in for the season. Stroll among the rosy splendour, then learn how to make an advent wreath in the floral workshop.

Price: €5

Location: Palmengarten, Siesmayerstrasse 61

Times: Friday, November 28 – January 4

Phone: 069 2123 3939

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Victorian Christmas Market

The Victorians really did Christmas right. Step back into that glorious bygone era this weekend when Hamburg’s Hotel Baseler Hof hosts a Victorian Christmas Market. It’ll be a good time to stock up on your British food supply, get an early start on holiday shopping, and enjoy a slug of good Scotch.

Price: Free

Location: Hotel Baseler Hof, Esplanade 15

Times: Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30, 12pm-6pm

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Mark Wehrmann: Feuchtgebiete

The artist plays death metal with his pal Malte Struck at the opening reception for his new photography show at Hamburg’s Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Friday night. Sounds like it’s going to be the party of the week.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Admiralitätstrasse 71

Times: Friday, November 28, 6pm-9pm

Phone: 040 375 030 68

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New Color Photography

A Florida pool gleams vivid blue. A California lawn is swathed in violet. See colourful works from the 1970s by four American photographers: Joe Maloney, Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld at Hamburg’s Haus der Photographie der Deichtorhallen.

Price: €7

Location: Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Deichtorstrasse 1 – 2

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; through January 11

Phone: 040 32 10 30

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World AIDS Day Candlelight Walk

Step lightly by the glow of a candle this Monday in support of AIDS awareness. Hundreds of locals will be traversing the route from Odeonsplatz to St. Lukas Church beginning at 6:30 in the evening.

Price: Free

Location: Odeonsplatz

Times: Monday, December 1, 6:30pm

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