What’s on in Germany: December 4 – 10


What's on in Germany: December 4 - 10
Flavor Flav in all his glory. Photo: DPA


Public Enemy

Chuck D and Flavor Flav take the mics Thursday night in Berlin for what’s sure to be the hip hop event of the year. The Postbahnhof show kicks off a six-city run in Germany that takes the rappers through Hamburg, Cologne, Mannheim, Frankfurt, and Munich. Bring the noise.

Price: €35

Location: Postbahnhof, Strasse der Pariser Kommune 8

Times: Thursday, December 4, 9 pm

Phone: 01805 570070 (0.14 cent/minute)

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Robert Lebeck Photography 1955–2005

The German photojournalist was there when Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee prayed at Bobby’s funeral. He was there when Konrad Adenauer, West Germany’s first chancellor met Winston Churchill. And he was there when a suited African youth snatched the sword from King Baudouin of Congo, where he took the photo that made him famous. See a half century of Lebeck’s work this weekend at Martin-Gropius-Bau.

Price: €6

Location: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstrasse 7

Times: Wednesday – Monday, 10am-8pm; through March 23.

Phone: 030 254 860

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Work Lamps

Work lamps don’t get enough time in the limelight. They’re always illuminating something or other, shining their bulbs on keyboards, papers, and staplers, but no one ever shines a light on them. Time to give the work lamp its due. A series of elegant lamps take centre stage at 032c’s Museum Store through Saturday in an exhibition curated by German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic.

Price: Free

Location: 032c’s Museum Store, Kleine Kurstrasse 1

Times: Thursday – Saturday, 11am-6pm; through December 6.

Phone: 030 440 509 80

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The Residents

The odd, masked geniuses play their latest album on stages across Europe this month. Cologne audiences will find out all about “Bunny Boy”s quest to find his missing brother Thursday night.

Price: €33

Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4

Times: Thursday, December 4, 9 pm

Ticket Hotline: 069 40 58 9520

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Hänsel and Gretel

To the music of Engelbert Humperdinck, soloists from the Prague Chamber Opera perform this classic fairy tale. Children will be enchanted by the traditional costumes, colorful scenery, and timeless story.

Price: €17 – 30

Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese

Times: Wednesday, December 10, 5 pm

Ticket Hotline: 0180 5360 1240

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For Better of For Worse

A host of wacky characters converge at the George Hotel for an unorthodox wedding during this comedic English language play. Check it out, you could use a good laugh.

Price: €12 – 17

Location: Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Hanauer Landstrasse, 5-7

Times: Thursday, December 4 – Saturday, December 6, 8 pm

Ticket Hotline: 069 499 0980

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St. Pauli [Play] Winter Festival

Hot bands like The Go! Team, The Bishops and Chikinki share the stage (actually two stages) with some of Hamburgs emerging indie stars Sunday, for a one-day festival of music, film and art.

Price: €30

Location: Prinzenbar, Kastanienallee 20 and DocksCLUB, Spielbudenplatz 19

Times: Sunday, December 7; 6:45 pm

Phone: 0 40 31 78 830

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A Christmas Carol

Get into the holiday spirit with the ghost of Christmas past, Tiny Tim, and of course Mr. Scrooge. The American Drama Group takes on the beloved Dickens classic Monday.

Price: TBD

Location: Theater Am Aegi, Aegidientorplatz 2

Times: Monday, December 8, 11 am and 7:30 pm

Phone: 0511 989 3333

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Red Can Temporary Record Store

Munich’s lothringer13/laden gallery becomes a record store Thursday night when the Red Can record label sets up temporary digs. Dirk Wagner DJs the opening night party.

Price: Free

Location: lothringer13/laden, Lothringer Strasse 13

Times: Thursday, December 4 – Sunday, December 7

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Made In Munich

For the last forty years, German artists have been creating all sorts of wild things. See works by Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth and more at this new exhibition.

Price: €7

Location: Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1

Times: Monday – Sunday, 10 am-8 pm, Thursday, 10am-10pm; through February 22

Phone: 089 21127 113

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The Pavilion

High school sweethearts reconnect at a twenty year reunion, but all sorts of roadblocks get in their way. The New English and American Theatre performs Craig Wright’s poetic drama in English Thursday and Friday nights.

Price: €13

Location: Kommunales Kontakt Theater, Kissinger Str. 66a

Times: Thursday, December 4, 7pm and Friday, December 5, 8 pm

Phone: 0711 56 30 34

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