What’s on in Germany: December 11 – 17


What's on in Germany: December 11 - 17
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Christmas Paper Celebration

On Saturday, the German Museum of Technology reopens its permanent exhibition on paper manufacturing. It being the holiday season and all, opening day will feature a Christmas paper celebration complete with demonstrations and activities that all have to do with paper.

Price: Adults €4,50, Children €2,50

Location: Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin, Trebbiner Str. 9

Times: Sunday, December 14, 12pm-5pm

Phone: 030 90 2540

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Traditional American Christmas Sing-Along

Berlin’s Far Afield Vocal Ensemble hosts an evening of carolling at the Evangelical Osterkirche in Wedding. Favourites like “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” and “What Child Is This?” are sure to be on the program, along with more ancient fare such as “Remember, O Thou Man,” and “Sainte Nicolas (St. Godric of Finchale).”

Price: Free

Location: Evang. Osterkirche Wedding, Samoa Str. 14

Times: Saturday, December 13, 7pm

Phone: 030 453 26 71

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Amy Goodman

The award-winning journalist and host of the daily radio show Democracy Now! talks about the importance of independent media, while promoting her new book Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times. She authored the inspiring account of grassroots activists in America with her brother and fellow journalist David Goodman.

Price: Free

Location: Humboldt University, Hauptgebäude, Room 1070, Unter den Linden 6

Times: Friday, December 12, 6:30pm

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Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation

The Dutch big band brings its mix of ska, jazz, reggae, funk, and soul to Cologne’s Sonic Ballroom Sunday night. If you’re in the mood for rocking horns and grooving rhythms, go check it out.

Price: €8

Location: Sonic Ballroom, Oskar-Jäger-Str.190

Times: Sunday, December 14, 9:30pm

Phone: 0221 1691 8894

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Experimenta Folklore

In the 1970s a festival called “Experimenta” was founded in Frankfurt. A new exhibition which opens Thursday at Frankfurt’s Kunstverein, takes inspiration from that festival, but it also presents the idea of “folklore” as a musical element within contemporary art. Works by a wide range of international artists examine the relationship between traditional and modern staging.

Price: Opening night is free, €6 regular hours

Location: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44

Times: Thursday, December 11, 7pm; Regular hours Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-7pm; through March 1

Phone: 069 219 3140

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Christmas For Young and Old: Carols and Stories

Frankfurt’s Cäcilien Choir and Children’s Choir entertain with songs and stories of Christmas time, Sunday afternoon. It’s a nice way to stay warm and still enjoy the holiday festivities.

Price: €20 – 32; Children under 14, €8

Location: Alte Oper Frankfurt, Opernplatz 1

Times: Sunday, December 14, 4pm

Tickets: 069 1340 400

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Tish Hinojosa

Combining Spanish lyrics with a country western essence that’s straight out of Nashville, this enchanting Mexican-American folk singer charms. Hinojosa graces the stage Sunday night at Knust.

Price: €17,25

Location: Knust, Neuer Kamp 30

Times: Sunday, December 14, 9pm

Phone: 040 8797 6230

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An American Evening

The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra plays the music of Elliot Carter, Samuel Barber, and Charles Ives twice this week, with soloist Raphael Wallfisch. Be moved by some of America’s greatest 20th century composers.

Price: €7 – 42

Location: Laeiszhalle-Musikhalle Hamburg, Johannes-Brahms-Platz

Times: Sunday, December 14, 7pm: Tuesday, December 16, 8pm

Phone: 040 346 920

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Children’s Christmas Fair

Jogoli’s Kindergarten hosts a fun day of storytelling, cookie eating, and shopping for handmade candles, soaps, Christmas tree ornaments and English books, on Saturday. There will be plenty of Glühwein for the moms and dads to drink while the little ones have their faces painted.

Price: Free

Location: Jogoli’s International Kindergarten & Preschool, Friedenstrasse 22b

Times: Saturday, December 13, 10am-1pm

Phone: Tel: 089 9901 88528

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Jeff Wall

The master of the photographic set is on display at Munich’s Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery. Works from the 1980s such as “A Woman and Her Doctor,” “The Smoker,” and “The Old Prison,” provide a glimpse into the Canadian artist’s early career.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Amalienstrasse 41

Times: Tuesday – Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-2pm; through January 24

Phone: 089 33 3686

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Carolling Concert

The Chamber Choir of Munich’s School of Education leads a spirited procession with traditional carols and organ accompaniment through the Old Catholic Church of Saint Willibrord, Saturday evening. Here’s your chance to practice those holy hymns by ancient composers like Johannes Eccard and Heinrich Schütz.

Price: Free

Location: Altkatholische Kirche St. Willibrord, Blumenstr. 36

Times: Saturday, December 13, 4pm

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