Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
Every Monday, the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin invites an artist to play DJ. This week German artist Michaela Meise spins 60s and 70s soul hits. Check out Candice Breitz’s melange of Jack Nicholson clips wihle you’re there. The exhibition stays open until 10pm Mondays.
Price: Exhibition €6,00, Montags Bar Free
Location: Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Schlossplatz
Times: Monday, December 22, 8pm
Phone: 030 2576 2040
More Information: www.kunsthalle-berlin.com
Buy a painting for one hundred and fifty euros this weekend. There’s only one catch, you won’t know who the artist is until you seal the deal and hand over the cash – an interesting concept of looking at art for art’s sake. It all starts Friday at 7pm.
Location: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2
Times: Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21
Phone: 030 902 98 1455
More Information: www.bluetenweiss-berlin.de
Hanukkah Marionette Show
The Helmi Marionette Theatre tells the story of Hanukkah with oversized foam puppets. Kids will love learning about the importance of the oil lamp and other elements of this Jewish holiday, through music, comedy, and skilled puppeteers.
Location: Jewish Museum Berlin, Old Building, Lindenstraße 9-14
Times: Sunday, December 21, 4:15pm
Phone: 030 259 93 517
More Information: www.juedisches-museum-berlin.de
Artists and crafters hawk their lovely handmade wares this weekend at this distinctive Christmas Market. Colourful aprons, cool T-shirts, and framed photographs will all be crammed into a giant room in the RheinTriadem. There will be plenty of Glühwein and holiday tunes, but don’t expect to see any of those little smoking men.
Location: Sonic Ballroom, Oskar-Jäger-Str.190
Times: Sunday, December 14, 9:30pm
Phone: 0221 1691 8894
More Info: www.sonic-ballroom.de
Nico – Cologne, Berlin, Paris, New York – Stations of a Pop Icon
Cologne celebrates one of its own with a vast exhibition on the life of Nico, aka Christa Päffgen. The retrospective traces the German femme fatale’s career from her early days as a model, through her acting roles, and finally to her time as a singer with the Velvet Underground. See the way she walks. Hear the way she talks… Join the guided tour Saturday at 2:30 pm.
Location: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, An der Rechtschule
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm; through February, 1
Phone: 0221 221 26714
More Info: www.museenkoeln.de
Thirty-five years ago Conny Bauer, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Uli Gumpert, and Günter Baby Sommer brought their wild, East German improvisation to the Jazz Festival Jamboree in Warsaw. Saturday night the quartet joins forces once again in Dresden. It’ll be an energetic set of musical surprises.
Location: Jazz Club Neue Tonne, in the cellar of the Kulturrathauses Dresden, Königstrasse 15
Times: Saturday, December 20, 9pm
Phone: 0351 802 60 17
More Info: www.jazzclubtonne.de
Got a taste for whiskey? Ride around Frankfurt Saturday night in a vintage, 1957 streetcar while enjoying some fine single malt Scotch and Irish Whiskey. It’s a fine way to keep warm.
Location: Textorstrasse Tram Stop, Textorstrasse 2-4, Sachsenhausen
Times: Saturday, December 20, 3:30pm
Phone: 06182 640381
More Info: www.whiskymax.com
Tatsuya Nakatani, Ge-Suk Yeo, Mizuki Wildenhahn, Manfred Kroboth
Take one experimental percussionist, mix with one opera-trained audio/visual artist, one percussive dancer, and one sound artist/digital puppeteer, and you’re sure to get something extreme. See what happens Thursday night at Kunst-nah.
Location: Kunst-nah, Grosse Bergstrasse 152
Times: Thursday, December 18, 8pm
Phone: 0178 690 3915
More Info: www.kunst-nah.de
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Learn about the Christmas holiday with this traditional Anglican service of nine bible readings. Classic carols like “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” are sung between readings, with songs in English alternating with those in German.
Location: Old Catholic Parish Hall, Brabeckstrasse 24
Times: Saturday, December 20, 6pm
Phone: 0511 664 508
More Info: www.alt-katholisch-hannover.de
Harmunichs & Friends
This dazzling female accapella group hosts a swinging “Winter Wonderland” concert of Christmas carols and classic barbershop tunes Tuesday night. Three other groups, Chromagic, Die Reifen Früchtchen and Herrenbesuch also join in on the fun and flashy entertainment.
Price: €15 – 25
Location: Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: Tuesday, December 23, 8pm
Phone: 089 54 81 81 81
More Information: www.harmunichs.de
Fire of Antolia
A mesmerising showcase of passionate Turkish folk dancing has been transpiring upon a stage in Munich all month. “Fire of Anatolia” ends Sunday, so if you haven’t yet seen the seductive shimmying and lively stepping, check it out this weekend.
Price: €24 – 69
Location: Deutsches Theater München, Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 11
Times: Thursday, December 18 – Saturday, December 20, 8pm; Sunday, December 21, 6pm
Tickets: 089 55 23 44 44
More Information: www.galerie-ruediger-schoettle.de