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What's On In Germany: January 8 - 14

Celeste Sunderland · 8 Jan 2009, 09:41

Published: 08 Jan 2009 09:41 GMT+01:00

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Fake or Feint: Scenario 1 Opening

Gender, intimacy, interaction, and emotions are examined in the first part of this exhibition in a mall, which runs through July. The show opens Saturday night with three 1920s self portraits by the photographer Claude Cahun, and installations by German artist Eran Schaerf.

Price: Free

Location: Shopping Mall Berlin Carré, Room 50 and 52 at Alexanderplatz, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 13

Times: Opening Friday, January 10, 7-9pm; Regular hours Thursday and Friday, 4-7pm, Saturday, 11am-4pm; through February 7

Phone: 0171 74 84 366

More Information: www.fakeorfeint.org

Museum Berggruen Children's Workshop

Got a future artist, historian, curator, or critic among your brood? With this little gathering at Berlin's Museum Berggruen, children ages 6-12 learn how to go deeper into the works of Picasso, Klee, and Matisse.

Price: €4

Location: Museum Berggruen, Schlossstrasse 1

Times: Saturday, January 10, 2pm (ages 6-9), 4pm (ages 10-12)

Phone: 32 695 815

More Information: www.smb.museum


Dead Ringers

Pop into the Kreuzberg bookstore Another Country Tuesday night for their weekly English Filmclub event. This week sees Jeremy Irons play gynaecologist twins in the Cronenberg classic Dead Ringers.

Price: Free

Location: Another Country, Riemannstrasse 7

Times: Tuesday, January 13, 9pm

Phone: 030 6940 1160

More Information: www.anothercountry.de



Tina Turner

"The Queen of Rock" proves once again that she's "Simply the Best" with a two hour stage show that includes a string of hits from her dazzling career. A four night run in Cologne kicks off Wednesday night.

Price: €91-226

Location: Lanxess Arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz

Times: Wednesday, January 14, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070 (0,14 cent/minute)

More Information: www.tinaturnerlive.com

Le Quan Ninh

One of Europe's most interesting improvisers brings his bag of percussive tricks to Cologne's Stadtgarten Wednesday. The French innovator is joined by drummer Jaki Liebezeit, guitarist Josef Suchy, and bassist Achim Tang.

Price: €10-12

Location: Stadtgarten, Venloerstrasse 40

Times: Wednesday, January 14, 8:30pm

Phone: 0221 9529 9411

More Information: www.stadtgarten.de



The Bar at Buena Vista: Grandfathers of Cuban Music

Reynaldo Creagh, Papi Oviedo, Maestro Rubalcaba, and more legendary musicians from Cuba set up on the stage of Frankfurt's Old Opera House this week. Warm up your cold January night with some hot Caribbean rhythms.

Price: €37-61

Location: Alte Oper, Opernplatz

Times: Tuesday, January 13 and Thursday, January 15, 8pm

Phone: 069 13400

More Info: www.baratbuenavista.com



Solemn Blessing of the Waters of Hamburg

The ports, harbours, bays, and inlets around the fair city of Hamburg receive their annual blessing this weekend as leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church preside over a ceremony from the helm of the ship Rickmer Rickmers.

Price: Free

Location: Landungsbrücken

Times: Sunday, January 11, 1:15 pm

Hanseatische Arts & Antiques Days

Masterpieces of English portraiture, Asian statuary, German porcelain and every other category that you'd expect to find at an arts and antiques fair fill dozens of stalls at the Hotel Intercontinental in Hamburg this weekend. Perhaps you'll discover a few new rarities for that collection of 18th-century miniatures.

Price: €7

Location: Hotel Intercontinental Hamburg, Fontenay 10

Times: Friday, January 9, 2pm-8pm, Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, 11am-7pm; Opening party Thursday, January 8, 6pm

More Info: www.mendelssohn-messen.de



Garin Nugroho: Opera Jawa

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Indonesian director Garin Nugroho reinterprets the Ramayana in this colourful film. The story of the potter Setio, his wife Siti, and the tradesman Ludiro is told through traditional gamelan music, rod-puppet theatre, and Javanese dance.

Price: €5

Location: Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1

Times: Daily, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm; through Sunday, January 11

Phone: 089 2112 7113

More Information: www.hausderkunst.de


John Scrivo: A Beatles Night

The Brazilian singer/songwriter discovered jazz through his Viennese stepfather, but it was a school buddy who introduced him to the Beatles. Scrivo plays tunes by "The Fab Four" at The Potting Shed Thursday.

Price: Free

Location: The Potting Shed, Haimhauser Strasse/Occamstrasse 11

Times: Thursday, January 8, 8pm

Phone: 089 340 77 284

More Information: www.thepottingshed.de


The Far View: Landscapes of the Hague School from the Rijksmuseum

Windmills rise from barren fields beneath skies of grey. Breathtaking. In this exhibition of paintings on loan from the Netherlands' Rijksmuseum, Dutch masters from the Hague School depict an evolving landscape.

Price: €9.50

Location: Neue Pinakothek, Barer Strasse 29

Times: Thursday - Monday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; through January 19

Phone: 089 23805 195

More Information: www.pinakothek.de

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