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.
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.
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
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.
Location: Another Country, Riemannstrasse 7
Times: Tuesday, January 13, 9pm
Phone: 030 6940 1160
More Information: www.anothercountry.de
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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