What's on in Germany: January 15 - 21
International Green Week
Anyone who thinks Berlin is not an epicurean town has never been to International Green Week. Starting Friday, a culinary smorgasbord of fish, meats, and cheeses spreads out over the vast exhibition halls of Messe Berlin. Be sure to check out the exhibits on agriculture and landscaping.
Location: Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22
Times: 10am-7pm, Friday, January 16 - Sunday, January 25; 10am-9pm, Friday, January 23
Phone: 030 30 69 69 69
More Information: www1.messe-berlin.de
Brenna Youngblood Exhibition Opening
The Los Angeles artist combines her photographs with found frames, spray paint, acrylics, and gouache to create collages of extraordinary depth and texture. Go and see kind of affect her multi-layered imagery has on you.
Location: Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Holzmarktstrasse 15/18
Times: Opening Friday, January 16, 6pm-8pm; Regular hours Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm; through February 14
Phone: 030 247 8115
More Information: www.vielmetter.com
British Shorts at the Nachtbar
Berlin's Lichtspielklub presents short films by young British directors Sunday night at Café Schaubuehne. Documentaries join comedies, dramas, music videos, experimental and animated films in a diverse program with curious titles like "Karaoke Killers."
Location: Caféschaubuehne, Kurfürstendamm 153
Times: Sunday, January 18, 8:30pm
Tickets: 030 89 00 23
More Information: www.schaubuehne.de
Cologne Music Week
Legendary British electronics duo Bomb the Bass joins a roster of Icelandic bands like Hjaltalin and Mugison and German bands like Niobe and Dkdent for six nights of music starting on Monday.
Location: Stadtgarten Restaurant and Studio 672, Venloerstrasse 40
Times: Monday, January 19 - Saturday, January 24
More Information: www.colognemusicweek.de
Semper Open-Air Ball
Top off your warmest wool socks and flannels with a ball gown and head over to Theaterplatz in front of Dresden's grand Semper Opera House. Inside, the city's elite will be waltzing in strappy stilettos (which you can watch on the big screen broadcast) while you're stepping lightly in sheepskin lined snow boots beneath a dazzling show of fireworks.
Times: Friday, December 16, 9pm
More Information: www.semperopernball.de
It may be too cold to go skimming along the Rhine in a pleasure boat, but with vessels of all kinds - from vintage speedboats to luxury yachts - Düsseldorf's boat show makes dreaming of summer easy. Diving legend Hans Hass celebrates his 90th birthday at the event too.
Price: €15 one day entrance, €23 two day entrance
Location: Messe Düsseldorf, Messeplatz
Times: 10am-6pm, Saturday, January 17 - Sunday, January 25
Phone: 0211 45 60 01
More Information: www.boot.de
Mi Loco Tango
The spirited Frankfurt quartet brings the angelic and diabolical music of Astor Piazzola to the the stage at Neue Theater Höchst Saturday night. Tango fans, don't miss it.
Price: €13 - 24
Location: Neue Theater Höchst, Emmerich-Josef-Straße 46a
Times: Saturday, January 17, 8pm
Phone: 069 33 99 99 0
More Info: www.neues-theater.de
Martin Langer - Originals
"They are snapshots, documenting humourous situations, throwing a twinkeling glance at every day life," the German photographer once said about his work. Images of Bert (of Bert and Ernie fame), dogs in the drivers seat, and footballers on the playing field certainly do entertain. Check 'em out now, before the exhibition ends Saturday.
Location: Robert Morat Galerie, Kleine Reichenstrasse 1
Times: Tuesday - Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through January 17
Phone: 040 32 87 08 90
More Info: www.robertmorat.de
Katharina Büche, Wolfgang Neumann, Stefanie Woch - Nimm3 Exhibition Opening
Three young artists consider elements of both attraction and repulsion in this interesting exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Go to the opening Friday and be amused, disturbed, or both.
Location: Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Johanniswall 5
Times: Opens Friday, January 16, 7pm; Regular hours Wednesday - Friday, 12pm-7pm, Saturday, 11am-4pm; through February 21
More Info: www.galeriecarolynheinz.de
Knots for Children
Opportunities to procure an education in knot tying do not come frequently. Bring the kids down to Hamburg's Maritime Museum Saturday and they'll come home knowing how to loop a bowline masterfully.
Price: €8 plus museum admission
Location: International Maritime Museum Hamburg, Antje Reineward, Korea Strasse 1
Times: Saturday, January 17, 12pm-2pm
Phone: 040 300 92 3014
More Info: www.internationales-maritimes-museum.de
Munich Inauguration Ball
Tuesday, Barack Obama gets sworn in as the USA's 44th president. Excited, but can't make the trip to Washington DC? This inauguration party at Munich's Arabella Sheraton Hotel is the next best place to jump for joy and whoop with glee. Guests can enjoy dinner, dancing, and a live broadcast of the inaugural ceremony.
Location: Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel Ballroom, Arabellastrasse 6
Times: Tuesday, January 20, 4:30pm - 12am
Reservations: [email protected]
More Info: my.barackobama.com