What’s on in Germany: February 5 – 11

This Week's Highlights: A Michel Comte retrospective in Düsseldorf, the Kaiser Chiefs rock Dresden, and three Samuel Beckett films are screened in Munich.

What's on in Germany: February 5 - 11
Photo: Michel Comte at the NRW-Forum.



Berlinale International Film Festival

Don’t go hungry to the Berlinale this year. “Culinary Cinema” takes centre stage with documentaries like Food, Inc. being screened alongside comedies like Dieta Mediterranea. Another special series “After the Winter Comes Spring” unearths former Soviet block films produced between 1977 and 1989 in tribute to this year’s 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. Get your tickets.

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Thursday, February 5 – Sunday, February 15

Phone: 030 259 200

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Michael Snow – Reverberlin

The experimental filmmaker Michael Snow played a concert at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the summer of 2002. Thursday, Snow presents Reverberlin, the 55-minute film he created from footage from the concert. Shots were edited, but the music was not. A talk with the Canadian artist follows the screening.

Price: Free

Location: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69

Times: Thursday, February 5, 5pm

Phone: o30 2434 5942

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The Manahatta Concert Tour

Cellist Jessie Marino and composer Rama Gottfried perform a live sound installation with music boxes and short wave radios Wednesday night. Bring cell phones, magnets, metal detectors, and anything else that might interfere with the radio frequencies streaming through the space.

Price: Free

Location: Miss Mick’s, Mockernstrasse 68

Times: Wednesday, February 11, 9pm

Tickets:030 247 49 88

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Vijay Iyer Trio

The acclaimed New York pianist brings his trio of bassist Stephan Crumb and drummer Marcus Gilmore to Cologne’s Stadtgarten Sunday night for what’s sure to be a moving evening of exquisite rhythmic arrangements and skilled jazz improvisations.

Price: €10/12

Location: Stadtgarten, Venloerstrasse 40

Times: Sunday, February 8, 8:30pm

Phone: 0221 9529 9411

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Kaiser Chiefs

Upbeat vocals and chunky guitar riffs combine sublimely on the British band’s new disc Off With Their Heads, produced by record mixing superstar Mark Ronson. See the guys live Monday at Alter Schlachthof.

Price: €29.90

Location: Alter Schlachthof, Gothaer Strasse 11/Leipziger Strasse

Times: Monday, February 9, 8pm

Phone: 0351 431 310

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Michael Comte Retrospective

Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell and Helena Christensen all got nude for Swiss photographer Michel Comte. See these stunning photos alongside gorgeous shots of Robert Downey Jr., Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry and more. Go Friday night at 9 for a free tour in English.

Price: €5.50

Location: NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Ehrenhof 2

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-8pm; Fridays, 11am-12am; through May 10

Phone: 0211 89 266 90

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SoCo Limelight

Southern Comfort’s travelling party sets up shop at James Bar this Friday with 80s hits, electronica and Brit pop provided by Bodi Bill, DJ Bleed, DJ Ji-Hun Kim, and the De:Bug Allstars.

Price: TBD

Location: James Bar, Gallusanlage 7

Times: Friday, Feruary 6, 11pm

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Edgar Degas – Intimacy and Pose

Gaze upon grace this weekend when seventy-three bronze casts of the French impressionist’s dancers, created from wax models, go on display in all of their natural, unposed glory.

Price: €8.50

Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengiesserwall

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-9pm; Friday, February 6, through May 3

Tickets: 040 428 131 200

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Marziart Internationale Galerie February Exhibition Opening

Artists from Poland, Spain, Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom show new works in this group exhibition at Marziart Internationale Galerie. From surreal urban photographs to black and white abstractions, the work is diverse. Stop in at Friday night’s opening.

Price: Free

Location: Marziart Internationale Galerie, Eppendorfer Weg 110 -112

Times: Friday, February 6, 7-10pm

Tickets: 040 2351 8894

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Bavarian State Opera Costume Sale

Own an outfit once worn by an opera singer. The Bavarian State Opera is looking to make some money off the wardrobes from recent productions of Doktor Faust, Orpheus and Eurydice, Der Freischütz, Arabella, and Die Frau ohne Schatten this weekend. You always wanted to add a little drama to your wardrobe.

Price: Free

Location: Rennertsaal, Neues Probengebäude, Marstallplatz 5

Times: Saturday, February 7, 10am-3pm

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Samuel Beckett Screening

Twenty-four year old filmmaker Marin Karmitz who had assisted Roberto Rossellini and Jean-Luc Godard, helped Samuel Beckett make his film Comédie in 1966. Kunstverein München screens the 19-minute movie along with “Quad I” and “Quad II” Thursday.

Price: TBD

Location: Kunstverein München, Galeriestrasse 4

Times: Thursday, February 5, 7pm

Phone: 089 221 152

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