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What's on in Germany: February 19 - 25

Celeste Sunderland · 19 Feb 2009, 09:27

Published: 19 Feb 2009 09:27 GMT+01:00

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With fetish models, a "beating heart" sculpture, and myriad erotic paintings, this fascinating group exhibition explores the influences of film maker David Lynch. Burlesque performers bring the show to a very scintillating end Saturday night. Satin and lace encouraged.

Price: Free

Location: HBC, Karl-Liebknecht Strasse 9

Times: Finissage: Saturday, February 21, 8pm; Regular Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 1pm-7pm

Phone: 0176 6787 6226

More Information: www.kollektiv-berlin.com

Annie Leibovitz - A Photographer's Life 1990-2005

Two hundred photographs, many of them private family images, form an intimate chronicle of the last fifteen years in the life of this celebrated American photographer. Get a first glimpse at the opening Friday night.

Price: Regular €7/Opening Free

Location: C/O Berlin, Postfuhramt, Oranienburger Strasse/Tucholskystrasse

Times: Opening: Friday, February 20, 7pm; Regular Hours: Daily 11am-8pm; through May 24

Phone: 030 2809 1925

More Information: www.co-berlin.info


Smoking Cinema

As part of the Music and Politics Festival, White Trash screens two films about East German rock bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Dieter Schumann's "Flüstern und Schreien - Ein Rockreport" explores the DDR's underground music scene, while Carl G. Hardt's "Achtung! Wir Kommen" follows a group of bands on a journey through Russia and France, after the fall of the Wall. St. Petersburg band Dr. Bajan takes the stage at midnight.

Price: €3-7

Location: White Trash Fast Food, Schönhauser Allee 6-7

Times: Thursday, February 19, "Flüstern und Schreien" 7pm, "Achtung! Wir kommen" 10pm; Dr. Bajan 12am

Phone: 030 6220 6618

More Information: www.musikundpolitik.de



Cologne Carnival

Chase away the late winter blues with some colourful costumes and open-air revelry as one of the oldest and most outrageous Carnival parties erupts into action in Cologne's Altstadt Thursday morning. The children's parade sets off Monday at 11am, and on Rose Monday, the festival climaxes with an exuberant all-day procession through town.

Price: Free

Location: Cologne Altstadt

Times: Thursday, February 19 - Monday, February 23

Phone: 0221 574 000

More Information: www.koelnerkarneval.de



Angel Dust

Engage in a dialogue with a painting, a video installation, and a hanging sculpture Thursday night at the opening of this new exhibition, which ponders themes of "speaking and announcing, hearing and understanding."

Price: Free

Location: MMK Zollamt, Domstrasse 10

Times: Opening: Thursday, February 19, 7:30pm; Regular hours: Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday 10am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-8pm; through April 13

Phone: 069 212 30447

More Info: www.mmk-frankfurt.com


Divine Performing Arts

Swirling ribbons of lavender silk, leaping ballerinas in flowing white. Colour and exhilaration combine with classical tradition as imperial processions march across the stage to the beat of thunderous drums. This stunning group of Chinese dancers and musicians twirls into town Saturday night.

Price: €29-120

Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese

Times: Saturday, February 21, 7:30pm; Sunday, February 22, 3pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 4470

More Info: divineperformingarts.org



René Groebli

With their dreamlike grey shading, photographer René Groebli's images of thatched Irish cottages and women undressing look more like fine illustrations. See the works of this great Swiss artist before they come down next weekend.

Price: Free

Location: Aplanat Galerie für Fotografie, Lippmannstrasse 69-71 (Hinterhof)

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 3:30-7:30pm; Saturday, 1-5pm through February 28

Phone: 040 4318 4800

More Info: www.aplanat.de


Mark Lyndon "The Joys of Travel" A Travel Satire

If you've ever wondered what it is that sparks that incessant longing to go and wander the unfamiliar boulevards and back alleys of the world, check out Mark Lyndon's one-man show, Monday. The British actor analyses the desire, action, and outcome of travel with his new work "The Joys of Travel," presented by Professional Women's Forum Hamburg. Proceeds go toward building schools in Afghanistan.

Price: €10 Donation

Location: The Irish Rover (downstairs), Grossneumarkt 8

Times: Monday, February 23, 7pm; Register by Saturday, February 21

Phone: 040 82 18 58

Email: patpledger.bet@t-online.de

More Info: www.professional-womens-forum.de


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Christin Losta

There are few sultry models in the images of fashion photographer Christin Losta. Her lens is focused on the inimitable craftsmanship of fine clothing, casting all other embellishment aside. Except perhaps for an elegant mannequin or a grouping of stark dress forms here or there. Take a look at the Viennese artist's work this weekend at the Munich City Museum.

Price: €4

Location: Münchner Stadtmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; through April 5

Phone: 089 2332 2370

More Info: www.stadtmuseum-online.de

William Eggleston. Democratic Camera Photography & Video 1961 - 2008

Browse pictures of solitary light bulbs, lonesome tricycles, and suburban street scenes at the opening of this retrospective of American photographer William Eggleston, Thursday. One hundred eighty images trace his development from black and white to colour, but during this pivotal change, one thing remained unabashedly constant, his "democratic way of looking around." A film by Reiner Holzemer will be shown at 5pm.

Price: Regular €7/Opening Free

Location: Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1

Times: Opening: Thursday, February 19, 7pm; Regular Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10am-8pm; Thursday, 10am-10pm; through May 17

Phone: 089 2112 7113

More Info: www.hausderkunst.de

Children's Theatre

Mary Poppins

Pamela Lyndon Travers acts out the story of this beloved children's book character with live music by pianist Antje Uhle and saxophonist/clarinetist Stefan Schreiber. What a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious way to spend a Sunday morning.

Price: €6-12

Location: Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, Marstall, Marstallplatz 5

Times: Sunday, February 22, 11am-12:15pm

Phone: 089 218 501

More Info: www.bayerischesstaatsschauspiel.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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