Musical Works By Visual Artists: Janet Cardiff and George Bures MIller
Voices, instruments, and "sonic environments" emanate from ninety-eight speakers at the Hamburger Bahnhof in a sort of sound film, starting Saturday. Called "The Murder of Crows," the mixed media installation's name was inspired by a crow funeral, a strange event where those cackling creatures crowd around one of their fallen comrades, and lament.
Price: Opening, Free; Regular Admission, €6
Location: Hamburger Bahnhof, Invalidenstrasse 50-51
Times: Opening, Friday, March 13, 8pm; Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm; March 14 - May 17
Phone: 030 3978 3411
More Information: www.hamburgerbahnhof.de
The Universe Under the Microscope – Biodiversity and Aesthetics of Diatoms
It's not every day you get to look at a diatom. A new exhibition at Berlin's Botanical Museum allows for long afternoons of diatom gazing. In the 19th century, scientists began arranging these stunningly symmetrical microscopic creatures upon glass slides. Photographs of the gorgeous patterns they created are on view through May.
Location: Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Strasse 6-8
Times: Daily, 10am-6pm; through June 1
Phone: 030 838 50 100
More Information: www.bgbm.org
Maria Lassnig and Lucy McKenzie
In the spacious halls of the Museum Ludwig, life-sized paintings of 19th century interiors by the young Scottish artist Lucy McKenzie, join surreal self-portraits by Austrian artist Maria Lassnig, who turns 90 this year. The museum director and exhibition curators speak at the opening Friday night.
Price: Opening, Free; Regular Admission, €9
Location: Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz
Times: Opening, Friday, March 13, 7pm; Regular Hours, Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm
Phone: 0211 221 26165
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
FIlmclub 813 screens the beloved Wes Anderson classic Rushmore Saturday at Kino in der Brücke. After the movie, head to Blue Shell, and get down like a prep-school co-ed to the tunes of DJ Soulrabbi.
Location: Kino in der Brücke, Hahnenstrasse 6
Times: Saturday, March 14, 8pm
Phone: 0211 3106 813
More Information: filmclub813.intercoaster.de
India Art Forum
Indians who grew up in places like the US, the UK, Germany, Egypt, and Austria, have two very rich cultures to draw from. See what kind of art this new generation is creating at India Art Forum.
Location: Galerie Station at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4
Times: Friday and Saturday, 7-10pm; Sunday, 3-7pm; through April 12
Phone: 069 40 58 9520
More Info: mousonturm.de
The German chanteuse traded in long blond locks for a cute brunette bob, and then released her fourth album Teilzeithippie. The first single "Drück die 1" is as catchy as they come. Sing along Tuesday night at her Laeiszhalle show, just don't drown out Louisan's baby-doll vocals.
Location: Laeiszhalle, Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Times: Tuesday, March 17, 8pm
Tickets: 040 34 69 20
More Info: www.laeiszhalle.de
Mixing epic rock with electro-glam, these Parisian boys make music that's nearly irresistible. See them Thursday night in Hamburg.
Location: Uebel & Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66
Times: Thursday, March 12, 8pm
Tickets: 01805 570070 (.14/minute)
More Info: www.myspace.com/ponihoax
St. Patrick's Day Parade
The bagpipes are squawking and everyone's step dancing in the streets. Must be St. Patrick's Day in Munich. This year's parade kicks off from Münchner Freiheit at noon. Grab a Guinness and wave your shamrock flags at the open-air post party at Odeonsplatz.
Location: Parade route begins at Münchner Freiheit and follows Leopoldstrasse and Ludwigstrasse, to Odeonsplatz.
Times: Sunday, March 15, 12pm
More Info: www.stpatricksday.de
Strong Beer Season
That moment of delight, when the first barrel of Munich's Strong Beer Season is tapped, is upon us once again. Make like the monks and strengthen those bodies, weary from Lent's fasting, with a nutritious stout at Löwenbräu Cellar or Paulaner Wirtshaus.
Times: Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 29
More Info: www.muenchen.de
Move your body to Afro-Cuban rhythms and Portuguese Creole melodies. Senegal's most enduring band drops in on Munich Tuesday night.
Location: Muffathalle, Zellstrasse 4
Times: Tuesday, March 17, 8:30pm
Phone: 089 4587 5010
More Info: www.muffathalle.de
If you're the type that drools over shiny hotrods, vintage Ferraris, or even historic fire engines, you'll probably want to head over to Messe Stuttgart this weekend as the convention centre transforms itself into a "whole world of classic automobiles."
Location: Messe Stuttgart, Messepiazza 1
Times: Friday, March 13 10am-7pm; Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 9am-6pm
Phone: 0711 18560 2237
More Info: www.messe-stuttgart.de