What’s on in Germany: March 12 – 18

This Week's Highlights: Classic cars roll into Stuttgart, a St. Patrick's Day parade marches through Munich, and Annett Louisan graces the stage in Hamburg.

What's on in Germany: March 12 - 18
Photo: DPA



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

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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.

Price: €2

Location: Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Strasse 6-8

Times: Daily, 10am-6pm; through June 1

Phone: 030 838 50 100

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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

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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.

Price: €5

Location: Kino in der Brücke, Hahnenstrasse 6

Times: Saturday, March 14, 8pm

Phone: 0211 3106 813

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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.

Price: Free

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

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Annett Louisan

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.

Price: €28-49

Location: Laeiszhalle, Johannes-Brahms-Platz

Times: Tuesday, March 17, 8pm

Tickets: 040 34 69 20

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Poni Hoax

Mixing epic rock with electro-glam, these Parisian boys make music that’s nearly irresistible. See them Thursday night in Hamburg.

Price: €14

Location: Uebel & Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66

Times: Thursday, March 12, 8pm

Tickets: 01805 570070 (.14/minute)

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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.

Price: Free

Location: Parade route begins at Münchner Freiheit and follows Leopoldstrasse and Ludwigstrasse, to Odeonsplatz.

Times: Sunday, March 15, 12pm

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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.

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 29

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Orchestra Baobob

Move your body to Afro-Cuban rhythms and Portuguese Creole melodies. Senegal’s most enduring band drops in on Munich Tuesday night.

Price: €18-22

Location: Muffathalle, Zellstrasse 4

Times: Tuesday, March 17, 8:30pm

Phone: 089 4587 5010

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Classic Cars

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.”

Price: €14

Location: Messe Stuttgart, Messepiazza 1

Times: Friday, March 13 10am-7pm; Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 9am-6pm

Phone: 0711 18560 2237

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