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What's on in Germany: March 26 - April 1

Celeste Sunderland · 26 Mar 2009, 10:10

Published: 26 Mar 2009 10:10 GMT+01:00

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Long Night of Shopping

It's "Spring in Berlin." Sort of. And now is the perfect time to update that wardrobe, because Saturday dozens of shops that line Berlin's most fashionable street, the Kurfürstendamm, stay open until midnight!

Price: Free

Location: Kurfürstendamm

Times: Saturday, March 28

Hotline: 030 26 55 56 41

More Information: www.lange-nacht-des-shoppings.de


Robert Ashley - Perfect Lives

The American composer's 1983 opera for television "Perfect Lives" will be shown in its seven-episode entirety Sunday, starting at 11am. Part of the März Music festival, the day-long event includes a discussion with Ashley himself.

Price: €6

Location: Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstrasse 24

Times: Sunday, March 29, 11am-7:30pm

Tickets: 030 254 89 100

More Information: www.berlinerfestspiele.de


Galerie Mario Mazzoli Opening

There's a new gallery opening in Berlin. But this one is different than the hundreds of thousands of the city's other art spaces. It specialises in sound installations. Galerie Mario Mazzoli officially opens Friday night with "Anlage," a group exhibition featuring Agostino Di Scipio, Boris D. Hegenbart-Matsui, Douglas Henderson, and Michael J. Schumacher.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Zimmerstrasse 13

Opening: Friday, March 27, 6pm

Regular Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-6pm

Phone: 030 7547 9760

More Information: www.galeriemazzoli.com



The Moon Exhibition

In 1609, Galileo invented a little tool called a telescope that would allow us to gaze at the moon and all its little intricacies for hours on end. Nearly four centuries later, Neil Armstrong walked upon that mysterious glowing orb, and on Thursday, Cologne's Wallraf-Richartz-Museum opens a new exhibition in its honour. See 16th century sketches, NASA snapshots, and paintings with titles like "Moonlight over Boulogne Harbour." Budding astronauts will love it.

Price: €5,80

Location: The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Obenmarspforten

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm; through August 16

Phone: 0221 221 211 19

More Information: www.museenkoeln.de



Tuesday Night Skate Opening Party

Music, dancing, fun, and film are all to be had Monday night as Frankfurt's Tuesday Night Skate season begins. Dust off those skates and shake it like Roller Girl.

Price: Free

Location: Stereo Bar, Abtsgässchen 7

Times: Monday, March 30, 8pm

Phone: 069 617 116

More Info: www.t-n-s.de



Easter Exhibition

Discover the customs of a traditional North German Easter at the Freilichtmuseum am Kiekeberg, just outside Hamburg. Exhibits that examine the development of egg painting, the Easter fire, and the symbolism of eggs will be set up among the living history museum's authentic buildings.

Price: €7; Under 18, Free

Location: Freilichtmuseum am Kiekeberg, Am Kiekeberg 1, Rosengarten-Ehestorf

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm; March 29 - April 19

Phone: 040 79 01 760

More Info: www.kiekeberg-museum.de



House of Dreaming Pictures

Spark the imagination with blue foxes, red forests and yellow horses this weekend. Works by legendary German expressionists Franz Marc, August Macke and Robert Delaunay mingle in an exhibition of swirling color, curated especially with children in mind. Go Friday when it's free.

Price: €7; Under 13, Free

Location: Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kurt-Schwitters-Platz

Times: Tuesday, 10am-8pm; Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; through August 16

Phone: 0511 1684 3875

More Info: www.sprengel-museum.com



The Sounds of India

Sway to the rhythms of sitar and tabla. Indian musicians Rajib Karmakar and Soumitrajit Chatterjee improvise on classical ragas from their country Sunday afternoon.

Price: €9

Location: Ars Musica im Stemmerhof, Plinganserstrasse 6

Times: Sunday, March 29, 4:30pm

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Tickets: 089 2015180

More Info: www.ars-musica-muenchen.de


The London-based art-rock trio has a new album, called Object 47, that's compelling and easy to dance to. Check out tunes like "Mekon Headman" and "Perspex Icon" Sunday night at Feierwerk.

Price: €21,15

Location: Feierwerk, Hansa 39

Times: Sunday, March 29, 9pm

Ticket Hotline: 0180 5481 8181 (0.14/minute)

More Info: www.pinkflag.com

Lee Scratch Perry and the White Belly Rats

Dub master Lee Scratch Perry has the amazing ability to continuously modernise reggae music. The 73-year-old legend performs at Backstage with his band the White Belly Rats, Friday night.

Price: €23

Location: Backstage, Friedenheimer Brücke 7

Times: Friday, March 27, 9pm

Phone: 089 126 6100

More Info: www.myspace.com/leescratchperry



Portuguese Folklore Festival

Wash down your chorizo and fava beans with a crisp Portuguese green wine. Or simply sway to the sounds of fado music with a small glass of port. Portuguese culture takes centre stage at Stuttgart's Turn- und Versammlungshalle Ost on Saturday evening.

Price: Free

Location: Turn und Versammlungshalle Ost, Schoenbuehlstrasse 90

Times: Saturday, March 28, 5pm

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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