What's on in Germany: March 26 - April 1
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: Stereo Bar, Abtsgässchen 7
Times: Monday, March 30, 8pm
Phone: 069 617 116
More Info: www.t-n-s.de
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.
Location: Ars Musica im Stemmerhof, Plinganserstrasse 6
Times: Sunday, March 29, 4:30pm
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.
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.
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.
Location: Turn und Versammlungshalle Ost, Schoenbuehlstrasse 90
Times: Saturday, March 28, 5pm