Film Polska 2009
From new independent cinema to New Wave classics, this Polish film festival presents dozens of intriguing dramas and fascinating documentaries. Many are shown with English subtitles.
Times: Thursday, April 23 – Thursday, April 30
Phone: 030 24 75 81 0
More Information: www.filmpolska.de
Erik Friedlander and Jed Rasula
After author Jed Rasula gives an amusing, historical presentation on the influence of jazz on the American avant-garde, New York cellist Erik Friedlander demonstrates with a solo performance of works by John Zorn.
Location: UferHallen, Uferstrasse 8-11
Times: Thursday, April 23, 8pm
Tickets: 01805 44 70 111 (€ 0.14/min)
More Information: www.discover-us.org
Five artists, from England, Ireland, Germany, and Portugal gather in this group show where the concept of space plays a premiere role. Lacknagel bring their folksy banjo twang to the opening BBQ Friday night.
Location: Kunsthalle M3, Mengerzeile 1 – 3
Opening: Friday, April 24, 7-9pm; Regular Hours: Friday – Sunday, 1-6pm; through May 17
Phone: 0177 600 7476
More Information: www.october-rooms.com
Gottfried Böhm – Rocks of Concrete and Glass
There’s a church in the town of Neviges whose vast concrete form erupts into irrational peaks like a manmade mountain range. Designed by renowned architect Gottfried Böhm in the 1960s, the Pilgrimage Church is one of the world’s most remarkable architectural landmarks. Get a closer look at some of the projects Böhm worked on in Cologne, as well as some of his sculptures, at this exhibition, which ends Sunday.
Location: Museum für Angewandte Kunst, An der Rechtschule
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm
Phone: 0221 221 26735
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
Night of the Museums
Fill up on art Saturday night when forty-six Frankfurt museums stay open until two in the morning. A twelve euro ticket gets you entrance to everything from the modern art museum to the zoo. Just be sure to check the shuttle bus plan before plotting out your course.
Times: Saturday, April 25, 7pm-2am
Hotline: 069 97460 555
More Info: www.nacht-der-museen.de
Starke Stück Children’s Theatre Festival
With TV, the internet, and all those hand-held devices kids seem to be toting around these days, you can be sure a live, theatrical show will be an experience your tots and teenagers will never forget. This week, take the kids to see a heart warming play or puppet show, like “The Bearberry Painter,” “George in the Garage,” or “Elephants Never Forget.”
Times: Wednesday, April 22 – Thursday, April 30
Phone: 069 2577 1760
More Info: www.starke-stuecke.net
There’s something unnervingly compelling about Ibadet Ramadani’s vocals. Joined by her two younger sisters, the Super700 lead singer glides through melodic tunes like “STTSMC (Somebody Tried to Steal My Car)” and “Tango” on the group’s new album Lovebites. Germany’s indie-pop darlings kick off their European tour Friday at Uebel & Gefährlich.
Location: Uebel & Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66
Times: Friday, April 24, 8pm
More Info: www.super700.de
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
In the midst of a tour through Europe, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra stops off in Hamburg for an enchanting evening of Claude Debussy and Hector Berlioz. Kent Nagano conducts “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” “La Mer,” and “Symphonie Fantastique.”
Location: Laeiszhalle, Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Times: Thursday, April 23, 7:30pm
Tickets: 040 346920
More Info: www.osm-europe2009.ca
Documentary Film Week Hamburg
Discover the intriguing 91-year-old sculptor Dorothea Buck, hear about the experiences of six female Israeli soldiers, and find out about Russia’s post-communist “vixen academies” in this documentary film festival’s varied program. Many of the films have English subtitles.
Location: 3001 Kino, Schanzenstrasse 75; Metropolis, Steindamm 52/54; Lichtmess, Gaussstrasse, 25
Times: Thursday, April 23 – Wednesday, April 29
More Info: www.dokfilmwoche.com
Body Language II
Dance Theatre Munich performs new works by guest choreographers Robert North and Rui Horta in this third instalment of the Körpersprachen series. Watch the dancers twirl and sway to the sounds of Schubert and Aphex Twin.
Price: €5.50 – 43.50
Location: Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz
Times: Friday, April 24, 7:30pm
Tickets: 089 2185 1960
More Info: www.staatstheater-am-gaertnerplatz.de
The Ruling Class
See what all the hype is about Saturday night when London band The Ruling Class take the stage at Parklife. After the band’s live set, DJs Tonksy and Mr. Stuart spin Brit-pop until the wee hours.
Location: Parklife at Babalu, Leopoldstrasse, 27
Times: Sunday, April 25, 9pm
Phone: 089 38 88 98 52
More Info: www.myspace.com/therulingclassuk