Gallery Weekend Berlin
The German capital erupts into one big art party Friday night when exhibitions open at thirty-eight Berlin galleries. Download the map and customise your own art-walk from Wedding to Kreuzberg.
Times: Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3
More Information: www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de
With her natural grace and irresistible charm, Audrey Hepburn will live forever in our memories. On May 4, the iconic actress would have turned 80. Honour her life with a visit to an exhibition at Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof that includes over 1,200 of her personal items such as costumes and jewellery and of course dozens of glamourous photographs.
Location: Metro Station Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Times: Daily, 9am-7pm; through May 10
More Information: www.timeless-audrey.de
Dress up like a burlesque queen, a twenties flapper, or a debonair dandy Thursday night and shimmy over to Rodeo, in the Altes Postfuhramt. Live music and entertainment will have you doing the Charleston all night long.
Location: Rodeo, Altes Postfuhramt, Augustrasse 5a
Times: Thursday, April 30, 6pm
Tickets: 0163 7397 998
More Information: www.boheme-sauvage.de
It’s been three years since the UK singer captured our hearts with “Smile” and her new record It’s Not Me, It’s You has us grinning from ear to ear. In her latest video “Not Fair” Allen plays a sultry seventies siren at a hoedown, you can be sure Monday night’s concert will be filled with equally fun scenarios and plenty of other cheeky moments.
Location: E-Werk, Schanzenstrasse 37
Times: Monday, May 4, 9pm
Tickets: 018 059 690 000 (0.14/min)
More Information: www.lilyallenmusic.com
This festival of Spanish and Latin-American film sets up its projectors at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt Friday. Thirty movies by Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican, Guatemalan, Uruguayan, Venezuelan, and Spanish filmmakers comprise a thrilling program of feature films, documentaries, and shorts.
Location: Deutsches Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41
Times: Friday, May 1 – Thursday, May 7
Phone: 069 961 220 220
More Info: www.filmtage-tuebingen.de
Masala World Beat Festival
N’Faly Kouyate & Dunyakan kicks off this year’s festival Wednesday with a set of West African grooves. Dance to the sounds of Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, and more, as bands from all over the world set up in venues around Hannover.
Times: Wednesday, May 6 – Sunday, May 17
More Info: www.masala-festival.de
Lili Fischer – Test Flight of the Crane Flies
See what it feels like to flap your wings like a crane fly. Volunteers can try Lili Fischer’s “crane fly simulator” on Sunday at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. While you’re there, be sure to check out the German artist’s stunning crane fly installation, which includes a graceful collection of the long-legged, winged creatures Fischer constructed after intense field research.
Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengiesserwall
Times: Sunday, May 3, 4pm
Phone: 040 428 131 200
More Info: www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de
Train of Commemoration
A travelling tribute to victims of the holocaust rolled into Munich last Wednesday. Housed in a railway car, the exhibition documents the lives of some of the children who were deported from their homes in various European towns and cities, to the death camps in Poland.
Location: Munich Hauptbahnhof, Track 35
Times: Daily, 8:30am-7pm; through May 3
Tickets: 02297 1649
More Info: www.zug-der-erinnerung.eu
24th International Documentary Film Festival Munich
Highlights from around the world are screened alongside brand new film premieres in this celebrated documentary film festival. Emerging talents and established professionals present films about life after the Lebanese civil war, a group of women who fight for children’s rights in South Africa, and a child born to blind parents.
Times: Wednesday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 13
Tickets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (0.14 cents/min)
More Info: www.dokfest-muenchen.de
Ballet Festival Week
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Bavarian State Ballet, and to celebrate, the company will perform a special premiere by Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián called Zugvögel (Migratory Birds), to kick off its annual Ballet Festival Week.
Location: National Theater Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Times: Sunday, May 3 – Sunday, May 10
Tickets: 089 21 85 19 20
More Info: www.bayerische.staatsoper.de
Festival of Animated Film
In addition to the normal film festival theatre screenings, this festival includes a “Festival Garden” where bands perform on open-air stages, movies are screened beneath a star-filled sky, and a Japanese artists paints murals to the sound of her own music. Plus, kids can take free workshops in the “Activity Tent.” Cartoons are so much fun.
Times: Tuesday, May 5 – Sunday, May 10
Tickets: 0711 9254 6123
More Info: www.itfs.de