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What's on in Germany: May 7 - 13

Celeste Sunderland · 7 May 2009, 16:39

Published: 07 May 2009 16:39 GMT+02:00

BERLIN

Music/Concerts

Aki Takase & Louis Sclavis, with Yui Kawaguchi

Dance merges with music this weekend as Japanese modern dancer Yui Kawaguchi combines her frenzied grace with a duo performance by French clarinettist Louis Sclavis and Japanese pianist Aki Takase. The term "dynamic" is sure to be part of the vernacular.

Price: €15

Location: Institut Français de Berlin, Maison de France, Kurfürstendamm 211

Times: Saturday, May 9, 8pm

Tickets: 01805 44 70 111 (Euro 0,14/Min)

More Information: www.kultur-frankreich.de

Rroma Aether Klub Street Festival

From Balkan hip hop to Sinti swing, Boddinstrasse will be bumping to the sounds of gypsy music Friday night. Try to get in a screening of Latcho Drom before then so you can work on your twirls and hand rhythms.

Price: Free

Location: Rroma Aether Klub Theatre, Boddinstrasse 5

Times: Friday, May 8, 5-10pm

Phone: 030 921 29 229

More Information: www.rromaakt.de

Film

Black International Cinema Festival

With a focus on intercultural perspective, the 24th edition of this film festival presents sixty works from nations like Benin, France, India, and the United Kingdom. See what happened to a South Central neighbourhood after the LA riots, hear what artists like Alice Walker and Snoop Dogg have to say about Mumia Abu-Jamal, and learn the stories of three Iranian taxi drivers in three different cities around the world.

Price: Free

Location: Rathaus Schöneberg, John-F.-Kennedy-Platz

Times: Thursday, May 7 - Sunday, May 10

More Information: www.black-international-cinema.com

DRESDEN

Music/Concerts:

39th International Dixieland Festival

Dixieland may have sprung from the porches and gazebos of New Orleans, but each year, the German city of Dresden dons its own Dixieland guise. Venues throughout the city will come alive with the spirited style of jazz starting Tuesday. Be sure to check out the family party Sunday at the Dresden Zoo, and next Thursday, hop aboard a historic steamboat for a wild riverboat jamboree.

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Tuesday, May 12 - Sunday, May 17

More Information: www.dixieland.de

DUSSELDORF

Galleries/Museums:

Night of the Museums

In addition to the artwork and historical relics on view in thirty-seven of the city's museums and galleries, this exciting all-night event includes a program, chock-full with film screening, concerts, and extra special things like a Chinese tea ceremony, a tango performance, and a fashion lounge party.

Price: €12

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, May 9, 7pm-2am

Hotline: 0211 89 22 555

More Info: www.nacht-der-museen.de

FRANKFURT

Galleries/Museums:

Traxler Cartoons

One of twentieth century Europe's most important illustrators, Hans Traxler has drawn everything from children's characters to political satires. On the occasion of the German artist's 80th birthday, Frankfurt's Museum for Comic Art is presenting an exhibition of his books and newspaper cartoons.

Price: €5

Location: Museum für Komische Kunst, Weckmarkt 17

Times: Tuessday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday, 10am-9pm; Thursday, May 7 - July 26

Phone: 069 212 30161

More Info: www.caricatura-museum.de

HAMBURG

Events:

Hamburg Harbour Birthday Festival

With a fleet of majestic schooners and brigs parading around Hamburg Harbour this weekend, the city will look much like it did 200-years-ago. But the port is much older than that. This year, Hamburg Harbour celebrates an impressive 820 years with dragon boat racing, a tug boat ballet, and plenty of fireworks.

Price: Free

Location: Hamburg Harbour

Times: Friday, May 8 - Sunday, May 10

More Info: www.hafengeburtstag.de

Events:

Live Arts Festival

Blurring the line between theatre and real life, Australia's Back to Back Theatre Company kicks off Hamburg's Live Art Festival with their intriguing production, "Small Metal Objects." The performance takes place at Hamburg's central station, where the audience will don headphones and watch the action from a mezzanine. Bet you've never seen theatre like this before.

Price: €8-17

Location: Hamburger Hauptbahnhof, Kirchenallee

Times: Thursday, May 7, 6:30pm; Friday, May 8, 4 and 6:30pm; Saturday, May 9, 4 and 6:30pm

Tickets: 040 2709 4949

More Info: www.kampnagel.de

HANNOVER

Events:

Hannover Plant Days

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Don't know about yours, but my mom is really into gardening. If yours is too, why not take her to the this weekend's Hannover Plant Days festival for an extra special Mother's Day treat? Nurseries from across Germany will bring their rare horticultural beauties to City Park. You and mom could both go home with some real unusual varieties just in time for the late-spring planting season. Who's going to have the best garden house this year?

Price: Free

Location: Hannover City Park, Clausewitzstrasse

Times: Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, May 10, 10am-6pm

More Info: www.hannover.de

MUNICH

Sports

2009 BMW Open

Will Fernando Gonzalez be able to defend his title? The Chilean tennis star's in top form, but Germany's own Nicolas Kiefer's looking pretty darn good. Watch the nail-biting action of the final match go down on the court Sunday afternoon.

Price: €32 - 82

Location: MTTC Iphitos, Aumeisterweg 10

Times: Sunday, May 10, 1pm

Tickets: 089 36 81 940

More Info: www.bmwopen.de

Lecture

The Future of Space Exploration

Got an interest in stars and planets, astronaut missions and spaceships? NASA engineer Zainab Nagin Cox will talk about what the United States is doing to make further space exploration, Friday night at the Public Observatory in Munich. If the sky's clear, guests get to peer through the terrace telescopes. Don't forget to register! It's compulsory.

Price: Free

Location: Public Observatory Munich (Volkssternwarte), Rosenheimerstrasse 145 H

Times: Friday, May 8, 6pm

Registration: pst@sternwarte-muenchen.de or 089-406239

More Info: www.amerikahaus.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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