What’s on in Germany: June 5 – 10

What's on in Germany: June 5 - 10
Photo: Michael Ubbesen's BauBike for The DMY design festival in Berlin
This Week's Highlights: Thirty-three Roman Signer films take over the walls of a Hamburg art museum, Fischerspooner hits Frankfurt, and a design festival spruces up in Berlin.



Yo La Tengo

The US band presents an intriguing program Monday night at Babylon. After the first three songs, the audience calls the set list. With over fifteen albums, fans will have a nice little cache to cull from. Just be sure to yell louder than anyone else.

Price: €21

Location: Babylon Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30

Times: Monday, June 8, 8pm

Phone: 030 24 25 969

More Information: www.babylonberlin.de

Charlottenburg Palace Concert – Frederick and Voltaire

Spend a summer evening the way Prussian royals once did, at a classical concert in the stately ballroom of a sumptuous palace. The Berlin Chamber Orchestra plays the works of Frederick the Great among others in a program of baroque symphonies and ballets at Schloss Charlottenburg, Friday night.

Price: €25

Location: Schloss Charlottenburg, Neuer Flügel, Spandauer Damm 10

Times: Friday, June 5, 7pm

Phone: 030 313 68 09

More Information: www.spsg.de


International Design Festival Berlin

Even those who don’t know a thing about design can have fun at this design festival. The five-day program includes DJ sets and programs for kids in addition to exhibitions and talks by the world’s hottest interior, furniture, and car designers. This year focuses on “design that makes a difference.”

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Wednesday, June 3 – Sunday, June 7

Phone: 030 5301 4888

More Information: dmy-berlin.com



Cologne Museum Day

All year long, Cologne’s state-run museums are free to city residents the first Thursday of every month. No more excuses for not seeing the fabulous permanent collections of museums like the Cologne City Museum, the Museum for Applied Arts, and the Ludwig Museum. Just don’t forget to bring your identity card that shows you’re a city resident.

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Thursday, June 4

Phone: 0221 221 22334

More Information: www.museenkoeln.de




Bleeps, bloops, circuit boards, and neon lights aren’t new to the New York electropop duo Fischerspooner. Their new track “We Are Electric,” pretty much sums this fact up. Fun times will certainly be on order during their show at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Wednesday.

Price: €32

Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4

Times: Wednesday, June 10, 9pm

Phone: 069 4058 9520

More Information: www.mousonturm.de


Sarah Morris

Artist and filmmaker Sarah Morris finds inspiration in the urban landscape. Tuesday sees the American artist in conversation with celebrated German architect Nikolaus Hirsch. Go early to see the exhibition, and stick around to hear what these two luminaries have to say.

Price: Museum, €8; Talk, Free

Location: MMK Vortragssaal, Domstradde 10

Times: Tuesday, June 9, 7pm

Phone: 069 212 30447

More Information: www.mmk-frankfurt.de



Feedback Fever Shoegazer Weekend

New York rockers The Pains of Being Pure at Heart headline Germany’s first Shoegazer Weekend, in Hamburg Saturday night. Rock out all night long to melodic vocals and guitar effects. UK bands Ulrich Schnauss and Longview, and DJ Kevin Shields share the bill.

Price: €17.50

Location: Knust, Neuer Kamp 30

Times: Saturday, June 6, 7pm

Phone: 040 8797 6230

More Information: http://www.knusthamburg.de


Roman Signer: Projections, Films and Videos 1975-2008

Time and action are central components of the artwork of Swiss artist Roman Signer. Whether they feature a firework pulling a cap off his head, or a room being blasted with hay, his films are always marvellously weird. Thirty-three super-8 films and videos comprise this new exhibition, which opens Thursday evening.

Price: €8.50

Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengiesserwall

Times: Exhibition Opening – Thursday, June 4, 7pm; Regular Hours – Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm; through September 27, 2009

Phone: 040 428 131 200

More Info: www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de



Mind the Park

Five German artists have found a topic for art in an unlikely place – Hannover’s Municipal Department of Park Planning, or at least this group’s main concern, the city’s green spaces. Saturday night’s opening will certainly be a verdant affair.

Price: Free

Location: Städtische Galerie Kubus, Theodor-Lessing-Platz 2

Times: Saturday, June 6, 2009, 8pm; Regular Hours – Tuesday – Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm; through July 5

Phone: 0511 16845 790

More Info: www.mindthepark.de



Without Kubrick…

A new exhibition at Munich’s lothringer13/laden pays tribute to Stanley Kubrick. See how two artists from Germany and two from America respond to themes like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining.

Price: Free

Location: lothringer13/laden, Lothringer Strasse 13

Times: Opening – Thursday, June 4, 8pm; Regular Hours – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 4-7pm

More Info: www.lothringer13.de


Glamourama feat. Stadtvilla

Two to three times a year, a group called Glamourama throws a party where clothes are the guests of honour. And these aren’t your typical wallflowers. This weekend fill out your summer wardrobe with a few select choices from German label Ana Alcazar’s new collection.

Price: Free

Location: Prinzregentenstrasse 91, Hinterhof of Stadtvilla

Times: Friday, June 5, 11am-10pm

More Info: www.glamourama-outlet.de