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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4
Times: Wednesday, June 10, 9pm
Phone: 069 4058 9520
More Information: www.mousonturm.de
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Location: Prinzregentenstrasse 91, Hinterhof of Stadtvilla
Times: Friday, June 5, 11am-10pm
More Info: www.glamourama-outlet.de