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What's on in Germany: June 11 - 17

Celeste Sunderland · 9 Jun 2009, 11:08

Published: 09 Jun 2009 11:08 GMT+02:00

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Exberliner Magazine 7th Anniversary Party

The Local’s editorial partner EXBERLINER Magazine is celebrating its 7th birthday (and its new redesign) with a big bash at Festsaal Kreuzberg this Friday. Team Plastique, AJ Pitt and the Cry Babies will make it a late night.

Price: €7

Location: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Skalitzer Strasse 130

Times: Friday, June 12, 10pm

More Information: www.exberliner.com

Hopped-Up: European Hot Rod Culture

Photographer David Bien presents his new book exploring the European hot rod scene with art photos of hopped-up rides and the people that love them. Live bands playing revved-up rock n’ roll afterwards will keep things motoring along.

Price: Free before 8pm

Location: White Trash Fast Food, Schönhauser Allee 6-7

Times: Saturday, June 13, 6pm till late

Phone: 030 5034 8668

More Info: Hopped-Up


In Transit Performing Arts Festival

Ten days of thought-provoking performances, art installations, parties, and lectures begin Thursday night at the House of World Cultures. Japanese butoh company Sankai Juku performs a moving choreography in parallel with the opening. Stick around for the late-night DJ set.

Price: Opening, Free; Sankai Juku Performance, €15

Location: House of World Cultures, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

Times: Opening, Thursday, June 11, 7pm; Sankai Juki, 8pm; Festival runs through Sunday, June 21

Phone: 030 39 78 71 75

More Information: www.hkw.deberlin.de

German Russian Festival Days

Fill up on beer and borscht this weekend. Three days of festivities feature Russian folk music, Russian rock bands, and traditional Russian dancers. Revellers of all ages will be enthralled by the colourful costumes.

Price: Free

Location: Trabrennbahn, Berlin-Karlshorst, Treskowallee

Times: Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14

Phone: 0174 858 6867

More Information: www.drf-berlin.de



Cologne Commons - Festival and Conference for Free Music and Free Culture

Musicians and media experts gather in Cologne this weekend to discuss the cultural and technological shifts going on in the music world. Nightly concerts feature musicians, bands, and VJs that embrace new media and the "Creative Commons" concept.

Price: Two-day ticket for concert and festival, €32; Friday & Saturday concerts, €8

Location: Gebäude 9, Deutz-Mülheimer-Strasse 127

Times: Friday, June 12 & Saturday, June 13, conference begins at 2pm, concert begins at 9pm

Phone: 0221 880 0767

More Information: cologne-commons.de


De La Soul

The soulful New York rappers have come a long way since their 1989 debut 3 Feet High and Rising, but their latest disc Are You In? continues the group's core sound of truthful, jazzy lyrical flow. The guys only stop off once in Germany this time around, Sunday night in Cologne, so if you're a fan, you know where to be.

Price: €27

Location: Gloria Theater, Apostelnstrasse 11

Times: Sunday, June 14, 9pm

Phone: 0221 660 630

More Information: www.gloria-theater.com



Japan Day

You always wanted to learn how to make one of those paper cranes. Stalls set up between the Old Town and the banks of the Rhine will host demonstrations of Japanese art forms like origami, ikebana and calligraphy, while sumo wrestlers and samurai soldiers show off their skills. Don't miss one of the cutest things ever, a song and dance performance by boys and girls from Japanese kindergartens.

Price: Free

Location: Events centre around Burgplatz in the Old Town

Times: Saturday, June 13, 1pm-midnight

More Information: www.japantag-duesseldorf-nrw.de

Book Stroll On The Kö

No cars will cruise down Königsallee this weekend, the elegant boulevard will be lined with nearly one hundred book vendors. For lovers of literature, there's no better way to spend a June morning. Take the little ones to one of the children's readings at Stall No. 81.

Price: Free

Location: Königsallee

Times: Thursday, June 11 - Monday, June 14, 10am-8pm

More Information: www.buecherbummel-auf-der-koe.de



Höchster Schlossfest 2009 Opening Celebration

The Blue Blistering Barnacles play spirited Irish music under an open sky at the Bolongarogarten Saturday night to kick off a month of festivities. This year's festival partner is Ireland, so wear something green, and raise a Guinness to cultural collaborations.

Price: Free

Location: Bolongarogarten

Times: Saturday, June 13, 6pm-1am

More Information: www.schloss-fest.de


Theatrical Reading


Acrobats and trapeze artists fly through the air as Eduardo Macedo plays Brazilian guitar, and Hamburg author Isabel Abedi reads her wondrous story about a girl named Wanja. Part of the Hamburg Tent Festival, the event promises to be great fun for kids ten and older.

Price: Adults, €6; Children, €5

Location: Sternschanzenpark, Sternschanze 4

Times: Saturday, June 13, 4pm

Story continues below…

Phone: 040 3990 2696

More Information: www.bajazzo.de



Neil Young

The "Godfather of Grunge" rolls into Munich on Wednesday and he's been at it for nearly 40 years, so you know he'll be rocking Olympiahalle like the best of them, which he is.

Price: €50-80

Location: Olympiahalle, Spiridon-Louis-Ring

Times: Wednesday, June 17, 8:30pm

More Info: www.muenchenticket.de


Town Founding Festival

Celebrate Munich's 851st birthday with a toast to the monks who developed the very first settlements, and to Henry the Lion, the powerful medieval prince who made it official. A craftsman's village offers a first hand glimpse at how traditional handicrafts are made, while a Kinderland will keep the children occupied with plenty of fun and games while you raise another toast to those monks.

Price: Free

Location: Marienplatz

Times: Saturday, June 13, 10am-11pm; Sunday, June 14, 10am-10pm

More Info: www.muenchen.de


Looking Back at Edward S. Curtis: An American Indian Perspective

In 1906 Edward S. Curtis set out to document the way of life of the Native America Indian. The result was a collection of thousands of recordings of language and music, in addition to tens of thousands of photographs of over eighty different tribes. Tuesday night, Delores J. Huff, American Indian studies professor, and native Cherokee will lead a discussion on the images from a Native American perspective.

Price: Free

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Tuesday, June 16, 7pm

Phone: 089 5525 3713

More Info: www.amerikahaus.de

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