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What's on in Germany: June 18 - 24

Celeste Sunderland · 18 Jun 2009, 11:38

Published: 18 Jun 2009 11:38 GMT+02:00

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Fete de la Musique

Celebrate music this Sunday when Berlin joins 340 cities around the world for this annual event. What began in Paris in 1982 has evolved into one of the largest festivals for free music on the planet. From Cassiopeia in Friedrichshain, to Salut! Cocktailbar in Schöneberg nearly 80 stages will have the city pulsating with everything from African drums to German rap and classical opera all night long.

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Sunday, June 21, 4-10pm

More Information: www.lafetedelamusique.com

Gestalt Berlin 2009

This new event will highlight experimental sound art and electronic. International artists will combine both sound and visuals in individual and group performances at the Glogau AIR arts centre in Kreuzberg.

Price: Full Festival Ticket €10, single Friday / Saturday ticket €5.

Location: Glogauer Strasse 16

Times: June 18-20 at various times

More Information: www.gestaltberlin.com


Paolo Roversi

Drama envelops images of smoky-eyed models in the works of this Italian photographer who takes pictures with an 8x10 inch Polaroid camera. See fashion shots, celebrity portraits, and images of the Roversi's Paris studio at Berlin's Camera Work Gallery.

Price: Free

Location: Kantstrasse 149

Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm; through July 25

Phone: 030 3100 773

More Information: www.camerawork.de



Cologne Pride 2009

Wave those rainbow flags high this weekend. On Saturday, The Belle Air Non-Smoking Party, Fully Glamour Party, The Legendary Pink Fest, and Gay Students Night kick off two weeks of gay pride events that culminate in the E` De Cologne street party and parade July 5.

Price: Varoius

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, July 5

More Information: www.csd-cologne.de



Polish Masters of Children's Book Illustration - Doctor Dolittle and More

Cute, colourful drawings are adorning the walls of Düsseldorf's Polish Institute. Take the kids to see illustrations from classic children's books like Doctor Dolittle and Alice in Wonderland, all drawn by Polish artists.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie des Polnischen Instituts Düsseldorf, Citadellstrasse 7

Times: Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-8pm, Friday, 12 - 5pm; through Friday, June 26

More Information: www.polnisches-institut.de



Schweizer Strasse Festival - Latin American Fiesta

Bands from Cuba, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Nicaragua bring their indigenous rhythms to Schweizer Platz Saturday for a Latin American Street Festival. Wear your most fabulous mambo outfit. It's sure to be a colourful affair.

Price: Free

Location: Schweizer Platz

Times: Saturday, June 20, 11am-midnight

More Information: www.die-schweizerstrasse.de


Faith No More

Ten years after calling it quits, the guys of Faith No More decided to give it another go. See if they still grab you like they did in 1989 when "Epic" had you tearing up the mosh pit. They play Jahrhunderthalle Monday night.

Price: €42

Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese

Times: Monday, June 22, 8pm

TIcket Hotline: 0180 5360 1240 (.14/minute)

More Information: www.fnm.com


Tastes Delicious - The Taste and Cooking School for Children

Don't ignore your kids penchant for pots and pans. He or she could just be the next Iron Chef. This Saturday, six to ten-year-olds can learn how to make Fränkische Klösse, those typical Bavarian dumplings once eaten by knights and princesses.

Price: €19.50

Location: Museum of Applied Arts, Schaumainkai 17

Times: Saturday, June 20, 1-4pm

Registration: 069 62 1753

More Information: www.angewandtekunst-frankfurt.de



Marcel van Eeden - The Zurich Trial, Part 1: Witness for the Prosecution

The Dutch draftsman reconstructs the decades between 1920 and 1970 with 150 drawings that combine real biographies with fictional narratives. But big events are avoided, resulting in a poetic journal of everyday characters that leans toward film noir. Intrigued? Go take a look.

Price: €8.50

Location: Basement floor of the Galerie der Gegenwart, Glockengiesserwall

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm, Thursday, 10am-9pm; through September 27

Phone: 040 428 131 200

More Information: www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de

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The Great Art Exhibition

Paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, installations, videos, audio works, and performances adhere to the theme "What compels us" in this vast exhibition of new works by young, contemporary artists. Not a bad place to pick up a new piece for the collection.

Price: TBD

Location: Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1

Times: Monday - Sunday, 10am-8pm, Thursday, 10am-10pm; June 19 - August 16

Phone: 089 21127 113

More Info: www.grossekunstausstellungmuenchen.de

Places of Exile 3: Munich and Washington Heights

In the 1930s German Jewish immigrants flocked to the north Manhattan neighbourhood of Washington Heights. Nostalgic images from the era display street scenes, and trace the history of the Beth Hillel Synagogue.

Price: €6

Location: Jüdisches Museum München, Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 20

Times: Opening - Tuesday, June 16, 7pm; Regular Hours - Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Through August 30

Phone: 089 233 28189

More Info: www.juedisches-museum-muenchen.de


Country Fair and Book Sale

Munich's Church of the Ascension will be abuzz this Sunday when a County Fair sets up kid games, food carts, and a mini-fleamarket. It's an Anglican church, so there's sure to be plenty of English books.

Price: Free

Location: Church of the Ascension, Seybothstrasse 4

Times: Sunday, June 21, 1:30pm

Phone: 089 648 185

More Info: www.ascension-munich.com

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