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.
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
Drama envelops images of smoky-eyed models in the works of this Italian photographer who takes pictures with an 8×10 inch Polaroid camera. See fashion shots, celebrity portraits, and images of the Roversi’s Paris studio at Berlin’s Camera Work Gallery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Location: Church of the Ascension, Seybothstrasse 4
Times: Sunday, June 21, 1:30pm
Phone: 089 648 185
More Info: www.ascension-munich.com