What's on in Germany: July 23 - 29
Celeste Sunderland · 23 Jul 2009, 16:34
Published: 23 Jul 2009 16:34 GMT+02:00
Berliner Pilsner Gauklerfest
Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Band play classics by Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey Friday afternoon to kick off this year's Berliner Pilsner Gauklerfest. Head over to the State Opera House on Unter den Linden and join in on the mid-summer festivities.
Price: €3; Under 14, Free
Location: State Opera House, Unter den Linden
Times: Friday, July 24 - Monday, August 3
More Information: www.gauklerfest.de
Pierre et Gilles - Retrospective
The French duo sure know how to concoct a dreamy reality. Strapping young men surrounded by cherry blossoms at the Eiffel Tower. Oh! There they are again among the bulb-laden boughs of glistening Tannenbaums. And who is that white queen floating among the clouds? It's Catherine Deneuve. Ooh la la! A retrospective of their work begins Friday at C/O Berlin. I can only imagine how much fun the opening reception is going to be.
Price: €15; Opening, Free
Location: C/O Berlin, Postfuhramt, Oranienburger Strasse 35/36
Opening: Friday, July 24, 7pm; Regular Hours: Daily, 11am-8pm
Phone: 030 2809 1925
More Information: www.co-berlin.info
TV On the Radio
Seven years after their popular debut album OK Calculator, the diverse Brooklyn band takes the stage at Cologne's Live Music Hall in support of their latest disc Dear Science. They're only making one stop in Germany this tour, so don't miss it!
Location: Live Music Hall, Lichtstrasse 3
Times: Sunday, July 26, 8pm
Phone: 0221 9542990
More Information: www.livemusichall.de
Oftentimes fashion can be such a spectacle that really, it's theatre. And designers like Christian Dior, John Galliano, Dries van Noten, and Alexander McQueen sure know how to set the stage. This spectacular new exhibition at Düsseldorf's NRW-Forum, presents twelve of the most extraordinary fashion shows of the last thirty years, through 3-D animation, video projections, and multimedia installations.
Location: NRW-Forum, Ehrenhof 2
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-8pm; Friday, 11am-midnight; July 26 - November 1
Phone: 0211 89 266 90
More Information: www.nrw-forum.de
Cinema Tour For Kids
Drop the kids off at Cinestar Metropolis Saturday. An hour later they'll know all about the inner workings of a movie house. This behind the scenes tour of the largest cinema in Hessen is for ages eight and up.
Location: CineStar Metropolis, Eschenheimer Anlage 40 (Meet at the
information booth in the lobby at 4:15)
Times: Saturday, July 25, 4:30pm
Phone: 069 9550 6401
More Information: www.frankfurter-stadtevents.de
Oh to be a fashion photographer in the 1960s. See the Michelangelo Antonioni masterpiece Blowup in the open air Thursday night.
Location: Lohrberg, Auf dem Lohr, Seckbach
Times: Thursday, July 23, 10pm
More Information: www.deutschesfilmmuseum.de
Every time the singer opens her mouth I go into a state of bliss. She brings her retro-electro/urban-pop to Hamburg Wednesday night, and of course it's going to be one of the best shows you'll see all year.
Location: Grosse Freiheit 36
Times: Wednesday, July 29, 8pm
Ticket Hotlline: (040) 433 110
More Information: www.grossefreiheit36.de
The UK boys really know how to rock. Catch their live show Wednesday night a the open air stage in Hamburg's Stadtpark!
Location: Stadtpark Freilichtbühne, Saarlandstrasse, Ecke Jahnring
Times: Wednesday, July 29, 7pm
Ticket Hotlline: (040) 413 2260
More Information: www.open-r.de
Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Hamburg
Hamburg is just one of the stops a top set of the world's athletes will make as they swim, bike, and run their way through a circuit of triathlon events in cities around the globe. See them splash through the city's streets and waterways this weekend. Take a turn on the trampoline while you're there.
Location: Jungfernstieg road in front of the Alsterpavilion
Times: Saturday, July 25. 9am-7pm and Sunday, July 26, 9am-6pm
Hotline: 01805 77 1740 (14 cent/min)
More Information: www.hamburg-triathlon.org
The whole family will enjoy this production of the Puccini classic. Take the kids to Munich's Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz Sunday night, to be charmed by young Cho-Cho-San.
Price: €5.50 - 54.50
Location: Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz, Grosses Haus
Times: Sunday, July 26, 7-9:50pm
More Information: www.staatstheater-am-gaertnerplatz.de
Day of American Sports
Kids aged 8 to 16 can try their hand at American Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Cheerleading this Saturday as professionals from local German and American sports teams come out to coach.
Location: Technical University Munich, Connollystrasse 32
Times: Saturday, July 25, 1-4pm
More Information: http://munich.usconsulate.gov