What's on in Germany: July 23 - 29

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What's on in Germany: July 23 - 29

This Week's Highlights: Santigold plays Hamburg, a fashion exhibition opens in Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt screens "Blowup" under the stars.




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

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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

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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!

Price: €17

Location: Live Music Hall, Lichtstrasse 3

Times: Sunday, July 26, 8pm

Phone: 0221 9542990

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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.

Price: €5-9

Location: NRW-Forum, Ehrenhof 2

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-8pm; Friday, 11am-midnight; July 26 - November 1

Phone: 0211 89 266 90

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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.

Price: €15

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

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Oh to be a fashion photographer in the 1960s. See the Michelangelo Antonioni masterpiece Blowup in the open air Thursday night.

Price: €8

Location: Lohrberg, Auf dem Lohr, Seckbach

Times: Thursday, July 23, 10pm

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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.

Price: €23

Location: Grosse Freiheit 36

Times: Wednesday, July 29, 8pm

Ticket Hotlline: (040) 433 110

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Snow Patrol

The UK boys really know how to rock. Catch their live show Wednesday night a the open air stage in Hamburg's Stadtpark!

Price: €36

Location: Stadtpark Freilichtbühne, Saarlandstrasse, Ecke Jahnring

Times: Wednesday, July 29, 7pm

Ticket Hotlline: (040) 413 2260

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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.

Price: Free

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)

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Madame Butterfly

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

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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.

Price: Free

Location: Technical University Munich, Connollystrasse 32

Times: Saturday, July 25, 1-4pm

Registration: [email protected]

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