Tempelhof Airport Rocks!
Jarvis Cocker, Peter Doherty, Saint Etienne, Peaches, Junior Boys, and more! Your favourite bands rock the main stage set up on Tempelhof’s historic airfield this weekend, while Berlin’s hottest DJs kick out the beats in the airport’s fabulous departure’s hall.
Price: Day Ticket, €32; Festival Ticket €49
Location: Tempelhof Airport, Platz der Luftbrücke
Times: Friday, August 7, from 4pm; Saturday, August 8, from 3pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 570 070
More Information: www.berlinfestival.com
German American Festival
What comes to mind when you think “A Pacific Wonderland”? The American states of Washington and Oregon of course! This weekend, head over to Dahlem, where you can stroll down “Main Street USA” and take in the sites of a typical Northwest American village while munching on a hamburger at the annual German American Festival.
Location: Corner of Clayallee and Argentinische Allee in Berlin-Dahlem
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 2-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm-12am; through August 16
More Information: www.deutsch-amerikanisches-volksfest.de
Corset Making Course
Wallow in leather and lace, ribbons and rickrack, and maybe a few feathers and sequins, just for fun. At the end of this week-long workshop, you’ll walk away with a fully formed corset, hand made by you!
Location: Linkle Stitch ‘n Bitch Cafe, Wrangelstrasse 80
Hours: Monday, August 10 – Saturday, August 15, 10am-1pm
Phone: 0152 0137 5225
More Information: www.linkle.nl
Stephen Willats – In and Out the Underworld
The British artist examines notions of society and networks, and their relationship to a space, specifically, Cologne’s Ebertplatzpassage in this new exhibition presented by the European Kunsthalle. Embark on a journey through the “underworld” and surrender your perceptions of reality.
Location: European Kunsthalle, Ebertplatzpassage, Ladenlokal 3
Times: Monday – Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through September 6
Phone: 0221 569 6140
More Information: www.eukunsthalle.com
Oh Dionysos, Aphrodite, Zeus. Your exquisite forms, chiselled by ancient sculptors humble me. Stroll through the halls of the Japanese Palace this week and be surrounded by stunning classical sculptures from Madrid’s Museo del Prado.
Location: Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11
Times: Daily, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-10pm; through September 27
Phone: 0351 4914 2000
More Information: www.skd-dresden.de
Inspired by American music from the 1920s through the 1960s, this eight-piece New York band delights with its blend of blues, swing, klezmer, and Jamaican rocksteady. Catch them in the midst of their European summer tour at Frankfurt’s Palmengarten, Tuesday night.
Location: Palmengarten, Palmengartenstrasse
Times: Tuesday, August 11, 7:30pm
Tickets: 069 40 58 9520
More Information: www.hazmatmodine.com
The grand square in front of Frankfurt’s opera house becomes a colourful playland every year for Opernspiele. Bring the kids and frolic in the fountain.
Times: Daily, 11am-7pm; through August 23
More Information: www.frankfurt.de
Alexander Babic – Speedweek
Each August, the world’s most extraordinary racers speed across the salt flats of Southern California. German photographer Alexander Babic took some pretty powerful pictures of the intrepid racers and their dazzling locomotives. If you couldn’t make it to the actual event, this exhibition is the next best thing. You can almost hear the sound of the wind across the hard white planes.
Location: aplanat Galerie für Fotografie, Lippmannstrasse 69-71 (Hinterhof)
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 3:30-7:30pm; Saturday, 1-5pm; through August 8
Phone: 040 4318 4800
More Information: www.aplanat.de
Frank Zappa’s Joe’s Garage
Zappa heads, get over to Hamburg’s Delphi Showpalast this weekend! The tribute band Sexwithoutnails Brosis presents “Joe’s Garage – A Very Nasty Rock-Revue or a Rock-Dramatical?”
Price: €15 – 35
Location: Delphi Showpalast, Eimsbütteler Chaussee 5
Times: Thursday, August 6 – Saturday, August 8, 8pm
Tickets: 040 43 18 600
More Information: www.delphishowpalast-hamburg.de
Gerrit Engel – New York/Berlin Photographs
See two iconic cities through a unique lens, that of German photographer Gerrit Engel.
The buildings he focuses on are beautiful, but it is the way he highlights their interaction with each other, their mingling of architectural styles into a vibrant metropolis, that nudges them into the realm of exceptional.
Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Strasse 40
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; through November 1
Phone: 089 238 05360
More Information: www.pinakothek.de
The Barry White Show
No one does seventies schmaltz better than Barry White, and no one can mimic that legendary voice quite like Sire. Saturday night, dance beneath the twinkling stars to hits like “Never Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love,” and “My First, My Last, My Everything.”
Location: Residenz, Brunnenhof
Times: Saturday, August 8, 8pm
Tickets: 0800 545 44 55
More Information: sireusa.tripod.com