What's on in Germany: August 27 - September 2

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What's on in Germany: August 27 - September 2

This Week's Highlights: A wine fest in Frankfurt, a fashion party in Cologne, and The Get Up Kids stop off in Munich.




Long Night of Museums

Twice a year Berlin holds a Long Night of Museums event. This time around the theme's "Museum Landscapes in Flux." Intrigued? Check out photos from 1989 at the Akademie der Künste, take the kids to the T-shirt making workshop at the Jewish Museum, see Queen Nefertiti's bust at the Altes Museum, then wrap things up at the Temporäre Kunsthalle with some BBQ.

Price: €15

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, August 29, 6pm-2am

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Jewish Culture Days

From concerts to readings to an architectural tour, this year's festival of Jewish culture includes a full program of delights. It all kicks off Saturday night at the Rykestrasse Synagogue with a concert by the Keduscha-Chor.

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, August 29 - Sunday, September 6

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Sandsation 2009

Last chance to see the colossal sculptures made of sand by Berlin's Hauptbahnhof. Sandsation 2009 ends Sunday. It's interesting how the theme "City of the Future" inspired works that bring to mind ancient civilisations.

Price: €6

Location: Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Times: Thursday & Sunday, 9am-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 9am-11pm; Through August 30

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Fashion Meets Music

DJ Arnd Van Lendt spins house music while leggy ladies traipse down the catwalk at this weekly dance party hosted by Nachtflug. Go and dance with the models.

Price: €5

Location: Nachtflug, Hohenzollernring 89-93

Times: Friday, August 28, 10pm

Phone: 0221 5102 229

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A string of open-air stages, outdoor art shows, and exciting exhibitions line the banks of Frankfurt's River Main this weekend for this annual cultural bonanza! Hundreds of fascinating events hosted by the city's museums will keep the entire family enthralled. Stay for sundown when the fireworks and the DJs start to go off.

Price: Free

Location: The banks of the River Main

Times: Friday, August 28, 3pm-1am; Saturday, August 29, 11am-1am; Sunday, August 30, 11am-midnight

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Rheingau Wine Festival

Starting Wednesday, wine will be flowing in Frankfurt. Peruse the collection of thirty vintner stands set up on the Fressgass, and taste the bounty of the celebrated Rheingau region. What a lovely way to spend a late summer day. Now how many of the six hundred different types will you be able to try?

Price: Free

Location: Fressgass, Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse/Opernplatz

Times: Wednesday, September 2 - Friday, September 11, 11am-11pm

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Bad Homburg Lantern Festival

Take a drive out to the medieval spa town of Bad Homburg this weekend. Music, dancing, carousels, and parades make the annual Lantern Festival a highlight of the Hesse region.

Price: Free

Location: Bad Homberger

Times: Friday, August 28 - Monday, August 31

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St. Pauli Opening Gala

Join stars of the Hamburg stage Monday night as St. Pauli Theater holds their gala event to open the 2009/2010 season. It's sure to be a glittering affair.

Price: €26-40

Location: St. Pauli Theater, Spielbudenplatz 29-30

Times: Monday, August 31, 8pm

Phone: 040 4711 0666

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Take a spin in a helicopter. Soar through the sky in a parachute. Ply the surface of the Binnenalster Lake on a water bike. Or simply lounge upon the shore and listen to the sounds of local musicians. The annual Alstervergnügens festival starts Thursday.

Price: Free

Location: The Binnenalster

Times: Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30

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Wolf Suschitzky - I Am a Lucky Man

Black and white scenes of London life in the 1930s comprise this new exhibition of the works of photographer and cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky. Born in Vienna, he relocated to London in the years before the outbreak of World War II. Go soon to see his fascinating portraits and street scenes, because you just might catch a glimpse of the artist himself.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Hilaneh von Kories, Stresemannstrasse 384a (in the courtyard)

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 2-7pm; through October 8

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The Get Up Kids

On the eve of the tenth anniversary re-release of their 1999 album Something to Write Home About, The Get Up Kids hit up Backstage Thursday night. Emo never sounded so good. Rock out to all your favourite tunes.

Price: €18

Location: Backstage, Friedenheimer Brücke 7

Times: Thursday, August 27, 8:30pm

Phone: 089 126 6100

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