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.
Times: Saturday, August 29, 6pm-2am
More Information: www.lange-nacht-der-museen.de
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.
Times: Saturday, August 29 – Sunday, September 6
More Information: www.juedische-kulturtage.org
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.
Location: Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Times: Thursday & Sunday, 9am-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 9am-11pm; Through August 30
More Information: www.sandsation.de
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.
Location: Nachtflug, Hohenzollernring 89-93
Times: Friday, August 28, 10pm
Phone: 0221 5102 229
More Information: www.fashionmeetsmusic.de
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.
Location: The banks of the River Main
Times: Friday, August 28, 3pm-1am; Saturday, August 29, 11am-1am; Sunday, August 30, 11am-midnight
More Information: www.museumsuferfest-frankfurt.de
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?
Location: Fressgass, Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse/Opernplatz
Times: Wednesday, September 2 – Friday, September 11, 11am-11pm
More Information: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de
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.
Location: Bad Homberger
Times: Friday, August 28 – Monday, August 31
More Information: www.laternenfest.de
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.
Location: St. Pauli Theater, Spielbudenplatz 29-30
Times: Monday, August 31, 8pm
Phone: 040 4711 0666
More Information: www.st-pauli-theater.de
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.
Location: The Binnenalster
Times: Thursday, August 27 – Sunday, August 30
More Information: www.alstervergnuegen.net
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.
Location: Galerie Hilaneh von Kories, Stresemannstrasse 384a (in the courtyard)
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 2-7pm; through October 8
More Information: www.galeriehilanehvonkories.de
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.
Location: Backstage, Friedenheimer Brücke 7
Times: Thursday, August 27, 8:30pm
Phone: 089 126 6100
More Information: www.myspace.com/thegetupkids