Board a historic launch and set sail upon the River Spree! A boat parade winds through the city Saturday to the sounds of live bands like the Choir of World Cultures, the RS Brass Quintet, and Klezmeyers.
Price: Adults, €5; Children, €2
Location: Boats leave from Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstrasse, 33
Times: Saturday, September 5, 3-8pm
More Information: www.spreeparade.de
Köpenick Whisky Autumn
From Ardmore to Talisker and Old Canada to Cutty Sark, dozens of whisky brands will be yours for the tasting this weekend in Köpenick. Be sure to order a few bratwursts to help soak up all those spirits. Some seminars and master classes are taught in English. Here’s mud in your eye.
Price: Friday & Saturday, €8; Sunday, €5
Location: Freiheit 15, Köpenick
Times: Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6
More Information: www.whisky-herbst.de
Art is Super!
Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof has done a little re-arranging. Go and see the fantastic new exhibition “Die Kunst ist Super!” when it opens Friday night and view works by the likes of Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp, and Jeff Koons in a whole new light.
Price: Opening, Free; Regular, €8
Location: Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Invalidenstrasse 50 – 51
Times: Opening: Friday, September 4, 8pm; Regular Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm; through February 14, 2010
Phone: 030 3978 3411
More Information: www.hamburgerbahnhof.de
Jojo Darski – Neue Rahmenbedingungen
Abstract paintings and surreal photographs by German artist Jojo Darski comprise the new exhibition at Cologne’s Galerie Graf Adolf. Stop in Saturday or Sunday night for the weekend-long opening.
Location: Galerie Graf Adolf, Graf-Adolf-Strasse 18-20
Times: Opening: Saturday, September 5, 7pm; Sunday, September 6, 5pm; Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3-5pm; Friday & Sunday, 4:30 – 6:30pm; through October 3
Phone: 0221 259 1986
More Information: www.galerie-graf-adolf.de
Star conductor Kurt Masur leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra through Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 7” Wednesday night in Cologne. Go and witness the Russian composer’s epic tribute to Leningrad.
Location: Cologne Philharmonic, Bischofsgartenstrasse 1
Times: Wednesday, September 9, 8pm
Phone: 0221 204 080
More Information: www.koelner-philharmonie.de
One fifth of the infamous Ladnie Group, the Polish art star is a member of the first generation of artists to emerge after the fall of communism. See the first comprehensive show of Sasnal’s work outside Poland when it’s unveiled at K21 Friday night.
Price: Opening, Free; Regular, €6.50
Location: K21, Ständehausstrasse 1
Times: Opening: Friday, September 4, 9pm; Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-6pm; through January 11, 2010
Phone: 0221 8381 600
More Information: www.kunstsammlung.de
LUCAS International Children’s Film Festival
From a little girl who wants to fly, to a little boy who wishes his mom worked at an aquarium, this festival’s ten long films and fifteen short films appeal to all ages, but chances are that if you’re under 14, you’ll relate better than anyone else in the audience. New films from Spain, China, Iran and the USA join Disney classics like Snow White and Tron.
Location: Cinema of the German Film Museum, Schaumainkai 41 and CineStar Metropolis, Eschenheimer Anlage 40
Times: Sunday, September 6 – Sunday, September 13
Phone: 069 96 12 20 670
More Information: www.museumsuferfest-frankfurt.de
The Big World of Film Music
Whether it’s the theme song from Love Story, the score to Superman, or a ditty from West Side Story, movie music, if it’s good, can really get the emotions swirling. On Friday night, the Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra performs a selection of especially moving film tunes. Bring your hanky.
Price: €45 – 72
Location: Laeiszhalle, Johannes-Brahms-Platz 1
Times: Friday, September 4, 8pm
Phone: 01805 84 80 84 (0.14/Minute)
More Information: www.klassikradio.de
Night at the Wonderland
Once a month, Hamburg’s enchanting “Miniature Wonderland” opens late, from 7:15-11pm. During this time, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed in, making a visit especially magical. Stroll with your welcome drink in hand, past the tiny bridges and skyscrapers of a minuscule city.
Price: Adults, €17.50; Children, €12.50
Location: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, Kehrwieder 2-4
Times: Friday, September 4, 7:15-11pm
More Information: www.miniatur-wunderland.de
Tanz Theater International
Dancers of all stripes will strut their stuff in Hannover starting Thursday as five venues around the city fling open their doors for the 24th edition of Tanz Theater International. This year’s event highlights companies from Belgium.
Times: Thursday, September 3 – Saturday, September 12
Tickets: 0511 168 412 22
More Information: www.tanztheater-international.de
Mahmoud Dabdoub – Everyday Life in the GDR: Photographs From the 1980s
The Lebanon-born photographer arrived as a student in Leipzig in 1981. A new exhibition of his works at Gasteig’s Aspekte Galerie documents daily life in the German Democratic Republic. Gawk at Mohawk-sporting punks and goose-stepping soldiers at the opening reception Tuesday night.
Location: Aspekte Galerie, Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5, Foyer 2
Times: Opening: Tuesday, September 8, 7pm; Regular Hours: Daily, 10am-10pm; through November 1
Phone: 089 480 980
More Information: www.gasteig.de/thegetupkids