What’s on in Germany: September 3 – 9

What's on in Germany: September 3 - 9
Check out Wilhelm Sasnal in Düsseldorf. Photo: Wilhelm Sasnal via K21
This Week's Highlights: A big art opening in Berlin, Belgian dancers in Hannover, and a children's film festival in Frankfurt.



Spree Parade

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.

Price: Free

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.

Price: €85-145

Location: Cologne Philharmonic, Bischofsgartenstrasse 1

Times: Wednesday, September 9, 8pm

Phone: 0221 204 080

More Information: www.koelner-philharmonie.de



Wilhelm Sasnal

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.

Price: €3.50

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.

Price: €8-20

Location: Various

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.

Price: Free

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