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What's on in Germany: September 10 - 16

Celeste Sunderland · 10 Sep 2009, 11:15

Published: 10 Sep 2009 11:15 GMT+02:00

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Day of Open Monuments

Get an inside look at important city sites like the Maxim-Gorki-Theater, the Evangelical Church of St. Marien, the Karl-Liebknecht Haus, and the Leibniz-Gymanasium this weekend when hundreds of buildings invite the public in for the Day of Open Monuments - which is taking place nationwide on September 13.

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13

Phone: 030 96513316

More Information: tag-des-offenen-denkmals.de


Going Underground - International Short Film Festival

Ninety seconds max. That's how long the films in this "underground" festival of ultra shorts can be. Watch the fourteen cinema-nuggets on the Berliner Fenster monitors found in the city's U-Bahn trains, and then vote for your favourite. Keep an eye out for the five that commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by depicting the events of 1989.

Price: Free

Location: U-Bahn Trains

Times: Wednesday, September 9 - Tuesday, September 15

More Information: www.goingunderground.de


Free Within Limits - Fashion, Photography, Underground in the GDR 1979-89

Khaki shorts, utilitarian dresses, and boxy jackets. Through Sunday you can view the fashions of 1980s East Germany at Berlin's Museum for Decorative Arts. Photographs by Sibylle Bergemann, Tina Bara, Helga Paris, and others depict the styles of the times.

Price: €8

Location: Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts), Matthäikirchplatz

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-6pm

Phone: 030 266 42 3040

More Information: www.smb.museum



At Home in Germany Welcome Day

New in town? Wondering about a thing or two? Head over to the International Peace School where a group of friendly faces will be on hand to offer all sorts of information on topics like health care, banking, housing, and education. this helpful event will surely be an invaluable resource for expatriates from around the world.

Price: Free

Location: International Peace School Cologne, Neue Sandkaul 29

Times: Sunday, September 13, 11am-5pm

Phone: 0211 8800 400

More Information: www.athomeingermany.com


Hélène Binet - Photographs of the Work of Peter Zumthor

Buildings take on poetic appeal in the works of London-based, Swiss photographer Hélène Binet. Her shots showcase the architectural magnificence of a museum, a chapel, and a thermal spring spa designed by Peter Zumthor in this new exhibition at the Gabrielle Ammann Gallery.

Price: Free

Location: Gabrielle Ammann Gallery, Teutoburger Strasse 27

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 1-6pm; through November 6

Phone: 221 932 8803

More Information: www.ammann-gallery.com



Autumn Dippemess Frankfurt Fun Fair

What better way to chase away the back-to-school blues than with fun and games? The Rhine-Main region's biggest folk festival kicks off Friday. Catch the opening night fireworks at 10pm, then get in line for the Ferris wheel. It's going to be a wild ride!

Price: Free

Location: Ratsweg, in front of the ice rink at the Frankfurt Fairground

Times: Monday - Thursday, 2-11pm; Friday & Saturday, 2pm-12am; Sunday, 12-11pm; Friday, September 11 - Monday, September 21

More Information: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de



Open Studios 2009

Eighteen artist's studios in the southern part of the city invite the public to come and have a look this weekend. Gawk at the goods of painters, photographers, sculptors, and video and installation artists, and get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.

Price: Free

Location: Various

Phone: 040 336 514

Times: Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13; 11am-6pm

More Information: www.bbk-offene-ateliers.de


Max Scheler: From Konrad A. to Jackie O. - Photographs from Germany, China and the USA

The late German photojournalist's pictures appeared in everything from Life to Paris Match. See a selection of over one hundred of his most captivating works at Hamburg's Deichtorhallen exhibition gallery, beginning Friday.

Price: €9

Location: Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Deichtorstrasse 1-2

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm; through November 15

Phone: 040 321 030

More Information: www.deichtorhallen.de


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Open Art - Munich Gallery Weekend

Let the autumn art season begin. Sixty-five galleries around the city open their doors for this massive contemporary art event. Go and find something new for your collection! Or simply be inspired...

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Friday, September 11, 6-9pm; Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 11am-6pm

More Information: www.openart.biz


Flower Street Festival

The indie label Flowerstreet Records has organised a local music festival featuring seven of its favourite Munich-based bands. Head over to Hansa 39 Saturday to see Elektrik Kezy Mezy, Lucky Fish, Pardon Ms. Ardon, and more!

Price: €8

Location: Hansa 39, Hansastrasse 39-41

Times: Saturday, September 12, 5pm

Phone: 089 72 4880

More Information: feierwerk.de


New American Literature Series - Reading with Randa Jarrar

Her debut novel A Map of Home won the 2009 Arab American Book Award. Hear the Mid-East-born, Austin, Texas-based author read from her book Monday night.

Price: €5

Location: Karonlinenplatz 3

Times: Monday, September 14, 7:30pm

More Information: www.randajarrar.com

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