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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Location: Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Deichtorstrasse 1-2
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; through November 15
Phone: 040 321 030
More Information: www.deichtorhallen.de
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…
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!
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.
Location: Karonlinenplatz 3
Times: Monday, September 14, 7:30pm
More Information: www.randajarrar.com