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What's on in Germany: October 1 - 7

Celeste Sunderland · 1 Oct 2009, 09:51

Published: 01 Oct 2009 09:51 GMT+02:00

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The Berlin Reunion - A Giant's Tale for Berlin

Make way for the giants! Starting Thursday, the French street theatre company Royal de Luxe presents their oversized marionettes in awe-inspiring shows around Berlin. Follow the fifteen-metre-high puppets, Little Giantess and Big Giant as they make their way around the city celebrating German reunification.

Price: Free

Location: Various

Times: Thursday, October 1 - Sunday, October 4

More Information: www.riesen-in-berlin.de


Trio Nexus - Abstraction and Empathy

The Deutsche Guggenheim took art historian Wilhelm Worringer's ideas of "Abstraction and Empathy" and transformed them into an art exhibition. Trio Nexus took those ideas one step further by transposing them into concert form. Hear works by Pierre Boulez, Edgard Varese, Iannis Xenakis, and others Thursday night at the museum.

Price: TBD

Location: Deutsche Guggenheim, Unter den Linden 13/15

Times: Thursday, October 1, 7pm

Phone: 030 2020 9311

More Information: www.deutsche-guggenheim-berlin.de

Berlin Philharmonic - Asher Fisch and Daniel Barenboin

Pianist Daniel Barenboim has played countless piano concertos throughout his long career with the Berlin Philharmonic, but somehow Chopin slipped through the cracks. This weekend that will change as Barenboin breaks out "Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor" and "Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor." Works by Szymanowski and Lutoslawski round out the Polish program.

Price: €25-78

Location: Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1

Times: Friday, October 2, Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, 8pm

Phone: 030 254 880

More Information: www.berliner-philharmoniker.de



Emiliana Torrini

The Icelandic singer has a hefty pedigree having worked with Thievery Corporation and Paul Oakenfold. She even co-wrote a Kylie Mingogue song, the 2003 hit "Slow." But why link Torrini with other names in the biz? She's got her own thing going on and she does it well. Catch her at Live Music Hall Tuesday night and hear tunes from her latest disc Me and Armini.

Price: €32

Location: Live Music Hall, Lichtstrasse 30

Times: Tuesday, October 6, 8pm

Tickets: 0221 2801

More Information: www.emilianatorrini.com



TV Towers

The German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt turns its eye toward TV Towers for its latest exhibition, which opens Friday. Often symbols of social change or political power, the architectural icons have popped up in cities from Berlin to Belgrade over the last half century. This exhibition features twenty five of them.

Price: €6

Location: Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Schaumainkai 43

Times: Friday, October 2, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday 11am-8pm; through March 14, 2010 (Regular Hours)

Phone: 069 212 38844

More Information: www.dam-online.de


German Bowl XXXI - American Football

Craving a little tackle? A little touchdown? A little 40-yard dash? Kick-off is Saturday at 6:30pm at Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena. The Berlin Adlers and the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes go head to head in the final game of German Bowl XXXI. Hut!

Price: €10 - 35

Location: Commerzbank Arena, Mörfelder Landstrasse 362

Times: Saturday, October 3, 6:30pm

Tickets: 069 1340 400

More Information: www.germanbowl31.de



Film Fest Hamburg

The festival may be winding down, but there are still plenty of tickets left for lots of great movies screening this weekend. "The Land" offers a glimpse into a remote Chinese village, "Disco & Atomic War" shows what happens in Estonia when a Finnish TV tower goes up in Helsinki, and "Hush Little Baby" traces the cross-country excursion of four young Danish girls. Most films are shown with English subtitles.

Price: €6.50 (afternoon), €7.50 (evening)

Location: Various

Times: Daily, through Saturday, October 3

Phone: 040 3991 9000

More Information: www.filmfest-hamburg.de



Sunday Shopping

Ramp up that fall wardrobe. Hannover city centre shops are open for five hours on Sunday afternoon. Lots of promotional events make this an event no fashionista will want to miss.

Price: Free

Location: Hannover City Centre

Times: Sunday, October 4, 1-6pm

More Information: www.hannover.de

Depeche Mode Party

This weekend Depeche Mode is playing live in Mexico City! But here in Hannover, the Depeche Mode spirit is high. On Friday, DJs Lo-Renz and Crax spin the band's tunes all night. Swedish electro-pop groups Auto-Auto and Biomekkanik warm up the dance floor. You know you "Just Can't Get Enough."

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Price: €14

Location: MusikZentrum Hannover, Emil-Meyer-Strasse 26-28

Times: Friday, October 2, 8:30pm

Ticket Hotline: 0521 66 100

More Information: www.musikzentrum-hannover.de



K.C. McKanzie

The German singer-songwriter kicks off a long romp around Europe Friday at Ars Musica. Listen to the bobbed songstress croon about "shabby brides" and "lovesick boys" to the rhythms of a banjo.

Price: €12

Location: Ars Musica, Plinganserstrasse 6

Times: Friday, October 2, 8pm

Phone: 089 5432 0513

More Information: www.kcmckanzie.com


The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery's pint-sized hero dances to the music of Erik Satie Sunday afternoon. Choreographed by Hans Henning Paar, the timeless story of love and friendship will delight the whole family.

Price: €3 - 115

Location: Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Gärtnerplatz 3

Times: Sunday, October 4, 3pm

Phone: 089 21 85 19 60

More Information: www.staatstheater-am-gaertnerplatz.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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