What's on in Germany: October 29 - November 4

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What's on in Germany: October 29 - November 4
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This Week's Highlights: Bebel Gilberto sambas into Cologne, Lily Allen prances through Hamburg, and Anne Frank's diary goes opera in Munich.




Halloween in SIN

Don your most ghoulish guise and head over to Stranded in Neverland, otherwise known as S.I.N. Bar, for a wicked Halloween bash. Zombie punch, apple bobbing, and a live performance by Secret Nerve will make this one of the year's most enchanted evenings.

Price: Free

Location: Stranded in Neverland, Schoenleinstrasse 6

Times: Saturday, October 31, 8pm

Phone: 030 6920 5103

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Gomma Vs. 032c: A Munich Psycho Disco Danceria

Fashion, music, art, and dancing come together in one magnificent explosion Saturday. The Munich-based record label Gomma partners with culture magazine 032c for a night of "psycho disco." Munk mans the turntables and Pollyester plays a live set at Bar1000.

Price: TBD

Location: Bar1000, Schiffbauerdamm 11

Times: Saturday, October 31, 11pm

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Bebel Gilberto

The Brazilian siren's latest album All in One is stocked with an irresistible selection of bossa nova-tinged pop. See the sultry songstress perform live at Cologne's Gloria Theatre, Monday.

Price: €26.40

Location: Gloria, Apostelnstrasse 11

Times: Monday, November 2, 8pm

Tickets: 0221 2801

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Art Film Biennale

Cinema takes on a whole new angle when you add one little word. Art. This year's Art Film Biennale screens about 150 short, feature-length, experimental, and narrative films by new and established artists from around the world. Nine local galleries take part in the fun.

Price: Various

Location: Im Mediapark 7

Times: Thursday, October 29 - Sunday, November 1

Phone: 0221 5743 113

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German Jazz Festival Frankfurt: A Children's Concert in Super Mario Land

Lots of great artists take the stage this week for Frankfurt's Jazz Festival, but Sunday morning's concert for kids just might be the most fun event on the program. It's the only concert that features a "gamepad" player who sets out to save a princess.

Price: €10; €7.50 (3-14 year-olds)

Location: hr-Sendesaal, Bertramstrasse 8

Times: Sunday, November 1, 11am

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Lily Allen

The sweet-voiced queen of bawdy lyrics romps across the stage in Hamburg Sunday night. Prance to the beat of her sing-a-long classics. It's sure to be a boisterous affair.

Price: €28.95

Location: Docks Club, Spielbudenplatz 19

Phone: 040 3178 830

Times: Sunday, November 1, 7pm

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Pedro Cabrita Reis: One After Another, A Few Silent Steps

Starting Saturday, the entire basement floor of Hamburg's Galerie der Gegenwart will be filled with the works of Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis. Dating from 1985 to 2009, the large-scale pieces, paintings, drawings and photographs revolve around themes of housing, habitation, construction, and territory. Stop by Friday night's opening reception to get a first look.

Price: €10

Location: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengiesserwall

Times: Friday, October 30, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm (Regular Hours); through February 28, 2010

Phone: 040 428 131 200

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Sporting Events

Handball: Supercup Final

Having trouble getting into soccer? American football's not really your thing? Here's a sport we can all love. Handball! You can bet that Sunday's "Supercup Final" between Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark will have the city in a tizzy.

Price: €10-33

Location: TUI Arena, EXPO-Plaza 7

Times: Sunday, November 1, 1pm

Ticket Hotline: 05361 15200

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DOK Leipzig

African directors focus their lenses on a Senegalese fishing village, a historic hotel in Mozambique, and single moms on the Ivory Coast in addition to dozens of other fascinating documentary subjects for this year's DOK Leipzig film festival. Go and get a glimpse into the lives of a far away continent.

Price: €4-50

Location: Various

Times: Monday, October 26 - Sunday, November 1

Tickets: 0163 924 2745 (CineStar Leipzig)

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The Diary of Anne Frank

How would Anne Frank's diary play out as an opera? See for yourself this weekend as the State Theatre on Gärtnerplatz, the Bavarian State Theatre, and the Jewish Cultural Center present Russian composer Grigori Frid's "The Diary of Anne Frank." Thérèse Wincent sings and Anke Schwabe plays the piano.

Price: €10-48

Location: Residenz Theater, Max-Joseph-Platz 1

Times: Thursday, October 29, 7:30pm, Sunday, November 1, 7pm; Tuesday, November 3, 7:30pm; Monday, November 9, 7:30pm

Phone: 089 21 85 01

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Trio "M"

The American jazz scene wouldn't be what it is today without pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Matt Wilson. Individually they bring virtuosity, together they create something other worldly. Check out their set Friday night.

Price: €18

Location: Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Einsteinstrasse 42

Times: Friday, October 30, 9pm

Phone: 089 448 2794

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