What’s on in Germany: November 12 – 18

What's on in Germany: November 12 - 18
Six-day racing comes to Munich. Photo: DPA
This Week's Highlights: Botticelli comes to Frankfurt, Phoenix plays Hamburg, and Berlin hosts a British film festival.



Save Berlin Fest 09

Stattbad Wedding becomes a cultural smorgasbord this weekend as the former bath house fills up with art, bands, DJs, late-night dance parties, and a souk where local artisans will be hawking their wares. Try not to let the excitement distract you from the paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, and installations displayed throughout the massive space. They all present fascinating new ideas for Berlin’s future.

Price: Free

Location: Stattbad Wedding, Gerichtstrasse 65

Times: Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15

Phone: 0177 182 6616

More Information: saveberlin.blogspot.com



A roster of comedies, dramas, thrillers, and horror films comprise the program for this year’s festival of British and Irish films. Be sure to catch Joel Conroy’s documentary on surfing in Ireland, three short films from the late 1970s by acclaimed experimental film maker Vivienne Dick, and a few animated shorts. Twinings hosts a tea party during the screening of “In the Loop” Friday to kick off the six-day event.

Price: €7 (Feature Films), €6 (Shorts)

Location: Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30 (Features) and Das Kino Cafe, Schliemannstrasse 15 (Shorts)

Times: Friday, November 13 – Wednesday, November 18

Tickets: 030 2425 969 (Babylon); 030 8101 9050 (Das Kino Cafe)

More Information: www.britspotting.de

Premiere Brazil

Go on a journey into the heart of Rio de Janeiro. From the food, to the music, to the romance, the stories of this legendary city are presented in nearly twenty highlights from the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. “Once Upon a Time in Rio,” opens the festival Thursday night. Meet the director and stay for the post-screening DJ set.

Price: €5

Location: House of World Cultures, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

Times: Thursday, November 12 – Sunday, November 22

Phone: 030 3978 7175

More Information: www.hkw.de




The French rockers rose from the streets of a Versailles suburb to become stars of the international stage. Their latest disc Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is packed with succinct electro-indie-pop beats. Dance along to “1901” at E-Werk Cologne, Saturday night.

Price: €25

Location: E-Werk Cologne, Schanzenstrasse 37

Times: Saturday, November 14, 8pm

Tickets: 0221 2801

More Information: www.myspace.com/wearephoenix


Eat’n Style

Beef takes centre stage at this year’s “trade show with flavour.” Watch acclaimed chefs strut their stuff over an open flame, learn how to cook with a wok, and wrap your tongue around plenty of tasty morsels.

Price: €18-23

Location: Koelnmesse, Hall 6, Messeplatz 1

Times: Friday, November 13 & Saturday, November 14, 10am-7pm; Sunday, November 15, 10am-6pm

Tickets: 01805 280 121

More Information: www.eatnstyle.de




Few names are as evocative as that of Sandro Botticelli. Visions of golden haired virgins, their filmy frocks hovering ethereally about their ivory skin are conjured at the mention of the great Florentine master. Over 80 works will be on view at the Städel Museum in a new exhibition, which opens Friday. Immerse yourself in a little Renaissance beauty.

Price: €7

Location: Städel Museum, Schaumainkai 63

Times: Tuesday, Friday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday & Thursday, 10am-9pm; November 13 – February 28, 2010

Phone: 069 605 0980

More Information: www.staedelmuseum.de


The Full Monty

Laugh out loud this weekend from the audience at the English Theatre Frankfurt. The talented troupe of actors stage “The Full Monty” in all its gregarious glory.

Price: €29 – 39

Location: The English Theatre Frankfurt, Gallusanlage 7

Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 6pm; through February 14, 2010

Ticket Hotline: 069 242 316 20

More Information: www.english-theatre.org


Children’s Events

African Fairy Tale Hour

Barbara Duden, Hamburg’s vice president of the citizen’s parliament, and actor Fabian Harloff read fairy tales from Africa, while Adwoa Asiako leads an African dance workshop Friday afternoon as the Hamburg Fairy Tale Days come to a close. After the event, the little ones are lead on a guided tour through the Rathaus!

Price: Free

Location: Hamburg Rathaus, Rathausmarkt

Times: Friday, November 13, 1pm

More Information: www.hamburger-maerchentage.de



Kingdom of the Seahorse

Ever see a seahorse up close? Observe these “enchanting creatures of the sea” in a special exhibition at Sea Life Hannover. Head biologist Dr. Walenciak explains their eating habits at the daily 3:30pm feeding.

Price: €9.95 (Kids), €13.95 (Adults),

Location: Sea Life Hannover, Herrenhäuser Strasse 4a

Times: Daily, 3:30pm; through December 31

Phone: 0511 123 300

More Information: www.sealife.de



She’Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble

The lively London band plays tunes from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, and Greece. Get on the spirited klezmer band wagon Saturday evening as She’Koyokh opens a nearly two week long celebration of Jewish culture.

Price: €18 – 25

Location: Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimer Strasse 5

Times: Saturday, November 14, 8pm

TIckets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (0.14/Min)

More Information: www.juedischekulturmuenchen.de


Munich Six-Day Race

The atmosphere in the arena is charged with a thrilling electricity as the cyclists zip around the arena. But it’s not all about biking. Each day is devoted to a different theme, like “Italian Night,” “Party Night,” “Traditional Costumes Night,” and “Family Day.” So get in on the action.

Price: €10 – 45

Location: Olympiahalle, 21 Spiridon-Louis Ring

Times: Thursday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 17

TIckets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (0.14/Min)

More Information: www.sechstagerennen-muenchen.de