Expolingua Berlin 2009
Thinking about up and leaving for Russia? Want to study art history in Italy, or finally get around to learning French? This annual expo will bring you one step closer to realising the dream. Meet representatives from universities, language centres, and cultural institutes from all over the world. Plus, you can laugh along to English-speaking comedians and be mesmerised by a pair of Argentine tango dancers.
Location: Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur, Friedrichstrasse 176-179
Times: Friday, Novemeber 20 – Sunday, November 22, 10am-6pm
Phone: 030 310 18180
More Information: swww.expolingua.com
Coffee Gossip with Apartemento Magazine
To celebrate the release of the fourth issue of the English-language, Spain-based interiors magazine Apartamento, Berlin bookstore do you read me?! is hosting a little social gathering on Sunday afternoon. For the little ones, whose interest might sway more toward bunny rabbits than chenille coverlets, there will be a magazine supplement for kids with a colouring book included.
Location: do you read me?!, Auguststrasse 28
Times: Sunday, November 22, 1-5pm
Phone: 030 695 49 695
More Information: www.doyoureadme.de
Dreams in Pictures – The Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch Collection
This weekend would be a nice time to head over to the Neue Nationalgalerie to see Ull and Heiner Pietzsch’s extraordinary collection of Magrittes, Miros, Dalis, Pollacks, Rothkos, and more. Somebody certainly has an eye for art. This just might be the best private art collection ever.
Location: Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Strasse 50
Times: Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday – Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm; through January 10, 2010
Phone: 030 266 42 42 42
More Information: www.bildertraeumeinberlin.org
Fairy Tale Christmas Market at Rudolfplatz
Fairy tales and Christmas. Talk about perfect. Take two of the most wonderful things in the world, put them together, and you’ve got this magical land of twinkling lights, Glühwein, and fairy tale castles. This year’s theme is the Brothers Grimm, so keep an eye out for Hansel, Gretel, Rapunzel, and Rumpelstiltzkin.
Times: Friday, Saturday, 11am-10pm; Sunday – Thursday, 11am-9pm; Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, December 23
Phone: 0221 51 98 83
More Information: www.koelntourismus.de
The Last Vikings
Take a journey back to the year 1066, when William, Duke of Normandy invaded England, resulting in the Battle of Hastings, otherwise known as the “last Viking raid.” The historical context and major developments leading up to that fateful fight were exquisitely stitched into the Bayeux Tapestry. A reproduction of that legendary work, as well as numerous Viking artefacts are on view at the Frankfurt Archaeological Museum starting Saturday.
Location: Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt, Karmelitergasse 1
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, November 21 – March 14 – 2010
Phone: 069 2123 58 96
More Information: www.archaeologisches-museum.frankfurt.de
You and Your World – The Great Consumer Exhibition
Ever been to a trade show that combines baseball with a culinary studio, children’s books, a Nintendo truck, yoga, and a fairy tale world? Hamburg’s “You and Your World” expo has something for everyone.
Price: €3 – 8.50; Children under 6, Free
Location: Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1
Times: Daily, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-7pm; Saturday, November 14 – Sunday, November 22
Hotline: 040 35 690
More Information: www.hamburg-messe.de
Push the Button – Meikl and Klubba
Shake off the late fall chill with a late night romp around the dance floor Saturday. DJs Meikl and Klubbaa heat up the room at Waagenbau with their dizzying “Maximal-electromix.”
Location: Waagenbau, Max Brauer Allee 204
Times: Saturday, November 21, 11pm
Phone: 040 244 20 509
More Information: www.push-the-button.org
Who can resist those Balkan beats? Add in a touch of electro and the whole room’s smitten. La Cherga lends a modern flavour to tradition.
Location: Pavillon, Lister Meile 4
Times: Friday, November 20, 9pm
Phone: 0511 235 5550
More Information: www.pavillon-hannover.de
Spielart Theatre Festival
New and unusual are two keywords that describe the works in this border-pushing festival. Hailing from France, Germany, the UK, South Korea, Argentina, and beyond, this year’s program includes a trove of fascinating artists. DJ Sonja Armisen holds court at Thursday night’s free opening party.
Price: Most Productions €10-15
Times: Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, December 5
TIckets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (0.14/Min)
More Information: www.spielart.org
Reopening of the Schack Galerie
One hundred years ago, the Schack Galerie opened in Munich. To commemorate that special event, the space was renovated, admission is free through Sunday, and they’ve gone ahead and changed the name to Sammlung Schack. Go and delight in the treasures of Count Adolf Friedrich von Schacks’s dazzling collection of 19th century German masters.
Price: Free through Sunday; €4 After Sunday
Location: Sammlung Schack, Prinzregentenstrasse 9
Times: Thursday, November 19 – Sunday, November 22, 10am-6pm
Phone: 089 238 052 24
More Information: www.pinakothek.de
The Munich International Festival of Film Schools
What have those kids been up to? Catch a movie this weekend and find out. This festival’s one and a half hour sections include five to ten films by young filmmakers from all over the world. Many are shown in their original English language, or with English subtitles.
Location: Filmmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
Times: Sunday, November 15 – Saturday, November 21
Phone: 089 381 9040
More Information: www.filmschoolfest-munich.de