What's on in Germany: November 26-December 2

Celeste Sunderland
Celeste Sunderland - [email protected] • 26 Nov, 2009 Updated Thu 26 Nov 2009 10:09 CEST
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This Week's Highlights: Rhythmic gymnastics in Berlin, The Third Man in Munich, and Dresden hosts a festival of computer based art.


Sporting Events

Masters of Rhythmic Gymnastics

Flexibility, strength, coordination, they're all just part of the game. These ladies can pirouette while twirling a ribbon; throw a baton, do a few flips, and then catch it; and pick up a ball with their foot and place it on their arched backs. Be mesmerised by champion rhythmic gymnasts from fifteen countries, who battle it out in Berlin this weekend.

Price: €9 - 26.50

Location: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Falkplatz 1

Times: Saturday, November 28, 2pm - Sunday, November 29, 2pm

Tickets: 030 44 30 44 30

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Hanukkah Family Programme

From puppet shows to dreidel making workshops, a month full of Hanukkah fun awaits at Berlin's Jewish Museum, starting Sunday. The kids will have a blast playing games and creating crafts based around the Jewish holiday while the parents can explore the annual Hanukkah Market.

Price: Various

Location: Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstrasse 9-14

Times: Sunday, November 29 - December 27

Phone: 030 259 933 05

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Exposition - Jochen Neurath on Julie Mehretu's Painting Cycle Grey Area

Inspired by an evolving metropolis, the suite of paintings in American artist Julie Mehretu's series "Grey Area" combines dense textures with precise architectural lines. On Friday evening, the halls of the Deutsche Guggenheim, where these large canvases hang, will fill with the sounds of a new musical piece, written especially for the exhibition by composer Jochen Neurath.

Price: €10

Location: Deutsche Guggenheim, Unter den Linden 13/15

Times: Friday, November 27, 7pm

Phone: 030 20 20 930

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Robert Morris - Steam

Beginning Sunday clouds of "Steam" will be rising from the grassy lawn outside Cologne's Museum Abteiberg. The installation of American artist Robert Morris' 1967 work is the first part of a major solo exhibition set to open at the museum in February.

Price: Free (Opening); €5 (Regular Museum Admission)

Location: Museum Abteiberg, Abteistrasse 27

Times: Sunday, November 29 12pm (Opening); Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; through May 24, 2010

Phone: 0216 1252 637

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The concept of clubbing enters the digital realm at this computer based art festival, which introduces a host of new ways to party. Stand in a circle of colour and play music with the movements of your body. Share a room with a pair of dancing female celebrities and determine what they'll do with their lives. Dialogue with the DJ on the dance floor. The fun starts Thursday.

Price: €3 - 39.90 (Free Thursday, November 26, 8-11pm)

Location: Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht Strasse 56

Times: Thursday, November 26 - Saturday, November 28, 8-11pm; Thursday, December 3 - Friday, December 4, 8-11pm; Saturday, December 5, 10am-11pm; Sunday, December 6, 10am-6pm

Phone: 0351 889 6665

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Frankfurt Christmas Market

Fifty bells from ten Frankfurt churches will resound through the city Saturday at 4:30pm. When it happens, be sure to be at the Frankfurt Christmas Market with a mug of toasty mulled wine in one hand and a warm bratwurst in the other. The ethereal vocals of a Korean choir immediately follow the half-hour clanging session as part of an ongoing "International Christmas" concert series.

Price: Free

Location: Römerberg, Paulsplatz and Mainkai

Times: Monday - Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-9pm; through December 22

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World AIDS Day - Ceremony and March

Tuesday is World AIDS Day. In Frankfurt, a program of talks and music at St. Paul's Church precedes a march to St. Peter's Church, where nails will be added to the AIDS Memorial in honour of those Frankfurters who died from the disease this year.

Price: Free

Location: St. Paul's Church, Paulsplatz 1

Times: Tuesday, December 1, 6pm

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Miss Platnum

Her music may hark back to her Romanian heritage, but there's nothing folksy about this particular blend of Balkan beats. Though her latest album, Sweetest Hangover features a full on brass orchestra, Miss Platnum sees herself more as an M.I.A. or Santigold kind of character than as a world music chanteuse, combining hip hop vocals with shifty break beats.

Price: €21.20

Location: Uebel + Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66

Times: Saturday, November 28, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 969 0000 (.14/minute)

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Datscha Party with Opa Novy God

Rock out to a little Russian ruckus this weekend. Opa Novy God combines "Russian klezmer, Soviet pop, and nostalgic kitsch" for some seriously festive grooves.

Price: €10

Location: Fundbureau, Stresemannstrasse 114

Times: Friday, November 27, 9pm

Phone: 040 43 251 351

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The Third Man

That classic of the film noir genre, that 1949 Carol Reed masterpiece, starring Orson Welles, will be performed Sunday night in Munich. But this won't be your typical play. In homage to the Golden Age of Radio, IMPACT, a brand new Munich based theatre collaborative presents The Third Man as an old time live radio broadcast, just like Hollywood's Lux Radio Theater did in 1951. TT Orchestra recreates the soundtrack.

Price: €15 - 20

Location: Leo 17, Leopoldstrasse 17

Times: Sunday, November 29, 8pm

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

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World AIDS Day - Candle Light Walk

Join hundreds of others on this moving, candlelit walk through the streets of Munich Tuesday. In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the event culminates in a concert by the Munich Choir Boys and Munich Choir Girls.

Price: Free

Location: Odeonsplatz in front of Feldherrnhalle (Meeting Point)

Times: Tuesday, December 2, 6:30pm

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Celeste Sunderland 2009/11/26 10:09

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