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
More Information: www.max-schmeling-halle.de
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.
Location: Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstrasse 9-14
Times: Sunday, November 29 – December 27
Phone: 030 259 933 05
More Information: www.jmberlin.de
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.
Location: Deutsche Guggenheim, Unter den Linden 13/15
Times: Friday, November 27, 7pm
Phone: 030 20 20 930
More Information: www.deutsche-guggenheim.de
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
More Information: museum-abteiberg.de
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
More Information: t-m-a.de/cynetart
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.
Location: Römerberg, Paulsplatz and Mainkai
Times: Monday – Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-9pm; through December 22
More Information: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de
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.
Location: St. Paul’s Church, Paulsplatz 1
Times: Tuesday, December 1, 6pm
More Information: www.frankfurt-aidshilfe.de
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.
Location: Uebel + Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66
Times: Saturday, November 28, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 969 0000 (.14/minute)
More Information: www.missplatnum.com
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.
Location: Fundbureau, Stresemannstrasse 114
Times: Friday, November 27, 9pm
Phone: 040 43 251 351
More Information: datscha-projekt.de
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)
More Information: www.thethirdmanradio.de
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.
Location: Odeonsplatz in front of Feldherrnhalle (Meeting Point)
Times: Tuesday, December 2, 6:30pm
More Information: www.muenchner-aidshilfe.de