Edith Piaf – Save Me a Dream
Franziska Dieterich channels the “Little Sparrow” Sunday night while Ishlar Smolny plays piano. See the world through rose coloured glasses for just an evening, as the songs of a French icon fill the room.
Location: Ausland, Lychener Strasse 60
Times: Sunday, January 10, 8pm
Phone: 030 44 77 00 8
More Information: www.ausland-berlin.de
Thorsten Frank – Fa(r)bulös
Step off the grey streets of wintertime Berlin and into the colourful world of German artist Thorsten Frank. Abstract works, full of texture and dynamism, invite the onlooker to dream.
Location: Galerie Frenhofer, Friedrichstrasse 232
Times: Friday, January 8, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday – Friday, 2-6pm; Saturday, 12-4pm; through February 12 (Regular Hours)
Phone: 0176 5160 5860
More Information: www.galerie-frenhofer.eu
Berlin Dance Days
An international set of young choreographers based in Berlin have created new works for this ten day festival of dance. From An Kaler’s “Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy,” to Hermann Heisig’s “Themselves already Hop!” vivid performances provide an intimate look at contemporary dance.
Location: Sophiensaele, Sophienstrasse 18
Times: Sunday, January 3 – Wednesday, January 13
Tickets: 030 283 5266
More Information: www.tanztage.de
Dinosaurs – In the Empire of the Giants
See these mammoth creatures like never before. Fifteen gargantuan puppets stride across the floor of Cologne’s Lanxess Arena this weekend. Witness the movements of the Plateosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex in this spectacular performance.
Price: €34 – 54
Location: Lanxess Arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz
Times: Thursday, January 7 – Sunday, January 10
Tickets: 0221 2801
More Information: www.dinosaurier-live.de
DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2009
Parliament buildings, art galleries, houses, shopping centres, farms, and even cowsheds, they’re all included in this year’s selection of the 26 best buildings in Germany according to the German Architecture Museum. Got an opinion on what makes a building good? Go and see if you agree with the experts.
Location: Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Schaumainkai 43
Times: Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday, 11am-8pm; through January 17
Phone: 069 212 38844
More Information: www.dam-online.de
The Earth Wind and Fire Experience Featuring The Al McKay Allstars
Let’s grrove! Funk it up Earth Wind and Fire style this weekend in Wiesbaden. The band’s former guitarist leads his group of Allstars through a fabulous set of seventies classics.
Location: Schlachthof,-Wiesbaden, Gartenfeldstrasse 57, Wiesbaden
Times: Sunday, January 10, 7pm
Phone: 0611 974 450
More Information: www.schlachthof-wiesbaden.de
The Rite of Spring
Conductor Peter Ruzicka leads Germany’s Federal Youth Orchestra, featuring pianist Fazil Say, through the monumental Stravinsky ballet Friday evening. Ruzicka’s own “Maelstrom for Large Orchestra” and Beethoven’s “Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra Opus 37” round out the program.
Price: €6 – 41
Location: Laeiszhalle, Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Times: Friday, January 8, 8pm
Tickets: 040 34 69 20
More Information: www.elbphilharmonie.de
Viva con Agua Cup
You’d never pass up a chance to catch a football match. And when the proceeds go toward a good cause there’s no question, you’ll be there in the stands cheering on the best players. Watch Germany’s Oberliga teams battle to victory Saturday. Proceeds go toward providing clean drinking water to global communities in need.
Location: Sporthalle Wandsbek, Rüterstraße 75
Times: Saturday, January 9, 7pm
More Information: www.vivaconagua.org
Annette Streyl – Idols
She’s done the Reichstag in yarn, and a Dortmund Ikea in wool. Her latest series, Idols, features reproductions of medieval heads made of burned clay. See “Kaiphas,” Queen “Uta” and “Mourning Maria” at Hamburg’s Levy Gallery, starting Tuesday.
Location: Levy Gallery, Osterfeldstrasse 6
Times: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Tuesday, January 12 – February 17
Phone: 040 45 9188
More Information: www.levy-galerie.de
John Haskell – New Texts
Once an actor and screenwriter, he worked with David Mamet. But the New York author is best known for his two novels “Out of My Skin” and “American Purgatorio,” and his collection of short stories “I Am Not Jackson Pollock.” He reads new texts Tuesday night in Munich.
Location: Museum Villa Stuck, Prinzregentenstr. 60
Times: Tuesday, January 12, 8pm
Phone: 089 4555 510
More Information: www.villastuck.de
Eyeing the Other – Photo Albums from the Second World War
Those black and white images from history can have the most incredible impact. Over six decades after the end of World War II, a startling collection of about 150 private photo albums from the era are as mesmerising as ever.
Location: Munich City Museum, St-Jakobs-Platz 1
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; through February 28
Phone: 089 233 22370
More Information: www.stadtmuseum-online.de