What’s on in Germany: January 7 – 13

What's on in Germany: January 7 - 13
This Week's Highlights: Dinosaurs in Cologne, a dance festival in Berlin, and Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" in the middle of winter in Hamburg.



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.

Price: €5

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.

Price: Free

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.

Price: €13

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.

Price: €6

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.

Price: €36

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.

Price: €4

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.

Price: Free

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.

Price: €6

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.

Price: €5

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