Few bands have been as steadfastly devoted to the essence of heavy metal than Manowar. They’ve rocked louder and longer than anyone out there. Remember Bulgaria? Five hours and one minute. The epic masters stop off in Berlin Tuesday night. “Army of Immortals” unite.
Location: Tempodrom, Moeckernstrasse 10
Times: Tuesday, January 19, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 570 070
More Information: www.manowar.com
Girls rock. And if you’re in Berlin Friday night, there will be no question. That’s when ten bands, all fronted by women, take the stage at Pfefferberg. The line-up includes IND-X, Tonopol, Lisabon, Fairy, and more.
Location: Pfefferberg, Haus 13, 176 Schönhauser Allee
Times: Friday, January 15, 6pm
Tickets: 030 230 99 333
More Information: www.mastermusic.de
Helle Mardahl – Stage Power
Avant-garde combines with haute couture in the work of Danish artist Helle Mardahl. Hit up Wednesday night’s opening at Circleculture Gallery to see her paintings, drawings, three-dimensional textile collages, photo-collages, prints, and sculptures.
Location: Circleculture Gallery, Gipsstrasse 11
Times: Wednesday, January 20, 5pm (Opening); Tuesday – Saturday, 2-6pm (Regular Hours); Through March 6.
Phone: 030 2758 17886
More Information: www.circleculture-gallery.com
Passagen 2010 – Interior Design Week Cologne
Nearly two hundred museums, hotels, shops, and showrooms celebrate design while addressing topics like sustainability, ecology, urbanism, and aesthetics at this annual event. See Philippe Starck’s new crystal collection for Baccarat, the exhibition “Favela Ikea” at Kunsthaus Rhenania, and the first collection by the young design label Supergraw at Kunstbar.
Times: Monday, January 18 – Sunday, January 24
More Information: www.voggenreiter.com
Franz West – Autotheatre
If passively viewing art leaves you a bit bored, this new exhibition might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Viennese artist Franz West began developing “Adaptives” in 1974. Forms constructed of plaster, papier-mâché, or metal invite the viewer to actively engage with the artwork. See over forty of West’s works this weekend at Museum-Ludwig.
Location: Museum-Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; through March 14
Phone: 0221 221 26165
More Information: www.museum-ludwig.de
Music of the Alps
In the 1955 movie “Sissi,” the future Empress Elisabeth breaks out the zither in the middle of a hunting trip, filling the Alpine landscape with delightful plucking. Internationales Theater Frankfurt presents a concert of traditional music from the Alps Thursday. Hold back the overwhelming desire to yodel you’ll most likely experience midway through.
Location: Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Hanauer Landstrasse 7
Times: Thursday, January 14, 7pm
Phone: 069 499 0980
More Information: www.itf-frankfurt.de
Hedwig & the Angry Itch
With her blonde mullet and fringed arm bands, Hedwig is back. The London Theatre Company performs the glam rock siren’s musical tale of love, betrayal, defiance, and perseverance this weekend in Frankfurt.
Location: Sinnkasten, Brönnerstrasse 5-9
Times: Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, 7pm
Phone: 069 28 0385
More Information: www.hedwigandtheangryinch.de
Anja Huwe – Listen to the Pictures
The Hamburg artist Anja Huwe likens her art to music, explaining that her work is the “synaesthetic translation of sounds and tones.” Makes sense considering she’s the lead singer of new wave rock band X Mal Deutschland. Timo Blunck plays a live set at Thursday night’s exhibition opening.
Location: Feinkunst Krüger, Ditmar-Koel-Strasse 22
Times: Thursday, January 14, 7pm (Opening); Monday – Friday, 4-7pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12-6pm (Regular Hours); through January 24
Phone: 040 3179 2158
More Information: www.feinkunst-krueger.de
He’s done both Johnny Cash and Radiohead. See the German country singer present the songs from his latest album Son aus dem Volk – German Recordings Saturday night in Hamburg.
Price: €15 – 44.50
Location: Laeiszhalle, Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Times: Saturday, January 15, 7pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 663 661 (.14/minute)
More Information: www.elbphilharmonie.de
Professor Geoff Kirk – Design, Art & Science
The former chief design engineer for Rolls-Royce professor Geoff Kirk talks about design on Thursday. Learn how art, fashion, science, and technology are all related to design. Presented by the Royal Aeronautical Society, the lecture will be held in English.
Location: Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstrasse 15, Garching
Times: Thursday, January 14, 5-6:30pm
Phone: 089 4555 510
More Information: www.dglr-muenchen.de
The Art of Timber Construction – Chinese Architectural Models
Miniature reproductions of Tang and Ming Dynasty temples and palaces are on display at Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne. Wander through a wooden village of Chinese architecture, but do it soon because in just over a week, these precious houses all return to their homeland.
Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Strasse 40
Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; through January 24
Phone: 089 238 053 60
More Information: www.pinakothek.de