What's on in Germany: January 21 - 27

Celeste Sunderland
Celeste Sunderland - [email protected] • 20 Jan, 2010 Updated Wed 20 Jan 2010 11:55 CEST
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This Week's Highlights: An after-hours museum party in Frankfurt, a modern "Carmen" in Hamburg, and a festival of Mediterranean films in Munich.




Roots - Young Indian Art

Six young artists from different regions in India display their work at this new show at Berlin's White Square Gallery. Paintings, coal drawings, and photographs, present aspects of the artists' origins.

Price: Free

Location: White Square Gallery, Mauerstrasse 83/84

Times: Friday, January 22, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday - Saturday, 12-6pm; through

March 13

Phone: 030 2088 9599

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Ultraschall 2010 - The Festival for New Music

From electronic music to acoustic chamber music to full on musical theatre productions this annual festival is one big celebration of new music. The programme begins Friday with a performance of Dieter Schnebel's "Kafka-Dramolette" on the occasion of the German composer's 80th birthday.

Price: €14-18; 6 concerts, €50; 12 concerts, €90

Location: Various

Times: Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 31

Tickets: 030 288 788 588

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Comedy and skill come together in "FLHIP FLHOP," the outrageous two-man show featuring London DJs Joey D and Matt Bailey. See what happens when house painters with a penchant for beatboxing get bored.

Price: €18

Location: English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstrasse 40

Times: Thursday, January 21 - Saturday, January 23, 8pm

Tickets: 030 691 1211

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Mary Heilmann - Weather Report: Drawings and Prints

Rest your weary winter eyes on some brightly hued graphics this week. A rare showing of the American artist Mary Heilmann's works goes up at Museum-Ludwig Friday.

Price: €9

Location: Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; January 22 - April 11

Phone: 0221 221 26165

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New York Philharmonic

Wednesday night's programme of Prokofiev and Sibelius begins with "EXPO," a new piece by Magnus Lindberg. The Finnish composer is the orchestra's current composer in residence. Yefim Bronfman tickle the ivories.

Price: €29 - 125

Location: Frankfurt Opera House, Opernplatz

Times: Wednesday, January 27, 8pm

Tickets: 069 1340 400

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Schirn At Night

Have a looksie at the László Moholy-Nagy retrospective then party down with Frankfurt band The OhOhOhs and DJ P. Parker. The drinks will be flowing while the elektro-punk is spinning so be sure to get your groove on. After-hours art rules!

Price: €5; 6 people, €20

Location: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg

Times: Saturday, January 23, 8-11pm

Phone: 069 2998 820

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Cheerleaders and sexy schoolgirls play a big part in Opernloft's new production of "Carmen." Part of the company's "short opera" series, the classic piece is paired down to ninety minutes. Experience Bizet like never before.

Price: €28 - 35.70

Location: Opernloft, Conventstrasse 8-10, House A

Times: Saturday, January 23, 8pm

Phone: 040 25 49 10 40

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Deep Space Night 3.1

"Rocket Man," "Space Oddity," and other songs inspired by space exploration pump through the speaker system as you embark on a journey through the solar system. Planetarium Hamburg makes the dream a reality, if only for an evening.

Price: €10.50

Location: Planetarium Hamburg, Hindenburgstrasse 1b

Times: Sunday, January 24, 7:15pm

Phone: 040 4288 6520

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Dance Couture

Rarely do dance parties get more exhilarating than this. Hannover's beautiful people will be converging on the dance floor at Roneburg this weekend. See what DJ David Penn has in store for his late-night revellers.

Price: TBD

Location: Roneburg, Königsworther Strasse 27

Times: Saturday, January 23, 10pm

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Mediterranean Film Days 2010

This festival of cinema from Mediterranean nations continues through the end of the month, and many features are shown with English subtitles. Check out Italian director Maurizio Scaparro's L'ultimo Pulcinella (The Last Pulcinella) on Thursday, Salada Baladi (Salad House) by Egyptian filmmaker Nadia Kamel on Friday, and catch a double feature Saturday, the Turkish film Iki dil bir bavul (On the Way to School), and Kod amidze idriza (Days and Hours) from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Price: €7

Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5

Times: Daily, through January 31

Phone: 089 480 980

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Leaf Record Release Party

Niki Fisher's solo debut evokes images of the dramatic Canadian landscape. Get a free copy of the singer/songwriter's album when you go to the record release party Sunday at Muffatwerk

Price: €15

Location: Muffatwerk, Ampere, Zellstrasse 4

Times: Sunday, January 24, 9pm

Phone: 089 4587 5010

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