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.
Location: White Square Gallery, Mauerstrasse 83/84
Times: Friday, January 22, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6pm; through
Phone: 030 2088 9599
More Information: www.whitesquaregallery.com
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
Times: Friday, January 22 – Sunday, January 31
Tickets: 030 288 788 588
More Information: www.kulturradio.de
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.
Location: English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstrasse 40
Times: Thursday, January 21 – Saturday, January 23, 8pm
Tickets: 030 691 1211
More Information: www.etberlin.de
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.
Location: Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; January 22 – April 11
Phone: 0221 221 26165
More Information: www.museum-ludwig.de
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
More Information: www.alteoper.de
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
More Information: www. schirn-kunsthalle..de
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
More Information: www.opernloft.de
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.
Location: Planetarium Hamburg, Hindenburgstrasse 1b
Times: Sunday, January 24, 7:15pm
Phone: 040 4288 6520
More Information: www.planetarium-hamburg.de
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.
Location: Roneburg, Königsworther Strasse 27
Times: Saturday, January 23, 10pm
More Information: www.myspace.com/dancecouturehannover
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.
Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: Daily, through January 31
Phone: 089 480 980
More Information: www.gasteig.de
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
Location: Muffatwerk, Ampere, Zellstrasse 4
Times: Sunday, January 24, 9pm
Phone: 089 4587 5010
More Information: www.muffathalle.de