The Belgian singer put a new spin on rap when he released his rendition of 50 Cent's "Ayo Technology" in 2008. And like the rest of northern Europe, Germany went mad for it. Milow performs live at Berlin's Columbiahalle Friday.
Location: Columbiahalle, Columbiadamm 13-21
Times: Friday, February 5, 8pm
Phone: 01805 570 070 (.14/min)
More Information: www.myspace.com/milowbe
Jan Peter Hammer
Shady financiers take the spotlight in Jan Peter Hammer's video installation, "The Anarchist Banker." Inspired by a Portuguese poet and the global economic crisis the 30-minute piece mimics the visual style of a Charlie Rose interview. Check out the exhibition opening Friday night when the Berlin artist's video starts rolling.
Location: Supportico Lopez, Graefestrasse 9
Times: Friday, February 5, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday - Saturday, 2-7pm (Regular Hours); through March 6
Phone: 030 3198 9387
More Information: www.supporticolopez.com
America Reloaded - The First Black US President
Has Martin Luther King's "Dream" become a reality? Join Chicago community organiser Johnnie Owens in a discussion about racial issues in the United States a year after Barack Obama's inauguration. Jon Sass and Cheo Solder provide live poetry and jazz.
Location: Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 1, Stresemannstrasse 29
Times: Tuesday, February 9, 7pm
Tickets: 030 2590 0438
More Information: www.america-reloaded.de
City residents get free admission to eight of Cologne's museums the first Thursday of every month. Pack up the family and head over to the Romano-Germanic Museum for a special "Children in Roman Cologne" presentation. Or stop in at Museum Ludwig's monthly "Happy Hour" event where a new Kasimir Malewitsch show opens with live piano and culinary specials.
Price: Free (Cologne residents), €4.50 (Non residents, after 5pm at Museum Ludwig)
Times: Thursday, February 4
Phone: 0221 221 22334
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
You might say that George Seurat's neo-Impressionist landscapes, composed of tiny dots of colour, were the precursors of the pixelated images we see on our computer screens. Talk about artistic innovation. Peruse a vivid exhibition of Seurat's Pointillist masterpieces when it opens this weekend in Frankfurt.
Location: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankurt, Römerberg
Times: Tuesday, Friday - Sunday, 10am-7pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-10pm; February 4 - May 9
Phone: 069 2998 820
More Information: www.schirn-kunsthalle.de
The Inner Life of Things
A quintet of spheres hovers above their platforms. A pink flush falls upon a grey watering can. Seven international artists ponder "The Inner Life of Things" for this group exhibition opening at the Frankfurter Kunstverein Thursday night.
Location: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44
Times: Thursday, February 4, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-7pm (Regular Hours)
Phone: 069 219 3140
More Information: www.fkv.de
Laura Veirs, Led to Sea, Cataldo
There's something irresistibly compelling about indie-folk-rocker Laura Veirs' acoustic melodies. Tunes like "Galaxies" and "Wide-Eyed, Legless" conjure an atmosphere of grassy valleys like the ones in her native Colorado. Check out her live show Saturday night at Uebel & Gefährlich. Led to Sea and Cataldo open.
Location: Uebel & Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66e
Times: Saturday, February 6, 7pm
More Information: www.uebelundgefaehrlich.com
Olga Scheps Plays Chopin
The 23-year-old Moscow pianist's debut album Chopin hits the racks February 15. How well can she channel the Polish virtuoso? Find out for yourself Sunday night when the raven-haired pianist takes her place before the ebonies and ivories.
Price: €24 - 38
Location: Laeiszhalle Musikhalle, Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Times: Sunday, February 7, 7pm
Tickets: 040 346 920
More Information: www.elbphilharmonie.de
Catch Yourself a Story
Four to six-year-olds gather together to create a story all their own at Gasteig's children's library Wednesday. There's no telling how far the imaginations of these young collaborators will go.
Location: Gasteig Children's Library, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: Wedenesday, February 10, 9:30 and 10:30 am
Registration: 089 48090 3338
More Information: www.gasteig.de
Culture Clubbing: Made in Helsinki
The Finnish really know how to party - not that we need any guidance here in Germany - we're holding our own quite well thank you very much. But this evening of readings, music, and dancing will surely add a dash of electro-Nordic fun to your week.
Price: €8, Free for students
Location: Literaturhaus, Salvatorplatz 1 and Rote Sonne, Maximiliansplatz 5
Times: Thursday, February 4, 8pm
Phone: 089 2919 3427
More Information: www.literaturhaus-muenchen.de
Venture beyond Lilliput to the lands of the Brobdignags and the Yahoos as the American Drama Group Europe stages Jonathan Swift's classic satire.
Location: Amerika Haus München, Karolinenplatz 3
Times: Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9, 11am and 7:30pm
Reservations: 089 343803
More Information: www.adg-europe.com