What’s on in Germany: March 18 – 24

What's on in Germany: March 18 - 24
Photo: DPA
This Week's Highlights: Joan Baez arrives in Düsseldorf, Romeo and Juliet take a turn through Munich, and there's lots of music in Berlin.



Maerz Musik 2010

The Austrian ensemble Klangforum Wien performs Salvatore Sciarrino’s opera “Luci Mie Traditrici” (Oh My Deceitful Eyes) Friday night to kick off this annual festival of contemporary music. From the Arditti Quartet to Ensemble ascolta a full program of new music luminaries runs all week. Stop by the Technical Univesrity to see Bernhard Leitner’s new installation “HörSaal.”

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Friday, March 19 – Sunday, March 28

Tickets: 030 254 89 100

More Information: www.berlinerfestspiele.de

Process Festival

Perceive the outer boundaries of music and sound at this two-day festival of live performances and new media works. Saturday afternoon’s free workshop leads you into the rhythms, tones, and limits of breathing.

Price: €5

Location: Ausland, Lychener Strasse 60

Times: Friday, March 19 – Saturday, March 20, 8:30pm

Phone: 030 44 77 008

More Information: www.processfestival.com

Spring Jazz Night

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet, Hyperactive Kid, and the Don Byron New Gospel Quintet take the stage at Kino Babylon Saturday for a vigourous evening of German and American jazz.

Price: €25

Location: Kino Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30

Times: Saturday, March 20, 8pm

Tickets: 030 886 75 944

More Information: /www.jazzwerkstatt-online.de



Izima Kaoru – One Sun

We often thing about the motto “one world.” But what about the sun? There’s only one of those too. Japanese artist Izima Kaoru focuses on the notion of “one sun,” in her exhibition at Cologne’s Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, which encompasses gorgeous photographs of illuminated curves against cerulean blue. Art exhibitions rarely come with so much serenity.

Price: Free

Location: Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, Schaafenstrasse 25

Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm; through April 15

Phone: 0221 72 96 67

More Information: www.kudlek-vandergrinten.de



Joan Baez

The queen of folk’s latest album Day After Tomorrow features songs by Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and Steve Earle. Baez rolls into town Monday, and her concert at Philipshalle will surely be an unforgettable affair.

Price: €46.95 – 65

Location: Philipshalle, Siegburger Strasse 15

Times: Monday, March 22, 7:30pm

More Information: www.joanbaez.com



Amazons in Fashion

Founded in 2007 by the father/daughter team Christoph and Laura Kramer, Abteilung K creates clothing for women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer. See thirty modern, asymmetrical ensembles by the German fashion label, along with photographs, original sketches, and video footage in this new exhibition at Frankfurt’s Museum of Applied Arts.

Price: €8

Location: Museum for Applied Arts Frankfurt, Schaumainkai 17

Times: Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-9pm; through April 11

Phone: 069 212 340 37

More Information: www.abteilung-k.com


Children’s Art Night

Not only will they learn how to make art like Georges Seurat, the kiddos will boogie all night at the kinder disco! Bring the little ones over to Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt Saturday night.

Price: €3 (Children), accompanying parents are free

Location: Museum for Applied Arts Frankfurt, Schaumainkai 17

Times: Saturday, March 20, 5-10pm

Phone: 069 212 340 37

More Information: www.schirn-kunsthalle.de



Wallis Bird

The jubilant Irish singer strums her acoustic guitar on stage at Hamburg’s Uebel & Gefährlich, Sunday night. Get a taste of her jangly effervescence on tunes like “To My Bones,” “Lala Land” and others from her new album New Boots.

Price: €16.40

Location: Uebel & Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66

Times: Sunday, March 21, 8pm

More Information: www.wallisbird.com



Children’s Spring Bazaar

Pick up a few new treats for the little ones this weekend. Eltern-Kind-Zentrum Schwabing/Maxvorstadt is holding their annual Spring Bazaar. Plenty of clothes, toys, books, and more will be for sale, along with cake and coffee.

Price: Free

Location: Eltern-Kind-Zentrum Schwabing/Maxvorstadt, Schraudolphstrasse 10

Times: Saturday, March 20, 10am-2pm

Phone: 089 2781 8974

More Information: www.elki-schwabing.de

The American Family: Two Centuries of Change

How do you define the typical American family? The concept sure has evolved over the last 200 years. Urban history scholar David Goldfield, a professor at the University of North Carolina, examines this fascinating topic in Munich on Wednesday.

Price: Free

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Wednesday, March 24, 8pm

Tickets: 089 34 38 03

More Information: www.amerikahaus.de


Romeo and Juliet

American Drama Group Europe stages that most classic of Shakesperean tragedies on Thursday night. Succumb to the spell of star crossed lovers.

Price: €20

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Thursday, March 18, 7:30pm

Tickets: 089 34 38 03

More Information: www.amerikahaus.de