What's on in Germany: March 25 - 31

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What's on in Germany: March 25 - 31

This Week's Highlights: Baby Dee in Berlin, a spring fair in Frankfurt, and ex-Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder brings his Recoil project to Munich.




St. Nicholas Church Reopening - 800 Years of Berlin's Nikolaikirche

Newly renovated, Berlin's oldest church has reopened with a fascinating historical exhibition. Retrace the medieval building's journey from its Roman Catholic past through the Lutheran reformation and find out what happened beneath those iconic neo-gothic spires during World War II.

Price: €5

Location: Nikolaikirchplatz

Times: Monday - Sunday, 10am-6pm

Phone: 030 24 002 162

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Music Concerts

Baby Dee

Few artists can move an audience like Baby Dee. "Piano, voice, poetry, and melody" combine on the singer's latest album A Book of Songs. Watch sublime drama and graceful musical elegance unfold within the legendary walls of Berghain, Thursday.

Price: €17

Location: Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof

Times: Thursday, March 25, 8pm

Phone: 030 29 36 02 10

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Constantin Luser and Johannes Vogl

The work of two rising young art stars is on display at Berlin's Galerie Jette Rudolph. Constantin Luser's colorful fineliner and marker drawings take on a scientific leaning, while Johannes Vogl's mechanical installations play with physics. See how art and engineering can elegantly intersect.

Price: Free

Location: Jette Rudolph Gallery, Zimmerstrasse 90- 91

Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am - 6pm; through April 24

Phone: 030 613 03 887

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Archaeological Finds of Westphalia

Ancient fossils and artefacts dating Stone Age, Bronze Age, and pre-historic periods comprise this exhibition at Cologne's Roman-Germanic Museum. Each extraordinary archaeological piece was discovered in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, and offers invaluable insight into local history.

Price: €6

Location: Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Roncalliplatz 4

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; through November 14

Phone: 0221 221 2 44 38

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Frankfurt Spring Fun Fair 2010

Ride the Ferris Wheel, take a spin on the swings, join the dance party under the tent, Frankfurt's Spring Fun Fair starts Friday with a festive fireworks display. Be a part of one of the city's most exuberant springtime amusements.

Price: Free

Location: Festplatz on Ratsweg

Times: Monday - Thursday, 2-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm-midnight; Sunday, noon-11pm; Friday, March 26 - April 18

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The Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt calls his latest disc Realism his "folk album." Though an electric guitar shows up on track 12, "The Dada Polka," the disc is mainly acoustic. See the band strum across the stage Tuesday at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.

Price: €25

Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4

Times: Tuesday, March 30, 9pm

Tickets: 069 4058 9520

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Arts and Crafts Easter Market

Dozens of crafters set up their stalls Saturday for Sasel-Haus's Easter Market. There will surely be thousands of colourful, hand-painted eggs on offer, so bring your baskets and fill them wisely.

Price: €1

Location: Sasel-Haus, Saseler Parkweg 3

Times: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 10am-6pm

Phone: 040 601 7160

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Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players - Das Mädchen

This New York company creates original works based on people and relationships. They developed their latest work "Das Mädchen" in collaboration with Theater Bonn. Get sucked into the story of a father and daughter through Richard Maxwell's intriguing stage direction. Performed almost entirely without spoken language, the play relies on movement, acting, music, and projections to convey its message.

Price: €8-16

Location: Kampnagel, Jarrestrasse 20

Times: Thursday, March 25, Friday, March 26, Saturday, March 27, 8:30pm

Tickets: 01805 44 70 777

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Recoil - "Selected Events" - A Strange Hour with Alan Wilder and Paul Kendall

Former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder and Mute producer Paul Kendall unpack their twitchy, knobby gadgets at Hansa 39 on Thursday. Experience Wilder's latest Recoil creations as he makes his way through Europe this spring with his "Selected Events 2010" tour.

Price: €24

Location: Feierwerk/Hansa 39, Hansastrasse 39

Times: Thursday, March 25, 9pm

Tickets: 01805 570 070

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Jikiden Reiki Shoden Seminars 2010

Learn this Japanese method of energy healing with Joseph Ferraro. The Munich-based practitioner who studied with Japanese masters, is holding a two-day course in English, this weekend.

Price: €250

Location: Heilpraxis Ferraro, Ickstattstrasse 32

Times: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 10am-5pm

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A-Wop-Bop-A-Loo-Bop A-Lop-Bam-Boo: Six Decades of Rock and Roll

Music fans will enjoy this photography exhibition. The works of fifteen renowned photographers such as Jill Furmanovsky and Lynn Goldsmith offer a stunning look at the last sixty years of rock and roll. Check out Monday's talk with curator Mark Robinow then go home and rock out to your favourite classic vinyl.

Price: Free

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Monday, March 29, 7pm (Curator's Talk); Monday - Friday, noon-5pm; Wednesday, noon-8pm; Friday, March 26 - May 28

Phone: 089 55 25 37 13

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