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.
Times: Monday – Sunday, 10am-6pm
Phone: 030 24 002 162
More Information: www.stadtmuseum.de
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.
Location: Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof
Times: Thursday, March 25, 8pm
Phone: 030 29 36 02 10
More Information: www.berghain.de
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.
Location: Jette Rudolph Gallery, Zimmerstrasse 90- 91
Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30am – 6pm; through April 24
Phone: 030 613 03 887
More Information: www.jette-rudolph.de
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.
Location: Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Roncalliplatz 4
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; through November 14
Phone: 0221 221 2 44 38
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
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.
Location: Festplatz on Ratsweg
Times: Monday – Thursday, 2-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm-midnight; Sunday, noon-11pm; Friday, March 26 – April 18
More Information: www.dippemess.de
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.
Location: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstrasse 4
Times: Tuesday, March 30, 9pm
Tickets: 069 4058 9520
More Information: www.mousonturm.de
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.
Location: Sasel-Haus, Saseler Parkweg 3
Times: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 10am-6pm
Phone: 040 601 7160
More Information: www.kunsthandwerker-markt.de
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.
Location: Kampnagel, Jarrestrasse 20
Times: Thursday, March 25, Friday, March 26, Saturday, March 27, 8:30pm
Tickets: 01805 44 70 777
More Information: www.kampnagel.de
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.
Location: Feierwerk/Hansa 39, Hansastrasse 39
Times: Thursday, March 25, 9pm
Tickets: 01805 570 070
More Information: www.feierwerk.de
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.
Location: Heilpraxis Ferraro, Ickstattstrasse 32
Times: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 10am-5pm
More Information: www.heilpraxis-ferraro.de
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.
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
More Information: www.amerikahaus.de