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What's on in Germany: April 1 - 7

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What's on in Germany: April 1 - 7
KNM New Music Spa - The Book of Wellness at Radialsystem. Photo: Kai Bienert
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This Week's Highlights: Tchaikovsky glides across the ice in Frankfurt, Method Man takes the mic in Munich, and a new exhibition opens at Berlin's temporary modern art space.

BERLIN

Events

American Style Easter Brunch

"French" toast, poached eggs with asparagus, and chocolate waffles with strawberry sauce - oh my! Chef Suzy Fracassa's is cooking up a fantastic American brunch menu this Easter. No traditional continental breakfast buffets at this elegant affair. All dishes will be made to order.

Price: €7-16 per dish

Location: Feast, Weserstrasse 58

Times: Sunday, April 4, 10:30am and 2pm

Reservations: 030 627 32 538

More Information: fortunastable.de

Music Concerts

KNM New Music Spa - The Book of Wellness

The Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin opens the city's first temporary "New Music Spa" this weekend with a program that includes Eliav Brands' "The Book of Wellness," and Morton Feldman's "For Samuel Beckett." Be pampered in the "sound shower," or try out a "sound massage."

Price: €14

Location: Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstrasse 33

Times: Saturday, April 3, 7-11pm; Sunday, April 4, 7-11pm

Ticket Hotline: 030 288 788 588

More Information: www.radialsystem.de

Galleries/Museums

Exhibition Opening: squatting. erinnern, vergessen, besetzen

Memory is the theme of the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin's new exhibition "squatting. erinnern, vergessen, besetzen." See 22 works by 17 artists based on experiences with places, situations, people, and actions at the opening, Thursday night.

Price: Free

Location: The Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Schlossplatz

Times: Thursday, April 1, 9-11pm (Opening); Daily, 11am-6pm; Mondays, 11am-9pm (Regular Hours); through May 24

Phone: 030 2576 2040

More Information: www.kunsthalle-berlin.com

COLOGNE

Children's Workshops

Dream Stages in Shoe Boxes

Line up your tiny dancers and jeté them over to Cologne's Dance Museum. This creative and fun workshop will show them how to craft their own miniature stages inside shoe boxes.

Price: €12

Location: Cologne Dance Museum, Mediapark 7

Times: Tuesday, April 6, 11am-2pm; Wednesday, April 7, 11am-2pm

Register: 0221 226 5737

More Information: www.sk-kultur.de

FRANKFURT

Events

Pealing of the Bells

Four times a year, Frankfurt's church bells resound in unison, and the Saturday before Easter - this Saturday - is one of those special days. Be on the Römerberg at 4:30 pm to take in the half-hour auditory spectacle.

Price: Free

Location: The Römerberg, Frankfurt City Centre

Times: Saturday, April 3, 4:30-5pm

More Information: www.frankfurt.de

Dance

Swan Lake on Ice

Stars of Russian figure skating twirl their impressive version of "Swan Lake" through Frankfurt's Opera House this week. If you thought Odette and her swans couldn't get any more fabulous, see the Tchaikovsky classic on ice.

Price: €31.50 - 77.50

Location: Alte Oper Frankfurt, Opernplatz

Times: Wednesday, April 7 - Sunday, April 11, 8pm; Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, 3pm and 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570 070

More Information: www.eventim.de

HAMBURG

Music/Concerts

Ragtime United

One of the most delightful ways to spend an evening in Hamburg is at the Cotton Club, one of the city's oldest jazz clubs. Check out the "old time jazz" of Ragtime United Thursday night when Claus-Jürgen Möller, Rudolf Kammrath, and the rest of the gang blow through a set of New Orleans-style standards.

Price: €5

Location: The Cotton Club, Alter Steinweg 10

Times: Thursday, April 1, 8:30pm

Phone: 040 343 878

More Information: www.ragtime-united.de

Festivals

Hansa Park Easter and Spring Bloom Festival

Journey north this weekend to that spectacular seaside oasis of thrilling rides, fantastic theme worlds, and breathtaking parklands. Hansa Park is celebrating Easter with tens of thousands of spring flowers. Frolic among the daffodils, pansies, and lilies with visions of Easter bunnies dancing in your head.

Price: €26, €21 (under 15 and over 60)

Location: Hansa Park, Am Fahrenkrog 1, Sierksdorf

Times: Daily, 9am-6pm; Thursday, April 1 - May 2

Phone: 045 634 740

More Information: www.hansapark-bestager.de

MUNICH

Music/Concerts

Method Man

On the heels of the release of Wu-Massacre, Method Man's collaboration with Raekwon, and Ghostface Killah, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper hits the stage in Munich. His two-month European tour features the tracks he's built a 17-year career on like "All I Need" and "Break Ups 2 Make Ups." Catch the hip hop superstar Saturday at Backstage.

Price: €28

Location: Backstage, Friedenheimer Brücke 7

Times: Saturday, April 3, 8pm

Tickets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (.14/min)

More Information: www.backstage.eu

Missa Mystica - Russian Orthodox Easter

The Moscow Cathedral Choir, one of the most renowned vocal groups in Russia, brings their musical talents to Munich Saturday for a special Easter concert. "Missa Mystica" combines elements of the Catholic Gregorian tradition with that of the Russian Orthodox Church for what will undoubtedly be an enlightening experience for all in attendance.

Price: €33.70 - 56.10

Location: Gasteig München, Rosenheimer Strasse 5

Times: Saturday, April 3, 5pm

Tickets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (.14/min)

More Information: www.gasteig.de

Galleries/Museums

Exhibition Opening: Jeff Cowen - Scarab

Spellbinding photographs and intriguing photo collages have earned the American artist Jeff Cowen a healthy dose of renown. His latest collection of works was created in collaboration with his model, Alexandra Ni. See the artful silver prints that resulted from their six-month sojourn through European locales and Mid-Eastern deserts.

Price: Free

Location: Galerie Klüser 2, Türkenstrasse 23

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-2pm; through April 30

Phone: 089 384 0810

More Information: www.galerieklueser.com

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