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What's on in Germany: April 15 - 21

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What's on in Germany: April 15 - 21
Photo Albums From the Second World War. Photo: Frankfurt History Museum
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This week's highlights: Slow food sizzles in Stuttgart, Wanda Jackson charms Berlin, and a photo albums from the Second World War go on display in Frankfurt.

BERLIN

Music/Concerts

Wanda Jackson

In the 1950s she shared the bill with boyfriend Elvis Presley. Over half a century later "The Queen of Rockabilly" sure puts on a show. Wanda Jackson fires it up in Berlin Friday night.

Price: €25

Location: Bassy Cowboy Club, Schönhauser Allee 176a

Times: Friday, April 16, 10pm

Phone: 030 281 83 23

More Information: www.wandajackson.com

Film

Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award

All 70 of this year's films have some relation to Berlin or Brandenburg. And dozens of them will be shown with English subtitles including Berlin premieres like Lior Shamriz' "Saturn Returns" and Andreas Schaap's "Must Love Death." Embrace new German cinema all week long.

Price: €5 - 7

Location: Various

Times: Wednesday, April 14 - Wednesday, April 21

More Information: www.achtungberlin.de

Galleries/Museums

Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum - Masterpieces of Islamic Art

Comprising dazzling miniatures, silken robes from Mongolia, and exquisite pages from the 9th century "Blue Koran," the Aga Khan's collection is magnificent. Get an up close and personal glimpse at over 200 extraordinary pieces that document over one thousand years of Islamic culture.

Price: €8

Location: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstrasse 7

Times: Wednesday - Monday, 10am-8pm; through June 6

Phone: 030 254 860

More Information: www.berlinerfestspiele.de

COLOGNE

Film

International Women's Film Festival

Girl power got a big boost this year when Kathryn Bigelow became the first female director to win an Oscar. If you tend to go for movies made by ladies, you'll enjoy this film festival. All of the 100 plus movies were made by women.

Price: €6 (Single Ticket), €30 (Six Tickets), €60 (Festival Pass)

Location: Various

Times: Wednesday, April 14 - Sunday, April 18

Tickets: 0221 2801

More Information: www.frauenfilmfestival.eu

Music/Concerts

Luka Bloom

When Luka Bloom steps out on stage with his acoustic guitar, a reverent hush falls upon the crowd. Intimate evenings like these are rare. See the Irish folk-rock singer-songwriter perform at Kulturkirche Köln Friday night.

Price: €20

Location: Kulturkirche Köln, Siebachstrasse 85

Times: Friday, April 16 8pm

Phone: 0221 733 700

More Information: www.lukabloom.com

FRANKFURT

Galleries/Museums

Photo Albums From the Second World War

The Eiffel Tower looms in the distance as a pair of German soldiers gaze out over occupied Paris. Russians surrender in a vast field. Depicting good times or bad history never ceases to fascinate. See World War II from the perspective of a German soldier. One hundred and fifty private photo albums make up this new exhibition in Frankfurt.

Price: €4

Location: Frankfurt History Museum, Saalgasse 19 (Römerberg)

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday, 10am-9pm; through August 29

Phone: 069 212 35599

More Information: www.historisches-museum.frankfurt.de

Music/Concerts

Fado Evening

Manuel Campos and Carlos Oliveira bring their ancestral heritage to the German stage, Saturday night. Succumb to the melancholy of traditional Portuguese music and admire the works of painter Neusa Amtsfeld while you're at it.

Price: €15 - 17

Location: Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Hanauer Landstrasse 5-7

Times: Saturday, April 17, 8pm

Tickets: 069 493 05 03

More Information: www.internationales-theater.de

HAMBURG

Film

Documentary Film Week

Movies like Katharina Copony's "Oceanul Mare," which follows three Chinese immigrants in Bucharest, include English subtitles. Then there are the films shown in their original English versions like "October Country" - a stirring portrait of one American family. Catch a few documentaries this week in Hamburg.

Price: €6.50 (Single Ticket); €25 (Festival Ticket)

Location: Various

Times: Wednesday, April 14 - Sunday, April 18

More Information: www.dokfilmwoche.com

MUNICH

Galleries/Museums

Bill Bollinger

In the late 1960s, American artist Bill Bollinger created rugged sculptures by pouring molten iron into casts of dug out sand. After his death in 1988, the works were abandoned in an upstate New York field. A few of those heavy pieces have made their way to Munich. Ponder them at the exhibition opening Thursday night.

Price: Free

Location: Häusler Contemporary München, Maximilianstrasse 35

Times: Thursday, April 15, 6-9pm (Opening); Tuesday - Friday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 12-4pm; April 16 - June 5 (Regular Hours)

Phone: 089 210 98 03

More Information: haeusler-contemporary.com

Lecture

Mark Twain Today

One hundred seventy five years after his birth, and 100 years after his death, Mark Twain is as relevant as ever. University of New Mexico English Professor Gary Schanrhorst leads a discussion on the American literary icon on Monday.

Price: Free

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Monday, April 19, 8pm

Phone: 089 55 25 370

More Information: www.amerikahaus.de

STUTTGART

Events

Slow Food Convention

Here's your chance to join in on the Slow Food movement. Farmers and chefs, dedicated to preserving food traditions and regional cuisine convene at Messe Stuttgart this weekend. Go and feast on the finest quality breads, cheeses, meats, and chocolates, and bring some new ideas home to your own kitchen.

Price: €12

Location: Landesmesse Stuttgart, Messepiazza 1

Times: Thursday, April 15, 2-10pm; Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, 10am-6pm

Phone: 0711 185 600

More Information: cms.messe-stuttgart.de

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