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.
Location: Bassy Cowboy Club, Schönhauser Allee 176a
Times: Friday, April 16, 10pm
Phone: 030 281 83 23
More Information: www.wandajackson.com
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
Times: Wednesday, April 14 – Wednesday, April 21
More Information: www.achtungberlin.de
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.
Location: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstrasse 7
Times: Wednesday – Monday, 10am-8pm; through June 6
Phone: 030 254 860
More Information: www.berlinerfestspiele.de
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)
Times: Wednesday, April 14 – Sunday, April 18
Tickets: 0221 2801
More Information: www.frauenfilmfestival.eu
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.
Location: Kulturkirche Köln, Siebachstrasse 85
Times: Friday, April 16 8pm
Phone: 0221 733 700
More Information: www.lukabloom.com
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.
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
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
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)
Times: Wednesday, April 14 – Sunday, April 18
More Information: www.dokfilmwoche.com
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.
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
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.
Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3
Times: Monday, April 19, 8pm
Phone: 089 55 25 370
More Information: www.amerikahaus.de
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.
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