What's on in Germany: April 29 - May 5
This week's highlights: German Impressionists in Cologne, a Green Sauce Festival in Frankfurt, and it's Gallery Weekend in Berlin.
Gallery Weekend Berlin
The Berlin art world spreads its tail feathers this weekend as forty galleries present new exhibitions. Get dressed up, grab a free glass of wine, and take a look at some of the most exciting art on the market today.
Times: Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2
Phone: 030 2844 4380
More Information: www.gallery-weekend-berlin.de
Igor Stravinsky - A Soldier's Tale
Soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic perform Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Tale," Thursday night in the Chamber Music Hall. Based on a Russian folk tale, the theatrical piece about a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil was written during World War I.
Location: Berlin Philharmonic, Chamber Music Room, Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1
Times: Thursday, April 29, 8pm
Tickets: 030 254 88 999
More Information: www.berliner-philharmoniker.de
Two Against One - A Tribute to Tom Waits
Be entranced by the guitars and accordions, harps and pianos of Armin Wegscheider and Olaf Thomsen as the duo plays Tom Waits’ torrid tales, Friday.
Location: Brauhaus Südstern, Hasenheide 69
Times: Friday, April 30, 8pm
Phone: 030 6900 1624
More Information: www.two-against-one.de
Liebermann – Corinth – Slevogt : The Landscapes
Three masters of German Impressionism, Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, and Max Slevogt shared a passion for the art of the landscape. See their serene depictions of Capri, Tyrol, Holland, and all the other pretty places they ventured with brush in hand at the turn of the 20th century.
Location: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Obenmarspforten
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday, April 30 – August 1
Phone: 0221 221 21119
More Information: www.wallraf.museum
Green Sauce Festival 2010
Germans sure know how to eat. And every year, the city of Frankfurt holds a big party for a little delicacy known as “green sauce.” The combination of seven herbs, sour cream, and yogurt pairs wonderfully with potatoes and eggs. Try it this weekend at the Ross Markt.
Price: €38 - 68
Location: The Ross Markt
Times: Saturday, May 1 – Saturday, May 8
Tickets: 0180 50 40 300
More Information: www.gruene-sosse-festival.de
Based on D.H. Lawrence’s World War I era novella, “The Fox” presents an intriguing series of relationships – those between two women, a young soldier, and a sly fox. Directed by Ryan McBryde, the English Theatre Frankfurt begins its run of the piece Friday.
Price: €21 - 44
Location: The English Theatre, Gallusanlage 7
Times: Friday, April 30 – June 6
Tickets: 069 242 316 12
More Information: www.english-theatre.org
Love Stories: Yearning, Devotion, and Fulfillment in Works From Munch to Nolde and Picasso
Love is undeniably one of the great artistic topics of the twentieth century, but every artist conveys the emotion, the act, the existence of love in different ways. A new exhibition at Hannover's Sprengel Museum show the many delights and the many sorrows of that crazy little thing called love.
Price: €7, Free on Fridays
Location: Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kurt-Schwitters-Platz
Times: Wednesday - Sunday 10am-6pm, Tuesday 10am-8pm; through August 15
Phone: 0511 1684 3875
More Information: www.sprengel-museum.com
An eclectic array of musicians converge on Hamburg this week for this international festival of new music. See what a concert where "toys," "natural objects," and "e-bows" are the instruments sounds like. John Cage and Morton Feldman fans won't want to miss Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov's concert on Sunday.
Times: Saturday, May 1 - Saturday, May 15
More Information: www.vamh.de
English Kids Day
From music to story books, art and theatre, the kids can participate in all the things they love Saturday at the Treehouse, a bilingual kindergarten and daycare in Munich. A garden flea market will include coffee, cake, and Australian/German barbecue. Bring your big appetite along with your little rugrats.
Location: Treehouse, Schleisheimer Strasse 53
Times: Saturday, May 1, 10am-4pm
More Information: www.treehouse-kids.de
Learn how to develop characters, plot, dramatic effects, and other crucial narrative elements at this four-day storytelling workshop. With French author Ludovic Bablon at the helm, you'll be a master by week's end.
Location: Atelier Überall, Oppelner Strasse 12
Times: Monday, May 3 - Thursday, May 6, 8-10pm
More Information: /www.atelier-uberall.de
Opening of the Schwein Museum
The world's biggest pig museum opens in Stuttgart this weekend! Have an oinking good time among over 30,000 different porcelain and plush pigs.
Location: Schweinemuseum, Alten Schlachthof Stuttgart, Schlachthofstrasse 2a
Times: Monday - Sunday, 11am-7:30pm; Starting Saturday, May 1
Phone: 0711 66419 600
More Information: www.schweinemuseum.de