What's on in Germany: September 2 - 8
This Week's Highlights: A celebration of street art in Hamburg, a wine festival in Frankfurt, and "Music Week" in Berlin.
Berlin Music Week
Fatboy Slim, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, and more! There's a musical extravaganza going on in Berlin this week. Some of the city's most renowned music events, like Berlin Festival, Popkomm, Jazzkomm, Berlin Song Summit, and Summerize will all be taking place in the German capital. Clubs throughout town host parties and concerts, while the bigger events set up camp at Tempelhof Airport.
Times: Monday, September 6 - Sunday, September 12
More Information: www.berlin-music-week.de
Art and Wine
"World class art meets world class wine" Saturday in Berlin. Over 70 art galleries pair with 200 of Germany's best vineyards to host a city-wide afternoon of wine tastings. Discover some new art as well as some new wine this weekend, and start collecting both.
Price: €35; €27 (in advance)
Times: Sunday, September 5, noon-6pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 57 00 70 (.14 cents/minute)
More Information: www.vdp.de
Tina Berning & Michelangelo Di Battista - Face/Project
They met three years ago at a photo shoot for Italian Vogue. By combining their respective fields, photography and drawing, the artistic pair has created a collection of images that takes the notion of fashion photography to a whole new level. See Claudia Schiffer, Amber Valetta, and more pretty faces festooned with stripes and squiggles.
Location: Camera Work, Kantstrasse 149
Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm; September 4 - October 30
More Information: www.camerawork.de
I Like to Move It
Art history students talk about the current exhibition at Museum Ludwig "Pictures in Motion," followed by a little dance party, Thursday night. Tunes are provided by Tobias Thomas and DJ trio Aroma/Pitch. Does moving art move you?
Location: Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz
Times: Thursday, September 2, 7pm
Phone: 0221 221 26165
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
Rheingau Wine Festival
It may not be Burgundy, Piedmont, or Rioja, but Rheingau sure holds its own when it comes to wine making. Taste your way down the row of 30 regional vintners set up along the Fressgass this week.
Location: The Fressgass, Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse / Opernplatz
Times: Daily from 11:00 – 23:00 hours; through September 10
More Information: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de
LUCAS International Children's Film Festival
Gnomes, knights, and bullies weave fascinating stories for the big screen at this year's festival of children's film in Frankfurt. A delightful program of feature films and shorts is geared toward kids, but film lovers of all ages will surely enjoy these timeless tales of friendship and loyalty.
Price: €3.50 (Kids); €6 (Adults)
Location: CineStar Metropolis, Eschenheimer Anlage 40 and Filmforum Höchst, Emmerich-Josef-Strasse 46 a
Times: Sunday, September 5 - Sunday, September 12
Tickets: 069 955 064 01 (CineStar Metropolis), 069 212 457 14 (Filmforum Höchst)
More Information: www.lucas-filmfestival.de
STAMP Festival - International Festival of Street Art
From marching bands to fire dancers, beat boxers, and break dancers, Hamburg celebrates street art this weekend. Laugh along with German clowns and sway with samba dancers from Sweden. Two parades, one Saturday night, and one during the day Sunday, keep the festivities moving.
Location: Altona Old Town
Times: Friday, September 3 - Sunday, September 5
More Information: www.stamp-festival.de
Enjoy the last days of summer on the banks of Alster Lake. Hamburg's annual Alstervergnügen festival offers four days of fun and games, live music, and culinary delights. Jazz heats up the "Gypsy Village" while kite surfers make waves on the water. Don't miss Sunday's enchanting "moon night" when hundreds of torch-toting divers illuminate the lake.
Location: Alster Lake
Times: Thursday, September 2 - Sunday, September 5
More Information: www.stamp-festival.de
It's the first weekend in September! Which means, the little island in the middle of the Isar River becomes a festival ground. With attractions like fairy tale stories and a shisha lounge, the exotic ambience will have you floating from rock show to jazz set while soaking up the late summer sun.
Location: Isar Island, between Maximilians Bridge and Ludwigs Bridge
Times: Friday, September 3, 6-11pm; Saturday, September 4, 10am-11pm; Sunday, September 5, 10am-5pm
More Information: www.isarinselfest.de
Tramfair Open Air
Five hot bands you won't want to miss, Tonwertkorrektur, Talking Pets, Lampert, Mondo Ray, and So Far Nothing New kick out the jams Saturday at Tramfair Open Air. Now in its seventh year, the free festival brings the music of Munich area bands to the masses.
Location: Seebühne, Westpark
Times: Saturday, September 4, 3:30pm
More Information: www.tramfair.de
Night of Columbian Folklore
Embark on a musical journey into Latin America. Columbian vocalist Ximena Marino and the dance troupe Son Colombiano bring the lively traditions of their homeland to the Munich stage.
Times: Saturday, September 4, 8pm
More Information: www.ximenamarino.de