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What's on in Germany: September 2 - 8

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What's on in Germany: September 2 - 8
Photo: Frankfurt's Rheingau Wine Festival.
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This Week's Highlights: A celebration of street art in Hamburg, a wine festival in Frankfurt, and "Music Week" in Berlin.

BERLIN

Music/Concerts

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.

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Monday, September 6 - Sunday, September 12

More Information: www.berlin-music-week.de

Events

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)

Location: Various

Times: Sunday, September 5, noon-6pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 57 00 70 (.14 cents/minute)

More Information: www.vdp.de

Galleries/Museums

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.

Price: Free

Location: Camera Work, Kantstrasse 149

Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm; September 4 - October 30

More Information: www.camerawork.de

COLOGNE

Galleries/Museums

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?

Price: €5

Location: Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz

Times: Thursday, September 2, 7pm

Phone: 0221 221 26165

More Information: www.museenkoeln.de

FRANKFURT

Festivals

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.

Price: Free

Location: The Fressgass, Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse / Opernplatz

Times: Daily from 11:00 – 23:00 hours; through September 10

More Information: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de

Film

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

HAMBURG

Festivals

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.

Price: Free

Location: Altona Old Town

Times: Friday, September 3 - Sunday, September 5

More Information: www.stamp-festival.de

Alster Enjoyment

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.

Price: Free

Location: Alster Lake

Times: Thursday, September 2 - Sunday, September 5

More Information: www.stamp-festival.de

MUNICH

Festivals

Isarinselfest

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.

Price: Free

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.

Price: Free

Location: Seebühne, Westpark

Times: Saturday, September 4, 3:30pm

More Information: www.tramfair.de

Music/Concerts/Dance

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.

Price: €15

Location: Gasteig,

Times: Saturday, September 4, 8pm

More Information: www.ximenamarino.de

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