European Month of Photography - Art Night
"Modern times, new pictures" is the theme of this year's fantastic festival for photography. From C/O Berlin to the Martin Gropius Bau, art spaces around the city present photographic works that focus on the medium as "an instrument of modernisation." Dance the night away at Art Night, Saturday when DJs turn the Berlinische Galerie into an art-filled party place.
Price: Various; €6 (Art Night)
Location: Various; Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstrasse 124-128 (Art Night)
Times: Friday, October 15 - November 28; Saturday, October 16, 8pm-2am (Art Night)
More Information: www.mdf-berlin.de
La Fete Fatale
Dubbed "a burlesque candyland of sweet temptation," this posh pyjama party features live performances by the likes of Tallulah Freeway and Ginger Synne. Tanz Baby play retro-pop love tunes followed by a trio of DJs. Shake your tail feathers all night long!
Location: Goya, Nollendorfplatz 5
Times: Friday, October 15, 10pm
More Information: www.lafetefatale.de
A few years ago, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds gave themselves a fresh start by forming a new band, Grinderman. Critics called their eponymous debut disc "an album with all the menace of an angry drunk, dripping with anger and testosterone." With tunes like "Heathen Child" and "Worm Tamer," the band's new album Grinderman 2 takes the party one step further. The guys rage through Columbiahalle on Thursday.
Location: C-Halle, Columbiadamm 13
Times: Thursday, October 14, 8pm
More Information: www.grinderman.com
Brush Perfect - Chinese Painting 1300-1900
Landscapes, figure paintings, portraits, and images of flowers and birds, all rendered by professional Chinese artists comprise this new exhibition at Cologne's Museum of East Asian Art. Whether they practised their art in the workshops of the imperial academy, or in urban studios, these masters were devoted to technical perfection.
Location: Museum of East Asian Art, Universitätsstrasse 100
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, October 16 - February 20, 2011
Phone: 0221 221 28608
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
Courbet - A Dream of Modern Art
Grassy naps along the River Seine, chance meetings on the roadside, languorous nudes. The works of French artist Gustave Courbet exude a delightful dreaminess. Roam among over 80 of them at this new exhibition in Frankfurt, starting Friday.
Location: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Romerberg
Times: Tuesday, Friday - Sunday, 10am-7pm; Wednesday & Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday, October 15 - January 30, 2011
Phone: 069 299 8820
More Information: www.schirn-kunsthalle.de
Audience With Murder
If the ghoulish spirit of October has so far eluded you, here's a way to get onboard. Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre presents "Audience With Murder," a surprising mystery play from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Location: Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Hanauer Landstrasse 5-7
Times: Friday, October 15 & Saturday, October 16, 8pm; Sunday, October 17, 7pm
More Information: www.festfrankfurt.org
Bollywood Rock On Show
Few things are as thrilling as a live Bollywood show. Combine classical Indian costumes, sensationally synchronised choreography, and infectious music and you've got a situation where exuberance simply explodes from the stage. Flip those bangle emblazoned wrists to the beat Sunday night when the Bollywood Rock On Show takes the stage in Hamburg.
Location: Le Royal Eventsaal, Hermann-Buck-weg 9
Times: Sunday, October 17, 7pm
Ticket Hotline: 0176 2043 2358
More Information: www.arya-events.de
Hamburg Chanson Festival
All aboard Das Schiff, Hamburg's floating stage, for an evening or two devoted to song. From comedic medleys to traditional Lieders, the Hamburg Chanson Festival features a variety of vocal styles.
Location: Das Schiff, Nikolaifleet, Holzbrücke 2
Times: Daily at 6 or 7:30pm; through October 24
Phone: 040 696 50 560
More Information: www.theaterschiff.de
The Long Night of Munich Museums
Grab a ticket, stop in at as many of Munich's 90-plus museums participating in this year's "Long Night" event, then hit the dance floor at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof Night Club. The all-girl group Wild Cats run up a "Saturday night fever" late night.
Location: Hotel Bayerischer Hof Night Club, Promenadeplatz 2-6 (After Party)
Times: Saturday, October 16, 7pm-2pm; 10pm-3am (After Party)
Tickets: 089 54 81 81 81
More Information: www.muenchner.de
George Frideric Handel's most famous work, Messiah premiered in Dublin in 1741. Over two centuries later, the English oratorio is as moving as ever. See The Munich Bach Choir and The Bach Collegium Munich belt out the heavenly hymn Monday at Gasteig.
Price: €37.15 - 78.60
Location: Gasteig Philharmonic, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: Monday, October 18, 8pm
Tickets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (0.14 €/Min)
More Information: www.gasteig.de
Shakespeare's haunting tale of witches and royals unfurls upon the stage at Amerika Haus Munich this weekend. Witness the American Drama Group Europe's tempestuous performance as this acclaimed troupe performs one of the Bard's most beloved tragedies.
Location: Amerika Haus München, Karolinenplatz 3
Times: Thursday, October 14, 7:30pm; Friday, October 15, 11am & 7:30pm
Tickets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (0.14 €/Min)
More Information: www.adg-europe.com