Festival of Lights – City LightRun
Every year, some of Berlin’s most iconic structures are bathed in multicoloured illumination. Join in on Saturday’s City LightRun, and take a bipedal tour past highlights like the Brandenburg Gate, German History Museum, and the Berlin Cathedral. Trip the light fantastic.
Location: Postdamer Platz Festival Centre
Times: Saturday, October 23, 7pm
More Information: www.festival-of-lights.de
Hoch/Her at the TV Tower
Students from the Weissensee Art High School reflected on the relationship between the city and the country to create an exhibition that opens at the TV Tower, Thursday. After you take in views of the art, ride the elevator to the top.
Price: Exhibition, Free; TV Tower, €10.50
Location: TV Tower, 1st Floor, Panoramastrasse 1A
Times: Thursday, October 21, 6pm (Opening); Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 24, 4-9pm (Regular Hours)
More Information: www.kh-berlin.de
Kyoichi Tsuzuki – Roadside Japan
Journey to Japan’s quirky places with journalist and photographer Kyoichi Tsuzuki. His book Roadside Japan documents the island nation’s offbeat tourist spots like its swan boats, sex museums, and hot spring spas. Tsuzuki gives a talk in English Saturday night at Pro qm Berlin.
Location: Pro qm Berlin, Almstadtstrasse 48-50
Times: Saturday, October 23, 8:30pm
Phone: 030 2472 8520
More Information: www.pro-qm.de
Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Opening Weekend
Germany’s most important ethnological museum re-opens this weekend in a much bigger building at Josef-Haubrich-Hof square in the city centre. From African music to Bollywood dance, the weekend program abounds with a multitude of multicultural festivities.
Location: Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cäcilienstrasse 29-33
Times: Saturday, October 23, 11am – 8pm; Sunday, October 24, 11am-8pm
Phone: 0221 221 313 56
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
The Netherlands takes centre stage at this annual festival sponsored by the European National Bank. Over 20 performances, including modern ballet, contemporary dance, literature, theatre, music, design, film, and fairy tales for children comprise the month-long program. Take your teen to the break dancing workshop at Mousonturm, Sunday.
Price: Various; €15 (Break Dancing Workshop)
Times: October 20 – November 15
Hotline: 069 1344 5555
More Information: www.ecb.int
The Hidden Beauty
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. With the aid of an electron microscope the eye can see oh so much. Scientists at the Zoological Institute of the University of Heidelberg present detailed photographs of miniscule things like seeds and insects at this special exhibition at the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Frankfurt.
Location: Senckenberg Museum of Natural History, Senckenberganlage 25
Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursdsay, 9am-5pm; Wednesday, 9am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am-6pm; through December 31
Phone: 069 75 420
More Information: www. senckenberg.de
Meet the Author – Rose-Anne Clermont
Born in the United States to Haitian parents, Rose-Anne Clermont got a Fulbright Fellowship in 1998 and went to Berlin. Her new book Buschgirl recounts her experiences as a Haitian-American in Germany. Meet the author Tuesday at the America Centre.
Location: Amerikazentrum, Am Sandtorkai 48
Times: Tuesday, October 26, 7pm
Phone: 040 70 38 36 88
More Information: www. amerikazentrum.de
An Evening of Irish Storytelling and Poetry
Hailing from Galway, Niall de Burca has a knack for the narrative. The Irish storyteller joins his poetic compatriot Terry McDonagh Tuesday night at Hamburg’s Theater NN for a wee bit of literary entertainment.
Location: Theater NN, Hellkamp 68
Times: Tuesday, October 26, 8pm
Ticket reservation: [email protected]
Dave Holland Quintet
Bassist Dave Holland left his native England in 1968 to play with Miles Davis in New York, a city he’s called home ever since. The jazz superstar brings his quintet to Munich’s swank Bayerischer Hof Night Club, Friday night.
Location: Hotel Bayerischer Hof Night Club, Promenadeplatz 2
Times: Friday, October 26, 9pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 570 070
More Information: www.daveholland.com
BBC Scottish National Orchestra
Hector Berlioz, Jean Sibelius, and Ludwig van Beethoven are the composers featured Wednesday night at the Gasteig Philharmonic. Donald Runnicles swings the conductor’s baton while Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang steps up to the soloist seat.
Price: €32.60 – 68.40
Location: Gasteig Philharmonic, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: Wednesday, October 27, 8pm
Tickets: 0180 54 81 81 81 (0.14 €/Min)
More Information: www.gasteig.de
Gabriel von Max – Artist, Darwinist, Spiritist
A true painter of the 20th century, Gabriel von Max was fascinated by science, natural history, ethnology, and the esoteric. He made a name for himself with his 1867 work The Christian Martyr, which joins the rest of the artist’s oeuvre at the Städtische Galerie starting Saturday.
Location: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Luisenstrasse 33
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, October 23 – January 30, 2011
Phone: 089 233 32 000
More Information: www.lenbachhaus.de