Britspotting Film Festival
Keira Knightly and Carey Mulligan play doomed boarding school pals in Never Let Me Go. The sci-fi thriller opens this year’s festival of English and Irish films, Friday night. Check the schedule and indulge in a whole week of not having to read subtitles.
Location: Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30
Times: Friday, January 21 – Sunday, January 30
Phone: 030 24 25 969
More Information: www.babylonberlin.de
Do vintage Mercedes make you swoon? Four classic cars take centre stage at this va va vroom exhibition. Held in conjunction with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, each car, from the W115, to the S123, R107 and C126 was paired with a fashion designer to inspire an interesting installation.
Location: Stage Services Company of the Berlin Opera Foundation, Zinnowitzer Strasse at the corner of Nordbahnhof
Times: 12-8pm, Thursday, January 20 – Sunday, January 23; 12-5pm, Friday, January 21
More Information: www.recollection-quartett.com
Garments of the Noh Theater
The form of 14th century Japanese drama known as Noh Theater is one of the most unique styles of performance in the world. One of the most intriguing aspects of Noh Theater is the costumes the male-only cast wear as they gesture on the stage. See the exquisite collection of the Sato Yoshihiko Memorial Yamaguchi Noh Costume Research Center at the Dahlem Museum in Berlin.
Location: Dahlem Museum, Lansstrasse 8
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm; through May 1
Phone: 030 830 1438
More Information: www.smb.museum
Dudek Sasse Quartet – Out of This World
In a list of German jazz greats, you’d see Gerd Dudek’s name up near the top. The former Globe Unity Orchestra multireedist plays with pianist Martin Sasse, bassist Martin Gjakonovski, and drummer Hendrik Smock, Saturday night in Cologne.
Location: Loft, Hans-Martin Müller, Wissmannstrasse 30
Times: Saturday, January 22, 8:30pm
Reservations: 0221 952 1555
More Information: www.loftkoeln.de
Between the Pilings of Venice – Modern Design from the Lagoon Posts
Every so often Venice’s foundation needs to be replaced. Instead of tossing the oak posts, which extend up to 10 metres in length, the Italian design firm Riva 1920 created a line of furniture out of them. See designs by Philippe Starck, Angela Missoni, and others in a new exhibition at Cologne’s Museum of Applied Arts.
Location: Museum of Applied Arts, An der Rechtschule
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm; through March 13
Phone: 0221 221 23860
More Information: www.museenkoeln.de
La La La Human Steps
The Montreal-based dance group defies gravity with strength and agility. in celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary, founder Édouard Lock choreographed a new work inspired by legendary lovers of opera lore. Watch the technically dazzling dance troupe twirl across the stage, Wednesday in Frankfurt.
Price: €46.90 – 57.90
Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese
Times: Wednesday, January 26, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 0180 5360 1240
More Information: www.jahrhunderthalle.de
Bernard Faucon – Les Grandes Vacances, 1976 – 1981
During the summer of 1976, Bernard Faucon set off across France with a camera and a car full of mannequins. That first series of staged photographs set the tone for the French photographer’s fascinating career. An exhibition featuring select works from Faucon’s early days as an artist opens in Frankfurt, Saturday.
Location: LA Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Domstrasse 6
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 12-7pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; January 22-March 25
Phone: 069 288 687
More Information: www.lagalerie.de
Arnold Fiedler Retrospective
With expressionistic woodcuts from the 1930s, surrealist pictures made in Paris in the 1950s and 1960s, and poetic pieces from the 1970s and 1980s, this new exhibition features the range of Hamburg-born artist Arnold Fieder’s oeuvre. Stop by the exhibition opening Thursday night.
Location: Galerie Carstensen, Brüderstrasse 9
Times: Thursday, January 20, 7pm (Opening); Wednesday – Friday, 1-6pm; Saturday, 12-4pm (Regular Hours); through March 5
Phone: 040 796 96 755
More Information: www.galerie-carstensen.de
Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo is bringing a Native American perspective to contemporary cinema. A member of the Seminole and Creek Nations, Harjo’s sophomore film features Frankie and Irene, on-again, off-again lovers who take a redemptive road trip through Oklahoma. Barking Water screens in Munich, Thursday.
Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3
Times: Thursday, January 20, 7pm
Phone: 089 55 25 370
More Information: www.amerikahaus.de
Franz Schubert – Winter Journey
These long nights of winter will be over before you know it, so embrace the season while it lasts. Franz Schubert’s “Winter Journey” is a song cycle based on 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller. Robert Sellier and Liviu Petcu present the wondrously wintery piece for voice and piano in Munich, Monday.
Location: Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Foyer, Gärtnerplatz 3
Times: Monday, January 24, 7:30pm
Phone: 089.21 85 19 60
More Information: www.staatstheater-am-gaertnerplatz.de
Stunning scenery and mesmerising movements mark the Bavarian State Ballet’s performance of “Whichever Way He Looks…” and “Daphnis and Chloe.” Gods and nymphs dance to the music of Maurice Ravel in one enchanted evening.
Price: €7 – 70
Location: Nationaltheater, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Times: Friday, January 21, 7:30-9:40pm
Tickets: 089 21 85 19 20
More Information: www.bayerische.staatsoper.de