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What's on in Germany: January 27 - February 2

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What's on in Germany: January 27 - February 2
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This Week's Highlights: Dennis Hopper in Cologne, a rock version of "Spring Awakening" in Hamburg, and a new festival for digital art in Berlin.

BERLIN

Digital Art

DAS Weekend

Take an art walk around Neukölln, see the "Plant Orchestra" at Ausland, and listen to "The Sound of No-One" at Stattbad Wedding. Berlin's sound artists come out of the woodwork this weekend for a new festival devoted to digital art and sound. Presented by Transmediale, DAS Weekend showcases concerts and installations at over 70 clubs and galleries in the capital.

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30

More Information: www.dasweekend.de

Galleries/Museums

Long Night of Museums

Get your art and culture in one mega dose this weekend in Berlin when over 100 museums stay open until 2 am. This season's event promises to be electrifying, as Dresden-based artist Andrea Hilger opens the evening with her new light installation at Kulturforum.

Price: €15

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, January 29, 6pm-2am

More Information: www.lange-nacht-der-museen.de

COLOGNE

Film

Boulevard of Memories - Kid Blue

Filmclub 813's "Boulevard of Memories" series continues this week with Kid Blue. See Dennis Hopper's character Bickford Waner stir up a scandal Saturday night.

Price: €5

Location: Filmclub 813, Hahnenstrasse 6

Times: Saturday, January 29, 8pm

Phone: 0221 3106 813

More Information: www.filmclub813.intercoaster.de

Music/Concerts

Balkan Improvisers: Belgrad - Cologne/Cologne - Belgrade

Electro-acoustic improvisation might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about music from the Balkans. Well, fans of live-sampling, laptops, and prepared saxophones should be pleasantly surprised to find bands from Belgrade rather deft in their improvisational dexterity. Stadtgarten presents a "small festival" of Balkan musicians Sunday and Monday nights.

Price: €15

Location: Stadtgarten, Venloer Strasse 40

Times: Sunday, January 30, and Monday, January 31, 8:30pm

Reservations: 0221 952 1555

More Information: www.stadtgarten.de

Galleries/Museums

The Magic of Amber - Amulets and Jewellery from the Ancient Basilicata

The ancient Italians worked wonders with amber creating intricate belts and necklaces with the luminous fossilised tree resin. Marvel at the beauty of these exquisite creations from the region of Basilicata beginning Friday when this new exhibition opens at the Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne.

Price: €6

Location: Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Roncalliplatz 4

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm; January 28 - April 25

Phone: 0221 221 2 44 38

More Information: www.museenkoeln.de

FRANKFURT

Theatre

Spring Awakening

When Spring Awakening premiered around the turn of the 20th century, critics called it pornographic. One hundred years later, audiences don't seem as appalled by the subject matter. If you can stand the idea of teens having sex, go see American rocker Duncan Sheik's rock version in Frankfurt this weekend.

Price: €29-47

Location: The English Theatre Frankfurt, Gallusanlage 7

Times: Thursday, January 27 - Sunday, January 30, 7:30pm

Ticket Hotline: 06151 809 494057

More Information: www.english-theatre.org

Galleries/Museums

Decisions - Decisions 02

Don a pair of headphones and let the voices guide you. Christoph Mayer and Andreas Hagelüken's installation at the Frankfurt LAB is described as a "walk-room system" that invites the listener to explore his or her inner self. Try it out. There's no telling what you'll encounter.

Price: Free

Location: Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstrasse 12

Times: Daily, 3-8pm; through February 2

Reservations: 069 97 32 88 63

More Information: www.frankfurt-lab.de1.cc

HAMBURG

Music/Concerts

Ensemble 6

These six members of the Swiss Orchestre Symphonique du Jura offer a new perspective on 17th and 18th century music. Featuring soprano Annina Künzi and trumpet player Jochen Weiss, the ensemble plays Biber, Händel, Viviani, and others Sunday evening in Hamburg.

Price: €12 - 26

Location: Sasel-Haus, Saseler Parkweg 3

Times: Sunday, January 30, 6pm

Ticket Hotline: 01805 44 70 777 (.14/minute)

More Information: www.saselhaus.de

MUNICH

Events

Nokia Fashion Cafe

Munich fashionistas should stop by the Nokia Fashion Cafe, a pop-up lounge where young designers mingle with photographers, stylists, and model types over bottled water. A hotspot in Berlin during fashion week, the leggy lair sets up shop in the Bavarian capital through Saturday before moving on to Düsseldorf.

Price: Free

Location: Fashion Cafe Munich, Hildegardstrasse 2

Times: Thursday, January 27 - Saturday, January 29, 11am-8pm

More Information: www.nokia-smartphone.de

Theatre

The 24-Hour Theatre Festival

Sign up for your 15-minutes of fame, or 10-minutes rather. Munich's Entity Theatre hands out assignments to budding thespians Friday night for it's 24-hour theatre festival. Create a 10-minute play in a single day, or take a seat in the audience and watch what transpired, Saturday night.

Price: Free

Location: Einstein Kulturzentrum, Einsteinstrasse 42

Times: Friday, January 28, 7pm (participants); Saturday, January 29, 7pm (Showtime)

More Information: www.entitytheatre.com

Music/Concerts

Sudden Heart - Jewish Music and Poems

Singers, dancers, and an instrumental octet perform a musical rendition of the works of Israeli poet Dan Pagis. With music by Munich-based composer Hans-Christian Hauser, the theatrical evening is a memorial to the victims of National Socialism.

Price: €12.40

Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5

Times: Thursday, January 27, 7pm

Ticket Hotline: 0180 54818181 (.14/minute)

More Information: www.gasteig.de

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