What's on in Germany: February 3 - 9
This week's highlights: Berlin celebrates James Dean, Paris Hilton parties in Frankfurt, and the orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein in Hamburg.
Before he became Captain Kirk, William Shatner starred in the 1965 horror film Incubus. Watch the Star Trek hero speak Esperanto and battle the bad guys on location in Big Sur, California.
Location: The Establishment, Reichenberger Strasse 133
Times: Thursday, February 3, 9pm
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James Dean - A Different Icon
On Tuesday, February 8, James Dean would have turned 80-years-old. Salute the "rebel without a cause" at Berlin's Kennedy Museum where a collection of the actor's most iconic images comprise this exhibition of black and white photography.
Location: The Kennedys, Pariser Platz 4a
Times: Daily, 10am-6pm; through February 13
More Information: www.thekennedys.de
Performance artist Anna-Maria Sommer presents her piece "The Porcelain Suicides" at the opening of Two Window Project's latest exhibition, Wanted. Check out many different depictions of cats and dogs, then watch the show.
Location: Two Window Project, Torstrasse 154d
Times: Friday, February 4, 6-9pm (Opening); Tuesday - Saturday, 1-7pm (Regular Hours); through March 19
Phone: 030 28 50 30 72
More Information: www.twowindowproject.com
Alexandre Cabanel - The Tradition of Beauty
To call Alexandre Cabanel's works beautiful would be an understatement. Be enchanted by "The birth of Venus" and other dazzling creatures of mythological lore at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum's new exhibition, which starts Friday in Cologne.
Location: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Obenmarspforten
Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm, Thursday, 10am-9pm; February 4 - May 15
Phone: 0221 221 21119
More Information: www.wallraf.museum
Big City Beats Kick Off 2011 with Paris Hilton
Get your glamour on Thursday night in Frankfurt. King Kamehameha Club kicks off the new party season with none other than Paris Hilton. Shake off the winter blues on one of the hottest dance floors in Germany.
Location: King Kamehameha Club, Hanauer Landstrasse 192
Times: Thursday, February 3, 10pm
More Information: www.king-kamehameha.de
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Paul Domineske's new one-act play "spins telling the truth on its ear." Find out what that means at Theatre Language Studio/Frankfurt's staged reading Sunday afternoon.
Price: €5 (Suggested donation)
Location: Gutleut Saalbau, Rottweiler Strasse 32
Times: Sunday, February 6, 3pm
More Information: www.tlsfrankfurt.com
Estonian-American conductor Kristjan Järvi leads the NDR Symphony Orchestra through "Symphonic Dances from West Side Story," "Three Dance Episodes from On the Town," and other works by Leonard Bernstein. Devote Saturday night to a classic figure of American music.
Location: Kampnagel Hamburg, Jarrestrasse 20
Times: Saturday, February 5, 8pm
Tickets: 040 270 949 49
More Information: www.kampnagel.de
HAM.LIT - Long Night of Young Literature and Music
Practice your German Thursday night by listening to the sounds of local literature. Fifteen young authors present their prose on three stages for this annual event. Even if you don't understand a lick of it, singer Nils Koppruch and the band Nobelpenner should keep you happily entertained.
Location: Uebel & Gefährlich and Terrace Hill, Feldstrasse 66
Times: Thursday, February 3, 7:30pm
Tickets: 040 43 05 898
More Information: www.hamlit.de
You might have heard James Yuill described as "a one-man band armed with a laptop, mixing decks and an acoustic guitar." Or perhaps you're familiar with the "Jingle Bells" jingle he created for Guinness. Either way, don't miss the British musicians' folktronic blend Saturday at the Atomic Cafe.
Location: The Atomic Cafe, Neuturmstrasse 5
Times: Saturday, February 5, 9pm
Tickets: 089 54 818181
More Information: www.atomic.de
Orientalism in Europe: From Delacroix to Kandinsky
Napoleon made Egypt chic in the late 18th century, and the allure never quite went away. This new exhibition in Munich showcases the way artists as diverse as Ingres, Renoir, Klee, and Kandinsky interpreted the scenery and cultures of North Africa and the Middle East throughout the ages.
Location: Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Theatinerstrasse 8
Times: Daily, 10am-8pm; through May 1
Phone: 089 22 44 12
More Information: www.hypo-kunsthalle.de
Jens Semjan & Bernhard Lermann - The Eternal Timeline Show
Munich-based artists Jens Semjan and Bernhard Lermann examine the history of the world by looking at the developments in the fields of politics, law, medicine, and luxury brands. Take a look their meticulously presented observations at Thursday night's exhibition opening.
Location: Galerie Traversee, Theresienstrasse 56b
Times: Thursday, February 3, 7-9pm (Opening); Tuesday - Friday, 11am-7pm, Saturday, 11am-4pm; through March 5 (Regular Hours)
Phone: 089 18 00 66 63
More Information: www.traversee.com