What's on in Germany: March 3 - 9
The Local · 3 Mar 2011, 09:44
Published: 03 Mar 2011 09:44 GMT+01:00
Tape Modern No. 20
Dancing and art go together so nicely, don't you agree? Tape Modern continues its exhibition series Friday night with a group show featuring Irish artist Jane Hughes, Canadian artist Emmy Skensved, and 16 others. Explore the show's theme of "destructionconstruction" then dance the night away.
Location: Tape, Heidestrasse 14
Times: Friday, March 4, 7pm
More Information: www. tapeberlin.de
Rescued Gods from the Palace of Tell Halaf
Over a century ago, German archaeologist Max Freiherr von Oppenheim unearthed a treasure in the Middle East. He found the remains of an ancient palace on a site in Syria known as Tell Halaf. The artifacts traveled to Berlin where they joined the unfortunate ranks of World War II casualties. Six decades later, tens of thousands of fragments have been pieced back together to comprise this exhibition of salvaged sculptures, monuments, and architectural reliefs.
Location: Pergamonmuseum, Am Kupfergraben 5, Museum Island
Times: Daily, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-10pm; through August 14
Phone: 030 266 42 4242
More Information: www.gerettete-goetter.de
He played in a string of bands as a young up-and-comer, made a name for himself with Ben Folds Five, collaborated with William Shatner and Weird Al, and has been enjoying a sensational solo career. His latest disc Lonely Avenue, is a collaboration with English novelist Nick Hornby. Folds is one of the most productive artists of our time. See the man Thursday when he stops in Berlin before continuing on to Munich and Cologne.
Location: Huxley's Neue Welt, Hasenheide 107 - 113
Times: Thursday, March 3, 8pm
Tickets: 030 780 99810
More Information: www.huxleysneuewelt.de
It's a flamboyantly fun time to be in Cologne. Karneval festivities kick off Thursday morning infusing the locals with mischievous glee. Join in on the celebrations taking place throughout the city, and throw yourself into the revelry on Rose Monday when a magnificent parade marches across town filling the air with spirited sounds, flowers, and candy. Catch as much as your pockets will hold!
Times: Thursday, March 3 - Wednesday, March 9
More Information: www.koelnerkarneval1.de
Children's Masquerade Ball
Karneval isn't just for big people. Little kids like to get in on the pre-Lenten revelry too. Dress them up like clowns, queens, princes, and pirates and take the tots to Saalbau Bornheim, Monday. They'll dance straight through nap time at a masquerade ball for the three-foot-tall set.
Location: Saalbau Bornheim, Arnsburgerstrasse 24
Times: Monday, March 7, 1:31pm
Tickets: 069 94 34 03 10
More Information: www.bernemer-kaewwern.de
International Women's Festival
All the ladies in the house say "Yeah!" A festival devoted to the women of the world begins Friday in Hamburg with a kick-off dance party at Bürgerhaus Willhelmsburg. Take part in the full program of panel discussions, exhibitions, performances, and workshops, and by the end of the month you'll be feeling some serious girl power.
Times: Friday, March 4, 5pm (Opening Party)
Phone: 0178 544 55 25
More Information: www.frauenfestival.de'
Stephan Schulz - Cold War, Hot Rhythms: Louis Armstrong in the GDR
Author Stephan Schulz chronicled Louis Armstrong's Cold War era tour in his book What a Wonderful World. On Friday, the Hamburg-based octet Jazz-O-Maniacs joins Schulz to present this remarkable story.
Location: America Center, Sandtorkai 48
Times: Friday, March 4, 6pm
Registration: (040) 7038 3688
More Information: www.amerikazentrum.de
La Vie en Rose
Put on those pink shades. Soprano Jutta Hohenstein-Wehlt and pianist Julia Götting perform German and French songs selected from operas, operettas, and symphonic vocal music, Sunday evening at Hamburg's Ansgar Church. It may not be Edith Piaf, but it will surely be a heavenly affair.
Location: Ansgar Church, Wördenmoorweg 22
Times: Sunday, March 6, 6pm
Phone: 040 53 18 510
More Information: www.kirchengemeinde-ansgar.net
The Tiger Lillies Freakshow
With their signature macabre tilt and Brechtian sway, the Tiger Lilies recount the individual dramas of an unfortunate group of odd individuals in their alluringly twisted "freakshow." Encounter this delightfully dark circus and hear the stories of Siamese twins, creatures with three hearts, and other fascinating deviants, this week.
Location: Prinzregententheater, Prinzregentenplatz 12
Times: Saturday, March 5, 3:30 and 7:30pm; Sunday, March 6, 3:30pm; Monday, March 7, 7:30pm - Friday, March 11, 7:30pm; Saturday, March 12, 3:30 and 7:30pm
Tickets: 089 2185 2899
More Information: www.tigerlilliesfreakshow.com
L'Enfant et Les Sortilèges and The Dwarf
A delightful cast of characters jumps and jetees across the stage at the National Theater this week in a vibrant production of Alexander Zemlinsky and Maurice Ravel's "L'Enfant et Les Sortilèges" and "The Dwarf." Succumb to the strains of the Bavarian State Orchestra and enjoy an evening of enchanting amusement.
Location: National Theater, Max-Joseph-Platz 2,
Times: Thursday, March 3, Sunday, March 6, Wednesday, March 9, 7pm
Phone: 089 21 85 01
More Information: www.bayerische.staatsoper.de
Future Beauty - 30 Years of Japanese Fashion
When it comes to avant-garde fashion, few surpass the designers of Japan in scope and sensationalism. The exquisite works of Comme des Garcons, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe, and other pioneering fashion designers comprise this new exhibition at Munich's Haus der Kunst. Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai's synthetic audio-visual duo Cyclo performs Friday night, and a discussion on Japanese fashion and architecture takes place the following afternoon.
Price: €17 (Friday - Performance & Exhibition); €10 (Friday - Performance)€17 (Saturday - Discussion & Exhibition); €10 (Discussion - Performance)
Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: Friday, March 4, 9pm (Performance); Saturday, March 5, 5pm (Discussion); Monday - Sunday, 10am-8pm; Thursday, 10am-10pm; March 4 - June 19 (Regular Hours)
Phone: 089 21127 113
More Information: www.hausderkunst.de