• Germany's news in English

What's on in Germany: June 9 - 15

Celeste Sunderland · 9 Jun 2011, 11:39

Published: 09 Jun 2011 11:39 GMT+02:00

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit



Carnival of Cultures

People of all stripes make their home in Berlin. Celebrate the colours, costumes, and rhythms of the world this weekend at the Carnival of Cultures street festival and parade. With Turkish indie-rockers, Brazilian samba dancers, and Jamaican poets the city becomes a smorgasbord of international festivities at this popular annual event.

Price: Free

Location: Blücherplatz (Street Festival); Hermannplatz - Yorkcstrasse (Parade)

Times: Friday June 10, 4pm-midnight; Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 11am-midnight; Monday, June 13, 11am-7pm (Street Festival); Sunday, June 12, 12:30-9:30pm (Parade)

More Information: www.karneval-berlin.de


Based in Berlin

Film nights and live performances give "Based in Berlin" that special vivacity that boosts it out of the regular art opening realm and into a multi-medium spectacle. Comprising nearly 80 Berlin-based artists and a handful of the city's best art venues, this six-week event showcases one of the capital's most exciting assets, its art makers.

Price: Free

Location: Atelierhaus, Monbijoupark, Oranienburgerstrasse 77 (Main Site + four additional venues)

Times: Daily, noon-midnight; through July 24

More Information: www.basedinberlin.com


Once Upon a Time in the West - The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Few portrayed the tension, the bravado, the romance, and the violence of the American West as well as the Italians. Spaghetti Western kingpin Sergio Leone was a master at recreating the drama of the Wild West. The Good the Bad and the Ugly, one of the Italian director's many masterpieces, screens Friday night at Berlin's Arsenal as part of the cinema house's "Once Upon a Time in the West" series.

Price: €6.50

Location: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Strasse 2

Times: Friday, June 10, 9:15pm

Phone: 030 26955 100

More Information: www.arsenal-berlin.de



Made in Cologne

Did you know Afri-Cola was developed in Cologne? So was the iconic cigarette brand from the 1960s, Overstolz. From cars to chocolate, Germany's fourth-largest city designed and manufactured many of the products we've grown to love. Celebrate all things Cologne-made at a new exhibition at the Museum of the City of Cologne, which opens Friday.

Price: €6.50

Location: Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, Zeughausstrasse 1-3

Times: Friday, June 10, 7pm (Opening); Wednesday - Sunday, 10a,-5pm, Tuesday, 10m-8pm; through September 11 (Regular Hours)

Phone: 0221 221 25789

More Information: www.museenkoeln.de



Elektra - Two Pieces, Two Languages, One Place, One Evening

The English language theatre group Eclectic Theatre joins forces with the German company Spielbrett for an ambitious evening of Greek tragedy. Witness Sophocles' timeless drama performed in two languages, incorporating two styles, on one open-air stage.

Price: €17.50

Location: Parktheater in the Grosser Garten, Hauptallee 12

Times: Thursday, June 9 - Saturday, June 11, 7pm

Tickets: 01805 570000 (0.14€/min)

More Information: www.eclectic-theatre.de



Rose and Light Festival

"A rose is a rose is a rose," said Gertrude Stein. The floral artists whose artful arrangements fill the Palmenhaus Gallery this weekend might not agree. Go walk among the multitude of fragrant varieties at Friday's exhibition opening, or see the gardens illuminated by candlelight Saturday night.

Price: €5

Location: Palmengarten, Siesmayerstrasse 61

Times: Friday, June 10, 9am-9pm; Saturday, June 11, 9am-midnight; Sunday, June 12, 9am-9pm; Monday, June 13, 9am-6pm

Phone: 069 212 3 39 39

More Information: www.palmengarten.frankfurt.de



Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter takes on the title role in the premiere of Oper Frankfurt's production of Médée, Monday night. Led by Italian conductor Andrea Marcon, a superstar among Baroque interpreters, Marc-Antoine Charpentier's dramatic 17th century opera combines elements of French and Italian styles.

Price: €16-45

Location: Oper Frankfurt, Willy-Brandt-Platz

Times: Monday, June 13, 7:30pm

Tickets: 069 212 49 49 4

More Information: www.oper-frankfurt.de



Family Boat Trip

All aboard! Pack up the family and spend some time on the sea. This weekend, the historic steamer Elbe is offering tours around Hamburg Harbour. Take a journey past the Philharmonic Hall, the St. Pauli jetties, the Old Elbe Tunnel, and around Europe's largest river island, Wilhemlmsberg Island.

Price: €9-24 (Adults); €3-5 (Children)

Location: Traditional Ship Harbour, Sandtorkai

Times: Saturday, June 11 - Monday, June 13

Phone: 040 41 30 37 37

More Information: www.dampfeisbrecher.de

Story continues below…



Matt Mullican - Organizing the World

We all tend to ponder the meaning of the world at one time or another. American artist Matt Mullican seems to have it all figured out. He's got every human mood, experience, and activity organized in a colour and sign system that took 30 years to develop. See his early installations as well as later works in a new exhibition at the Haus der Kunst.

Price: €10

Location: Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1

Times: Monday - Sunday, 10am-8pm; Thursday, 10am-10pm; Friday, June 10 - September 11

Phone: 089 21127 113

More Information: www.hausderkunst.de

Opening of the Friedensengel Graffiti Gallery

Kid Acne, Dotmaster, Markoe, and Siuko joined German street artist Loomit in marking up the bare concrete walls beneath Munich's Friedensengel pedestrian tunnel with vivid graffiti. Join American poet Marty McConnel at the new graffiti gallery's official inauguration ceremony, Friday.

Price: Free

Location: Friedensengel Pedestrian Tunnel

Times: Friday, June 10, 7pm

More Information: www.diefaerberei.de


Aya Irizuki

With exquisitely slow, strange movements and ethereal make-up and costumes, the Japanese art form Butoh is one of the most extraordinary methods of performance. Classically trained dancer Aya Irizuki has been studying Butoh for ten years. Her motions will mesmerize you at Passage Maximilianstrasse, Saturday night.

Price: Free

Location: Passage Maximilianstrasse, Altstadtring

Times: Saturday, June 11, 8pm

More Information: www.maximiliansforum.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit

Today's headlines
These are Germany's top ten universities
The new library of Freiburg University. Photo: Jörgens.mi / Wikimedia Commons

These are the best universities in all of Germany - at least according to one ranking.

Introducing Swabians - 'the Scots of Germany'
Photo: DPA

These Southern Germans have quite a reputation in the rest of the country.

Woman sues dentist over job rejection for headscarf
Photo: DPA

A dentist in Stuttgart is being taken to court by a woman whom he rejected for a job as his assistant on the basis that she wears a Muslim headscarf.

Isis suspect charged with scouting Berlin attack sites
Photo: DPA

German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had brought charges against a 19-year-old Syrian man accused of having scouted targets in Berlin for a potential attack by the Isis terror group.

Berlin Holocaust memorial could not be built now: creator
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

The architect of the Berlin Holocaust memorial has said that, if he tried to build the monument again today, it would not be possible due to rising xenophobia and anti-Semitism in Germany and the United States.

'Liberal' Germany stopping Europe's 'slide into barbarism'
Ian Kershaw. Photo: DPA

Europe is not slipping into the same dark tunnel of hate and nationalism that it did in the 1930s - mainly thanks to Germany - one of the continent's leading historians has said.

Eurowings strike to hit 40,000 passengers
Travelers impacted by the strike on Thursday wait at Cologne Bonn airport. Photo: DPA.

The day-long strike by a Eurowings cabin crew union is expected to impact some 40,000 passengers on Thursday as hundreds of flights have been cancelled.

Deutsche Bank reports surprise quarter billion profit
Photo: DPA

Troubled German lender Deutsche Bank reported Thursday a surprise €256-million profit in the third quarter, compared with a loss of more than six billion in the same period last year.

US 'warned Merkel' against Chinese takeover of tech firm
Aixtron HQ. Photo: DPA

The German government withdrew its approval for a Chinese firm to purchase Aixtron, which makes semiconductor equipment, after the US secret services raised security concerns, a German media report said Wednesday.

Long-vanished German car brand joins electric race
Photo: DPA

Cars bearing the stamp of once-defunct manufacturer Borgward will once again roll off an assembly line in north Germany from 2018, the firm said Wednesday.

10 German clichés that foreigners get very wrong
Sponsored Article
Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections
10 ways German completely messes up your English
Germany's 10 most weird and wonderful landmarks
10 things you never knew about socialist East Germany
How Germans fell in love with America's favourite squash
How I ditched London for Berlin and became a published author
12 clever German idioms that'll make you sound like a pro
23 fascinating facts you never knew about Berlin
9 unmissable events to check out in Germany this October
10 things you never knew about German reunification
10 things you're sure to notice after an Oktoberfest visit
Germany's 10 most Instagram-able places
15 pics that prove Germany is absolutely enchanting in autumn
10 German films you have to watch before you die
6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever
10 pieces of German slang you'll never learn in class
Ouch! Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
Six reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German
7 American habits that make Germans very, very uncomfortable
Story of a fugitive cow who outwitted police for weeks before capture
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd