What's on in Germany: July 7 - July 13

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What's on in Germany: July 7 - July 13
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This Week's Highlights: Museum night in Dresden, Snoop Dogg in Hamburg, and a fashion show in Berlin.




Fashion Show - Seefashion 11

It's fashion week in Berlin! And though you'll have to show your fashion industry credentials to get into most events, here's one you don't have to be editor of Deutsch Vogue to get into. See the works of tomorrow's design stars at a fashion show featuring coats, dresses, suits, slacks, and other wonderful wearables by students from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee.

Price: €15

Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

Times: Friday, July 8, 4:30 and 7pm

Phone: 030 397 870

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Once Upon a Time - Fantastic Narratives in Contemporary Video

Inspired by legends, myths, and manga, the video works in a new exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum feature modern day fairy tales. Aleksandra Mir recreated the moon on a beach in the Netherlands for First Woman on the Moon, while Francis Alÿs moved a Peruvian mountain for When Faith Moves Mountains. See these and other fantastical narratives starting Friday.

Price: €4

Location: Deutsche Guggenheim, Unter den Linden 13/15

Times: Daily, 10am-8pm; Friday, July 8 - October 10

Phone: 030 202 0930

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Classic Open Air

One of Berlin's prettiest squares becomes a stage for an assortment of open air concerts starting Thursday. Take a seat on the historic Gendarmenmarkt and hear soprano Anna-Maria Kaufmann sing opera arias, the Scorpions play rock hits, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London churn out James Bond beats.

Price: €13 - 89.50

Location: Gendarmenmarkt,

Times: Thursday, July 7 - Tuesday, July 12

Tickets: 01805 44 70 000

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Romanesque Night

Medieval meets modern in the Basilica of St. Maria, Friday night. In the largest of Cologne's famous Romanesque churches, the music of Bach, Mahler, John Cage, and others who have composed music with a sacred spin will resound into the wee hours.

Price: €27

Location: St. Maria im Kapitol, Marienplatz

Times: Friday, July 8, 8pm-1:30am

Tickets: 0221 2801

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

"Heaven's Gonna Happen Now" sings Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontman Kip Berman on the band's latest album Belong. Get excited about life with the New York indie rockers when they hit up Luxor this Saturday.

Price: €17

Location: Luxur, Luxemburger Strasse 40

Times: Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm

Tickets: 0221 2801

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Summer Night of Museums

From the Old Masters Picture Gallery to the Museum of Saxon Folk Art, Dresden is a trove of fascinating museums. Dozens stay open late and host special events this Saturday for a special event called Summer Night of Museums. There's Balinese dance at the Kügelgenhaus, dixieland jazz music at the Traffic Museum, circus musicians at the Japanese Palace, and a dance party at Kunsthaus Dresden. Check the programme to plot out the perfect tramp through town.

Price: €10

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, July 9, 6pm-1am

Phone: 03 51 84 04 20 02

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Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence

Shrouded in mystery, secret societies have always intrigued. A new exhibition at Frankfurt's Schirn Kunsthalle examines how secret societies reflect contemporary art. Walk among strange iconography and ask yourself, "What's it all mean?" No secret password required.

Price: €7

Location: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg

Times: Tuesday, Friday - Sunday, 10am-7pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-10pm; through September 25

Phone: 069 29 98 820

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Doggy Do-o-o-g. Snoop Doggy D-o-o-g. Bow wow wow yippee yo yippee yay Snoop Dogg is coming to town. Drop it like it's hot and head over to the Stadtpark Open Air stage Monday night.

Price: €44.70

Location: Stadtparkbühne, Saarlandstrasse

Times: Monday, July 11, 7pm

Tickets: 040 413 22 60

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Opera For Everyone

We could all benefit from a little opera every now and then. From season ticket holders to occasional opera-goers, opera lovers of all kinds should gather at Max-Joseph-Platz this weekend. The Bavarian State Opera presents a live broadcast of Beethoven's "Fidelio" Friday night, while Saturday sees the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra performing Wagner, Brahms, and Strauss on an open-air stage.

Price: Free

Location: Max-Joseph-Platz

Times: Friday, July 8, 8pm and Saturday, July 9, 8pm

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Tollwood Summer Festival

Each summer, Munich's Olympia Park becomes a cultural wonderland of music, theatre, handicrafts, and organic food from all over the world. This week, Gregg Allman sets up in the Gehrlicher Musik-Arena Tuesday night, followed by Macy Gray on Wednesday.

Price: Various

Location: Olympiapark Süd, Spiridon-Louis-Ring

Times: Daily, through July 17

Phone: 0700 38 38 50 24

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Swap in the City

You love that jacket but you haven't worn it in ages. And that cute top? It's just a bit too snug. Ladies, clean out those closets! Swap in the City is coming to Stuttgart this Sunday. Here's your chance to freshen up that wardrobe by trading in some of your old, but still good clothes for some fashionable new finds. Bring a minimum of three new or gently used pieces and let the swapping begin.

Price: €15

Location: Mash, Forststrasse 7

Times: Sunday, July 10, 4-9pm

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