Druck Festival Berlin
Among the myriad artists who call Berlin home, there's a strapping contingent of silk screen printers. Get a glimpse into their intriguing world of paper and ink at a two-day festival presented by the local printing house Mother Drucker. In addition to workshops and live printing demonstrations, the festival features an exhibition of vibrant works by silk screen artists from across Europe.
Price: €5 (Day Ticket); €8 (Weekend Ticket)
Location: Stattbad Wedding, Gerichtstrasse 65
Times: Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28
More Information: www.druckberlin.com
Long Night of Museums
Music takes the spotlight at Berlin's 29th Long Night of the Museums event this weekend. Over 35 Berlin-based choirs signed on to perform in places like the Ethnological Museum and the Planetarium. But it's not all about singing. Head to the Fire Service Museum for a fire magic show, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a bonfire.
Times: Saturday, August 27, 6pm-2am
More Information: www.lange-nacht-der-museen.de
Swap in the City
It's ladies night Sunday at Goya when Swap in the City sets up beneath the chandeliers at the glamorous Berlin dance club. Grab a cocktail and groove to the tunes of DJane Monique while you browse the racks of chic threads. But you have to give in order to take, so clean out those closets and head over to Goya with at least three new or gently used pieces and let the swapping begin.
Location: Goya Berlin, Nollendorfplatz
Times: Sunday, August 28, 4-9pm
More Information: www.swapinthecity.com
Chto Delat? Perestroika: Twenty Years After: 2011-1991
"What should I do?" is the translation of "Chto Delat," a collective of Russian artists, critics, philosophers, and writers, which has a show opening at the Kölnischer Kunstverein this week. See films, videos, sculptures, and photographs that offer a perspective on the way Russian society evolved after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Location: Kölnischer Kunstverein, Die Brücke, Hahnenstrasse 6
Times: Friday, August 26, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday - Friday, 1-7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm (Regular Hours); through September 18
Phone: 0221 217021
More Information: www.koelnischerkunstverein.de
Museum Embankment Festival
Three days of live music, DJs, workshops, and exhibition tours make Frankfurt's Museum Embankment Festival one of the highlights of summer in Germany. From the Archaeology Museum to the Museum of World Cultures, all the city's major museums host special events, while an open-air program offers plenty of opportunities to soak up some culture outdoors. Don't miss the dragon boat races Saturday morning, and the fireworks show Sunday night.
Price: €4 (Festival Button)
Times: Friday, August 26, 3pm-1am, Saturday, August 27, 11am-1am, Sunday, August 28, 11am-Midnight
More Information: www.museumsuferfest.de
Jean Rouch - Petit à petit
French filmmaker Jean Rouch started making ethnological films in his native Nigeria in the 1940s. His work fuses fictional storytelling with documentary to form a new style called ethnofiction that combines cinéma vérité and La Nouvelle Vague. See the director's 1972 film Petit à petit Wednesday night in Frankfurt.
Location: Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37
Times: Wednesday, August 31, 7pm
Phone: 069 212 45115
More Information: www.institutfrancais.de
Catalina Olea Sings the Beatles
Jogi Kirschner, Thomas Schilling, and Peter Fahrenholz join Catalina Olea, a New York-born, Germany-based singer of Ecuadorian heritage who sings Beatles songs Friday night at Frankfurt Art Bar. Be wooed by her serene version of "In My Life."
Location: Frankfurt Art Bar, Ziegelhüttenweg 32
Times: Friday, August 26, 8:45pm
Phone: 069 63 30 79 38
More Information: www.frankfurtartbar.de
Red Hot Chili Peppers Live Album Debut
Their tenth studio album I'm With You drops Tuesday in Germany. Celebrate what Anthony Kiedis and the guys are calling a whole new band by watching a live high-definition broadcast of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing their entire new album in addition to some of their biggest hits. "Take me to the place I love/take me all the wayy-yay-ay-yay."
Location: CinemaxX Hamburg, Dammtordamm 1
Times: Tuesday, August 30, 9pm
More Information: www.rhcplivehd.com
La La La Human Steps
"Dido and Aeneas" fuses with "Orpheus and Eurydice" in Canadian choreographer Edouard Lock's latest work for the dance company he founded in 1980, La La La Human Steps. Characterized by high-speed virtuosity and exquisite precision Lock's troupe comprises some of the world's most skilled dancers. Witness their inspiring mix of classical ballet and contemporary movements Wednesday at Muffatwerk.
Price: €20 - 47
Location: Muffatwerk, Muffathalle, Zellstrasse 4
Times: Wednesday, August 31 andThursday, September 1, 8:30pm
Phone: 089 458 750 10
More Information: www.muffatwerk.de
Annette Neuffer Quintet
Billie Holiday and Lester Young formed one of the finest musical romances of the twentieth century. This weekend, the Annette Neuffer Quintet brings the timeless tunes of that legendary vocalist Lady Day and her saxophone blowing mate Prez to Jazzclub Unterfahrt.
Location: Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Einsteinstrasse 42
Times: Thursday, August 25, Friday, August 26, Saturday, August 27, 9pm
Phone: 089 448 27 94
More Information: www.unterfahrt.de
Stuttgart Wine Village
Who doesn't welcome an icy glass of Riesling on a warm summer's day? Stuttgart's Wine Village is an annual festival featuring over 200 different types of wines from the Württemberg region. Relax among a traditional Swabian setting, and have a taste of the local Trollingers, Ruländers, Lembergers, and other flavourful varieties.
Location: Marktplatz, Kirchstrasse, Schillerplatz
Times: Wednesday, August 24 - Sunday, September 4; Daily, 11am-11pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11am-Midnight
More Information: www.stuttgarter-weindorf.de