Ever partied in an airport before? Flughafen Tempelhof will be rocking with the rhythms of Suede, Santigold, Battles, Public Enemy, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Hercules and Love Affair, and many more of the best bands on the planet this weekend. Buckle up for the flight of your life.
Price: €48.40 (one day ticket); €81.40 (two day ticket)
Location: Tempelhof Airport, Platz der Luftbrücke
Times: Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10
More Information: www.berlinfestival.de
Akira Kurosawa - Complete Retrospective
Warriors, princesses, detectives, and gangsters all make their way through the timeless stories of Akira Kurosawa's epic films. The legendary director concocted a fantastic crop of characters no doubt, but it's his extraordinary imagery that makes watching these cinematic masterpieces on the big screen one of life's great pleasures. A retrospective at Berlin's Arsenal runs through October. Catch as many as you can.
Location: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Strasse 2
Times: Various times in September and October
Phone:030 26955 100
More Information: www.arsenal-berlin.de
Exhibition Opening - Seeing Is Believing
You didn't have to be in New York on September 11 to know the extremity of what happened that day. The media delivered images of the terrorist attacks around the world in seconds, but how does the image relate to reality? We see the image, so we believe it happened, but does the image take on a life of its own? Those are just a few of the questions for you to ponder on Saturday while perusing works by nearly two dozen artists at KW's new exhibition.
Price: Free (Opening); €6 (Regular)
Location: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69
Times: Saturday, September 10, 5-10pm (Opening); Tuesday - Sunday, Noon - 7pm; Thursday, Noon - 9pm; through November 13 (Regular Hours)
Phone: 030 243 4590
More Information: www.kw-berlin.de
Cologne Music Night
Is it just me or is the whole world suddenly infatuated with singing? A certain TV show may or may not have played a part in this passion for all things vocal. Whether you watch "Glee" or not, the fact is, this year's Cologne Music Night focuses on the voice. From jazz duos to chamber ensembles, to full-on choirs, musical groups of all kinds perform Saturday at 26 venues in Cologne.
Times: Saturday, September 10, 6pm-1am
Tickets: 0221 2801
More Information: www.koelner-musiknacht.de
Let the Oktoberfest type shindigs begin. With the arrival of September comes the pomp and heraldry of that beloved beverage known as beer. Head to Cologne this weekend where you'll be able to sample the offerings of a variety of different breweries. Raise a pint with as much pageantry as you can muster. What time is it? It's Bierbörse time!
Location: MediaPark Köln
Times: Friday, September 9, 3-11pm; Saturday, September 10, 3-11pm; Sunday, September 11, 11am-9pm
More Information: www.bierboerse.com
Swap in the City
It's ladies night Sunday at Union Halle when Swap in the City sets up beneath the glittering disco ball at the glamorous Frankfurt event space. Grab a cocktail, get a beauty makeover, then 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: Union Halle, Hanauer Landstrasse 188
Times: Sunday, September 11, 4-9pm
More Information: www.swapinthecity.com
MMK After Work
Sip a cocktail on the orange terrace on top of Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art, and then take a stroll through the seven exhibitions currently on view. The museum's "After Work" series continues this month with live music by Robert Johnson and a DJ set by Michael Satter.
Location: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Domstrasse 10
Times: Wednesday, September 14, 7pm
Phone: 069 212 30447
More Information: www.mmk-frankfurt.de
Red Bull Flying Bach
Can you breakdance to Bach? Cultures collide this weekend in Hamburg as skilled breakdancers backspin and scramble to the preludes and fugues of Johann Sebastian's "Well-Tempered Clavier." Catch the hip-hop-meets-baroque bonanza as it stops off in Hamburg during its helicopter spin around Germany this fall.
Price: €20.50 - 45
Location: Curio-Haus, Rothenbaumchaussee 11
Times: Saturday, September 10 - Wednesday, September 14, 8:15pm
More Information: www.redbull.de
Hamburg St. Pauli - Creative Night
Artist's studios, offices, and workshops host a dazzling programme of music, art, and creative activities for young and old Friday night in Hamburg. Stroll around the city's vibrant St. Pauli neighbourhood and take a peak into the dozens of open doorways.
Location: Various locations in the St. Pauli neighbourhood.
Times: Friday, September 9, 6pm
More Information: www.steg-hamburg.de
Sixty-five galleries unveil new exhibitions this weekend in Munich for Open Art, an annual event to celebrate the start of the fall art season. See Ute Reinhardt and Yvette Kyssling's dreamy paintings at Galerie Gunzenhauser, Beili Liu's crimson forest installation at Galerie Ruetz, and Aldo Cristofaro's vivacious canvases at Joerg Heitsch Galerie. Then dance the night away at the Haus der Kunst after party.
Times: Friday, September 9, 6-9pm, Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 11am-6pm (Gallery Hours); Friday, September 9, 10pm (After Party)
More Information: www. openart.biz
Knot those obis and head over to Gasteig for an evening of Japanese court music. The ensemble Tenri Kawaramachi Gagakukai hails from Kyoto and plays music that's over a thousand years old.
Times: Wednesday, September 14, 7pm
Tickets: 0180 54 818181
More Information: www.gasteig.de