Magazine Launch party
Each issue of the bilingual German/English magazine Ein Magazin über Orte (A Magazine about Places) focuses on a specific location like the park, the sea, the kitchen … The current issue spotlights Berlin! Pick up a copy Friday night at the launch party at Do You Read Me?’s fancy new reading room in Tiergarten. Guitarist Martyn Heine from the Amsterdam band Trygghet provides the soundtrack.
Location: Do You Read Me? Reading Room, Potsdamer Strasse 98
Times: Friday, October 21, 7pm
Phone: 030 695 49 695
More Information: www.doyoureadme.de
Lauren Oliver – Delirium
A world free of a pesky little emotion called love is the premise of Lauren Oliver’s new novel for the young adult set. All you gotta do is take the cure. See the Brooklyn author read from Delirium, a nominee for this year’s German youth book award, Thursday.
Location: Humboldt-Universität, Audimax, Unter den Linden 6
Times: Thursday, October 20, 4pm
Phone: 030 695 49 695
More Information: germany.usembassy.gov
Asian Film Festival Berlin
Three generations share their perspectives in Bi Dung So! a Vietnamese film, which opens this year’s Asian Film Festival Berlin Wednesday. The five-day biannual event presents cinema from Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and other East Asian and Southeast Asian locales.
Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
Times: Wednesday, October 26 – Sunday, October 30
Tickets: 030 39 78 7175
More Information: www.asianfilmfestivalberlin.de
Laurent Garnier has always been fascinated by music, disco balls, and making people dance. The sole Frenchman on British magazine Mixmag’s list of “Best DJs of all time, he mixes it up at Bootshaus Friday night. You’ve never seen a dance floor so dazzling.
Location: Bootshaus, Auenweg 173
Times: Friday, October 21, 10pm
Phone: 0221 91 40 910
More Information: www.bootshaus.tv
The fiery chanteuse arrives in Frankfurt Wednesday in the midst of a tour in support of her new album Night of Hunters. Drama and intensity still characterize Tori’s show, but this time around she’s got a string quartet in tow. Haven’t you heard? Night of Hunters marks the “Cornflake Girl’s” foray into classical music. Lady rocks the fugue.
Location: Alte Oper Frankfurt, Opernplatz
Times: Wednesday, October 26, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 570 070 (.14/min)
More Information: www.toriamos.com
Night of the Clubs
Shuttle around from party to party this weekend. One ticket gets you entrance to over 20 bars and dance clubs where DJs from London to Australia will have you grooving until the wee hours. Shook me aaaall niiiight long.
Times: Friday, October 21, 10pm-4am
Hotline: 069 97460 555
More Information: www.nacht-der-clubs.de
Musical Fairy Tales with Ferdinand the Palace Cat
Dig out the tiny maracas, tambourines, and penny whistles from the pile of Legos and Teddy bears. It’s musical fairy tale time at Frankfurt’s magical moated palace, Holzhausenschlösschen. Ferdinand the palace cat reads German fairy tales while the kids make music.
Location: Frankfurter Bürgerstiftung in the Holzhausenschlösschen, Justinianstrasse 5
Times: Tuesday, October 25, 3:30pm
Phone: 069 55 77 91
More Information: www.frankfurter-buergerstiftung.de
Japanese Fashion Design – Body-Wrappings from Kenzo to Yamamoto
Have you seen the Japanese fashions on view at Hamburg’s Arts and Crafts Museum? Exquisite designs by Kenzo, Issey Miyake, Comme des Garcons and other superstars of the Japanese fashion word are displayed until the end of the month. Elegantly inspiring.
Location: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Steintorplatz
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Thursday, 11am-9pm; through October 30
Tickets: 040 428 134 880
More Information: www.mkg-hamburg.de
British actors James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, and Julian Glover provide the voices for the lead marionettes in this fantasy puppet film. Written and directed by Danish filmmaker Anders Rønnow Klarlund, the timeless tale of love and vengeance screens at Munich’s Film Museum Thursday.
Location: Filmmuseum München, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
Times: Thursday, October 20, 7pm
Reservations: 089 233 24150
More Information: www.stadtmuseum-online.de
Modern Night Music – The Munich Chamber Ensemble
A portrait of the great Hungarian composer Sándor Veress unfurls at the Pinakothek der Moderne Saturday night. For the 25th edition of the museum’s “Modern Night Music” series, the Munich Chamber Ensemble presents works from the maestro’s opus including “Homage to Paul Klee.”
Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Strasse 40
Times: Saturday, October 22, 10pm-Midnight
Phone: 089 23805 360
More Information: www.pinakothek.de
Samuel Beckett – Waiting For Godot
It’s been over half a century since Samuel Beckett penned his famous tragicomedy “Waiting for Godot,” but the storyline continues to resonate with audiences in our 21st century world. BeMe Theatre stages the iconic absurdist play this week in Munich.
Location: Einstein Kulturzenturm, Einsteinstrasse 42
Times: Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 8pm; Tuesday, October 25 – Saturday, October 29, 8pm; October 20, 26, and 28, 11am
Tickets: 089 385 377 66
More Information: www.bemetheatre.com