What's on in Germany: October 27 - November 2
This Week's Highlights: Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations in Berlin, A 3D tribute to Pink Floyd in Hamburg and the Frankfurt Marathon.
Forbidden Music of the Third Reich
The Topographie des Terrors will be wrapping up its series of lectures on ‘Forbidden Music of the Third Reich’ with a classical concert. Pieces by Schulhoff, Borris and Klein, which were all banned under Hitler's rule, will be performed on piano, clarinet and violin.
Location: Topographie des Terrors, Niederkirchnerstraße 8
Times: Thursday 27 October, 7pm
Phone: 030 25 45 090
More Information: www.topographie.de
Mexican Day of the Dead
If fake blood and jelly eyeballs aren’t for you this Halloween, why not celebrate the supernatural Mexican style instead? The Theatre Aufbau Kreuzberg will be throwing a traditional party with dance, film, live music, installations, photography and food to welcome the dead back to earth.
Price: €10/€8, Sunday (family day) €7/€5
Location: Theatre Aufbau Kreuzberg, Prinzenstraße 85F
Times: Friday 28, Saturday 29 October, 8pm and Sunday 30 October, 3pm
Phone: 030 505 67 000
More Information: www.theater-aufbau-kreuzberg.de
Halloween Face painting
Do you know how to transform a face into a scary pumpkin? No? Neither do we… But pop along to The Centre this Halloween and Livi Lollipop will do it for you free of charge - the perfect pit-stop before dropping your little ones off at a party.
Location: The Centre, Esmarchstraße 5
Times: Monday 31 October, 5-7pm
Phone: 030 400 48 440
More Information: www.thecenter-berlin.de
Wrap up warm, and sample as many bars as you can in one night in rough and ready
Ehrenfeld, as its legendary bar hopping evening returns for round 16. Over 35 establishments will throw open their doors and a shuttle bus will be provided for those who fancy hopping in style. What’s more, at every sixth bar you make it to, you get a free drink! Incentive indeed.
Times: Saturday 29 October, 8pm – late
Phone: 0221 397 60 905
More Information: www.ehrenfeld-hopping.de
Staring into the Sun
The works of Chris Martin (not to be confused with Coldplay lead singer, Chris Martin) are being displayed for the first time outside of the US. His intensely colourful, pop-culture inspired pieces are relatively unknown in Germany, but definitely worth a visit. The exhibition also takes place outside on the banks of the Rhine.
Price: €5.50 adults, €3.50 concessions, children under 18 free
Location: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Grabbeplatz 4
Times: 22 October – 15 January, 11am – 6pm daily except Monday
Phone: 0211 89 962 40
More Information: www.kunsthalle-düsseldorf.de
The BMW Frankfurt Marathon
Although it’s a little late to compete now if you’ve not already applied, head on down to Frankfurt centre this Sunday anyway to soak up the electric atmosphere of this year’s marathon. Grab a beer and a sausage and watch other people suffer whilst bopping to the best in German pop. Brilliant Sunday afternoon fun.
Location: Citywide, finishing line is at the Frankfurt Trade Fair hall
Times: Sunday 30 October, 10am onwards
More Information: www.bmw-frankfurt-marathon.com
Over 45 educational institutions are opening their doors on Saturday night to show revellers a different side of learning. With a whopping 650 presentations, displays and discussions on offer, the knowledge hungry will be spoilt for choice. Uniform non-compulsory.
Times: Saturday 29 October, 4:45pm – late
Phone: 030 28 493 83
More Information: www.nachtdeswissens.hamburg.de
Bite me….Halloween party
The Parlament restaurant and club under the Hamburg town hall is throwing the best Halloween party in town. From 8pm the winding catacombs will be open for a spooky dining experience, after which electro DJs will be spinning hits until the wee hours.
Price: €30 with dinner, €15 without
Location: Restaurant Parlament, Rathausmarkt 1
Times: Saturday 29 October, 8pm - late
Phone: 040 703 83 399
More Information: www.parlament-hamburg.de
The Cosmic Wall – A monument to Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd’s epic ‘The Wall’ album has been set to 3D visuals and will be projected onto the Hamburg Planetarium dome, as a cosmic homage to the British foursome.
Location: Planetarium Hamburg, Hindenburgstraße 1b
Times: Saturday 29 October, 9.15pm
Phone: 040 428 86 520
More Information: www.planetarium-hamburg.de
Experimental Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo and Hans Henning Paar explore the theme of vulnerability in the black-themed dance production BlackOUT. What more is there to say?
Location: Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Gärtnerplatz 3
Times: Friday 28 October onwards, 7.30pm – 10pm
Phone: 040 703 83 399
More Information: www.staatstheater-am-gaertnerplatz.de
The Small Music Box
Members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra are putting on a classic music concert aimed at kids. Whilst there will be music performed, the musicians will also tell stories about different composers. Aimed at little ones age 4 and up, in the German language.
Price: €8 children, €18 adults
Location: Gasteig München, Rosenheimer Straße 5
Times: Sunday 30 October, 11am
Phone: 089 480 980
More Information: www.johanna-weiss-sopran.de/musiktruhe