BerMuDa – Berlin Music Days
That’s not an earthquake. That’s the sensation of dozens of dance floors thumping in unison. Berlin Music Days is a four-day festival devoted to electronic music, and it started Wednesday. So if you’re not already in the midst of swirling lights and electro beats, jump in fast, the all-star DJ roster runs into the sunlit hours of Sunday morning.
Times: November 2 – 5
More Information: www.bermuda-berlin.de
Co-Mo-Dy in Support of Movember
Berlin’s anglophone comedians are stepping up to the mic in support of Movember, a group of moustached men (and women) who raise money for prostate cancer. Get over to Belushi’s Bar Wednesday evening for a night of gut-busting belly laughs and help a good cause. Moustache optional, but encouraged.
Location: Belushi’s Bar, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 39
Times: Wednesday, November 9, 8:30-11pm
More Information: www.movember.com
Existence – Exhibition Opening
Group shows are great because you get to see a variety of works. For Vierter Stock Galerie’s new exhibition, six artists, mostly from Germany, but also from Mexico and the Czech Republic have created drawings, paintings, and sculptures based on the notion of existence. Go take a look, and if there’s anything you don’t get, just ask. The artists will all be in attendance at Saturday’s opening.
Location: Vierter Stock Galerie, Schererstrasse 10
Times: Thursday, November 4, 7pm (Opening); Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 3-7pm (Regular Hours); through December 9
Phone: 030 5163 1119
More Information: www.vierterstock-berlin.com/
Christ and Gantenbein – Exhibition Opening
Architects Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein established their firm 13 years ago in Basel. Since then, they’ve worked on a museum in Zurich, a church in London, and various residence projects across Germany. But it all started with a journey through Italy. See the pair’s photographic documentation of the architecture they encountered during their trip alongside images of their own work at a new exhibition, which opens Friday at the Architecture Gallery Berlin.
Location: Architektur Galerie Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee 96
Times: Thursday, November 3, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday-Friday, 2-7 pm; Saturday, 12-4 pm (Regular Hours); through December 17
Tickets: 030 788 974 31
More Information: www.architekturgalerieberlin.de
Cologne Museum Night
DJs, movies, and live bands make Cologne’s Long Night of Museums so much more than a simple stroll through a pretty picture gallery. Open your eyes, ears, and arms wide to all types of art Saturday night when 45 of the city’s museums, galleries, and exhibition halls host an exciting program of talks, tours, parties, and performances.
Times: Saturday, November 5, 7pm-3am
More Information: www.museumsnacht-koeln.de
In the Grace of Your Love is the New York indie-art-rockers’ first disc in five years. If you’ve been craving a little Rapture, head to Die Werkstatt Saturday night. “How Deep is Your Love?”
Location: Die Werkstatt, Grüner Weg 1b
Times: Saturday, November 5, 8:30pm
Phone: 0221 356 39 15
More Information: www.werkstatt-koeln.de
Travel to the Land of the Rising Sun this week without leaving Frankfurt. Starting Saturday, venues around the city will resound with Taiko drumming as kimono-clad dancers step gracefully across the stage. From tea ceremonies to ikebana demonstrations, the week-long programme features a range of Japanese cultural activities.
Times: Saturday, November 5 – Saturday, November 12
More Information: www.japanweek2011.de
Based on Henry James’ Washington Square, The Heiress is a play about a wealthy young lady who falls in love with the wrong kind of guy. You know the type. Penniless. Penned by playwright duo Ruth and Augustus Goetz in 1947, the play quickly landed on the silver screen. See Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre’s rendition of the timeless story this weekend.
Location: The International Theatre, Hanauer Landstrasse 5-7
Times: Thursday, November 3 – Saturday, November 5, 7:30 pm; Thursday, November 10 – Saturday, November 12, 7:30 pm;
Phone: 069 499 09 80
More Information: www.internationales-theater.de
Is the postmodern era over? If it is, what’s next for contemporary art? That’s what the eight artists from Italy, Great Britain, Georgia, and the US have attempted to convey in this group exhibition, which originally showed at the Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia. See their sculptures and large-scale installations at Thursday’s exhibition opening and get conceptual.
Location: Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44
Times: Thursday, November 3, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11am-7pm; Wednesday, 11am-9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-7pm (Regular Hours); through January 1, 2012
Phone: 069 219 3140
More Information: www.fkv.de
iPilot Flight Simulation Center Opens in Hamburg
Ever dreamed of being an airline pilot? Here’s your chance to navigate the urban canyons of Hong Kong Tai Tak Airport, or fly above the Caribbean Sea and land on St. Maarten without leaving ground. Step into the cockpit at Hamburg’s new iPilot’s Flight Simulation Center and take a virtual trip to one of thousands of destinations.
Location: iPilot Hamburg, Langenhorner Chaussee 139
Phone: 040 22 61 38 16
More Information: www.flyipilot.de
Euro-Scene Leipzig – 21st Festival of contemporary European Theatre
Music and dance plays a major role in this year’s Euro-Scene Leipzig festival. “Sound Disturbance” is the theme of the six-day spectacle, which features acclaimed directors and choreographers from across Europe. Don’t miss Tuesday night’s poetic opening performances, a choreographic concert from Slovenia, and an improvisation performance by artists from Bulgaria.
Times: Tuesday, November 8 – Sunday, November 13
Ticket Hotline: 0341 242 59 11
More Information: www.euro-scene.de
Revered among music makers of all stripes, Ryuichi Sakamoto helped pioneer early electronic music, recorded rock albums, penned classical operas, and scored over 20 films. The Japanese artist’s current passion lies within the edges of sound and noise. See what the maestro can do with two grand pianos Tuesday at Kampnagel.
Location: Kampnagel, Jarrestrasse 20
Times: Tuesday, November 8, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 44 70 000
More Information: www.kampnagel.de