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What's on in Germany: January 5 - 11

Celeste Sunderland · 5 Jan 2012, 11:46

Published: 05 Jan 2012 11:46 GMT+01:00

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Unknown Pleasures #4 - American Independent Film Festival

Under the radar gems screen this week at Babylon Cinema as part of the Unknown Pleasures festival of independent American film. Comedies and crime stories comprise a program that includes a trio of recent films by Martin Scorsese and a restoration of Nicholas Ray's experimental masterpiece We Can't Go Home Again.

Price: €6.50

Location: Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30

Times: January 1 - 15

Phone: 030 24 25 969

More Information: www.babylonberlin.de


The Ruins of Detroit

For lovers of opulent abandon, few metropoles are as fascinating as Detroit. Paris photographers Romain Meffre and Yves Marchand captured the city's extraordinary eeriness in a set of large format photos, which hang at Kuehlhaus Berlin until Tuesday.

Price: Free

Location: Kühlhaus Berlin - Seven Floors of Art, Luckenwalderstrasse 3

Times: Tuesday - Saturday, from 6pm; through January 10

Phone: 030 21 00 56 05

More Information: www.kuehlhaus-berlin.de


Tanztage Berlin

Innovative young choreographers present new works this week in Berlin at Tanztage. The 21st edition of this esteemed festival of contemporary dance features an invigorating mix of movers and shakers in the indie dance scene. See works by An Kaler and Maria Francesca Scaroni opening night at Sophiensaele.

Price: Various

Location: Sophiensaele, Sophienstrasse 18

Times: Thursday, January 5 - Sunday, January 15

Tickets: 030 283 52 66

More Information: www.sophiensaele.com



Chinese New Year Spring Festival Gala Evening

2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Cologne and Beijing becoming sister cities. In celebration, a program of fun and educational events is taking place in Cologne all year long. This Wednesday hop on board the MS Rheinenergie for a cruise around Cologne's old town. Onboard entertainment includes Chinese music, dance, and acrobatics.

Price: €25

Times: Wednesday, January 11, 8pm

Location: MS Rheinenergie, Frankenwerft, Landebrücke 1

More Information: www.chinajahr-koeln.de


Judith Joy Ross - Photographs Since 1982

Humans. A rare and wonderful breed. Judith Joy Ross thinks so. Her portraits of everyday people taken at the park, the supermarket, or on neighborhood streets offer some insight into the vast spectrum of human beings, emotions and all. View a selection of the American photographers' works at The Photographic Collection in Cologne.

Price: €4.50; Free on Mondays

Location: Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Mediapark 7

Times: Thursday - Tuesday, 2-7pm; through February 5

Phone: 0221 88895 300

More Information: www.photographie-sk-kultur.de



Sound Garden Acoustic Festival

Unwind and unplug Saturday when seven bands play acoustic sets at the Frankfurt club Orange Peel. "Acoustic music is a wonderful alternative to loud party music," said organizer Christian Hansel in an interview for Joefrog.de. Would you agree? If the answer is affirmative, rock out to Lucid, Jank Kovik Band, and other amp-less music makers Saturday.

Price: €10

Times: Saturday, January 7, 8pm

Location: Orange Peel, Kaiserstrasse 39

More Information: www.orange-peel.de



Alexander McQueen - Inspirations

Alexander McQueen left the fashion world a bit shooken up when he took his own life just over a year ago. Hamburg's MKG pays tribute to the visionary British designer in the new exhibition "Alexander McQueen - Inspirations." On view are stunning creations from his last collection for Givenchy, where he was head designer from 1996 - 2001. Ooh and ah all afternoon.

Price: €8

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm, Thursday, 11am-9pm; through May 6

Location: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Steintorplatz

Phone: 040 428 134 880

More Information: mkg-hamburg.de


Angela Winkler

Fans of German cinema may recognize the name Angela Winkler. The acclaimed actress of theatre and film added “vocalist” to her resume last summer when she released her debut album Ich liebe Dich, kann ich nicht sagen at the age of 67. See the leading lady sing songs about love and life Monday in Hamburg.

Price: €16.80 - 31

Times: Monday, January 9, 8pm

Location: St. Pauli Theater, Spielbudenplatz, 29/30

Phone: 040 4711 0666

More Information: www.st-pauli-theater.de



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Munich Airport Bus Tour at Night

You've seen the arrivals hall, spent some time at the check-in counter, maybe sipped an espresso while you settled in at your gate. The airport is an exciting place, but you haven't seen the half of it. Hop on a special nighttime bus tour this weekend at Munich Airport and get an insider's view of the runways, landing strips, cargo halls, maintenance hangars, fuel depots, and even the airport fire station.

Price: €9 (adults), € 4 (children)

Location: Munich Airport

Times: Daily, 4pm, 4;30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm; through Sunday, January 8

Reservations: 089 975 4 13 33

More Information: www.munich-airport.de


Buster Keaton Series

One of Hollywood's biggest guns, Buster Keaton starred in and directed some of the most influential comedic films in the history of the movies. The Munich Film Museum's Buster Keaton series starts Friday with four of The Great Stone Face's early shorts. Take this rare opportunity to get to know the work of an American legend.

Price: €4

Location: Munich Film Museum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1

Times: Friday, January 6 – Saturday, February 25

Phone: 089 233 22348

More Information: www.stadtmuseum-online.de


Original USA Gospel Singers & Band

Get up out of your chair and clap those hands. The Original USA Gospel Singer and Band perform genre classics like “Go Tell it to the Mountain” and “Go Down Moses” Sunday night in Munich.

Price: €26-39.50

Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5

Times: Sunday, January 8, 8pm

Tickets: 0180 5481 8181 (.14/min)

More Information: www.gasteig.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

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