What's on in Germany: February 16 - 22

Celeste Sunderland
Celeste Sunderland - [email protected] • 16 Feb, 2012 Updated Thu 16 Feb 2012 10:15 CEST
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This Week's Highlights: Lomography films in Cologne, Woody Guthrie in Berlin, and Carnival events all around the country.



Exhibition Opening: You Killed Me First – The Cinema of Transgression

In the 1980s, junkies and hookers lurked around on the streets of New York's Lower East Side creating an atmosphere rife with sex, drugs, and crime. Filmmakers living among these dregs of society fed their creativity on this dissolute scene and formed a movement called “The Cinema of Transgression.” See their “analyses of life in the Lower East Side defined by criminality, brutality, drugs, AIDS, sex, and excess” at KW starting Saturday.

Price: €6

Location: KW Institute for Contemporary Art,
 Auguststrasse 69

Times: Saturday, February 18, 5-10pm (Opening); Tuesday – Sunday, noon-7pm, Thursday, noon-9pm; through April 9 (Regular Hours)

More Information: www.kw-berlin.de

Fashion Talks

Jeans: skinny, boot-cut, stone-washed, faded. Skirt: mini, maxi, pleated, pencil. The options are endless when it comes to fashion. But at any given moment, in some sub-culture or another in urban areas around the world, only one look is the “right” one. An exhibition ending soon at The Museum for Communication in Berlin presents a range of fashion trends from throughout the ages.

Price: €3

Location: The Museum for Communication Berlin, Leipziger Strasse 16

Times: Tuesday 9am-8pm, Wednesday – Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm; through February 26

More Information: www.fashiontalks.de


Woody Guthrie 100 – Festival of Music and Politics

Woody Guthrie was born 100 years ago. Celebrate at WABE Sunday when a Festival of Music and Politics presents an exhibition, film, and talk about the great American folk singer, then head to Kesselhaus at the Kulturbrauerei for a tribute concert.

Price: €30 (concert); Other events free

Location: WABE, Danziger Strasse 101; Kesselhaus, Schönhauser Allee 36

Times: Sunday, February 26, 11am (exhibition opening), noon (talk), 1:30pm (film), 7:30pm (concert)

More Information: www.woody100.de



LomoKino Mini Films

Give your digital camera a break this weekend and see what you can do with a Lomo. The Lomokino is a nifty 35mm analogue movie camera that you can try out Saturday at the Lomo store in Cologne. Register for the workshop and you'll be on your way to creating a “great little story” in 30 seconds.

Price: €10

Times: Saturday, February 18, 1pm

Location: Lomography Gallery Store Cologne, 
Ehrenstrasse 57

Registration: [email protected]

More Information: www.lomography.de



Carnival Parade

Marching bands and bands of clowns will be processing through Frankfurt Sunday for the annual Carnival Parade. Don your own festive attire and whoop and whirl as the spectacle makes its way around the city centre.

Price: Free

Times: Sunday, February 19, 1:01pm

Starting Point: Rotfeder-ring

More Information: www.frankfurt.de

ART2gether – Open Studio Evening

The painters at Atelier-UnikART churn out affordable canvases that add a bit of pizzazz to spaces like the white wall above your couch. Once a month the studio hosts a little cultural gathering with wine and discussion. The theme of this month's friendly rendez-vous is “Criminal Evening: Murder and Homicide in the Gallery.” Make some new friends, practice your German, and watch your back.

Price: Free

Times: Friday, February 18, 7-10pm

Location: Atelier-UnikART, Würzburger Strasse 10

Phone: 069 260 295 41

More Information: www.atelier-unikart.de



Ü30 Carnival Party

Did you hear? 30 is the new 21! Put on your most fabulous Carnival costume and head over to Grosse Freiheit 36 Friday night. Feathers, check. sequins, check. Glitter, check. Raise a glass of bubbly and pretend you're in Rio. It's party time!

Price: €6, Free for those in costume

Times: Friday, February 17, 2pm

Location: ‪Grosse Freiheit 36, ‪Grosse Freiheit 36

Phone: 040 31 777 810

More Information: www.grossefreiheit36.de


Hamburg Symphony Orchestra with Deborah Voigt and Jeffrey Tate

They called her a “badass” when she sang Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Now superstar soprano Deborah Voigt joins the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra in selections from the Wagner opus as well as Stravinsky's “Apollon Musagète.” Jeffrey Tate conducts.

Price: €8-42

Times: Saturday, February 18, 7pm

Location: Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Johannes-Brahms-Platz

More Information: www.hamburgersymphoniker.de




From “The Dance of the Market Women” to the burial of the puppet, the finale of Carnival season in Munich is full of fantastic moments. Join the throngs of revelers on Marienplatz Sunday through Tuesday for drinking and dancing and living it up before Lent's imminent arrival.

Price: Free

Location: Marienplatz

Times: Sunday, February 19 – Tuesday, February 21

More Information: www.muenchen.de

Ruby Bar Pop-Up Bar

The bars that are only temporary, thrown up in in-between spaces while logistics are being sorted out for whatever the more permanent establishment is going to be, are always the best bars to be at. Such is the case for Ruby Bar, a temporary bar that's been popping up here and there in Munich since 2006. This time around it's in an old restaurant-turning-housing development. Grab a pint while you can.

Price: Free

Location: Ruby Bar, The Jockey Club, Frauenhoferstrasse 43 at the corner of Baderstrasse

Times: Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 9pm-4am

More Information: marvinandvalentino.blogspot.com


Much Ado About Nothing

Keep the Valentine's Day romance alive by taking in a play this week. The American Drama Group and TNT Theatre Britain present Shakespeare's comic masterpiece “Much Ado About Nothing” Friday in Munich before setting off for Darmstadt, Siegen, Minden, and Göttingen later in the week. Catch up with Beatrice and Benedick during the month of whispered sweet nothings and half-eaten chocolate hearts.

Price: €23.60

Times: Thursday, February 16, 7:30pm; Friday, February 17, 7:30pm

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Tickets: 089 54818181 (.14/min)

More Information: www.adg-europe.com



Celeste Sunderland 2012/02/16 10:15

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