What's on in Germany: February 16 - 22
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.
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
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.
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.
Times: Saturday, February 18, 1pm
Location: Lomography Gallery Store Cologne, Ehrenstrasse 57
Registration: [email protected]
More Information: www.lomography.de
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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