What’s on in Germany: March 1 – 7

What's on in Germany:  March 1 – 7
Photo: Internationale Musikparade
This Week's Highlights: An art party in Frankfurt, a music parade in Hamburg, and Jewish cinema in Munich.



Photograph 51

British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin’s research in the early 1950s was critical to the discovery of the DNA double helix. But as a woman in a man’s world, she didn’t get the recognition she deserved until much later. Anna Ziegler’s play Photograph 51 offers an interesting view of the male-dominated scientific world of the 1950s. English Theatre Berlin’s production runs through March 10.

Price: €18; €9 on Tuesdays

Location: English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstrasse 40

Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm; through March 10

Tickets: 030 691 12 11

More Information: www.etberlin.de


Dodo (1907-1998) – A Life in Pictures

They danced to the jazz music, they wore dangly earrings and furs, they went out into the heady night air. Fashion illustrator Dodo Burgner captured the essence of 1920s Berlin in her graceful drawings. The Jewish artist contributed frequently to the satirical publication “Ulk” before fleeing to England in the early 1930s. For the first time ever, a retrospective of her work will be shown at the Art Library in Berlin starting Thursday.

Price: Free

Location: Kunstbibliothek, Matthäikirchplatz

Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturay and Sunday, 11am-6pm; through May 28

Tickets: 030 266 42 42 42

More Information: www.smb.museum


Historical Instruments Live – Guided Tour For Adults

From 17th century Flemish harpsichords to Prussian army horns, Berlin’s Museum of Musical Instruments is a trove of delights for lovers of music and history. Journey through the museum’s diverse collection and feast your ears on the sounds of really old instruments. The special tour takes place every Thursday and Saturday.

Price: €2

Location: Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Tiergartenstrasse 1

Times: Thursday, March 1, 6pm and Saturday, March 3, 11am

More Information: www.smb.museum



Carl Strüwe – In the Context of Contemporary Photography

Pollen, plankton, a cross section of a whale bone, the scales of a butterfly’s wing, Carl Strüwe was enamoured with tiny things. The pioneer of microphotography was born in Bliefeld, and 24-years after his death, the Kunsthalle Bliefeld is presenting a retrospective of his work. See his gorgeous microscopic imagery alongside drawings and paintings.

Price: €7

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday, 11am-9pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; through May 13

Location: Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Artur-Ladebeck-Strasse 5

Phone: 0521 329 995 013

More Information: www.kunsthalle-bielefeld.de



Shelby Lynne

Critics called Revelation Road her most personal album yet. The country-pop singer wraps up a tour of Europe this week. See the blond strummer perform in Cologne Thursday before she heads back across the pond.

Price: €30

Times: Thursday, March 1, 8:30pm

Location: Stadtgarten, Venloer-Strasse 40

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570 070

More Information: www.shelbylynne.com



Schirn at Night – The Long Night of Munch

Sip Scandinavian cocktails like “The Prince of Norway” or the “Norwegian Sidecar” while Norwegian electro-pop singer Sandra Kolstad performs live at the Schirn Kunsthalle. Saturday’s installation of the museum’s art party celebrates the Edvard Munch exhibition.

Price: €10

Times: Saturday, March 3, 8pm-Midnight

Location: Schirn Kunsthalle, Römerberg

More Information: www.schirn.de



International Music Parade

A three-hour musical bonanza, the International Music Parade is a large-scale stage show that incorporates army bands, orchestras, and folk musicians from around the world. From the opening ceremony to the grand finale, it’s a bombastic spectacle full of pomp and circumstance. Step in time to Scottish bagpipers, Danish trumpeters, and German drummers this weekend at O2 World. It’s a small world after all.

Price: €29-49

Times: Saturday, March 3, 4pm

Location: O2 World Hamburg, Sylvesterallee 10, 22525

Ticket Hotline: 01803 206 060 (.9/min)

More Information: musikparade



Langwedel Culture Days

It’s culture time in Langwedel. Brazilian guitarist Hilton Gonzales pays some tunes Thursday night at the opening of an exhibition showcasing works by local artists. On Saturday, burgeoning graffiti artists can have their way with a can of paint. And on Wednesday, Lars & Timpe play the blues. Gather at Langwedel’s city hall for the cultural smorgasbord.

Price: Free

Times: Thursday, March 1 – Friday, March 9

Location: ‪Knust, ‪Neuer Kamp 30

Ticket Hotline: 01805 570 070

More Information: www.knusthamburg.de



Turkey/Germany Film Festival

Tayfun Pirselimoğlu is an artist, author, and filmmaker from Turkey. His 2010 film Hair follows the plight of a rather unhappy pair—a wigmaker with cancer and a lonely middle-aged woman. The winner of both Best Turkish Film and Director at the 2011 Istanbul Film Festival screens Sunday night as part of the Turkey/Germany Film Festival in Nuremberg. Check the program for more films with English subtitles.

Price: TBD

Times: Sunday, March 4, 8:15pm

Location: Filmhaus im KunstKulturQuartier, 
Königstrasse 93

Tickets: 0911 231 4000

More Information: www.fftd.net



Willem de Rooij – Untilted

Opposition, contrast, transition, and nuance play major roles in the works of Dutch artist Willem de Rooij. A new exhibition at Munich’s Kunstverein features a select grouping of hand woven tapestries.

Price: Free

Location: Kunstverein München, Galeriestrasse 4

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm; through April 15

Phone: 089 221 152

More Information: www.amerikahaus.de


Jewish Film Days Munich

From a documentary about rapping rabbis to the Coen Brothers’ 2009 feature film A Serious Man, Munich’s Jewish Film Days presents movies about “music, love, friendship and coming of age in a Jewish context.” See cinema from Germany, Canada, Israel, France and the United States starting Sunday.

Price: Various

Times: Sunday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 7

Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5

Tickets: 089 54 81 81 81

More Information: www.juedischekulturmuenchen.de