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What's on in Germany: April 4 - 11

Celeste Sunderland · 5 Apr 2012, 09:33

Published: 05 Apr 2012 09:33 GMT+02:00

BERLIN

Film

The Archers – Films by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

They went by “The Archers” and they were one of the UK's most important filmmaking duos. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were especially prolific in the 1940s and 1950s, churning out a string of big screen hits including Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes. See these and more at Arsenal Cinema in Berlin.

Price: €6.50

Location: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Strasse 2

Times: Select dates through April 23

Tickets: 030 2695 5100

More Information: www.arsenal-berlin.de

Music/Concerts

Georg Friedrich Handel – The Messiah

What better day to witness a performance of Handel's “Messiah” than Easter Sunday? After all the egg-hunting and chocolate eating, relax beneath the grand dome of the Berlin Cathedral and listen to the Berlin Sinfonietta and the Collegium Vocale Berlin choir perform that inspiring opus.

Price: €4 - 25

Location: Berliner Dom, Lustgarten

Times: Sunday, April 8, 8pm

Tickets: 030 834 18 76

More Information: www.berlinerdom.de

Galleries/Museums

Berlin New York

Two artists. Two cities. Jennifer Kotter's photographs of New York join Valentin Rothmaler's graphic Berlin imagery at K80 Galerie for one more week. See two of the world's greatest metropolises from two interesting perspectives.

Price: Free

Location: K80 Galerie, Kollwitzstrasse 80

Times: Tuesday – Friday, 1-8pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through April 14

More Information: www.k80-galerie.de

FRANKFURT

Galleries/Museums

Images of a Movement, Which Shouldn't Be One – Occupy Wall Street New York – Frankfurt

The Iranian-born, New York-based photographer Ashkan Sahihi and the Frankfurt photographer Bernd Kammerer took pictures of the tents, the barricades, the police, and the protesters. If you wanted to be there but couldn't, this is the next best thing.

Price: Free

Location: Art Virus Ltd., Bergesgrundweg 3

Times: By Appointment; through April 15

Phone: 069 6986 6620

More Information: www.artvirus-ltd.com

HAMBURG

Events

International Tattoo Hamburg Convention

Tattoo artists from all over the world gather in Hamburg this weekend to show off their skills at the 13th International Hamburg Tattoo Convention. See what fantastical designs they make with ink on skin. And go ahead and get that little empty spot filled in on your upper arm, lower back, behind your knee, or wherever it is. These guys aren't messing around.

Price: €14 (Day Ticket); €40 (Festival Ticket)

Location: Markthalle Hamburg, Klosterwall 11

Times: Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, Noon-Midnight; Monday, April 9, Noon-8pm

Phone: 040 310 170

More Information: www.endlesspain.com

Children's Events

Sing and Play Afternoon with Klaus Genschel

Klaus Genschel's book Huhn Renate entdeckt die Welt (Renate the Chicken Discovers the World) is full of exciting stories and songs about one curious chicken's adventures. Bring the kids to Thalia Bookstore Saturday when the author and songwriter reads and sings from his book.

Price: Free

Location: Thalia-Buchhandlung, 
Grosse Bleichen 19

Times: Saturday, April 7, 3pm

Phone: 040 485 02 222

More Information: www.thalia.de

HANOVER

Festivals

Hanover Spring Festival

The springtime fun starts Saturday in Hanover. Swirling rides, blinking lights, colors flashing everywhere! Schützenplatz is blooming with sugar-coated candyland excitement for the annual Spring Festival in Hanover. Family days are Wednesdays, and Fridays are for fireworks. Celebrate spring and take a swirl on the Ferris wheel, even if it makes you feel a little sick. You can always get a beer after.

Price: Free

Times: Daily, 2-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm-Midnight; Saturday, April 7, 4pm-Midnight; April 7 – May 1

Location: Schützenplatz

More Information: www.fruehlingsfest-hannover.de

MUNICH

Galleries/Museums

Marcel Duchamp in Munich 1912

“My stay in Munich was the scene of my complete liberation,” said Marcel Duchamp a century ago. Back in 1912, the artist spent three months in the Bavarian capital, painting, perusing, being inspired, and inspiring. In honour of that ground-breaking sojourn, Munich's Lenbachhaus is hosting a grand exhibition featuring a range of works including “Nude Descending a Staircase” on view for the first time ever in Germany.

Price: €8

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-10pm; through July 15

Location: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Luisenstrasse 33

Phone: 089 233 32 000

More Information: www.lenbachhaus.de

True Stories – American Photography from the Modern Art Collection

Street life. Without it a city has no pulse. Munich's Pinakothek der Moderne's “True Stories” exhibition presents an overview of American Photography from the 1960s to the present day. Take a look at works by Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Larry Clark, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston, and others and notice how street styles have changed along with photography techniques.

Story continues below…

Price: €7.50

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-8pm; through September 30

Location: Pinakothek der Moderne,
Barer Strasse 40

Phone: 089 23805 360


More Information: www.pinakothek.de

NUREMBERG

Events

Nuremberg Easter Market

Pretty painted eggs and cute little wood carved bunnies fill the stalls at the Nuremberg Easter Market. Get into the springtime spirit and enjoy the open-air ambience at the Bavarian city's main market square. Lots of regional goodies like clothing, housewares, toys, and gardening products will be on offer. Once you've filled your basket, settle in at the beer garden. A fresh Bavarian brew always tastes better when you can smell the daffodils.

Price: Free

Location: Nürnberger Hauptmarkt

Times: Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7, 9:30am-7pm; Easter Sunday, April 8 and Monday, April 9, 10:30am-7pm; Closed Friday, April 6

More Information: www.nuernberg.de

WEIMAR

Music/Concerts

Reformation and Music – Il Fondamento Performs St. John's Passion

Every year, the German state of Thuringia celebrates one of its most famous former residents—the Baroque maestro Johann Sebastian Bach, with a festival of music. One of the highlights of this year's event is a performance of St. John's Passion by the illustrious Belgian orchestra Il Fondamento. No better time to hear the sacred oratorio than Good Friday. Herr Bach wrote the piece for that very occasion 288-years-ago. Talk about longevity.

Price: €13 - 48

Location: Weimarhalle, UNESCO-Platz 1

Times: Friday, April 6, 5pm

Hotline: 0361 37 420

More Information: www.thueringer-bachwochen.de

Celeste Sunderland (news@thelocal.de)

Today's headlines
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Motshegetsi (l) und Majo. Photo: DPA

A young male lion was shot dead at Leipzig Zoo on Thursday afternoon after he broke out of his enclosure.

EU takes Germany to court for 'discriminatory' foreigner toll
A sign that reads "toll" along the Autobahn by Rostock. Photo: DPA.

The European Commission on Thursday said it is taking Germany to the EU Court of Justice because of the country's plan to impose a road toll that would mainly charge foreign drivers.

After 3-year trial, suspected neo-Nazi terrorist speaks out
Beate Zschäpe. Photo: DPA

Beate Zschäpe, the only living member of an underground neo-Nazi cell accused of murdering ten people, has spoken to the court in Munich after three years of silence.

Green party wants only e-cars on Autobahn by 2030
Photo: DPA.

The environmentalist Green party has an ambitious plan for German cars to be petrol- and diesel-free within the next 15 years.

Commerzbank to make one in five staff redundant by 2020
Photo: DPA

Germany's second largest lender Commerzbank said on Thursday it plans to cut 9,600 jobs by 2020 and withhold dividends to pay for a €1.1 billion restructuring.

Germany's favourite smoker wins battle against eviction
Photo: DPA

How a pensioner with a serious smoking habit won a years-long fight for his right to keep his home - and his favourite pastime.

Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in Cologne
File photo of a Second World War bomb: DPA

Several thousands people were being evacuated from a district of Cologne just north of the old town on Thursday morning, after a Second World War bomb was found in a parking lot.

Kidnapped German journalist and her baby freed in Syria
File photo of a Syrian soldier: SANA/DPA.

A German woman who was kidnapped in Syria last year while she was pregnant has been freed along with her baby, the German Foreign Office said on Wednesday.

Air Berlin to cut 1,200 jobs and halve airline fleet
Photo: DPA.

Struggling Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, announced on Wednesday a major restructuring plan that shrinks its fleet and cuts 1,200 jobs.

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Photo: Thomas Wolf/Wikimedia Commons.

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