What’s on in Germany: October 18 – 24

What's on in Germany:  October 18 - 24
Photo: 5th European Month of Photography Berlin
This Week's Highlights: Chinese art in Cologne, Jewish culture in Dresden, and a month of photography in Berlin.



English Theatre Berlin – Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

The American playwright/screenwriter/director John Patrick Shanley got famous when his Academy Award-wining film Moonstruck hit theatres back in 1987. Who doesn’t love that film? This week, English Theatre Berlin stages Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, a “heartbreakingly funny” comedy about a brash couple who meet in a Bronx bar.

Price: €10 – 18

Location: English Theatre Berlin, Fidicinstrasse 40

Times: Thursday, October 18 – Saturday, October 20 and Thursday, October 25 – Saturday, October 27, 8pm

Tickets: 030 691 1211 

More Information: www.berlin-buehnen.de

Mr Bunk – Shadow Puppet Comedy

A live trio plays vivacious music as shadow puppets dance in the light. Jeff Achtem caused a sensation across the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada with his whimsical cast of characters and now the talented clown/puppeteer is bringing his show to Berlin. Take your seats at the Chamäleon Theatre in the Hackesche Höfe and watch the eyes light up around you.

Price: €36 – 49

Location: The Chamäleon , Hackeschen Höfen, Rosenthaler Strasse 40/41

Times: Sunday, October 21 and Monday, October 22, 8pm

Tickets: 030 4000 590

More Information: www.chamaeleonberlin.de


European Month of Photography

From Helmut Newton’s sexy “White Women” to recent images of Cairo, ten thousand photographs of fascinating people, places, and things are on show in Berlin this autumn. The European Month of Photography starts Friday and one hundred different museums and galleries in Berlin are taking part. Check the schedule for special tours, talks, workshops, and exhibition openings.

Price: Various

Location: Various; Former Museum The Kennedys
, Pariser Platz 4A (Festival Centre)

Times: Friday, October 19 – Sunday, November 25

More Information: www.mdf-berlin.de



Splendour of the Emperor of China: Art and Life in the Forbidden City

Golden robed emperors, warriors, and concubines. China’s Forbidden City, the historic home of the ruling royal family conjures alluring imagery full of art and beauty. A new exhibition at the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne showcases treasures from 17th and 18th century Chinese courts. Exquisite artworks and artifacts illustrating the taste, lifestyle, and worldview of the Emperors of China during the Ming and Qing Dynasties go on view Saturday.

Price: €10

Location: Museum of East Asian Art Cologne, Universitatsstrasse 100

Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, October 20 – January 20, 2013

Phone: 0221 221 28608

More Information: www.museenkoeln.de



Jewish Music and Theatre Week Dresden

Listen to Sephardic wedding songs Saturday and learn some Jewish dance steps Sunday. Jewish Music and Theatre Week is in full swing in Dresden, and the program of concerts, parties, plays, and film screenings runs until the end of the month. L’Chaim!

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: October 14 – 28

Tickets: 0351 2673 4048

More Information: www.juedische-woche-dresden.de



John Cale

Unless you’re a hardcore fan, you probably only know John Cale from the Velvet Underground. But like his cohort Lou Reed, the guy’s had an extremely successful solo career too. He produced the Stooges’ debut disc, covered Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends,” and has released dozens of records. The BBC called his latest Shifty Adventures in Nooky Wood “a typically mischievous release.” See him live Tuesday in Hamburg.

Price: €38

Location: Kampnagel Hamburg, Jarrestrasse 20

Times: Tuesday, October 23, 8pm

Tickets: 040 413 22 60

More Information: www.kampnagel.de

Hamburg Soul Weekend

Soul singers, soul groovers, soul lovers, get on your dancing shoes! An international set of some of the most respected soul DJs gather in Hamburg this weekend to bust out their collections of rare soul records and spin some super hot soul jams. Sometimes you just gotta give in to the soul. I’m a soul man!

Price: €7.50 – 12

Location: Gruenspan,
 Grosse Freiheit 58; Beta Lounge at Hamburger Botschaft, Sternstrasse 67; MS Hedi, 
Landungsbrücke 10

Times: Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 10pm-6pm (Gruenspan); Saturday, October 20, 2pm-8pm (Beta Lounge); Sunday, October 21, 3-9pm (MS Hedi)

More Information: www.hamburgsoulweekender.de


Pen and Ink Writers Open Mic

Pick a favorite poem, song, or story and head to the Rover Rep Theatre Tuesday night. Local writing group Pen & Ink Writers are hosting an open mic. Go and share your work with other Hamburg writers, or simply listen up and applaud.

Price: Free

Location: Rover Rep Theatre, Paula-Westendorf-Weg 14

Times: Tuesday, October 23, 8pm

More Information: www.terrymcdonagh.blog.com



Long Night of Munich Museums

Witness improvised opera at the Bavarian National Museum, watch the pros draw at the Munich Künstlerhaus, and learn how to make chocolate candies at the Bavarian Arts and Crafts Association. With workshops, concerts, and live performances, the Long Night of Museums is a whole lot more than a late night at a picture gallery. Though there’s plenty of that to be had as well. Over one hundred different venues are participating in this year’s event. Get your ticket and hit the circuit.

Price: €15

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, October 20, 7pm – 2am

More Information: www.muenchner.de


Auer Kirchweih Dult Fair

Gather around the Mariahilf Church in the Au district of Munich this week. Three times a year, amusement park rides and market stalls turn the square into a festival ground bursting with fun activities for all ages. Taste the Bavarian treats, take a turn on the Ferris wheel, and if you need pots, pans, dishes, or any other kitchen supplies, now’s the time to stock up.

Price: Free

Location: Mariahilfplatz

Times: Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 28, 10am-7pm

More Information: www.auerdult.de



St. Catherine’s Market

Steinau an der Strasse is a little town not far from Frankfurt, on the German Fairy Tale Route. For seven centuries the locals have been throwing an autumn festival complete with all the German fun fair trimmings. The weekend events kick off Friday night with a lantern procession down Bruder-Grimm-Strasse (the Brothers Grimm spent their childhood here), followed by a puppet show and live music.

Price: Free

Location: Various points around Steinau an der Strasse

Times: Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21

More Information: www.katharinenmarkt-steinau.de