Days of Jewish Culture
Prenzlauer Berg’s Synagogue Rykestrasse kicks off nine days of events celebrating Jewish culture Saturday night, with a choral concert at 9pm. It’s also the “Long Night of Synagogues,” and five of the city’s Jewish temples, including the beautifully restored New Synagogue on Oranienburger Strasse, invite visitors to have a closer look at their stunning, historic interiors.
Price: Synagoge Rykestrasse, €10-12; Lange Nacht der Synagogen, Free
Location: Synagoge Rykestrasse, Rykestrasse 53
Times: Saturday, September 13, 9pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 44 70 111(14 Ct/min)
More Information: www.juedische-kulturtage.org
Day of Open Monuments
Explore 300-year-old cemeteries, libraries, ice factories, and other interesting places you wouldn’t normally find yourself at, or be allowed to enter, on Sunday, as the entire country gives tours and talks at more than 7,000 monuments, memorials, and other historical sites.
Times: Sunday, September 14, beginning at 10am
Phone: 0228 957 380
More Information: tag-des-offenen-denkmals.de
Maria am Ostbahnhof 10th Anniversary Celebration
On Friday night, Maria am Ostbahnhof turns 10, kicking off a weekend of exuberant revelry. A dozen DJs (T. Raumschmiere, Daniel Meteo, Max Montana…) start heating up the floor an hour before midnight.
Price: Friday €12; Saturday, €15
Location: Maria am Ostbahnhof, Stralauer Platz 34/35
Times: Friday, September 12 & Saturday, September 13, 11pm
Phone: 030 21 23 81 90
More Information: www.clubmaria.de
The brooding Brits have injected their latest album Viva La Vida with a dash of buoyancy. Chris Martin tells an enchanting story backed by his band and a string section. See them play live in Cologne on Friday.
Location: Lanxess Arena (formerly Kölnarena), Willy-Brandt-Platz
Times: Friday, September 12, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 01805 570070(14 Ct/min)
More Info: www.eventim.de
Fun and games in a fairgrounds atmosphere, plus a lively marketplace offering all your folkloric shopping needs. Go celebrate the coming autumn with the rest of the city this weekend. And enjoy the fireworks show Friday, at 10pm.
Location: Frankfurt Fairground on Ratsweg
Times: Monday – Thursday, 2pm-11pm; Friday and Saturday, 2pm-12am; Sunday, 12pm-11pm; September 12 – 22
Phone: 069 21 23 89 90
More Info: www.frankfurt-tourismus.de
Hamburg Festival of Cultures
“Living Together” is this year’s creed, and with over 80 nations represented in a festival of literature, art, movies, and music, the North German city is fostering an atmosphere of multicultural tolerance. Peruvian dancers, Ukranian singers, and Chinese film makers all contribute to this extraordinary celebration.
Location: Allendeplatz and Campus der Universität Hamburg
Times: Friday, September 12 – Sunday, September 14
More Info: www.karneval-kulturen-hamburg.de
Hundreds of oars will ply the cool waters of Hamburg’s Binnenalster Lake this weekend as long, thin boats with dragon heads at their fore race to the finish line. Cheer them on, or simply partake in a little Asian merriment from the sidelines.
Location: Binnenalster Lake
Times: Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14
More Info: www.enter-dragon.de
Classical Chinese Music Concert
Four female musicians from Shanghai perform within the opulent Neoclassical interior of Spiegelsaal im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe this Saturday. Bring the kids! The concert kicks off Hamburg’s two-month long KinderKinder Festival.
Location: Spiegelsaal im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Steintorplatz
Times: Saturday, September 13, 8pm
Phone: 040 88 95 44 26
More Info: www.kinderkinder.de
Ander Art World Culture Festival
The music of Europe, Africa, and Latin America mingle in Munich’s city center this weekend during this festival of world cultures. Go and expand your palate with foods from around the globe, then wash it all down with a good old German brew.
Location: Odeonsplatz in front of the Feldhernhalle
Times: Saturday, September 13, 12pm-8:30pm
More Information: www.munich-touristinfo.de
Bollywood Dance Party
Can you shake it like Aishwarya Rai? Hit the dance floor Friday night at Crown’s Club, when DJ Nawab spins the intoxicating sounds of Bollywood.
Location: Crown’s Club, Maximilianstrasse
Times: Friday, September 12, 10pm
Phone: 089 2351 2066
More Information: bollywoodinmunich.com
One set of photographs depict miniature reproductions of crime scenes, another series showcases the interiors of psychoanalysts’ consultation rooms, and across the way, works by Susan Hiller make use of microscope slides once owned by the Freud family. Science and art go together so nicely. Check out what’s sure to be an interesting opening on Friday night.
Location: Württembergischer Kunstverein, Schlossplatz 2
Times: Friday, September 12, 8pm; through November 9
Phone: 0711 22 33 70
More Information: www.wkv-stuttgart.de