From a serene image of bathing beauties in the 1930s, to a 1964 shot of a snakeskin-clad Veruschka tying up a rhinoceros, this exhibition provides an overview of how fashion photography has developed over the last century. Over 250 works by 65 photographers like Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Man Ray, Lee Miller, and Steven Meisel are on view.
Location: Galerie Camera Work, Kantstrasse 149
Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm; through November 15
Phone: 030 31 00 773
More Information: www.camerawork.de
The Ensemble UnitedBerlin performs works by Lebanese, Slovenian, Jordanien, Israeli, Azerbaijani, and Palestinian composers Saturday night, followed by a set of traditional Arabian music played by Cologne-based Ensemble Sidare.
Location: Haus 13/Pfefferberg, Schönhauser Allee 176
Times: Saturday, September 27, 8pm
Phone: 030 505 93 400
More Information: www.x-tract-production.de
When’s the last time you had a good laugh? The English speaking comedy troupe Laugh Olympics kicks off a season of funny antics and jokes Saturday night. Giggle ’til it hurts.
Location: Kookaburra Comedy Club, Schönhauser Allee 184
Times: Saturday, September 27, 11:30pm
Phone: 0173 649 0106
More Information: www.comedyclub.de
Iraq – The Space Between
Women cloaked in black. Soldiers in desert fatiques. Empty playgrounds, dusty landscapes. Evidence of violence is everywhere, but an eerie aura of calm pervades. “It describes the gap between different peoples and cultures in Iraq,” says Christoph Bangert about his book Iraq – The Space Between. Meet the photographer Friday night at the exhibition opening.
Location: Laif Photo Gallery, Merowingerstrasse 5-7
Times: Opens Friday, September 26, 7:30 pm; Regular hours are daily, 12pm-5pm; through October 5.
Ticket Hotline: 0221 272 260
More Info: www.laif.de
Deborah Colker Dance Company
Incorporating classical ballet, 1950s Broadway, and dynamic symmetrical sequences, the Brazilian choreographer’s magical piece “ROTA” comes to Düsseldorf as part of the Altstadtherbst Kulturfestival. Attend a performance, and witness eight dancers moving together on a massive rotating wheel.
Price: €19 – 36
Location: Theaterzelt, Burgplatz
Times: Wednesday, September 24 – Saturday, September 27, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 0211 617 0617
More Info: www.altstadtherbst.de
Palmengarten Autumn Festival
Carve a pumpkin among an autumn wonderland of sunflowers and gladiolas this Saturday as the Frankfurt Palmengarten hosts its annual Herbstfest. Music, seasonal refreshments, and vendors selling local products add to the spirited atmosphere.
Location: Frankfurt Palmengarten, Siesmayerstrasse 61
Times: Saturday, September 27, 2pm-7:30pm
Phone: 069 2123 6689
More Info: www.palmengarten-frankfurt.de
Barrelhouse Jazz Party
Gustl Mayer’s Jazz Stampede, Frank Muschalle Boogie Trio, Hot Four Creole Jazzband and the infamous Barrelhouse Jazz Band bring their down home American blues to the Frankfurt Opera House Saturday night.
Price: €25 – 43
Location: Alte Oper Frankfurt, Opernplatz 1
Times: Saturday, September 27, 8pm
Phone: 069 1340 400
More Info: www.alteoper.de
Laughing flowers will be blooming all over Frankfurt’s Museum for Modern Art starting Friday when Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami’s celebrated exhibition opens. Three floors feature 130 of the artist’s colourful paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos.
Location: Museum für Moderne Kunst, Domstrasse 10
Times: Opens Friday, September 26, 7pm; Regular hours, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-8pm; Through April 1, 2009
Phone: 069 212 304 47
More Info: mmk-frankfurt.de
These three Swiss damsels belt out catchy love songs like a 1960s soul-pop trio. Check them out Sunday night at Hamburg’s Molotow Club.
Location: Molotow Club, Spielbudenplatz 5
Times: Sunday, September 28, 8pm
Phone: 040 430 1110
More Info: www.molotowclub.com
Hamburg Film Festival
This year’s festival features sections devoted to Portugal and France. Sensational cinematic gems are shown in their original language, with either English or German subtitles. Lots of great flicks for the kids too including “31 Minutes, The Movie,” based on the popular South American TV series, “The Paper Prince,” from Serbia, and “Butterflies” from Sweden.
Price: €3,50 – 8,50
Location: Various Cinemas in Hamburg
Times: Thursday, September 25 – Thursday, October 2
Phone: 040 399 19 000
More Info: www.filmfest-hamburg.de
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World and its Roots in European Art
By showcasing classic scenes from Disney movies like Fantasia and Alice in Wonderland alongside works by German Romantics and French Symbolists such as Henri Rousseau and Heinrich Kley, this exhibition explores Walt’s early avenues of inspiration, and reveals how deeply rooted in European art they were.
Location: Kunsthalle Munich of the Hypo-Foundation for Culture, Theatinerstrasse 8
Times: Daily 10am-8pm; through January 25, 2009
Phone: 089 22 44 12
More Information: www.oktoberfest.de