Got a Harajuku girl getup? Wear it this weekend, when Berlin’s Postbahnhof becomes a Japanese cultural fiesta, and get 3 euros off the price of admission. Taiko drummers and Kabuki actors perform while you learn the arts of origami and ikebana. Don’t miss the sake tasting.
Price: €13, One-Day Ticket; €23, Two-Day Ticket; €33, Weekend Ticket; Kids under 12, free.
Location: Postbahnhof, Strasse der Pariser Kommune 8
Times: Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, 12pm-10pm; Sunday, November 16, 10am-8pm
More Information: www.japanfestival.de
Fairy Tale Festival
Stories of princes and goblins come alive on Berlin stages all week long as actors and storytellers recount the fairy tales of Switzerland. Find out about a magic doll’s adventures through the forest Friday morning, then hear all about the giant with the strawberry jam on Saturday.
Times: November 6 – 23
More Information: www.maerchenland-ev.de
Slayer, Trivium and Mastadon
The “Unholy Aliance Tour, Chapter III” continues in Berlin Wednesday night. Get your tickets now for the most epic night of the year.
Location: Columbiahalle, Columbiadamm 13-21
Times: Wednesday, November 19, 7pm
Ticket Hotline: 0180 5570 070 (0,14 cents per minute)
More Information: www.slayer.net
The rappers’ collabo with Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump didn’t make it onto the album because it didn’t fit in with its political tone. Maybe you’ll hear it Wednesday night when the Roots hits up Cologne. If not, no worries, the Philly boys know how to put on a show.
Location: E-Werk Köln, Schanzenstrasse 37
Times: Wednesday, November 19
More Info: www.koeln.de
Walking In Many Different Directions
See the ways in which art, fashion, and design intersect, with works like Matali Crasset’s “belt chairs,” Thea Gvetadze’s collage-like paintings, and Michael Hofstetter’s architectural sculptures in this exhibition.
Location: KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Mannesmannufer 1b
Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm; through January 4, 2009.
Phone: 0211 892 0769
More Info: www.kunst-im-tunnel.de
Travel to distant lands this weekend via the portal of the Hessischer Rundfunk Broadcast Studio. Adventure photographers (like Andreas Pröve) show you images from amazing places (like India) with slideshows and talks.
Price: €10-12; €7 for kids under 16
Location: HR Sendesaal, Bertramstrasse 8
Times: Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16
Phone: 069 7 77 23
More Info: www.weitsicht-festival.de
In 1948, for his first solo exhibition in Paris, the Belgian artist created a collection paintings, distinctly different from the rest of his work. They caused an outrage. Go see what all the fuss was about, the works hang at Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle through the end of the year.
Location: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Romerberg
Times: Tuesday, Friday – Sunday, 10am-7pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-10pm; through January 4, 2009
Phone: 069 29 98 820
More Info: www.schirn-kunsthalle.de
A Woman of No Importance
Get your annual dose of British culture this weekend when the Hamburg Players stage Oscar Wilde’s classic play. Those Victorian ideals are so timeless, you very well may learn a thing or two.
Price: €10 – 15
Location: Theater an der Marschnerstrasse, Marschnerstrasse 46
Times: Thursday, November 13 – Saturday, November 15, 7:30pm
Phone: 040 713 13 99
More Info: www.hamburgplayers.de
Book Fair and Story Hour
The little ones sing songs and hear stories in English while you shop for used English books. Proceeds benefit a charity for local girls.
Location: Alt-Katholische Kirche, Blumenstrasse 36
Times: Saturday, November 15, 12pm-4pm; Children’s story hour starts at 3pm
More Information: www.thebookshelf.de
Jewish Culture Days
Saturday, the Basel-based Klezmer group Kolsimcha kicks off two weeks of festivities that celebrate Jewish culture in Munich. Concerts, film screenings, and discussions occur most every night, so check the schedule!
Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5, and Instituto Cervantes, Alfons-Goppel-Strasse 7
Times: Saturday, November 15 – Tuesday, November 25
More Information: www.juedischekulturmuenchen.de
Horst P. Horst
The work of one of Germany’s most celebrated photographers, including black and white nudes, hand shots, foot shots, fashion shots, and still lifes are not only on view in Munich this fall, they’re for sale. So if you’ve got the budget, go and get yourself one of these iconic images to hang above your mantelpiece.
Location: Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Brienner Strasse 7
Times: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; through January 24, 2009
Phone: 089 22 66 72
More Information: www.bernheimer.com