George Crumb Portrait
American composer George Crumb turns 80 this year. Celebrate with a performance of the complete “Makrokosmos Cycle,” a four-part composition for piano and percussion inspired by the zodiac.
Location: Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstrasse 33
Times: Tuesday, March 24, 7:30pm
Tickets: 030 254 89 100
More Information: www.berlinerfestspiele.de
The Master of Flémalle and Rogier van der Weyden
Revered as two pioneers of early Netherlandish painting, the Master of Flémalle and Rogier van der Weyden utilised the technologies of the fifteenth century to create realistic images of people and places. A new exhibition at Berlin’s Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz includes paintings of hovering Renaissance angels and virginal Dutch maidens among its trove of masterful gems.
Location: Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Matthäikirchplatz
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-7pm; Thursday, 10am-10pm
Phone: 030 266 42 4242
More Information: www.smb.museum
Harald Hauswald: Turned – Before and After the Fall of the Wall
Landmarks of a city. People in motion. Changes of exceptional magnitude. Photographer Harald Hauswald captured images of East Berlin both before and after the fall of the wall. Gaze at some of the most iconic moments of the twentieth century in this new exhibition at the Hohenschönhausen Memorial.
Location: Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, Genslerstrasse 6
Times: Daily, 9am-6pm; through May 31
Phone: 030 9860 8230
More Information: www.stiftung-hsh.de
Michael Bracewell and Devine & Griffiths – Reading and Concert
British author Michael Bracewell reads from his book Re-make⁄Re-model, which examines the phenomena of a band called Roxy Music, while Devine & Griffiths play their dreamy blend of folk-pop. While you’re there, check out posters and album covers from the Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule in the exhibition “Après Crépuscule – Na Schemering – After Twilight – Nach Dämmerung.”
Location: Kölnischer Kunstverein, Die Brücke, Hahnenstrasse 6
Times: Friday, March 20, 8:30pm
Phone: 0211 217 021
More Information: www.koelnischerkunstverein.de
One of opera’s fastest rising stars graces the stage in Frankfurt Wednesday. The New Philharmonic Westfallen joins Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca in what will surely be a rousing performance of Rossini, Bellini, Bizet, and more.
Location: Alte Oper Frankfurt, Opernplatz 1
Times: Wednesday, March 25, 8pm
Tickets: 069 1340 400
More Info: www.alteoper.de
Barbie Fiftieth Anniversary Play Day
Barbie celebrates fifty years of existence this year, and as part of the celebration, Karstadt is hosting a Barbie play day for kids this Saturday. While the wee ones are searching for tiny sling-backs, Malibu bikinis, and fairy tale wedding dresses, have a look at collector Bettina Dorfmann’s dolls. One hundred and fifty of them are on display until Tuesday. And don’t forget to pick up an Angela Merkel Barbie if you haven’t already.
Location: Karstadt, Mönckebergstrasse, Lange Mühren 14
Times: Saturday, March 21, 9:30am-6pm
Tickets: 01805 11 44 14 (14 cents/minute)
More Info: www.mattel.de
The Presidents of the United States of America
Bounce along to the alt-rock leaders’ cheeky lyrics Monday night when they bring their bag of punchy tunes to Hamburg’s Knust.
Location: Knust, Neuer Kamp 30
Times: Monday, March 23, 9pm
More Info: www.presidentsrock.com
Ito Jakuchu – Jade Flowers in Mysterious Gardens Japanese woodcuts
White birds, plants, and insects appear against a black background in the stunning woodcuts of Ito Jakuchu. The eccentric Japanese artist created a book titled Jade Flowers in Mysterious Gardens in 1768. Fifty-five prints from that volume comprise this enchanting new exhibition at Hamburg’s Museum for Art and Trade.
Location: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Steintorplatz
Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 11am-9pm; through June 28
Phone: 040 428 134 2732
More Info: www.mkg-hamburg.de
Festival Jazz Lines 2009
An evening of exquisite improvisation is set to transpire Sunday night as pianist Joachim Kühn, drummer Daniel Humair, and saxophonist Tony Malaby take the stage, preceded by the clarinet/cello duo of Michel Portal and Vincent Courtois.
Location: Amerikahaus, Karolinenplatz 3
Times: Sunday, March 22, 8:30pm
Phone: 089 2185 1940
More Info: www.bayerischesstaatsschauspiel.de
Turkish Film Festival
This year mark’s the 20th anniversary of the annual festival of Turkish film in Munich, Türkische Filmtage. Over twenty films will be shown including dramas, comedies, documentaries, and even the 1964 black and white classic Susuz Yaz. Many are shown in their original Turkish version with English subtitles.
Location: Gasteig, Rosenheimer Strasse 5
Times: March 21 – 29
Phone: 089 480 980
More Info: www.sinematuerk-muenchen.de
Lange Nacht der Museen
Nearly ninety of Stuttgart’s museums and galleries open their doors for this year’s Long Night of Museums. Several shuttle bus routes link nearby locations, with two programs designed especially for kids. Art merges with partying for one long night of cultural fun.
Times: Saturday, March 21, 7pm-2am
Tickets: 0711 601 54 44
More Info: www.lange-nacht.de