The London theatre company Cheek By Jowl bring their intense production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Berlin this weekend. Witness the treachery of some of literature’s most devious characters reveal itself in this timeless tale of ambition and witchcraft.
Price: €7.70 – 19.80
Location: Hebbel Am Ufer, HAU1, Hallesches Ufer 32
Times: Thursday, February 25 – Saturday, February 27, 7:30pm
Tickets: 030 259 004 27
More Information: www.hebbel-am-ufer.de
Exhibition Opening – Early Years
If it hasn’t already, Warsaw is about to enter the club of contemporary art capitals. As the city prepares for the construction of its new Museum of Modern Art, set to begin in 2011, the work of seventeen Polish artists goes on display at Berlin’s KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Pop by the opening Saturday night.
Price: Free (Opening); €6 (Regular Admission)
Location: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststrasse 69
Times: Saturday, February 27, 5-10pm (Opening); Tuesday – Sunday, 12-7pm; Thursday, 12-9pm (Regular Hours); through May 2
Phone: 030 243 4590
More Information: www.kw-berlin.de
Closing Party – Tiphaine Shipman – Verliebtheit
The videos of Belize-born, Berlin-based artist Tiphaine Shipman have been running at Woah Gallery all month. Check them out at Saturday night’s closing party. DJs and live performances make this event so much more than your typical finissage.
Location: Woah Gallery, Emserstrasse 130
Times: Saturday, February 27, 7pm-midnight
More Information: www.woahberlin.de
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Belle and Sebastian, Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth, Portishead, Animal Collective, Mogwai, and the list goes on. This riotous documentary compiles footage shot by both musicians and fans to create a multifaceted picture of the alternative UK rock festival. Rock out to scenes shot on everything from Super 8 to Samsung cellular.
Location: Kölner Filmhaus, Maybachstrasse 111
Times: Thursday, February 25, Friday, February 26, 5pm; Sunday, February 28, Monday, March 1, 9:30pm; Wednesday, March 3, 7:30pm
Tickets: 0221 99 20 93 71
More Information: www.koelner-filmhaus.de
Roman Polanski – Director and Actor
A new exhibition detailing the life and work of the legendary Polish director kicks off a series of his cinematic masterpieces at Düsseldorf’s Film Museum, Friday. Watch classics like Rosemary’s Baby and Dance of the Vampires, then browse the display of rare photos, documents, scripts, and costumes.
Price: €3 (Museum); €6.50 (Black Box Cinema)
Location: Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, Schulstrasse 4
Times: Friday, February 26, 6:30pm (Opening); Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm; Wednesday, 11am-9pm; February 27 – May 16
Phone: 0211 899 2232
More Information: www.duesseldorf.de
The Ultimate Phil Collins Show – Dance Into the Light
It’s uncanny how Martin Levac is able to channel the “Sussudio” chart-topper on hits like “In the Air Tonight” and “Easy Lover.” Watch the talented Genesis wannabe romp around the stage Saturday night.
Price: €36 – 48
Location: Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese
Times: Saturday, February 27, 8pm
More Information: www.danceintothelight.ca
The British electro-songstress continues her busy touring schedule in Europe this spring. See her perform tracks from her latest disc Ellipse and other fan favourites like “Speeding Cars” and “Hide and Seek” at Stageclub, Monday.
Location: Stage Club, Stresemannstrasse 163
Times: Monday, March 1, 8pm
Phone: 040 43165 460
More Information: www.stageclub.de
Miss Aerial Pole
Get out the patent leather platforms. It’s pole dancing time. Judged on personal expression, costume, musical interpretation, acrobatics, and dancing skills, satin and lace-clad spinners from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will compete for the title on Sunday. Sign up for one of Saturday’s workshops and take a whirl around the brass pole yourself.
Price: €12 – 26
Location: Imperial Theater, 5 Reeperbahn
Times: Saturday, February 27, 11am-7pm (Workshops); Sunday, February 28, 6pm
Ticket Hotline: 040 313 114
More Information: www.missaerialpole.com
Take a tour of Munich City Museum’s circus exhibition, then create your own three-ring affair. Families with children aged six or older are invited to participate in this creative afternoon led by the Munich Volkshochschule. Fabric and construction paper will be provided, just bring your own scissors, markers, glue, and visions of lion tamers and tightrope walkers.
Price: €9 (Adults); €5 (Children); Plus €1 for materials
Location: Münchner Stadtmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
Times: Sunday, February 28, 2-5pm
Phone: 089 233 22370
More Information: www.stadtmuseum-online.de
Combining blistering drums and raging vocals with the mythological melodies of flutes and violins, bands from across Europe gather in Munich Friday for the ultimate folk metal showdown. Bear witness to epic performances by Finntroll, Eluveitie, Dornenreich, Varg, and Arkona.
Location: Backstage, Friedenheimer Brücke 7
Times: Friday, February 26, 7pm
Ticket Hotline: 0180 5481 8181
More Information: www.backstage089.de
It wasn’t just a decade, it was a lifestyle. The 80s. Fast cars, mullets, and some of the best music ever made. Dance all night to your favourite new wave tracks, and relive a time before Auto-Tune, when the synthesizer was king. The Firm presents Monaco Vice Saturday night at Flashbox.
Location: Flashbox, Thalkirchnerstrasse 10
Times: Saturday, February 27, 9pm
More Information: www.thefirm-munich.de