What’s on in Germany: February 25-March 3

What's on in Germany: February 25-March 3
A woman competes in the 2008 Miss Pole Dance competition. Photo: DPA
This Week's Highlights: Macbeth in Berlin, pole dancing in Hamburg, and a folk metal festival comes to Munich.




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.

Price: Free

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.

Price: €6.50

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


Music Concerts

Imogen Heap

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.

Price: €27.65

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


Children’s Workshops

Circus-Making Workshop

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


Paganfest 2010

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.

Price: €32

Location: Backstage, Friedenheimer Brücke 7

Times: Friday, February 26, 7pm

Ticket Hotline: 0180 5481 8181

More Information: www.backstage089.de


Monaco Vice

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.

Price: €5

Location: Flashbox, Thalkirchnerstrasse 10

Times: Saturday, February 27, 9pm

More Information: www.thefirm-munich.de

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