Luise – The Life and Legend of the Queen
Dubbed “Miss Prussia 2010,” Queen Luise Augusta Wilhelmina Amelia is being feted with a trio of exhibitions this year. The first one opens Saturday at her former residence, Charlottenburg Palace, where the legendary queen was buried 200 years ago. Get better acquainted with her highness’s life and legacy through a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, and historical documents.
Location: Charlottenburg Palace, Spandauer Damm
Times: Daily, 10am-6pm (closed Tuesdays); March 6 – May 30
Phone: 0331 969 4200
More Information: www.spsg.de
It’s not hard to find good old-fashioned country music in Berlin with The Hunters around. The honky tonk hillbillies bring a nostalgic breath of Appalachian air to the German capital with classic tunes like “If I Were a Carpenter” and “Our Hearts Are Holding Hands” – plus plenty of pedal steel originals. Catch them Friday night at Cafe Hilde.
Location: Cafe Hilde, Metzer Strasse 22
Times: Friday, March 5, 9pm
Phone: 030 4050 4172
More Information: the-hunters.webs.com
Trend Mafia Designer Market
Forty-five independent designers set up shop in Beriln’s Brunnenviertel this weekend. Treat yourself to some sexy Kamaeleon boots, or one of Nikoki’s adorable hand sewn stuffed animals. Who can resist Monkey Charles?
Location: Brunnenviertel, Brunnenstrasse 64
Times: Saturday, March 6, 1-8pm
More Information: www.trendmafia.de
Mälzels Magical Metronom – Bach, Blech, and Blues
Kids ten and up will learn about music and its relationship with time on Sunday when the Cologne Philharmonic presents a program of Ludwig van Beethoven, Allan Botschinsky, and Giovanni Gabrieli. Funny guy actor Erwin Grosche leads the discussion.
Location: Cologne Philharmonic, Bischofsgartenstrasse 1
Times: Sunday, March 7, 3-4:15pm
Phone: 0221 204 080
More Information: www.koelner-philharmonie.de
RhineBuzz NRW-Forum International Night
Every Friday night, the group of English-speaking culture hustlers known as RhineBuzz host a little event at Düsseldorf’s NRW-Form that includes a guided tour, a cash bar, and lots of art talk. This week, get intimate with Robert Mapplethorpe’s sculpted nudes.
Location: NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Ehrenhof 2
Times: Friday, March 5, 8pm-midnight
Phone: 0211 89 266 90
More Information: www.nrw-forum.de
Pat Metheny Solo
The guitar master’s new album Orchestrion is a compositionally complex masterpiece, inspired by his grandparents’ old player piano, which incorporates an assortment of mechanically controlled instruments. See how far the idea of a one-man-band has come Wednesday night when he steps into the spotlight of Frankfurt’s Old Opera House.
Price: €45 – 60
Location: Old Opera House, Opernplatz 1
Times: Wednesday, March 10, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 069 1340 400
More Information: www.patmetheny.com
Uwe Lausen – All’s Fine That Ends Fine
Uwe Lausen was just 29 when he died in 1970. Forty years later, a major exhibition of the German artist’s bold works opens at Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle. See powerful works by one of Europe’s most important 20th century figurative painters.
Location: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg
Times: Tuesday, Friday – Sunday, 10am-7pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-10pm; March 4 – June 13
Phone: 069 2998 820
More Information: www.schirn-kunsthalle.de
Soulful or funky, the lady can belt ’em out with the best of them. The UK diva swaggers onto the stage at Docks Friday, leaving a trail of modern Motown in her wake.
Location: Docks, Spielbudenplatz 19
Times: Friday, March 5, 7pm
More Information: www.jossstone.com
Nancy Tilitz Gallery Jazz Workshops
Housed in Hamburg’s gorgeous Dammtor Train Station, the Nancy Tilitz Gallery becomes a jazz space every Friday night. This week, guitarist Norbert Kujus and bassist Joe Huth play a set among Tilitz’s vivid paintings. Go early to browse the artworks.
Location: Nancy Tilitz Galerie, Dammtor Train Station, Dag-Hammarskjöld-Platz
Times: Friday, March 5, 10pm
Phone: 040 229 9010
More Information: nancy-tilitz.de
Children’s Photography Course – Photography Without a Camera
Got a 10 to 12-year-old with an artistic eye? This workshop makes use of Deichtorhallen’s black and white laboratory to demonstrate the process of making images without a camera. Bring a smock and a drink for the break.
Location: Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Deichtorstrasse 1-2
Times: Saturday, March 6, 11am-5pm
Registration: 040 32103 140
More Information: www.deichtorhallen.de
Literature, Music, Photography, and Wine
BeMe Theatre and the Amerika Haus present an evening of the arts Monday night at the Einstein Culture Center. Be immersed in the literature of Canadian director Layne Coleman, the music Canadian actor Frank Moore and German composer Krister Schuchardt, and the photography of German artist Alexander Krohmer, while sipping fine wines provided by WineDelight.
Location: Einstein Kulturzenturm Einsteinstrasse 42
Times: Monday, March 8, 7:30
Reservations: 089 385 377 66
More Information: www.bemetheatre.com