What’s on in Germany: February 2 – 8

What's on in Germany: February 2 - 8
This Week's Highlights: Burlesque in Hamburg, children's theatre in Nuremberg, and an exhibition in Berlin examines the dark side of technology.



Transmediale 2012 Exhibition – Dark Drives: Uneasy Energies in Technological Times

The glories of technology are infinite. But is there a darkness lurking in the mysterious technological realm? The nine international artists involved in this year’s Transmediale exhibition will have you pondering this conundrum. Check out their high-tech artworks at the House of World Cultures this weekend.

Price: €8

Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

Times: 10am-10pm, through Sunday, February 5

Phone: 030 397 870

More Information: www.hkw.de


Trio Ohrenschmalz

Berlin was a happening place in the 1920s. Go back to the era of Fritz Lang, Bertolt Brecht, and Marlene Dietrich this weekend when Trio Ohrenschmalz takes the stage at Heimathafen Neukölln.

Price: €13

Location: Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Strasse 141

Times: Saturday, February 4, 8pm; Sunday, February 5, 6pm

Phone: 030 56 82 13 33

More Information: www.heimathafen-neukoelln.de

Children’s Concerts

Culture Radio Kinder Concert – We Discover a Symphony

David Afkham is a young star on the rise in the world of conducting. Bring the kids to the Haus der Rundfunks Sunday when he conducts the Germany Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major. Presented by KulturRadio, the concert is especially for music loving kinder.

Price: €10 (Adults); €4 (Children)

Location: Haus der Rundfunks, Masurenallee 8-14

Times: Sunday, February 5, Noon

More Information: www.dso-berlin.de



At 7 On 7: Sanssouci

Twenty-twelve marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick the Great and all of Germany is in a tizzy over Old Fritzy. Salute the Prussian king Tuesday at a concert where works by some of the music-loving monarchs most cherished composers including Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Gottlieb Graun, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach und Johann Joachim Quantz will be performed.

Price: €7-10

Times: Tuesday, February 7, 7pm

Location: Ev. Kreuzkirche Bonn

More Information: www.kreuzkirche-bonn.de



The Dynamics

Dub-reggae-soul with a French accent. The Lyon band’s version of the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” is smooth as butter, but they’re not afraid to pull out the production tricks. See what kind of stage antics they’re stirring up at Stadtgarten Sunday.

Price: €18

Times: Sunday, February 5, 8:30pm

Location: Stadtgarten, Venloer Strasse 40

Phone: 0221 952 9940

More Information: www.stadtgarten.de


Joanna Price – Good Form and Nice Style

Men in suits. Irish artist Joanna Price has a thing for them. See how her studies of male society manifests into monochromatic paintings at the opening of her new exhibition Friday. A performance by the artist Bettina Schroeder involving a white knit dress and some lovable plush teddy bears adds to the excitement.

Price: Free

Times: Friday, February 3, 6-10pm (Opening); Tuesday – Friday, Noon-6pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm; through April 22 (Regular Hours)

Location: Galerie Pamme-Vogelsang, 
Hahnenstrasse 33

Phone: 0221 80 15 87 63

More Information: www.pamme-vogelsang.de



Burlesque Musique Night

Fling off that feather boa and swim around in those champagne bubbles. La Rubinia shakes what her mother gave her, while AKA AKA, Umami, Dirty Honkers, and others set a 1920s burlesque kind of mood Friday night at Uebel & Gefährlich.

Price: €12

Location: Uebel & Gefährlich, Feldstrasse 66

Times: Friday, February 3, Midnight

Phone: 0157 3827 6469

More Information: www.uebelundgefaehrlich.com


Hamburg Harbour Academy Foosball Tournament

Whether you call it “Foosball” or “Kicker,” you’re going to want to get yourself over to FC St. Pauli Saturday for the sporting event of the season – Hinz&Kunst’s big kicker tournament! Watch those wrists flick, those feet fly, and that ball whizz from one side of the table to the other. Kicker enthusiasts of all levels battle it out in the ballroom while the rowdy crowd cheers them on. Don’t miss the action.

Price: €20 to play, €1 to watch

Location: FC St. Pauli, Heiligengeistfeld 1

Times: Saturday, February 4, 11am

More Information: www.hinzundkunzt-kickerturnier.de



The Great Gatsby

It’s the Jazz Age and Tom and Daisy Buchanan are dancing the Charleston. But oh! Look at that mansion across the bay! Tour de Force Theatre Company performs F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fabulous tale of lingering sadness in 1920s America. See it in Lindau Friday before it continues on to points north. “Where do broken hearts go? Can they find their way home?” Whitney said it best.

Price: €9

Times: Friday, February 3, 10:30am

Location: Stadttheater Lindau, Fischergasse 37

More Information: www.kultur-lindau.de



Wendy Williams – The Globalization of Love

The Indian loves the Australian, the Frenchman loves the American, the Spaniard loves the Brit. Oh the romance of globalization. Or is it the globalization of romance? Vienna-based Canadian author Wendy Williams calls it the “The Globalization of Love” and she wrote a book about it. Married herself to an Austrian, Williams interviewed dozens of multicultural couples and wrote about weddings, food, language, children, and more. She takes the mic at the Munich Readery Saturday.

Price: Free

Location: The Munich Readery, Augustenstrasse 104

Times: Saturday, February 4, 7pm

Registration: [email protected]

Phone: 089 121 92 403

More Information: www.readery.de


Children’s Theatre

Panoptikum Children’s Theatre Festival

If you’re a kid in Nuremberg this week you’re in luck. Ten theatre troupes from Bavaria, and 11 from Italy, Belgium, France, and other European states are gathering in the picturesque German town for a festival of children’s theatre. Head to Theater Mummpitz Tuesday for the opening event.

Price: €10.50 (Adults); €8.50 (14-18); €6.50 (Children)

Location: Various

Times: Tuesday, February 7 – Sunday, February 12

More Information: www.festival-panoptikum.de