Nina Hagen and Band
She’s wild, she’s quirky, she’s the queen of German punk, but all Nina Hagen really wants is world peace. She sings about love, human rights, and power to the people on her latest album Volksbeat. See the iconic lady on stage in Berlin Tuesday.
Location: Astra Kulturhaus , Revaler Strasse 99
Times: Tuesday, May 15, 8pm
Ticket Hotline: 030 61 10 13 13
More Information: www.astra-berlin.de
Rebecca Agnes – Planeten
Scientific research combines with literary imagination in a new exhibition of works by the Italian artist Rebecca Agnes. See her videos, embroidered creations, and multimedia pieces, and ponder the relationship between art and the cosmos at the exhibition opening Saturday night.
Location: VBM 20.10, Lübbener Strasse 23
Times: Saturday, May 12, 7pm (Opening); Tuesday – Saturday, 2-6pm; through June 8 (Regular Hours)
Phone: 030 7623 3061
More Information: www.vbm2010.com
Vintage Love Pop-Up Store
Beef up your collection of A-line skirts, secretary blouses, and maxi dresses this weekend. A vast selection of vintage clothing from the 1960s and 1970s will be on offer at Vintage Love, a pop up store in Kreuzberg that runs through Sunday. Psychedelic prints, butterfly collars, and yards and yards of polyester. Gotta love it.
Location: Paul-Lincke-Ufer 42, entrance in back courtyard, second floor
Times: 2-7pm, Wednesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 13
More Information: www.vintage-love.de
New Talents 2012 – Biennale Cologne
Every year, a new crop of young talent emerges from the art schools in and around Cologne and Dusseldorf and thanks to this biannual event they won’t go unnoticed. Go and see some fresh new works by budding artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, and dancers this week.
Price: Various; Many events are free
Location: All exhibition venues are located within a radius of 150 meters around the Cologne Cultural Quarter.
Times: Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 20
More Information: www.newtalents-cologne.de
Fashion Show, Styling, and Cocktails at Mademoiselle Tambour
Monika Tambour is hosing a fun fashion event at her Cologne boutique Mademoiselle Tambour Saturday. Professional stylists offer free makeovers in the “Ponyclub Beauty Lounge,” while the “Cocktail Lounge” features fine drinks and little culinary treats. Get beautified and stay for the afternoon fashion show.
Location: Mademoiselle Tambour, Engelbertstrasse 28
Times: Saturday, May 12, noon; Fashion show starts at 4:30pm
Phone: 0221 998 75751
More Information: www.mlle-tambour.de
Cuba in Film
Frankfurt’s festival of Cuban film opens Thursday with Havana Station. Ian Padron’s award-winning feature film is about the son of a wealthy jazz musician who gets lost at a May Day parade. Meet the director after the screening, and get pumped for 12 days of Cuban cinema.
Location: Filmforum Höchst , Emmerich-Josef-Strasse 46a
Times: Thursday, May 10, 7pm (Havana Station); Festival runs through May 20
Reservations: 069 2124 5714
More Information: www.cubafilm.de
History of Culture in Advertising
“Making History” is an exhibition at the MMK in Frankfurt that features artists who created works based on public imagery. One of the artists, the New York conceptual photographer Hank Willis Thomas talks Friday about how history has affected our current experiences with regard to race, class, and gender, and what effect popular culture has on all this. You want to talk about it don’t you? Join the discussion. It’s in English.
Location: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Domstrasse 10
Times: Friday, May 11, 7pm
Phone: 069 2123 0447
More Information: www.mmk-frankfurt.de
Hamburg Harbour Birthday Celebration
Every year Hamburg throws a big bash for the birthday of its magnificent harbour. Starting Friday, majestic windjammers and historic river boats will parade gallantly across the waters while the music of this year’s partner country India fills the air. Taste some dosas and samosas and feel the sea spray splashing in your face as you tour Germany’s greatest port.
Location: Hamburg Harbour
Times: Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13
More Information: www.hamburg.de
Soundscapes – Cosmic Sound World
A pair of multi-instrumentalists creates a cosmic universe at the planetarium Sunday. Gaze up at distant galaxies as a melange of jazz, folk, ambient, and new music fills the air. Christian Bollmann and Stefan Heidtmann’s “soundscape” will take you on a sensory trip through the universe.
Location: Planetarium Hamburg, Hindenburgstrasse 1b
Times: Sunday, May 13, 8pm
Phone: 040 4288 6520
More Information: www.planetarium-hamburg.de
Split – A Divided America
Not only did director Kelly Nyks interview experts like the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Noam Chomsky, conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, and Al Franken for his movie Split – A Divided America, he took a cross-country journey and talked to all sorts of regular folk to get a better understanding about why US politics are so divided. See the results of his research when the documentary screens Monday at Amerika Haus.
Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3
Times: Monday, May 14, 7pm
Phone: 089 55 25 370
More Information: www.amerikahaus.de
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller — Works from the Goetz Collection
This Canadian art couple merges sound with stylized settings to create intriguing works that ruffle the senses. Eight of their pieces, on loan from a private collection, are currently set up at Munich’s Haus der Kunst. Step into a 1940s movie theatre, stroll around “The Killing Machine,” and fall into step with a winter hiker. Cardiff and Miller’s installations might make you feel a little uncomfortable but hey it’s good for the brain.
Location: Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1
Times: Monday – Sunday, 10am-8pm, Thursday, 10am-10pm; through July 8
Phone: 089 21127 113
More Information: www.hausderkunst.de