Archive for February, 2010

100° BERLIN – THE 7TH LONG WEEKEND OF FREE THEATRE: 4-7 March

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Berlin 2010

Berlin

The 7th edition of “100° Berlin” will be celebrated for four days:

More than 120 free Berlin-based theatre and performance groups show their plays, (lecture) performances or installations in an hourly rhythm, making the public sweat, as a minimum of three performances can be attended simultaneously!

The inauguration evening will present, among others, a  Error” Mittelhammer Langenbein will not only thematise the all-determining fate, but also the mysteries of Berlin’s underground. Many other productions will add to this topic, for example the musical stage version of “Paul und Paula – eine Legende” by theaterkosmos 53. And with dolls at hand Das Helmi won’t be far away – it will be showing “Am Kotti – Vier Fäuste für einen Turnschuh”, developed in collaboration with the Niederlausitz Elementary School.

With “Der Indiensimulator” the Flinntheater serves a Masala made up with theatre, performance and inter-cultural training, while Tanja Knauf, Stella Maxeiner and their guest Robin Arthur from Forced Entertainment ask the question whether they would prefer to be “Blind oder taub” (“Blind or deaf”). The performers from skart reflect on the micro- macro cosmos “love” and add up a collage of self-composed songs, lyrics and costumes to become the multimedia performance “Galactic Gigolo”. Along with two musicians the author Darja Stocker drives “Gedankenslalom zum Widerstand”, and in “Aufstellen” Riebort/Merten examine the artistic-cathartic potential of Hamlet’s pedigree.

Wolfram Sander et al. embark on a journey to their own roots: In the anti-revue “Wenn ich einmal groß bin… oder wie wir wurden was wir sind” they examine the dreams and imaginations that children have about their own future. On the other hand Peng Palast!, whose production “HamletMASSIV” is about three unemployed brothers, ask very contemporary questions, and subsequently half of their texts will be improvised on the basis of daily news.

Naturally this year will also have a conversation every evening with two renowned midnight speakers, offering the possibility to relax a bit after so much input: On Thursday the Maiden Monsters from Berlin, Tokyo and Rapid City/South Dakota will open the party marathon of this year’s Festival according to the motto: “Don’t fall in love with the guitarist – FUCK the guitarist!”. Those who are used to taking a Sunday stroll at the flea market are already familiar with Joe Hatchiban, the bearpit karaoke-star from Mauerpark. Now also at HAU will he provide for his incomparably good mood and hand over the microphone to people who love to sing – don’t be shy!

Presented by zitty

04 until 07 March 2010 / HAU 1 / HAU 2 / HAU 3
04.03.: 19.00 pm
05.03.: 18:00 pm
06. and 7.03.: 16 pm

Program klick HERE!

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(Text: Hebbel-am-ufer.de)


It´s gonna be a great week in Berlin….

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

 

Free Meal at EastSeven

Free Meal at EastSeven

….EastSeven´s top 10 of events in Berlin from 22.2-28.2

If you are staying in Berlin this week you are surely interested in some insider tipps on parties and other cool events in Berlin. We have listed some of the best events for this week in our special top 10 of events. ENjoy your time in Berlin!!!

Our special Top 10:
1)What to do on a monday evening? Don´t think twice…. stay at the hostel for a great vegetarian dinner party at the hostel kitchen. Our cook Florian will cook you something delicious and you can meet up with other travelers . After that go for instance to Dr. Pong to play a game of pingpong with the crowd! After that go to one of the many clubs at the kulturbrauerei, it´s gonna be GREAT!

Tuesday
2)Go to the famous rock´n´roll club White Trash Fast Food @ schönhauser allee

live: THE FOVES (60s/Rock – FR) at the Restaurant
DJ Blowup (Garage/Punk – DE)

3)LIVE JAZZ @ ZOSCH BAR

Every wednesday and thursday night live jazz music @ Zosch Bar

you will find Zosch in Tucholskystraße 30, 10117 Berlin

S-Bahn and Tram station Oranienburger Straße or
20mins walk from East Seven
thursday
4)HAUS MUSIK AUS GENF MIT BORN BJORG

@ Bergstübl/ Invalidenstr. 151, 10115 Berlin

It has been now three years since Born Bjorg works the crowd on the turntables around Switzerland and beyond. Holding a residency at Geneva’s famous Le Zoo (Usine) since early 2008, the young and talented duo has already shared the bill with artists such as Lee Curtiss, Seth Troxler, Christian Burkhardt, Nick Curly or Crowdpleaser (among others) in notorious clubs in Switzerland (Weetamix, La Ruche) and abroad (Social Club, Paris).

Their music witnesses a strong addiction to the groove and a reverent love for new and old school underground dance music, blending jackin’ house and techno as well as soul or funk altogether.
friday
5)A must do: LOVELITE Club
Minimal Synth 80s Wave Flexipop Party

DJs
Ron (Duncker, Kato)
DJ Tempel (Tempel Records, Factory MD)
DJ Second Planet
DJ Graepi

www.myspace.com/verschwende-deine-jugend

6)A-TRANE

Late Night Jam Session

Bleibtreustr. 1, 10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg)

Saturday
7)KARRERA KLUB PARTY @ LIDO

Indie-Pop-Disko
Live: THE DRUMS (USA)
VVK 5.- €* AK 6.- € *zzgl. Vvkgeb

U-Bhf Schlesisches Tor
8.) LO JAM @ Kookaburra Comedy Club

Laugh Olympis Improv show in a nearby Comedy Club
IN ENGLISH!!! Entrance only 3 EURO!
(2 mins walk from the hostel)
sunday
9)SUNDAY FLEAMARKETDAY

FLEAMARKET Mauerpark
Sunday is fleamarket day. Close to the hostel (500 m)you find the Arkonaplatz Fleamarket and the famous Mauerpark fleamarket. You don´t want to buy something – no problem you first of all go there to see all kind of urban subjects with hangover and even sober ones. Berliners go there – you should as well.

10)BERLINER UNTERWELTEN / BUNCKER TOUR GESUNDBRUNNEN
Dark Worlds – A Tour Through a Bunker from WW II

Tickets/info : U-Bhf. Gesundbrunnen

Have a great time in Berlin!! See you @ EastSeven Berlin


EastSeven Hostel Berlin- Best Hostel in Germany-2009

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

 

EastSeven

EastSeven

EastSeven- Zu Deutschlands Bestem gewählt

Das Internetportal “Hostelworld” ernennt jährlich die besten Hostels weltweit. Die Abstimmung erfolgt dazu mittels Kundenbewertungen im Internet.

Weltweit gaben über 1 Million Teilnehmer ihre Stimme in 2009 für eine der über 23.000 zur Wahl gestellten und auf Hostelworld.com registrierten Unterkünfte ab und bestimmten dadurch die Sieger der “Hoscars”.

Das EastSeven Berlin Hostel konnte schon in den Jahren 2005 bis 2008 Preise von Hostelworld entgegen nehmen und freut sich nun ganz besonders über die Auszeichnung zu “Germanys best Hostel 2009″.

Folgenden Kriterien wurden bewertet: Sauberkeit, Mitarbeiter, Lage, Charakter, Sicherheit und Spaßfaktor.

Das Haus bietet 25 Zimmer mit Bettenkapazitäten von 1 Person bis 8 Personen an. Auf jeder Etage gibt es mehrere Badezimmer (nach Geschlechtern getrennt),  eine professionelle Selbstversorgerküche, ein Lounge-Wohnzimmer und ein angeschlossener Garten mit Grillplatz sind Breiche für die allgemeine Nutzung.

Der Wäscheservice sowie kostenloses WiFi-Internet und günstige Gästetelefone runden das Angebot ab.

Die Inhaber Jörg Schöpfel und Pierre Ammon des kleinen Hauses in der Schwedter Straße in Berlin stehen oft selbst bis in die tiefe Nacht hinter der Rezeption und kümmern sich um die Belange und das Wohlbefinden der Gäste.


This week´s Top 10 of Events in Berlin

Monday, February 15th, 2010

EastSeven Berlin Hostel

EastSeven

EastSeven Berlin Hostel listed up 10 cool events for the coming up week, 15th till 22th of February.

Once again we will make you some nice suggestions on how you could spend your time in the exciting metropole Berlin. Besides from taking a Walking Tour (the Brewers Company is Hihgly recommended and they do pick ups from our hostel) wich is really a must and will take you along all major sights and monuments in Berlin, you should invest some time in discovering berlins nightlife too. You could go on a pub crawl but you could also read on for some nice and personal recommendations from the EastSeven Team.

1. Everey monday at EastSeven there is a free vegetarian dinner party going on in the hostel kitchen. All guests are welcome to join in on the cooking and eating. It´s always great fun. Tonite, because of carneval, our cook Florian will dress up in some sort of costume. If  you brought a costume with you, or like to dress up for this event, go for it! You can get drinks at the reception. We have a happy hour for beer between 8-10pm. After this you could go to the Dr. Pong bar @ Eberswaldertsraße for a game of pingpOng.

2. On Tuesday you could check out a really modern and hip german restaurant, Schneeweisschen und Rosenrot.
Every Tuesday DJane rocks the house with great Jazz and they serve delicious fingerfood!!
This lovely restaurant is just around the corner from the Hostel, at the schönhauser Allee 157… Ask for a discount card at the reception!!

3. On wednesday there is a great party at the legendary Berghain club with dj´s: Acid Maria (killekill) and Dj Flush. Party starts at midnight.

4. Thursday evening, for instance you could go to Kaffee Burger. Here its a party night every night. Great atmosphere and people from all over the globe…

5. Some nice dj´s you´ll find at Delicious dougnuts aswell on thursday night.

The following dj´s will rock the night: Oli De Luxe and Dj Setaou at Delicious Doughnuts. The party starts at 23h.

6.  Always a great choice for a friday night is club Icon at Cantiaan straße. Tonight there´s a French electro party, with some great dj´s:

Birdy Nam Nam feat Crazy B (DJ-Set/Jive/Epic/FR)
Pat Ferry (Audiotrucks/D)
Marvin Suggs (Duscholux/Oye Records/D)

7. For a rocky night go to the famous White Trash Fast Food Club @ Schönhauser Allee, only 5 minutes walk from the hostel.

On this friday night there are two concerts.
*VIC DU MONTE`S PERSONA NON GRATA (Rock – USA) at the Restaurant
+ STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA (Rock – Swe)
+CHEAP FREAKS (Rock – Ire) at the Diamond Lounge

They serve great burgers here aswell! Yummie yummie!!

8. It´s Saturday night, and parties are everywhere.  For a great Balkan-Beat Party go to the Lovelite club in Friedrichshain. Balkan Beats, russian polka and nu klezmer….dance dance dance

9. Another great party this saturday is gonna be @ the Golden Gate Club (at JanowitzBrücke). This night live performances from: A guy called Gerald, Lyo (berlin/tokyo) and Stewart Walker. Party starts at midnight….

10. Go to the Kulturbrauerei on sunday, here´s always something going on. At the alte kantine there´s the party `wünsch dir was´. ” Dj´s Diefeder and AGS  allow  you to request anything you want!! That´s a great deal!! Party starts at 10pm.

So that´s all for the coming week. For more great recommendations, do check out the EastSeven´s staff-recommendations on the homepage!!!


This weekend in Berlin, a selection of cool parties

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Fun @ EastSeven Berlin Hostel

Fun @ EastSeven

EastSeven Berlin Hostel´s personal recommendations

Apart from the Berlinale (from 11 till 21st of february) there are lots of other nice parties and events to attend to this weekend. We have made a selection with some nice suggestions for this weekend.
On friday night there is a great French Electro party at Icon club, Kavinsky (Record Makers/Zomba Music Publishing/FR) will be performing here, also Marvin Suggs (Duscholux/Oye Records/D) and
The Sexinvaders (On the Fruit Records/D). Visuals by ICFF vs. Fac. The party starts at 23.30.
If you are more into rock and british music then go to the Roter Salon at Volksbühne, Rosa Luxemburg Platz. On Friday there is the British Music Club. Expect music from arctic monkeys, the kooks, hot hot heat, nada surf etc etc. The Volksbühne is just a 10 min. walk from the EastSeven Hostel. Or, if you are lazy :), take the u2 subway to rosa luxemburg platz. The party starts at midnight.
Another nice party this friday will be at the WMF Club, That´s what Friends are for. Performances from: Mitte Karaoke DJ-Team, Feed & BassDee, Bleed, Dom, Sachwitz & Wetzel, Plastique De Rêve, Suzi Wong, Peter Bounce, Stoopid, Jama. This party starts at midnight. The club is easy to reach with the u2 (in direction Theodor Heussplatz), get off at Klosterstraße.
If you are staying at the hostel, enjoy one of our nice beers at the hostel lounge before moving your ass into the wild berlin night life…
Ah, on saturday there are more great parties. For instance you could go to the Balkan Beats Party @ Lido (kreuzberg), always good for a great night. Special guest this saturday is DJ Mata Hari (E)… Party strarts at 11pm.
If you wanne have some great fun go to Laugh Olympics Improvisation Night at the nearby Comedy Club Kookaburra, a two minute walk away from the hostel, at the Schönhauser allee 184.
For Live Music go to the famous rock club White Trash Fast Food. On saturday there is a performance from EAT LIPSTICK, a Glam/Electro/Punk band from Berlin, be there at 10.30pm. This club is also very close to the hostel, a 2 minutes walk, at the schönhauser allee 6.
Take it easy on sunday. In the early afternoon you can go for a brunch in one of the many nice cafe´s that surround our hostel. For instance you could go to schwarzsauer @ the Kastanien Allee or entweder oder @ Oderberger straße. A definately must is a visit to the Mauerpark Fleamarket. And if you have time left, go to a museum. For instance to Hamburger Bahnhof, a museum for modern art. Check the Bestiarium exhibition!
Please check our online staff-recommendations for more nice coming up events/parties in berlin.


DIRECTIONS TO THE EASTSEVEN BERLIN HOSTEL

Monday, February 8th, 2010

… finding the Hostel in the centre of Berlin

You´re planning a stay in Berlin? well, you are more than welcome to stay at our place!! To make it easier for our guests to find our hostel we have now made a video with the exact directions from Schönefeld  SXF Airport via Alexanderplatz to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel at Schwedter Str. 7. With this video you can´t get lost!

So if you arrive at the Schönefeld Airport….
….you take the AirportExpress Train, also known as RB or RE, to Alexanderplatz and than the U2 subway towards Pankow. Get off at the 2nd stop “Senefelder Platz”. Walk down Schwedter Str. for 80m and find us on your right hand, the orange facade. Watch the video and hope to see you soon!


Berlinale International Filmfestival 2010:11.2-21.2

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Berlin

Berlin

Berlinale 2010, the 60th anniversary of Berlins most appealing international filmfestival

The Berlin Berlinale is the city´s larges event, with more than 19000 film professonials from 120 different countries are all coming to the exciting capital of Germany. Artists from around the world are attracted to Berlin. Many consider Berlin the unofficial capital of German film. It is the home to a rich cinema scene and a diverse, discerning public. Also, Berlin has captured the imagination of countless filmmakers. Over and over again, the city has served as the backdrop for great silver screen productions, often becoming itself the secret protagonist of the movie. Think “film” and “Berlin” is bound to spring to mind. For two weeks every year Berlin is totally enraptured by the Berlinale.
This festival enjoys by far the largest audience of any filmfestival in the world, with more than 200000 tickets that are being sold, each year…
Art, glamour, business and parties meet here at the Berlinale the coming to weeks. Potsdamer Platz will be the festivals centre.
About 400 films are shown,  the majority of these films are world or European premieres.
There are a couple of different sections in which the movies are divided; big international movies in the Competition, independent and art-house productions in Panorama, movies specially for a young audience in the Generation section, the most exciting German cinema productions in Perspektive Deutsches Kino, an in-depth look at films from “distant” countries and experimental forms in the Forum, as well as an investigation of diverse cinematic possibilities in the Berlinale Shorts.
The programme is rounded off by a thematic Retrospective and a Homage, which focuses on the lifework of a great cinema personality. Both of these sections, which are curated by the Berlin Film Museum, aim to place contemporary cinema within a historical context.

Through film series, workshops, panels and thematic collaborations with other cultural players – the Berlinale offers countless forms of co-operation and creative interaction.

for the complete festivale programm complete programm klick HERE
Address:

Berlinale – 60th International Film Festival
Main venue of the Berlinale:
Berlinale Palast
10785 Berlin

For tickets…. Central Ticket Sales
From February 8, daily from 10am to 8pm:
– in the Arkaden at thePotsdamer Platz,
– in the Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33/ corner of Schillingstraße,
10178 Berlin-Mitte
– in the Urania, An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin
Advance tickets may be purchased three days in advance. Tickets for repeat screenings of Competition movies may be purchased four days in advance. On the day of the screening, tickets are only available at the box offices of the cinemas themselves.
Advance ticket sales for all screenings in Friedrichstadtpalast, HAU and the Kiez-Kinos already starts on Monday, February 8.

February 21 is “Berlinale Kinotag”
For the Kinotag, advance sales begin on February 8 at all advance sales points. All tickets for all shows on this day cost just 6,00 €.

Advance ticket sales for Kuliarisches Kino and Metropolis already began.

Ticket payment at the advanced sales box offices by cash or EC Card.

More info here:

How to get there:
Train station:
S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf: S1, S2, S25
Underground:
U Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park: U2
S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf: U2

(text and info´s: berlinale.de)


Events in Berlin this weekend, from 5-7 february

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Party in Berlin

Party in Berlin

EastSeven Berlin Hostel made you a list of cool events for this weekend!!

Are you staying in Berlin this weekend and you don´t have any plans yet….read on.

Our top 3 for Friday the 5th of February:
1)ROCK AG AT LIDO

A former cinema and now a cozy small club with a big lounge area (with Foosball)!
Today you’ll get rock from AC/DC over Beatsteaks, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Maximo Park, The Pixies, The Strokes up to The Zutons and many more

starting at 11pm – open end
entrance: 5,- Euros
2)FACES OF INDIA – PEOPLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA- AN EXHIBITION

Travel photographs from India by Helmut Schilke

Location: Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin, Trebbiner Str. 9, 10963 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)
Opening hours: Tue-Fr 9.00-17.30, Sa/Sun 10.00-18.00

3)TRANSMEDIALE FESTIVAL

At the House of World Cultures, transmediale.10 FUTURITY NOW! explores how internet evolution, global network practice, open source methodologies, sustainable design and mobile technology form new cultural, ideological and political templates. From 2 – 7 February 2010 – in an emblematic year for past images of the future – the festival presents conferences, workshops, screenings, performances and exhibitions dedicated to the identity crisis the future seems to be experiencing.

Our top 3 for Saturday the 6th of February:
1)RITTER BUTZKE

a really nice, Berlin-style house/electro party with good vibes

@ Ritter Butzke
Ritterstr. corner of Lobeckstr.

U-Bahn: U8 Moritzplatz / U1 Prinzenstr. Begin at 23h
2)ÖKOMARKT AM KOLLWITZPLATZ
On a late Saturday morning you should go to where the locals go – the farmer´s market on Kollwitzplatz – 200 Meters from EastSeven. Fresh organic vegetables, varieties of sausages and a lot more of savoir vivre. By your food of the season there, go back to the hostel and prepare it in our fancy self catering kitchen.

3)WHITE NOISE CLUB AT WHITE TRASH

White Noise at the diamond lounge is a party that is dedicated to Indie, Rock, Electro, Pop & Alternative. Aside from the usual great food, a variety of live Bands, Bourlesque dancers and other entertainment, the White Noise DJ’s and guests play some of the best old, new, classic and just plain danceable indie rock around!

starting at 10pm
entrance 6,- Euros

Our Top 3 for Sunday the 7th of February
1)SUNDAY FLEAMARKETDAY

FLEAMARKET Mauerpark

Sunday is fleamarket day. Close to the hostel (500 m)you find the Arkonaplatz Fleamarket and the famous Mauerpark fleamarket. You don´t want to buy something – no problem you first of all go there to see all kind of urban subjects with hangover and even sober ones. Berliners go there – you should as well.
2)ELEMENT OF CRIME AT ARENA

LIVE @ Berlin Arena, a great german act!
3)HAMAM-TURKISH BATH

It´s f*cking cold outside so let´s all go to the Hamam to enjoy a really nice turkish bath and warm up a little…

Hamam is a bathing ceremony of the cleansing of the body and soul. Relaxation and communication in a warm and pleasant atmosphere, are key elements of the Hamam culture. Here women from different cultures and walks of life work and meet.

You’ll find the Hamam at Mariannenstr. 6 in Kreuzberg

For women only!!!!

For men/women: there is a really nice sauna, just around the corner from the hostel, the Olivin Sauna!

Hope you have a great time in Berlin! To make a booking at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel klick HERE. See you soon.


Events in Berlin- Transmediale Festival 2010

Monday, February 1st, 2010

EastSeven Berlin Hostel

EastSeven Berlin Hostel

At the House of World Cultures, Transmediale.10 FUTURITY NOW!

…explores how internet evolution, global network practice, open source methodologies, sustainable design and mobile technology form new cultural, ideological and political templates. From 2 – 7 February 2010 – in an emblematic year for past images of the future – the festival presents conferences, workshops, screenings, performances and exhibitions dedicated to the identity crisis the future seems to be experiencing.
Transmediale.10 FUTURITY NOW! will present a packed programme exploring the identity crisis the future seems to be experiencing, as we move into the pivotal second decade of the 21st Century.  A preview of the timetable of each festival day you can view here

The upcoming festival will premiere an extensive concert programme organised collaboratively between transmediale and CTM. Each night during transmediale there will be another special event, staged mostly at the House of World Cultures but also at WMF as well as other exciting venues in Berlin.

The series begins at the transmediale.10 Opening Gala on Tuesday, 2 February. The pioneering American musician Charlemagne Palestine will ring the bells of the large Tiergarten Carillon next to the House of World Cultures to announce the beginning of the festival. Later that week, on Friday, 5 February, he will perform a concert in the extraordinary surrounds of the Französischer Dom.

transmediale & CTM are delighted to present Japanese musician and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda, for the first time. Consistently one of the most innovative figures within electronic audiovisual practice, Ikeda will perform at the House of World Cultures on Wednesday, 3 February. Outstanding audiovisual performances by Thomas Köner & Jürgen Reble and artificiel will also take place at the House of World Cultures.

On the evening of Saturday, February 6 the winners of the transmediale Award – jointly hosted by transmediale and CTM – will be announced during a gala ceremony at the House of World Cultures. Later that evening an Award Party will take place at WMF featuring The Modern Deep Left Quartet & Guests. Also at the WMF is a concert featuring one of the most prolific and ceaselessly inventive personalities in electronic music – Atom TM – plus performances by new talent on the Raster-Noton label.

The series culminates on Sunday, 7 February with a very special concert in the House of World Cultures, presenting artists and experimental music from China, in collaboration with the eARTS Festival in Shanghai.

The full line-up of collaborative concerts is:http://www.transmediale.de/de/node/10326

(Text: transmediale.de)