Archive for April, 2010

This weekend in Berlin. cool partys, Walpurgis night and labour day.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Events in Berlin

Events in Berlin

EastSeven made a top 5 for every day of the weekend!

Starting with friday…..

1.WALPURGISNACHT @ KULTURBRAUEREI!

Its WALPURGISNIGHT!!! expect anything to happen….you might see some witches walkby….

YOu can find a party anywhere….for instance at the

Kulturbrauerei:

…just a 5minute walk from our hostel….

8 Floors – 20 DJ’s & Live Band – 1 Ticket

Dress up as a witch and get in for free!
2.TRESOR CLUB

Klubnacht – Todd Bodine, Irie Electric, Dave Tarrida, Marcel Heese
Köpenicker Str. 59-73
10178 Berlin
U-Bhf Heinrich-Heine-Straße
3.DANCING INTO MAY AT PRIVATCLUB

Shut Up Club at the PrivatClub means Indie Pop, Rock, Emo, Punkrock, Britpop, Mixtape all night long – have fun!

PrivatClub
Pücklerstraße 34

4.FRIDA KAHLO RETROSPEKTIVE

From 30 April to 9 August 2010 Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau will be devoting an extensive retrospective to the important Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Born in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Frida Kahlo is one of the great identification figures of Latin American art. She stands out as one of the most famous female artists of the first half of the 20th century.
5.TEMPORäRE KUNSTHALLE BERLIN-SQUATTING – REMEMBERING, FORGETTING AND OCCUPYING

In squatting, Tilo Schulz and Jörg van den Berg articulate an exhibition practice which emphasizes the presence and the actual experience of the artwork in the exhibition in terms of display as art mediation. squatting brings together works of art that address remembrance in thematic and structural terms, as well as pieces thatdeal with experiences o f places, situations, and people. Hence squatting establishes a direct connection between the Temporäre Kunsthalle and its location (the Schloßplatz) as a place that is permanently exposed to ideological appropriations.

Party´s and events for saturday!

1. MAY DAY AT BAR25

Dirty Doering, Zander VT, Nicone, Philip Bader,Jake the Rapper, Red Robin, Marcus Meinhardt, Marco Resmann,danny faber,brian cares,Beaner, sven dohse + guests.

2.SPREEPIRATEN @ MARIA AM OSTBAHNHOF

Techno & House….

with:

Fritz Kalkbrenner

Alexander Kowalski

Thomas Weisheit

…and many more….
3.MYFEST! LABOURDAY PARTY IN KREUZBERG

1st May street festival “MyFest” in Berlin-Kreuzberg

all around Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg

enjoy live music, lots of food and beers ;-)
4.LIDO PRESENTS: AT THE SOUL INN

Soul-Funk-Boogaloo

damage:5€
5.GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN!

40 galleries, 40 openings, three days, three nights, feel invited!!!!!!

And last but not least our top 5 for parties and events this sunday!!

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.ENJOY THE SUNSHINE IN THE BEAUTIFUL BERLIN ZOO.

It´s a bit expensive, but there are baby elephants to make up for this!
3.KAFFEE BURGER

Golden souls disko!!!

Soulkombinat (soul, funk,old-skool, nu-skaa)
4.OPEN AIR CINEMA KREUZBERG—PRESENTS:

AVATAR!!!!

Begin at: 21:00
5.GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN!

40 galleries, 40 openings, three days, three nights, feel invited!!!!!!

Have a great weekend in Berlin have a great stay at EastSeven Berlin Hostel


The First EastSeven Video Guestbook….now online

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

a movie starring friendly guests who stayed at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel

A guestbook is great. We got one at the reception, and quite a lot of guests leave us a nice message. It´s always fun to read this book.

Now we got the idea to do a more modern version of a guestbook, a video guestbook.

During check-out time we asked the guest to tell us about berlin or how they experienced the hostel. We filmed this, and then edited it in to a short and funny video-clip. It was such fun to do! Thanks again to all the people who went along with this crazy idea!

Here is the result! enjoy watching:


Vulcano Eruption has impact on holiday plans Guests@EastSeven

Monday, April 19th, 2010

What a crazy situation. The Vulcano eruption on Iceland had, and still has, a great impact onthe  holidayplans of our guests.

It all started on friday, where lots of our friendly guests wanted to fly home, but simply could´nt. All flights had been cancelled.  Some of them tried to find a different way to get home, by train, bus or boat. But most of them stayed in Berlin, for at least one extra night. It was totally unclear when the flights where going to be allowed again, everyone hoped to be able to get a plane the next day….This wasn´t the case. At this time, on monday, still all aiprorts are closed.
Fortunateley, we had rooms available for these guest, stranded in Berlin, becuase we had a lot of cancellations on the other hand.
So sad, lots of peple who were looking forward to a lovely weekend in Berlin, had to stay home….
It is still unclear when planes will be allowed to go up in the air again.

Some guests are really happy to be staying some extra nights in Berlin at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel! An extended vacation, its nice.
Especially tonite as we will be preparing a free vegetarian dinner!!!

We feel sorry for all the travelers, stranded somewhere over the world, without being able to go home as planned.

We wish all travellers a safe flight home, somewhere in the near future!


This weekend in Berlin, A top 10 of cool events

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

 

Fiesta in Berlin

Fiesta in Berlin

Events from the 16th till the 18th of April, presented to you by the EastSeven Hostel
Staying in Berlin over the weekend? You want to discover the best of Berlin but you don´t know where to find it? Well read on for some real cool insider tips. This is what the EastSeven Berlin Hostel Crew recommends to do this weekend!!!

Allright, we start with friday:

1.  BILL EVANS @QUASIMODO

Quasimodo, Kantstr. 12, 10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf)
U-Bhf Zoologischer Garten

2.  ICON

CLUB AUTONOMIC
Electronica, Dubstep
Instra:mental (Club Autonomic/NonPlus/UK)
dBridge (Exit Records/Exit Versus/The Aptitude Series/UK)
SP:MC (Shogun/Tempa/UK)
Robotic (Freak Camp/D)

Begin at: 23:30

3.  TEMPORäRE KUNSTHALLE BERLIN-SQUATTING – REMEMBERING, FORGETTING AND OCCUPYING

In squatting, Tilo Schulz and Jörg van den Berg articulate an exhibition practice which emphasizes the presence and the actual experience of the artwork in the exhibition in terms of display as art mediation. squatting brings together works of art that address remembrance in thematic and structural terms, as well as pieces thatdeal with experiences o f places, situations, and people. Hence squatting establishes a direct connection between the Temporäre Kunsthalle and its location (the Schloßplatz) as a place that is permanently exposed to ideological appropriations.
Every day from 11-18h. No entrance fee

4. LIVE BANDS @ BANG BANG CLUB

“Les femmes s’en mêlent”
SIDNEY WAISER (USA) + THE RODEO (F) + Haruko (D)

afterwards: DEATH BY POP Indierock Electroclash Party

Okay and what´s up with saturday? More cool parties!!!

5.  LIVE MUSIC @ KNAACK CLUB

sSuted Vibez

Only a 10min. walk away from the hostel :)

6.  KLUB BALKANSKA @ LOVELITE

Allright, let´s DANCE!!!!!

Balkanbeats, Russian Polka, Klezmer!!!

7.  BOHANNON

Marc Hype, DeJoe, Scientist, K-Boogie, MC Trix (Rap, Oldschool 1979-1989)

Dircksenstr. 40, 10178 Berlin (Mitte)

8.  CLUBBING @ BERGHAIN

KLUBNACHT

Berghain Samuli Kemppi, Marcel Fengler, Norman Nodge, Peter Van Hoesen
Panorama Bar My My, Will Saul, Lee Jones, Appleblim, Ryan Elliott, Cassy, C- Rock (Motorcitysoul), ..

Last but not least, the sunday in berlin:

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. FRONT 242 LIVE @ POSTBAHNHOF

tickets are 28 EURO

www.front242.com

That´s all for now. I hope you will enjoy your weekend in Berlin!!!


Achtung Berlin-new Berlin Film Award

Monday, April 12th, 2010

EastSeven Berlin Hostel

EastSeven Berlin

the 6th anniversary of the festival of New German Cinemas, from the 14th till the 21st of April

This year the new Berlin film award will present around 70 contemporary feature and documentary films. These films are eihter completely or partially involved with a producer, film production or director in Berlin or Brandenburg.  Come watch a numerous of premieres presented at the festival even before their official theatrical release.
About 50 different films will be competing for the new berlin award. Apart from the competition there will be an exciting film section: Berlin Highlights,  including non-mainstream productions.

A broad variety of different genres makes this festival very interesting. What can we expect? Artistic, low-budget films presented side by side with award-winning productions and internaional Co-productions.  Also documentary dramas, thrillers, zombiefilms and artistic author films, all still unknown secrects of the current film year.
In addition to watching these films, there will be public conversations with directors, producers, script writers and supporters of films. They will take their time to inform the audience on their production strategies.

Achtung Berlin ist the third-biggest film festival in Berlin, also it´s an event with high recognition for filmprofessionals.

For english speaking film fans: many films have english subtitles,also there are a couple of films produced in english.
(Text & info´s under: achtungberlin.de)
Take a look at the complete programm HERE

If you are coming to Berlin you are more than welcome to stay at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel.

See you soon in Berlin!


The Sony World Photograpy Awards Global Tour in Berlin

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

 

Berlin

Berlin

from april 8th till april 22nd at the Galerie Caprice Horn

After stops in London, Hong Kong and New York, the Global Photography tour Ends in Berlin.

The Sony World Photography Awards is an annual competition that creates an international platform for emerging photographers to be discovered, and for professionals to showcase their new work. The exhibition presents photographs by the winners and finalists of the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards.  A broad variety of genres, including fashion, architecture, advertising, sport and music, from across the world are beining presented.
Also the work of winning and shortlisted German photographers Michael van den Bogaard, Peter Franck, Gordon Welters, Joel Micah Miller and Yvonne Seidel will be shown.
The Leading British curator Zelda Cheatle brought together work by the very best professional and amateur photographers worldwide. The winning photographs were chosen from over 60,000 images submitted from 139 countries.
Zelda Cheatle comments “Each of these pictures has a place, a purpose, show talent or skill. They have forethought, expertise or have humour, audacity, a concept, an issue or an opinion. This exhibition reflects the diversity of material, the range and depth of the response and the vibrant qualities that photography offers.”
The Global Tour Manager,Cecily Breese, states  “The Global Tour is a core component of the World Photography Awards and one of the main aspects of the prize received by the finalists. It offers true international exposure to the winning photographers enabling them to have their work viewed by a global audience. The unique aspect of the Global Tour exhibition is the variety and depth of the photographic genres that it displays, from fashion to photojournalism, from natural history to architecture. Across the world, the focus of the exhibition often shifts, depending on local culture and interests but the celebration of the still image is a constant worldwide.”

(text info: capricehorn.com)

Come take a look at these great photographs, from april 8th till april 22nd. Open from tuesday to saturday, from 11-18h. Free Entrance. You´ll find teh Galery on the Rudi-Dutschke-Str. 26, klick here for a MAP

If you´re coming to Berlin you´re more than welcome to stay at the cozy EastSeven Hostel. Check HERE for availability.


Eastern Holiday in Berlin, a list of activities for the Eastern weekend

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

 

events in berlin

events in berlin

we have made a list of cool parties and other great activities for this long eastern weekend in Berlin.

Some nice parties this friday? Yes! For instance you could go to Intersoup. Here you can get great coktails and delicious soups. On friday night there will be a live acoustic performance from the Berlin Band DAVIDSSON, starts at 22h.
Another great party is going on at the Privat Club in Berlin Kreuzberg:swingin’, psychodelic “orbs o’ wax” aus den 50er, 60er,
70er Jahren
With DJ Rudi Protrudi (Fuzztones)

Further nice activities, as every saturday the organic food market @ kollwizplatz. And on sunday, our favorite fleamarket at mauerpark takes place!

For Saturday night we recommend you to go to the legendary club MARIA AM OSTBAHNHOF
Great Acts, Great Techno:
Line uP:
STIMMING
AXEL BARTSCH
&ME
YAPACC
FRANKLIN DE COSTA
LEO BEDDERMANN
CptCoons
PHANTASTIC SPASTIC

Another place to be for this saturday is Tresor, another legendary Club in Berlin. Tonite from 23h on: Jeff Mills. The Sleeper Wake

If you want to witness a typical german traditional eastern festivity, then you should go to the kulturbrauerei.  On sunday there is a big party going on at the Kulturbrauerei, a 5 minute walk away from the hostel. 8 floors 20 dj´s 1 ticker. In the courtyard there will be several festivities, typical for eastern. For instance a big fire.
The party starts at 10pm.

We wish you a great time in Berlin!!!!