Archive for April, 2011

You want to go on a different kind of pub crawl?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
666 Pubcrawl

666 Pubcrawl

Go on the 666 Anti Pub Crawl!

They come to pick you up from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel, every day at 8.45 PM!

The 666 anti pub crawl is a different kind of pub crawl. Visit some of the most amazing, original spots in the city and actually meet some of the locals.This is what our alternative bar tour is all about.

Price of ticket, 10€, gets you free entrance to all bars & clubs along the way and free shots at select (!) locations. We visit exclusive clubs and expect you to know your tolerance and act accordingly.

Perfect way to the discover the Berlin night life!!

Enjoy!!


Osterwochenende in Berlin, ein TOP 5 von Veranstaltungen

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

EastSeven Berlin Hostel

EastSeven Hostel

In diesen Beitrag wird unsere TOP 5 von Veranstaltungen fürs kommende wochenende präsentiert.

1.das größte Osterfeuer in Berlin
Findet statt in der Kulturbrauerei (Nummer 2 auf unserem Flyer), am Ostersonntag, den 24. April.
Das Osterfeuer wird um 17Uhr entzündet.

Ab 22Uhr gibt es dann Party ohne ENde :) , `8 Floors, 20 DJ´s, 1 ticket´.
Folgende Clubs sind mit dabei: Soda Club, Club 23, Kessel-und Maschinehaus und der Alten Kantine.
Das Ticket kostet 10€

2. Friction Fest in Berghain!
Das Friction Fest Festival findet diesem Jahr zum zweiten Mal statt, vom 21. bis 23. April 2011, in Berlins bekanntester Technoclub Berghain.

Das Friction Fest: Reibung zwischen verschiedenen musikalischen Genres, ein internationales Forum für wagemutige Bands und Künstler, die einen Schritt weitergehen als herkömmliche Rockbands – innovative Musiker, die mit neuen Klängen experimentieren und ungewöhnliche Einflüsse zulassen. Das Friction Fest zeichnet sich durch die große Bandbreite der musikalischen Darbietungen aus, vom Streichquartett bis zur Doom-Metal-Band gibt es manches zu entdecken.

Running Order check out here:

Schedule

Tickets und Infos unter: http://frictionfest.de/
Zusätzlich zum musikalischen Programm gibt es das ein oder andere Highlight: Ein Musikmarkt, eine Kunstausstellung, Stände für den Hunger zwischendurch und vieles mehr.

(Text: Berghain.de)
3. Festsaal Kreuzberg: Kreuzberger Kiezboxgala

FIGHTCLUB – Die Mission ist simpel: Die Wiederauferstehung des Boxglamours und dazu auch noch gute Fights! Wie es in den 30ern war! FSK Boxing präsentiert die Schönheit, Gnadenlosigkeit und die poetische Seite des Boxkampfes. Ziel dabei ist es Popkultur, Musik und Boxsport zu Verbinden. Im Mainevent kämpfen in 5 Runden à 2 Minuten Mehmet Tsasen vs Aiman Torosyan. Neben 5 weiteren Kämpfen wird das Publikum mit Musik der Band Bonsai Kitten und von DJ Craft von KIZ verwöhnt. Eintritt 16,80-23,50 Euro.
(Text: Zitty.de)

4.La Fête Fatale No.8 @ Bassy Cowboy Club

intergalactic burlesque timetravel with international burlesque acts, performance artists, live music, costume contest

BURLESQUE PARTY – Die geheime Gesellschaft um Else Edelstahl lädt zu einer intergalaktischen Zeitreise in den Bassy Club. Dort treffen sich Alpha Aliens, Anarchist Astronauts und Kosmic Kosmonauts. Klingt bizarr? Ist es auch. Wunderbar bizarr! Hinter der futuristischen Party steckt die Organisatorin der nostalgischen 20er Jahre Party Bohème Sauvage. Der Burlesque Timetravel verläuft ähnlich dekadent, erotisch und kreativ. Ein Fest für die Sinne, eine zauberhafte Nacht. Dresscode: Edel sexy oder stilvoll verhüllt. Eintritt 17 Euro.

(Text: Zitty.de)
5.neue nationalgalerie am Kulturforum
Stella & Calatrava – The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain

KOOPERATIONSKUNST – Ausgerechnet ein deutscher Dichter hat die beiden Weltstars zusammengebracht: den amerikanischen Maler Frank Stella und den spanischen Architekten Santiago Calatrava. Heinrich von Kleists “Michael Kohlhaas” hat sie zu einer gemeinsamen Arbeit angeregt. Das Ergebnis ist ein farbenprächtiges, 30 Meter breites Gemälde von Frank Stella, das, in eine von Calatrava gestaltete Ringarchitektur gespannt, nun als 360-Grad-Panorama über den Köpfen der Besucher schwebt (bis 14.8.). Eintritt 10, erm. 5 Euro, bis 18 Jahre frei.

(Text: Zitty.de)

Wir wünschen allen ein sehr schönes und sonniges Osternwochenende in Berlin! Für eine nette Unterkunft in Berlin Prenzlauer berg klicke hier.


News from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel kitchen!

Monday, April 18th, 2011
free food party!

free food party!

EastSeven Berlin hostel is cooking for her guests, every Monday and every Wednesday!

where can you find  a hostel like that? A cheap stay with a fantastic dinner on top of it, for free!
Don´t look any further, EastSeven Berlin Hostel offers it!

Twice a week the hostel kitchen is turning into a fun time cooking event. Guests who want to eat a long can also join in on the cooking, and take part in a cooking-workshop with Florian.  He knows how to slice onions without getting tears in your eyes!

Eating together is the perfect opportunity to meet other travelers, share travel-experiences and stories, and  getting your belly full while you are at it.
Usually the food is 100% vegetarian. But in summer we also organize BBQ´s.
Then we provide salads and bread, and the guests can bring the meat they like!

Here is in short how it works. We meet up at the hostel kitchen around 19h, anyone who wants can help. If you want you can bring your own ingredients too. Around 20h the food is ready! During the dinner party we have a happy hour! All our fantastic beers ( 0,5L) for only 1€!

Here is a video to illustrate it!

So that´s all for now, hope to see you soon in Berlin!!


Events in Berlin this weekend! Our personal TOP 10

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

events in berlin

events in berlin

Just some great parties and things to do in Berlin, all events were recommended by the EastSeven Hostel STAFF!!

Parties and events on Friday the 15th of April
1. ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD 2011
The Film Festival of New German Cinema from Berlin-Brandenburg
From April 13-20, 2011, Berlins third biggest film festival achtung berlin – new berlin film award will again present new motion pictures, documentaries and short films which have been produced or shot in Berlin-Brandenburg.

With a focus on film creation in the German capital city region, the film festival has made an unmistakable and distinctive mark on the film landscape. In the meantime, achtung berlin – new berlin film award has become the third-largest film festival in Berlin (next to the famous “Berlinale”), attracting a lot of attention from moviegoers and film professionals alike.

Annually, the festival presents around 70 contemporary feature and documentary films that have been either partially or completely made with a film production, producer or director in Berlin or Brandenburg – among these are numerous premieres held at the new berlin film award before their official theatrical release!

The variety of different genres and themes couldn’t be better with a combination of promising films from a new generation of film makers, artistic, low-budget films presented with award-winning productions and international co-productions. From documentary dramas and auteur films to thriller, horror zombie and splatter films and feel-good-movies – achtung berlin will present the pearls and unknown secrets of the current film year.

The competition is topped off with a retrospective and various film series:

The beloved documentary film section of “Homeland Documentaries” is devoted to selected documentary films, which define the term “homeland” very differently – with a strong local color, but also in the figurative sense.

The film festival achtung berlin – new berlin film award has created a yearly retrospective with a focus on actual events that reflect a rich film history. In the last three years, a retrospective has been created with the city of Berlin with numerous inside perspectives.

2. Party: TUNA PARK @TRESOR | +4BAR

+4Bar:
Dia (Vinyl Did It, WIP / USA)
Miz Kiara (Female Cuts / Rome)
P.Toile (Mothership / Berlin)
Tresor:
Peter van Hoesen (Time to Express, Curle / Belgium)
Tatjana Sünder (Wien)
TAG (Tresor / Berlin)
Ein Abend mit jeder Menge starken Frauen im Tresor. Clique Bookings initiiert monatlich ein
internationales come together in der +4Bar. Heute geben sich gleich drei DJanes die Klinke in
die Hand. Dia, die ursprünglich aus Kalifornien kommt, und mittlerweile zwischen Berlin und
Bologna pendelt, ist bekannt für ihre beeindruckende Plattensammlung. Gleichzeitig hat sie mit
einer klassischen Klavier- und Gesangsausbildung einen soliden musikalischen Hintergrund, was
man ihren eigenen Produktionen anhören kann. Mit Miz Kiara geht es dann italienisch weiter, sie
kommt aus Neapel und legt seit fast 15 Jahren europaweit ihren persönlichen funky Electro-
Techno-Style auf. Ihr Sound ist eine Mischung aus Electronic Dance, Acid und Deep House, der
immer auch belebt wird durch groovige und rockige Elemente. Komplettiert wird das Trio durch
P.Toile, die bei all den Spielarten elektronischer Musik niemals vergisst den nötigen Funk
einzustreuen.
Parallel dazu begrüßen wir im Keller einen immer wieder gern gesehenen Gast: Peter van
Hoesen. Mit ihm an den Decks: Tantjana Sünder und TAG.
www.myspace.com/petervanhoesen

Begin at: 23:59

3. UB:STANCE & VIDAB NACHT AT BERGHAIN

Berghain – SUB:STANCE
Scuba
Shackleton
Hatcha
Illum Sphere
DJ Pete
Necta selecta

Panorama Bar – Vidab Nacht
Koljah
Stephan Hill
Shed (DJ-Set)
Newworldaquarium
Oliver Deutschmann (live)

Parties and more on Saturday the 16th of April

4. PARTY PARTY HITS HITS

We are full of fear, hate, lady Gagas and weapons of mass destruction
and, nevertheless, over and over again like a virgin. Would be bad if
everyone would be a sex bombs, then there would only be polluted love
because everybody can’t get enough of anybody!
We say: Don’t stop me now, oh Johnny!
If someone is trotting out now: Man, I doesn’t want to go yet, I want
to dance with somebody, we ask him what this has to do with Whitney
actually??
Aren’t we all Californian girls on the highway to the hell anyhow??
And why does it smell like teenager spirit in here??
Find out … at the Astra… at PARTY PARTY HITS HITS and always stay
sober, because, otherwise, there comes the prison rock.

and if you understood that, you know where to go …

Astra Kulturhaus
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin

Begin at: 23:00

5. LONG NIGHT OF THE OPERA AND THEATRE

off to an individual, unique night of theatre!

For the 3rd Long Night of Opera and Theatre there are 60 venues and over 200 productions to choose from, spanning opera, dance, theatre, chanson, classical and popular music, literature, cabaret, puppets, youth theatre, improvisation and acrobatics.

The programme includes both sections of current repertoires and programmes specially assembled for the Long Night. Anyone who thinks they have seen everything the Berlin stage has to offer or been to every cutting-edge venue has a surprise in store at the Long Night of Opera and Theatre. Or have you already experienced an underwater opera? For those who would rather take part than watch there are opportunities for this too, whether in improtheatre, as a criminalist or at the Neuköllner Parade. Let yourself be inspired by Schillers motto: “man is only really complete when he is acting…”

Simply plan your own theatre evening and we’ll take you there, with shuttle buses following seven different routes.

The programme runs from 7pm – 1am, and with performances lasting approx. 30mins each, there is plenty of time to catch many different shows over the night with just the one ticket. What better way to get to know the theatre? Maybe you’ll combine a first night at the opera with a spot of cabaret, check out the action behind the scenes and then watch a live rehearsal! Astonishing discoveries of venues, genres and performers are guaranteed- and not just for tourists and theatre-novices; Berliners and regular theatre-goers are bound to be impressed by the night’s exclusive line-up.

Map of bus routes and venues (http://www.kulturprojekte-berlin.de/en/projects/current-projects/long-night-of-opera-and-theatre/map/)

6. WHISK IT, SHAKE IT, BEAT IT! @ GLOBUS | TRESOR

Globus:
Ivan Smagghe (Kill the Dj / Paris)
Howie B (Fabric / London)
Future Beat Alliance (Tresor Rec. / Berlin)
Tresor: Damage Music Release
Live: Alexander Kowalski (Damage Music)
d_func. (Damage Music)
Secam (Konsequent Records)
Für Ivan Smagghe läuft es auch 2011 weiterhin Bombe. Alle lesen seinen Blog, alle mixen seine
Tracks. Musikalisch ist er erfolgreich solo oder gemeinsam mit Tim Paris als Teil von It’s A Fine
Line. Immer mit etwas „french flavour“ im Gepäck schüttelt er heute Nacht den Globus mit
feinstem Techhouse. Derweil packt im Keller Alexander Kowalski die Platten auf den Teller, ein
Live Act der schon viele Jahre mit dem Tresor verbunden ist. Daher kann man nur Gutes
erwarten, vor allem eine anständige Show zu basslastigem Techno, tiefen Harmonien und
zackigen Beats. Quirlen, schütteln, Bass!
www.myspace.com/ivansmagghedj
www.alexanderkowalski.de
Begin at: 23:59

7. TERRABEATS WORLDMUSIC PARTY

DJ’s: PEPE VARGAS & BORIS VIANDE – Best of Worldmusic: Balkan, Latin, French, Oriental, African & Classics.
Live: • TARA LA LOBA – Gipsy Tribal Dance.
Start: 23.00
Where: SO36, Oranienstr. 190 (close U-Bhf. Kottbusser Tor, U-Bhf. Görlitzer Bahnhof).
damage: 6 Euro.
What to do on Sunday the 17th of April??
8. YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NICE AND COSY PUB? HAVE ALOOK at SOUPANOVA

Soupanova
Stargarder Str. 24
10437 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)

U-Schönhauser Allee

15mins walk from East Seven

9. KIEZKANTINE

If you are looking for a cheap place for breakfast or lunch, have a look at “Kiezkantine” in Oderberger Straße 50 near Kastanienallee (blue house).
They open their doors on week-days from 10am until 5pm. For lunch you have the choice of five different meals starting by 2,-€ per dish for students. Regular price is 2,80€. You need to buy the voucher at the cashier in Kiezkantine…afterwards have a seat…the waiter picks the voucher and will serve your choice within five minutes.

They do also serve delicous cake ;-)

Ask the receptionist for directions…it is just 8mins walk from East Seven

10. EXHIBITION: RADICAL JEWISH CULTURE @ JEWISH MUSEUM

»Radical Jewish Culture« war Anfang der 1990er Jahre eine avantgardistische jüdische Musikbewegung, die sich aus der New Yorker Underground-Szene entwickelte. Sie war nicht zuletzt durch die Beschäftigung mit der nationalsozialistischen Massenvernichtung der europäischen Juden motiviert, die bislang von der Generation der Überlebenden und Immigranten erfolgreich verdrängt worden war.

Ausstellungseröffnung

7. April 2011, 19 Uhr
Dauer

8. April 2011 bis 24. Juli 2011
Wo

Eintritt

4 Euro, erm. 2 Euro

In ihrer Musik verschmolzen freie Formen des Jazz mit Klezmer-Improvisationen, Experimentalmusik mit Rock, Blues und Punk. Musiker wie John Zorn, David Krakauer, Marc Ribot, Anthony Coleman und Frank London untersuchten leidenschaftlich die Möglichkeiten einer neuen jüdischen Musik und emanzipierten sich von einer Haltung, für die Anpassung und gesellschaftliche Unauffälligkeit kennzeichnend war. Sie spielten in Clubs und auf Festivals und gründeten eigene Musiklabels.

Die Ausstellung »Radical Jewish Culture« stellt diese Musikszene mit audiovisuellen Dokumenten, vielen Musikbeispielen und zum großen Teil unveröffentlichtem Material vor.

Eine Ausstellung des Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris.
Im Begleitprogramm zu »Radical Jewish Culture«

Zur Sonderausstellung »Radical Jewish Culture. Musikszene New York seit 1990«, die am 7. April eröffnet, bietet das Jüdische Museum ein spannendes musikalisches Begleitprogramm: In der Konzertreihe »New Voices in Jewish Music« stellt das Museum zusammen mit dem Jazzbassisten Greg Cohen zeitgenössische jüdische Musik vor. Den Anfang machen am 4. Mai das polnische Bester Quartet und die New Yorker Sängerinnen von Mycale. Das Montagskino gibt Gelegenheit, in drei dokumentarischen Filmen die Protagonisten der »Radical Jewish Culture« näher kennen zu lernen.

That´s all for now! Hope you enjoy your visit to Berlin! If you need more insider information just come ask it at the reception OR check out our online recommendations!


Events in Berlin, Summer 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Berlin

Berlin

Now that Summer officially started it´s time to list up some cool and interesting events!
You wanne know what´s going on in Berlin this Summer? Just read on, we will inform you
on all the good stuff
!!

Gallery Weekend Berlin- 29th April- 1st of May
Its an open house, were a lot of galleries open their doors for everyone. Check sme really nice exhibitions.
Here is a map with all the galleries that are open during the gallery weekend! For more information and for a detailed programm klick HERE
DMY – International Design Festival
- June 1 – 5
DMY Berlin is a contemporary design platform founded in 2003. It developed from a
visionary nucleus of leading creative thinkers from the Berlin design scene, whose
expertise lay in the recognition and transformation of current as well as coming
trends in culture and design.
The objective from the beginning until today is to bring together the powerful
potential of contemporary design; to give it a space and setting and to expose it to a
wide array of audience. At the same time the industry and economy are given the
opportunity to get in contact with innovative developers and designers and
therefore make use of the developed synergies.

Carneval of Cultures- June 10th -June 13th
Just as every other year, Berlin is going to proudly present the Carnival of Cultures,
which will take place between June 10th and June 13th in 2011, with a four-day
street-festival, the Parade (13th of June) and various parties throughout the whole
city.

Fete de la Musique-21st of June
to celbrate the summer and the music. There are live performances throughout the city, most of them outdoors. This will be a night you won´t easily forget. It´s gonna be amazing!!! For more details and an overview of the bands that are going to perform check the WEBSITE (http://www.fetedelamusique.de/)

Christopher Street Day-25th of June
The Berliner CSD will be 33 on 25th June 2011. Thirty-three years in which the
Community has been developing its diversity and its political aims. But
discrimination towards gays, lesbians, transgenders and bisexuals still exists. A
proud number of 500,000 people went onto the streets last year. The event as the
biggest gay-lesbian “holiday” will this year once again be an appropriate platform to
add the right weight to long overdue demands.

Long night of the museums- 27th of August
On almost 400 square kilometres – between Glienicke Palace, the Museum at the
Waterplant Friedrichshagen and the Museum of Local History Reinickendorf – more
than 100 museums and cultural institutions are giving access to their exhibitions,
collections and art objects throughout the night, enriched by a variety of events.
There will also be concerts, readings, theatricals and much more.

Popkomm- 7-9 September
As an international platform for the music and entertainment industry Popkomm
attracts thousands of trade visitors from all over the world. The integrated concept
of this event makes it unique. Popkomm is the only industry meeting place in the
world that combines a trade show with a convention and a festival. Consequently
Popkomm is a major attraction not only for its core business of music but also
brings the representatives of other sectors such as concerts, the movies, mobile
entertainment, fashion and advertising to the exhibition halls in Berlin.

Art Forum Berlin- 19th of  September- 2nd of October
The 16th ART FORUM BERLIN – The International Fair for Contemporary Art – will
take place at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from September 29th to October 2nd
2011. Early in the autumn season, over 120 galleries from more than 25 countries
showcase the works of established artists and newcomers in Berlin under ideal
exhibiting conditions.

For our daily recommendations check our website! Hope to see you soon in Berlin @ EastSeven Berlin Hostel!!