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Party recommendations for the Weekend from June 26th to 28th

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

• Fr 26th 22:00 BEFORE THE CLUB at An einem Sonntag im August
Before you head out for a club, you could warm yourself up at this nice bar/club right in our neighbourhood. The DJ of this evening, Roman Schwarz, has devoted himself totally to Deep & Tech-House.

• Fr 26th MOVE YOUR BODY at Kosmonaut
Famous party series in a club with several in- & outdoor floors. Line-up: youANDme, Click | Click, Michael Placke…

• Fr 26th to Su 28th BERGMANNSTRASSENFEST-KREUZBERG JAZZT!
Insiders-tip! The annual BERGMANNSTRASSENFEST will bring you Jazz live on four stages in the West of Kreuzberg. The program starts everyday at 4 p. m.

• Sa 27th CRISTOPHER STREET DAY Start: 12:00 at Kurfürstendamm
The famous parade for Gay/Lesbian rights starts in Westberlin and will end up at the main stage at Brandenburger Tor. This demonstration will be accompanied by several local politicians but also by the ambassadors of the Netherlands, the US, France and Israel amongst others. And of course there are going to be some parties the evening before and after the demonstration;)

• Sa 27th EXQUISITE FEIEREI at Suicide Circus
Famous party series in a club with several in- & outdoor floors and one of the considered best bookings in Berlin. Line-up: GummiHz, Agent!, Dirt Crew, Jen & Berry’s…


Fete Fe La Musique 2015 – 21June

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Fete de la musique by Robert Agthe is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Fete de la musique by Robert Agthe is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 
the fete de la musique is a free festival with hundreds of gigs throughout berlin. tens of thousands people celebrate the longest day of the year with a musical twist. you will find all kinds of concerts, from super small out of the window dj sets to huge gigs with huge names – all for free of course. officially there are only 100 stages, but this wouldn’t be berlin if we wouldn’t top it up with some less official ones.
so, if music is the love of your live, the city belongs to you between 4pm – 10pm

 
go there – have fun


Berlin Beer Week – 13.06. – 20.06.2015

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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it’s me again. today’s topic is my favourite topic, beer. good beer.
germany’s purity law! yes we know. good quality, safe to drink etc. BUT IT KILLS FLAVOUR. pilsener is a fantastic beer which you will not regret drinking. however, you will probably forget about it because it’s plain boring.
next week is perfect for all of us who have a distinctive taste and love their tastebuds. from tomorrow on, for one week all micro breweries, craft beer pubs and hop aficionados unite their powers to give us an unique chance to enjoy a new side of beer. click here for more info and enjoy yourself (it’s later than you think)


torstrassen festival 2015 (13+14 june)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
torstrasse-not necessarily a beauty

torstrasse-not necessarily a beauty

 
party people!

i blogged about torstrasse a while ago.
it is one forgotten boulevard of Berlin, loud, harsh and dirty. Now there are loads of new stores and restaurants for a hip urban crowd. the traffic is still compelling though.

if you love city life and festival this one festival is for you!
almost all bars and clubs participate. there will be music, there will be arts , there will be laughter.
go there, have fun


5th June: let’s party with wladimir, yuriy and olga

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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russendisko is one of the most consistent and entertaining parties in berlin. it was founeded by wladimir kaminer, a russian author and bonvivant  who has been livin in our lovely neighbourhood, prenzlauer berg, since early ninities. this unregular event is a great combination of everything we love in an unpretentious manner. this time it is hosted by  our all time favourite bassy club on schönhauser alle. this is quite conveninet. you will be able to get back home without leaving your phone in a cab.

 

taaaaxi!


a journey through time

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Fotograf: Tom Schulze, © asisi GmbH

Fotograf: Tom Schulze, © asisi GmbH

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Fotograf: Jannis Mayr, © asisi GmbH Panorama

ever wondered how berlin looked in the 80ies?

most parts of the wall have been torn down shortly after reunification. there are only a few parts left like the east side gallery albeit they fail to communicte a feeling. berlin was a dirty place – coal heating and smokey factories on the eastern part, punks and alternative culture in the west. present-day berlin is rather a different one. Although you can still smell the past here and there ( especially in görlitzer park)

this beatiful panoramic exhibition gives you an authentic insight in the everyday live on the border between the 2 berlins. experience border fortifications and the daily horror at Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama.

we went to check it out and found it worthwile!


It’s German Karneval you guys!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Good morning everybody! Today is Rosenmontag!

I’ve never been a german Karneval enthusiast I must say, altough I grew up in a region of Germany, where it’s celebrated HARD. Maybe caused by witches with giant wooden masks, who scared me to death or drunk fat men in clown costumes on the street. Or old candy they threw on you during the parades. Or the terrible music, you had to listen to everywhere and couldn’t get out of your head.

But today, all over the country, there are huge parades, Konfetti, candy, music and people, mostly drunk, in costumes on the streets. Looks like this:

 

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Later the day it looks more like this.

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Part of the Karneval tradition is not only throwing yourself in a costume, getting drunk and roaring song lyrics you learned a minute ago,

but also laughing about the political satire on all the big parades, like in Cologne, Dusseldorf or Mainz. And that can look like this:

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The reason, why I show you all these pics is, you won’t be able to witness any parade here in Berlin. There was never a big tradition here, due to its very own history and the long seperation of the city, the leck of financial support etc. Another reason for me, why I love living here. But newcomers from the heartlands of Karneval brought a little bit of their tradition to the Capital.

If you feel like experiencing this very german tradition, even without a costume, paint your face (at least with some lipstick hearts on your cheeks) and go to one of these places (the KULTURBRAUEREI is actually the closest to our hostel. And there is also a Elektro-Swing Party tonight, starting at 11pm, if you had enough of german Karneval songs…)

 

http://blog.top10berlin.de/tag/rosenmontag-berlin-2015/

 

Oh! also! there’s a live stream of one of the big parades, happening NOW:

 

http://www1.wdr.de/fernsehen/unterhaltung/comedy/sendungen/karneval/rosenmontagszug148.html

 

 

Enjoy!


Berlinale 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Berlinale

Welcome to Berlinale – the international Film Festival “05.02.2015 – 15.02.2015

 

The Berlin Berlinale is the city´s larges event, with almost 20.000 film professonials from 124 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 300.000 tickets that are being sold, this year….

About 400 films are shown, the majority of these films are world or European premieres.

The Berlin Festival is divided into different film sections, each one with its own focus:

Competition: “Big” international movies are competing for the prestigious awards, the Silver and Golden Bear

Berlinale Shorts: Short films, radical, independent, controversial, disturbing

Panorama: Independent art house productions and documentaries

German Kino: Latest productions from Germany, including feature and documentary films (all with English subtitles)

Forum: Experimental and cutting edge films, most of them from far-flung corners of the world

Generation: International film selection for kids and teenagers

Tickets may be purchased three days in advance. Tickets for repeat screenings of Competition films 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 and on www.berlinale.de.

Art, business, glamour and Party!!! Don’t miss it…. J

If you need more INFO about Tickets, Venues and Partys just check out www.berlinale.de


Folks. It’s the Superbowl Weekend!

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

This goes out to all Americans in Berlin. Most of them, right? And to non-Americans like me, who year after year, on a Sunday’s winter night prepare with energy drinks, beer, chips, gather with the other two non-american friends, who also have nothing to do on a Monday morning, switch on the TV around 1AM and wait for the America’s biggest sport event of the year to start, THE SUPER BOWL! So now you’re here in Berlin, dear football enthusiast, thinking about finding a stream to watch it, spending all night in the hostel, being really quiet, because of the unaware and ignorant people in your dorm room, who just don’t get it. It doesn’t have to happen that way! Fortunately enough people in this city LOVE to see the Seahawks destroy their opponent once more,  don’t leave the room during the halftime show (how bad will that be this year!), get excited about ridiculous ads  and actually have nothing to do on a Monday morning. This is where to go fellows!

 

I start with the most american one (it’s SO american!) and the closest one to our hostel, which is convenient, since you can actually walk to that place. It’s, and that probably true, Berlin’s biggest SuperBowl Party, they do everything to  warm up your heart so far away from home: two big screens, a s**tload of flat screens, live english commentary, cheap pitchers, American beer, Burgers, Rips, Wings, serious football fans.

Belushi’s bar

Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 39-41

free entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/696059220512231/

 

The White Trash Fast Food, now located in the heart of Kreuzberg, doesn’t say much about their SuperBowl Night, it either costs 1 or 3€ entrance (depends on if you look on their website or facebook), but they’re a great venue with awesome staff, serving fantastic burgers and good drinks in a super laid-back atmosphere (try their bowl cocktail! I don’t remember now how it’s called exactly, but it’s a GREAT drink for 3-4 people! With a burning fire in the middle!). White Trash is always a great decision.

White Trash Fast Food

Am Flutgraben 2

http://www.whitetrashfastfood.com/events/

Starts 11pm

 

The FC Magnet Bar, also located in Mitte, is THE bar for local soccer fans. Ask some of our staff, they’re regulars at that place. It’s a small, super friendly bar, good people, good beer, no place to freak out and go crazy, but I feel like often that is the better way to go anyways. So if you want to watch the match in a chilled bar, more intimate than the big Superbowl event, eat good Hotdogs and have cheap good beer, this is your place for Sunday night!

FC MAGNET Bar

Veteranenstr. 26

http://www.fcmagnetbar.de/news/list

starts 11pm as well.

 

Have fun you guys! May the Patriots show the SeaHawks that they aren’t the Broncos!


Fashion Week Berlin

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Starting next monday, Berlin will host on of the most important fashion weeks from the 19th till the 23rd. Models, Hipsters, Fashion Shows and after Partys. The world of fashion in one city. Its “Fashion Week”!!!  Its the perfect time for buyers, trade experts, the media and people that are interested in fashion to collect information at fashion trade shows and attend exhibitions and off-site events.
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You will find all the different Shows, Labels, Events and after Partys here….

Berlin “Fashion Week”


Various Labels will present their latest collections. Such as Perret Schaad, Whitetail, Sopopular, Isabell de Hillerin, Sadak, Vektor, Bobby Kolade, Odeur, Guido Maria Kretschmer,  Hien le, Anne Gorke, Augustin Teboul, Laurel and many many more.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (at Brandenburger Tor)

Enjoy the Show!