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Der Karneval der Kulturen – Top 10 things to do at the festival!

Friday, May 11th, 2012

karneval der kulturen (c) daniela incoronato

karneval der kulturen (c) daniela incoronato


Hura, it’s Carnival again! warum ist der Karneval die beste Party in Berlin? Dazu könnte ich unglaublich viel schreiben aber ich werde mich aufs Wesentliche beschränken.
Bei der Masse von Menschen ist es wirklich erstaunlich wie friedlich alles bleibt. Da ist eine halbe Million Menschen Auf den Straßen unterwegs und trotzdem bleiben die Aggressionen aus. Warum das so ist kann ich mir nur mit der Musik erklären. Von überall her erklingen Samba, steeel drum oder andere freudvolle Klänge. Hinzu kommt, dass sich alle verschiedenen Lebensstile Berlins einmal im Jahr treffen um zusammen friedlich und ausgelassen zu  feiern.  Dieser Mix ist einzigartig.


Ob Queere Kultur, Jamaikanische Partygruppen oder Türkische Gruppen, alle treffen sich um hauptsächlich in friedvoller Weise zusammen ihrer eigenen Kultur zu frönen. Vielleicht liegt das Geheimnis eben da. Alle dürfen so sein wie sie sein wollen. Hier gibt es keine Leitkultur die über allem hängt und alle mehr oder weniger gleich machen will. Wo jeder so sein kann wie er will kann ja gar kein Spannung entstehen. So sollte es in einer Stadt sein die weltoffen sein möchte.

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10 things to do at the festival

1) unbedingt den Umzug  am Sonntag mitmachen! Sucht euch eine Wagen eurer Wahl aus und versucht den nicht aus den Augen bzw. Ohren zu verlieren

2) am Kottbusser Tor, mitten auf dem Kreisel ein Bier eurer Wahl trinken

3) dieses verdammt leckere jerk chicken direkt vor der Amerika Gedenkbibliothek essen, LECKER!

4) partyalarm hinter dem Horst Krzbg. Das legendäre Killasan Soundsystem wird einmal im Jahr draußen aufgebaut und drückt euch mit den Bässen das gerade gegessene Hühnchen nochmal tiefer rein.

5) parallel dazu, meine Empfehlung : Carnival Weekend Open Air Africa Special at Gretchen.

6) laßt am Sonntag das Fahrrad  oder das Auto am besten stehen. Ihr kommt wahrscheinlich zu Fuß und U-Bahn schneller voran und holt euch keinen Platten; höchstens platte Füße ;)

7) Karneval der Kulturen: das Strassenfest  vom 25. – 28. Mai geht ja manchmal  unter, deswegen hier ncohmal, exclusiv für euch die Zeiten:
Freitag 16 – 24 Uhr
Samstag / Sonntag 11 – 24 Uhr
Montag 11 – 19 Uhr

OK, ich muss zugeben die anderen 3 Punkte müsste ich mir wahnsinnig aus den Fingern saugen. Geht hin, verliert euch und findet neue wundervolle Eindrücke unserer Heimatstadt. Berlin ist nicht nur eine knisternde Partsytadt für Techno und Elekto. Es ist auch eine Oase des Zusammenlebens. Wer behauptet Multikulti wäre gescheitert, der befindet sich gerade im Wahlkampf oder war niemals auf dem Karneval er Kulturen.


Viele Grüße aus der Jugendherberge in Berlin EastSeven!


What to do in Berlin this weekend?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Here is a top 10 of great events and parties for this weekend!

Events in Berlin

Events in Berlin

1. Finest Friday at Berghain/Panorama Bar

Party starts at midnight, open end! Where? At Berlins coolest CLUB:  Berghain

You ll find Berghain at the following address. 70 Am Wriezener Bahnhof; Friedrichshain; 10243 Berlin
For tonight´s party the damage is  8 Euro.

Here we will present to you the line up:
Panormabar – Finest Friday
Floating Points (Eglo), Red D & San Soda (We play house), Steven Tang (Emphasis), Prosumer (Ostgut Ton)

2. Saturday the 25th of February, party time at PANKE CLUB
HOT SOURCE @ Panke together with Fil video installation
with Sneaky, Benski, Tres & Rokin

Come join us for our joyful reunion throwdown.

Full Source Force in effect!

Cheeky Berlin residents Sneaky and Benski are joined by Hot Source OG members Tres and Rokin who are flying in from Barcelona and Cologne. Both will be armed with their tastiest selections du jour! and all 4 primed for deep dancefloor devastation!

So…..what’s on the menu for the evening?…….Simply, no holds barred, life affirming music for your mind and body. Nu-Skool to Old-Skool.

“Hot Source joins the preverbial dots with impeccable style”
Marge Simpson

AND……….. you can even wig out to the sounds (ninja style) in the backroom with Glow in the dark table tennis!

Doors open: 23.30
Location: Panke, Gerichtstraße 23, Wedding, 13347 Berlin

(Text: Panke Club)
3. Saturday the 25th of February: RECYCLE – Berlin’s finest Drum’n’Bass: HOSPITAL

@ Gretchen Club

The party starts at 23.30, you find Gretchen Club here: Obentrautstr. 19-21, Kreuzberg

BOX1
Netsky (Hospital/BE), Logistics (Hospital/UK), Nu:Tone (Hospital/UK), N’Dee (Recycle/D), MC Mace (Recycle/D)
White MC (Recycle/D)
BOX2
“Sunny Side Up” with André Langenfeld (D)

4. Exhibition @ C/O Berlin–> Ron Galella . Paparazzo Extraordinaire

Last call, exhibition is till 26 February 2012

“If someone says ‘no photos!’ then I try not to take any more. However, before he says that I take as many as I can. That’s the game”. Ron Galella

A paparazzo hunt is cunning, harsh and frequently ends painfully. In the worst case bloodily—including broken jaws and lost teeth. For Ron Galella and his undercover activities, no effort or risk was too great. He proceeded like a detective in order to catch the celebrities in the right moment, patient, persistent, shifty. Whether it was Jacqueline Kennedy, Marlon Brando, Greta Garbo, Andy Warhol, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Muhammad Ali, Madonna, Mick Jagger or Audrey Hepburn—he managed to get them all in front of his lens. His pictures are snapshots rather than portraits. Spontaneous, not staged, and as a result extremely authentic.

On the occasion of the Berlinale, C/O Berlin will show approximately 140 black/white photographs by Ron Galella.

(text: C/O Berlin)

5. Exhibition @ KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“YOU KILLED ME FIRST The Cinema of Transgression  19.02. – 09.04.2012″
Auguststraße 69
D-10117 Berlin

Karen Finley, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Richard Kern, Lung Leg, Lydia Lunch, Kembra Pfahler, Casandra Stark, Tommy Turner, David Wojnarowicz, Nick Zedd

There will be blood, shame, pain and ecstasy, the likes of which no one has yet imagined.
Nick Zedd

Nightmarish scenarios of violence, dramatic states of mind, and perverse sexual abysses – the films of the Cinema of Transgression that were consciously aimed at shock, provocation, and confrontation, bear witness to an extraordinary radicality. In the 1980s a group of filmmakers from the Lower East Side in New York went on a collision course with the conventions of American society. Transcending all moral or aesthetic boundaries, the low budget films reveal social hardship met with sociopolitical indifference. Sometimes shot with stolen camera equipment, the films contain strident analyses of life in the Lower East Side defined by criminality, brutality, drugs, AIDS, sex, and excess.

Even though the movement has remained largely unknown, the Cinema of Transgression has been a significant influence for later generations of artists.

YOU KILLED ME FIRST at KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin is the first exhibition on the Cinema of Transgression.

Entry only over 18 years

(Text: KW Institute of Contemporary Art)

6. Go out for Dinner, there is a fantastic Vegan Food Restaurant closeby our cozy Hostel in Berlin

It is called KOPPS and is located at the Linienstrasse 94, 10115 Berlin
They serve typical German dishes, but everything is vegan!

7.Berlin Wall documentation center

The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital. Situated at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, it will eventually extend along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip. The memorial contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it and is thus able to convey an impression of how the border fortifications developed until the end of the 1980s. The events that took place here together with the preserved historical remnants and traces of border obstacles on display help to make the history of Germany’s division comprehensible to visitors.

(Text: http://www.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de/en/)

8. Dance the night away at the Bassy Club

There is Live music and afterwards there are dj´s! Expect great oldies rock´n´roll ,

wild music from before 1969!

Great thing, this club is just around the corner, at Schönhasuer allee 176A.

9.  Go eat breakfast at Cafe Entweder Oder

it is located within walking distance from EastSeven, at th Oderberger Strasse. The serve great breakfast, lunch and dinner too.

10.  Clueless of what to do during the day? Go on a walking tour!!

The Brewer´s Walking tour arranges pick ups from our hostel twice a day, EVERY day.

So just ask us at the reception and we will give you additional information.

 


What to do in Berlin on new years eve?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

fun in Berlin!

We have made you a selection of the coolest parties in town! Here is the TOP 10 of New Years Eve Parties in Berlin, by your  hostel in Berlin!

 

1. Party at ICON. Icon goes 2011/2012

It is the last party of the year, and unfortunately also the last party ever for ICON Club.

It´s one of the most popular clubs in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg.

On New Years Eve the party will be HUGE!

Headliner D.I.M., AND Sexinvaders, Marvin Suggs, Pat Ferry, Phonomat, Andre Langenfeld, The Henrik Maneuver.
2. Sylvester – Les Kitschenettes – live! (60s French Beat/F) @ Bassy Cowboy Club
DJs:
The Mytch (60s Wyldestyle: Garage, Freakbeat, Soul)
Mr. Garage Records (60’s Garage, Psychedelic, Soul)
Mystic N. (Shakin’ R&B, 60’s Garage, Frantic Soul & Rock’n’Roll)
Johnny No (50s & 60s Rockin’ Soul, Garage-Beat, Rockin’ Blues)

Eine Mademoiselle und fünf Messieurs aus der Normandie erwecken auf geniale Weise Sound und Spirit der französischen 60’s zum Leben. Mit Leichtigkeit und sicherem Gespür führen sie uns zurück in die Ära von Nino Ferrer, Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, Ronnie Bird und all der anderen. Den ganzen Saal zum Tanzen zu bringen ist dabei gewiss das oberste Gebot. Daher sind Les Kitschenette’s die ideale Band für Soundflat Records brandneue DJ-Single-Serie.
Party starts at 21h

www.myspace.com/leskitschenettes

3. Sylvestersause at KAFFEE BURGER

Rupert’s Kitchen Orchestra & DJs Sammy D. and Cruz (Happy-Dance-Faves all over times)
Entrance: 10 Euro

4. Pop Explosion @ Magnet Club

3 Floors, different dj´s, great atmosphere!

Party starts at 22h.

Damage: 15€

5.  Go to the Mauerpark to watch the fireworks

Around 11pm, head to the Mauerpark. A lot of people gather together here, with booz and fireworks, to celebrate new year.

 

6. New Years Eve 2012 Alternative Berlin Anti Pubcrawl

Spend your New Years Eve at some of Berlin´s most unique bars and at one of the most amazing clubs on the Berlin club circuit. 3 floors underneath the city join the 24 hour party people on the Alternative Berlin New Years Eve 2012 Anti pubcrawl !
Highlights:

An incredible club 3 floors underneath the city with a labrynith of rooms and entertainment

Free Beer , wine , shots & sekt

3 Awesome bars , 1 amazing club & Fireworks at midnight !

We visit 4 unique bars/clubs and recieve FREE BEER & WINE at our first bar, FREE SHOTS (Vodka, Jäger and Tequila) at all bars.

Fireworks at midnight (FREE BOTTLE OF SEKT) and guest list entry to an amazing club 3 floors underneath the city in a massive party location.

You will need to take an elevator 3 floors below the city into a subterranean world with thousands of Berlin party people where your NYE experience takes off.  This venue is seriously huge catering for a wide variety of musical tastes. Electronic music in one room , disco house / Hip hop in another , Live rock , funk , soul in another. You might want to entertain yourself with some Black light ping pong , watch live painting, chill out in the labryinth of hidden rooms, watch a cult movie or try the obstacle course with a drink in hand. Special light and sound installations have also been prepared for this incredible party which we are proud to bring our New Years Anti pub crawl guests.

Prior to this we hit up 3 very cool rock , indie , 60-70´s-80´s , Goth rock ,alternative bars each with a special character about them. We visit the fireworks at midnight where you recieve a FREE bottle of Sekt (German Champagne) before hitting the club.

We want you to get the most bang for your buck so we are keeping our price very fair and reasonable for this event. Don´t get ripped off this year or waste your time looking for the best parties leave it us to make your Berlin New Years one to remember !

Meeting point @ EastSeven Belrin Hostel or at the YESTERDAY bar-

7. Big New Years PArty at the VOLKSBUEHNE

dressCode Chic legance Hollywood in the twenties.

Various DJ`s, Various Floors.

Party starts at 21:00.

 

8. Fuck me now, love me later @ Arenaclub

 

Line Up: Krause Duo (Freude am Tanzen) Florian Meindl (Flash) Exercise One (Mobilee) Channel X (Stil vor Talent / Bar25) Adam Port (KeineMusik / Souvenir) Till von Sein (Suol) Jake The Rapper (Bar25) Niko Schwind (Stil vor Talent) Rampa (KeineMusik) Umami LIVE (Burlesque Musique) Asem Shama (Highgrade) Red & Ron (Fuck Me Now & Love Me Later) Retro (Playplus / Wasted Unicorns) Sascha Funke (Kompakt / Bpitch Control) Justus Köhnke LIVE (Kompakt) Andres Bucci (Cynosure Recordings) Terranova (Null Recordings) Eric D. Clark (More Music) Hans Nieswandt (Ware / Mute) Sid Le Rock LIVE (Shitkatapult) Daniele Papini (Sleep is Commercial) DeWalta (Cynosure Recordings) The Mole (Cynosure Recordings) Topper (Sleep is Commercial) Andrea Ferlin (Sleep is Commercial) Hubble LIVE (Sleep is Commercial) Akiko Kiyama LIVE (Sleep is Commercial) Francesco Assenza (Sleep is Commercial) Gek (Sleep is Commercial) Peter Invasion (Riotvan) Tricus & Vitéz (Logo Records)

 

9. HAPPY NEW MÖBELRÜCKEN @ GRETCHEN CLUB

Channel X
Niko Schwind
Andre Crom
der E-Kreisel
Cinthie
Fresh Meat
Toni Haupt & Saxophone
Jan Rudolph
Bone
Pitt
A3000
Leon Licht
Daniel Archut
Hüftschwinger

Party starts at 22:00

 

10. New Years Eve 2011 @ TRESOR

Live: Octave One (Tresor/ Detroit)
Mike Huckaby (Deep Transportation/ Detroit)
Oliver Deutschmann (Vidab/ Berlin)
Franklin de Costa (Conaisseur/ Berlin)
Irie Electric (Tresor/ Berlin)
Djoker Daan (Tresor/ Berlin)
Daffy (Tresor/ Berlin)

TRESOR:     Cari Lekebusch (Drumcode/ SE)
Gary Beck (Bek Audio/ UK)
Joel Mull (Drumcode/ SE)
Mike Dehnert (Fachwerk/ Berlin)
Pär Grindvik (Stockholm LTD/ SE)
Suzi Wong (Tresor/ Berlin)
Marcel Heese (Tresor/ Berlin)

+4BAR:     Handmade & Hintergrundrauschen (Tresor/ Berlin)
We love Wax Special:
Norman Methner (We love Wax, Cookies/ Berlin)
Jochen Voller (We love Wax/ Berlin)
Kyros (We love Wax/ Berlin)

For all the parties make sure to get tickets in advance or let us help you to check if there are still tickets available!