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From friday to sunday-where you should party during your stay in Berlin!!!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

 

Berlin

Berlin

furthermore we also have recommendations on exhibitions and restaurants…
read on for more information!


for friday we recommend…..

HANS WURST – CAFé & RESTAURANT

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ORGANIC VEGAN RASTAURANT have a look HERE!!
Dunckerstr. 2a
10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
12mins walk from East Seven

HEROES, FREAKS, AND SUPER-RABBIS THE JEWISH DIMENSION OF COMIC ART

Superman was the work of Jewish cartoonists—as were Batman, Spiderman, and other superheroes of the era. Ever since the comic strip was invented in the immigrant neighborhoods of New York, Jewish artists have played a key role in developing the medium. The exhibition draws on the work of over forty artists to trace the history of Jewish illustrators, scriptwriters and publishers of comics throughout the twentieth century. It presents heroes and anti-heroes, hard-hitting opponents of Hitler, and neurotic petty bourgeois. With over 400 objects on display, it spans an arc from the first superhero comics of the 1930s and 1940s, through the underground scene of the 1960s, to the more challenging literary format of our time, the graphic novel.
Veterans of the medium such as Rube Goldberg, Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman are represented along with contemporary artists such as Art Spiegelman, Rutu Modan, Joann Sfar and Ben Katchor by numerous original drawings, sketches, and comic books.

When: 30 April—8 August 2010. Opening: 29 April 2010 at 7 p.m.
Where: Jewish Museum Berlin, Old Building, Level 1
Admission: 4 euros, reduced: 2 euros

GO ON A GREEN CITY TOUR

every friday at 2pm (only in  June-July-August)

cycle a route which takes you by buildings with ecological installation, sustainable clothing stores, an intercultural market, alternative housing communities, organic restaurants and shops, an urban farm, a do-it-yourself workshop.

Issues like transport and urban activism will also be talked about!

PRICES BETWEEN 5 and 10 euros

Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point at Frankfurter Allee, in front of the 4-floor Second Hand Store

FUCK OFF: MR. FLASH AT ICON

Line-up /
Mr. Flash (Ed Banger/FR)
Marvin Suggs (Duscholux/Oye Records/D)
The Sexinvaders (On the Fruit Records/D)

Begin at: 23:30


ROB RYAN ROADSHOW @ BASSY COWBOY CLUB

(americana country rock meets rockabilly boogie)

+++ DJs Jeannette Tourette & Koko Temple (dirty blues & soul, early r&b, groovy jazz, swing, exotics, early ska, soul)

Begin at: 21:00
Open End

for saturday we recommend….

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.


6TH BERLIN BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

The Berlin Biennale is the forum for contemporary art in one of the most attractive cities for art. Taking place every other year at changing locations throughout Berlin it is shaped by the different concepts of well-known curators appointed to enter into a dialogue with the city, its general public, the people interested in art as well as the artists of this world.

EXHIBITION:THE FACE OF THE GHETTO

The first special exhibition in the new documentation centre concentrates on the Jewish life in the ghetto Litzmannstadt. On display are around 50 photographs, taken by Jewish photographers in charge of the Jewish council. (daily 10am-8pm)
Date: Fri, 02.07.2010(till 03.10.2010)
Location: Dokumentationszentrum Topographie des Terrors, Niederkirchnerstr. 8, 10963 Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg)
Opening hours: tgl. 10.00-20.00


SüSS & SAUER AT HORST KRZBRG

one of my all time favs – they know how to move the crowd.enjoi big time!

For sunday we recommend…

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.

HANS WURST – CAFé & RESTAURANT

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ORGANIC VEGAN RESTAURANT have a look HERE!!
Dunckerstr. 2a
10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
12mins walk from East Seven

Begin at: 12:00

LAST CALL FOR THE FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBITION @ MARTIN GROPIUS BAU

Hope you enjoy your stay in Berlin, at the EastSeven Berlin Hostel


Visual Berlin Festival 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Berlin 2010

Berlin 2010

From June 10-12 Berlin’s original Videokunst Club Visual Berlin presents the Visual Berlin Festival

Berlin’s original Videokunst Club, Visual Berlin reflects the
richness of the city. With members from nine countries it is
a diverse family bound together by a shared commitment to
the progression of the projected image. Founded in 2005 the
collective has become an institution in Berlin with members
specializing in everything from underground party visuals
to hardware-hacking, programmed arts, experimental
performance and media philosophy. The group includes
established local VJs as well as internationally renowned
artists and AV performers who collectively illuminate countless
venues and stages across Berlin every week.
Since 2003 members of Visual Berlin have hosted international
artist meetings and exchanges, promoting a network
of dialogue and support across the global visual community.
In 2010 they proudly present their third installment in one of
the city‘s most fascinating industrial spaces: the legendary
Tresor complex.

AVIT BERLIN 2010 10.11.12 JUNE

Three days of exploration into the evolution of screen
culture and expanded visual and performance possibilities,
with seminars, AV performances and special presentations
by guest artists from across Europe.
Guided projects and advanced workshops in audiovisual
creation and performance (Incite), performance technologies
VDMX (fRED), Modul8 (Synsinplus and Ilan Katin),
CoGe(Lumabeamerz) and visual programming environments,
Processing (Kim Asendorf), VVVV (Tonfilm, Cyper),
Quartz Composer (GOTO10). Plus hardware hacking and circuit
bending (goto80, Tonylight, Servando Barreiro), surface
mapping (Neon Golden) and more

All workshops are offered for just €10 and require no preregistration.
A discounted ticket for the entire festival workshop
program is available. Lectures, research and discussion
on live cinema, performance and social and technical topics
related to AV performance will be presented daily and are
free.
The Festival Opening party transforms the Betahaus front
lounge. The night kicks off with live AV performances
from Lance Blisters (USA) and a stunning new audiovisual
performance from FF & FRZ (FR) aka EXYZT. Guest VJ sets,
surface mapping and open jams follow with sonic pleasure
provided by MoGreens, Carlo von LynX, Seagle and Monkeyking.

Friday night it‘s music versus visual projections as Visual
Berlin proudly presents ‚Breaking The Vault‘ an audiovisual
onslaught across both floors of the legendary Tresor club.
Upstairs in the Globus Bar, Techno Geeks battle Pixel Freaks
for a night of 8bit/Chiptunes/Electro with internationally renowned
acts such as Goto80 (Bleepstreet, SWE) vs. Raquel
Meyers (LightRhythmVisuals, ES) and Stu (SWI ) vs. Decrepticon
(VisualBerlin, US) and Tonilight (IT) vs Notendo (US).
Meanwhile downstairs it‘s Local Heroes vs. Outside Punks in
the Dubstep Bassment; Berlin stalwarts Tanith, Saetchmo,
Fassa Ben and Mr. Boogie battle it out against a carefully
selected team of guests artists from across Europe. Brace
yourself.
Saturday evening starts early with a very special showcase
of transdisciplinary performances from Electromoon, Aude
Francoise & Servando Barreiro, Rafael,
übermutanty, Rep, Nohista, Instant Delay, and ExLex, in the
serene contemporary setting of the Collegium Hungarian
Berlin.
Then the party moves just down the road to DMY Festival‘s
official closing party at the Picknick Club. VisualBerlin continue
their collaboration with DMY with VisualBerlin Festival
VJs gracing all 4 stages of Picknick plus AV acts Incite (HH),
Abstract Sound Project (FR) and many more VJs from Berlin
and beyond.
Full details available at:

http://festival.visualberlin.org

enquiries festival@visualberlin.org


EastSeven Berlin Hostel in Berlin´s hippest district “Prenzlauer Berg”

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

bbq party @ eastseven

bbq party @ eastseven

Our top 10 of things to do in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg

If you are coming to Berlin we could recommend you to pay a visit to the vivid district Prenzlauer Berg.
here you will find loads of small shops, bars, markets and parks. For all the peolple who don´t have any idea what to see and do in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, we have made a handy top 10 of great activities in our amazing neighbourhood. All of these sights and bars are within walking disctance to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel. If you are planning to come to Berlin you are more than welcome to stay at our cozy hostel, right in the heart of Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.
Here is our personal TOP 10:

1.It´s summertime, at last!:  a must visit: Berlins largest and oldest beer garden – the Prater.
2.Wasserturm The unofficial symbol of Prenzlauer Berg, this 30m high tower was built in 1877 as the local water reservoir. Once used by the Nazis as a prison, today the round brick Wasserturm has been converted into trendy apartments.
Check for art exhibitions next to the tower, in the underground reservoir.
3.enjoy Berlin´s great bars/clubs/cafes all around us – e.g. White Trash, Prater (Berlin’s oldest beergarden), Week End, Icon Club, Kaffee Burger, Bassy Club, Tacheles etc.
4.shop till you drop in Berlin´s off-beat fashion shops on Kastanianallee
5.find some of Berlin`s best fleamarkets near the Hostel, they are on every sunday!
6.Helmholzplatz According to local legend, Prenzlauer Berg has one of the highest birth rates in all of Germany. Helmholzplatz is just one of the places in the district where mummies and daddies come to push their new-borns around in expensive pushchairs and gorge on a little brunch.
Visit the best affordable Japanese restaurant in East Berlin: Sasaya
Alternative and strictly limited Berlin fashion and graphics: Supalife Kiosk in Raumer Str.
7.Kollwitzplatz Käthe Kollwitz, the famous left-wing, anti-war artist, would no doubt take great pride that not only is there a square named after her (complete with bronze statue) but that its one that was once a meeting point for intellectuals and artists during Prenzlauer Bergs nasty East Germany days.
Dont miss Kollwitzplatz`s famous market on saturdays
Enjoy amazing cakes and delicious coffee at the Anna Blume café on the corner of Sredzkistrasse and Kollwitzstrasse.
Just round the corner is Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany’s largest synagogue.
8.Kulturbrauerei This huge complex of night-time hangouts originally housed Berlins Schultheiss brewery for more than 150 years. By night the Culture Brewery turns into a popular meeting point for determined drinkers, eager to explore the buildings wealth of bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants, or just hang out in the huge courtyard.
The Kulturbrauerei is also a popular venue for famous live acts.
9.Mauerpark If you are over 20 and still like to play (particularly with beer bottles), then this is your playground. Its the best place in Berlin for relaxed outdoor boozing and there are hilltop swingsets which are a great spot for watching the sun sink lazily in the West.
Dont miss the fabulous flea market on Sundays.
10.and after a hard day´s walking, why not recover in EastSeven´s lush garden with some selected german beers!

For more great information on parties and events in Berlin check our online staff-recommendations!

Hope to see you soon in Berlin!!


TOP 10 of amazing things to do in Berlin, FREE of CHARGE!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

 

Berlin

Berlin

10 cool tips to have an amazing time in Berlin and save some money while you´re at it!!!!!

EastSeven Berlin Hostel recommends cool activities and sightseeing spots, all of which are free of charge.
We have made a list of 10 interesting things to see and do in the exciting metropole Berlin.

Here is our TOP 10:

1.Tacheles – One-time department store then SS headquarters in the heart of Berlins former Jewish quarter, the Tacheles was taken over by squatters in 91. Behind the buildings bombed out façade is a wealth of art studios, two cinemas, 3 bars, a beach bar, a café and a newly opened bourgeois restaurant.Watch out for the fire-breathing dragon in Café Zapata! Just opposite youll find delicious French fries served from a dodgy looking trailer called Beckers Fritten
2.Gendarmenmarkt – Touted by many guidebooks as the prettiest square in Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt is famous for its two churches – one Protestant, one Catholic – each built opposite each other by the opposing religion. Not often that happens. TIP: Fassbender & Rausch, possibly the worlds greatest chocolate shop, is on the corner of Gendarmenmarkt

3.Kollwitzplatz – Käthe Kollwitz, the famous left-wing, anti-war artist, would no doubt take great pride that not only is there a square named after her (complete with bronze statue) but that its one that was once a meeting point for intellectuals and artists during Prenzlauer Bergs nasty East Germany days. Dont miss Kollwitzplatz`s famous market on saturdays
Enjoy amazing cakes and delicious coffee at the Anna Blume café on the corner of Sredzkistrasse and Kollwitzstrasse.
Just round the corner is Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany’s largest synagogue.

4.Museums on Thursday night for free: NO ADMISSION FOR ALL STATE MUSEUMS
don’t pay money for culture! most of the state museums are admission free on Thursdays. Simply ask at the reception where to go!
5.Reichstag- The German parliament building, re-opened in 1999 after the government and most of the ministries moved from Bonn to Berlin. British architect Lord Norman Foster redesigned this place, complete with a huge glass dome with public access, so you can watch the politicians at work.
You can get in for FREE. Try to avoid the queues at the Reichstag, make a reservation at Kaefers restaurant at the top of the glass dome. This should get you in the side door.
6.Holocaust Memorial- Berlins ultra-controversial memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe, 2,711 concrete blocks jutting off at offensive and suffocating angles. Co-incidentally only a stones throw away from the site of Adolf Hitlers former underground lair, the Führerbunker.
Walk through the memorial, youll quickly realise its not the kind of place you want to have a summer picnic at.

7.Potsdamer Platz- This was the glitzy centre of Germanys debauched 1920s metropolis, and the site Europes first traffic light system. Smashed into rubble during WW II, its now home to Europes fastest elevator and a mass of steel and glass buildings said to represent the future of Berlin.
Check out the Sony Centre and Cinemax cinemas for films in their original language (e.g. English, this is not for free of course!)
8.Volkspark Friedrichshain -A beautiful park, excellent for jogging or having a picnic or barbeque. In the middle you’ll find Friedrichshains highest hill, which provides a 78-metre high view over Berlins flat terrain. The hill was actually man-made to cover up a destroyed anti-aircraft bunker from World War II, as well as several tonnes of bombed out rubble. Also you can play beachvolleyball for free here. They have a special area reserved for beachsports. Its free to use for anyone but you´d have to bring your own equipment.

9.Fleamarket -Sunday is fleamarket day. Close to the hostel (500 m) you find the Arkonaplatz Fleamarket and the famous Mauerpark fleamarket. If 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, and ofcourse there is no entrance fee here!
10.Brandenburg Gate -Every 10, 20 and 50 cent German Euro coin is minted with a picture of this big city gate on its reverse side. Stranded in a lonely no-mans land between 1961 and 89 thanks to the East German government, no other structure in Berlin better symbolises the temporary division of the city. Just go to foot from Unter den Linden and take a closer look at this immense Gate. This Beautiful sight in Berlin is also admission free to visit.

Have fun exploring berlin on a low budget! for more cool events & parties in Berlin check out our online staff-recommendations HERE!


How to spend a weekend in Berlin, our top 10 of fantastic events and exhibitions!

Monday, May 10th, 2010

 

Berlin!

Berlin!

No ideas on what to do in Berlin, read on for our recommendations for this weekend, 14th till 16th of may….

On friday….


1)  visit the:  TOPOGRAPHIE OF TERROR-Exhibition

It was the center of Nazi terror and power between 1933 and 1945; now this stretch of land next to the Martin Gropius Bau and not far from Potsdamer Platz is dedicated to documenting the chilling and murderous strategies, plans and actions of the Gestapo, SS and security branch of the Third Reich which were all once headquartered here.

Nothing is left of the buildings that once held the offices of these organizations, which were destroyed during Allied bombing in 1945. The Topography of Terrors open-air exhibition runs along the excavation site of the cellars of the Gestapo, where political prisoners were interrogated, tortured and executed.

A preserved 200 meter section of the Berlin Wall can be viewed along one side of the site at Niederkirchnerstrasse. Texts are in German and English; access to the exhibition is available daily until dark. Entry is free, and guided tours and informational talks are provided upon request. A new multi-million euro documentation center is scheduled to open in Spring 2010.

Address: Topographie des Terrors
Niederkirchnerstr. 8
10963 Berlin

open from 10-20h
free of admission
Train station:
S Anhalter Bahnhof: S1, S2, S25
S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf: S1, S2, S25
Underground:
S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf: U2
U Stadtmitte/Leipziger Str.: U6

 

2. Go to a LIVE CONCERT @ LIDO

Tonite there is a Concert of “Lali Puna” (support: Mexican Elvis)
Wonderful indietronic music as side project of Markus Acher (the Notwist).

Lido
Curvystraße 7

Begin at: 20:00
Open End

3. More party party party…..Go DANCE the night away….
TOK TOK VS. SOFFY O **LIVE** (TOKTOKRECORDS) TURMSPRINGER (TONKIND) LEKTOR (PENTAGONIK | LIEBE ZUR MUSIK) FXYZ (ELSEWHERE..

It’s an electronic ALICE IN WONDERLAND special party with lovely surprises, popcorn and a lot of candy floss!

Eine Party im Wunderland……….Alice tanzt zu Techno, bedeutet: unkommerziell und ausgelassen feiern, dem Alltag zu entfliehen und im Wunderland einzutauchen.

Wenn Alice wieder zum Tänzchen einlädt, dann gibt es nicht nur reichlich Musik für die Meute, sondern auch viele liebevolle Überraschungen, wie u.a eine Zuckerwattemaschine, Popcorn und viele bunte Wesen, die nur darauf warten mit euch um Jägermeister zu spielen. Im Wunderland heißt es, interaktiv zu feiern und sich auf eine kreative Art und Weise in die lange Tanznacht zu begeben. Wir freuen uns auf eine weitere verrückte Runde, mit Liebe und Tanz – die ganz Nacht!

Wunderliche Grüße schickt euch das Alice-Team

Begin at: 00:00
Open End

4. Visit an exhibition on Squatting:
SQUATTING. ERINNERN, VERGESSEN, BESETZEN@ TEMPORäRE KUNSTHALLE BERLIN

curated by Tilo Schulz in cooperation with Jörg van den Berg.

squatting shows 22 works by seventeen artists in a format that aims to involve visitors in a mostly serious, sometimes entertaining, but always intense dialog with art. The exhibition takes as its point of departure a form of memory that is not only backward-looking. This active form of remembering—and forgetting—is understood as a need felt by society as a whole, and as one basis for the production and reception of artworks. squatting brings together works which take memory as their theme and focus on experiences with places, situations, people, and actions. The featured artworks occupya space (the Temporäre Kunsthalle) whose location (Schlossplatz) is itself charged with political memories and ideological interventions.

squatting responds to this as a themed group show in which attention centers on encounters between individual artwork and viewer. The exhibition is based on an iconic exhibition practice which artist Tilo Schulz and curator Jörg van den Berg have been developing since the late 1990s. The focus is placed on the presence of the individual artwork, developing a network of connections in terms of form and content between the works on display. Blocked-off and opened spaces, lines of sight and movement emphasize both the differences and the links between the various works: to experience the whole exhibition, visitors must access and leave the Kunsthalle via three different entrances. The space of art (inside) and the space of political memory (outside) remain separate, but are woven together in the visitor’s movement. squatting shapes a specific place that offers visitors a pictorial vocabulary as material for active further processing.

Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin

Schlossplatz

10178 Berlin Mitte

Daily from 11-18

Begin at: 11:00
End at: 17:59
Link
5. Or visit the Fridah-Kahlo Exhibition

FRIDAH KAHLO-RETROSPEKTIVE @ MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU

Gemälde, Zeichnungen und eine Fotoschau werden ungewöhnliche Einblicke in Frida Kahlos Zeit geben.

Täglich von 10-20 Uhr
Eintritt:

* 10,- Euro/erm. 8,- Euro
* Kinder und Jugendliche unter 16 Jahren frei

On saturday….

6.   Check out the GRAFFITI-ART IN STEGLITZ

one of the strangest buildings in town will be the center of a streetart -project. Four artists from France, Spain, USA and Germany will spraypaint the 70ies building for six weeks with 2000 spraycans. Vier Streetart-Künstler aus Frankreich, Spanien, den USA und Deutschland besprühen das Wahrzeichen aus den 70er Jahren sechs Wochen lang mit 2000 Farbdosen

7. Go Shopping: SECOND HAND SHOPS!

There are countless places in Berlin for second-hand shops. A big selection of second-hand clothes is on sale at Colours in Bergmannstrasse, Kreuzberg and in Trash-Schick in Wühlischstrasse, Friedrichshain. Have a look in our yellow pages or ask us at the reception for good second hand shops. You’ll find nearly everything you need in Berlin’s second-hand shops.

8. Go dancing: VAKANT / DUMB-UNIT NIGHT

Tolga Fidan LIVE, DeWalta, Jeremy P. Caulfield, Ali Kuru, Ahmet Sisman, Dario Zenker

9. Check out some live bands:
THE DON DARLINGS LIVE @ BASSY COWBOY CLUB

open 8 pm
show 11 pm
dance party starts midnight

Begin at: 20:00
Open End

10. Go to the SUNDAY 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.

That´s all for now. Hope you enjoy your stay in Berlin. We wish you a great weekend! See you soon @ eastseven berlin hostel


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!


Upcoming Events in Berlin-from the 8th of march till the 14th….

Monday, March 8th, 2010

 

Cold war bunker

Cold war bunker

EastSeven´s favourite events for this week!!


Our recommendations for Monday:

  • EASTSEVEN COOKS A DELICIOUS MEAL : FREE PASTA FOR ALL OUR GUESTS!

Every Monday the EastSeven Berlin Hostel cooks for her guests. The food is simple, but good (and for free), the atmosphere is friendly and the night still young…


  • CULTURE AT HAMBURGER BAHNHOF!

“A troop of monkeys celebrate a feast, a panther wanders across a snowy Alpine landscape and a pack of white wolves surround a buffalo dripping blood in a manicured French garden. At first glance Walton Ford’s large-scale animal watercolour paintings evoke prints by French and British colonial-era illustrators from the 19th century. After closer examination however, they reveal a pictorial universe of complex and disturbing allusions. The various tigers, lions, birds and primates that populate the life-size pictures appear as vivacious protagonists locked in allegorical struggles. The resulting combination of historical fact, natural history inquiry and surreal imaginings give rise to Walton Ford’s brilliant ‘Bestiarium’.”  from 23.01 till 24.5.2010

This squat-turned-art-center boasts art galleries, clubs and bars on every floor. Tonight Cafe Zapata (bottom floor) hosts a session of refined electronic music. Tacheles: Oranienburger Str. 54-56

Mad Monday – the new Monday party starts at 11 pm under the rail station Jannowitzbrücke of Club Rekorder – entrance water side.
Under various decoration, projection and techno total escape to Berlin on party where drive- and experimental techno – The symbol this party.
Here played various national and international Dj’s and live acts from the techno-scene.
Only: 5 €


Our recommendations for tuesday:

Every Tuesday DJane and Fingerfood!!

Nice Jazz music and great food.

This lovely restaurant is just around the corner from the Hostel, at the schönhauser Allee 157…

They are doing tricks right in front of your eyes and you still won’t get it. It is a really magical show and with only 15 € a very good deal. Though in German, also suitable for non-german speakers

every Tuesday
at 19:00 and 21:00 Uhr @ Oxymoron
Rosenthaler Straße 40 / 41
S-Bahn Hackescher Markt or 2 stops with Tram M 1

Our recommendations for wednesday:

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

  • WEDNESDAY EVENING, WHERE TO GO OUT?

Check out Kaffee Burger, where every night is party-night. Always open, always a crowd.


Spreewaldplatz 2
10999 Berlin
U-Bhf Görlitzer Bahnhof


Tresor Birthday Week:
Seelenluft, Daniel.fx, Brett Knacksen Globus: Seelenluft (Gigolo Rec./ Berlin)
Daniel.fx (Trenton, Highgrade/ Antwerpen)
Brett Knacksen (Idealtechno/ Berlin)

Our recommendations for thursday:

Neue-Nationalgalerie…
20th century art at it’s best.

  • BEST PIZZA @ DUE FORNI

just 5mins walk from East Seven
Schönhauser Allee 12
10119 Berlin

Peachy, Hardy, Solho

Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

  • POKERFLAT PRESENTS TRENTEMøLLER

12 Euro

at Zyankali Bar, Kreuzberg’s funkiest dungeon bar

Our recommendations for this friday:

DJs:
CHALÉT + DAS DANIEL
Indie . Pop
NINA QUEER, POLLA DISASTER & DIVATLANTIQUE
Glam

Blake Baxter, Daniel Rajkovic, Kathy, Cari Lekebusch, Niklas on Sax (Live), Pacou, B.L.O.T Culture Must (VJ)

White Trash House Party feat live: RETURN TO PEEZE at the Restaurant

LIVE!
Budzillus
Elyas Khan

DJs!
dj janeck
(Balkan-Latin-Swing-Klezmer-Ska-Party)

Revaler Straße 99
10245 Berlin


Our recommendations for saturday

  • 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.


  • FLEA-MARKETS

Flea-Markets
If you fancy a shopping spree out in the open, there are plenty of bric-à-brac markets and flea markets to choose from. The best known flea market is on the Strasse des 17. Juni on weekends.

Some other flea markets are on sunday in Mauerpark ( Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg), Arkonaplatz (Berlin-Mitte) or Boxhagener Platz (Berlin-Friedrichshain)

Rock Bands, Poetry Slammer, Electro Acts, Comedians – 15 Artists.
Everyone thinks they`ve got talent. But the audience decides!
… unpredictable and loud!!!
Tickets: 12 Euro
Admiralspalast Berlin (S-Bhf. Friedrichstraße)

organised by a really good party crew, entrance only 5 €
well worth the trip to a “non-touristy” area

Start Time: Saturday, March 13 at 10:00pm
End Time: Sunday, March 14 at 11:00pm
Where: Raum 18, Ziegrastr. 11 (Neukölln)


  • ROTER SALON-KILL ALL HIPSTERS

DJ ´s : Kill All Hipsters-dj-team feat. Arnold Scheepmaker (Amsterdam indie electro eclectric pop indietronica)


Rework live (Playhouse)
Losoul (Playhouse)
Dave Vega (WMF, Lost.And.Found)


Our recommendations for sunday:


  • 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.

Dark Worlds – A Tour Through a Bunker from WW II

Stadtgeschichte aus einer ungewöhnlichen Perspektive,Treffpunkt:zentr. Kartenverkauf, südl. Ausgangshalle U-Bhf. Gesundbrunnen

5 minute walk from the hostel; Schönhauser Allee 36
if your weekend is still not over: 2 live bands!!!

DeWalta *LIVE*(meander/kalk pets/vakant)
CHICA PAULA (kalk pets)
Strobocop (Kalk Pets/Karaoke Kalk)

Okay, that´s all for now! For more cool events in Berlin check our online-staff-recommendations or check the ZITTY. See you soon in Berlin.


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.


Winter time in Berlin! Our top 10 of hot events this weekend!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Museum Island in winter

Museum Island in winter

No plans yet? Check out EastSeven´s top 10 and warm up with great events and parties in Berlin.

On Friday:
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)ICON- FRENCH ELECTRO
Friends of French electronic music: Ed Banegr’s Breakbot (http://www.myspace.com/dothefunkybot) is playing at Icon tonight
3)FRANZZ CLUB
2nd Floor – FREE ENTRY
Elektrik Garden
DJ- Team Schliffter Studio (finest minimal, tech-house & elektro)
Schönhauser Allee 36, Kulturbrauerei, 10435 Berlin
just 10mins walk from East Seven

On Saturday:
4)STEREPPHONICS- LIVE @ ASTRA KULTURHAUS
concert
STEREOPHONICS
Keep Calm And Carry On – Tour 2010
Support: Band Of The Week
location: Astra Kulturhaus
Revaler Straße 29, 10245Berlin-Friedrichshain
S+U Bahn station Warschauer Straße

5)RAW-TEMPEL
RE-openingsparty!!!!
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain)
Begin at: 23:00
6)ENJOY 60 OF BERLIN´S FINEst MUSEUMS AT NIGHT

30. Januar 2010 – enjoy 60 of Berlin’s fine museums at night, from 6pm to 2am.

7)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
On Sunday:
8.)MONSTER RONSON’S ICHIBAN KARAOKE

it’s sunday. why not karaoke?
9)SUNDAY FLEAMARKETDAY

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)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!

Have a great time in Berlin!!