are you staying in Berlin this weekend? Then read on, because we made a fine selection of coming up events and things to do this friday, satrurday and sunday!
For the sixth time, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS™ will turn Berlin into a sparkling metropolis with a firework of illuminations and events for two weeks from 13th to 24th October, 2010. Under the auspices of the governing mayor Klaus Wowereit world-famous historical landmarks and spots in Berlin, e.g. the Brandenburg Gate, the Television or Radio Tower will be staged impressively by means of light, events, projections and fireworks. Complementary to the festival, there will be numerous cultural events dealing with the subject “light”.
The Grand Opening on October 13th will be followed by a number of spectacular events this year. Amongst others the Night Of Open Doors will be held on October 16th. On October 22nd it will become jazzy at Jazz at the Ministergardens and romantic at the MoonlightWeddings.
A spectacular finish will be the City LightRun on October 23rd.
During the whole festival you can explore the city on land, water or in the air via LightSeeing.
2)FOURTH EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY BERLIN
15 October to 28 November 2010
This fourth edition of the European Month of Photography Berlin presents itself as a festival in transition. This time the ‘month’ of photography lasts for six weeks, starting – in response to the rhythm of Berlin’s cultural autumn – in mid-October. The biggest change however is the experiment of confronting all participating institutions with a mandatory set theme. The objective was to have all the exhibitions and events focused on a single topic, so as to make the festival more prominent in the public eye and give it a higher profile.
‘Modern times, new pictures’ is the phrase that sums it all up – a theme focusing on photography as an instrument of modernisation. Museums and cultural institutions, galleries and exhibition organisers have been invited to dedicate their exhibitions to this modernising function of the photographic medium, taking different aspects into account. After all, it has long been a matter of general knowledge that photographs do more than just ‘reproduce reality’. What the camera registers, and the way in which the result is reproduced, is rather a matter of interpretation and so can be seen as the creation of new and additional realities. Several specific fields relating to this theme were proposed to participating institutions by way of example, and all these areas reappear in the festival in the form of historic, and – even more importantly – contemporary samples of the art.
Anyone who wishes can organise the website following these different thematic areas, or bring up a display of the outstanding highlights. For the first time the festival includes a central point – in the form of the Berlinische Galerie – one offering a wide range of events.
The curious visitor can expect to find pictures that are surprising and disturbing, controversial and simply breathtaking. The Fourth European Month of Photography Berlin 2010 is more than just a feast for the eye.
The collectivly run cafe „morgenrot“ offers from Friday through Sunday a fulminant buffet. Eat as much as you can and pay only what your financial status leds you to (though it should be between 4 to 8 Euros). It´s just round the corner of East Seven.
Where: cafe morgenrot, kastanienallee 85
Start: 11 a.m.
End: Buffet is available ´till 15:00, but cafe is open till late
first time LIVE! (Warp/Brainfeeder/USA)
Robotic (Freak Camp)
Delfonic (Oye Records)
Begin at: 00:00
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.
Begin at: 09:00
End at: 16:00
Lumas Berlin zeigt mit der Ausstellung “Farin Urlaub: Kuroboshi” zum ersten Mal ausgewählte Fotografien des Musikers. Im Jahr 2009 machte sich Farin Urlaub auf die Reise nach Japan. Die gesamte Palette von japanischer Kultur, Ritualen und traditionellen Idealen wird in dieser fotografischen Serie zu einem breiten Spektrum faszinierender Motive ausgebreitet.
Farin Urlaub: Kuroboshi
24.9. bis 22.11.2010
LUMAS Berlin – Hackesche Höfe
Rosenthaler Straße 40/41, 10178 Berlin
Mo-Sa 11-20 Uhr, So 13-19 Uhr
English Comedy at its best, just around the corner!
Schönhauser Allee 184
2 minute walk from the hostel
Reservations: 030 / 48 62 31 86
Begin at: 23:45
+++ Club DJ JOHNNY NO (50s & 60s mashed potatoes, Rockin’ Soul, Garage-Beat, Rock’n’Roll, Rockin’ Blues)
+++ Bar DJ CHRISTOPHER ROSE (Hot Jazz, Dirty Blues, Nasty R&B, Caribbean Exotica)
Messer Chups is an experimental band from St.Petersburg, Russia. The band was founded by Oleg Gitarkin who had previously performed with Oleg Kostrow under the name of Messer für Frau Müller. (…)
Messer Chups’ music often features a fundament of surf drums on which they build collages of samples from odd sources, like circus music, jazz, east European animation soundtracks, and American B-pictures. On top of that they lay solos from guitar and theremin. (Wikipedia)
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.
Begin at: 11:00
End at: 16:59
Yes, summer is over, but swimming’s good for ya none the less. Stadtbad Neukölln is not exactly around the corner but it’s pretty! On a sunday it’s advisable to avoid the children that come for the “fun-time” between noon and 4pm.
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