Learning, listening, dancing, discovering. Eight events, eight places, eight occasions to take the best of your time in Berlin !
► Sunday 15th : Patchwork Workshop
A free workshop on the basic technics of patchwork and the fabrication of quilts, an artist lecture on a work on Memorial Quilt and guided tours through the exhibition “Textile Diversity” : this sunday offers a perfect occasion to go to Dahlem and discover the Museum of European Cultures. Spend the whole day there and visit both other neighbor museums, the Ethnological Museum and the Museum for Asiatic Art. From there, you can also go to the Grünewald forest and have a nice walk in the nature.
Time : 11:00 -> 17:00
Place : Museum Europäischer Kulturen – Arnimallee 25
How to get there from campus : Take the M1 to Schönhauser Allee, then the RingBahn (S42) to Heidelberger Platz then the U3to Dahlem-Dorf (it’s far away, but spend your whole sunday there !)
Price : 0€ (Museum Ticket : 4€)
► Monday 16th : Funk Music + Roller Skating = perfect start for your week
Again a suggestion at SO36 this week, but I would not miss this event. On the third Monday of each month, they organise a Roller-Skate-After-Work, that is, a party with Funk, Hip-Hop and Boogie Music where you can dance with roller skates on their legendary parquet dance floor.
Time : Doors open at 20:00. Dancing lesson at 20:30. Party at 21:30.
Place : SO36, Oranienstr. 190
How to get there from campus : Take the M1 to Rosenthaler Platz and then the U8 to Kottbusser Tor
Price : 5€ + 3€/h to rent roller skates.
► Tuesday 17th : Entering for free the world’s temple of classical music
Before being the world’s capital of techno music, Berlin has been for long the capital of classical music. Everyone seem to agree that the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – hosted since 1963 in this odd-looking yellow building near Potsdamer Platz – is one of the world’s best orchestre (if not THE best). No need to say that tickets for the upcoming months are sold-out (hmm, you may still get some for 15€, a incredible cheap price in comparison to the normal one, email-me if you are interested). BUT, on Tuesdays, you can get in the very nice Foyer and listen to one free hour of classical (sometimes jazz) music, played by young but super talented musicians. This Tuesday, they are playing works by Paul Hindemith (20th century). The “Lunch Concerts” are highly highly recommended, unless you have a class at 13:30…
Time : 13:00-14:00, be there at 12:30 to be sure to get in !!!
Place : Berliner Philarmoniker, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1
How to get there from campus : Take the M1 to Pankow and the U2 to Potsdamer Platz, it’s a 10min walk from there
Price : 0€
► Wednesday 18th : Close Up!
Next week the Berlinale will be over…but if you already miss it, you can still go to the C/O Berlin to see great photos of this 65. edition. Thirteen young photographers were given the assignment of presenting their personal view of the 2015 edition of the Berlinale in all its diversity – a jury will select three winners who wills show their work from 15 to 19 February. This museum of photography, which just reopened a few months ago, has currently three other very interestingexhibitions on display.
Time : 11:00-20:00
Place : C/O Berlin, Amerika Haus, Hardenbergstr. 22-24
How to get there from campus : Take the 150 to Osloer Str. and then the U9 to Zoologischer Garten
Price : 5€More info : http://www.co-berlin.org/close-2
► Thursday 19th : A night of Art from Rome
For the 9th time, the German Academy Villa Massimo Rome will be a guest for a night at the Martin-Gropius-Bau. Last year, more than 2000 visitors came to see various performances, exhibitions, installations, concerts and readings.
Time : Doors open at 18:45
Place : Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7
How to get there from campus : Take the M1 to Pankow and the U2 to Potsdamer Platz
Price : 0€
► Friday 20th : “L’amour est enfant de bohème”
Until the 25th you can see at the Neuköllner Oper an original production of Carmen, the Opera by Georges Bizet, with english subtitles. This new version, played by a young ensemble, aims at being “true to the original and close to our reality”, freely inspired by Berlin’s and Neukölln’s everyday life. “The most famous opera of the world tells a tale of the most powerful, most dangerous force in humans: “love”.” You can book very easily by sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org, tickets for students costs 9€ only.
Time : 20:00
Place : Neuköllner Oper, Karl-Marx-Straße 131-133
How to get there from campus : Take the 150 to Osloer Strasse, the U8 to Hermannplatz, and the U7 to Karl-Marx-Strasse
Price : 9€More info : http://en.neukoellneroper.de/
► Saturday 21st : Frame Drumming and Oriental Rythms #helpbuildabetterworld
“Come and explore the rich world of rhythms and unique sound of the frame drum! This workshop is dedicated to all, who are interested about self-exploring and creativity, who are interested in cultures, music and traditions, who are fascinated by sound-therapy and music-healing, who teach rhythmics, or who work with body or dance. First timers and regulars are welcome!”
And if you don’t try this amazing workshop, you should still go and discover the Baumhaus once. This experimental space on construction aims to “shift the borders of how people think of and use public spaces”, to “help build a better world locally”. Just go there and talk to the people.
Time : 12:00-18:00
Place : Baumhaus, Gerichtstraße 23
How to get there from campus : Take the M1 to Pankow and then the M27 to Nettelbeckplatz/S Wedding
Price : 55€ per person includes a frame drum and lunchMore info : https://www.facebook.com/events/1526540450952924/
► Saturday 21st by night :
After having praised classical music on Tuesday, the Kosmonaut club invites you to celebrate techno music on Saturday night, during a special party for its second anniversary.
Time : 00:00->12:00
Place : Kosmonaut, Wiesenweg 1-4
How to get there from campus : Take the M1 to Pankow and then the S9 to Frankfurter Allee
Price : 14€More info : http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?673416
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