Tipps for your Berlin weekend
After Berliner Fahrradschau last month wasn’t entirely able to convince everyone they are still the best bike trade show in town, this weekend Velo Berlin is taking over some hangars at Tempelhof. In the past their event has been a bit stuffy and just not really cool. This year promises to be a bit different. Not only is the new location better to reach for the hip crowds from Kreuzkoelln, they put more work into getting different people on board. So hopefully we will see more small and innovative companies. Anyway we will definitely give it another go and try to be as impartial as possible.
Party in Berlin
- On Saturday the Beatkollektiv celebrates their love for boogie, soul and jazz with an all-night DJ set at Bar Tausend.
- Normally we wouldn’t suggest a club like A7 here (a bit too clean and professional-looking) but a gig by Boris Dlugosch is reason enough for an exception.
- Head over to Gretchen for your monthly dose of Drum & Bass. This Saturday at Recycle- Berlin’s Finest Drum & Bass: London Elektricity, S.P.Y. Keeno, N’Dee and others.
- I have to admit I’m always a bit sceptical when the teaser text for a concert is as long and heavy as in the case of PTTRNS gig at Kantine Berghain, but the venue is famous for this type of thing and after a quick research on youtube I can now tell you, they are a pop band that isn’t afraid of anything and don’t take themselves too seriously.
- Stereo Express are probably best known for their housy interpretation of Sweet Dreams, but they have much more to offer. This Saturday their new album sees the light of day. Their record release at Polygon Club is supported by Seth Schwarz, Joshua Kesse, tony Casanova and a whole bunch of other high-profile DJs.
- Friends of multi-facetted UK Dubsteb should enjoy Griessmühle’s Saturday event: Reef, featuring sets by Ikonika (soundcloud) and Pinch (soundcloud)
- If you absolutely have to have a techno party in a big club, you can’t do much wrong with the Tresor Clubnacht this Saturday.
- If you prefer quieter tones for your Sunday chillout, the Balkan Spirit Ensemble might be the right choice with their fusion of Jazz and Balkan Beats.
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Arty in Berlin
- It’s the last chance to see the fabulous DHM-exhibition 1917. Revolution – Russia and Europe. To sweeten the deal they have an English language guided tour on Sunday.
- To fuck or not to be is a comedic Shakespeare Special by Sven Kemmler, who doesn’t really get the ongoing hype regarding the man from Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Prachtwerk in Neukölln houses a combined Record Release party and vernissage by KelseyBrae. The all-female artist line-up created a number of pieces specifically for Kelsey’s EP „Only“. Entrance fee of 12€ includes a physical copy of the EP.
- Irving Penn is a legend among photographers with a career spanning more than 70 years. Literally everyone and everything has been in front of his lens at some point, be it Marlene Dietrich or some headhunters from New Guinea, still lifes and architecture. C/O Berlin shows more than 180 works from the man, many of those he developed himself with a now forgotten technique that creates a unique look that can’t be reproduced using digital tools.
Other Stuff in Berlin
- Cosmic Comedy is a regular stand-up comedy show for the expat crowd at Bar 1820. This Saturday the entrance fee of 12 € includes free pizza and shots, while they last.
- Chaos and Order – a mathematical symphony is a multi-media show at a planetarium that aims to show the beauty of maths in our everyday lives and tries to answer questions like „does math have a colour – a sound?“. Saturday (in German).