Tips for your Berlin weekend
It’s the last Friday of the month, which means we’re getting ready for Critical Mass. The big ride starts at 1930 at Mariannenplatz, respectively half an hour later at Heinrichplatz. If you’re still looking for a new ride this summer, the FLickeN bike flea market at Waldemarstraße got you covered and to top things off, Berlin on Bike teamed up with the Zeiss planetarium for a (German language) tour through Berlins history as a science city.
Party in Berlin
- Aphrodite was one of the few UK Drum & Bass gigs that landed in the charts on the continent. On Saturday he’ll prove that he’s still going strong with a gig at VOID.
- Säälchen at Holzmarkt is the ideal location for an oldschool ball with a swing-playing live band and one of the rare opportunities to really dress up. Knall auf Ball – Swing im Säälchen.
- Reggie Watts‚ gig as part of pragma festival is just as sold out as Massive Attack’s in the Spandau citadel – but maybe you get lucky and can score a ticket on site.
- For a special edition of Techno Türken, they take to the wonderful rooftop bar at Klunkerkranich.
- After nearly a decade Jazzanova issued a new album with which they are touring right now. This Saturday sees them performing at Volksbühne. I suggest going there very, very early if you still want a chance to get a ticket.
- The Tresor Club Night on Saturday features quite an international line-up, with live gigs by Johannes Volk and Markus Suckut and DJ sets by Marc Schneider, Lily Ackermann, UBX127 and a handful of others. Like always you can expect an honest night of 4-to-the-floor beats from some of the best in the genre.
- Ritchie Hawtin is Finest Berghain and considered one of the main protagonists of the so-called „2nd wave of Detroit Techno“ – even though he’s from the UK.
- The Tiger Lilies are something unique in today’s music business, they are fearlessly avantgarde but mainstreamy enough to actually make a living out of their crazy entertaining mix of 1920s cabaret and post-punk. A real treat, which you should not miss.
Arty in Berlin
- The Ausufern performative arts festival at Uferstudios enters the next round with a flea market, a noise-machine workshop and two performances on Sunday.
- On Sunday, Oberbaumbrücke turns into a giant open-air art gallery for more than 100 artists, that will display their works.
- The new exhibition at DHM „“ is looking at how the surrounding oceans shaped the history and people of the continent.
More Things to do in Berlin
- This weeks foodie events include a Dumpling Festival, the Disco BBQ edition of Bite Club and the Carribean Eat & Drink Days.
- As far as street festival, Bergmannstraßenfest is better than most, owing to their focus on jazzy and off-beat tunes and people actually go there for the music and not only to eat the ever-same greasy streetfood chow.
- FLussbad Berlin is one the city’s most exciting – and controversial – development projects. The plan to create a public swimming pool along the south channel around the river island is not even finalized but the old-school baroque fans and protectionists already fear a disneyfication and are protesting even small steps toward the realisation. To advertise their idea the community behind Flussbad holds an annual swimming competition; Flussbad Pokal 2018 and inform the interested public about their plans this Sunday