Our tipps for your Berlin weekend
We made it. Season 2017 is offcially over since Monday. Even though it was the wettest summer ever since they started recording stuff like that we look back on a successful 14th year in business and wanted to thank our whole staff, especially our guides who are the face and base of BoB and our development. And of course: you, our guests. THANK YOU, YOU ARE THE BEST. We’ll post a season recap soon and tell you what to expect for next year, but now the show must go on, just because you’re not riding, doesn’t mean you should stop dancing as well.
Party in Berlin
- Normally Yaam is strictly Reggae, Ska and Carribean tunes, but they are not above giving space to other genres if friends need a venue. In this case these friends are OSTFUNK and their 14th birthday.
- Chicago-Techno veteran DJ Rush moved to Berlin a couple of years ago, and if anything his music became even more all-out-in-your-face-dance-till-you-drop. You can get proof on Friday at Suicide Circus.
- One more Yaam event. This one to say goodby to Nosliw on his Danke & Tschüss Tour, or his career as a German Reggae performer at least. No idea what he’s up to next, but the loss will be felt nonetheless. While others like Gentleman became half-jamaican (he even did his interviews in Patois, altough he is German) or focussed strictly on party-tunes and personal things like Seeed, Nosliw always sang in German and addressed a number of controversial topics in his songs. Goodbye.
- The circus is in town. 3000° on tour at Ritter Butzke is promising to be a colouful evening with a spectacular line-up featuring Mollono Bass, Dole&Kom, Peng Peng, Seth Schwarz and more.
- Redshape has been something of a mystery for a while, although he isnt the first perfomer to hide his face behind a mask. Now everyone knows who is, but he has to keep the mask on because otherwise noone would know who he is. Anyway, getting sidetracked here. In fact Redshape is only one of several DJs spinning the decks for „Away x Midnight Shift“ at ://about blank. Others are Dexter, Claire Morgan, Mr Statik and Discrete Circuit Circuit to celebrate a night of finest Techno on Saturday.
- On Sunday Swedish Electro-Pop Combo Little Dragon will perform at Astra and introduce their 2017 Album „Season High“.
Arty in Berlin
- Among other things, Berlin’s division in the past created a surplus of good universities. Among them the „Hanns Eisler“ Musical college. And every year their graduates give a couple of concerts. This is a pretty cool way to listen to classical music – and it’s potential future stars – for very litte money (regular tickets are only 8 €). One of those graduate concerts is this Friday featuring Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir and Myeong-Hyeon Kim.
- Memory of Dislocation is a dance performance by Colombian dancer and choreographer Jair Luna, that explores the relation between bodies and the outside world, in which the body in a way is a canvas on which a society draws its boundaries – I think, but it sounds awesome.
- The Sony World Photography Awards are the biggest photo competition in the world. For the exhibition at Willy-Brandt-Haus the jurors selected about 200 photos out of 220.000. Free entrance, but you need to bring an ID and a little time, if you’re really going on the weekend.
- To paint a whole car of a train is something like the highest accolade a grafitti writer can aspire to. You need guts and skills and there is nice little exhibition with 100 of such works. It’s kind of cute how they try to sound a little bit reasonable in the description by pointing out how uncomfortable that is for passengers because the interior of the train is then dark. Partners in Crime – The 100 Wholecar Exhibition at OKK in Kreuzberg.
Other stuff in Berlin
- Finally there’s a Film Festival for Sci-Fi lovers as well. Babylon Mitte hosts a 2-day festival of Science-Fiction movies, most of never shown in Germany – at least on a big screen.
- If you ever wondered what’s behind all the closed doors at Tempelhof Airport, it’s your chance to satisfy your curiosity on Saturday’s Open House events. I wasn’t able to find out if the tours they give that day are in English as well, but even if you just wander around on your own, this is a must-see. Open House at Tempelhof Airport
- On Sunday there is a small Comic tradeshow at Hotel Ellington. In the past, these tended to be a bit oldschool, but I always found 1 or 2 treasures for my collection, so if you manage to get out of bed on time and like comics, just give it a shot.