Tipps for your Berlin weekend
We are looking at another scorching hot weekend in the city and while a lot of you will just try to find a lake that hasn’t got a million bbq-ing teenagers at its shores some of you might still enjoy the occassional cultural input – preferably in a place with AC. Or you could head to Brandenburg to combine for one of the loveliest festivals: „Zurück zu den Wurzeln“ (~ „Back to the rooots“). Here’s what else we found:
Party in Berlin
- Torstraßenfestival turns one of Berlin’s most exciting streets into a three-day stage. Several dozen venues feature concerts, workshops and parties, in large part by local artists, that have yet still to make their mainstream breakthrough. A really cool way to let yourself be inspired on the hunt for new music to listen to.
- Watergate releases their 24th sampler, mixed by resident DJ Jimi Jules.
- Legendary Miss Kitten will perform at IPSE on Saturday together with fellow DJs/producers Steve Bug and Frankey&Sandino
- At Klunkerkranich Saturday has a nice line-up of Downbeat and Deephouse with Dole&Kom, Somewhere Else Tomorrow, Veturanto and EBM66 for a hot evening over the roofs of Neukölln.
Artsy in Berlin
- Berlin Biennale kicks off their three-months art extravaganca this weekend with a number of performances and vernissages.
- Laws of Power at Uferstudios is a performance this Friday who explores the question who is really pulling our strings through a choreagraphy by Annelie Andre.
- This Friday sees the end of Rules the third annual festival organized by Centrum Hungaricum, to take a closer look at how and why we break and conform to rules set by society and tradition.
- By now it is traditional that the Berlin-stop for World Press Photo award is held at SPD headquarters Willy-Brandt-Haus. As always it’s free, but you need an ID for security if you want to see what are (according to Sony’s jury) the best press photos of the last 12 months.
Other stuff to do in Berlin
- Legalisation might still be a long way off, unless an unexpected rise of evidence-based politics is around the corner and noone noticed, but friends of the sticky green at least get their own tradeshow. Mary Jane Berlin is Germany’s biggest hemp-related show and potheads are sure to find some like-minded people.
- Osthafen holds the fourth version of their African Food Festival to bring you a modern interpretation of all kinds of different staple dishes from all over this incredibly diverse continent.
- For „Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften“ (~Long night of Sciences) more than 70 scientific institutions in Berlin and Potsdam open their doors to the public for a rare view behind the scenes. 1000s of talks, demonstrations and workshop invite you to take a closer look at the state of current research in fields ranging from medicine to social sciences and everything in between.