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Berlin Notes: Events

Upcoming events in Berlin.

Monday, November 19, 2007

One thing you won't find in the works of Roger Melis, Martin Roemers and Walter Vogel are clichés. Their works, depicting different aspects of working life in the post-war Germanies, go on show today at the Willy-Brandt-Haus, headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD), under the title "Arbeit und Alltag 1951-1992" ("Work and Everyday Life 1951-1992")


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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Now showing at the Märkisches Museum to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the friendship agreement between Berlin and Paris: Design Reference Paris, an exhibition of around 40 design objects by Paris designers such as Laurence Brabant, Ora Ïto, Cédric Ragot, Patrick Jouin, Matali Crasset, Inga Sempé, Florence Doléac, Philippe Starck und Éric Jourdan. Curators Cédric Morisset and Hélène Convert are working with the method of "working through" different aspects of Parisien design and highlighting the ways it uses references and citations.

Open until November 4, 2007. Tuesday and Thursday - Sunday 10am - 6pm; Wednesday 12 - 6pm; Monday closed. Closest statons Märkisches Museum (U2) and Jannowitzbrücke (U8, S-Bahn).


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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Tomorrow, Wednesday October 3, is the 17th anniversary of German reunification (Tag der Einheit). It's a public holiday so most shops will be closed, although many flea markets will be open. (For alternative shopping possibilities see our page "Out-of-hours shopping").


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Monday, October 1, 2007

This year's Berlin Marathon was a record breaker: 2006 winner Haile Gebrselassie (Ethopia) took 30 seconds off the world record with a time of just 2:04:26, once again highlighting Berlin's very fast and flat course. Behind him were 40,214 other runners of all ages and nationalities, as well as 10,000 schoolchildren and 9,000 wheeled competitors in separate races.


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Monday, September 24, 2007

Sternradio. once a must-go club for clubbers new to, or only a short time in Ber lin, is no more. Following a change of owners, it's now to become "Centrum (Club)" (the name plays on the former GDR department store, located across the road on Alexanderplatz where Kaufhof now stands. It'll be interesting to see if the club will becom e the "centre of good taste" the new owner wants it to be. Music direction: electronic sound, from Techno via Elektro and Minimal through to House. Opening on October 19th.


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Saturday, September 22, 2007

The 12th Art Forum Berlin is taking place in 2007 from September 29th to October 3rd at Berlin's Exhibition Center. Presenting itself in a brand new design by Gerwald Rockenschaub and Alexander Rendi (Berlin/Vienna), over 120 galleries from more than 25 countries will be showcasing the works of established artists and newcomers.


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Saturday, September 22, 2007

From Tuesday September 25th onwards, the highly successful "Metropolitan in Berlin" exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie each day from Thursday to Sunday until midnight. On the night of October 2 - 3 it will hold a special "Nuit blanche" and remain open through the night - with reduced entry charges.


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Friday, September 21, 2007

Berlin has more miles of canal and more bridges than Venice - blah blah. Venice is a tiny place, so any decently-sized city can make this claim. However Berlin has seen a lot of bridge-building activity in recent years - since reunification more than 190 have been built. The Galerie Ingenieurkunst in Mitte is celebrating this with an exhibition showing some of the more impressive constructions titled "Berliner Brücken - Verbindungen nach der Wende" (Berlin's Bridges: Post-unification connections") running until November 4th.


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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is presenting his first photographic exhibition in Germany from Thursday, September 20th. The show, titled "Noise - Listening Pictures", features six young, up-and-coming American photographers: Chris Patterson, Tim Barber, Brandon Lattus, Slater Bradley, Robin Graubard and Ofer Wolberger.

"Noise" can be visited in Kreuzberg's Falckensteinstraße 47-48, 10997 Berlin (location of the 103 Club). Short walking distance from U-Bahn station Schlesisches Tor (U1). Until October 3, 2pm - 8pm.


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Monday, September 17, 2007

The O2 World Berlin, currently under construction near the Ostbahnhof, is celebrating its topping out ceremony (Richtfest) on September 20th. On the evening of the 19th there'll be a free concert - The Streets Open Air - from 7pm on the construction site featuring UK artist Mike Skinner.

Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Some more information (in German) available here.


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