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April 10-16: Night Flea Market, Plant Sale, Cherry Blossoms Festival, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of April 10, 2023!
Welcome to this week's edition of Berlin Events Weekly! As always, I’ve spent a few hours carefully curating the best events happening in the city over the next seven days.
Here's a sneak peek of what's in store for you this week:
🎤 English Stand Up Comedy
🛒 Night Flea Market
🌱 Plant Sale of the Year
🤥 The Making of Pinocchio (performance)
🌸 Japanese Cherry Blossoms
🩰 BALLET FOR LIFE 2023
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1. "It's a Mic Tuesday" English Stand Up Comedy
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your Tuesday evening? Look no further than "It's a Mic Tuesday" English stand up comedy night! With over a year of consistently hilarious shows, this event is not to be missed. The show is a place to let loose and laugh at everything, as well as a positive charging experience that will leave you feeling uplifted and energized. A mix of experienced and newer comedians ensures that there's always a joke to suit every taste. The show starts promptly at 20:30, so don't be late! Reserve a spot!
Cost: Donation based (€10-€15)
Date: 11.04 (Tue) - 8 pm
Location: The Wall Comedy (Friedrichshain)
2. Find Hidden Treasures After Dark at SO36 Night Flea Market!
If you love the thrill of flea market shopping but prefer to sleep in on weekends, we have great news for you! The legendary SO36 in Berlin is hosting a night flea market, where you can browse for bargains and unique finds in a relaxed and colorful atmosphere. Starting from 8 p.m., the flea market will be illuminated by colorful lights, creating a magical and festive atmosphere. DJs will provide music to shop by, and you can take a break from shopping by playing a round of table football. In addition to the shopping experience, Dr. Hartz will be on site offering free social counseling. So if you're looking for more than just a great bargain, you can also take advantage of this valuable resource. Read more!
Date: 12.04 (Wed) - 8 pm
Location: SO36 (Kreuzberg)
3. Don't Miss Out on the Plant Sale of the Year!
Looking to add some greenery to your life without breaking the bank? Look no further than Plants for Everyone's upcoming sale, featuring unbeatable prices (starting from €2) on a huge selection of plants! With over 150 species available, including Monstera, Pilea, Ficus, Calathea, and more, there's something for every plant lover. Whether you're a seasoned plant parent or just starting out, you won't want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to bring some green into your life. See you at the sale! Reserve a spot.
Date: 13.04 (Thu) - 15.04 (Sat)
Location: RING-CENTER 1 (Friedrichshain)
Pinocchio - © Tiu Makkonen
4. The Making of Pinocchio: A Celebration of Love and Imagination
In an innovative blend of reality and fiction, The Making of Pinocchio invites the audience into the fictional film studio of Rosana Cade & Ivor MacAskill, where they can witness the creative process of this queer retelling of the classic fairy tale. As life partners, the artists have been working on The Making of Pinocchio since 2018. The Making of Pinocchio is a celebration of queer imagination that blurs the lines between personal and political, stage and screen, fairy tale and autobiography. With English and German subtitles and English audio description, the audience can fully immerse themselves in this beautiful work that celebrates the joy and potential of storytelling. Buy tickets.
Date: 14.04 (Fri) - 15.04 (Sat)
Location: Sophiensaele (Mitte)
5. Experience the Beauty of Japanese Cherry Blossoms in Berlin
Many dream of traveling to Japan to witness the beauty of the Sakura, or Japanese cherry blossom. But you can enjoy these stunning blossoms right in your own city! The Gardens of the World offer the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of cherry blossoms without the need for travel. The Japanese cherry blossom is an important symbol of Japanese culture, representing beauty, awakening, and transience. It also marks the beginning of spring in Japan and is celebrated with great joy and festivity. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Japanese cherry blossoms. Read more.
Date: 15.04 (Sat) - 16.04 (Sun)
Location: Gardens of the World
Ballet for Life ©Ajdin Barucija - Grafikdesign - twentyeightseven
6. Join the Celebration of Art and Philanthropy at the BALLET FOR LIFE 2023 Evening!
The stage is set for an unforgettable night of dance and charity at the BALLET FOR LIFE 2023 event! Hosted at the Admiralspalast on April 16, this remarkable evening brings together a lineup of outstanding dancers from the most renowned European ballet ensembles. Experience an outstanding program featuring remarkable choreographies by Akram Khan, Alejandro Cerrudo, William Forsythe, Christian Spuck, Crystal Pite, Mats Ek and Wayne McGregor. This exceptional evening is not just about world-class performances. It is also a significant charitable event, with all proceeds going towards supporting underprivileged children in Ukraine. Buy tickets.
Date: 16.04 (Sun)
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Movie of the week:
Arrival: A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.