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April 17-23: Wine Fair, Ice Cream Week, Flea Market, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of April 17, 2023!
Welcome to this week's edition of Berlin Events Weekly! Before I share with you the best-curated events happening over the next 7 days, I’d like to run a quick poll to know your preferences regarding attending events with others. Please take a moment to share your thoughts on the following question:
P.s. The Substack poll platform has a character limit for poll options. Therefore, here is the full description of the three options for our poll:
Yes, I would like to meet new people and attend events with them.
No, I prefer to attend events alone or with people I already know.
Maybe, it depends on whether we share a common interest or link, such as nationality, co-workers, profession, language, etc.
Thanks for participating!
Here's a sneak peek of what's in store for you this week:
🎭 Natural Drama (performance)
🎪 Art and Flea Market at Sisyphos
🍦 Berlin Ice Cream Week
🎁 Discover East German Classics (trade fair)
🍷 Sip and Savor at WeinBerlin (wine fair)
🌈 Queer Market Berlin (flea market)
Let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading this week's newsletter!
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Sorour Darabi - Natural Drama ©Laurent Paillier
1. Natural Drama: Celebrating the Potential of Queer Imagination
Queer Darlings is a popular spring festival series that celebrates queer imagination and creativity. Local and international artists showcase their works that deal with personal and socio-political moments of change, transformation, crisis, and transition from a queer perspective. One of the featured artists, Sorour Darabi, has been exploring the notion of transgression since their first work, Farci.e. In their latest work, Natural Drama, Sorour questions the concept of "Nature" and examines representations and constructions of the so-called female body. Through dance traditions both visible and invisible, preserved and lost, Sorour develops a kind of futuristic mythology that seeks its roots in feminist issues and contemporary environmental concerns. Buy tickets.
Date: 17.04 (Mon) - 18.04 (Tue)
Location: Sophiensaele (Mitte)
2. Art and Flea Market at Sisyphos
Ever wondered how the inside of Sisyphos looks like? Then this is your chance to explore the club grounds and experience its unique atmosphere for yourself. With a wide variety of colorful booths, ranging from the spectacular to the quirky, you'll be sure to find the perfect trinket to take home. The market will also feature live music performances by Jasmine Lajeunesse, Camilla Simon, and Eyota, providing the perfect soundtrack to your shopping adventure. Feeling peckish? Don't worry, there will be plenty of snacks and treats to keep you fueled up as you browse. Read more.
Date: 19.04 (Wed) - 20.04 (Thu) / 15:00 to 23:30
Location: Sisyphos Nightclub
3. Berlin Ice Cream Week: A Celebration of Experimental Flavors
Berlin Ice Cream Week is an annual event that brings together ice cream lovers from all over the city to indulge in crazy and experimental ice cream flavors. With numerous participating ice cream parlors, each offering a scoop of a special flavor for just €1.50, you can try a wide variety of delicious handmade creations. This event is not just about enjoying tasty ice cream but also about discovering new ice cream parlors and the value of artisanal ice cream. Read more.
Date: 20.04 (Thu) - 26.04 (Wed)
Location: Map of Participating Ice Cream Parlors
4. Discover East German Classics at OSTPRO Berlin
Step back in time and rediscover the charm of East German classics at the OSTPRO Berlin Fair. With the motto "Look, Try, Buy", visitors can explore a wide range of products, from food and beverages to clothing, cosmetics, books, video and CDs, porcelain, ceramics, glassware, candles, watches, jewelry, toys, furniture, and household goods. But the fair doesn't stop at goods. Tour operators will also be on hand to present holiday and wellness offers, while exhibitors from the real estate sector will provide information on housing, house offers, and renovation. And if all that shopping works up your appetite, you can enjoy culinary specialties from the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, and Hungary to round out your visit. Great opportunity to immerse yourself in East German culture and bring home a piece of history! Read more.
Date: 21.04 (Fri) - 23.04 (Sun)
Location: Karlshorst Horse Racing Track
5. Sip and Savor at WeinBerlin Wine Fair
Get ready for a wine lover's dream come true at the WeinBerlin wine fair, where winemakers and wineries from around the world gather to present their latest and greatest creations. With over 900 wines to sample, visitors can enjoy a diverse range of flavors and styles while soaking up the historic ambiance of the former imperial telegraph office. Not only will German wine regions be represented, but wineries from Italy, Spain, France, Australia, South Africa, Chile, and many other countries will also be present at the fair. Once you've found your favorite wine, you can even order it directly from the producer. Read more.
Date: 22.04 (Sat) - 23.04 (Sun)
Location: Telekom, Hauptstadtrepräsentanz (Mitte)
6. Queer Market Berlin: Supporting Local LGBTQIA+ Entrepreneurs
The Queer Market Berlin is a family-friendly event held at Festsaal Kreuzberg. With a suggested donation of €3 for entrance, visitors can enjoy non-stop entertainment, music, food, and over 100 stands showcasing products and services from local LGBTQIA+ businesses. The event aims to empower local businesses, celebrate love and compassion, and provide resources for a better living. Come down and support the community. Read more.
Date: 23.04 (Sun) / 13:00 to 21:00
Location: Festsaal Kreuzberg
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The Fountain: As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.