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August 07-13: Classical Music, Open-Air Concert, Circus Festival, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of August 07, 2023!
A couple of weeks back, I shared my newfound revelation that changed my life – the magic of using a dishwasher, which has saved me an incredible amount of time spent on dishwashing. But, here's the latest twist in my kitchen adventure: I've come to realize that some of the cherished pans and pots I've been tossing into that machine have ended up ruined!
I thought we lived in the era of "all-the-bad-stuff-free" and everything-safe kitchenware. But alas, some of my favorite cooking companions couldn't withstand the dishwasher's power. It's been quite a culinary heartbreak 💔.
So, there's only one solution to my culinary conundrum – it's time to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new! I'm on the hunt for a brand new set of pots and pans that can brave the dishwasher and still shine brightly in the kitchen.
🥂 Here's to a fresh start and hopefully a much happier, and dishwasher-safe, culinary journey!
As always, I’ve dedicated several hours to curate the finest upcoming events in the city for you.
Here's a sneak peek of what's in store this week:
🎻 Young Euro Classic - Classical Music
🎙️ Open-Air Concert
🎵 Kuires X Gazino - Music & Performance
💃 Dance in August - Performance
🎪 The Berlin Circus Festival
🌺 Annual LGBT Park Festival
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Enjoy and have fun!
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1. Young Euro Classic: Celebrating European Orchestral Tradition and Global Repertoire
The Konzerthaus Berlin comes alive during the Berlin summer as youth symphony orchestras from around the world gather to enrich the city with classical music concerts. Embodying the symbolic essence of "Euro," the festival showcases the European orchestral culture's global reach. Each Young Euro Classic concert is carefully curated, featuring a symphonic masterpiece from the 19th or 20th century, a representative piece from the orchestra's homeland, and often a world or German premiere. More info.
Date: 04 Aug - 27 Aug
Location: Konzerthaus berlin - Mitte
Aka Kelzz -photo by Tatianna Rose
2. Summer Open-Air Concert: A Diverse Musical Journey
On the delightful grounds usually occupied by the cinema Union's open-air cinema flair, a summer concert event awaits! As part of the Kultursommerfestival, the evening will feature three acts, each offering a unique musical experience. Kicking off the event is Aka Kelzz, treating the audience to chill beats and a modern jazz sound. Following Aka Kelzz is Lie Ning, taking listeners on a deep and soulful journey through pop, indie, and R'nB tunes. And of course, no summer party would be complete without some lively moments! The evening culminates with the groovy tunes of Köpenick music legend, Romano, promising to leave everyone humming earworms well into the week. More info.
Date: 08 Aug (Tue) / 17:30 - 22:00
Location: Naturtheater Friedrichshagen
Kulturprojekte Berlin, photo: Lale Yürür
3. Kuires X Gazino: An Intersection of Cultures and Artistry
On this special day, the South Block transforms into a vibrant Kuires X Gazino, offering a blend of Arabesk music, video installations, dance, spoken word performances, and Turkish delicacies. Originating in Turkey, Arabesk music combines Turkish folk, Arabic, and Western pop elements, gaining popularity during the labor migration of the 60s. As the melodies play, Turkish culinary mezes and raki will be served, adding to the delightful experience of unity and cultural appreciation. More info.
Date: 09 Aug (Wed) / 17:00 - 12:30
Location: Südblock - Kreuzberg
Tanz im August -rehearsal image by Anne Van Aerschot
4. Dance in August: An International Contemporary Dance Festival
Dance in August (Tanz im August) stands as one of Europe's most significant festivals for dance theater. Showcasing contemporary dance and experimental choreographies, the event gathers accomplished dancers from around the globe. Renowned for its international acclaim, the festival warmly embraces new formats and innovative choreographies, regularly featuring German premieres and Berlin debuts. The program.
Date: 09 Aug (Wed) - 26 Aug (Sat)
Location: Various venues
5. The Berlin Circus Festival: Celebrating Contemporary Circus
The Berlin Circus Festival unfolds its splendor at Tempelhofer Feld, showcasing contemporary circus performances over 10 days. Delighting audiences with a hand-picked selection of the finest circus acts, the festival presents 10 fantastic shows across two tents and the festival area. Beyond the performances, the festival offers an art exhibition on its grounds. Since its inception, the Berlin Circus Festival has grown to become Germany's largest and most pioneering event for contemporary circus. More info.
Date: 11 Aug (Fri) - 20 Aug (Sun)
Location: Tempelhofer Feld
6. Annual LGBT Park Festival: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusivity
The LGBT Park Festival, known as LesBiSchwules Parkfest, is gearing up for its 24th edition on the scenic grounds of Volkspark Friedrichshain's open-air cinema. Since its inception in 1998, this event has been a fixture on the calendar every August, attracting up to 6,000 visitors to one of Berlin's largest inner-city parks. The festival boasts a diverse entertainment program where attendees can gather on picnic blankets to enjoy performances, while also providing numerous information booths to learn about gay and lesbian life in Berlin. Emphasizing a casual neighborhood gathering vibe, the festival passionately stands for tolerance, resolutely opposing discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.
Date: 12 Aug (Sat) - 15:00 - 22:00
Location: Volkspark Friedrichshain
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Restaurant of the week:
Pretty good pizza with fast and friendly service. The outdoor area is nice, and the menu is not overwhelming, making it easier to choose from.
Track of the week:
Movie of the week:
Blue Bayou (2021): As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.