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August 14-20: Open-Air Cinema, Classical Music, African Food Festival, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of August 14, 2023!
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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:
🖼️ Gerhard Richter - Art exhibition
🎬 Box Office Around the World
🎡 Alínæ Lumr 2023 - Festival
🧆 African Food Festival
🎻 WALDBÜHNE CONCERT - Classical Music
🌈 QueerStreet Festival
Enjoy and have fun!
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Gerhard Richter. 100 Works for Berlin”, Berlin State Museums, New National Gallery, April 1, 2023 to 2026
1. Gerhard Richter: 100 Works for Berlin
The "100 Works for Berlin" exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie features Gerhard Richter's significant long-term loan from the Gerhard Richter Art Foundation. The central focus is Richter's "Birkenau" series, born in 2014, comprising four large, abstract paintings. These pieces emerge from his exploration of the Holocaust and its visual representation. Derived from photographs of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Richter transposed these images onto canvases using charcoal and oil paint. Gradually, layers of abstraction were added, obscuring the original drawings until they vanished. More info.
Location: Neue Nationalgalerie - Mitte
2. Box Office Around the World
In the scenic Schlüterhof, an open-air cinema event named "Box Office Around the World" offers a unique insight into successful films from diverse cultures. This August, the festival spotlights six contemporary cinema productions that have resonated with audiences in their home countries but remain unseen on German screens. The festival aims to explore what captivates global audiences, beyond Hollywood's mainstream narratives. These films often offer unexpected glimpses into the lives and struggles of people in cities like Ho Chi Minh, Rio, and Bangkok. The program.
Date: 11 Aug (Fri) - 25 Aug (Fri)
Location: Humboldt Forum
Das Paradies 22 - Florian Anhorn
3. Alínæ Lumr 2023: Weaving Culture and Connections in Storkow's Fabric
The festival encompasses musical entertainment, guided tours, creative workshops, a children's program and more. This event invites visitors to a vibrant countryside retreat in Storkow, making it a great weekend getaway. Spread across locations such as a castle, market square, backyards, old town church, hidden meadows, and lakeside, the festival presents a carefully curated cultural and musical program. The festival's primary goals are to foster inclusivity, create meeting spaces, and encourage positive exchange within the community and region. More info.
Date: 18 Aug (Fri) - 20 Aug (Sun)
Location: Storkow – various venues
4. Celebrating Culinary Diversity: The African Food Festival
Experience the fusion of innovative African street food and traditional flavors at the African Food Festival in Berlin. This event showcases authentic dishes ranging from classics like fufu with peanut sauce to creative vegan delights and fusion concepts. Beyond just food, the festival challenges stereotypes, revealing the experimental and unique aspects of African cuisine. The festival also features Afro House and Afrobeats music, an African Goods Market with emerging designers, and a vibrant celebration of culture and cuisine. More info.
Date: 19 Aug (Sat) - 20 Aug (Sun)
Location: Jules B-Part - Gleisdreieck Park
5. THE 2023 WALDBÜHNE CONCERT
With a friendship spanning seven decades, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich reunite, igniting their musical camaraderie. Their combined artistry shines as they collaborate with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for the annual open-air event at Waldbühne Berlin. Argerich performs as the soloist, showcasing her skill in Beethoven’s cherished early masterpiece, Piano Concerto No. 1. The latter part of the concert features Maestro Barenboim leading the orchestra through Johannes Brahms' lively and melodic Second Symphony. More info.
Date: 19 Aug (Sat) / 19:00
Location: Waldbühne - Wilmersdorf
6. Embracing Diversity: The Rise of QueerStreet Festival
Join the ultimate Queer-Festival, which drew over 5000 participants last year, for an engaging two-day event at the heart of Berlin. Enjoy the beats of top DJs from Berlin, diverse music acts from across Germany, and the city's most vibrant Dragshow. You can also connect with various queer NGOs to discuss crucial topics within the Berlin queer community. Once you've satisfied your hunger for information, savor a wide range of global cuisines and beverages, including plenty of vegan options, reflecting Berlin's diverse and eco-conscious ethos. More info.
Date: 19 Aug (Sat) - 20 Aug (Sun) / 12 noon to 12 am
Location: Cassiopeia - Friedrichshain
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Electro Summer Party
Experience the thrill of Summer Electro Night on Sat, Aug 19, 2023 at 21:00 in Berlin's vibrant nightlife hub - Khwan. Let the pulsating beats and energetic atmosphere from talented electro DJs sweep you off your feet. Whether you're an electronic music enthusiast or simply seeking a night of pure fun, don't miss this unforgettable event. Join fellow music lovers, dance to your heart's content, and create lasting memories. Bring your friends, don your dancing shoes, and get ready for an exhilarating adventure at Summer Electro Night! Event link.
Date: 19 Aug (Sat) - 21:00- 03:00 am
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Restaurant of the week:
A Spanish restaurant that is different from your usual tapas restaurant. They have a really good selection of wines. The food is good, but I think we ordered the wrong dishes.
Track of the week:
Movie of the week:
The Handmaiden (2016): A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.