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August 21-27: The Long Night of Museums, Festival Of Colors, Pistachio Food Festival, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of August 21, 2023!
We made the decision to escape Berlin and head to Greece. This is our 6th visit in just 2.5 years! There's something irresistible about this country. Is it the nice weather? The wallet-friendly prices? Those friendly faces? The food? Or could it be the fact that everyone here speaks English, saving me from having to use sign language to communicate?
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As always, I’ve dedicated several hours to curate the finest upcoming events in the city for you.
For some reason, almost all the good events this week happen to be on Saturday!
Here's a sneak peek of what's in store this week:
💡 Aurorium Presents: Genesis - Light show
✊ Zug der Liebe - Demonstration
🏛️ The Long Night of Museums
💃 PxP Block Party
🎡 Holi Festival Of Colors
🟢 Pistachio Street Food Festival
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2023 AURORIUM Genesis in München - Fever - AURORIUM Genesis
1. Aurorium Presents: Genesis - An Unconventional Light Journey
Embark on a journey with "Aurorium presents: Genesis," a distinctive light show that brings to life the world's creation story through audiovisual displays. Explore the origins of light, water, and the plant realm within the historic Passionskirche in Berlin. Through the artistry of multiple high-performance projectors, the Passionskirche undergoes a breathtaking transformation, offering an unparalleled perspective on the Genesis narrative. Buy tickets.
Date: 24 Aug (Thu) - 27 Aug (Sun)
Location: Passionskirche - Kreuzberg
Photo: Daniel Zimny
2. Zug der Liebe: Music, Compassion, and Social Commitment
Zug der Liebe is a musical demonstration with a unique mission. Unlike larger events like the Love Parade, it's a political demonstration emphasizing community values, love, and compassion, as highlighted by the 2023 motto, "More love for the world of tomorrow." The procession through Berlin's landmarks involves 15 trucks and concludes with an afterparty at Ritter Butzke. The event not only spotlights charitable associations but also supports individuals dedicated to charitable work. More info.
Cost: Free, afterparty €15
Date: 26 Aug (Sat) / 13:00
© Katinka Schuett
3. The Long Night of Museums
Once a year, the city's museums and exhibition spots come alive during the Long Night of Museums. During the Long Night of Museums, the usual museum experience transforms with acrobatics beneath domes, courtly dance within castle walls, and cocktails under the gaze of dinosaurs. Locked doors swing open, and all are welcome to dance, sketch, engage in quizzes, and explore various activities. Musical performances, refreshments, and beverages also punctuate the evening in numerous locations, offering a truly distinctive museum experience. More info.
Date: 26 Aug (Sat) / 18:00 - 02:00
Location: Various museums
4. Live Music at Berlin's PxP Block Party
After a successful debut in 2022, organizers Teddy & Fetsum are back with the Berlin Cultural Summer Festival, featuring emerging national and international newcomer bands on an outdoor stage. LLOYISO, the South African sensation, will be headlining the PxP Block Party. He is known for his soulful lyrics and performances. Also, catch German singer/songwriter TTeo opening the show, followed by an after-party with LUKINU from AFRO RAVE. More info.
Cost: Free (registration required)
Date: 22 Aug (Tue) / 18:00 - 22:00
Location: The Social Hub Berlin - Mitte
5. Holi Festival Of Colors
Drawing from India's traditional spring festival, the Holi Festival transforms Berlin's central fairground into a vibrant celebration of color. There's a countdown every hour, and everyone throws colors into the air when it ends. The event features DJs spinning EDM, techno, and house music, adding to the festive atmosphere. Rooted in Indian heritage, Holi welcomes spring through the spirited throwing of colored powders known as Gulal, fostering unity and harmony by transcending societal boundaries of caste, gender, and age. More info.
Date: 26 Aug (Sat) / 12:00 - 22:00
Location: Zentraler Festplatz Berlin
6. Pistachio Street Food Festival 2023
The Pistachio Street Food Festival returns for a weekend dedicated to celebrating a beloved ingredient. This event features Italian and international dishes, both sweet and savory, showcasing the versatility and flavor of pistachios. Throughout the two-day festival, a range of pistachio-themed dishes will be available, including pizza with mortadella and pistachios, Turkish baklava, and more. This festival offers a unique exploration of different cuisines and cultures, concluding with a lively end-of-summer celebration, accompanied by music. More info.
Date: 26 Aug (Sat) - 27 Aug (Sun) / 11:00 - 22:00
Location: Jules B-Part - Gleisdreieck Park
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RADAЯ: Fusion of Sounds in Berlin
RADAЯ is an exciting series of eight open-air concerts in Pankow featuring talented migrant and FLINTA composers residing in Berlin. In its debut edition, RADAЯ brings together musicians whose compositions are deeply influenced by their migration experiences, cultural fusion, and innate talent. Starting August 3rd and every Thursday throughout September, don't miss these performances. More info.
Date: August 3 - September 28 - Every Thursday / 17:00 - 18:00
Location: Bibliothek am Wasserturm Pankow
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Restaurant of the week:
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Movie of the week:
Cruella (2021): A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.