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July 10-16: Botanical Night, Italian Pizza Street Festival, Chili Festival, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of July 10, 2023!
Wouldn't it be cool to have a map of Berlin where you can simply fire it up and discover all the curated restaurants, clubs, museums, and more around you? If that sounds good to you, then make sure to save this map! It's got a curated selection of different things you can explore in Berlin.
This map is constantly evolving, which means more locations and categories are being added as we speak. Currently, here are the categories available:
🎶 Clubs/Dance Bars
🛒 Flea Markets
❤️ Romantic/Date Ideas
🍺 Beer Gardens
👪 Kid/Teen/Family Friendly Spots
⭐ And one more thing. You might not agree with every place that's included here, but remember, one person's "meh" restaurant might be another person's all-time favorite. The goal here is to co-exist and appreciate our diverse preferences!
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:
😝 Open-Air Stand-Up Comedy Show
🍲 Bite Club - Street Food
⛲ Botanical Night
🎉 Ukrainian Party
🍕 True Italian Pizza Street Festival
🌶️ Chili Festival
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1. Midweek Crisis: Open-Air Stand-Up Comedy Show in English
Escape the weekday blues and treat yourself to an evening of laughter at this comedy show! Head to the Biergarten venue and get ready for an unforgettable experience. Sip on cold beer, enjoy free welcome shots, and relax under the blue sky. The hilarious comedians will have you in stitches all night long. Doors open at 19:30, showtime starts at 20:00. Reserve a spot.
Date: 12 July (Wed) / 19:30 - 22:00
Location: Babette's Garten - Neukölln
2. Bite Club's 10th Birthday Bash: A Street Food Celebration
Bite Club is ringing in its 10th birthday with a celebration at Arena Berlin. To mark this special occasion, a wide array of street food trucks and stalls will be serving up delectable treats. The event will also feature craft beer from Berliner Berg, refreshing cocktails, and a wine bar to quench your thirst. For those looking to cool off, the bathing ship will be open for swimming from 6 pm. The birthday party will kick off at 5 pm, promising a joyous and flavorful experience for all. More info.
Date: 14 July (Fri) / Starts at 17:00
Location: Treptow Arena (Arena Berlin)
3. Botanical Night: Discover the Enchanting Realms of Botanica
Once a year, the Botanical Garden Berlin hosts the captivating Botanical Night, where visitors experience the romantic and magical allure of diverse plants and flowers. Illuminated paths guide guests through the Berlin-Dahlen Botanical Garden, leading to an array of attractions. In 2022, the garden transformed into eight themed areas, forming the enchanted land of Botania. Each area has its own atmosphere with lights, music, attractions, and culinary delights. From the joyful Forest of Joy to the mystical Dark Forest, explore the captivating realms and encounter luminous creatures, sparkling trees, and sensory illusions. More info.
Date: 14 July (Fri) - 15 July (Sat)
Location: Botanical Garden
4. Ukrainian Sound Garden: A Fusion of Music, Art, and Culture
The Ukrainian Sound Garden is a one-day Open Air Festival that showcases modern Ukrainian sound and vision. The event features talented musicians, a pop-up market with Ukrainian books and artistic installations, delicious food, and a captivating night stage. From 5 pm, you can enjoy live performances by young instrumental Ukrainian musicians with a unique sound blending various genres. You can also explore the pop-up market offering cultural reflections and indulge in Ukrainian food. The night stage presents electrifying fusion music by talented DJs. More info.
Date: 14 July (Fri) - 15 July (Sat) / 17:00 - 7:00
5. A Slice of Pizza Paradise: True Italian Pizza Street Festival
The True Italian Pizza Street Festival transforms Jules B-Part in Berlin into a culinary haven. This annual event brings together 15 of the finest pizzerias in the city, such as Al Catzone, Capvin, Gemello Vegan Pizza, Il Moro, and l'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, to showcase their culinary skills and offer a diverse range of flavors. The festival features classic pizzas like Margherita and Marinara, prepared with tradition and quality, at fixed prices of €9 and €8 respectively. Each pizzeria also presents two special pizzas, including vegetarian and vegan options, allowing attendees to explore unique and varied flavors. Gluten-free doughs and special flour mixtures are available as well. More info.
Date: 15 July (Sat) - 16 July (Sun) / 11:00 - 22:00
Location: Jules B-Part in Gleisdreieck-Park
6. Spice Up Your Summer at the Berlin Chili Fest
Experience the Berlin Chili Fest—a sizzling celebration of chili peppers and craft beer. Explore market stalls, sample hot sauces, and enjoy live music, comedy, and a fire show. Indulge in delicious dishes from BBQ and Food Trucks, paired with craft beer from Berliner Berg Brewery. You can also enter the hot sauce contest for a chance to win. More info.
Date: 16 July (Sun) / 12:00 - 22:00
Location: SAGE Berlin - Kreuzberg
Restaurant of the week:
The food is good. They've got a variety of Asian dishes like sushi, ramen, and izakaya-style treats. The service is speedy and friendly. The prices might be a tad higher than your average joint, but considering the neighborhood vibes and the food quality, it's worth it.
Track of the week:
Movie of the week:
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022): A middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.