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June 26-July 02: Berlin Jazz Week, Antique Flea Market, Job Market, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of June 26, 2023!
There are two kinds of people in the world. You've got the ones who need a good reason to do something—they're the "Warum" type (I’m one of those!). And then there are the ones who need a solid reason not to do something—they're the "Warum Nicht" type.
Recently I went on a trip to Belgrade with some of my best friends. Among them were a few “Warum Nicht” folks. When it came to making decisions as a group about activities that deviated from our usual routines and comfort zones, the “Warum Nicht” crew almost always won the argument. It made me realize that sometimes we make excuses not to try new things because of our own internal conflicts and thoughts, despite the absence of any valid reasons to hold us back.
⭐ When was the last time you hesitated to do something without a valid reason but it turned out to be a good decision?
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:
🖥️ hub.berlin (Technology Exhibition)
🎵 Kolonnaden Bar (Berlin 2023 Summer Culture Festival)
💿 Berlin Beats (Open-Air Concert)
🎷 Berlin Jazz Week
📜 Antique Flea Market
💼 Job Fair
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1. hub.berlin: Uniting Europe's Digital Innovators to Transform Visions into Reality
At hub.berlin, Europe's interactive business festival for digital movers and makers, the focus is squarely on translating digital visions into tangible outcomes. Over the course of two days, professionals from diverse fields convene to explore technological advancements and envision the digital landscape of the future across various domains. Engaging presentations, immersive workshops, and interactive exhibitions create an environment ripe for sharing knowledge and experiences. The agenda encompasses a wide range of topics central to digital transformation, including sustainability, artificial intelligence, digital sovereignty, new work paradigms, and emerging tech trends. More info.
Kolonnaden Bar on Museum Island Berlin © State Museums in Berlin / Marcus Glahn
2. Kolonnaden Bar: grand opening with the Flying Steps, talk and DJ
The Berlin State Museums present the inauguration of the "Kolonnaden Bar" during the Berlin 2023 Summer Culture Festival. This event features a live performance by the Flying Steps dance crew. You can participate in conversation between Vartan Bassil, founder of the Flying Steps, and art historian Charlotte Knaup. DJ sets by Chica Paula, along with guided tours of Museum Island's architecture, complete this program. The language of the talks is unknown. More info.
Date: 29 June (Thu) / 17:00 - 22:00
Location: Kolonnadenhof - Mitte
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker
3. Berlin Beats: Hamburger Bahnhof's Open-Air Concert Series Showcasing Berlin's Electronic Music Culture
Hamburger Bahnhof presents "Berlin Beats," a summer concert series held in the museum's garden from 16 June to 31 August 2023. The event celebrates Berlin's thriving electronic music culture, offering twelve evenings of open-air performances. The featured Berlin artists will showcase a diverse range of music, spanning from experimental sounds to energetic beats, reflecting the dynamic spirit of the city. The performing act for Thursday 29 June is David Lieske: A visual artist, DJ, producer and label owner. As a DJ, under the alias Carsten Jost, he evolved his music from initially haunting and brittle techno to recently more melodic deep house. More info.
Date: 29 June (Thu) / 19:00 - 22:00
4. Berlin Jazz Week 2023: A Vibrant Showcase of Free Jazz and Improvisation
With its lineup of approximately 30 concerts spanning seven days, Berlin is set to once again undergo a metamorphosis, becoming the esteemed jazz capital in the month of July. Departing from meticulously curated festivals, the event invites the city's jazz community to present itself in its true essence. Embracing a mix of exceptional artists and unconventional musical collaborations, the underground jazz cellars and open-air venues across Berlin have risen admirably to this challenge. More info.
Date: 01 July (Sat) - 07 July (Fri)
Location: Various locations
5. Vintage Treasures Galore: Berlin's Premier Antique Flea Market
Discover a treasure trove of antiquities at Berlin's largest antique flea market, drawing in approximately 500 passionate dealers and welcoming over 20,000 enthusiastic visitors from Germany and beyond. Located in the scenic southeast of Berlin, this vibrant gathering takes place on the first weekend of every month. From exquisite furniture and timeless collectibles to rare artifacts and vintage fashion, there's something to entice every enthusiast. More info.
Date: 01 July (Sat) - 02 July (Sun) / 9:00 - 17:00
Location: Trabrennbahn Karlshorst
6. Sticks & Stones Job Fair: Empowering LGBTIQ Professionals
At the Sticks & Stones career fair, individuals have the opportunity to connect with potential employers, network with industry leaders, and gain insights into the professional world. Designed for gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and heterosexual students, graduates, and professionals, this inclusive event brings together over 120 companies, spanning start-ups, agencies, and multinational corporations. Notably, the fair emphasizes opportunities in information technology, pharmaceuticals, management consulting, media, and tourism. More info.
Date: 01 July (Sat) / 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Verti Music Hall
Restaurant of the week:
The restaurant is located in the charming area of Kollwitzplatz. When the sun is shining, there's nothing better than sitting at a sidewalk table and enjoying a delightful brunch. One of their standout dishes is the delicious fried chicken waffle.
Track of the week:
Movie of the week:
Capernaum (2018): While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.