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March 13-19: Stand-up Comedy, Vintage Pop-up, St. Patrick's Day, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of March 13, 2023!
Are you looking for something fun to do this week and meet new people but don't have the time to search for events? Let me help! My name is Zim and every week, I curate a list of the best events happening in Berlin.
As a fellow Berliner, I understand the struggle of finding something exciting to do amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. That's why I dedicate a few hours each week to discover and share the most interesting events taking place in our city.
Here's a sneak peek of what's in store for you this week:
Saying the Wrong Thing - Comedy Show
Laugh for Ukraine - Stand-up Comedy Show
Sustainable Fashion Pop-up
A Festive Celebration of St. Patrick's Day
GlogauAIR's Open Studios: Celebrating Artistic Dialogue
MaerzMusik 2023 - Music and Art
Mark your calendars and get ready for this week’s events!
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1. Saying the Wrong Thing: A Humorous English Comedy Show in Berlin
Saying the Wrong Thing is a Berlin comedy event that provides comedians with the opportunity to experiment with their material and push the boundaries of comedy. At this event, experienced comedians will perform new and old material with the goal of expressing themselves and striving for humor. While the organizers of Saying the Wrong Thing do not actively aim to offend anyone, they also prioritize freedom of expression and humor above avoiding offense. As such, this event may not be considered a safe space. Reserve a sport!
Location: 10437 Prenzlauer Berg
Interest: Stand-up Comedy
2. Laugh for Ukraine: Stand-up Comedy Show Supporting Voices of Children
The stand-up comedy show is organized to raise support for Ukraine as it faces an invasion from Russia. Held every Thursday at 8:30 PM, it features the best local and visiting comedians in Berlin who will bring humor to the situation by poking fun at Putin, his regime, and other crazy dictators around the world. However, the show is not meant to be anti-Russian but rather anti-war. The event will be held entirely in English. While admission is free, reservations are required due to limited seating capacity. Donations will be collected at the end of the show and will be given to Voices of Children, an organization that provides psychological and psychosocial support to kids affected by armed conflict. Aside from jokes about wars and dictators, regular stand-up comedy will also be included to balance out the tone. So come and join the show to support a good cause while having a good laugh. Reserve a spot!
Location: 10997 Berlin - Kreuzberg
Interest: Stand-up Comedy
3. Sustainable Fashion Pop-up: Affordable Designer Vintage Finds
At "we are." sustainable fashion pop-up, shoppers can find thousands of pre-loved, quality designer vintage garments in a great atmosphere. From sportswear and dresses to t-shirts and streetwear, the pop-up offers a variety of items in sizes ranging from XS to plus size. With prices starting at €5 per garment, shoppers can buy as much or as little as they like, with t-shirts starting at about €7. The pop-up uses a unique pricing system where purchases are weighed and cost is determined based on €39 per kilo, with no need to buy a whole kilo. Denim typically costs around €15, dresses around €9, and t-shirts around €7. "We are." is committed to sustainability and giving new life to pre-loved clothing. They visit cities all over Germany, bringing their stylish finds to shoppers who want to shop sustainably and find unique pieces. Read more!
Location: 10243 Berlin - Friedrichshain
Interest: Vintage, Fashion, Pop-up
4. Get Your Green On: A Festive Celebration of St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day, the national holiday of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is celebrated in honor of the Christian missionary Saint Patrick, the primary patron saint of Ireland born in the 4th century. Originally a church celebration, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a global celebration of Irishness, with people from all over the world joining in on the festivities. One notable celebration of St. Patrick's Day is the "Global Greening" project, where landmarks and attractions around the world turn green in support of the holiday. In Berlin, the Funkturm lights up green on St. Patrick's Day, supported by Tourism Ireland. Visitors can enjoy the green glow of the 126-meter high landmark in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district, as the observation platform is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day.
Location (some that we recommend):
Interest: Drinking, Bar
5. GlogauAIR's Open Studios: Celebrating Artistic Dialogue
GlogauAIR's Residency Program culminates every three months in the Open Studios exhibition, where visitors can engage with the final pieces of the on-site resident artists in Berlin. The artists transform their studios into an exhibition space, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to interact with the artists and their work firsthand. Additionally, the Open Studios exhibition has been expanded to a virtual edition hosted on the GlogauAIR website, allowing both on-site and online artists to showcase the results of their artistic dialogue during the quarter. GlogauAIR's Open Studios celebrate the creative process and artistic dialogue, bringing together a diverse community of artists and visitors to engage with and experience the work produced during the residency program. Read more!
Date: 17.03 - 18.03.2023
Location: 10999 Berlin - Kreuzberg
Interest: Exhibition, Art
6. MaerzMusik 2023: Celebrating Diversity through Music, Art, and Discussions
Under the direction of Kamila Metwaly and guest curator Enno Poppe, MaerzMusik 2023 presents a diverse program of concerts, performances, workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, and discussions. The festival's main venue is the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, where the opening music theater "Hide to Show" by Michael Beil with Ensemble Nadar will take place. Over ten days, MaerzMusik 2023 offers a unique encounter each day, showcasing the multiform reality of our world through the works of emerging and established artists. Join them to celebrate diversity and engage with the beauty and complexity of our shared humanity. Buy tickets!
Date: 17.03 - 26.03.2023
Location: Various locations
Interest: Music, Art, Concert
Restaurant of the week:
Track of the week:
This week, we are doing something different. Instead of featuring a single track, we will be introducing a playlist created by Gil Hockman. Every Wednesday, he curates a playlist featuring artists who will be performing live in Berlin the following week.
You can find listings for all the shows and a gig submission form here.
Movie of the week:
NOPE - The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.