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March 27-April 02: Spring Festival, Italian Food Festival, Half Marathon, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of March 27, 2023!
Welcome to Berlin Events Weekly. In this weekly newsletter, you will find a carefully curated list of the best events taking place in Berlin during the current week. From music and arts to food and cultural festivals, this newsletter is your go-to source for the latest happenings in the city.
Here's a sneak peek of what's in store for you this week:
🌼 Spring Festival in Berlin - funfair
🏛️ The Greek Film Festival
🍝 Italian Food Festival
🎨 European Arts and Crafts Days - exhibition
🏃 Berlin Half Marathon
📷 Photography During the Holocaust Exhibition
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1. Spring Festival in Berlin: A Celebration of New Beginnings and Fun-filled Thrills!
Spring is here, and what better way to welcome it than with a folk festival season that promises to be full of excitement and thrills! From March 24 to May 1, 2023, over 80 attractions await visitors big and small at the festival, making it an event that simply can't be missed. Some of the highlights that visitors can expect at the Spring Festival include Germany's largest mobile ghost train with three floors, Daemonium, the Rock & Roll rollover swing, the Wilde Maus roller coaster, and a Ferris wheel. Read more.
2. Discovering Greek Cinema: The Greek Film Festival
The Hellas Filmbox Berlin Festival aims to showcase the work of Greek filmmakers and bring them into the spotlight for German audiences. This exciting event is centered around the perspectives of young and often unknown filmmakers, whose films reflect themes of diversity, openness, and freedom. With a diverse selection of films, ranging from drama to comedy, and everything in between, the Hellas Filmbox Berlin Festival offers something for every cinephile. It is a celebration of Greek cinema and culture, providing a unique opportunity to discover and appreciate the creativity and talent of Greek filmmakers. The movies are accompanied by English subtitles. Buy tickets.
Date: 29.03 (Wed) - 02.04 (Sun)
Location: Babylon - Mitte
3. The 72 hrs True Italian Food Festival 2023 in Berlin
This food festival is a much-awaited event that celebrates regional Italian cuisine. The event features 41 selected Italian restaurants, each offering a small portion of a selected Italian specialty, a drink, and a sweet treat for just €9. The dishes on offer are inspired by different regions of Italy and are created using authentic ingredients and traditional cooking methods. To join in the gastronomic tour, simply visit any of the participating restaurants between 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, and the evening of Saturday, April 1, and ask for the True Italian event specialty. Each restaurant offers a different specialty, allowing festival-goers to discover and taste many delicacies from different Italian regions. Read more.
Date: 29.03 (Wed) - 01.04 (Sat)
Location: Various locations (map)
4. European Arts and Crafts Days in Berlin
The European Arts and Crafts Days showcase the works of designers, artisans, and craftspeople in Berlin. This event, brought to the city by the Berlin Chamber of Crafts in 2014, highlights the diversity of materials such as wood, textiles, ceramics, metal, stone, glass, and paper. The aim of the European Arts and Crafts Days is to educate the public about the process of creating handmade items and the cultural significance of traditional crafts. Visitors can attend exhibitions, workshops, fashion shows, and lectures to witness the creativity and passion of these talented individuals. This event provides a unique opportunity for cultural exchange and learning. Read more.
Date: 31.03 (Fri) - 02.04 (Sun)
Location: Various locations
Interest: #art #craft
5. Berlin Half Marathon: An Inclusive Running Event
The Berlin Half Marathon is the perfect way to kick off the running season for athletes of all levels, including walkers, inline skaters, wheelchair users, and hand cyclists. As the largest and most high-profile half marathon in Germany, it attracts not only local runners but also international athletes. What sets the Berlin Half Marathon apart is its inclusivity. Elite athletes share the course with amateurs and hobby joggers, making for a diverse and exciting atmosphere. The enthusiastic crowd of spectators further adds to the festival-like vibe of the event. For many runners, the Berlin Half Marathon is an integral part of the city's running calendar, and it's not hard to see why. With a course that takes participants through some of Berlin's most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, it's an unforgettable experience. Read more.
Date: 02.04 (Sun)
Location: 10785 Berlin
Pnina Shinzon and Abraham Tory in the Kaunas ghetto, December 1943 © Yad Vashem Archives
6. Flashes of Memory: Photography During the Holocaust Exhibition
In collaboration with the Kunstbibliothek and the Freundeskreis Yad Vashem e. V., Yad Vashem is showing its exhibition "Flashes of Memory: Photography During the Holocaust" for the first time in Germany. The exhibition presents a critical account of visual documentation created during the Holocaust by German and Jewish photographers, as well as by members of the Allied forces during liberation. It shines a spotlight on the circumstances of the photographs and the worldview of the photographers. Photographs, films, and cameras from archives and museums in the USA, Europe, and Israel have been brought together for this exhibition. Read more.
Date: 24.03 - 20.08
Location: Museum of Photography
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Three Thousand Years of Longing A lonely scholar, on a trip to Istanbul, discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.