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May 29- June 04: Multimedia Exhibition, Performing Arts Festival, World Press Photo and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of May 29, 2023!
One of my favorite activities is strolling around the neighborhoods of Berlin and discovering top-floor apartments that have an "observation post". I enjoy the idea of living in a place where I’m closer to the sky. Currently I live on the first floor! To show you what I mean, I've taken a photo of an apartment with an observation post:
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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:
📷 World Press Photo
🖼️ SKULLMAPPING - Projected Art
🎭 Berlin Performing Arts Festival
📈 Entrepreneurship Gameshow
🤹 HKW Reopening (performance)
🎻 Iskandar Widjaja Live (live music)
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The Siege of Mariupol © Evgeniy Maloletka
1. World Press Photo: Honoring Outstanding Photojournalism
In recognition of outstanding photojournalism and documentary photography, the World Press Photo Contest celebrates the talents of photographers annually. This edition witnessed an impressive participation, with 3,752 photographers hailing from 127 nations, who collectively submitted an impressive 60,448 images. An extensive selection process unfolded, commencing with regional juries meticulously curating the entries, followed by a distinguished global jury's final selection of the four ultimate winners. Marking a significant milestone, the Circle of Friends of the Willy-Brandt-Haus has proudly presented the World Press Photo exhibition for two decades. Read more.
Date: 18.05 - 11.06.2023
Location: Willy-Brandt-Haus - Kreuzberg
2. SKULLMAPPING: Mesmerizing Projected Art
SKULLMAPPING, the Belgian light art collective, presents an innovative and multimedia exhibition that blends light, art, and state-of-the-art technology. In this extraordinary showcase, skeletons come to life, Rubens' angel escapes the confines of a painting, and a tiny chef hops onto your plate - all crafted using the art of light. SKULLMAPPING's talented artists offer an enchanting display of projections, entertaining stories, and mesmerizing video art. Combining cutting-edge technologies with traditional art forms, SKULLMAPPING PROJECTED ART showcases projection mapping on miniature sculptures, seamlessly integrated into the exhibition's spatial environment. Buy tickets.
Date: 27.04 - 30.07.2023
Location: Neukölln Speicher
© Vojtech Brtnicky - DEVOURER
3. Berlin Performing Arts Festival
Experience the vibrant spirit of Berlin's eighth Performing Arts Festival, happening from May 30 to June 4, 2023. Showcasing around 50 productions from diverse performing arts genres, this city-wide event celebrates the rich creativity of the independent scene. Under the theme "Bodies under Tension," the festival invites audiences to explore the captivating expressions of artists and groups, offering a unique perspective beyond traditional theaters. With a program designed to engage Berlin locals, as well as national and international attendees, the festival aims to foster artistic visibility and appreciation. Read more.
Date: 30.05 (Tue) - 04.06 (Sun)
Location: Various locations
4. Chew on This: Entrepreneurship Gameshow
Experience entrepreneurship like never before at Chew on This! Held at The Factory Görlitzer in Berlin, this pop-up Creativity Arena combines the excitement of a gameshow with an entrepreneurship simulator. Join them for a fun-filled evening of conversations, creativity, and meaningful connections. At Chew on This, "Chew" signifies the act of being creative—discussing, creating, reflecting, and considering. Prepare to engage with intriguing prompts and thought-provoking questions carefully prepared, serving as stimulating Ingredients for your imagination. The goal is to provide a playful and enjoyable platform for exercising creativity, fostering connections, and engaging with ideas and like-minded peers. Reserve a spot.
Date: 31.05 (Wed) / 19:00
Location: Factory Görlitzer Park
Carol Barreto, Asè, 2021. Photo Roque Boa Marte. Courtesy Carol Barreto
5. HKW Reopens with a Spectacular Celebration: Acts of Opening Again
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) kicks off its 2023 season with a three-day celebration titled "Acts of Opening Again." This event emphasizes communal experiences, offering a diverse program of concerts, performances, and ceremonies. Renowned artists like Oumou Sangaré and Awilo Longomba will perform at this event, while attendees can enjoy a variety of performances and exhibitions. Join the HKW as it reopens and invites you to be part of its vibrant cultural experience. Read more.
Date: 02.06 (Fri) - 04.06 (Sun)
Location: House of World Cultures
6. Harmonic Encounter: Iskandar Widjaja Live at Kühlhaus Berlin
Embark on a musical journey as the renowned violin virtuoso, Iskandar Widjaja, graces the stage at Kühlhaus Berlin. Having embarked on his musical odyssey at the age of four, Iskandar Widjaja's prodigious talent was nurtured under the guidance of esteemed mentors such as Werner Scholz, Joachim Hantzschk, and Ilan Gronich at the Julius Stern Institute of the Berlin University of the Arts. Throughout his career, Iskandar has played at renowned concert halls across the globe. From the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic to the grand stages of Aula Simfonia Jakarta, Tel Aviv Opera House, and Hong Kong City Hall, his music has resonated with audiences on all five continents. In this exclusive showcase at Kühlhaus Berlin, Iskandar Widjaja will be joined by the talented Sebun Quartet, Jona Selle, and other special guests. Buy tickets.
Date: 03.06 (Sat)
Location: Kühlhaus Berlin
Restaurant of the week:
This pizza place offers slices as well as whole round pizzas. The menu isn't overly extensive, which can be seen as a positive aspect. The dough used for the pizzas is thick.
Track of the week:
Movie of the week:
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On: Feature adaptation of the animated short film interviewing a mollusk named Marcel.