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November 20-26: Christmas Market, Sony World Photography, French Film Week, and More!
Things to Do in Berlin - Week of November 20, 2023!
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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:
🎄 Christmas Garden
🏰 Historical Christmas Market
📷 Sony World Photography Awards
🎞️ French Film Week
👁️ Black Hole – Unseen World - Exhibition
🥳 ANIMA: 2 Year Anniversary - Party
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1. Christmas Garden 2023/24
From November to January, Berlin's Botanical Garden transforms into a winter wonderland with lights, magic woods, and sculptures. Modeled after England's Christmas at Kew, the Christmas Garden in Berlin offers an eight-week stroll featuring over a million lights and Christmas-themed 3D figures. Highlights include 3D figures of Rudolph and friends, an enchanted forest, a Singing Tree, and floating stars in black light. More info.
Date: Until 14 Jan 2024
Location: Botanical Garden
2. Historical Christmas Market
From November to December, the usual club and cultural event space becomes a medieval village, offering a unique break from the city's pre-Christmas hustle. The market features traditional foods, acrobatic performances, fire artists, and medieval craftsmen. Visitors can try archery, knife, or axe throwing, while younger attendees can enjoy pony rides, the knight's castle, or hand-operated wooden carousels. More info.
Date: Until 22 Dec
© Edgar Martins, Portugal, Photographer of the Year, Professional competition, Portraiture, Sony World Photography Awards 2023
3. Sony World Photography Awards 2023
Now in its 16th year, Sony World Photography Awards competition recognizes contemporary photographers with an impressive 300,000 submissions from 200 countries. The 2023 "Photographer of the Year" is Edgar Martins from Portugal, honored for his series "Our War." The Berlin exhibition showcases a diverse spectrum of photography, featuring contributions from art students, amateurs, and seasoned professionals, presenting a varied platform for exceptional photographic talent. More info.
Date: Until 04 Feb 2024
Location: Willy Brandt House - Kreuzberg
4. French Film Week
Film Week showcases premieres of contemporary French and Francophone films in Berlin, offering a platform for renowned French filmmakers to present their works. The 2023 program focuses on the role of women in society, marking the 23rd edition of the French Film Week in the capital. More info.
Date: 23 Nov (Thu) - 29 Nov (Wed)
Location: Various cinemas
Black Hole – Unseen World © p61 Gallery
5. Black Hole – Unseen World
The "Black Hole - Unseen World" exhibition offers a unique exploration of 8 audio-visual realms within the catacombs of a Schöneberg prefabricated building. This experience shows the spiritual worlds crafted by 41 world-class artists across 8 thematic areas, featuring 20 installations. The fusion of 3D animations, sounds, and the atmospheric setting creates an extraordinary encounter. More info.
Date: Until 20 Jan 2024
Location: P61 Gallery
6. ANIMA: 2 Year Anniversary
For those seeking a weekend party experience, ANIMA at MUENZE is a great choice. The historical venue spans 4 floors, resembling a maze that adds an element of mystery to the atmosphere. ANIMA showcases top DJs, promising a standard that aligns with the venue's commitment to excellence. Tickets.
Date: 25 Nov (Sat) / 22:00
Location: Alte Münze
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ORGANISED CRIME - A GLOBAL BUSINESS -Conference
ORGANISED CRIME: A Global Business explores the intricate connection between corruption and global crime, emphasizing its impact from local to global levels. This complex phenomenon spans countries, economic structures, and parliamentary systems, significantly influencing both politics and the private sector. To comprehensively study corruption, critical analysis of the dynamics between organised crime, institutions, and the private sector is essential. Diverse perspectives from knowledgeable figures in regions where corruption is prevalent are crucial for countering stereotypes and fostering a critical understanding of global politics, trade, and crime. More info.
Date: 24 Nov (Fri) / 26 Nov (Sun)
Location: Kunstquartier Bethanien
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