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Sept 25-Oct 01: Oktoberfest, Plant Sale, Pumpkin Festival, and More!
Things to do in Berlin, week of September 25, 2023!
Hey everyone 👋,
Our next in-person event with Handpicked Berlin is in the works, and we are currently looking for a cool location. If any of you have any leads, please send me an email. The event is scheduled for the first week of November!
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:
🍺 Oktoberfest in Berlin
📷 IMAGE ECOLOGY - Photography
🎷 ‘Are You Syncopated?’ Festival
🌱 Big Plant Sale
🎃 Schöneberg Pumpkin Festival
⏳ Ostbahnhof Antique Market
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Enjoy and have fun!
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1. Oktoberfest in Berlin
In Berlin, you can also hear "O'zapft is," signaling the start of Oktoberfest. Many Oktoberfest celebrations in the city bring a taste of Bavaria, offering culinary treats like roast pork knuckles, veal sausage, and soft pretzels. At these gatherings, you'll find the famous Oktoberfest beer and can enjoy traditional live music. Check out the link provided to discover all the city's festivals this year. If you haven't attended one yet, it's a must-do experience!
More information: https://www.berlin.de/en/events/oktoberfest/
Date: Various dates - until end of October
Location: Various locations in Berlin
Trapped in the Dream of the Other, 2017, Video Still © Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen
2. IMAGE ECOLOGY - Photography
Every day, we encounter climate crisis visuals—flooded areas, wildfires, and industrial damage, often from above. Yet, understanding climate change remains complex. New photographers creatively address environmental impacts of our profit-driven global system and examine photography's own ecological footprint. Photos don't just depict waste; they contribute to it. The "Image Ecology" exhibition explores artistic approaches to the environment and photography's role globally. These works aren't just images; they reflect picture-making's ecological impact. More info.
Date: 16 Sept - 19 Jan 2024
Location: C/O Berlin - Charlottenburg
3. ‘Are You Syncopated?’ Festival
This unique festival blends jazz bands and swing dancing into an exciting format. Alongside concerts, the program features workshops, jam sessions, daytime activities, and a family program. "Are You Syncopated?!" (AYS?!) serves as a meeting point for Berlin's early jazz community and international guests, celebrating jazz culture with inclusivity and enthusiasm. It doesn't squarely fit the mold of a dance festival or a jazz festival; instead, it strikes a harmonious balance in between. The program.
Date: 27 Sept (Wed) - 01 Oct (Sun)
Location: Säälchen (Friedrichshain) and other venues
4. Big Plant Sale
Looking to infuse some green into your life? Plants for All is back with a wallet-friendly plant sale! This event offers a diverse selection of plants, including Monstera, Pilea, Ficus, Calathea, and many more, starting at just €2. All plants come directly from the producer to ensure top-notch quality, and there are larger and rarer options available from €15. They've also simplified the selection process by categorizing plants as beginner-friendly, suitable for shade, or virtually indestructible. More info.
Date: 29 Sept (Fri) - 01 Oct (Sun)
Location: Kühlhaus Berlin - Kreuzberg
5. Schöneberg Pumpkin Festival
On the first weekend of October, the Pumpkin Festival occurs on Akazienstraße and Belziger Straße in Schöneberg. This street festival features more than 10,000 pumpkins in 20 different types. These pumpkins are turned into various dishes by many participating restaurants, such as soups, macaroons, cakes, lasagnas, and frittatas. Additionally, this event attracts merchants from various regions of Germany, offering a wide range of practical everyday products and distinctive gift items. More info.
Date: 30 Sept (Sat) - 01 Oct (Sun) / 11:00 - 20:00
6. Ostbahnhof Antique Market
Berlin's Ostbahnhof hosts a weekly antique and collectors market, gathering antique dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts. With around 120-150 vendors, visitors can explore various items, including antique furniture, art, porcelain, jewelry, and more. Collectibles like stamps, coins, postcards, antiquarian books, and records are also available. The market maintains high quality standards by excluding new items and typical flea market goods, earning its reputation as a top destination. More info.
Date: 01 Oct (Sun) / 9:00 - 16:00
Events Submitted by You
Alexander Flood & Gianni Brezzo (live)
Off the back of his recent album release "Oscillate", Australian drummer and bandleader Alexander Flood will return to Berlin to once again join forces with all-star lineup Àbáse, Lucy Liebe, Paulo Cedraz, and Aduni for a night of live house, broken beat, drum n' bass, nu-jazz and improvisation. Presented by Jakarta Records and featuring special guests and DJ sets from Rhythm.Beats.Grass, this will be a stacked night of dance energy. More info.
Date: 27 Sept (Wed) / 19:00
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Restaurant of the week:
The dishes might not look 'designed,' but the taste is pretty good. This is a potato pancake with Goulash. The pierogies are pretty good too.