Mauerpark history lesson

Mauerpark hasn't always been a raucous circus of karaoke and impulsive buys. On your next visit, stop by the free photo exhibition about the history of the park on through Aug 30 and don't end the summer without having learned something. more »

Aug 17, 2015 3:40 PM The Best of Berlin

The festival of festivals

Ever feel like there are too many film festivals in Berlin? Well, it seems that the solution to that luxury problem is... another film festival! The Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals is on at Zukunft am Ostkreuz starting August 29 at 3pm. Don't miss! more »

Aug 24, 2015 5:15 PM Film

Ai Weiwei's Berlin adventures

The world's most famous dissident artist is here! And he's keen on letting us know. We traced the social media addict's path, and we've got a few ideas where he should head next. Maybe you can spot him this weekend. more »

Aug 21, 2015 4:30 PM , People

A labyrinth of light

The much-anticipated performance art piece from Theater Anu, Die große Reise, is lighting up Tempelhofer Feld at night. Circus-like, surreal characters pine for unattainable fantasies and you become a part of the show. Through Aug 23. more »

Aug 14, 2015 1:00 PM Stage

Berlin's hottest cause

Our favourite hot topping, Crazy Bastard Sauce, launched a crowdfunding campaign last week to set up permanent shop in Friedrichshain. If you love ‘em like we do, go support their saucy cause before it ends September 17! more »

Aug 14, 2015 12:15 PM Food

Vegan summer

Whether you're a staunch activist or merely appreciate a good meatless meal now and again, your options just keep on multiplying. Here are five of the latest. more »

Aug 10, 2015 5:05 PM , , Food

Tanz im August: Our picks

The 21st edition of the annual dance explosion returns this summer with performance companies from over 20 different countries exploring the link between visual art and movement. Don't get overwhelmed, here are our picks. On Aug 13-Sep 4. more »

Aug 10, 2015 12:40 PM Stage 1 Comments

Muscles and memory

Tanz im August, Berlin's biggest dance festival, kicks off on August 14! British choreographer Rosemary Butcher – the “icon of New Dance” – makes her fest debut with the retrospective "Memory in the Present Tense". more »

Jun 25, 2015 3:30 PM

The talk of shame

The summer heat can lead to some fatal attractions, but what happens when it all gets too much? It’s en vogue to claim sex addiction these days – but finding an actual, real-life sex addict willing to speak up is harder than it seems. more »

Jul 24, 2015 3:30 PM Zeitgeist

White cube relaunch

The Berlinische Galerie is back after a near-year-long absence. With four different exhibitions in its newly renovated space, gallery director Thomas Köhler and co. are once again attracting the attention of modern art connoisseurs. more »

Jul 22, 2015 3:00 PM Art

A day at the races

Make sure to put on a silly hat, and go for a day, or week, at the races! The 102-year-old Mariendorf Trabrennbahn hosts Derby Week going on from Jul 24-Aug 2. But the track alone is worth the trip. more »

Jul 21, 2015 12:30 PM Culture

Kitchen confidential

When you're dining al fresco this summer, spare a thought for the chef sweating away in the kitchen. Alcohol and drug abuse in Berlin restaurants is an open secret. But is it the stress of the job that leads to the habit, or vice versa? more »

Jul 17, 2015 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

Mega gay on display: Homosexuality_ies

The joint venture of the Deutsches Historisches Museum and the Schwules Museum is as much a “queertopia” as a vibrant and (sometimes) saddening walk through 150 years of LGBTQ* history in Germany. On through December 1. Gay or straight, don’t miss! more »

Jul 16, 2015 12:30 PM Culture

Who cares about art?

With plastic bag swimming pools and heart-monitoring chandeliers, the Bernheimer Contemporary gathers artists to explore ideas of environmental and social responsibility in a spirited new exhibition in Residenz Monbijou. Through Aug 29. more »

Jul 15, 2015 2:00 PM Art

Summertime stories

Literature despite the weather! Be prepared for inside or riverside with our thrilling summer picks. Here are four great new books from Berlin authors – and one Berlin-related book from a lit superstar – you should pick up as soon as possible. more »

Jul 15, 2015 11:00 AM , , Culture

The most dangerous game?

With a less-than-spectacular summer upon us, some Berliners may be choosing to stay indoors. But some never intended to go out. For true gamers, the world outside is connected to the one on-screen. But is hardcore gaming a hobby or addiction? more »

Jul 13, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

A shop for the modern lumbersexual

Campfire-scented incense is not the usual essential you'd pop down to the drugstore for but Hallesches Haus is offering just that kind of "necessity" and more for feeling like you're roughing it while staying in Berlin. more »

Jul 10, 2015 12:20 PM The Best of Berlin

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    OUT NOW! Amy Schumer writes, stars in and turns stereotypical gender roles upside down in TRAINWRECK. But only some some of the time. more »

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