The wide world of Wedding food

Our Wedding month might be drawing to a close, but you can still visit the neighbourhood anytime – and when you do, you'll find a plethora of global eats, from Tamil curry to Polish pierogies. Here's a sampling of our favourites. more »

Jun 30, 2015 3:30 PM Food

A circus for hooligans

From the streets of St. Petersburg to practice spaces of Paris and now to the stages of Berlin, Upsala Circus takes Russian street kids and turns them into circus wonders! The next show, "The Ping-Pong Ball Effect", is at Ambulatorium, Jul 4 and 5. more »

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 PM Stage


Can you feel the heat? Summer's here, and so is our July/August special – a supersized edition full of tips, tricks and a short fiction fix. Plus an interview with Germany's hottest expat novelist, subletting tales and more. On newsstands now! more »

Jun 30, 2015 1:00 PM Features

24-Hour toga party

And the hedonism of a toga party pales in comparison... Mount Olympus is a 24-hour performance paying homage to the unity of time in Greek tragedy. It's theatre of excess, not just in length, but everything. Catch it at Foreign Affairs through Jul 5. more »

Jul 1, 2015 3:20 PM Stage

Exberliner presents: Tod Wodicka's The Household Spirit

Following a successful reception in London, Berlin-based author Tod Wodicka launches his second novel “The Household Spirit” with us! Join us at Urban Spree for a reading (introduced by Greg Baxter), music, a new issue and more on June 29 at 20:00. more »

Jun 23, 2015 12:15 PM People

Damn dirty apes at HKW

The apes are loose at HKW in their Ape Culture exhibition! And where would ape culture be without The Planet of the Apes? Interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco channels Dr. Zira for a live lecture on predatory humans on Jul 2. more »

Jun 1, 2015 2:15 PM Art

LGBT Berlin: A short history

With CSD and KCSD coming up (Jun 27), glitter and gaiety will be out on the streets in full force, but Berlin has always been ahead of the queer curve. Here's a timeline of the LGBTQ rights movement in gay ol' Berlin. more »

Jun 23, 2015 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Queer in the city

The big gay day in Berlin is coming. That's right, Christopher Street Day (CSD) and its alternative in Kreuzberg (KCSD) are happening Sat, Jun 27. But why limit all the fun to just one day? Here's a handy guide to queering out all year. more »

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Birds of a feather

If you’re a Chekhov purist, Nurkan Erpulat’s "Uncle Vanya" at the Maxim Gorki may prompt head scratching. But it’s also lively and fresh, even if some moments descend into distracting silliness. Catch it Jun 26 and 30 at 19:30. more »

Jun 18, 2015 2:00 PM Stage

The painted lady

A woman is a work of art, quite literally in the case of American installation artist Donna Huanca. She creates spiritual terrains with clothing, plastic, canvas, makeup and living females. Her show Muscle Memory opens at Peres Projects on June 27. more »

Jun 22, 2015 2:30 PM Art

Sewer rats

Director Michael Thalheimer whittles down Maxim Gorky’s 1902 "Nachtasyl" (The Lower Depths) to 90 minutes, 13 characters and zero shreds of hope. And lots of hanky panky among sewer-dwelling lowlifes. Catch the despair at Schaubühne June 16 and 17. more »

Jun 16, 2015 2:45 PM Stage

The gentlemen's game

From a motley crew of newbies, the gay team Berlin Bruisers is evolving into a legitimate rugby force – tackling stereotypes along the way. The Bruisers show off more than just their athletic chops at the Violet Varieté at Monster Ronson's Jun 19. more »

Jun 15, 2015 12:15 PM Culture

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