Belgian-born Frie Leysen is not only the artistic director of the impressive Foreign Affairs festival, on through October 26, but a major authority in the European and Arab art worlds.
18:30 If I’m not working late, a show at the Volksbühne.
22:00 A late bite at Tian-Fu.
10:00 Buy flowers and newspapers and sit in the Literaturhaus with a coffee. The gardens are lovely in summer.
12:00 Pass by Berliner Festspiele to see how the festival set-up is going.
20:00 To the Deutsche Oper to see Lachenmann, followed by wine with friends.
11:00 I sleep late before heading to the Kunst- & Trödelmarkt, a very good Flohmarkt.
13:00 I work a bit at home or read.
14:00 If the weather is nice I go explore areas in Berlin that I don’t know yet – of which there are many, of course!