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Miller beer, bratwurst and DJ Big Baer: Ava Johnson and The Gay Berliner step out for "Pink Tuesday" at the German-American Folk Festival in Mariendorf. more

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Is Berlin's favourite Canadian expat still relevant in 2018? Ava Johnson went to Sunday's performance art event to find out. more

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How do you avoid getting ripped off by scammy Berlin food festivals? It's easy: Just don't go. more

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From slow jams to smell-o-vision, what you missed at this year's Torstraßen Festival. more

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Five thousand Berlin indie kids and a smattering of Brandenburg bros. No phone reception. No electricity. What happens next? more

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How to tackle one of Berlin's most pressing problems? Why, with the help of a multinational beverage corporation, of course! Which has the added benefit of free drinks. more

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An unexpectedly popular book festival gets Avocado Johnson thinking about the nature of viral Facebook events. more

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How much do Germans really love David Hasselhoff? Avocado Johnson went to the first of his two Berlin concerts to find out, and left a true believer. more

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Avocado Johnson on the La Mifa supper club and the hidden world of food press events. more

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In our brand-new blog, “Avocado Johnson” goes to that thing you’re curious about to answer the question: Are you missing out? This time: Brian Eno at the Gropius-Bau. more

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If your goal this year is take yourself up a notch, GQ Magazine opens the doors to its first bar in Western Europe. more

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Alternative? Berlin's got alternative in spades. What do you do when you want to go the traditional Christmas route this Advent season? Not to worry, here are seven that keep the spirit (more or less) alive. more

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Finally a board game about an airport! And not just any airport: BER! UnberechenB€R: Das Verrückte Flughafenspiel satirises Berlin's famous ineptitude when it comes to handling its big project. more

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You might not want to like Holzmarkt, but which would you rather have taking up the riverside real estate – another sleek luxury apartment bloc, or a collectively managed, treehouse/urban garden/what-have-you where Berliners can play? more

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Proud to be an American? Ehh... at least there are burgers, beer and BBQ to look forward to. Here's where homesick Amis can celebrate. more

The Berlin-based volunteer organisation Ciocia Basia helps Polish women break their home country's restrictive abortion laws.This Monday is being deemed "Black Monday" in order to protest those laws – the Berlin protests happen at Warschauer Straße. more

Not only do they serve fresh, homemade cannoli at Kreuzberg haunt Ragù, they also offer knitting classes, making it one of the best places to hide from the cold in Berlin. Don't know how to knit? The offer multilingual classes starting Feb 6. more

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Single, lonely and looking for Berlin's trashiest hunks? Berlin's sanitation department has your back: adorn the walls of your bachelor/ette pad with a calendar full of the BSR's finest manly bods to remind you always to separate your recyclables! more

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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

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Just because a company pays us for content doesn't mean we don't like it. Learn why you should use our writer's new favourite peer-to-peer currency exchange service! more

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