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Cabaret and Burlesque

INTERVIEW! Lights, tassels, action! Berlin Burlesque Week, Germany’s biggest burlesque extravaganza, opens May 27 for a fourth year with seven days of performances from over 80 international artists. Check out our chat with co-producer Va Voom. Read more

What's On

Take a spring trip – in Berlin! We've rounded up some of the best local getaways including a riviera walk, island hopping, time travel, kitsch excursions, intercultural wedding crashing and much more! Out now! Read more

At the new Berlin Burlesque Academy master the art of garter-snapping and glove-removing like a pro in only four-weeks. Read more

Insider Tips

Berlin's got sexy nightlife in spades, but the burlesque community’s a little scattershot. Primitiv is holding things down, though: with a biweekly Sunday Soiree (May 14, 7:30pm) and the more kitschier event series, Poetry Brothel. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Indulge your inner-lit/history buff with authentic cabaret-style flair in the Isherwood-monikered Sally Bowles, offering divine signature cocktails, weekend live music and "A Cabaret Story" that will make you swoon. Read more

Insider Tips

Elsa Quarsell comes to Bassy Club on April 25, for the raucous signing party of her new book, The Domestic Burlesque – a glossy coffee-table composition of burlesquers. The party brings the book to life! Read more

Art & Exhibitions

THIS WEEK! Bridge Markland seeks to arouse sexualities of all stripes by combining drag, a lesbian coming-out story and erotic audience interaction: "Gender and sex are fluid." Read more

The American poet Michael Haeflinger moved from Chicago to Berlin two years ago - just in time to join the boom of English spoken word happenings. Read more

Berlin is a haven for theatre lovers - if you have a grip on the German tongue. The city’s sheer profusion of legendary stages, all presided over by world-renowned directors can be supremely frustrating for those still struggling to order a Döner without blushing. Read more

Theatre & Dance

On December 30, the Chippendales – those perfectly muscled entertainers with the g-strings, gyrating hips and winning smiles – began an almost two-week-long stint at Huxleys Neue Welt. We sat down with frost-haired Billy Jeffrey, a reality TV star and Chippendales dancer of seven years. Read more

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