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This holiday season, ditch the smartphone and rediscover the joys of books, vinyl records, Super 8 camcorders, letterpress printers and more. Plus: #MeToo in Berlin, the best and worst of 2017 and much more, on stands now! more

Nov 28, 2017 12:00 PM In Print

Coming “home” to Lido Mon, Nov 20, Aussie synth-pop maestro and frequent Berliner Alex Cameron speaks about putting words in the mouths of despicable characters on his latest album Forced Witness. more

Nov 14, 2017 12:00 PM Concerts & Parties

The Nordwind music, performance and art festival is straying far from its Nordic roots this year, connecting the Arctic, Africa and more. Here's our preview. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Make the most out of the long weekend with five days' worth of frights, freaks, tricks and treats. more

Oct 25, 2017 4:19 PM Concerts & Parties

Ready for a world of jazz? From the genre's roots in the US to its far-flung offshoot in Norway, Jazzfest gathers 150 musicians at the Festspiele, A-Trane and Lido to celebrate its 54th edition (Oct 31-Nov 5). more

Oct 25, 2017 1:00 PM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW: Before her show at Musik & Frieden on Oct 14, Exberliner met with Cold Specks and talked about coming to terms with the struggles as a black Muslim woman in music, inspirations for the new album and her dreams of an unknown past. more

Oct 12, 2017 11:00 AM Concerts & Parties

Charlottenburg is back! In our new issue, we take a look at the neighbourhood's glory days and its burgeoning future, and give you plenty of (old and new) reasons to head West. Plus all the culture and food coverage you know and love – and much more! more

Sep 28, 2017 12:00 PM Features

The second Reclaim the Beats festival invites Berliners to dance out their identity politics issues, Oct 5-14 at Gretchen, Burg Schnabel and Werkstatt der Kulturen. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:45 PM Concerts & Parties 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! At Musikfest (on through Sep 18), Rebecca Saunders translates Ulysses’ last chapter for soprano and stereophonic chamber ensemble. "Yes" premieres at the Philharmonie on Sep 9, followed the next day by a free talk with Ed Atkins. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:00 AM Concerts & Parties

Whether old, new or way-out, orchestral and contemporary music fans will get an earful this month with both Musikfest (Aug 31-Sep 18) and Contemporary Music Month (all of Sep). more

Aug 28, 2017 12:00 PM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW: The Polyversal Souls are heading to HKW's Wassermusik X, where they'll support Ethiopian jazz legend Alemayehu Eshete on Aug 11. We spoke to band leader Max Weissenfeldt about his musical upbringing, jazz jamming, and Sikyi Highlife. more

Aug 3, 2017 12:00 AM Concerts & Parties

This summer at Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s Wassermusik X, the world will literally become your oyster. It starts Jul 21 and rolls on through Aug 13. more

Jul 13, 2017 11:00 AM Concerts & Parties

Festival season has begun! Find your niche with our rundown of all the boutique fests going on in Berlin and Brandenburg through July and August. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 PM Concerts & Parties

For our "Endstation" special, we travelled to the ends of Berlin and back to bring you 10 summer escapes you definitely won't read about in the guidebooks. Plus summer reads, festivals, bikes, scooters, barbecue, soft serve and much more! more

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 PM

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The seventh edition of Mitte's homegrown indie festival sees four days of music over countless venues, including our own Kaffee Burger stage. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 PM Concerts & Parties

TONIGHT! The UdK's Crescendo Festival opens with a 75-minute condensed version of Wagner's Ring Cycle, accompanied by a new video work that brings the contentious composer's ideas and motifs out of the past. We talked to its creator. more

May 5, 2017 1:00 PM Concerts & Parties

Before open-air season lures us into its cradle of euphoric escapism, two indoor festivals invite us to indulge in a little more brain-heavy fun: percussion-centric Syn/Cussion (May 5-7) and the classical musical festival Crescendo (May 5-20). more

May 3, 2017 2:00 PM Concerts & Parties

Goodbye cheap flats, art studios and anarchist lairs; hello, greedy developers and real estate speculators. Our new government wants to stem the tide, but is it too little, too late? Read all about it in Exberliner's May issue, on stands now! more

Apr 27, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Hauschka, the German composer and recent Oscar nominee (Lion) talks about harnessing the power of the Disklavier, a modern-day version of the player piano, prior to his show at Funkhaus on April 4. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:30 PM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW! After a six-year hiatus from song-writing, veteran musician Christiane Rösinger makes her comeback at Hebbel am Ufer, April 1, debuting material from new album "Lieder ohne Leiden". more

Mar 30, 2017 12:15 PM Concerts & Parties

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