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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 Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

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

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 Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

You can feel it in the air... and we're not talking about spring. From Trump to Le Pen, Front National to Germany's own AfD, our April issue is all about that xenophobic, anti-establishment elephant in the room and what we can do about it. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Maerzmusik, the Berliner Festspiele’s ever-more-ambitious “festival for time issues”, brings us the best in obscure contemporary music for 10 days. It's on from Mar 16-26 at the Festspiele Spiele and other venues across town. more

Mar 15, 2017 11:45 AM Music & nightlife

Tel Aviv-raised, Berlin-based singer Mary Ocher talks politics, building walls and her brand new album The West Against the People, which will be released at this Friday's Ich bin ein(e) Berliner(in) at SO36! more

Mar 8, 2017 3:30 PM Music & nightlife

In these uncertain times, one fact rings true: we all need to eat. And so we present our February food issue, stuffed to the gills with all the tasty articles you can digest. Plus the only Berlinale preview that matters and much more, on stands now! more

Jan 31, 2017 2:00 PM

We’ve rounded up hot trends, secret spots and some personal favourites to give you a night out you won’t find in the guidebooks. more

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For our first issue of 2017, we take a trip back to the tumultuous-yet-sexy Weimar years and ask: Are we re-living them now? Plus an investigation into Berlin's overloaded refugee housing system and much more, on a newsstand near you! more

Jan 2, 2017 12:00 PM

While we were distracted by football in 2014, artists in Burkino Faso were starting a political revolution ... and it worked! This art is the focus of Sleepless Nights: Burkina Faso Between Culture And Revolution on Nov 15-19 at HAU. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:20 PM Stage

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Things go bump in the night on any given Berlin weekend, but you can't beat Halloween for that added bit of spooky frisson. From gays to ghouls to pumpkin carving in Dahlem, here's what to do and where to go. more

Oct 25, 2016 3:00 PM Going out 1 Comments

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