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Berlin’s globetrotting festival of film festivals Around the World in 14 Films is back to give Berlin audiences a first peek at some of the year’s most critically lauded films. Catch it Nov 23-Dec 2 at Kulturbrauerei. more

Nov 23, 2017 12:00 AM , Film

Intersectional feminism has hit the Berlin music scene! With the We Make Waves festival and conference on the horizon (Nov 9-11), we looked at initiatives that support female musicians and DJs while inviting other marginalised groups to the party. more

Nov 7, 2017 12:25 PM Culture

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

The man of the hour was Edward Snowden, but many prominent writers and thinkers graced the ILB stage for the first day of the International Congress for Democracy. more

Sep 9, 2017 11:00 AM Opinion

This week sees the kick-off of both FllmPolska and Freiluftkino season, and the release of Jordan Peele's surprise US box office smash "Get Out"... more

May 4, 2017 10:00 AM Film

Achtung starts next Wed (Apr 13). Birth of a Nation, Gold, Denial and more start in Berlin cinemas. more

Apr 13, 2017 12:45 PM Film

Vital Arab stories are being told on screen, but not without a little Western intervention. Catch the Arab Film Festival as it rolls into town for its 8th year, March 31 - April 7. more

Mar 28, 2017 12:30 PM Film

Festival for new music Ultraschall tests the limits of the human voice, yodelling included, for its ninth go starting Jan 18-22 at venues around the city. more

Jan 11, 2017 2:00 PM Concerts & Parties

Looking for some arty with your party? The 3hd festival won’t disappoint. The Creamcake kids put on a heady explosion of music, visual art and talks from Oct 11-15 at various venues around the city. more

Oct 10, 2016 1:30 PM Concerts & Parties

Y'all ready for this? Sat, Aug 20 sees the fourth edition of the Long Night of Film Festivals at Zukunft am Ostkreuz starting at 3pm. Over 22 Berlin film festivals pool together to present over 100 films – as well drinks, music and dancing. more

Aug 16, 2016 1:15 PM Film

July may have flown by, but no need to worry. If you didn't manage to get your festival fix this past month (why didn't you?), August has plenty on offer (you know you need more!). Here's our picks for the best Berlin fests closing out the summer. more

Aug 2, 2016 1:00 PM Concerts & Parties

Post-punk threesome Plattenbau construct their quadratic sounds at Torstraßen Festival on June 4. They'll be sharing the spotlight at our Exberliner stage with Piss, Bannerman, and the Neukölln Country Club. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:39 AM Concerts & Parties

What's going on in the wild world of Arabic cinema right now? Find out at the Arabic Film Festival in cinemas around the city starting April 6 and running through April 13. more

Apr 4, 2016 5:00 PM , Film

The Schaubühne’s Festival International Neue Dramatik (April 7-17) is in its 16th year and better than ever. Overwhelmed by choice? Here's our round-up of what to catch. more

Apr 4, 2016 3:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Just a few weeks before Berlin’s abundance of open-air shenanigans lures the vampiric winter club crowd towards sunnier pastures, showery April is packed with indoor festivals of all genres. more

Mar 31, 2016 3:00 PM Concerts & Parties

Get ready for MaerzMusik! In case you have trouble deciding which of the many concerts and performances you should hit, we just made it easier for you. more

Mar 9, 2016 3:00 PM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW! MaerzMusik, the Berliner Festspiele's celebration of new music, is coming Mar 11 (through 19)! Composer Bernhard Lang throws Schubert for a loop in "The Cold Trip" at the festival on Mar 13. more

Mar 9, 2016 1:00 PM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW: Berlin's showcase of Nordic art and performance returns for the sixth time, kicking off at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov 13. We spoke to artistic director Ricarda Ciontos about this year's Russian focus, risk, resistance and going wild. more

Nov 10, 2015 12:55 PM Theatre & Dance

With another instalment of Berlin Art Week, we're wondering why Berliner Liste is once again excluded from the program. Official or not, we staked it the city's oldest art fair. And it was worth the look. more

Sep 18, 2015 3:50 PM Art & Exhibitions

Mount your metal stead and join likeminded riders for two days of bicycling festivities. From Ludwigslust through the Germany countryside, the Velo Classico Germany celebrates bicycles and the folks who ride 'em. more

Sep 1, 2015 4:40 PM Insider Tips

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