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Summer is here! Check out our guides to the creamiest vegan gelato, the best and worst bike-sharing schemes and hot summer reads. Plus: The new faces of Spandau, krays in Tiergarten, allergy attacks and more... on newsstands now! more

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

Dublin Doc Fest is hitting the road and coming to Berlin for the first time on Apr 18 at Moviemento. film-fest-founder Tess Motherway to discuss curation, documentary filmmaking and gender parity in the film industry. more

Film

The 31-year-old confluence of art, culture and technology returns Jan 31 (through Feb 4) to HKW under the banner "Face Value" with, among other things, 30 3D-printed portraits made from Chelsea Manning's DNA. Read our full guide. more

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Founded in 1999 as a one-off Transmediale side programme, CTM has become its own beast, engulfing every hot performer, genre and format that could possibly constitute “adventurous music and art”. It's on across the city Jan 26-Feb 4. more

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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

, 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

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

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

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

Film

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

, 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

Theatre & Dance

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