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Exberliner investigates one of Berlin's most pressing issues: housing. From exploding rents to the companies cashing in on the student housing crisis; from former squatters fighting over property to alternative house sharing options. Out now! more

From party drugs to mental health, from artificial intelligence to sautéed Hirn – this October Exberliner is all about the brain! Plus: A scientist puts sleep myths to bed and we round up the month's festivals in film, music, art and stage. Out now! more

Miller beer, bratwurst and DJ Big Baer: Ava Johnson and The Gay Berliner step out for "Pink Tuesday" at the German-American Folk Festival in Mariendorf. more

Opinion

From Friedrichshain to rural Poland, from techno to violins: whatever you’re after, this festival season has you covered. The season kicks off with the last Freqs of Nature (Jul 4-9) Niedergörsdorf ever. more

Concerts & Parties

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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

Concerts & Parties

THIS WEEKEND! With the theme, "Films & Future", the 26th dokumentART (Oct 13-17 in Neubrandenburg) explores the film world's look at our relationship with technology, the economic crisis, refugees or loneliness. more

Film

For the 17th time, the International Literature Festival (Sep 6-16) welcomes an eclectic mix of international authors to Berlin. Read up on it here before you hit the stacks. And keep checking back here for more interviews, blog, reviews and more... more

What's On

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

Concerts & Parties

What would you do if you found out your WG had a Nazi past? Enter "Denk Mal am Ort", an initiative which honours the city’s Holocaust victims in their own former homes, by inviting the residents to open up their doors to the public. On May 6-7. more

What's On

Larger-than-life sets, nudity and chicken suits: Get ready for Theatertreffen, your annual cheat sheet to what’s hot in German theatre – May 6-21. more

Theatre & Dance

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

Concerts & Parties

The Schaubühne's annual Festival of International New Drama is back, bringing emerging theatre makers from around the world to Berlin with 14 plays over 11 days (Mar 30-Apr 9), all with English surtitles! Here's our highlight reel. more

Theatre & Dance

Just around the corner is Versfest, Berlin's multilingual (German and English) literary festival for kids, replete with readings, workshops, talks, and poetry nights – all free of charge. Catch it Mar 20-22 if you can get the kids away from school. more

Theatre & Dance

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

Ready to get out of Berlin for a weekend festival? We've rounded up the best of this summer's from reggae to opera. more

Concerts & Parties

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

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

Concerts & Parties

The LGBTQ film award is entering its fourth-decade! With screenings of famous Teddy-winners like Dunye’s Watermelon Woman and Julien’s Looking for Langston the Teddy30 retrospective celebrates on Feb 19 during the Berlin International Film Fest. more

Film

Here it is! Your insider's preview of the world's most audience-friendly film festival, February 11-21. We know which indie flicks to catch and which celebs to stalk. And don't forget about our blog! more

Film

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