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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

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

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Sep 4, 2017 11:30 AM What's On

On Sep 24, Germans head to the polls. We're Merk-ing the occasion with an issue that delves into the people behind the politics – monks and vegans, beleagured neo-Nazis, enthusiastic posterers and Turkish "wise men". Check it out on stands now! more

Aug 31, 2017 11:45 AM Features

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

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

May 3, 2017 2:30 PM What's On

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

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

May 3, 2017 2:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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

Mar 29, 2017 12:15 PM 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

Mar 15, 2017 3:30 PM 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

Aug 16, 2016 1:15 PM 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

Jul 8, 2016 11:00 AM 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

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

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

Feb 11, 2016 4:00 PM 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

Feb 8, 2016 3:00 PM Film

Yearning for a bygone age when music’s number one format was a compact collection of magnetic tapes, finger-wound reels and chunky plastic cartridges? If so, Germany's inaugural Cassette Store Day is on at ACUD and KussKuss Oct 17. more

Oct 14, 2015 12:15 PM Concerts & Parties

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Perdiendo el Norte

Running for six busy days, The Spanisches Filmfest Berlin kicks off on October 6 at Moviemento, bringing you plenty of suprises en espańol – from disturbing surrealism to expat slapstick. more

Oct 5, 2015 5:00 PM Film

Mexican poet Javier Martínez Pedro teaches an illustration workshop at the International Children's and Youth Literature events at 13:00 on Sep 13; at 9:30 on Sep 14; and at 9:30 and 11:30 on Sep 15. more

Sep 11, 2015 12:55 PM What's On

Tunisian poet, translator and novelist Shukri Mabkhout joins the ILB to present his award-winning novel The Italian at 21:00 at Sep 13. more

Sep 11, 2015 12:50 PM What's On

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