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In Mitte, sometimes finding a good, quick, warm and affordable lunch does feel impossible. Enter Mr. Vertigo, offering one of the least pretentious, most satisfying working person’s weekday lunches around. more

Food & Drink

Burger joints are downright inescapable in Berlin, and now there's one more to put on your burger map – Spud Bencer. The Frenchies behind the Fhain burger enterprise serve both tasty veggie and beef patties as well as (real!) home-cut potato fries. more

Food & Drink

January's now over and you still haven't started working on your resolutions? If one of them had to do with getting that art off the shelves and onto the wall, Frameworks Berlin has has got you covered. more

Insider Tips

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. more

Features

INTERVIEW: The 27-year-old artist pulls no punches in addressing migration: both the current refugee crisis and her own migration from Vietnam to Berlin, in Emotion Refuge, at Micky Schubert through Jan 18. more

Art & Exhibitions

Party-hungry Berlin is gearing up for another deafening Silvester, and either through fireworks or the plethora of parties, you're gonna get it. We can't account for the explosions, but we can help you decide where you can bang. Happy New Year's! more

Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! Despite its difficult production, JANE GOT A GUN proves to be a focused, suspenseful and enjoyable – if somewhat standard – entry into the revenge Western genre. more

Film

OUT NOW! Not your typical Sherlock tale, those craving something more will find an excellent meditation on time and character in MR. HOLMES more

Film

OUT NOW! Unfortunately, viewers will not want to REMEMBER Atom Egoyan's latest, with not even Christopher Plummer's classy turn rescuing this morally lazy Auschwitz survivor drama. more

Film

OUT NOW! Tomm Moore's beautifully-animated SONG OF THE SEA dazzles with its visual depictions of Irish mythology, but also with a devotion to storytelling that will delight all ages. more

Film

OUT NOW! THE PEANUTS MOVIE is a bit too kid-friendly for those that actually grew up on the comics, making "family film" more command than suggestion. more

Film

Why refugees volunteer to help other refugees, the challenges they face, and how they feel about it all. more

Zeitgeist

We all know the typical family dramas that come with the Christmas season, but prolific playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's newest piece, following a theme of “empty heaven”, packs some surprises. On at Deutsches Theater Dec 20 and 26. more

Theatre & Dance

Get ready for a particularly sexy Boxing Day as EXBlicks presents Marit Östberg’s "When We Are Together We Can Be Everywhere" for a pornier holiday – just how Berlin likes it. Join us on Dec 26 at Lichtblick Kino at 20:30 and get it on with us! more

Film

OUT NOW! OUR LITTLE SISTER sweetly uses the tale of three sisters who become four when the family adopts as a metaphor for tradition on the brink of fading away. more

Film

OUT NOW! December has been the month for lesbian drama releases, but Todd Haynes' superb CAROL tops them all and reminds us of what's at the centre of it all: love. more

Film

INTERVIEW. Spend this year’s holidays with Einstürzende Neubauten leader Bargeld at Radialsystem V as his band performs Lament, a set of original compositions, covers and reworks marking 100 years since the beginning of World War I. more

Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW: Simon McBurney, founder of London company Complicite, makes his German-language debut at the Schaubühne directing Stefan Zweig's "Beware of Pity". Dec 19 and 21: preview, Dec 23: premiere. more

Theatre & Dance

Have you met Jonny yet? If not, it's time to in Insitu's first of four character-based exhibtions, this one on through Dec 19. Exploring the not-so-distant past's portrayals of strong femininity, "Jonny" is here to examine past and present. more

Art & Exhibitions

Berlin has never been afraid to house the big and now the Hauptstadt can count a T. rex skeleton among its more epic sights. On Dec 17, Museum of Natural History unveils Tristan, one the most well-preserved of all time. more

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