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  • Artists from France, Germany and even as far as Australia get together for one night, spinning techno beats, beaming 16mm film footage and reading Japanese poetry (English translation on big screen!). Lineup includes Brieuc Le Meur and Fleck E.S.C. more »

  • The Wilhelm Tell restaurant hosts the second monthly Tellerand Session which aims to bring singer/songwriters, poetry slammers and musicians alike together in one space. This month features the songwriting talents of Australian born Jackson Dyer. more »

  • In a race to the finish line, seven short films were completed in a period of two weeks by a handful of local camera wielders. The spontaneous encouragement of creativity culminates tonight in a screening of the films followed by an afterparty. more »

  • The sound behind the vision

    Berlin is still loving Bowie, so much so that Martin-Gropius-Bau has decided to extend the David Bowie exhibition through Aug 24! Read as former Hansa Studios recording engineer Eduard Meyer recalls his time with Bowie and Iggy. more »

    Jul 21, 2014 People

  • Ghosts and heroes of Hansa

    We know Hansa Studios as the birthplace of David Bowie’s “Heroes” and U2’s "Achtung Baby". But what’s it like to record there today? German musician Andrea Schroeder and her band had the chance to find out. more »

    Jul 21, 2014 Music & nightlife

  • Punkfilmfest returns on Jul 30 for a summer special at Open Air Kino Mitte with a screening of "Ivan. In Memory of Our Friend" about a Russian punk who was shot by neo-Nazis, preceded by an acoustic session from Wundabunta Straßenpunk and two shorts. more »

  • Berlin videos: Mary takes an Exberliner

    Get ready for the second-to-last installment of "Between Two Drummers", the quirkily led talk show from Mary Ocher (and Your Government). This week's guest is Exberliner's own Walter Crasshole. Check it out here and help support her new album. more »

    Jul 21, 2014 Music & nightlife

  • Part of the Down By The River Festival warm up, British singer/songwriter Kate Stables (better known as This Is The Kit) plays tracks from her new album "Wriggle Out The Restless" high up on one of Berlin's most picturesque rooftop terraces. more »

  • Panic In Berlin returns to Kantine am Berghain for a David Bowie party extraordinaire. Two DJs will be playing a selection of music from the 60s till today, with plenty of new wave, glam, post-punk and, of course, David Bowie. more »

  • Kicking off a five-night-fantasia of classical music concerts at Kulturbrauerei, each with its own fireworks display, expect a mixed programme of Wagner, Verdi and Puccini. more »

  • The opening evening of the Perlen der Klassik, the series of classical music evenings spread over the subsequent three months, with selected pieces from Chopin. more »

  • The second instalment of the season gives young symphonic orchestras a shot at the great European classical traditions. Tonight features Germany’s own orchestra. more »

  • Oh, Dolly!

    INTERVIEW. The phenomenon that is Dolly Parton takes exhibition form at Bikini Berlin's 25hours Hotel, going on through July 21. While there may be a claim to kitsch about the country icon, eight Finnish artists show the 9-to-5er as transcendental. more »

    Jul 14, 2014 Art

  • The fans who fell to Earth

    The city is still experiencing the David Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau (on through August 24), but some Berliners take it a step further and live it. Diehards, collectors, lookalikes and former stalkers: meet Berlin’s Bowie nuts. more »

    Jul 8, 2014 People

  • Berlin videos: Many, many, much, much Mary

    Here's another installment of "Between Two Drummers", the quirkily led talk show from Mary Ocher (and Your Government) that we shared last week. This week's guest is Ned Collette. Check it out here and help support her new album as well. more »

    Jul 7, 2014 Culture

  • Melt! Festival giveaway terms and conditions

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    Jul 4, 2014 The Berlin Blog

  • Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller presents his twisted and brilliant take on 1990s acid house for Foreign Affairs. Classics such as "What Time Is Love" and "Can U Dance" are arranged for a traditional English brass band. more »

  • Out in the wilderness at the exquisitely located Fort Gorgast lies a weekend dedicated to relaxation. If you are at all in touch with your hippy side, get involved. Morning yoga sessions, woodland walks and dancing are all part of the experience. more »

  • Berlin videos: A Mary Ocher talk show

    In our first "Berlin Videos" feature, Mary Ocher and Your Government give a lovable nod to Zach Galifianakis' Youtube sensation Between Two Ferns with their own version: Between Two Drummers. (Get it? Your Government has two drummers.) Check it out. more »

    Jul 2, 2014 Culture

  • This festival runs non-stop, 24 hours per day! Artists will be spread across 2 indoor floors, and one covered floor outside, which will also host food, special drinks and even a record fair! Lineup includes, The Hacker, Rude 66 and The Rimshooters. more »