This month, we explore the wild world of animals in Berlin, whether stuffed, spoiled rotten, hunted-down or drugged-up. Plus: A refugee fairytale in Brandenburg, an exclusive interview with Schaubühne director Katie Mitchell and much more! more

Oct 27, 2016 2:00 PM

INTERVIEW. Hyper-literate Norwegian musician Hval takes on menstruation and vampirism in latest album "Blood Bitch". She brings her mix of experimental pop, performance art and feminist body horror to Berghain Kantine on Oct 26. more

Oct 19, 2016 4:15 PM Music & nightlife

Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and Charles-André Coderre are Montreal audio visual duo JMH. On Oct 20, they fuse film with contemporary Arabic and experimental electronic music at ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi. Moumneh talks inspiration. more

Oct 17, 2016 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

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

Oct 10, 2016 1:30 PM Music & nightlife

Interview: Our US election warm-up (tonight, Oct 10, 19:00!) features DJ Spooky's "Rebirth of a Nation" at 9pm, after food, drinks and voter registration. Spooky told us his thoughts on the 2016 election and the meaning of "Birth of a Nation" today. more

Oct 10, 2016 1:00 PM Film

Catch the European premiere of "How Berlin Got the Blues", the story of how one man made blues live in Cold War Berlin this Wed, Oct 12 at 20:00 at Babylon Mitte, followed by a concert by Davis and his "Superband". more

Oct 5, 2016 11:30 AM Film

This month, we take on the elephant (and donkey) in the room: Are any Berliners voting for Trump? How much do you know about the US presidential candidates? What's the impact of the American occupation of Berlin today? And more... more

Sep 30, 2016 2:00 PM Features

INTERVIEW! The robots are coming! New festival Wir sind die Roboter fills the Musikbrauerei with the mind-warping booming, beeping and humming only mechanical musicians can make. Read our chat with the curators then catch it Sep 29-Oct 1. more

Sep 26, 2016 2:00 PM Music & nightlife

The beat goes on at this year's Musikfest. For 19 days the classical music festival gives the drummer some love. Check it out Sep 2-20 at various venues across the city. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

Welcome to Polski Berlin! Our September issue is all about Berlin's Polish people and places – and a road trip to Wroclaw. Plus an interview with novelist Boualem Sansal about his dystopian vision of Islam, the month's can't-miss events and more! more

Aug 31, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Berlin-born singer-songwriter Paula Tebbens gives her two cents on why it's Copenhagen and not Berlin for folk singers, and what's so special about the Melodica Festival crowd. Melodica hits Birgit & Bier Sep 3-4. more

Aug 30, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Death in Vegas frontman Richard Fearless certainly fits his moniker. He dishes on everything from the state of the British music scene to working with former porn star Sasha Grey ahead of his performance at Berlin Atonal on Aug 26. more

Aug 18, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

It's officially been 20 years since the dropping of "Wannabe" – a milestone marked by The Ballery's new Spice Girls exhibition. Spice up your life and celebrate (their version of) girl power with a mix of local artists, Aug 12-16. more

Aug 10, 2016 12:30 PM Culture

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

Aug 2, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife


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John Riceburg: Why does Berlin stink so much?

Walking around Neukölln in summer makes John want to puke. And he loves it. more

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

The legendary club sees its silver jubilee this weekend with a party to match (Jul 21-24). Founder Dimitri Hegemann recalls his seminal techno club’s path from Detroit to Berlin and back. more

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW. Martin Teff, of post-rock electronic band Vessels, talks about the band's change from cerebral to dance music. Don't miss them play Foreign Affairs on July 9 at Haus der Berlin Festspiele. more

Jul 8, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

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 Music & nightlife

For what might be the last time, Foreign Affairs (Jul 7-17) blurs the lines between theatre, music and art at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and stages across the city. more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 PM Stage

Bogotá based jazz quartet Bituin chats about Wassermusik's 2016 theme, "The Other Caribbean". Starting Jul 8, Haus der Kulturen der Welt brings you four weekends of summery world music and films to stage. more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

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