Weekend club update: Gegen XS, Space Age Kiki Ball

Berlin's clubs are the stuff of legend, so which nights should you check out this weekend?

Gegen XS at RSO

 Photo: Imago/Emmanuele Contini

Gegen XS (“XS” as in excess) translates roughly to “against excess” – a knowingly ironic name for what is most definitely a celebration of excess. This nearly three-day-long mega party is a celebration of liberation, self-love and defiance. Lasting over 60 hours and featuring around 40 DJs, Gegen XS is proof that RSO is quickly becoming one of the most ambitious clubs in Berlin.

  • 31.03.2023
  • RSO Schnellerstraße 137, Schöneweide

Floorgasm at Trauma Bar

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The Floorgasm label is throwing its first party of the year! The Spring Fling is a celebration of the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer – but this party is all about the nighttime. Expect breakneck BPMs at one of Berlin’s hidden gems, the Trauma Bar and Kino.

  • 31.03.2023
  • Trauma Bar and Kino, Heidestraße 50, Moabit

Klubnacht at Berghain

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Klubnacht at Berlin’s most famous club is always worth checking out – but this weekend’s set is particularly phenomenal. Highlights are Freddy K, whose career in techno goes way back to the early years of the 1990s, and Etapp Kyle, a Ukrainian DJ whose deeply-layered sound has an almost physical quality to it.

  • 01.04.2023
  • Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof 3, Friedrichshain

The Space Age Kiki Ball at Nordkomplex

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From its origins in New York City queer subcultures in the 1980s, ballroom performances and voguing have become globally known and appreciated – and now you have a chance to experience it! The Space Age Kiki Ball will be a celebration of this culture, and will feature a ball that explores fashion, dance and pop culture. After the ball, expect an epic party for everyone.

  • 01.04.2023
  • Nordkomplex, Neumagener Str. 25, Weißensee

Soliparty at Menschmeier

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The full title of this event is Love Enteignen – Hate Groko – Enteignen being the movement to nationalise and subsidise housing in Berlin to reduce rents, and GroKo referring to the incoming Kai Wegner/CDU-led government. This “solidarity party” will distract you from the high rents, even if just for a night, and will feature DJ sets, live music, fashion and merch.

  • 01.04.2023
  • Menschmeier, Storkower Strasse 121, Prenzlauer Berg