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REVIEW! Don't miss Ilya and Emilia Kabakov exhibitions at the Tchoban Foundation and Mies van der Rohe Haus this month! Known for their high concept, large-scale installations, these exhibits show the process behind some of their most famous works. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Calling all beer nerds, this workshop is for you! Kreuzberg brewery Mash Pit's BIY crash course is not for the casual drinker, but for those interested in brewing science the session will leave you well versed in the essentials of microbrewing. Read more

Insider Tips

REVIEW! It's your last chance to see C/O Berlin's "No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin 1989 – Today". Through Nov 30 the exhibition shows works by 25 photographers capturing the many facets of Berlin nightlife. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! With the next Radiant Love on Nov 30 at ORWOhaus, we chat with one of the brains behind it, DJ Byron Yeates, to find out how the party became a beacon of the Berlin clubbing scene. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

OUT NOW! An empowering, unapologetic and, above all, very entertaining female-centric crime flick about former strip club employees who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Read more

Film

INTERVIEW! This month has seen countless events exploring Berlin's divided past. But the GDR lives on - in our Ossi neighbours! Meet Siegfried Strehlow. He tells his plucky escape, daring rescue tunnel, Stasi-monitored romance, and more. Read more

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INTERVIEW! We caught up with Belgian director Anne-Cécile Vandalem ahead of her world-premiere of "Die Anderen" at the Schaubühne on Nov 28-29, a suspenseful thriller about a refugee stranded in a suspicious village. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Master pizzaiolo Alessandro Leonardi's new restaurant Futura Pizza serves up 12 variations of delicious pizza pies all crafted with flawless rustic dough and adorned with premium-quality toppings entirely sourced from small Italian producers. Read more

Insider Tips

Ahead of their show at Internet Explorer Prenzlauer Berg on Nov 26, Niels Fejrskov Juhl of Gents tells us how Berlin has left its mark on the Copenhagen-based duo and their spa pop sound. Read more

Concerts & Parties

With 1988 art hall Galerie Loock opening an exhibition on East German photographer Christian Borchert on Nov 23, our critic explores this month's top exhibitions at galleries that grew out of the post-Wende buzz. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Berliners' lifeline to British imports, Broken English, has re-opened! Now in Kreuzberg and under the ownership of a German, the delightful Olde Shoppe store is stocked for a hard Brexit with a wide selection of cherished British brands. Read more

Insider Tips

REVIEW! Kay Voges' latest internet-inspired multimedia production at the Volksbühne playing Nov 22 and Dec 1 with English surtitles, unfortunately, does not compute. Read more

Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW! With the much anticipated coming-of-age teen comedy "Booksmart" hitting Berlin cinemas on Nov 14, its lead actress opens up about making a film for the current generation, playing a queer character and living with her onscreen BFF. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

JazzKorea takes over stages across Berlin kicking off Nov 14 through Nov 17 with an eclectic mix of nascent South Korean musicians. The line-up showcases a breadth of styles and aims to open listeners to different forms. Here's our top picks. Read more

Concerts & Parties

REVIEW! René Pollesch's piece for Friedrichstadt-Palast plays with the venue's arsenal of technical tricks, but with both irony and restraint, and the show breaks new ground for the director. However, he's done more with less. Catch it Nov 10 and 27. Read more

Theatre & Dance

With Kino International screening 1989 queer film "Coming Out" on Nov 9, the GDR's first (and only) feature dealing with homosexuality, our columnist chats to Ossis to find out more about the East Berlin gay scene. Read more

Opinion

INTERVIEW! Ahead of his two new Koenig Galerie shows opening Nov 9 and 10, we met the painter and epitome of a Berlin artist at his studio to chat politics, partying and painting away his GDR childhood nightmares. Read more

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Afrikamera's 12th edition kicks off on Nov 7 through Nov 11 celebrating current African cinema, here are our top picks from this year's engrossing line-up. Catch it at the Arsenal, Mitte. Read more

Film

Ahead of Stasi-monitored East German photographer Harald Hauswald's talk on Nov 7 at the Stasi Museum, he tells us more about his work capturing everyday life of people in East Berlin and his experience as a dissident artist in the GDR. Read more

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REVIEW! Barrie Kosky goes for a bare stage and modern costumes in his interpretation of "The Bassarids", an opera based on Euripides’ tragedy "The Bacchae", but captures the rage, seduction and sadness of the captivating tale. Catch it Nov 2, 5, 10. Read more

Theatre & Dance

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