From to bagels and blintzes to pickles and pastrami, Jewish cooking traditions have become firmly entrenched in this city’s burgeoning dining options over the past few years. Yet for all our favorite kosher enterprises, there are many more still relatively under the radar. That’s all about to change thanks to Laurel Kratochvila of Fine Bagels and food culture journalist, Liv Fleischhacker, who are behind Nosh (meaning “food” in Yiddish) — the city’s inaugural festival of Jewish food. Kicking off this Sunday (19.3) with a special edition Breakfast Market at Markthalle Neun, the week’s drool-worthy line-up includes cooking classes, food demonstrations, talks, book presentations and film screenings. On Friday (24.3), choose from one of four Shabbat supper club directions from across the diaspora: Roman Jewish, Persian, modern Eastern European or Yemenite. Peruse the full program and prepare for your mouth to water. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Simone Hawlish / Rebecca Crawford)
Plans for next Saturday (4.3.17)? How about creating your own painting under the guidance of an acclaimed Berlin artist at a gallery set in a castle? As far as workshops go, this one’s pretty special — and we’re giving two readers the chance to take part for free. In a two hour session, you’ll work with color, sound and vibration to create an art piece with singing bowls under the guidance of Jeppe Hein, who was inspired by traditional Thai singing bowl rituals on his travels. The workshop is held at ZKR – Centre for Art and Public Space, located in a restored 1868 castle in Schlosspark Biesdorf. The two 15-participant sessions, held at 10h and 13h, will both be held in German. Take a look at what’s in store here. We think it’ll be an experience to remember. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Marek Kruszewski)
Singing bowl art workshop with Jeppe Hein, 4.3.17, 10-12h and 13-15h; Facebook event
For the chance to win two tickets for the 10am session, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be notified via email. To register for either session, email email@example.com. Tickets €12, €8 reduced. Wearing old clothing is advised.
You’re invited: next Thursday (23.2.17), Liebeskind Berlin x Cee Cee are hosting a celebration of “The Berlin Guide”: Liebeskind’s compendium of insider tips for enjoying the city 24/7, compiled by Cee Cee. Join us from 19h for an evening packed with the best of a Berlin day. We’ll be kicking things off with Bloody Marys and channelling that canal-side summer feeling with an iced lemongrass tea. Pop by the “Späti Ecke” for popcorn, pick’n’mix or a pavement beer and — if you dare — let @theserottendays tattoo you live. There’ll be hotdogs for sustenance before we hit the dance floor, where Jamiie & Carla du riche will be spinning tracks. Expect a few more surprises yet — all of which should give you a taste of Liebeskind’s new city guide, which you’ll be able to take home with you. And just in case you need another reason to join us — all of this is happening at an exciting new Prenzlauer Berg location, Von Greifswald. RSVP via the Facebook event, round up your friends and get ready to celebrate the best of the city in style. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photo: Tim Kraehnke)
Liebeskind Berlin x Cee Cee Present: 24/7 Berlin — Celebrate The City: 23.2.17, 19-23h; Facebook event
Good curation is an art form in and of itself. But how does the profession actually work? A new series of talks, “Curators Inside”, founded by art historian Julia Rosenbaum and curator and critic Christine Nippe, shines the spotlight behind the scenes, inviting curators to share their approaches. Tomorrow night at the former Kindl brewery, the initiative’s fourth iteration invites Andreas Fiedler, Swiss art critic and artistic director of the Kindl — Centre for Contemporary Art, to provide an insight into his projects and his artistic process, including the current work on show in the old boiler room, David Claerbout’s “Olympia“. Admission is €10 and the talk is in German. Even if you can’t make it tomorrow, mark your calendars for the next round in March: a talk with Alya Sebti at Ifa-Galerie Berlin. (Text: Victoria Pease / Photo: Jens Ziehe (l) / David Claerbout (r))
Using algae to print on textiles? Thanks to Rasa and Essi of Blond & Bieber, we now know this is possible. At their masterclass together with Cee Cee Lessons last Saturday, the duo let us in on the secrets to their experimental profession, which we put straight to the test. You can see the results for yourself in our video. This time, the perfect backdrop to the event was the showroom of our colleagues at Made.com. Joining the event was once again the team from Bulleit, who first came up with the workshop-series with us in 2016. Soon it will be time for the next round of Lessons, in which we will put another material in the spotlight together with creative experts. If you’d like to join, keep a close eye on our newsletter – ticket giveaways are in the stars. (Text: Nina Trippel)