It’s time to get pumped for three days of fashion, music and food at the Festival of Style and Culture, Bread & Butter by Zalando (B&&B). Last week we shared some highlights and we’ll share some more today — because there’s a lot to love about what’s going on this weekend. M.I.A. will headline Friday night with an awe-inspiring main stage set. On Sunday, rebellious spirits Viktor&Rolf are hosting not only a haute couture fashion show at 17h, but also a panel discussion at 18h that’s not to be missed. After, hit up The Kooples fashion show at 19h on your way to see FKA twigs, presented by Mercedes-Benz. There’ll be plenty of time for snack breaks, too — like Berlin-based Feiner Herr’s scrumptious waffles, Subu’s sushi burritos, and renowned Michelin-starred chef Iago Castrillión’s Valencian flavors. Pick up your tickets and browse the full program for your favorites. P.S. Given limited capacity, entry to see the headliners is on a first come, first served basis. Scan your wristband at the Arena Berlin help desk at 16h both days to receive a confirmation email. The headliner shows will be live-streamed throughout B&&B. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: (clockwise, from top left: David Burton / Viviane Sassen / 2 Estaciones)
Happy Birthday, I Heart Berlin! From this online magazine’s inception as a “fun party chronicle” to the influential city guide it is today, founders and friends of Cee Cee, Frank Schröder and Claudio Rimmele have been keeping us up-to-date with the best of the city’s events for over a decade now. So it’s only natural that they’re inviting you to celebrate their anniversary in style — this Saturday night (2.9.17) at the dazzling Olympus Perspective Playground at Kraftwerk Berlin. The immersive space, which features art installations from the likes of Liz West and Thilo Frank, was made to be photographed — so don’t forget your backup phone battery. Filling the concrete cathedral with their soaring sounds will be DJs Aérea Negrot and Natalia Escobar, who opened Berghain’s Säule. Sounds like our kind of party. See you there! (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: I Heart Berlin / Florian Yeh)
The first weekend in September, we’re looking forward to Bread & Butter by Zalando (B&&B), the festival of style and culture featuring three days of fashion, music and food — the highlights of which are plenty. Exclusive B&&B fashion pieces from Hugo, Puma, Wrangler and more are available on Zalando, and each day is jam-packed with fashion shows, performances, and spectacular street food from all around the world, including Michelin-starred Hawker Chan from Singapore. Immerse yourself in Dame Vivienne Westwood’s designs at her special archive exhibition on view throughout the festival, and see her live and in person shaking things up at her “Get a Life” panel on Friday night at 18h. Then make your way to the Zalando Fashion Show, starting at 19.30h. On Saturday, look forward to another inspiring panel, “Gurls Talk” with Adwoa Aboah, as she encourages and challenges females to share and come together over the issues they face. Browse the program, get your tickets and prepare for an inspiring, stylish start to autumn. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos (clockwise, from top left): Getty Images for Zalando / Subu Sushi Burrito / Elizaveta Porodina)
We love our city, but there is just one major downside — it’s nowhere near the ocean. Well, dive into some celluloid waves by watching surf movies instead thanks to the Nord / Nordost Surf Film Fest. Travel back in time to the 1980s with the “Biarritz Surf Gang“, whose wild lifestyle of Sex, Drugs, and Big Waves is a stunning story set around Le Grande Plage. A lot has changed since the early years of surf culture in Europe. One thing, however, is still the same: If you surf, you get off (or get carried away). Escape society or everyday life and experience adventure in the hollow of a wave — at least until it crashes in on itself and wipes you out. Heading to Iceland for a surf? Why not! Impressive shots from that trip and others like it can be seen this Friday and Saturday. The crew organizing the festival is bringing their best to the finale: not just the movie highlights from the previous program, but also premiere screenings, a photo exhibition, and a party with music by Chatburn and Thomas Andersen — and then DJ Team Freezing takes over the speakers. If you can’t surf in Berlin, you can always dance at least.(Text: Verena Schwarz / Photo: Dylan Gordon)
Nord/Nordost Surf Film Fest at Zwei Drei Raum, Gitschiner Str. 20, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
Fri 11.8.2017 & Sat 12.8.2017, 18-3h
Tickets for Friday are available at Été Clothing and Langbrett or at the box office. Tickets for Saturday are also available online.
We saw so many of your friendly faces last Friday at the Aydoo sessions launch event, and want to say thank you to everyone who came out! The new brand platform for hand-selected workshops in and around berlin is designed to help you make the most of your downtime with a variety of hands-on workshops, from a weekend session in the Uckermark to mixing up your own personalized fragrance. The launch event introduced you to the workshop topics with surreal cutouts dancing on the ceiling as drinks were sipped with a smile thanks to Manuteefaktur, Pilsner Urquell, Aqua Monaco and Fountain of Youth. Find yourself in photos from the event on Facebook and watch this recap video. Follow Aydoo sessions on Instagram to see what workshops are coming next, like Chocolate Artwork on 18.8.17 with Kristiane Kegelmann where participants will create elegant, and sweet, mini-chocolate masterpieces. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Daniel Farò & Luke Marshall Johnson)