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CLOSED-CIRCLE CREATIVITY — UPCYCLE YOUR OWN SHAWL AT BIKINI BERLIN

CLOSED-CIRCLE CREATIVITY — UPCYCLE YOUR OWN SHAWL AT BIKINI BERLIN

Picnic? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Swimsuit? Check. You’re good to go for some fun at the lake – just one more must-have remains: a nice cloth to stretch out on. This calls for a multifunction shawl for classy waterside moments, and what better designer to turn to than yourself. We’re telling you this because Bikini Berlin is giving you the chance to create your very own scarf-shawl-blanket out of recycled materials as part of this year’s summer special. Head to the concept shopping mall this August and look for the giant patchwork cloth hanging in the atrium. Circular fashion is the name of the game, hence why you are invited to create a 70x70cm cloth of your own using rescued textiles and stamps inspired by Bikini Berlin’s 1950s origins. For every shawl you make (they’re free!) you will be in with a chance to win an overnight stay for two at the neighboring 25hours Hotel. Another reason to get hands-on and up your lakeside fashion game this summer.

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Bikini Berlin

Bikini Berlin, Budapester Str.38–50, 10787 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map

@bikiniberlin

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BLOCK PARTY FOR FASHION FANS: ROTHOLZ SUMMER STUDIO SALE WITH DRINKS AND MUSIC IN POTSDAM

BLOCK PARTY FOR FASHION FANS: ROTHOLZ SUMMER STUDIO SALE WITH DRINKS AND MUSIC IN POTSDAM

Time for a little getaway to Potsdam, where this Saturday you’ll find the Rotholz Studio Sale. This year it’s being styled as a “block party” with free beers from Brlo and Stiftung Hell, a falafel food truck, DJ sets and, of course, minimalist fair fashion pieces. You can get discounts on the current summer collection as well as the opportunity to grab last items and unreleased sample pieces at special prices. Since launching in 2008, the label has been all about conscious fashion and reduced Japanese-inspired design aesthetics that combine well with other items. The straight linen shirts, skirts, sweatshirts, jackets and caps are all made from climate-friendly materials and produced within the EU, with the organic merino wool knitwear produced in Germany. Winter isn’t a million miles away, so why not get that knitted sweater in preparation?

Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Rotholz

Rotholz, Geschwister-Scholl-Str.94, 14471 Potsdam; map

Studio Sale & Block Party 06.08.2022 12–20h

@rotholz

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15 YEARS OF THE SCHINKEL PAVILLON — AN EVENING OF LIVE PERFORMANCES AND DJ SETS FROM DISAPPEARING BERLIN

15 YEARS OF THE SCHINKEL PAVILLON — AN EVENING OF LIVE PERFORMANCES AND DJ SETS FROM DISAPPEARING BERLIN

From the 70s concrete colossus that is the Postbank tower to the brutalist Bierpinsel, Disappearing Berlin has always commemorated landmark buildings due to be demolished, converted or deserted. But for its next performance-packed event this Saturday (06.08.2022), the art series will be returning to its home at the Schinkel Pavillon – a building which isn’t going anywhere. It’s a special occasion: 15 years have passed since architect Richard Paulick’s octagonal structure was reopened as a home for contemporary art and performance under the direction of artist-curator Nina Pohl. The birthday is being marked with “Bad Bitches Do Cry”, an all-evening program of music that celebrates Schinkel’s bold, experimental ethos. You are advised to bring a blanket and get comfortable for live “sonic explorations” by Berlin project Baal & Mortimer followed by sounds from interdisciplinary performer Richard Kennedy who will break down audience-stage boundaries alongside Tianna Strickland and Marlee Weinberg.

Artists Asma Maroof and Tapiwa Svosve will also take to the stage for a live performance, followed by bass heavy music from Dmitra and Soraya and a DJ set from Rinse.FM and The Lot Radio regular quest?onmarq. If you haven’t visited the Schinkel Pavillon in the past 15 years, now really is the time – its blend of Prussian classicism and flamboyant Soviet glitz is reason enough to spend an evening within its eight-sided walls.

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Clara Borrelli, Guarionex Rodriguez Jr. & Dmitra x Soraya 

Schinkel Pavillon, Oberwallstr.1, 10117 Berlin-Mitte; map
“Bad Bitches Do Cry”, 06.08.2022 16–0h

@schinkelpavillon

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DROPS: ONLINE WINE FINDER FOR NATURAL REDS, WHITES AND ROSÉS

DROPS: ONLINE WINE FINDER FOR NATURAL REDS, WHITES AND ROSÉS

Do you enjoy a glass of wine but don’t know much about it beyond red, white and rosé? Don’t worry, because Retno, Oliver and Christian promise to help you find the perfect natural wine to suit your taste and any occasion with Drops. The site is simple: just take a short quiz (with no unfamiliar wine jargon) and you’ll be paired with personal wine recommendations that you can have delivered to your door. If you’re more of a fresh and juicy type, then perhaps a refreshingly quaffable Cuvee White 2020 with alpine herbs and lemon balm is just your style. Planning a dinner party with friends? The food pairing tool will help you find the right bottle for every dish. Whether you’ve an experienced palate or are a curious newcomer, you’ll find the right bottle (or two) here.

Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Drops Contemporary Wines

Drops

@drops.contemporary

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CINEMA UNDER THE SKY — OUR PICKS FOR OPEN AIR FILMS IN AUGUST

CINEMA UNDER THE SKY — OUR PICKS FOR OPEN AIR FILMS IN AUGUST

As we enter August, the fever of summer starts to give way to lethargy as the city empties out and the asphalt radiates heat into the night. It’s the perfect vibe for some open-air cinema, and a particularly nice place for it is Haus der Kulturen der Welt, which is celebrating the last days of the Wassermusik: Mississippi festival this weekend (05 & 06.08.2022). Curated by journalist and musician Detlef Diederichsen, the program of film, concerts and literature focuses on the dark legacy of American slavery, racism and music. Finishing up the festival is Roberto Minervini’s 2018 documentary “What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?”, which will be shown this Saturday at 22h under the stars at HKW’s Westgarten. Meanwhile, over at Checkpoint Charlie you’ll find more political cinema throughout the month of August. Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education has assembled a program of films under the banner “Ungleich!” (“Unequal!”) that features some independent picks. Tonight’s (04.08) screenings include Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” and “Borga” by York Fabian-Raabe.

If the former wasteland of Checkpoint Charlie leaves you a little cold, Yorck Kinos and Arte offer an alternative in the form of their summer film program in the courtyard of Schloss Charlottenburg and at the Kulturforum at Potsdamer Platz. Bringing cinema to architectural icons, the line-up features new releases like “Corsage” with Luxembourgish actor Vicky Krieps alongside classics like David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive”. When the curtain falls and you make the journey home through the balmy night, your mind full of images, you remember the joy that is open air cinema. 

Text: Hilka Dirks / Credit: HKW, Silke Briel; Yorck Kinogruppe, Mari Firyn; Grandfilm

HKW Wassermusik, John–Foster–Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin–Tiergarten; map

Open Air Kino am Checkpoint Charlie, Schützenstr.2, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map

Sommerkino am Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz 4, 10785 Berlin–Tiergarten; map

Sommerkino Schloss Charlottenburg, Spandauer Damm 10, 14059 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map

@hkw_berlin
@bpb_de
@sommerkino.berlin

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