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THREE TIPS FOR THE WEEKEND — MUSIC FESTIVAL, SANDWICH POP-UP & BOOK LAUNCH

THREE TIPS FOR THE WEEKEND — MUSIC FESTIVAL, SANDWICH POP-UP & BOOK LAUNCH

A new month, a new week, a new weekend, a new event bundle. This time we’re featuring a FLINTA* Sound Festival, drinks and bites at Unkompress, and Bastian Thiery’s photo book launch “Ordnungsamt“. It’s off to a flying start, as the Ordnugsamt opening takes place tonight (11.07.2024 from 18h) at Grotto in Hansaviertel. On display are the works of the German photographer taken on the streets of Berlin over the last four years. It’s a collection of everyday scenes reflecting the tension between order and rebellion. In another corner of the city, directly on the Spree, the Heroines of Sound festival kicks off at Radialsystem (11.-13.07.) — an interplay of concerts, performances, workshops, panel talks, and sound art — to strengthen the presence of FLINTA* artists in electronic music. There is also music on Sunday (14.07.) at Unkompress, with culinary accompaniments: Hudson will bring natural wine from Lammidia, pilsner from Hops & Barley, and a smokey beef and double cheese grilled sandwich to the Listening Bar right next to Hasenheide. A weekend full of art, sound, drinks and hopefully sunshine — it promises one thing above all else: a good time.

Text: Sophie Doering / Photos: Bastian Thiery, Katalin Ladik, Unkompress

Grotto, Bartningallee 5, 10557 Berlin–Hansaviertel; map
Bastian Thiery “Ordnungsamt” Opening 11.07.2024, Exhibition 12. & 13.07.2024

Radialsystem, Holzmarktstr.33, 10243 Berlin–Friedrichshain; map
Heroines of Sound 11.–13.07.2024

Unkompress, Fichtestr.23, 10967 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Hudson Pop-up 14.07.2024

@grotto.berlin
@bastianthiery
@radialsystem_berlin
@unkompress
@bar.hudson.berlin

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BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, BEAUTIFUL CAKES, BEAUTIFUL ART — TIPS FOR THE WEEKEND

BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, BEAUTIFUL CAKES, BEAUTIFUL ART — TIPS FOR THE WEEKEND

One more night’s sleep and it’s back: the weekend! And if the week has been too busy to make any decent plans, here are five ideas to make the weekend a little more delicious, more interesting and more enjoyable. Tomorrow evening, for instance, with the opening of the summer: Lukas Städler’s first solo show “Ouvertüre” at Dittrich & Schlechtriem shows intimate images full of clear rawness yet without voyeurism. It will be predictably crowded and fun and the subsequent after-party in the Marmorbar, which will be thrown with KW, the Kunstwerke from Auguststraße, should remind you there is a reason why people are celebrating here: Jimmy De Sana, Paul P., Lukas Städler (even if the latter is still at the beginning of his career) the triad deliver on content and quality. So don’t forget the art for all the wine and spritzers! If you’re wandering through the city center, don’t miss Fashion Week. And where better to look at people and their clothes on a slow Saturday morning than at the Berliner Salon? This time, up-and-coming designs are presented particularly beautifully in the Bode Museum. At Platte around the corner, Next Gen is hosting a pop-up exhibiting up-and-coming fashion designers until 13.07.2024. Maybe you’ll find the perfect pieces for this hot girl summer.

If you’re thirsty for classic Spritz and sandwiches after all this innovation, you find it in the culinary Bermuda Triangle between Gitschinerstrasse, Lindenstrasse and Ritterstrasse. Bark Berlin have breathed new life into the restaurant of the Berlinische Galerie, Café Dix — it’s about time, as there are few places as urban yet quiet as the yellow-patterned museum forecourt and thus finally a reason to linger after visiting an exhibition (currently the fantastic Akinbode Akinbiyi). The art and culture follows through on Saturday as Meyer Riegger launches the photo book “Salvation” and “Quotations from Jimmy De Sana” by the moving photo artist at 17h at Lübbener Str. 14. Sundays are perfectly spent at Sofi, the bakery with the best cheese sandwiches in town (cheese, butter, nothing else). They’ll be hosting a small pop-up with writer and recipe developer Devan Grimsrud. From 13h, there will be two different Italo-American sandwiches, drinks and strawberry cake — Oh life couldn’t be better.

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Lukas Staedler, Giulia Parisi & René Lohse / Credit: VG Bild, Kunst, Bonn, Germany

Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Linienstr.23, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Lukas Städler “Ouvertüre” until 10.08.2024. Opening 05.07. 17–21h with a performance by Franka Marlene Foth at 19h30

Marmorbar, Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3, 10997 Berlin–Kreuzberg, map
Afterparty with KW Institute for Contemporary Art from 21h

Berliner Salon, Bodemuseum, Am Kupfergraben, 10178 Berlin–Mitte, map
Until 07.07.2024

Next Gen Pop-up, Platte Concept Space, Memhardstr.8, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Until 13.07.2024

Café Dix in der Berlinischen Galerie, Alte Jakobstr.124-128, 10969 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map 

B Books, Lübbener Str.14, 10997 Berlin–Kreuzberg, map
Book Launch: Salvation and Quotations from Jimmy DeSana 06.07.2024 from 17h

Sofi x Devan Grimsrud Pop-up, Sophienstr.21, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map

@dittrichschlechtriem
@lokkas
@marmor_bar
@bode.museum
@derberlinersalon
@platte.berlin
@berlinischegalerie
@barkberlin
@b_books_verlag
@kwinstitutforcontemporaryart
@meyerriegger
@sofithebakery

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THIS WEEKEND ONLY: AUTHENTIC PAD THAI AND DRINKS TO COOL OFF AT THE THAI NOODS POP-UP

THIS WEEKEND ONLY: AUTHENTIC PAD THAI AND DRINKS TO COOL OFF AT THE THAI NOODS POP-UP

Reichenberger Straße has a lot to offer, and this weekend there’s even more reason to pay a visit: The Thai Noods pop-up is coming up! It all started with the shared vision of NitaPeter and Niklas to combine traditional Thai food with Berlin flair. Nita has been working in the gastronomy scene for several years, including recently at the highly coveted LOBB pop-up – but Nita has been dreaming of her own pop-up concept for a long time. Growing up in Thailand, her memories and cooking intuition are the driving forces behind Thai Noods. Together, Nita, Peter and Niklas spent several months in Thailand, sampling the country’s street food, gathering inspiration and learning a lot about traditional Pad Thai. Back in Berlin, they are now combining their newly acquired knowledge to make your visit an unforgettable moment. Thai Noods not only brings authentic dishes to your plate, but also aims to unite the zeitgeist of Berlin and the joy of bringing people together. The pop-up will take place in the Mikrokosmos restaurant – a location that offers the perfect backdrop with its outdoor area and impressive art exhibition. So, don’t miss out on the pop-up, because it’s only taking place this weekend (27-30.06.2024)!

Text: Lotte von Schönfels / Photos: Florian Renner

Thai Noods, Reichenberger Str. 122, 10999 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map

27.–30.06.2024 Thu–Sat 11–16h, Sun 11–21h

@thainoods

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PÉTANQUE PICNIC, FREE SOFT SERVE, AFRICAN BOOK FESTIVAL & ART — FOUR EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S CALENDAR

PÉTANQUE PICNIC, FREE SOFT SERVE, AFRICAN BOOK FESTIVAL & ART — FOUR EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S CALENDAR

Doesn’t summer just fly by? With the longest day behind us it won’t be long before the season peak is in the rear view mirror. All the more reason, we say, to cram in the fun with four events on one weekend! First up: Pétanque Picnic from fellow newsletter creators Mitte Daily. Whether you’re a petanque pro or are more likely to use a boule as a giant paperweight, you’ll be welcome all the same for bowling and snacking at Gipsdreieck park this Saturday (29.06.2024, 16h). Sign up via DM, and don’t forget to BYOB + food. Meanwhile, if the weather tells you to stay indoors, the African Book Festival (28.–30.06.) at Alte Münze has you covered. Back this year with a special LGBTQ+ edition, the three-day program is too packed to detail here, but one highlight worth checking out is “Love At First Read”, a literary speed dating session where you meet authors and find your perfect book match. Also worth a look is the performance “I’m a Homosexual, Mum” by Nigerian human rights activist and actor Bisi Alimi and Kenyan author and podcaster Kevin Mwachiro.

To top off the weekend is another event that’s all about creativity: Echoes of promised safety. This art-meets-fashion “performance” will see Berlin-based artist Elodie Carstensen create 12 of her ice-dyed silk garments to live sounds by 12 music makers at the Großer Wasserspeicher in Prenzlauer Berg. It’s being held as part of Fashion Week over the course of 48 hours starting Sunday (30.06–01.07, 16–22h). And if you need to cool off at the weekend from all the event hopping, you should definitely join Grotto, who will serve free vanilla soft ice on Saturday (29.06.) for twenty-four hours (00h–24h) as part of this year’s Project Space Festival. Every hour, a different artist will serve you, with special performances every six hours. The soft serve is vegan of course, and you can eat as much as you desire! Sunshine fun, literary get-togethers and artistic happenings – this weekend’s calendar is set to be a full one…

Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Elodie Carstensen, Grotto, Mitte Daily 

Pétanque Picnic at Gipsdreieck park, Joachimstr.18, 10119 Berlin–Mitte; map
29.06.2024, 16h. Sign up via DM.

African Book Festival at Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin–Mitte; map
28.–30.06.2024. Tickets available online.

Echoes of promised safety at Großer Wasserspeicher, Belforter Str, 10405 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
30.06.–01.07.2024, 16–22h. Free to attend, no registration necessary.

Project Space Festival at Grotto, Bartningallee 5, 10557 Berlin–Hansaviertel; map
29.06.2024, 00–24h.

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HOME: VOCAL ENSEMBLE “A SONG FOR YOU” SHARE THEIR STORIES ON THE STAGE, AND ON THEIR FIRST ALBUM

HOME: VOCAL ENSEMBLE “A SONG FOR YOU” SHARE THEIR STORIES ON THE STAGE, AND ON THEIR FIRST ALBUM

Only A Song For You can lift an entire auditorium of people in Berlin to their feet. At the vocal ensemble’s first public performance last year, a sold-out Volksbühne were dancing, clapping and singing along, the ensemble expanding their size to a theater’s worth of people for a beautiful, connecting moment. When talking to co-founders Noah Slee and Dhanesh Jayaselan about how the ensemble came to be, they say the fundamental idea behind the group was simple: “Let’s sing.” Noah’s upbringing in New Zealand was filled with music, from being in a gospel choir to family barbecues where a cousin would no doubt bring a guitar, leading his whole family to sing together. This collective singing was something he and Dhanesh saw was missing in Berlin. Looking at the talent they saw in the soulful, R&B, Hip Hop and jazz scenes surrounding them, they felt that collective singing could be the gel to bring people together. The ensemble is centered on BIPOC identities and has over fifty members.

Seeing them live, each voice has its own beauty – when you think you’ve hit the sky for talent, another artist emerges and layers something new and unique into the performance. As Noah says “There’s a lot of Mariah Carey’s” in the group. More than a choir, the ensemble isn’t bound to song, but also movement and poetry to express story; story from cultures across the world. On stage, the group reclaims space and represents unrepresented voices. Off stage, the ensemble also provides a support network for members who meet for practice each Monday, setting the tone of their week. Since their first performance in early 2023, A Song For You have performed the main stage at Melt Festival, performed with Annahstasia and Nick Hakim, and amongst photographer Tyler Mitchell’s exhibition at C/O Berlin. In their upcoming album “Home” (out 21.06. on Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section) the group considers the meaning of space, and will do so in-person with a performance at Theater Des Westens.

Text: Savannah van der Niet / Photos: José Cuevas

Tickets for A Song For You’s “Home” album launch on 19.08.2024. are available here.

@asongforyouberlin

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