If there’s one good thing that has come out of the past year, it’s rediscovering the joy of outdoor events. One outside highlight this summer is the open-air program from Haus der Kulturen der Welt, which is returning to its beautiful rooftop terrace in July and August. In keeping with the title, 21 Sunsets invites culture fans to regular concerts, readings and film screenings over 21 (hopefully) warm summer evenings. The rooftop space is perfect for enjoying a drink from the kiosk with sunset views of the Spree, Tiergarten and Hugh Stubbins’ iconic 1950s building. As for the program, things kick off today (15.07.2021) with a literary performance from Wolfram Lotz, Nele Stuhler and Irina Sulaver followed by a screening of The Halfmoon Files by filmmaker Philip Scheffner. The film selection is a collaboration with Arsenal, while music is taken care of by Berlin collective Freak de l’Afrique. We’ve already marked some nights in our calendars: the poetic documentary Taming the Garden by director Salomé Jashi (17.07), a reading from author Enis Maci (22.07.), the Listening Session with Flaneur Magazine (07.08) and an evening with culture magazine Das Wetter (12.08).
Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Silke Briel & Rob de Kruif / Credit: HKW & Jennifer Tuffour
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin–Tiergarten; map
21 Sunsets – concerts, films and readings on the HKW terrace, Thu–Sun, until 15.08.2021. Tickets: Concerts €10/8, Literature €5/3, Film €5/3. More details can be found online. Screenings are weather dependent.