photo by Mary Scherpe from stil in berlin
May Day's artiest party, openings, music and movie treats + a tip to visit Berghain without queueing or being rejected at the entrance.
13.00 Month of Performance Art Berlin - Myfest @ Worldstage im Bullenwinkel - opening + party
WHY: May day should be enough reason to bring you out on the streets of Kreuzberg, but the eventful opening of the 3rd edition of the Month of Performance Art with performances, public interventions and a street party makes it a day truly worth celebrating outdoors.
Naunynstrasse 52, 10999 Berlin, U-Kottbusser Tor / free entrance / more info
19.00 Baustelle @ Ozean - opening
WHY: Dutch artist Maria Roosen's glass blown sculptures will surprise you with the unexpected shapes, often charmingly sensual and random.
Ozean / Schleiermacherstrasse 31, 10961 Berlin, U7 Gneisenaustrasse / show open through 26.5. / free entrance / more info
21.00 Documentary Donnerstag Part 2 @ Urban Spree – screening + party
WHY: An award winning documentary Golden Slumbers opens the second round of Documentary Donnerstag. If you don't know much about the controversial history of Cambodian cinema, here's the chance to learn something new. You should already know what to expect at this event; if not, the formula is: bar at 19.30 + movie at 21 .00 + food + afterparty.
Urban Spree / Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, S Ostkreuz / €8 - €4 BFS Members / more info
22.00 Piotr Kurek + Lutto Lento + Debmaster @ Loophole - concert
WHY: This is a real treat for the experimental-thirsty ears. References and influences, among others: Transmediale, Wire Magazine, Moldavian 8bit, cryptozoology, pagan celebration, Philip Glass, Battles and Dan Deacon.
Loophole / Boddinstrasse 60, 12053 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / more info
19.00 Before the Beginning @ Scotty Enterprises - opening
WHY: Because you probably asked yourself already how, when and where does the creative process actually begin. Isabel Pauer's drawings offer some answers here.
Scotty Enterprises / Oranienstr. 46, 10969 Berlin, U8 Moritzplatz / show open through 25.5. / free entrance / more info
19.00 Invisible Drawings: GREY AREA @ L'Atelier Kunst Spielraum
WHY: As a part of their residency at L'Atelier, visual artist Christine Cheung and dancer/performer Natalie Adams explore the gesturality of their media. We are curious to see how drawing translates into dancing and vice versa.
L'atelier Kunst Spielraum / Grossbeerenstr. 34, 10965 Berlin, U6/7 Mehringdamm / free entrance / more info
20.00 Masse @ Halle am Berghain
WHY: World premiere of a ballet show based on electronic music at Berghain is a self-explanatory tip. The famous club demonstrates its cult status in merging with high culture and again hosts a not-to-be-missed event. It should also be interesting to check out if the notorious doorman Sven Marquardt is covering it.
Halle am Berghain /Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin, S Berlin Ostbahnhof / €27 - €42 / more info