Tips 21.05 - 24.05

Much like the weather forecast, our list of events for this week is a bit different than usual, and slightly unpredictable towards the end of the week. There are opportunities to indulge in various art and party forms, as well as to show your best self and give help to those who need it.


20.00 David Bowie: I'm Back @ BABYLON

WHY: Mobile Kino is teaming up with Kino Babylon to bring Bowie back to Berlin screens. Coinciding with the opening of the much anticipated David Bowie Exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Mobile Kino has curated a series of screenings highlighting the sheer acting diversity of the living legend. The man has done it all and now you have the chance to see the best of Bowie on the big screen.

BABYLON / Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 Berlin, U Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. / ongoing until 07.06 / more info



17.00 True Lab @ EIGEN + ART Lab

WHY: The artists of the Galerie EIGEN + ART, working as professors: Birgit Brenner, Christine Hill, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Olaf Nicolai, Neo Rauch, Ricarda Roggan and Yehudit Sasportas have suggested students and graduates for the exhibition project TRUE LAB. We present works in the fields of installation, photography, film, painting and drawing.

EIGEN + ART Lab / Auguststrasse 11-13, 10117 Berlin, U Weinmeisterstr - U Oranienburger Tor - S Oranienburger Str / open through 16.08 / free entry / more info

20.00 Shameless Limitless: Doomsquad, Alex Cameron, Pony @ Monarch Berlin

WHY: Thursday night is thrice as nice when you've got shaman beat trailblazers Doomsquad, crooner deluxe Alex Cameron, and dream weavers Pony to keep you in good company. They say that three is a party, so who knows where this night is going to go...

Monarch Berlin / Skalitzer Strasse 134/1st floor, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / free entry / more info

FRIDAY 23.05

19.00 Arne Schreiber - folgen @ Galerie koal

WHY: By making the concealed patterns visible, Schreiber’s art appears to be a scanning microscope that probes into the optical depths and makes mathematical depths flicker between lines. In doing so, it adheres to the constitution of the material and the regularities of its inscribed program. Yet, it follows its own measuring results by constantly regenerating the ongoing production back to what has already been produced.

Galerie Koal / Brunnenstrasse 25 B / First floor, 10119 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / open through 05.07 / free entry / more info


19.00 Giving Contours to Shadows @ Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

WHY: The art and research project Giving Contours to Shadows takes its cue from the Glissantian concept that history cannot be left in the hands of historians only. In that sense, the project looks at ways, by which artists, curators and thinkers relate to their epoch, to times past and to the drawing of prospective trajectories, thus weaving alternatives to established narratives.

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Chausseestrasse 128/129, 10115 Berlin, U Oranienburger Tor / open through 27.07 / free entry / more info


20.00 Maansi Jain - In sickness and in health, may you Glisten in perspiration @ Das Gift

WHY: Das Gift opens Giftraum this Friday for a three-day solo show of Maansi Jain's recent works on glass, acrylic glass, in addition to her recent photographic work. Fresh, cheerful and quirky - perfect for the start of the weekend.

Das Gift / Donausasse 119, 12043 Berlin, U Rathaus Neukölln / open through 25.05 / free entry / more info


20.00 Happy Birthday Chérie @ Studio Chérie

WHY: Studio Chérie will celebrate its second birthday with a one-night audio-visual event. The big birthday party will include a video projection program and DJ sets by their closest friends. Be there at 21h for the cake and Prosecco, and do not forget to RSVP to be on the guestlist.

Studio Chérie / Hobrechtstraße 65/66, 12047 Berlin, U Hermannplatz / more info


21.00 Folk the Flood - Humanitary concert for Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia @ Antje Öklesund

WHY: As you have probably heard, the floods affecting Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia over the past days left thousands of people without their homes. The environmental disaster and its consequences will affect all three countries profoundly in the months to follow. This emergency concert is aimed to raise funds for all the three countries. Both monetary donations, as well as donations of canned food, sanitary items, clothes, etc, will be collected.

Antje Öklesund / Rigaer Str. 71-73, 10247 Berlin, U Samariter Str. / more info


21.00 Abstract n' Acid @ Normal Bar

WHY:  Analogue Mutations joins forces with Dignity & Splendor to present Abstract n' Acid this Saturday at Normal Bar in Kreuzberg. The evening starts early and ends late, so come and pick up your slice of "hot new sounds and acid classics" at any time of the night.

Normal Bar / Forsterstrasse 46, 10999 Berlin, U Görlitzer Bahnhof - M29 Ohlauer Str / more info

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