Eurovision (!), Karneval der Kulturen, Omar Souleyman, a vintage bargain hunters dream event, a mag launch and A LONG WEEKEND. Huhuuuuu! Our party picks for the next week or so are below. Each of them is either highlighted with a:
Bron loves it! – more electronic, than not.
Lucy loves it! – more indie boy band/ pop vibes/ not techno.
Everyone loves it! – 2.5 words: shit’s ACE and/or edible.
LOOPHOLE – Shameless/Limitless: An Evening With Sean Nicholas Savage – MEHR INFOS
BERGHAIN / PANORAMA BAR – Polymorphism: Tim Hecker, Wolf Eyes, We Will Fail – MEHR INFOS
://ABOUT BLANK – Point Blank – Barbara Hofmann & Jessamine Invite Barnt – MEHR INFOS
KESSELHAUS – Bron loves it!
Tonight we’re expecting a whole lot of party vibes and dancing with a live show from Syrian legend Omar Souleyman, who is celebrating the release of his new album Bahadeni Nami (recently released on Monkeytown). Specialising in a modern take on Dabke – folk music of certain middle eastern countries – Omar’s thang is an incredibly catchy thang, and we’d highly recommend making your way to this concert this Freitag for a combination of his new tunes and hopefully a few from his sehr addictive previous release, Wenu Wenu. On top of a really great concert, we’ll also be dancing for a cause as Omar and Melt! Booking will be donating profit made from the concert to Doctors Without Borders (who are aiding Syrian refugees gain access to direct medical care). Doors at 20:00, we’d suggest getting your tickets in advance over here or here.
Also worth checking out:
OHM – Berlin Community Radio x Shameless/Limitless: Klein, Scientific Dreamz Of U, Covco, Lamin Fofana – MEHR INFOS
SAMEHEADS – JAMIE TILLER & SUZANNE KRAFT play “MUSIC” – MEHR INFOS
SCHWUZ – Berries does CHERRIES w: Stitch & Tchuani, Berlin Disaster, Svetlana Pall Mall – MEHR INFOS
LIBERTINE CLUB – Libertine Club Opening Party – MEHR INFOS
://ABOUT BLANK – Reclaim Your City with I/Y, Birth Of Frequency, Mary Velo, Anetha – MEHR INFOS
FREITAG – SONNTAG
URBAN SPREE – Everybody loves it! Clothes Party!
Branching beyond dancefloor and food shout outs, this Samstag treat yo self to a new wardrobe via the return of the ONE EURO VINTAGE SALE by Blank Vintage Berlin. Kicking off at 14:00, as with previous jumbo sales they’ll be branching out beyond their store and taking over Urban Spree where they’ll have a sea of vintage clothes priced at 1 euro each for you to go wild with. Entry is free, and to make a full afternoon of it they’ve also organised Tommy’s burger van, a big bar and sweet tunes.
VARIOUS – EUROVISION – Everybody loves it!
It’s baaaaack. Yep – it’s EUROVISION time and we are far too excited for the pop competition to end all pop competitions, now in it’s 61st, SIXTY FIRST (!) year. This year’s final is taking place in Stockholm and while at the time of typing only one semi-final has been run, potential ones to watch (from the first half) include Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan with a proper power number, Azerbaijan’s Samra with the killer hair and possibly our (Bron’s) fave Malta and Ira Losco. Want to watch it with a crowd? Head to our annual choice, Freiluftkino Kreuzberg‘s screening hosted by yearly-returning moderators Inge Borg und Gisela Sommer.
LOOPHOLE – Everybody loves it!
We’re continuing to mix up our standard club M.O. this Samstag, with a little do to tap into our/your wordy side. Published bi-annually and full of read-worthy short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, flash fiction, and artwork from all over the world, Berlin’s English literary journal SAND has a new issue set for release on May 14th. To celebrate: they’re throwing a little party for friends old and neue featuring readings from contributors (Kathleen Heil, Sophie Atkinson), performance art, music from Sapphic Faggot, WLFGNG & TEEROC, Gandalf, Groove Daniel and visuals from Optic Veil. Kicking off at 20:30, you’ll also be treated to a reduced price on one copy of SAND Issue #13 with entry.
Also worth checking out:
KIEKEBUSCH – Wax Treatment – MEHR INFOS
OHM – Contort #16 · Final Edition – MEHR INFOS
ELSE – UNLEASH in BERLIN OPEN AIR – MEHR INFOS
CDV – Perfect Sundays – Seth Troxler & friends – MEHR INFOS
BERGHAIN / PANORAMA BAR – Margaret Dygas, Steffi, Tama Sumo, Nick Höppner, Answer Code Request – MEHR INFOS
WATERGATE – Sven Väth World Tour 2016 – MEHR INFOS
Is your party worthy of a shout out? Email Bron!