This week is all in the name of the carnival, but in our case it’s the Mardi Gras that we will experiencing for the first time on Tuesday. For the rest of the week we have a bit of a crazy Wednesday with the Artstars and It Boys, a very art-filled Friday and fashion-related Saturday. The events after the jump.
No Cinéma party tonight – buh! The guys are switching over from weekly to bi-monthly. So the next one will be coming up on the 14th of March with a special surprise in store! Alternatively one should go to the cinema… For example to see True Grit by the Coen brothers. Saw it last Friday and it’s really good!
While people in Cologne celebrate carneval with red plastic noses and silly jokes the Direktorenhaus at Am Krögel 2 is celebrating the traditional Southern State’s version: the Mardi Gras. Starting at 19h Southern Comfort is presenting the exhibition NoLa Pearls that showcases work by young artists from New Orleans as well as the winning designs of the “Southern Comfort Creative Exchange” design contest. At 21h the vernissage turns into a big Mardi Gras party with Black Music and Hip Hop tunes by Tobias Rapp and Dejoe plus delicious free drinks by Southern Comfort. Join the event here.
Press Pass Berlin is the new informal press club for journalists from Berlin. Considering that it’s run by Nadja Sayej from Artstars.tv this is surely to be understood with a wink. Starts at 20h at the HBC Kino, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9.
The infamous It Boys are at it again, this time at Shade Inc, the Wednesday gay club night at NBI, Schönhauser Allee 36, 23h.
The Tigeress are DJing at Ankerklause, Kottbusser Damm 104 starting at 21h.
Strychnin Gallery opens a new exhibition by artist Wee Flowers at 19h, Boxhagener Str. 36. Villa Otterbourne runs until April 3, 2011.
The Voo Store is having one of their hipster-kids-get-together-thingies again starting at 18h. This time it’s an exhibition called Love is a Battlefield with photographs of weapon and porn trade shows. Oranienstr. 24.
The CircleCulture gallery is presenting exhibition The Urban Artist at the Soho House at Torstr. 1 with work of such noted artists as Jaybo Monk, Jonathan Yeo, Katrin Fridriks, Christian Awe, Anton Unai, Helle Mardahl, XOOOOX, Marco „PHO“ Grassi, Stefan Strumbel and Gould. The opening starts at 19h but is only for invited guests. There is a panel discussion on March 15th at 19h. The exhibition runs until April 14th 2011 and can be viewed publicly 24h a day.
The gallery at Torstr. 161 is presenting a one night exhibition called Videoshow with video work from various artists. The vernissage starts at 18h, the after show party at 22h.
The ESMOD Berlin is one of the few design schools we have here in Berlin. Designers such as JULIAANDBEN, Mongrels in Common, Frida Weyer and Phoebe Heess. On Saturday the have an open day for the public where you can learn more about their programs including their brand new English language Master Sustainability in Fashion. The info event takes place at Görlitzerstr. 51 from 12-14h. Register by eMail: email@example.com
The designer network The Offer (Von Bardonitz, Tata Christiane, Ica Watermelon, inPanik, Maniko and more) are presenting a participative performance at Stuhltrager Gallery at Fichtestr. 3 from 15-19h. The crazy Panda kids from Chlorophorm TV will be there filming the event.