Hipster Olympiade, photo by Katrin Köbbert
This week everything seems to be back to normal in our weekly event guide. The summer is playing a nasty game with us, but what choice do we have other then making the best of it and hoping for some sunshine and less rain. Some highlights of this week are the concert of Hush Hush at the new club Chalet by the former Bar25 owners. The first Kiez Opera at Salon Zur Wilden Renate and the second Hipster Olympiade taking the crap out of some typical clichées about Berlin Hipsters. Have a look at our event recommendations after the jump.
Tuesday, July 17
Dancing with Sand in my Crotch at Badeschiff, Eichenstr. 4, starting at 18h with the pool open until Midnight (party goes on for longer).
Raw Food Special of Family Times with a free basic menu at Merkezi, Adalbertstr. 5/6, 19h.
The Mobile Kino at Naherholung Sternchen is showing a selection of Short Films, starting at 20:30h at Berolinastr. 7.
Wednesday, July 18
As part of their current Global Revolutions, Local Contradictions project the Mindpirates are screening a selection of political video art films tonight at Schlesische Str. 38, starting at 20h.
Crazy hoot Mary Ocher is playing live at Ä Neukölln, Weserstr. 40 starting at 21h.
The excentric Hush Hush is playing live at the new Chalet Club, Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3, his concert is around 22h. I have heard only good things about this place so far and I really need to go there!
Thursday, July 19
Artconnect Berlin is hosting their next Networking Breakfast at Boddinstr.62 from 10-12, this time with hosts Editude Pictures and Beatriz Crespo. Price: 8,50 or 12 EUR.
JD Samson (MEN, Le Tigre), Kool Thing and Kim Anh are playing DJ Sets at Südblock, Admiralstr. 1-2, 22h.
Friday, July 20
The first Kiez Opera is taking place this Friday and Saturday at Salon Zur Wilden Renate at 20h. It’s an hour-long, post-apolocalyptic, untraditional version of the opera Dido & Aeneas (In its original English by baroque composer Henry Purcell) that takes place outdoors in the garden with an afterparty inside. Admission is 10 EUR and includes the party.
Opening reception of the international group exhibition From Waste to Resource. Recovering sustainable Attitudes at Kohi Kraftwerk, Rungestr. 20 in Mitte, starting at 19h. The exhibition that focusses on waste as material for art runs until July 30, 2012.
Shameless Limitless with Teengirl Fantasy live at Naherholung Sternchen, Berolinastr. 7, starting at 23h.
Saturday, July 21
The second Hipster Olympiade takes place at Postbahnhof today at 12h. Last year they had a lot of fun with “Club-Mate-Kisten-Laufen”, “Jute-Beutel-Sackhüpfen” and “Schnauzbart-Malen”, this year there are even more games, such as “Hornbrillen-Weitwurf”, “Skinnyjeans-Tauziehen” or “Apple-Produkte-Preisraten”. You can of course take part in the disciplines. There is also going to be DJs and live music, a little market and exhibition and a big after party at 22h.
Blackbird Fleamarket at Sing Blackbird, Sanderstr. 11, 13-19h.
Artparasites are hosting the group exhibition Empty Space at HBC this Saturday, from 15-19h there is going to be a BBQ outside, at 19h the exhibition opens and at 22h there are going to be some experimental concerts. Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9.
The students from the design school Best Sabel are showcasing their work form the field of graphic design, photography and fashion at Uferhallen, Uferstr. 8 starting at 18h. There is going to be 2 fashion shows. Cover charge for non-students: 5 EUR.