On Friday we hosted the second Berlin Film Night with Mobile Kino at Urban Spree Gallery. We took the opportunity of the Berlinale to work on our program of Berlin-related short films and videos from the last edition in September and added a bunch of new ones that we came across in the past few months. The turn-out was great, so many of you came and we will definately continue this format with the lovely guys of Mobile Kino. To celebrate our first Berlinale event (and also my birthday) we attached a little party to the screening with some of our DJ friends which was big fun. Enjoy the impressions after the jump on 2 pages (and don’t be surprised to see me in more photos than usual, it was my b’day after all…).
Berlin is a slut! We knew that already. But what I recently found out is that even the one thing that Berlin is most famous for is not free of prostitution: Parties.
In this city there are three kinds of party people. The ones who can have fun for (almost) free, those who have to spend at least 300 Euro a night to even start to feel a little fun and excitment and the ones who get paid for having fun in the right place at the right time. If you are interested to learn more about the last group I mentioned follow me after the jump.
That cute and always smiling Hannah Montana with her over – exaggerated mimics is passe, she is gone. Miley Cyrus now is a Bad Girl, doing half naked cover shots for the new Cosmopolitan cover, videos with porn stars, shaving her head and flashing her titties. Her recent birthday cake came up in form of a penis…A clear case for Last Days of Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana. Intense dancing and singing is on the programme when they play those hits. And the Last Days of Parties really seem to be the only place where it is not pathetic to melt away when they play our favourite 90s song, the Indie song you always liked or old Hip Hop songs we have almost forgotten about. More on the party on Saturday and after the jump:
Last Thurday a new space celebrated its official opening at the old Kraftwerk Mitte at Köpenickerstrasse right next to techno club Tresor. Aktionsforum Shift is the name and it’s going to be a place for performance, nightlife and art. Being located at the subway stop Heinrich-Heine-Str the new venue has the potential to actually bring together the people from Neukölln and Mitte – two worlds that normally don’t mix. I like that idea and look forward to what will be going on there in the next months. Stay tuned to our event guide for news on this place. The impressions of the opening after the jump.
It was one of the most talked about contributions for our GIF.ME.BERLIN. exhibition from 2011: Moving Forward – Looking Backward, a series of animated GIFs by visual artist Hara Katsiki. This weekend we have revived the series of intricate animated digital paintings on vintage photographs that has been expanded with 2 new pieces to be part of a group exhibition at the new nightlife-meets-art-hub POP. For the grand opening of the new art-themed nightclub this Saturday we have installed our collection of old TV sets once more to screen Hara’s amazing artwork. More after the jump.
Coming Saturday the exhibition Early Days – Between Past and Decay takes off with a grand opening and afterparty at Backyard. The exhibition covers film and photography of Joi Bix, Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, DT64 and Aghia Sophie. The four artists cover the subject of early days and past each in their own way. More about the exhibition after the jump.
The Dandy Diary party was actually not the only Fashion Week opening party that we went to. We also made it to the projektGalerie opening party, one of the dinosaurs of Berlin Fashion Week and always a reliable option. This time it took place at new Urban Spree gallery in Friedrichshain. We really liked the place, the party as well. And if you have the chance go to the designer sale that takes place there until Sunday, they have amazing pieces from local and international designers strongly reduced. Check out the photos of the party after the jump.
What a night this was! Once again the Dandy Diary Fashion Week Opening was the hottest party in town. For us it was also special because the Dandy boys took over the former Scala, a club that we have visited, featured and photographed from the first to its last day here on the blog and that we were quite fond of. It was the perfect match for the theme of the party: Punks in a squat house. And the guests took this really seriously dressing up in their kinkiest and punkiest outfits. It was great fun to take pictures here and after the click a massive photo set awaits you on 3 pages!
I can’t believe the Picknick is only half a year older than iHeartBerlin! On Saturday they celebrated their 6th birthday and it was complete and utter madness. The people went crazy and it was a massive blast. It was beautiful to see how a Mitte club like this has maintained its appeal over all those years (and we know how painfully short lived everything “cool” is in Berlin, it’s a brutal business really). Happy Birthday, dear Picknick! Enjoy the party photos after the jump.
On Saturday The Shit Shop girls Bonnie Strange and Laura Cherrygrove transformed into Barbie’s Bitchez and invited their fans and friends to the Flamingo for one hell of a party. Bonnie and Laura (a.k.a. Big Me and Mini Me) were DJing and so were Julius Petit and Emilio El Lauren from the It! Boys. So one big get together of the It-Boys and It-Girls that night. It was a super fun night! Enjoy the photos on 2 pages after the jump.