On Saturday the inner yard of the Sony Center was transformed into a Spanish-themed fair ground with free Spanish food, music and dance. The initiator of this big family event was Fairy who invited their brand ambassador and tv chef Ralf Zacherl to break the record in cooking the biggest paella of Germany. But this was not the only record they broke that day at the Fairy Fiesta. They also managed to wash over 12.000 plates with only one bottle of their dish dergent and all of that for a good cause as they collected donations for the RTL children’s foundation to support the Kinderhaus in Berlin Reinickendorf.
Apart from tasting the biggest paella of Germany I had only one thing in mind at this event: What restaurant does a famous TV chef go to? After the jump some impressions and the top 3 Berlin restaurant recommendations by Ralf Zacherl.
Photo: Andrey Dallmann
It took so long, but Spring finally arrived in Berlin. And this means that the season of open air parties has started as well. Stil vor Talent are celebrating their party early this year on May 12 in Rummelsburg. We are giving away two guest list places after the jump.
Our all-time favorite Berlin music sensation Peaches is giving an inspiring speach at The Lost Lectures this Thursday. In her performance (part talk, part interactive show), she will demonstrate that it’s in losing fear that we will gain freedom of expression and experience real creativity.
The Lost Lectures is a series of talks from London making their first appearance in Berlin. Their concept is simple: they invite an eclectic mix of world class speakers, thinkers, doers and dreamers to give short 15 minute talks with visuals and demos. All this, in awe inspiring secret locations fully art directed and designed to bring the imagination to life. Get some impressions of previous talks after the jump. Find out who else is speaking in Berlin tomorrow and how to get one of the limited tickets here.
The Simpsons – The Longest Daycare
Last week we already announced the screenings of the Oscar-nominated live action short films here in Berlin in several locations. This week it’s time for the animated short films. Tonight they will be screened along with a few of last year’s nomination at the Naherholung Sternchen, presented once again by Mobile Kino. On Sunday March 31 you will get the chance to see both the live action and the animation short films on the big screen at Babylon Mitte. Enjoy the animation trailers after the jump!
On Thursday the renowned Danish design furniture label BoConcept celebrated the launch of their design collaboration with smart in their flagship store at Friedrichstraße. For the collaboration they did not only design their own cute little smart car with special materials such as fine leather, felt and wood, they also came out with a range of individualistic, sustainable and high-end design products including furniture and home accessories. I especially fell in love with the wooden clocks that have the same shape as the instruments of the car’s dashboard. Love them! I made some photos at the release reception for Bettery Magazine which you can see over here with some more infos about the collaboration. You can also see a selection of the photos after the jump.
photo: Vitali Gelwich, design: Sophie Templin
Just in case some of you have not noticed that we moved our weekly event guides away from the blog stream to a permanent events page with a proper listing we thought it would be good to direct you over there once more. There are some great things happening this weekend and in the following weeks. For instance, don’t miss the Rangleklods concert tomorrow, the AMD graduates fashion show on Saturday, the return of the Blitz party next week as well as the closing of the C|O at Postfuhramt (it will reopen later this year in West Berlin). Head over to our new events page for more.
Berlin Event & Party Guide
While we are normally quite active with our own events during Berlin Fashion Week we thought it was about time we also do something during Berlinale, as films have become such a big part of this blog. And what would fit better than the Berlin Film Night, that we did together with Mobile Kino back in September. The turn-out and response was so amazing and we all loved the selection of short films from various genres. It was our plan to give an encore screening of this for those who missed it and now seems to be the right time. To also make it interesting for those who enjoyed the first screening we extended the program with about half an hour of brand new short films. We are also still open to submissions of Berlin-related films and videos.
And as an iHeartBerlin event wouldn’t be the same without a party the screening will be followed by our iHeartBerlin/ale After Film Party. Both take place at the awesome Urban Spree gallery on the upcoming Saturday, Febuary 16th 2013. Find out more after the jump.
International watch brand G-SHOCK is currently celebrating their 30th anniversary by hosting a pop-up store here in Berlin at Torstr. 66 that has been the venue for many interesting events and parties in the last couple of weeks. This Friday they are inviting you all their fans to a trip into the future of technology at the G-Sessions Tech Night. The evening is dedicated to the Bluetooth technology that is currently synching all our consumer electronics such as smartphones, music players and laptops together. Guest speakers Sascha Kösch, founder and editor of de:bug magazine, and Royal Airforce pilot Nathan Jones will give some insights about this technology and how it integrates with the latest watch developements by G-SHOCK. The guests will also be able to win some cool prices at the Tech-Bingo, so you should definately swing by for a drink and a round of bingo! The details after the jump.
The Berlinale begins in only two days! The largest in Germany and one of the most important film festivals worldwide will screen more than 400 films from 70 countries. To strut across the red carpet and present their films thousands of professionals from the film industry will come to Berlin in the next days.
How fantastic would it be if you could dip into this endless pool of knowledge about filmmaking, speak to the stars and let them share their experience? That is precisely what will happen at the Berlinale Talent Campus panels. Successful directors, actors and other professionals of the film business will share their knowledge with you. And here you can win some tickets to two of the interesting…
Tata Christiane, photo: Valquire Veljkovic
It’s that time of the year where a high percentage of the people I’m connected to on Facebook are only writing about what they are going to wear next week. Berlin Fashion Week starts tomorrow and everyone’s abuzz. This season a whole armarda of iHeartBerlin authors will be going to the shows and events to offer an extensive and diverse coverage of the Berlin Fashion Week for you guys. If you want to dip in yourself and get caught up in the fashion madness you should have a look in our brand spanking new Berlin Fashion Week guide. We selected all the events and parties that we want to visit ourselves. A colorful mix of cocktail receptions, parties, fashion shows, installations, exhibitions, sales and whatnot. All of them are either public or have an open registration. Enjoy!
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