December is always packed. But before everyone heads home and Berlin feels like completely emptied out everyone wants to do something nice with their friends. Each year the KreuzbergKalender offers small events that provide the perfect opportunity for lasting memories and the team has great things planned for the upcoming weeks…
You all know I’m a sucker for film festivals. I love the energy that surrounds them, the tense silence of expectations in the audience when the film flickers across the silver screen for the first time, the excitement at the after show parties and the buzz it sends through the entire city.
The Raindance Festival is actually a London-based film gathering for independent film, but this year starting tomorrow they are hosting their first festival in Berlin. So let’s support the newbies and join them for their first Berlin edition. More about it and how to win tickets after the jump.
The Advent project will introduce people, places and products in and around Kreuzberg and brings the neighborhood together at their own events again this year. It will kick off with an Opening Party at the Backyard and because the girls won the Leetchi.com Party, there’s another big bash on February 1st…
VICE Germany and Studioncanal are celebrating the new Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis with a preview and subsequent party on November 6th in Berlin. We are giving away 1×2 slots on the guestlist. So whoever cannot wait until the official start on the 5th of December may comment with their favorite Coen Film (which might then be replaced with Inside Llewyn Davis) and keep their fingers crossed. You’ve got until next Tuesday (Nov. 5). Good Luck!
Beside Berlin, I think Istanbul is one of the most culturally thriving and interesting big cities in Europe. Especially since we have such a huge Turkish community here in Berlin the Turkish culture is something very close to us. To a significant degree we have integrated it into our lives here.
The Spirit of Instanbul Festival is a big event happening on November 2nd 2013 here in Berlin. Starting in the late afternoon and going on until midnight Yeni Raki will turn the Arena at the Spree into one of the most modern Bazaars outside of the Orient celebrating the work of local Turkish individuals and those from Turkey. There will be designers with Turkish origins such as Issever Bahri and Ina Seifert, local Turkish-run delicacy shops such as Knofi and Chocolateria Sünde, a tea bar by Samova, a raki bar by Yeni Raki, mordern dance and music performances and so much more. Find out more about it after the jump.
When I went to the Berlin Porn Film Festival for the first time a couple of years ago I was nervous. Of course I pretended to be super cool and calm, but when I walked into the Moviemento I did have a bit of a weird feeling and wasn’t sure what to expect.
It didn’t help that everyone in the cinema seemed to know each other and the bar was dark and red, but I fought my way to a seat and actually really enjoyed the documentary I saw. It was a film by Rosa von Praunheim, and until today I have not made it to a public porn film screening but who knows, this might be the week that changes…
Today we want to put the spotlight on ILLUSTRATIVE, one of the most important platforms for contemporary illustration, graphic art and design here in Berlin. Founded in 2006 by gallery owner Pascal Johanssen and Katja Kleiss this unique artistic exhibition is held in Berlin every two years, to capture the variety and creativity of the visual culture of today. This weekend, ILLUSTRATIVE is kicking off once again bringing together illustrators, artists, collectors and art-fans, and showcasing the latest trends of illustrative art from all over the world. Read more about it, after the jump!
Next week it’s time for the Berlin edition of the Favourites Film Festival (FFF). From August 21 – 25 the Bremen-based FFF presents films that have already swept audiences off their feet and won audience awards at international film festivals. So head over, because everyone’s a winner baby.
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.