How Classical Music can give you the right Break from Reality

How Classical Music can give you the right Break from Reality

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We all have been there: Struggling with the apartment hunt or the job situation in Berlin, questioning the stability of your relationships or just being upset because the right twist to enjoy your everyday life is missing.

Listen, I can give you the quickest antidote to all this mental bullshit. It’s classical music. Believe me!

But let’s start the story from the beginning. For two years now we have been organizing a unique picnic for our readers and writers to enjoy the classic open-air event Staatsoper für Alle in collaboration with Staatsoper Berlin.

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This Berlin Collective Revolutionizes the Way we Experience Classical Music

This Berlin Collective Revolutionizes the Way we Experience Classical Music

photo: Harry Sherwood. 

You might have already heard of Crossmodalism – the international movement that organizes sensory-stimulating events, redefining the way audiences interact within fields like theatre, cooking, or even science. The lessons learned there have recently inspired two prominent representatives of the movement to get together as the 1781 Collective and create event series centered around classical music, originally supported by Schöneberg’s The Ballery. Find out more about what makes their exclusive concerts such a unique experience and how can you get involved.

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5 Fun Alternative Night Activities Other Than Clubbing

5 Fun Alternative Night Activities Other Than Clubbing

photos: Vismante Ruzgaite. 

Have you had these approaching Friday nights, that you didn’t want to spend clubbing – again – but had no better idea what to do? You feel indecisive, yet sure it should be something fun and unusual this weekend. To give you an idea of how to change things up and encourage your friends to try something new, we did all the research for you! In the end, we came up with some pretty cool evening activities with a nightlife vibe, to make new Berlin memories. Enjoy!

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Discover the Secrets of Cacao Ceremonies in Berlin

Discover the Secrets of Cacao Ceremonies in Berlin

I experienced pure cacao for the first time last winter after ice bathing in the frozen lake of Plötzensee with the group Ice Dippers. Its founder, Jonas, served us hot cacao as we came out of the water. The first sip of pure cacao is really bitter and far away from the warm chocolate you probably experienced as a kid. Though, I enjoyed a full cup of it, not only for its taste, moreover for the mixed feeling of relaxation and stimulation it provided me. I couldn’t stop asking myself where this cacao could come from? Or if there was anything added to it. I had to ask Jonas about the story of this Moruga cacao that he had served us which goes actually way beyond our usual experience of cacao.

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Get Creative at the Mumm ArtNight Experience at Silent Green

Get Creative at the Mumm ArtNight Experience at Silent Green

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Leading into all of the fantastic art events happening in Berlin later this month Mumm is hosting a very unique ArtNight special this coming weekend to celebrate the launch of the 5th limited art edition of their sparkling wine. And the best thing: we have exclusive tickets for you to win for a sparkling experience!

This new ArtNight special is not just one night actually, it’s an experience happening four times over the course of the weekend at the brand new event hall in the mysterious underground floor of Silent Green in Wedding. But what’s gonna happen there?

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Berlin is Blooming: Spring Re-Openings 2019

Berlin is Blooming: Spring Re-Openings 2019

photo: Klunkerkranich. 

Hurrah! Spring has sprung! And you know what this means: Outdoor locations are becoming a thing again!

No more standing under heating lamps, clutching to your thick coats. The last fluff of your scarves is scaling off your necks and many heads turn to other people again. With rising degrees, the core areas of the capital shift from the inside to the outside.

Berlin awakens in Spring. And along with it the people, the cafes, restaurants, urban parks, and festivals are returning from their winter hideout. How we’ve missed the many opportunities to enjoy life under the clear sky. With Spring, all these possibilities are back!

And even better, we compiled a list of activities and locations that are back from winter hiatus and open again for you to enjoy. See them right after the jump.

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The Electric Minds of the Berlinale: A First Class Experience at the Audi Berlinale Lounge

The Electric Minds of the Berlinale: A First Class Experience at the Audi Berlinale Lounge

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To get in the mood for the Berlinale festivities, Audi invited us to their Berlinale Open House program at the Audi Berlinale Lounge at Marlene-Dietrich-Platz. During the entire run of the film festival, Audi and the Berlinale have put together an interesting and diverse program of panels, performances, and interviews, that are taking place in the comforts of their elegant and yet cozy lounge.

We loved the classy and glamorous feel of the place, with its dark walls, dimmed lights, stylish food and drinks, and the first class view right onto the Red Carpet. The location is one of a kind, since it is right next to the Red Carpet and thus part of the event. On Saturday, we went there to experience one of their new formats this year: Electric Minds.

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At the Red Carpet of the Berlinale: 8 Event Highlights at the Audi Berlinale Lounge

At the Red Carpet of the Berlinale: 8 Event Highlights at the Audi Berlinale Lounge

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This week, already for the 69th time, Berlin will yet again move into the spotlight of the international film industry as the Berlin International Film Festival – or short: Berlinale – opens on Thursday!

For 10 days, the city will vibrate with sensational events – innumerable film screenings, glamorous receptions and parties, all brimming with the brightest stars of the film industry. And naturally, everyone is giddy with anticipation waiting for the jury to announce who is going to be awarded the prestigious Golden and Silver Bears.

But that’s not all: a full program of exciting events is awaiting you in the Audi Berlinale Lounge located directly on the red carpet in front of the cinema that shows the film premieres at the Marlene-Dietrich-Platz. The Berlinale Open House program is inviting you to join morning Electric Yoga, fascinating workshops and compelling panel talks discussing the burning issues of our time, excellent live music and much more.

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iHeartBerlin & Staatsoper Berlin Present a Cocktail & Movie Night with Solaris

iHeartBerlin & Staatsoper Berlin Present a Cocktail & Movie Night with Solaris

»Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.« ― Stanisław Lem, Solaris

For many years now Berlin has opened new doors and possibilities to us as a magazine. Some collaborations where coincidences, others grew over time and space and became something as real and important as the digital work we do.

Since the re-opening of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden after its decade-long renovations, we had the pleasure to collaborate with the team of Staatsoper in several projects so far – always with the goal to open up doors and minds for new audiences to the magic of Opera, classical music and dance.

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Go Ice Skating at Berghain this Winter

Go Ice Skating at Berghain this Winter

The festival of experimental electronic music CTM 2019 (Club Transmediale) is bringing two unlikely mediums together that are both very popular during winter time: Berghain and ice skating! What?! Yesss, you heard correctly! CTM is announcing „Eishalle“, an installation that will feature an ice skating rink inside the impressively huge Halle am Berghain.

Starting on January 25th at 4 pm, you can officially go ice skating at Berghain! Of course, CTM won’t leave your ice skating performance without musical accompaniment. A variety of DJs such as in Skatebård, Rabih Beani, Mo Loschelder, Occult, and Freak de l’Afrique will create a one of a kind atmosphere. The installation and performances will be there for you to enjoy until February the 10th all topped by the unique light design of Berlin’s premier light artist Christopher Bauder.

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