Illustration: Nicola Napoli
Friends with Books Opening Reception
Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin takes place on the weekend of 9–11 December, 2016, at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin (Rieckhallen) as Europe’s premier event for contemporary artists’ books and periodicals by artists and art publishers. Featuring 160+ international participants and a series of public programmes: discussions, readings, presentations, performances, and art works that explore the perimeters of today’s art publishing. Admission is free. Location: Invalidenstr. 50-51, Berlin-Moabit.
5th Anniversary | 3. Berlin Becher Triennale
Berlin Glas e.V. will celebrate its 5th anniversary on December 9th 2016! It has been an incredible five years since the studio opened, when the very first gather came out of our brand new electric furnace. In the years that passed, we have grown tremendously into an institution with strong local and international ties. The 3. Berlin Becher Trienniale (3.BBT) is curated by Julius Weiland, a professional artist living and working in Berlin. Location: Provinzstr. 42A, Berlin-Reinickendorf.
Opening Kreuzberg – Amerika . Total Records
Starting in the 1970s, a unique departure in photography took place in Germany. A younger generation in various initiatives quickly established a new infrastructure for a different perspective on photography and consciously defined the medium as an independent art form – to this very day. Location: C/O Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 22, Berlin-Charlottenburg.
A Foreign Affair (1948)
This year's Christmas film is Billy Wilder's 1948 classic, 'A Foreign Affair', starring Berlin's iconic Hollywood star, Marlene Dietrich. The film is about a United States Army captain in occupied Berlin who is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the United States congresswoman investigating her. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1949. They are very excited to be returning to the stunning Das ehemalige Stummfilmkino Delphi in Prenzlauer Berg, a former 1920s silent film cinema. Location: Gustav-Adolf-Str. 2, Berlin-Weißensee.
PoP Up Kino #10
Pop up Kino will be the guest event in the frame of the last Open Studios of this year that is usually held every three months to show the ongoing work of their residents. For the simultaneous opening of the Video Art Festival and the Open Studios on Friday, the 9th of December, there will be an interactive installation called “SELF(fish)”. Location: Glogauerstr. 16 Berlin
The House of Presents: Every Friday at Monster Ronson's
There are only 3 shows left until the end of the year before Ronson's gets a face lift and Pansy runs off to Australia. Join the HOUSE OF PRESENTS Friday nights at Ronson's for a DRAG EXPERIENCE you will not forget. Doors are at 21 with shows starting at 22, stick around for karaoke after the show and after Midnight! The weeks theme: Disney Location: Monster Ronson's Ichiban Karaoke Warschauer Str. 34, 10243 Berlin
Berries - Hip Hop & Beyond
December BERRIES brings you the right amount of the freshest hip hop, trap and grime beats to enter the winter season with a big bang. Come to celebrate the diversity of hip hop and to get down to the sets of Ladybird and k/west (Chew Disco), CHI, GRRRLZ and Stitch & Tchuani. Get ready for another memorable BERRIES night – and don’t forget to bring a second shirt. Location: OHM Berlin, Köpenicker Str. 70, Berlin-Mitte.
Das Brunch // Refugio Café
Das Brunch is taking over the absolutely stunning Refugio Café Saal to bring you our signature feast, with a community twist. All profits will be donated to Sharehaus Refugio's incredible initiative. Location: Refugio Café Lenaustraße 4, 12047 Berlin
Kreuzboerg Weihnachtsmarkt im Magazin der Heeresbäckerei
More than 70 exquisite designers are offering on sale their christmas work. Ample street food and Glühwein will be served. You will be more than content here. Location: Heeresbäckerei, Köpenicker Str. 16-17, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Weihnachtsrodeo 2016 - Berlins Xmas Designmarkt 10/11+17/18.Dez
You can already start getting excited about cool, useful, creative and especially beautiful christmas presents for you and your loved ones. This is Berlin's design market-Xmas Edition. More than 200 exhibitors from the realms of fashion, design, street food, jewelry and art. Location: Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, Berlin-Friedrichshain.
Slow Christmas:Mini Polish Christmas Market
Ho ho ho !!! The polish Santa is coming to town!!!! Accompanied by his best gang of polish finest designers, artists, patissieres and happy faces. Our creative mafia gathered for Polish Brains Brunch and came up with orgnising a "mini" christmas market that will focus mostly on polish crafts, arts, design, foods and obviuosly..liqors. Gluhwein..? GLUHVODKA! Location: Rauch und Groen Slow Fashion Berlin Gärtnerstraße 3, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany
Digital Luv Exhibition
Curated by GIRLS & KALTBLUT Magazine have teamed up for “Digital_LUV♥”, an exhibition that will explore our close and intimate relationship to Digital and to each other. The show will take place at Kreuzberg’s Blogfabrik on December 10 & 11 2016.
Xoooox – Ok Boy
OK BOY is a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist XOOOOX. Heavy contrasts are predominant in the most recent body of work by XOOOOX. It is comprised of large black and white canvases whose monochromism is at times interrupted by mostly primary colors. Getting closer to the works, one quickly realizes that these contrasts are less subject to a fixed concept, but are developed in an intuitive process. Location: Circle Culture, Gipsstraße 11, Berlin-Mitte.
"Empathy" - Performance by Neon Dance
What makes humans different from other beings? What influences us to empathise with others in certain situations? Inspired by the research of Simon Baron-Cohen („Zero Degrees of Empathy“), the London-based performance collective Neon Dance explores the human capacity of empathy in its latest production in musical and scenic form. Tickets at Radialsystem V’s box-office (20 €), at KOKA36 (plus fees), or online (plus fees): www.umlautlive.de/dates Location: Radialsystem V Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin
Enjoy an alternative holiday market in Berlin while supporting local artisans, DIY crafters, thingmakers, and artists. More than 20 designers and creatives present their products including clothes, records, jewelry, books, prints, photography, and foods. This market is cruelty free and all foods are vegan! The ANTI-CHRISTMAS MARKET will take place on the groundfloor of ESDIP Berlin – a creative co-working space with industrial charm that provides a space of 350 sq. m over 2 floors. Location: Grünberger Str. 48B, Berlin-Friedrichshain.
White Market Opening
STUDIO HAGEN wants to invite you to a cosy come together. They invited some great artists to present a market all in white. So take the change, come over and shop wonderful Christmas presents. Location: Studio Hagen Kopenhagener Straße 64, 10437 Berlin
Leben retten – Was Kochbuch und Seenotrettung gemeinsam haben
In cooperation with the initiative Fadi kocht syrisch, SyrienHilfe e.V. and Jugend Rettet e.V. in Berlin-Kreuzberg Blogfabrik organizes a charity event to raise awareness about the significance of voluntary engagement in issues that matter. The goal is to raise donations for both associations mentioned above. The event will have the culinary support of Syrian TV cook Fadi Alauwad. Location: Blogfabrik, Oranienstraße 185, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
AAzucar workshops: Networking for Artists by Irene Cruz
A new series of workshops aimed to help artists navigate in a more professional manner the nuances of the art world and market is finally here. Lots of artists have tried to create a presence with the help of social media. Not getting the results they expected and becoming discouraged is a common scenario. But, as with most things in life, it takes a consistent effort in order to achieve meaningful results. Irene Cruz is working in this field from the beginning of their artistic activity. The idea of this workshop is to help artists to get the most from internet possibilities, to let them know which are the best tools and the best ways to behave on the networks. Location: Art von Frei, Brunnenstraße 187, Berlin-Mitte.
Vegan Queens Dinner Berlin mit Jule Zachow/ Tropical Christmas
This is your chance to experience live the culinary talent of the vegan queens, Sophia Hoffmann and Jule Zachow. The latter runs the vegan cocktail bar Chaostheorie. These two are making everything ready to spoil you with an irresistible 5-course menu. 5€ out of every menu purchase will go to the refugee association Jugend Rettet e.V. Location: Chaostheorie, Schliemannstraße 15, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.
DANDY DIARY - "Das Deutschland Pack"
With DJ Kabelkater, Garma Kang performing live, a photo exhibition by Shirin Siebert, a video installation by Ruben Meier and an open bar is there anything holding you back from attending? Location: Kickz Torstraße, Torstraße 86, Berlin-Mitte.
Christmas Feast with Polish Twist Kimchi Pierogis vs Vegan Star
This year, Christmas lasts as long as you want it. There will be a two day long feast. One meaty and one for their vegan friends. Carefree atmosphere, beautiful food, unique hand-crafted interiors and smart service is our recipe for an unforgettable Christmas celebration. They want to meet you at the top of your expectations. Make sure to register via private message to Polish Thursday Dinners / Obiady czwartkowe stating the menu of your choice. Be their dear guest! Location: OAK & ICE, Schönhauser Allee 52, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.
Merry & Bright at Refinery
Christmas is knocking on the doors and there is no better time to connect, explore, discover and enjoy. Coffee and inspirations lead to the collections of memories with Refinery family at the newly re-opened coffee shop in the heart of Berlin! Location: Albrechtstraße 11b, Berlin-Mitte.
Sampson's CherrYO!-kie /// Dirty Ca$h Money Talks///
Join CherrYO!-kie and explore the pimped out capitalised world of commodity. The elegantly Butch Ms. Colin Comfort and Cherry Host Sampson make it rain on you like it has never rained before. Expect a million dollar production on a shoe string budget. Cash Money baby! Location: Südblock, Admiralstraße 1-2, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Shopping & Glühwein
Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind. Let's share! LNFA - Conceptstore, Agency & Events team is thrilled to invite everybody who's up for some last minute Christmas shopping and glühwein in West Berlin. Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree. Location: Budapester Straße 44, Berlin-Charlottenburg.
Refinery29 Germany Christmas Flea Market
Their influential bloggers are looking to find new owners for their former favourite pieces and unopened gifts right before Christmas. 29% of the proceeds will be given to Interkulturelle Initiative e.V., which is a registered charity providing shelter, counselling and advocacy for abused women and their children. Location: Friedrichstraße 224, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
The Artist is Broke X-Mas Pop-Up Sale
»The Artist is Broke« was conceived in order to create a platform for artists selling their exhibition prints and other work to a like minded audience and give young creative art enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase works for an affordable price. During the day on Saturday there’ll be a curated exhibition of prints shown in the whole studio. All prints not exhibited are still available to look at, flip through and buy from the artist straight away. Location: Blender & Co., Boddinstraße 32, Berlin-Neukölln.
Basalt nacht basar: xmas edition
Come and watch basalt turn into Berlin's greenest christmas market. Handmade goods, hot sauces as well as cold drinks and many more presents for people that you actually like. No socks, no funny ties. Don't miss to spin the wheel of fortune. Proceeds for a good cause. Location: Utrechter Str. 38, Berlin-Wedding.
Urban Spree Christmas masked Ball
The three disicplines of the Urban Spree collective come together for the first time to merge Music, Art and events into the first Christmas Ball to be held on the 17th december 2016. Presented by Urban Spree, MILK ME and guest colaborator VOODOOHOP join them in a wild christmas masked celebration of muisc, art and alternative culture in Berlin, along with a discreet celebration of their fourth birthday in urban spree style as their celebration of you. Location: Revaler Straße 99, Berlin-Friedrichshain.
LAST DAYS of Brangelina
What started as a one-night-tribute-party to self destructive Lindsay Lohan, soon became a monthly night, taking place at different, rather unusual locations, celebrating fallen celebs and childhood heroes who have lost track in a world of glamour and fame. But what it is all about at Last Days, is the music. The rythm and melodies you cannot get out of your heads on a Monday at work. Music that reminds you of old good times. Last Days is joy and tear at the same time: you will shed tears about those times that are gone forever, but you will do it in the joy of music and dancing. Farewell young Lindsay, Michael, Aaliyah, Axl and all the others. Location: Gitschinerstraße 22, Berlin-Kreuzberg.
GRAND Buffet am 4. Advent "Das große Fressen"
Eat, until you reach that point of bliss and shame. Make sure you make a reservation before, since spots are limited. Location: Ungeheuer, Emser Straße 23, Berlin-Neukölln
Berlinograd Fairy Tales
Berlinograd.com, Russian Standard and CraftZentrum Berlin are coming together once more this year at Christmas. They are happy to present their 1st Christmas-themed party ‘Berlinograd Fairy Tales’ at Cafe Voland in Prenzlauer Berg. Please feel free to bring your children along as the afternoon will be a family friendly event! Location: Wichertstraße 63, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.