This week we have two very special events taking place on the weekend (sadly almost at the same time). Firstly, it’s the opening of the new awesome space +-0 which is run by the guys who used to make the HBC for many years. I was in their at the inofficial preview and it’s quite stunning. iHeartBerlin is gonna be part of the Human Zoo performance with a special GIF installation taking place down in the basement at the after party. Secondly, one of our most beloved fellow bloggers Jessie is returning into the online world with her new awesome website Journelles and celebrating the launch at Picknick. This and many more events
photos: Nils Krüger
On August 24th it’s time for another SKYY VODKA SWAP MARKET. The big fashion event is now already in its fourth year and once again vintage and fashion lovers will go crazy swapping their vintage pearls and also getting their hands on some brand new designer clothes. And all this for a good cause, as all the proceeds of the event will be donated to the charity organization Berliner Aids-Hilfe e.V., so this time you don’t have to feel guilty for having another drink.
From August 9th till 23rd you will be able to submit your own high quality vintage clothes, design objects, accessories, books and records to the SKYY SWAP SPOT in exchange for a swap voucher. At the SKYY VODKA SWAP MARKET on August 24th at Café Moskau you will receive tokens for your voucher. Those you can use to “buy” other vintage clothes, brand new designer pieces, cocktails or to donate. If you don’t have enough tokens or if you didn’t submit anything, you can also buy them for real money. Remember, all proceeds will be donated, so be generous! After the swapping there will be a big party that is not to be missed! The details and impressions from the previous SKYY VODKA SWAP MARKET after the jump.
Hipster Olympiade, photo by Katrin Köbbert
This week everything seems to be back to normal in our weekly event guide. The summer is playing a nasty game with us, but what choice do we have other then making the best of it and hoping for some sunshine and less rain. Some highlights of this week are the concert of Hush Hush at the new club Chalet by the former Bar25 owners. The first Kiez Opera at Salon Zur Wilden Renate and the second Hipster Olympiade taking the crap out of some typical clichées about Berlin Hipsters. Have a look at our event recommendations after the jump.
After such a busy week such as the last one I actually feel like not doing anything for the next 7 days. But of course leaving you without my weekly list of event recommendations would not be fair. As I have so many photo sets still to prepare for the next days I will have to keep myself short this week.
On Tuesday bloggette and DJane Oh-Sophia is hosting a special (free) dinner at Merkezi. Salon der Alchemisten is a new party with live music taking place this Wednesday at Chalet, the new club inside former Heinz Minki that is now owned by the former Bar25 owners. On Thursday the HBC opens the big group exhibition Do It Again. Also, Stevie Hanley is having a book launch with an exhibition and live concert by Alexander Geist. On Friday the LEAP is opening their 4th edition of performance night Body Controlled. If you didn’t dare to take your crazy outfit out for fashion week, then maybe do it at the Blitz party. On Saturday London-based queer party Gutterslut is coming back to Berlin to haunt the Sisyphos with their big trannies.
This week is also the best time to visit the design schools here in Berlin, as they are all having an open house where they present the work of their students. UdK is open from Thursday to Sunday. The HTW is having their Werkschau from Friday to Saturday. And the Weißensee School is celebrating the opening of their exhibition of students work on Friday evening. The exhibition will continue until July 29th.
Nelson Can, photo: Tam Vibberstoft
This week we are getting a little appetizer of Fashion Week with multiple events by the ESMOS design school. Also, you’ll see writers in a death match, you can celebrate the Midsommar (or the Fête de la Musique), have a look at the New Order exhibition or go into a war with your cardboard sword. Our events recommendations after the jump.
This week brings us of course many new exciting football games, but also some great concerts from Berlin-based bands, a graduates fashion show, some burlesque action, a Berlin-centric illustration exhibition and much more. These and more events after the jump.
Marina And The Diamonds
This week has a series of great concerts (most of them as part of the Melt Club Weekender) including Austra, Marina And The Diamonds and T.E.E.D., a queer Prom party, a French-Polish dinner and another Blind Date Swingers Club. These and more events after the jump.
photo: Fumi Nagasaka
This week is dominated by awesome live music by New Look, Hush Hush, Super700 and more. We also have some fashion sales and events and a new dance/theatre play by Dorkypark. These and more events after the jump.
Gossip by Rankin
This week we have some awesome concerts by Gossip and Bombay Bicycle Club, a wonderful vintage pop-up store, another Blitz party and an asburd SciFi trash movie about Nazis from the moon. Have a look at this week’s eventguide, after the jump.
This week is offering us the traditional Tanz in den Mai with many open air parties today and tomorrow. The Berlin Web Week is taking place at Station for all of those web nerds amongst you. And the Berghain is offering us some very strong music events on Wednesday and Thursday. Find out more after the jump.