A couple of weeks ago we gave you our first official Club Guide for Berlin with some of our favorite clubs and parties that we like to recommend as part of the AXE BLACK NIGHT campaign. In continuation of this collaboration we have now been asked by AXE to share our most memorable experiences in the Berlin nightlife, those parties, that took us by surprise and will remain in our memory forever. Of course living in Berlin for 15 years and having been to all the notable clubs and a lot of amazing parties and places of this period I have quite a few stories to tell and it was a little hard to narrow it down to only a few. Flipping through my huge catalog of party photos (believe it or not I have an archive that exceeds 18.000 photos) I took a trip down memory lane and collected some of my most special nightlife experiences that go all the way back to my first year in Berlin.
The Humping Pact
Berlin is the city of sex (mostly cheap and unaffectionate). Already discussed and explained in details here and here and here. So far nothing special about it. But can Berlin become the city of porn? Or maybe better: Can Berlin become the Art Porn Capital of the world? Why not thought curator Cy Iurinic and the Mindpirates inviting us to the Art Porn Week from today until Saturday (June 12-15). Next to several films, performances, workshops, discussions, readings and live music in order to interact with the audience in a pornographic art experience there will be installations throughout the Mindpirates Vereinsheim and Mindpirates Projektraum incorporating drawings, paintings, photography, video and sound. The goal is to seduce the audience to step out mere spectatorship and to engage in learning new ways of sexual understanding. Being open minded Lia and I will try to experience it as good as we can in the following days. Both of us have all ready watched and recommended good porn to our readers (here and here) and are looking forward to find new art porn pearls for future posts. After the jump you find an overview of the upcoming days and some pictures. I would recommend to go there with a new date: it’s the best way to find out if you are the right ones for each other from the beginning.
While we normally show you short films on Sundays we are making an exception today for a special screening event series starting on Tuesday hosted by our friends from Mobile Kino and shorts.tv. Spread over several venues in different districts of Berlin they will be screening the Oscar-Nominated Short Films of 2013. As a special treat they will have the winners from last year virtually present the new films. In the first part of the screening series that happens this coming week you will get to see the 5 nomated live action films including Asad, Buzkashi Boys, Henry, Death of a Shadow and Oscar winner Curfew. The program starts on Tuesday in Mitte at Naherholung Sternchen, continues on Wednesday at Mindpirates in Kreuzberg and on Friday at Villa Neukölln before the final screening on March 31 at Babylon Mitte. We’ll give you an update about the second part – the animated films – next Sunday right here. Check out the trailers for the first batch of short films after the jump.
The latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode brings to you thrills and spills, with the sensational fashion film Possession by Berlin-based director Ralf Schmerberg, in collaboration with art space Mindpirates. Presented by avant-garde fashion label Moga E Mago Possession tells a modern horror story, where drugs, attraction and excess turns fatal. Highlight of the movie is an enchanting golden net dress that becomes a dangerous symbol of jealousy, envy and craving for two friends during a Berlin club night. Enjoy the breathtaking tale after the jump.
artwork: Jose Romussi
The temperatures are dropping, the snow is getting thicker and the events going on in Berlin are getting fewer. Still, there is quite a few nice things going on in the city. Kreuzberg Kalender is having 2 smaller events this week, the Salon Mindpirates is having his final week and then there is a series of Christmas-themed events toward the weekend. Enjoy the week in the snow! The events after the jump.
The week there are three events happening on the weekend that we are involved in: On Friday our movie girl Lia celebrates the opening party of her Kreuzberg Kalender project, on Saturday I will be a guest speaker at the Networking Brunch of Artconnect Berlin and on Sunday VisitSweden will release a book about Stockholm and Gothenburg where Claudio contributed some photos and texts. There are also some exciting fashion events going on during the week. Check out the events after the jump.
Reigen by Various & Gould
This week there are once again plenty of events going on. We have two birthdays to celebrate: Voo and Merkezi. Also the Mindpirates are opening a very special salon for one month. And fans of Austra will be pleased to hear that various band members will be DJing at a few parties on the weekend. Have a look at our event listing after the jump.
artwork: Lavender Wolf
This week we have a special card game exhibition by Dandy Diary, a pub choir tour, the last Blitz party for a while, the launch of a new fashion label and the long awaited annual Sparkle Army Party. These and many more events and parties after the jump.
photo: Maxime Ballesteros
If you look at the title of this post a little closer you will notice a small change. I’ve inserted “party” to our weekly event guide, as the party guide that normally comes out on Thursday is on hiatus. As companesation I will add a few more parties for the weekend into this guide and also add them during the week when more pops up on my horizon. So enjoy the new extended event and party guide after the jump.
This week there is sooo much going on it’s going to be one of those where you plan on doing all of it and then end up doing none because there are just to many events to attend to. Well, still you shouldn’t miss the Planningtorock DJ set today, Artconnect anniversary event program on Thursday til Sunday, the Bodi Bill book launch and the anniversary party of Sing Blackbird. These and many more events after the jump.