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.
photos: Marcelo Paixão
„Why are you dressed like the devil?“ I ask the man next to me with a plastic trident and the black cape. „ I am not dressed like the devil, I am an Orisha! The devil does not exist. I am a true power of nature.”
In Berlin the next question to myself would have probably been: Which kind of drugs is he on? But I am in Sao Paulo and here everything is different. Magic and modernism, jungle and metropolis fuse into each other. The result is something really big, dangerous, vibrant and demonic. Probably the most exhausting and exciting city I have been so far in my live. Last Friday I was at Capslock. One of the craziest parties here in town. Inside of an abandoned skyscraper (right in the center of Sao Paulo) called Trackertower a feast of inhuman kind took place. Not only the music and the vibe could compete with any really good Berlin party: every room was creatively decorated by several street artist. Get some impressions of the night and the morning after from the photographer Marcelo Paixão after the jump.
Thinking about it, I’ve never actually been to a hen night, nor to a bachelor party. I’ve seen this tradition many times when I was still living near Simon-Dach-Strasse in Friedrichshain. A group of hysterical girls with rediculous outfits making a fuzz and invading bars and restaurants to play silly games with innocent bystanders. I’ve always found that to be a quite horrible tradition and hoped none of my friends would ever invite me to something like this. It’s just very unglamorous. When Berlin’s it-girl number one invited me to her bachelorette party, I had no choice but to say yes, because a) I was damn sure her party would be glamorous as hell and b) how can you say no to the lovely and talented Bonnie Strange? And the party was certainly an event of its own class: hot stripper, all male guests in drag (except me), a stretch limo, and a VIP area in a trashy club.
It was really heart-warming to see how much effort Bonnie’s friends put into this and only half-way through the night Bonnie already announced that this was the best night of her life. While I agree that the party was quite a lot of fun I certainly hope that the wedding will be able to top this! Good luck to her and her fiance Jakob, our fellow blogger from Dandy Diary. Some impressions of the night, after the jump
After a being on hiatus for the past couple of month the infamous Blitz party celebrated its return at a new venue. After its former home Horst Kreuzberg had to close the party now took a test-drive at Bi Nuu which is inside the subway station Schlesisches Tor. It doesn’t look like it from the outside, but this place is huge! It seemed like a nice change of scenary for the excentric New Romantics synth party. Enjoy the impressions after the jump.
photo: Vitali Gelwich, design: Sophie Templin
Just in case some of you have not noticed that we moved our weekly event guides away from the blog stream to a permanent events page with a proper listing we thought it would be good to direct you over there once more. There are some great things happening this weekend and in the following weeks. For instance, don’t miss the Rangleklods concert tomorrow, the AMD graduates fashion show on Saturday, the return of the Blitz party next week as well as the closing of the C|O at Postfuhramt (it will reopen later this year in West Berlin). Head over to our new events page for more.
Berlin Event & Party Guide
On Friday we hosted the second Berlin Film Night with Mobile Kino at Urban Spree Gallery. We took the opportunity of the Berlinale to work on our program of Berlin-related short films and videos from the last edition in September and added a bunch of new ones that we came across in the past few months. The turn-out was great, so many of you came and we will definately continue this format with the lovely guys of Mobile Kino. To celebrate our first Berlinale event (and also my birthday) we attached a little party to the screening with some of our DJ friends which was big fun. Enjoy the impressions after the jump on 2 pages (and don’t be surprised to see me in more photos than usual, it was my b’day after all…).
Berlin is a slut! We knew that already. But what I recently found out is that even the one thing that Berlin is most famous for is not free of prostitution: Parties.
In this city there are three kinds of party people. The ones who can have fun for (almost) free, those who have to spend at least 300 Euro a night to even start to feel a little fun and excitment and the ones who get paid for having fun in the right place at the right time. If you are interested to learn more about the last group I mentioned follow me after the jump.
Last Friday night the G-Sessions Pop Up Store in Torstrasse 66 hosted an exclusive tech night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the watch brand G-SHOCK and the launch of their latest innovative model with Bluetooth functionality. Immersed in a cosy atmosphere special guest Sascha Kösch, founder of De:Bug and tech-expert, presented the impressive features of the new watch edition such as phone finder or incoming call alert and offered background information about the Bluetooth technology and its recent evolutions. To complete the talk Royal Air Force pilot Nathan Jones entertained the audience with his personal experiences by explaining the utility of the G-SHOCK watches in his adventurous job. Highlight of the night was with no doubts the Tech-Bingo with amazing watches as prizes, which created a good dose of excitement and competition in the audience, till the very last “BINGO!” shout! The night was definitely a success, and I’m looking forward to their next invention! All the impressions of the event after the jump.
Last Thurday a new space celebrated its official opening at the old Kraftwerk Mitte at Köpenickerstrasse right next to techno club Tresor. Aktionsforum Shift is the name and it’s going to be a place for performance, nightlife and art. Being located at the subway stop Heinrich-Heine-Str the new venue has the potential to actually bring together the people from Neukölln and Mitte – two worlds that normally don’t mix. I like that idea and look forward to what will be going on there in the next months. Stay tuned to our event guide for news on this place. The impressions of the opening after the jump.
It was one of the most talked about contributions for our GIF.ME.BERLIN. exhibition from 2011: Moving Forward – Looking Backward, a series of animated GIFs by visual artist Hara Katsiki. This weekend we have revived the series of intricate animated digital paintings on vintage photographs that has been expanded with 2 new pieces to be part of a group exhibition at the new nightlife-meets-art-hub POP. For the grand opening of the new art-themed nightclub this Saturday we have installed our collection of old TV sets once more to screen Hara’s amazing artwork. More after the jump.