The end of the year is coming. Not long now and the old familiar feelings are spreading: a bit of melancholy, a touch of longing, but above all the anticipation of the new year. It’s not called “New Year, new happiness” for nothing, is it?
And even if you already had a lot of joy in 2022, I’m sure we all share the desire to have even more of it in 2023. Be it through traveling, festivities, reunions, work or time for ourselves. We just shouldn’t lose track of all our plans. And what better way to keep organized than with the enchanting calendars of Berlin’s artists? We have looked around and compiled the most beautiful among the beauties for you.
by Paula | Dec 23, 2022 | Art, Products
Club Mate fans take note: Have you ever stared into your Club Mate and wondered who you really are? Have you ever wanted to really explore yourself? Find out what paths, opportunities, and feelings the universe has in store for you? Then you no longer have to stare at the bottom of the empty bottle. Because we have the right deck of cards for you – literally.
Club Tarot is the new must-have for all fans of the cult drink and friends of self-reflection. The card set consists of 78 lovely-designed tarot cards and a guidebook, which explains in detail how you can dive into the world of tarot. All beautifully sorted in a box whose design, of course, reminds us of our beloved Mate.
by Paula | Dec 14, 2022 | Products
photo: Manfred Weber.
Have you ever experienced this? You’re standing in front of a packed buffet at the company Christmas party and you’re just about to start feasting when you think: wait a minute, where are the vegan and gluten-free dishes? Sometimes you’re lucky and find at least a selection of, well, one dish. But often there are simply no dishes that meet one or the other criterion – let alone both. Eating then becomes an exclusive and, let’s face it, exceedingly monotonous affair.
by Paula | Nov 25, 2022 | Christmas, Food, Market
I have a confession to make: Besides my marriage to Berlin, I have an extra-marital affair with Medellin, Colombia. You know, it’s nice to stick your head outside of Berlin every once in a while to see what other cities are up to. And in that spirit, I want to share a party photo set with you I took in Medellin last weekend at the Candela Ball, so you also get to see what the queer party scenes in other major cities in the world look like.
I loved photographing at this drag ball. It was much like in the old days in Berlin when I took party photos regularly. One of the first parties I had to think of was the Blitz party that I captured many times. The costumes, the make-up, and the effort that was put in both by organizers and guests – it’s really something rare to find. This is what I found at the Candela Ball.
by Frank | Oct 18, 2022 | Party, Travel
Crack open a bottle of champagne while cleaning and then stick with the drink – groom your mind rather than soulless furniture. Or get stuck in a traffic jam, but sing at the top of your lungs throughout; there are people who manage to turn dull, everyday situations into a party.
The gourmets of life are rarely those who impose themselves on others, rather, the loud-mouthed emptiness that does seem to be the constant shadow of those who manage to poison the most beautiful events with their sad and bitter opinions.
It is these people who rant over how ridiculous it is to spend savings on a single event, or what a waste it is to down that expensive wine on a regular Wednesday for no reason.
by Marie | Sep 26, 2022 | Party, Stories
Acceptance Letter Studio is a fashion label established in 2021 by Jakeyoung Shim, a talented young designer based in Berlin.
His strong dedication to fashion has helped him to pave his way into the business, which first started in Korea. Today, Acceptance Letter Studio has not only made a name for itself in the Berlin fashion scene, but it is also part of the Fashion Council Germany. I had the chance to have a word with Jakeyoung in his studio, talking about his label, his latest collection, and of course living in Berlin.
by Giulio | Sep 6, 2022 | Fashion
After two years of a compromised festival due to pandemic restrictions, this Tanz im August 2022 festival edition finally brings all the international dance artists back to Berlin to celebrate the art of contemporary dance. We made a list of the pieces we really look forward to watching.
by Claudio | Aug 4, 2022 | Theater
Just the other week, on July 22nd, we celebrated the Dyke* March in Berlin.
Yes, the parade is the ultimate paradise for lesbians but it’s also a demonstration to show the world that we exist and that we are here proudly celebrating who we are and the community that we have been building for decades from the shadow. “Look over here, look over there, lesbians are everywhere!”
by Guest Author | Aug 3, 2022 | Events, Stories
photos: Julieta Segura.
The body of a dancer must be perfect, right? This common prejudice and also restrictive view on dance performers and their bodies was critically questioned by the latest performance piece called Æffective Choreography by Andre Uerba. . The premiere took place last weekend at Radialsystem and it was sold out many weeks before. But for everybody who missed it, we have a couple of impressions from the general rehearsal of the performance.
by Claudio | Aug 2, 2022 | Art, Theater
photos: Julieta Segura.
No matter how happy or miserable, wealthy or poor, we all came from the same place – the vulva. Performer Dani Brown states in her newest Performance “The Pressing” at Radialsystem this weekend the question how our world would be if the female sexual and reproductive organ would be on center stage.
by Claudio | Jul 29, 2022 | Art, Theater