Win Exclusive Tickets for the Absolut WeTopia Creative Open Air in Berlin

Win Exclusive Tickets for the Absolut WeTopia Creative Open Air in Berlin

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There’s no other way to put it, but this summer is just special. There has never been so much anticipation and so much longing to be together and have fun together as right now. Finally getting to meet friends and family again, going to events, and partying together feels infinitely good and we can hardly believe our luck right now.

To bring the current joyfulness a bit to the top, today we have the pleasure to announce a particularly exciting cooperation. Together with our longtime partner Absolut Vodka, with whom we have already done countless actions in the course of our 14-year history, such as various great visits to the Lollapalooza Festival or a trip to Sweden for a special Midsommar party, we invite you to the Absolut WeTopia Creative Open Air – for free and exclusive!

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Our Favorite Upcoming Berlin Events of the Summer

Our Favorite Upcoming Berlin Events of the Summer

photo: Pornceptual. 

We can’t believe it, but it seems the lockdown and with it the lack of events, seems to be finally over. More and more live events are popping up all over town and we are eagerly hopping from one to the next. We really missed going out, mingling, enjoying music, drinks, performances – it’s been too long.

The summer seems to be full of events and we’re still getting new ones every day. We’ll be updating our event page from now on again, so stay tuned to it. For now, we selected a new of our favorite upcoming events of the summer, including the first Pornceptual event of the year, screenings by Mobile Kino, and some exciting theater performances. We hope to see you there!

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Berlin to Trial Re-Opening Nightlife & Culture Venues to Public with Rapid Covid Tests

Berlin to Trial Re-Opening Nightlife & Culture Venues to Public with Rapid Covid Tests

It’s the news we have all been waiting for for months now: There is a light at the end of the tunnel for the seemingly endless lockdown of all nightlife and culture venues. As many media outlets reported yesterday, the Senate has announced to start re-opening venues for public events in combination with rapid covid tests. The first venues to be part of the trial are the big stages of Berlin including the Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper, Berliner Ensemble, Volksbühne, Philharmonie, and the Konzerthaus.

But what we are most excited about is that there will also be a trial at Holzmarkt’s Säälchen in collaboration with the Berliner Clubkommission. Hold your horses, it’s not a party, it’s “just” for a concert. But still. This is the first step we have been craving for, and if all goes well it will mean that soon more events can happen and more venues will be able to re-open.

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These Projects & Events Celebrate Femininity on International Women’s Day

These Projects & Events Celebrate Femininity on International Women’s Day

Last year, Berlin became the first German state to make Women’s Day a public holiday. Having been originally proposed by German women’s rights activist and Marxist theorist Clara Zetkin at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference in Copenhagen, women have celebrated the holiday in March for over a century. In 2019, the Berlin Senate voted 87 to 60 in favor of the bill to make Women’s Day a city-wide holiday. Instead of simply enjoying the day off this year, check out some of these projects and events celebrating womxnhood and the feminine experience in Berlin.

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Magenta Moon: Dive Into Another World with this Immersive Digital Experience

Magenta Moon: Dive Into Another World with this Immersive Digital Experience

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When I look outside the window right now, all I can think about is just getting out of here. But of course, flying to a more beautiful place is not always an option. But what I experienced at my visit to the new Magenta Moon pop-up experience by Deutsche Telekom, comes actually pretty close.

The “Moon Garden” is a pretty cutting-edge immersive and interactive experience and the centerpiece of the new Magenta Moon Campus that is happening from now until November 1st at Leipziger Platz in Berlin and online with various workshops and talks. Imagine walking into a room that brings you to a completely new world, stimulating your senses and offering you a place to relax, to play, to explore. It sounds like a dream right now – doesn’t it?

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Berlin’s Hottest New Music Talents at the Checkout Sessions by SOUNDBOKS

Berlin’s Hottest New Music Talents at the Checkout Sessions by SOUNDBOKS

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In the last couple of years Berlin’s music scene has been cooking up so many amazing things, we’re always excited to stumble upon new talents with songs that blow us away. It feels like Berlin is really having its music moment now, and artists who are based here are getting the amount of international recognition last seen in the times of Bowie.

Danish loudspeaker brand – SOUNDBOKS is as in love with the upcoming musicians of Berlin as we are, which is why they are hosting the Checkout Sessions this month at various cool venues all over the city, offering some much-needed live music experiences.

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Up & Around with a View: Take A Ride on the glo Wheel in Berlin

Up & Around with a View: Take A Ride on the glo Wheel in Berlin

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We are really craving for some adventures to undertake in Berlin. Aren’t you, too? The options were quite limited lately, to be honest. But luckily there is something fun on the horizon this weekend and we wanna take you on this ride! Prepare for a view of the town you haven’t had before.

From August 27 till 30, the glo Wheel is coming to Berlin and bringing along some much-needed festival vibes right to Neukölln. We are totally down for it!

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The Ball of Superheroes: A Special Voguing Event for a Good Cause

The Ball of Superheroes: A Special Voguing Event for a Good Cause

Do you miss experiencing and cheering at a proper Voguing Ball as much as I do? There have been many cancellations in the Berlin ballroom scene, but the Charity Voguing Ball of Superheroes does it differently! The ball is hosted by David from the Kiki House of Angels and European Father of the House of Milan and will be brought to you guys as a shared experience with drinks and snacks to enjoy together with fellow ballroom fans as a Livestream screened at Neuzeit Ost followed by a secret queer movie screening. 

You’ve never been to a voguing ball? Then this is the perfect event to get to know the heart of it. Our author Valerie explains the Voguing scene in more detail here. To get a visual taster you should check out our colorful animated photo sets from last year’s Pride Ball and Ocean Ball that should give you an impression of what a Voguing Ball feels like. If you want to understand more about the different categories, have a look at our Ballroom Guide.

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Poetry for the Planet: The 21st poesiefestival Berlin Goes Online

Poetry for the Planet: The 21st poesiefestival Berlin Goes Online

From June 5th to June 11th, Berlin’s poesiefestival will take place already for the 21st time. Instead of canceling or postponing the event due to the lockdown, the organizers went to great lengths to make it happen virtually. And we can all feel lucky that they did, as this festival is a must for everyone with an appreciation for words and a curiosity for foreign languages and cultures. 

The poesiefestival Berlin has been a constant source of inspiration for Berlin’s literary landscape since 2000. This year, its organizers were forced to restructure the program, but many event formats known from previous editions are still going to take place, including the opening event Weltklang – Night of Poetry (featuring an international array of poets performing in their native languages), as well as the translation workshop VERSschmuggel/reVERSible.

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These Queer Berlin Entertainers Are Streaming Live into Your Living Rooms

These Queer Berlin Entertainers Are Streaming Live into Your Living Rooms

While everyone and their mom are currently on voluntary house arrest (you better be!) we’re already running out of ideas what to do at home. It’s not that there isn’t an endless list of possible chores we could finally get to now that we really have no more excuses left anymore. But honestly, we’re close to losing our mind, so clearly now is not the time for chores…

It’s just been a week or two depending on when you started, but somehow now, time decided to pass really slowly right now, so we’re filled with nostalgia of better days and a real sense of withdrawal from all our usual activities and adventures in Berlin’s bars, stages and clubs.

While the club scene has successfully transitioned into the digital space with their United We Stream, we’re missing all the fun cultural entertainment from our favorite queer darlings from the world of comedy, drag, performance, and voguing. But luckily, those bitches ain’t sleeping, within a week many of them have come up with streaming alternatives to their regular shows and we are HERE FOR IT! This way we won’t miss the cute Darvish, the hilarious Daniel-Ryan, the fantastic Venus Boys and many more…

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