Weekend Tips #01/14


Weekend Tips is back in a new format that will now feature a Top 5 list of the BEST events taking place over the weekend. A variety of other events, both from during the week and the weekend, can also be found in the right side bar under the heading What's on

YAAM Closing Party


If you are yet to hear the news, YAAM, the super chilled Jamaican themed beach bar on the shore of the river Spree, has officially been given its marching orders. One can only imagine what hideous construction will replace YAAM, but before such things are built, you will

Best Burgers in Berlin: Chicago Williams BBQ


A few weeks back, after a very praising tip-off from a friend of mine, I visited the relatively new American BBQ hangout in Mitte called Chicago Williams BBQ. I went in search of amazing burgers, but their "burger"-less menu inhibited this search. The setback was not

Zwei Dicke Baeren's Ice Cream Sandwich


The concept of an ice cream sandwich appeals to me on so many levels. I mean, what sweet toothed person wouldn't want to sink their chompers into a dessert that combines cookies and ice cream! Yum yum! Recently, the ice cream sandwich made its way to Berlin, with one of

Berlin's Labyrinth to Close


Even Alice had to leave her wonderland at one stage, now it is time for us to do the same. This coming weekend Berlin looses one of her favourite alternative attractions the mystical wonderland found inside Zur Wilden Renate. The much loved Labyrinth created by Karmanoia

Weekend Tips #01/14

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Weekend Tips is back in a new format that will now feature a Top 5 list of the BEST events taking place over the weekend. A variety of other events, both from during the week and the weekend, can also be found in the right side bar under the heading What’s on Weekly.

Big Easter Weekend @ Badeschiff- Bite Club, Sing Blackbird and We Make Party! join forces this weekend for a massive Easter celebration that will include food (supplied from various street food vendors), vintage fashion stalls, a vinyl market, live music and much much more. The celebration will also coincide with the seasonal opening of Badeschiff.

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YAAM Closing Party

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If you are yet to hear the news, YAAM, the super chilled Jamaican themed beach bar on the shore of the river Spree, has officially been given its marching orders. One can only imagine what hideous construction will replace YAAM, but before such things are built, you will get one last chance to enjoy what is one of the last remaining ‘beach bars’ in Berlin.

yaam closing party

From Thursday until Monday, YAAM will celebrate one last time, the only way they know how, with street soccer & basketball, beach sports, a dance hall battle, reggae and hip hop. This will be you last chance to experience YAAM before the land gets turned into Berlin’s newest highrise.

However, things aren’t totally glum for the club/youth & community space, after much deliberation with city officials and others, YAAM has been given permission to move to a new location (below), also on the shore of the Spree, that is the current home of Magdalena. Surprisingly, as everyone else in Berlin seemed to know about this deal, the news came as somewhat of a surprise to the owners of Magdalena who vocalized their annoyance at the end of last year. However, the deal had been done, but before Magdalena move on they will also host a Closing Party this weekend.

Fuck Off Mediaspree

The immediate future of YAAM seems to be clear, but I am told a hotel will eventually be built behind the new location (where the ‘Fuck Off Media Spree’ building currently stands). Apparently during the negotiations between YAAM and the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg government, the owner of that proposed hotel began to voice his annoyance at the club being moved in front of his precious project. Here’s hoping he just fucks off with his hotel.

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Best Burgers in Berlin: Chicago Williams BBQ

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A few weeks back, after a very praising tip-off from a friend of mine, I visited the relatively new American BBQ hangout in Mitte called Chicago Williams BBQ. I went in search of amazing burgers, but their “burger”-less menu inhibited this search. The setback was not however a disappointment, it was rather an enlightenment for the meat lover I am.

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Zwei Dicke Baeren’s Ice Cream Sandwich

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The concept of an ice cream sandwich appeals to me on so many levels. I mean, what sweet toothed person wouldn’t want to sink their chompers into a dessert that combines cookies and ice cream! Yum yum! Recently, the ice cream sandwich made its way to Berlin, with one of the most popular ice cream sandwich vendors being Zwei Dicke Bären.

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Berlin’s Labyrinth to Close

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Even Alice had to leave her wonderland at one stage, now it is time for us to do the same. This coming weekend Berlin looses one of her favourite alternative attractions the mystical wonderland found inside Zur Wilden Renate. The much loved Labyrinth created by Karmanoia will close its doors for the last time this Saturday night, but not before they celebrate their 4 year stint in Renate with a massive closing party.

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Photo via Karmanoia

If you are yet to experience the kooky magical Labyrinth or simply want to revisit one last time, between Wednesday 26/3  and Saturday 29/3 you will have the opportunity to do so. As you can imagine, it will be super busy, so get in early! The Labyrinth will have extended opening hours plus the party in Renate itself. Head on down to check out this icon, before it is too late!

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Swing under the Nazis: Jazz as a Metaphor for Freedom

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If you are an avid reader of Mogli Oak Berlin, you would know from previous posts, that I have an interest in the topic of jazz during the Nazi era. This interest has led me on a search to find documentaries, articles and books regarding this topic. One of my latest finds was of a book entitled Swing under the Nazis: Jazz as a Metaphor for Freedom by Mike Zwerin.

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I’m Hungover and Bored Sundays: The Monuments Men

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Back in February at Berlin’s international film festival Berlinale, George Clooney premiered his latest film The Monuments Men. The film, which was inspired by actually events, tells the story of an unlikely American platoon made up of scholars, academics, historians and architects, that is sent behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany to retrieve artistic masterpieces stolen by Nazi thieves and to protect such pieces from being destroyed by the Nazi’s themselves.

The monuments men

Before the release of the Hollywood blockbuster, National Geographic aired a documentary regarding the same topic under the title of Hunting Hitlers Stolen Treasures: The Monuments Men.

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AC/AB Group Show & Narrative Urban Poland

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As the weather warms, the amount of street art related events rises. This weekend two very exciting group exhibitions will take place, in different locations, featuring some of Berlin’s, as well as Poland’s favourite street artists. The first opening, that will take place Friday evening in the new street art exhibition space called Black Market Collective, is entitled AC/AB, and the second, Narrative Urban Poland, will take place the following night (Saturday) at the now well establish Urban Spree.

The AC/AB Group Show, whose name is a play on the common graffitied acronym standing for ‘All Cops Are Bastards’, will feature 5 of Berlin’s most loved street artists- Awer, Crin, Awk, Alaniz and BewareThe exhibition opening kicks off from 7pm and will take place in the new street art gallery space Black Market Collective.

ACABNarrative Urban Poland, curated by Johannes Mundinger (xX Crew), will feature 4 prominent street artists and painters from Germany’s neighbouring country Poland. The artist line up includes: M-City, Magda Drobcyzk, Otecki and Zbiok. The exhibition opening kicks off at 7pm Saturday March 15th and will be on display until April 6th.

narrative urban poland

If you are a fan of street art and wish to keep in the loop about exhibitions, events and new pieces on the streets of Berlin, head over to Mogli Oak Berlin‘s new page Berlin Street Art. The page is in its infancy, but ‘like’ it and watch it sprout into a new Berlin street art encyclopedia.

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Berlin is ‘over’… Let’s get the fuck out of here

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The latest wave of ‘Berlin is super cool’ articles have hit the web with international big names like Rolling Stone and New York Times spear heading this latest Berlin buzz. It’s not the first time such buzz has been created about Berlin, nor is it even the first time that such things have been published in the likes of New York Times. But yet, like always, these articles have seemingly had life changing affects on the “locals” which has led to response pieces like ‘Berlin Is Over. What’s Next?‘ on GAWKER and even a response to that response piece ‘No One Is Happier About Berlin Being ‘Over’ Than Berlin‘ (actually a decent read) on The Atlantic Cities. But why do the original articles have such a profound impact on peoples lives here? And why the hell do people even give a fuck if Rolling Stone releases an article about the now widely known Berghain?

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The Bar Market

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For those of you who may have been sleeping under a rock or maybe just not paying any attention to all those hipster blogs this week, this weekend the month long ‘drinks market’ The Bar Market will open its doors for lovers of all types of alcoholic beverages.

the bar market

A large variety of drinks including various cocktails, cider, whiskey, beer and even a shot-sized mini cocktail called I shot the Sheriff, to name a few, will be available for purchase from various stalls featuring some of Berlins best bar tenders. For more information on drinks available, check out Stil in Berlin‘s special The Bar Market post.

I Shot the Sheriff Via Stil in Berlin

I Shot the Sheriff Via Stil in Berlin

This event, like many of your similar market events, will be a hot event and is probably best to get in early or maybe wait to the 2nd or 3rd weekend to check it out. For other events this weekend, check out the What’s on Weekly sidebar on Mogli Oak Berlin.

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