Best Burgers in Berlin: BurgerBar61


With new burger joints seemingly opening up weekly in Berlin, it isn't surprising that some of the new good ones slip through the cracks and don't get the attention they deserve. One such place that the burger enthusiastic bloggers haven't got a hold of yet, is the less

Berlin Street Art #2


Some months ago now, I threw together a selection of photographs, that can be seen here, that I had recently taken for my other side project Berlin Street Art. Now it is time for round two, with a post that includes both new pieces on the streets and a couple of not so

Bruce Springsteen: Rocking The Wall


This November marks the 25th anniversary of the Fall of The Berlin Wall. 25 years on and there is still conjecture as to who actually brought down The Wall. Ronald Reagan's 'tear down this wall' speech may have had something to do with it. Maybe Mikhail Gorbachev and his

Surfing in the river Spree


It was some time ago now that I heard about the optimistic plans of the Flussbad Berlin project that wishes transform part of the dirty, muddy and dubious looking river Spree into an inner-city swimming hole, like it was once before. Although I do personally adore the

Ticket Giveaway: Kiez Oper's The Fairy Queen


Next weekend (Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd of August), Kiez Oper will return to Zur wilden Renate's magical garden retreat with their latest opera spectacular 'The Fairy Queen' by Henry Purcell. This 300 year old opera, that will be performed in English, follows the

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Weekend Tips #03/14

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This weeks Top 5 Weekend Tips includes a punk film festival, a couple of parties and a couple of festivals. There are obviously more than 5 events taking place this weekend and as such, more event tips can be found, like always, in the What’s on Weekly sidebar.

Too Drunk To Watch Punk Film Festival @ Moviemento- There seems to be a film festival in Berlin for every possible variety film imaginable! This weekend the annual punk film festival Too Drunk To Watch will be screening a variety of punk related documentaries from around the world. There are many choices, but one that looks and sounds interesting to me is Taqwacore – The Birth of Islam Punk, obviously about Islamic punk.

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Weekend Tips #02/14

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This week’s Top 5 Weekend Tips includes an opening party, a (now canceled) closing party, an exhibition, another opening party and a very special living room concert festival. Enjoy!

New Location Opening @ White Trash Fast Food- Berlin’s premier rock and indie venue White Trash had its last night in their Prenzlauer Berg location just yesterday and tonight (Friday 25th) they will already open the doors of their new location between Club der Visionaere and Arena Club. I walked past the new location last weekend and I must admit the new location looks pretty sweet. The best part would have to be the massive and super funky looking outdoor area!

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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.

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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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The Crawl Of The Damned Former Leader

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A few months ago I read an article entitled ‘Crawl of the damned‘ published on the website of the entertainment magazine ExBerliner. The piece was about one of ExBerliner’s contributors and his night out on one of those infamous Berlin Pub Crawls that loudly stomps, yells and vomits their way around Mitte taking in some of the ‘cool’ and ‘hot’ bars and nightclubs that Berlin is so famous for. Such Pub Crawls, I am semi ashamed to admit, are something that I am quite accustomed to, as yours truly used to be one those sheep herders escorting those drunken, moronic and bad mouthed Australians, that ExBerliner spoke of, from bar to bar as they obliterated themselves. So for the fun of it, I thought I would share with you an insight into such Pub Crawls, from the Tour Guides prospective.

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Weekend Tips 10

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Friday December 13th

Come In, We’re Open @ AKA- The Body Art (tattoo, piercing and implants) and exhibition space of AKA will tonight host a special open-studio for all to come, wander around and check out some of the artists work. Jewellery, shirts, prints and other items will be available for purchase and you will also have the opportunity to get some body work done by one of many of the tattoo artists at hand.

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Adios: Idrawalot Closing Party

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A couple of months ago I brought you the sad news that Idrawalot, one of my favourite little Berlin galleries, would be closing its doors after 2 wonderful years of exhibitions and parties. This coming Thursday night head over to Idrawalot and say one last goodbye at their farewell party that will feature a secret exhibition, Live Tattooing by Pete Corrie, Free Artwork Give-Aways, Delicious Boozes and more to be announced.

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Weekend Tips 7

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Weekend Tips 7 features a variety of events including circus and 1920’s themed parties, exhibitions, pop up restaurants and an event to help warm the homeless and less fortunate. Have a good weekend!

Friday November 15

Cirque du Solo @ Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi- A weekend long event taking place in an original 1920’s theatre that features live performances, music, cabaret, partying and a whole lot more. Tonight’s event is centered around a circus theme, tomorrows a 1920’s themed Ball and Sunday will be a cabaret night.

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Book Launch: Berlin Burlesque by Paul Green

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This coming Saturday evening Roadrunners Paradise host the titillating launch party for a new photo book entitled ‘Berlin Burlesque‘ by Australian photographer Paul Green. The evening will feature a presentation by Publisher Dr. Norbert Jaron and Paul Green himself, which will be followed by a special performance by some of the beauties of the burlesque world.

Berlin BurlesqueBerlin Burlesque is a glimpse of the modern or ‘New Burlesque’ scene found in various smokey bars and theatres around Berlin. Paul’s work captures the glamour, eroticism and fun of the burlesque art form, that is strongly associated with Berlin of the 1920’s, but is one element of those golden twenties that still lives on today.

Paul Green’s ‘Berlin Burlesque’ will be available for purchase at the event or can alternatively be purchased through amazon.de. For more information regarding the book launch and party, check out the Facebook Event Page.

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Weekend Tips 2

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Friday September 6

At.tension Festival @ Flugplatz Laerz- Taking place at the same location as the infamous Fusion Festival, at.tension is a 4 day theatre festival that will surely be a popular choice this weekend for Fusion and theatre lovers.

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