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Torches and camera flashes

Roter Teppich vor dem Berlinale Palast i © KARSTEN THIELKER

On this, the last weekend of the month, 26–28 February 2016, Berlin is once again being sporty, taking to the red carpet, and simply having a good time. February has already been dominated by the stars as the world of film saw the city transformed into a celebrity stage for the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival. This year’s ISTAF Indoor helped reinforce Berlin’s reputation as a city for sport as highly motivated athletes put in their best performances to the delight of some 13,000 spectators. But don’t worry, this weekend has just as much excitement to offer.

“Bowie - The Session” - Photographs by Gavin Evans

Fans and others interested in the cult celebrity of David Bowie have been turning out since 20 February 2016 to admire these shots of the recently deceased star. Famous for his ability to transform himself in both text and performance, David Bowie also posed for these striking portraits by photographer Gavin Evans. A lovely opportunity to revisit the Bowie of the 1990s and check out “The Institute”, Evans’ gallery. Bowie - The Session, from 20 February to 31 March 2016, The Institute Gavin Evans

Night tours of the Berlin Zoo Aquarium

This Friday, it’s time to get your torches (flashlights) out and explore the depths of the underwater world in the dark! Visitors get the chance to observe the many animals that only become active at night as they glide their way through the water. The adventure tours are guided by the animal keepers, who are happy to answer the curious questions of your little scientist. Night torch tours, 26 February 2016, Berlin Zoo

Night of the Jumps: the Freestyle Motocross Show

At the Night of the Jumps (26–27 February), twelve of the best freestyle motocross athletes will be revving up their engines at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Enthusiastic motor sports fans and lovers of action will love the extreme stunts on display and cheer the athletes along as they earn points for the FMX World Championships. Night of the Jumps , 27 February, Mercedes Benz Arena

A crowning moment on the red carpet...

“And the Oscar goes to...” will be heard all night long during the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Many have dreamt of being there in the room live to feel the electric atmosphere as the audience waits for the next winner to be announced. The Downstairs Filmcafé in Prenzlauer Berg is offering the next best thing on the night of 28 February in an iconic cinema setting with cosy chairs and the event streamed live on the big screen. Two Oscar-nominated films will be shown beforehand to get everyone in the mood.