Summer and being outside simply belong together. So it's only logical that we move everything to the fresh air - be it theatre, shopping or concerts. But there is also a lot going on indoors. We've picked out the best the weekend has to offer for you. Here are our weekend tips with the 11 best events and tips in Berlin.
Tip 1: Opening Deep Web
Sound expected and finally there: Deep Web. Light artist Christopher Bauder and musician Robert Henke present a monumental audiovisual installation at Kraftwerk Berlin. The old industrial building has a very special atmosphere. Let yourself be carried away into the world of sounds and lights. On four days there will even be a live performance of animated light lines and multidimensional sounds.
When: from Friday, until 23rd of August
Where: Kraftwerk, Köpenicker Straße 70, Kreuzberg
Tip 2: Opening day of the James Simon Gallery
On Friday, the James Simon Gallery will be officially opened - Chancellor Angela Merkel will take this over personally, as the gallery is after all the future "gateway to Museum Island". The action day will take place on Saturday - then everyone can visit the new James Simon Gallery. There will also be a varied programme.
Where: James Simon Galerie, Eiserne Brücke, Mitte
Tip 3: Opening "Ways of the Baroque“
For tip 3 you have to go to Potsdam, but we think it's worth it. On Saturday the new exhibition "Ways of the Baroque" opens in the museum.
Here you can admire 54 masterpieces from the collections of Palazzi Barberini and Corsini. Among them is the painting "Narcissus" from 1589/99, one of Caravaggio's most important works.
When: from Saturday, until 6th of October
Where: Museum Barberini, Potsdam
Tip 4: P!NK Beautiful Trauma World Tour
P!NK is coming back to Berlin. The fans have been looking forward to this summer highlight for months. Under the open sky of Berlin she plays the best hits of her long career in the Olympic Stadium. And who knows P!NK, knows: There is always a spectacular live show. So: Get the Party started!
There are still tickets left.
When: Sunday, 7 pm
Wo: Olympia Stadion Berlin, Olympischer Platz 3, Charlottenburg
Tip 5: The Black Image Cooperation
The photo exhibition "The Black Image Cooperation" focuses on two photographers: Moneta Sleet Jr. and Isaac Sutton. Their photos are characterized by a powerful visual language and show Black Female Power. The exhibition deals with Afro-American codes: Clothing, social structure, forms of beauty and much more. You have to hurry a bit, because this exhibition closes in two weeks.
When: until 28th of July
Where: Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Mitte
Tip 6: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet open air
We love summer the most because we can move everything outside - even the theatre. In Charlottenburg, a new open-air theatre is to be built: the Globe Berlin - a round wooden theatre modelled on Shakespeare. But until then, the ensemble will show you what it can do in its 2019 prologue season. This weekend you can see "Romeo and Juliet".
When: Friday, Saturdax 7.30 pm, Sunday 6 pm
Where: open air stage Globe Berlin, Sömmeringstr. 15, Charlottenburg
Tip 7: K-Pop by Monsta X
K-pop fever has broken out: The South Korean boy band Monsta X plays a show in Berlin. It is the only one in Germany. On their We are here-world tour they introduce you to their two latest albums. The band is especially known for their choreographies and the mix of Hip Hop, Electro, Dance and Pop. There are still tickets available.
When: Saturday, 8 pm
Where: Mercedes Benz Arena, Friedrichshain
Tip 8: Kreuzberg Tomato Festival
Already for the sixth time this weekend the Kreuzberger tomato festival takes place in the Kiez. More than 40 varieties of Uckermark tomatoes will be presented and all sorts of tomato delicacies will be prepared: the homemade tomato sausage is also part of it.
When: Friday until Sunday
Where: Schmelzwerk / Sarotti-Höfe, Mehringdamm 55, Kreuzberg
Tip 9: Tour 2019 at the UdK Berlin (University of the Arts)
It would be hard to imagine Berlin's summerwithout a tour of the University of the Arts. Every year at the end of the semester, Germany's largest artistic university shows its workshops, studios and rehearsal rooms for three days. You can go behind the scenes of all four faculties: Fine Arts, Design, Music and Performing Arts. Find out what will move the artists of tomorrow.
When: Friday until Sunday
Where: University of the Arts Berlin, Einsteinufer 43, Charlottenburg
Tip 10: Summer Vintage Kilo Sale
Vintage clothes at a kilo price - if that doesn't sound like a bargain. In the Else beer garden you can shop open-air on Saturday and enjoy the summer feeling. There will also be something delicious to eat. Just the thing for flea market fans and vintage lovers.
When: Saturday, 12- 8 pm
Where: Else beer garden, An den Treptowers 10, Treptow
Tip 11: Bike tour on the Wannsee Babelsberg Route
Only last month the Wannsee Babelsberg Route was opened and is therefore still brand new. It leads along the Wannsee and the Havel - you could stop for a swim, admire castles and visit places steeped in history. So get to know the southwest of Berlin by bike.
Where: starting point is los geht es am Bahnhof Wannsee
For even more information about what’s on, you can always check our day-by-day tips on Berlin’s biggest event calendar.