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Weekend tips 23-25/8/19

Food, movies, music, art & more - the best of this weekend

Bite Club MS Hoppetosse at Arena Berlin Treptow
Arena Bites Club Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle
Bite Club in Arena Treptow, Streetfood, an Deck der Hoppetosse, Spree

The summer continues and therefore many events take place outside. We should enjoy it - as long as we can. This weekend is packed with food events, film festivals, art and music - we've picked out the best for you. These are our weekend tips with the 11 best events.

Tip 1: Last Chance: Deep Web

DEEP WEB im Kraftwerk Berlin
© Ralph Larmann
Deep Web in Kraftwerk Berlin

Better be quick now: Only until Friday you can see Deep Web. Light artist Christopher Bauder and musician Robert Henke present a monumental audiovisual installation at Kraftwerk in Kreuzberg. The old industrial building has a very special atmosphere. Let yourself be carried away into the world of sounds and lights.

Update: Deep Web has been extended until Saturday!

When: only until Saturday

Where: Kraftwerk Berlin, Köpenicker Straße 70, Kreuzberg


Tip 2: Berlin Philharmonic. Live from the Brandenburg Gate: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven's Ninth

Sunset at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Sunset at the Brandenburg Gate © Getty Images, Foto: I just try to tell my emotions and take you around the world
Brandenburg gate

On Friday, the new Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker will appear at the podium for the first time. For his inaugural concert, he has chosen the Ninth of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest masterpieces of the 19th century. At the same time, this performance opens Beethoven's focus for the coming year, when the composer's 250th birthday will be celebrated. Although the inaugural concert is already sold out, on Saturday the Berliner Philharmoniker will perform Beethoven's Ninth live and open-air at the Brandenburg Gate. This has never happened before. This is how the new chief conductor would like to introduce himself to Berliners. Admission is free.

When: Saturday, 8.15pm 

Where: Brandenburg gate


Tip 3: Yummy: Hummus Festival  

Hummus © MiguelMalo

Is there anything more delicious than hummus? I don't think so. At the Berlin Hummus Festival all Hummus fans come together and try different variations of the chickpea dish. No matter if Syrian, Lebanese or Egyptian - here you will be satisfied.

Wann: Sunday, 12 until 10pm

Wo: Birgit&Bier, Schleusenufer 3, Kreuzberg

More information about the festival  

Tip 4: Vegan summer party at Alexanderplatz

World Time Clock at Alexanderplatz in Berlin
World Time Clock at Alexanderplatz © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

We eat our way to tip 4: This weekend the vegan summer party on Alexanderplatz will also take place this weekend. Learn all about a diet without animal products and maybe try some of the dishes. We wish: Good appetite!

When: Friday until Sunday         

Where: Alexanderplatz, Mitte   

More information about the party 

Tip 5: Long Night of Film Festivals 

In the cinema
In the cinema © Getty Images, Foto: David Saium/EyeEm
Long night of Film Festivals

Even if it's summer, there's nothing wrong with a good movie. Especially when it's the Long Night of Film Festivals. This is where the broad spectrum of film festivals in Berlin is presented. There are also concerts and other events. You can choose between 100 national and international short and feature films from over 20 film festivals.

When: Saturday, 3pm

Where: Theater Zukunft – Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Laskerstraße 5, Friedrichshain


Tip 6:  UFA film nights 

UFA film nights at Museum Island

But this is not the only film event: the UFA film nights will take place on the Museum Island until Friday. Under the open sky and accompanied by live music, great film classics are shown here. On Friday "Madame Dubarry" by Ernst Lubitsch will be shown - exactly 100 years after its premiere as the opening film of the Zoo Palast.  

When: until Friday  

Where: Kolonnadenhof in front of the Alte Nationalgalerie / Museum Island, Bodestraße 1-3, Mitte


Tip 7: Film installation Berlin-Berlin-Passagen

In the cinema
In the cinema © Getty Images, Foto: David Saium/EyeEm
Berlin-Berlin-Passagen in Renzo Piano Atrium

On the occasion of this year's 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, films will be shown in the Renzo Piano Atrium Tower on Potsdamer Platz that dealt with Berlin and the division of the city between 1981 and 2009. The films include "Cycling the frame" with Tilda Swinton, "Guten Tag, Berlin" and many others.

Admission is free.

When: daily until 15th September, 12 until 8pm  

Where: Film box in the Renzo Piano Atrium Tower at Potsdamer Platz, Mitte


Tip 8:  Zug der Liebe (Parade of Love)

Karl-Marx-Allee sunset
Karl-Marx-Allee with sunset ©, Foto: querbeet
The Parade of Love also leads through Karl-Marx-Allee

The Parade of Love stands for social commitment, compassion and charity. At first, the participants will travel through Berlin, at the end there will be a charity party. There will be many NGOs, organizations and associations. The route leads through Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.

When: Saturday, 1pm

Where: starting point ist at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, Treptow    


Tip 9: Exhibition opening "I am so! So am I!" ("Ich bin so! So bin ich!")

Visit of an art gallery
Visit of an art gallery © Getty Images, Foto: JGI/Tom Grill
Gallery visit

25 years after the abolition of the paragraph §175 StGB the exhibition "I am so! So am I!". The exhibition deals with the persecution of Trans* and lesbians during National Socialism. It shows the moving fates of the women and men affected, who were researched from Berlin police and justice files.

When: from Friday until 6th September   

Where: Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Helsingerforser Platz 1, Friedrichshain


Tip 10: Last chance: Bauhaus and Photography   

Staircase at Museum für Fotografie - Helmut Newton Stiftung
Staircase at Museum für Fotografie - Helmut Newton Stiftung © Newton Museum
Museum for Photography- Helmut-Newton-Stiftung

Only this weekend you can have a look at the exhibition "Bauhaus and Photography" - a must in the big anniversary year Bauhaus100. This is where photo avant-garde and contemporary art meet. On view are 200 works by artists such as Florence Henri, Antje Hanebeck and many more. 

When: until Sunday

Wo: Museum for Photography – Helmut-Newton-Stiftung, Jebensstraße 2, Charlottenburg 


Tip 11: 7th Nikolai Festival 2019 - Berlin's great fair of the time

Boat trip through Nikolaiviertel
The river Spree flows through Nikolaiviertel © visitBerlin, Foto: Artfully Media, Sven Christian Schramm
Fair in the Nikolaiviertel

Experience Berlin around 1900 with open-air theatre, street artists and travesty. Already for the 7th time you can visit the Nikolaifestspiele. The Nikolaiviertel will then become a huge fair of illusions, fantasies and stories.

Admission is free.

Erlebt das Berlin um 1900 mit Open-air-Theater, Straßenkünstlern und Travestie. Bereits zum 7. Mal könnt ihr die Nikolaifestspiele besuchen. Das Nikolaiviertel wird dann zu einem riesigen Jahrmarkt der Illusionen, Fantasien und Geschichten. Der Eintritt ist frei.

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: Nikolaiviertel, Nikolaikirchplatz 1, Mitte  


For even more information about what’s on, you can always check our day-by-day tips on Berlin’s biggest event calendar.