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
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
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
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
Tip 4: Vegan summer party at Alexanderplatz
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
Tip 5: 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
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
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)
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!")
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
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
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.