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Weekend tips 4/13 -15, 18

Cherry blossoms and Cinema dreams

Temple in spring at the Gardens of the World Berlin Marzahn
Temple in spring at the Gardens of the World Berlin Marzahn © visitBerlin, Foto: Janine Blechschmidt

Finally spring has really begun. The cherry trees bloom soft pink, and the first green appears everywhere. And so we look forward to the beer gardens and cafés in the sunshine - and of course to many exciting events this weekend. We've put together a few tips for you.

Cherry blossom festival

Kirschblüten im Berliner Frühling
Kirschblüten im Frühling © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

"Hanami", "Beotkkot Chukje" and "Shang Mei": The Asian gardens welcome spring on Sunday. The cherry blossom festival offers the perfect start to the season with Asian music, colourful robes and delicious food. And of course the cherry trees adorn themselves with pink flowers.
15 April from 3 pm, Gardens of the World, Blumberger Damm 44, Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Tree blossom festival in Britz

The trees are also in bloom in Britz - and the big folk festival is on the rise. The colourful merry-go-rounds, roller coasters, beer garden and concerts on the festival grounds are ready for an excursion until Sunday. On Saturday, fireworks will paint bright colours on the evening sky.
Until 15 April, festival area at Parchimer Allee, Neukölln

Velo Berlin

Group of cyclists cycling through Berlin in summer
Cycling in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

The cycling season finally begins with the first rays of sunshine. And it starts with the VELO Berlin Bicycle Festival. For the first time, the festival will take place in the former Tempelhof Airport. There it shows the very latest bicycle trends in four areas: Urban & Lifestyle, Sports & Adventure, Bike & Travel and Testival. Afterwards you can pedal and cycle to the next event.
By the way, we have already compiled tips for bicycle tours through all Berlin districts for you.
14 - 15 April, Tempelhof Airport - Hangars 5/6/exterior, Tempelhofer Damm 45, Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Make Love great again!-Designersale

Looking for a special dress or some cool earrings? At the DesignerSale "Make Love great again!" 40 international labels offer fashion and the matching accessories and jewellery. The offer ranges from cheap bargains to high-quality brands, from unusual designer pieces to classic outfits. After shopping you can relax with a Thai massage, delicious food and a drink at the Maya Cacao Bar. Have fun browsing!
Holzmarkt25, Holzmarktstraße 25, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg 

Nowkoelln Flowmarket

Market Nowkoelln Flowmarkt at Maybachufer Berlin
Nowkoelln Flowmarkt © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Browse more on Sunday at Nowkoelln Flowmarket. Since April 1st it is Flowmarktseason again and you can browse every second Sunday at the stands at the Maybachufer for second-hand fashion, art and homemade goods.  
15 April, Maybachufer, Neukölln

Airport night run

On Saturday you can run the Airport Night Run, the 4x4 and over 10 km on the BER grounds - or cheer for the runners. The 12th edition of the course crosses the illuminated area on the southern runway along illuminated buildings. The destination is the new terminal.
14 April, BER airport site, start directly at the new terminal next to the Service Area South, Willy-Brandt-Platz, Schönefeld

Dialoge – Wirbel

View from river Spree on Radialsystem V in Friedrichshain
Radialsystem V at river Spree, Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Gero Schreier
Schifffahrt auf der Spree, Oberbaumcity

25 years of dance: The company Sasha Waltz & Guests celebrates its anniversary "Dialogues - Vortex" at RADIALSYSTEM V. On four evenings dancers and other artists and companions come together for a dialogue between dance and music and show why the company is one of the most important and innovative in contemporary dance.  
7 - 15 April, RADIALSYSTEM V, Holzmarktstraße 33, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Duotone: All that Jazz

Duotone, this is Bernard J. Butler and Florian Korty. With a lot of charm and humour, they bring the golden era of jazz back to life on stage at O-TonArt Theatre and play such great classics as "Night and Day", "Route 66", "New York, New York" on "All that Jazz".  
TheatersO-TonArt, Kulmer road 20a, Tempelhof-Schöneberg

And for all cineasts, film lovers and moviegoers among you there are several film festivals this weekend.

achtung berlin: new berlin film award


Kino Babylon
Cinema Babylon Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Max Threlfall

More than a local insider tip, achtung berlin is now achtung berlin. The festival shows new German cinema from Berlin and Brandenburg. Feature and documentary films are shown, including medium-length and short films. On Friday evening the festival party will start at 10 pm at Roadrunner's Paradise Club with music by DJAne Anxiuos G and DJ Moon walka. On Saturday you can get deep into Berlin's nightlife, because the movie "Night Out" takes you on an exciting trip to the KitKatClub! Before that, on Saturday, the video bus tour departs from Babylon to current original locations for the festival films. Participants tell about the shooting and thus give a unique look behind the scenes.

Punk Film Festival - Too drunk to watch

Punx Not Dead! It gets wild and dangerous at the Punk Film Festival. Around 20 films about punk, including music videos and documentaries, are shown in the Moviemento cinema. On Saturday there will be live acoustics in the cinema with Merle befor the screening of the film "Das Gegenteil von Grau".
11 - 15 April, Moviemento, Kottbusser Dam 22, Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain   

9th ALFILM - Arab Film Festival Berlin

Fascinating insights into the Arab world and Arab cinema are offered by the ALFILM Arab Film Festival at Kino Arsenal in the Sony Center. Lectures and discussions round off the programme of feature films and documentaries.  
11 - 18 April, Arsenal, Potsdamer Strasse 2, Mitte

The Ufa - History of a brand

And another film tip: the exhibition "The Ufa - History of a Brand" at the Museum für Film und Fernsehen - directly above the Arsenal cinema will only run until 22 April. The exhibition shows film excerpts, costumes and photos from 100 years of Ufa, Germany's largest film studio. From the great silent films to the propaganda films of the Third Reich to today's productions, you will not only learn a lot about Ufa, but above all about German (film) history.
Until 22 April, Museum for Film and Television, Potsdamer Strasse 2, Mitte


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doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.