The updated day by day guide to the events in Berlin for May 2017.
May has finally arrived and everybody is waiting for the spring to arrive here in Berlin. So, for those who have been waiting to enjoy the real soul of this city, Berlin has plenty of open air events to offer. Here are all the events for the month of May, day by day.
EXHIBITIONS, FAIRS AND FESTIVAL
During this month you can’t miss the events in the Martin-Gropius-Bau:
Until 11th June there is the Wiederentdeckte Moderne I by the architecture Friedrich Kiesler ;
Until 5th November Der Luthereffekt 500 Jahre Protestantismus in der Welt;
Until 3th July Juergen Teller. Enjoy Your Life!
The C/O Berlin inaugurates the expositions of the two photographs Harf Zimmermann e William Klein, until 2nd July 2017, both free entry. Moreover the weekend of 6th and 7th May will be dedicated to the Wochenendführungen, guided tours in English from 2 PM to 4 PM in every exposition of the gallery for the price of 5 €.
From 8th to 10th May will take place Re:publica, one of the biggest trade on the digital culture, with a lot of media entrepreneurs that will discuss the future of the information and media society.
Until 9th October Berlinische Galerie wil show the CHRISTINE STREULI paintings, the one who won the Fred-Thieler-Prize for painting in 2017, and until 21th August 2017 the installation of IN THE MOLOCH OF THE PRESENCE OF BEING by John Bock.
From 10th to 14th May, Pictoplasma Berlin, the international design festival of modern characters. It includes conferences, exhibitions and screening plans.
For any of you who have never visited museums in Berlin, 21st May will take place the International Museum Day, a whole day in which a lot of museums will open their doors to everyone to spread culture, through special tours and activities.
From 15th to 28th May will take place the Asia Pacific Weeks Berlin, an exchange between German and Asiatic culture, with a lot of business, society and science events.
For gardening lovers, until 15th October the IGA Berlin 2017 – International Garden Festival begins and their slogan will be “an ocean of colours”. Over 186 days (the event will end on 15th October 2017) there will be 5000 events focused on contemporary gardening design, landscape architecture and green urban space in an area of 104 acres.
EVENTS GUIDE DAY BY DAY
Mon 1st May
For the 1st of May there are so many events to choose!
The event that everybody is waiting is defenetely Myfest, if you are here in Berlin you can’t miss this date. An open air event in Kreuzberg where you will find live music, demonstrations and plenty of street food together with the thausend of people that animate the streets.
Who prefers to spend their time in Berlin clubs instead, will also find a lot of things to do: in Yaam the whole daylong there will be indoor and outdoor open airs. The event name is The Revolution will not be televised and it will last from monda afternoon until the next day.
For those who love to dance outdoor:
Lovers of TT (Techno Türken), Turkish-German techno music, will have the chance to dance all day long on both club floor with 10 different djs, click here for the event.
Tue 2nd May
Intensive and evening courses at Berlino Schule:
A1.1: From 2nd May to 26th May, from Tuesday to Friday, three hours a day (8.45-11.15)
A1.2: From 2nd May to 25th May, from Monday to Thursday, three hours a day (11.40-14.10)
A2.1: From 2nd May to 26th May, from Tuesday to Friday, three hours a day (11.40-14.10)
A2.2: From 2nd May to 25th May, from Monday to Thursday, three hours a day (8:45-11:15)
B1.2: From 2nd May to 26th May, from Tuesday to Friday, three hours a day (8.45-11.15)
B2.1: From 2nd May to 26th May, from Tuesday to Friday, three hours a day (8.45-11.15)
A1.2: From 2nd May to 22nd June, Tuesday and Thursday (19.30-21.50)
A2.1: From 15th May to 5th July, Monday and Wednesday (19.30-21.50)
B1.2: From 2nd May to 22nd June, Tuesday and Thursday (19.30-21.50)
From 7 PM to 10 PM Vernissage of the exhibition of the artists Amadeus Lindemann and Chiara Weis, who created music, sculpture and film installations which have as theme the color black, often related to negative things, especially regarding food. Their motto is “Science meets Food Art.”. The event will open with live performance, interactive installations and conceptual food.
Wed 3rd May
XJazz Festival 2017 begins (until 7th May at 11 PM).
From 8 PM Claire at Bi Nuu.
Thu 4th May
From 7 PM at Cantine Sant’Ambroeus wine tasting with the poets Agata Spinelli, Asmus Trautsch, Nicoletta Grillo and Tobias Roth. The lecture of the poems will be in German and Italian. Four glasses of wine. Four poems. Four poets. A sommelier combines wine and lyrics. All info here.
“We are all more intelligent than we are capable, and awareness of the insanity of love has never saved anyone from the disease.” – Alain de Botton. From 8 PM Alain De Botton at Kino Babylon will talk about love from a philosophic and psychologic point of you. Tickets are from 25 €, for more info click here.
Fri 5th May
At YAAM tribute to the revolutionary Fela Kuti, politic and musician who created the music genre afrobeat and considered one of the most influent african artists of the 20th century. Here all the details.
From 11.50 PM Federico Albanese presents his new album “The Blue Hour” at Emmauskirche.
Sat 6th May
From 5 PM to 2 AM for those who love nature and barbecues with friends, Südtiroler Stübl hosts the second edition of the Berliner Rockabilly meet & greet. From 6th May at 11 PM at 7th May at 6 PM Dal 6 maggio alle 11:00 Jungpflanzentauschmarkt, the market that offers a great variety of vegetables from farms from all over the region.
Sun 7th May
Like every Sunday, flea market and open air karaoke at Mauerpark from morning until late afternoon.
Afternoon at Babylon with the event CinemaAperitivo, Film and Aperitivo for 9 euro. This Sunday there will be the screening of the movie Umberto D., masterpiece by the great De Sica. This neorealist movie is about a poor old person that tries to survive with as much of dignity as possible.
From 8 PM to 11.30 PM Friedemann‘s concert at SO36.
Mon 8th May
From 8 PM at Kantine am Berghain concerto of The Big Moon.
From 10 PM to 11.30 PM at Kino International, Mongay: Dreams from Strangers, movie that talks about the difficult relationship between two homosexual guys. Third feature film of the Italian director and producer Roberto Cuzzillo, watch the trailer here.
Tue 9th May
Wed 10th May
Thu 11th May
Fri 12th May
Birgit&Bier turns 2 years old! For this occasion they will celebrate with 3 days of non stop music. From 12th May at 10 PM at 14th May at 2 PM, techno, house and pop music indoor and outdoor. All details here.
Sat 13th May
From 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM ArtNight: Frida Kahlo.
From 13th May at 11 PM to 14th May at 10 PM K E T T E C H N O | Leigh Johnson – Dekai – Big Maschine’s enjoy tecno music in a ‘secret underground location’, check more about it here.
Sun 14th May
At 10 will take place the marathon through the west side of Berlin with its finishing point at Olympiastadion Berlin.
Mon 15th May
Tue 16th May
From 7 PM to 9 PM, if you don’t want to miss a debate about French election, you can go to Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, where the conference “Welcher Zukunft entgegen? Frankreich hat gewählt” is going to take place.
Wed 17th May
From 7 PM to 9 PM is going to take place the Ride of Silence cycling demonstration in order to promote road safety. The ride is going to start from the Brandenburg Gate.
Thu 18th May
From 18th May at 1 PM until 19th May at 23.59 Das erste Kaufhaus der Barkultur – The House of Thomas Henry at Kaufhaus Jandorf, an event dedicated to the latest cocktail trends surrounded by the best european bartenders.
Fri 19th May
For those who loves cinema, don’t miss Berlin Film Nights, starting at 8 PM on May 19th until 24th May at 10 PM. During the event, organized by Mobile Kino and iHeartBerlin.de, with movies, tv series and short film that are connected with Berlin.
From 11 PM at Electro Swing Revolution – Swing Thing, Papa Django uvm at Frannz Club.
Sat 20th May
From 11 PM for those who are a bit nostalgic of the 90’s, 90’s Breakout | die verrückte 90er Party an der Spree at Spindler & Klatt.
From 6 PM at house of weekend there is going to be the Rooftop opening by Berlinizer – New Location & Date.
Sun 21st May
From 12 AM to 10 PM, Zurück zu den Wurzeln *Open Air*#1, to enjoy some music in the middle of the nature with no entrance fee.
From 1 PM to 4.30 PM, Macramé Workshop with California Dreaming inside Hallesches Haus: two different interior design workshops, one aimed to teach different techniques to hang plants, the other one focused on hanging up object on the walls.
Mon 22nd May
Tue 23rd May
From 7 PM to 8.30 PM, Tomislav Perko, writer and one of the most famous TEDx’ speakers, is gonna talk about how it is possible to travel all over the world without money at l’Audimax TU-Berlin. Free event.
From 8 PM at 22 PM at Prachtwerk Berlin, Ruth Royall Presents: A night of Soul, R&B and Rare Groove.
Wed 24th May
Thu 25th May
From 25th May 11 PM until 26th May at 2 PM at The House of Red Doors #9: A N I M A L at Wilden Renate.
From 25th May at 11 PM until 26th of May at 9 AM Italo Disco Electro night – Synth Waves von Dreams of Neon at Humboldthain Club.
Fri 26th May
Sat 27th May
From 27th May at 3.30 PM to 28th May at 8 PM at Mammutmarsch, a 100km hike to do within 24 hours.
Sun 28th May
Typical Sunday lunch directly from Naples at Ristorante Malafemmena, where you can taste plenty of Italian typical dishes and pizzas of the highest quality.
From 8 AM Global Bubble Parade, a worldwide event which has only one aim: bring plenty of positivity and smiles.
Mon 29th May
From 8 PM to 11 PM at Watergate: Kulturradio Klassik Lounge.
Tue 30th May
Wed 31st May
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