17/04/2018 – Folk Night feat. David Blair + Robert John Hope

It’s Folk Night at Bar Bobu again. This time with the amazing David Blair and the talented Robert John Hope. Both of them are amazing, although utterly different in their musical styles. Come on over and see for yourself 🙂

17/04/2018 – Kilkelly’s Birthday Open Sofa Sessions

It’s one of the coolest and coziest open mic’s of Berlin, Kilkelly’s Open Sofa Sessions and this time around it’s a birthday!

Located in the historic and awesome Kaffee Burger in Mitte it’s fun for everyone! If you wanna play, you’ve got to sign up at 9pm at Kaffee Burger.

Doors at 9pm.

17/04/2018 – Moritz Neumeier live at Mehringhof-Theater

Germany might be known for a lot of things but certainly not for its stand-up comedy. In this regard Moritz Neumeier is a refreshing and vitalising change. He’s smart, he’s witty, he’s politically relevant, simply, comedy at its finest. Check out his show Moritz Neumeier: Hurra. at Mehringhof-Theater on Tuesday (Wednesday and Thursday as well) at 8:00 pm. It’s worth it!

This show is in German and you’ll get tickets for 10-17 € at the door.

13/04/18 – Ella Clayton live at R/D

Psst, wanna hear something cool? Ella Clayton plays the Friday Night Live at the R/D this Friday. She’s a great singer songwriter from London, who resides in Berlin at the moment to record her debut EP and has already built a solid fan base in the city. It’s definitely worth a listen 😉

Doors open at 19:00. Entrance is free.

13/04/18 – Laura Guidi live @Creative Space & Craft Coffee

If you haven’t heard of Laura Guidi yet you haven’t experienced one of the most exciting musicians Berlin has to offer. She’s a talented songwriter, a great showman and a unique voice. Her songs of love and life and death will grab you by the heart and draw you in. Although she plays with her band quite frequently nowadays, this gig is something special and intimate, just her and her guitar. Don’t miss Live Music / Laura Guidi / voice & guitar.

Doors:20:00
Entrance: 5€ suggested donation

12/04/18 – Three little Birds – Open Mic / Jam Session

Just around the corner from our hostel at the 12 Grad Aetherloge you’ll find the Three little Birds – Open Mic / Jam Session on Thursday. It’s the third instalment already and again you’ll see some amazing artists. This time it’ll be up to Sophie Sutton, Ruby Jean Rose, Liv Solveig and Michael Brinkworth to entertain you, and entertain you they will. That’s a promise 🙂

Doors at 20:00, Free entry.

12/04/18 – Lucas Laufen at ThursdaySounds at Tik Nord

Lucas Laufen, one of the best Berlin based singer-songwriters plays the Tik Nord in Friedrichshain on Thursday, 12.04. If you’re into shimmering guitars and falsetto melodies, then he’s your guy. Don’t miss out on Lucas Laufen at ThursdaySounds, it’s going to be a blast.

Doors: 21:00, entrance free/donation

Jam Session Moabit on Wednesday!

Jam is fun! Especially this on: the Jam Session Moabit at the Petersburger Art Space Berlin. There is going to be rock and funk and jazz and no matter if you want to play or just relax and chill you’ll be welcome. Everything hits off at about 19:00. It’s on a 1€ donation basis. See you there!

 

 

The Ray Mann Three Live @Bar Tausend, 11.04.

Ray Mann is a renown Indie-Soul musician and visual artist. If you haven’t seen him yet, seize the chance and go to Bar Tausend in Mitte, close to S-Bahn station Friedrichstraße. It’s going to be an amazing evening with great music played by professional and inspiring musicians. The Ray Mann Three Live: Be there or be square.

Doors: 22:00
Tickets via eventbrite.de

Summer in the city – best beach bars, chill out places and parks in Berlin

You planning to visit Berlin now or in the coming weeks? Surely you will visit the main touristic spots, like Brandenburg Gate, Fernsehturm, Eastside Galaery and so on. But Berliners like to chill out after a full day at the riverside, or in nice open air location with cold beer and good music. Here are some of the best places you shouldn’t miss.

Sommer in Berlin

Bearchbars, Cafes or Sitting Outside:
Klunkerkranich

At the parking level of the shopping mall Neukölln Arcaden you can find not only a chill-out-café-bar called Klunkerkranich but also one of the best views over Berlin. You should definitely go there in case you are – by chance – one of these people in Berlin that are NOT blessed with their own gigantic roof terrace. You are not alone if you are one of them. Not alone at all.

Prinzessinnengarten

The Prinzessinnengarten is a mobile garden next Moritzplatz in Kreuzberg. In the shade of the trees you can have a relaxing beer, or try a snack of the homemade organic food.

Club der Visionäre

Club der Visionäre aka CdV is a bar swimming on the water of a sidearm of the river together with the bar Freischwimmer it’s the favourite place for people from Kreuzberg and Friedrichhain to chill out on a long long Sunday afternoon. At the CdV there are always really good Dj’s playing. There are no big gigs, it’s more like they go and play in their own living room. So often you get the chance to meet some high ranking Djs.

Yaam

Yaam is one of the oldest Beach Bars in Berlin. It’s like a little island of Jamaica right in the middle of Berlin. Here you always find a little peaceful beach and chilled reggae music. At night they do some good parties too. Right now the Yaam is under threat because of a luxury condo they want to build on this location. That’s why a move is already scheduled for 2013. The new location will be the area of the former Maria/Magdalena/Josef Club and Schilling Bridge.

Badeschiff

The Badeschiff is a very unique place. Since the river Spree isn’t particularly made for swimming. They transformed to old ships into a swimming pool on the river. Pretty awesome right?! A lot of people hanging out at the Badeschiff the whole day. Swimming, chilling, sun bathing and later on dancing since they also do a lot of open air parties in the summer months.

Lichtpark

Lichtpark is one of the newer Open Air Party locations. For the weekend they provide for a small entry fee nice electronic music and a chilled location on the river. This place is often crowded by people who either just come or go to Kater Blau Club or did not get in for the Sunday after hour party but still want to make party.

Monbijou-Theater

You’ve probably been to open-air festivals at  ://about blank or  Sisyphos already. But it does not always have to be all electronic beats for crazy dance moves. At Monbijoutheater for example, you can learn to dance mambo, tango or swing. Feels like Dirty Dancing!

Admiralsbrücke

During the summer the bridge and its grassy shores are alive with droves of Berliners, relaxing and chilling with some cheap späti beers. All whilst taking in the vibes from the buskers, acoustic groups, And any other manner of movers and shakers that swings by. Free entertainment at its best! Setting the groove all the way into the night.

Tempelhofer FeldWe also recommend the big and green parks in Berlin like:

Preußenpark
Tempelhofer Feld
Insel der Jugend Treptower Park
Volkspark Friedrichshain

 

 

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