25/05/2018 – Sleep is Commercial at Club der Visionaere

On Friday, May 25th, the Club der Visionäre will host another sleepless night with some of the finest electro in town. Dubfound, PîrvuFrancesco Assenza and Andrea Ferlin will put on some tunes for you. Come on over because Sleep is Commercial!

17/05/2018 – Jazz Club feat. Space Tigers

Let’s do some Jazz in da Club, Space Tigers. The Space Tigers play the Jazz Club Session at Bar Bobu on Thursday, May 17th. It’s going to be a night full of Jazz, Rock and Electro sounds. The Space Tigers are spacy and have the license to make you dance. Bring a towel.

Doors open at 7pm. Entry is free but donations are always welcome.

01/05/2018 – Myfest 2018

The 1st of May is International Workers Day and in Berlin it’s celebrated with the Myfest 2018 in Kreuzberg. It’s a tradition. It’s a festival. It’s a great vibe. It’s as Berlin as it can get. Don’t miss out on this.

No entry! Just don’t be an asshole.

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.

13/04/18 – Saint George Friday & TINY Family Jam

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a cool jam at one of the coolest clubs of Berlin: Saint George Friday & TINY Family Jam. Some of Berlin’s finest Rap, RnB, Boogie & Funk DJ’s will spin the desks, while the original cloud/inst rapper ANTWON will open the night. AND there’ll be free Pizza by Tiny’s Pizza. If that doesn’t sound like a cool night, what does?

Berlin Premiere “Wildes Herz” am Mittwoch

Cinema is fun, especially when the movie is a gem like this one. Join Jan “Monchi” Gorkow, lead singer of Feine Sahne Fischfilet, at the moment one of Germany’s most influential punk bands, making his way through Germany’s north-east, it’s where he’s from, it’s where he celebrates his biggest successes and worst setbacks. “Wildes Herz” is definitely worth a peak. The Berlin premier will be at the Filmtheater am Friedrichshain.

Berlin Survival Guide part three – More bang for your Buck!

The age old question: “Do you get what you pay for?” In most cases yes, but that is not to say you cannot find quality for a good price! Supermarkets in Berlin, or Germany in general, are tricky because there is no rule where “this one” is the cheapest or “that one” is more quality because it depends on what you are looking for.

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Supermarket or Turkish Market

For example you can get the essentials like pasta and rice for less than a Euro, including milk and bread which are pretty much the same price across the board even if you prefer to go the bio/ vegan/ hipster route ;). However, vegetables, meats and fruits it gets a bit more complicated. In general, Lidl and Netto tie for the cheapest in this department but it does vary from week to week and what is on sale. Kaiser’s is generally a bit more expensive, but the quality is also quite a bit better. Berlin overall is quite famous for its incredibly cheap food prices so if you are on a budget it is quite easy to still eat well. So in short, Lidl and Netto are going to be the best bet for your fruit and veggie supply if the Flohmarkt/ Flea-market, Farmers-market or the Turkish Market in Kreuzberg are not available. If you are whipping up a simple pasta dish, any will suffice, and if you are more quality conscience then mosey on over to the nearest Kaiser’s (some are even open 24/6) or check out one of many Turkish Markets in our neighbourhood .

Don’t forget your empty bottles

Additionally if any of you heavy beer drinkers out there wonder why there are so many people asking for your empty beer bottles you might find this Blog post about collecting bottles  interesting. Did you know?! All Supermarkets accepting empty bottles as payment Woohoo!!

Also read our first and second part of the Berlin Survival Guide.

Berlin Survival Guide part two – Validate your ticket

You see it on your metro ticket, you see it on the screen when you buy it, and occasionally you will see it on the train, but what does it mean?

We trust You

validate your ticket by genista @ flickr.com

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Well this may sound strange to some people, it definitely did to me when I first heard it, but Berlin’s metro system is on the HONOR SYSTEM!!! Can you believe it?? Such a populous and modern city such as Berlin cannot possibly have smoothly running public transportation by trusting in its citizens and visitors… Can it? Apparently it can, and does. Here is how it works. Instead of buying your ticket, inserting it in the machine and entering through the gates one at a time, Berlin has a more efficient system. Just buy your ticket, validate it at any of the strategically placed machines and that’s it! No waiting for the guy in front of you to feed his ticket through the slot 12 times because it got too crumpled in his pocket… or huge lines during rush hour, just get on the metro!

Don’t bet against the house

So, why does anyone do it?? Why not just get on the train and not even mess with getting a ticket?? Well, I suppose it’s not 100% honor system. They have a few people whose entire job is going from train to train in normal clothes asking you to show them your ticket, and if you do not have one, or even if you have one and it is not VALIDATED it is a 40 Euro fine… Uh oh, that just became an expensive train ride… So if you are a gambling man, technically you can risk it and not pay. But remember: in the end, the house ALWAYS wins!

See also the Berlin Survival Guide part one – Make money out of empty bottles and part three More Bang for your Buck