Ongoing, the Altes Museum. The world inhabited by gods, heroes & myths from the classical era. Includes: the colossal kouros of Didyma; the 'Praying Boy;' the spear bearer & the Amazon by Polykleitos; vases & everyday items of life in ancient Athens.
Incomparable events calendar for all the gay parties, films, cultural events and more, happening in the city that never stands still - in German & English - from Siegessäule Magazine. Click "English" then "Calendar" month & day for the listings.
Every Wednesday 10pm-5am plus Fridays and Saturdays 10pm-7am at Die Busche, Warschauer Platz 18. The biggest gay/lesbian dance nights in Berlin, young crowd, mainstream music. Wednesdays Pop, Fridays Chart and Disco, Saturdays Classic Mix Disco.
Thursdays 11pm-8am at Bassy Club in Pfefferberg basement, Schönhauser Allee 176. Legendary "Super Disco" extravaganza, with showtime around 1am - live vocalists and band entertainment, renowned house and electro DJs, hard-partying and uninhibited mixed crowd. Host Chantal.
Every Thursday, 11pm at Monster Ronsons Ichiban Karaoke. The NASTY KARAOKE PARTY with Amy, Whitney, und Michael; cabins available, SING IN THE DARK with strangers! Admission 3 Euros with a free schnapps at the door. Sing, dance, fuck, get sucked into the GAYHOLE.
Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sunday, Fuggerstraße 33. Two dancefloors, lounge, cruise maze. 1st FRI Global House Connection international DJs parties: NOV Munich Connection, DEC Paris Connection. 1st SAT Zirkus clowns, freaks, personal masquerades, house/electro/pop music. Special Disco Tea dances. Last SAT Glam House chic disco/vocals party.
Saturday nights from midnight until Sunday afternoon at Berghain and Panorama, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, playing Hard House, Techno in a gay-friendly warehouse/industrial mixed crowd environment. Very selective door, €12 entry. Fridays in Panorama only.
Saturdays, 11pm-8am at Kitkat, Köpenicker Straße 76/ Brückenstraße. Queer Elektrotechno, NuTrance, Progressive Dance with performances, playrooms. "flamboyant, styled and colourful crowd -- multi-layered, feature-filled, sensual, multi-sexual... hilarious action, ecstatic atmosphere, rocking party crowd." After party: Piep Show.
Every first Saturday, 11pm-5am the Imperial Club at Admiral Palace is a new pilgrimage site for the queer party scene! (Previously at Goya). Pop, Vocal House and Electro. Entry: €8-10. International live performances, top-rank DJs, go-go dancers, men/women dance crowd.
Last Saturdays each month at SO36. Belly dancing go-gos, midnight show, Homo Oriental dance floor with DJ Ipek and guest DJs. Long been known far beyond Berlin, for almost 8 years, lesbians, gays, shemales and friends have been dancing to Turkish, Arab, Greek and Hebrew pop music. Also after-midnight shows/performances.
Sundays 7pm-1am at SO36. LGBT Ballroom dancing, lessons until 10pm, then Disco Pop and German Schlager music, dirty dancing & fun.
Sundays from 11pm at Café Moskau/ Avenue Club, near Alexander Platz. Big gay/mixed dance nights, on two dance floors at this beautiful and elegant refurbished venue with a brand new sound system.
Every Monday, 10pm at Kino International, Karl-Marx-Allee 33. Weekly sceenings of the best in LGBTQ cinema from around the world. See website for upcoming films.
May 21-24, 2015. Created to screen award winning Australian Queer short films to international audience, now also Queer Films from other regions. Including Canada, Korea, Turkey, Germany & Spain. The program for 2015 will be online in May 2015
May 22-25, 2015, annual celebration of cultural & ethnic diversity of Berlin in Kreuzberg: Sunday Parade from Hermannplatz, street festival, entertainment stages, international bands, stiltwalkers, acrobats, magicians (visitors test their own abilities & skills). About 300 market stalls, food of many lands, arts & crafts and much more.
May 29-31, 2015, at Arena Park, Eichenstraße 4 and Art Village, Flughafen Templehof. The city’s best features: unique music, culture and art. Genre barriers are torn down/ redefined as techno flirts with hip hop, Arthouse with cabaret, high fashion with street wear, street food with haute cuisine and classical music with club culture - 10th anniversary top international acts.
May 30, 2015. Electro Alternative queer dance party. House/Techno: House/Techno: Hanno Hinkelbein, WarBear & Karina. Room of Pop: Biggy van Blond, Jacky-Oh Weinhaus & PomoZ. Cover: 8€ before midnight, 10€ after.
June 6, 2015, midnight to noon at Prince Charles, Prinzenstrasse 85; Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. A world that is neither hell or heaven; a parallel universe, with different warriors and tribes. Multiple spaces, music styles and groups collide and overlap. Cost: €14.65 with clothes; €11 half-naked, €7 naked. See Pornceptual
June 13-14, 2015, annual weekend of Gay Pride festivities in Schöneberg, each day from 11am. Crowds throng music stages and surrounding streets, clubs and beer gardens around Nollendorfplatz in all directions. See the 2014 photos, and program for 2015 as announced, at their website.
Ongoing through June 14, 2015 at C|O Amerika Haus. Tribal chiefs and kings, family portraits, archaic scenes in nature, and idealized warriors: clichéd images and stereotypical depictions of an exotic Africa seen through Western eyes. The emergence of photography in the nineteenth century allowed a curious public far from the colonies to cast their gaze on the African continent.
June 20, 2015 Berlin Gay Pride annual parade of scores of floats down Kurfurstendamm to the Siegessaeule, with half a million or so people, and more than a few playful public shenanigans each year + festival. See photos of 2014, plus full 2015 program, as announced, at their website.
June 21, 2015 (planned but unconfirmed), 7pm-2am at SchwutZ. THE classic of nude dancing pleasure held every other month - German "Schlager" pop-beats, retro pop and easy listening. DJs: Jupiter & Stern von Avalon. Admission: 5€ - open to all.
July 17, 2015, 7pm Berlin Zoo "Elefantentor" Budapester Strasse. Sing & swing between elephants, tigers & penguins. Music: Roman Shamov BVG orchestra. After Party and dining TBA.
July 24-26, 2015, at schwelle7, Uferstrasse 6, Berlin-Wedding. Three days of creative sexuality, BDSM, tantra, ritual and other body practices; 40+ workshops, demonstrations, lectures and performances of various sexual variations each year. schwelle7 hosts ongoing dance, choreography, performance and body arts workshops.
Early August, 2015 LadyFest events Spinoff alternative women’s/ trans festival takes hands-on, open-to-all approach to entertainment. Last year included: a vegan barbecue at the Tempelhofer Feld, film nights, concerts, parties and live music, plus drumming lessons and haircuts.
August 8, 2015. Annual Summer Saturday glbt festival, thousands in attendance, lots of local talent performing on grounds of open-air cinema in Friedrichshain / Volkspark. Non-commercial festival celebration involves many gay clubs & institutions. See website for previous events.
Ongoing through August 16, 2015. Volcanic landscapes, arctic ice, meandering river canyons, misty mountains, primordial rainforests, endless sand dunes – a visual homage to a blue planet in opulent black-and-white photographs. Large format photographic series from expedition of several years aims to heighten people’s awareness of precious, last untouched corners of the earth.
September 12-13, 2015, annual leather/fetish/skin/rubber events draw 25,000 visitors; SAT Pig + SUN Matinee Pervert fetish/ dance parties; events all over town in bars and bathhouses; big streetfair for everyone on Fuggerstrasse. See their website for many more events around the city in mid-September.
October, 2015 (to be confirmed), at Berliner Hauptbahnhof, Invalidenstrasse 78, Mitte. 8-year celebration at Oktoberfest tent, wooden benches and lawn. Music on stage, and Oktoberfest beer.
October 16, 2015. Last year included Axel Hotel/ Hamburger Marys Welcome + Apollo-Splash-Club + warm-up party; HustlaBall at Kitkat Club, party world of hustlers, hookers, pimps, streetwalkers, flesh-peddlers, porn stars + other scandalous sorts; circuit parties such as SuperMartXé. Look for 2015 updates online.
October 9-18, 2015 annual event. Berlin icons including TV tower and Brandenburg Gate lit up, made into backgrounds for projections. The city is transformed into a stage and the landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets and squares become the stars. National and international artists, designers and creative teams tell their stories.
February 4-14, 2016 (to be confirmed). Berlin’s largest cultural event, one of most important film industry dates. Around 400 films shown, most either world or European premieres - every genre, length, format, from 128 countries; 300,000 tickets sold; art, glamour, parties & business deals.
February 12 2016 (to be confirmed). Berlinale awards ceremony honors best feature film, best documentary, and best short film in queer cinema. Variety stage show with stars from all over the world, followed by the TEDDY Party, probably the best party of the Berlinale. Their website - in German and English - has a trove of information and video clips.
March 22-29, 2016 (to be confirmed), Easter Weekend, Berlin Leder and Fetisch annual event. Europe's biggest Leather/Fetish Week of the year includes the German Mr Leather contest/ mega party on Easter Sunday with hottest fetish hunks, go-go boys, porn stars, total-darkness room, top international DJs. Tickets at Check-In, Military Store, Motzstrasse.
Mid-April, 2016 (to be confirmed), annual film festival dedicated to Berlin & Brandenburg filmmakers, 3rd largest in Berlin. Feature films, documentaries, 6 world premieres. See website for past and upcoming events.