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What to do this weekend: Berlin’s best events

In Berlin and don't know what to do? Don't worry. These are our picks of the best events happening in the city this weekend.

Photograph by @anne__lass

Whatever your mood this weekend, there’s something for you in Berlin. Check out our guide to this weekend’s best events.

Thursday

Lana Del Rave

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Who doesn’t need a bit of Lana Del Rey in their lives? Come for the tunes and stay to laugh, dance, sing and cry with a glass of wine by candlelight. The night will include no covers and no remixes – just your favourite original Lana songs, along with a special performance and surprise guests. Make sure you get to SchwuZ early tonight!

  • SchwuZ, Rollbergstr. 26, Neukölln, 20:00-01:00, details.

KüFa by Trans*sexworks & Queer Feminist Bar Night

Photo via @b_lage_nk

In case you missed their Küche für Alle last month, they are back again this June cooking at B-LAGE. Not only will there be KüFa but it’s also Queer Feminist Bar Night! So bring your cash and some friends to enjoy drinks and a delicious meal, and support trans, inter and non-binary sexworkers in Berlin. 

  • B-Lage, Mareschstraße 1, Neukölln,18:00- 21:00, details.

Music for Organ, Piano & Synthesisers: John Kameel Farah

Photo via @johnkameelfarah

FARAHSER, a duo collaboration between renowned musician John Kameel Farah and Toronto’s jazz and experimental improv treasure, drummer Nick Fraser, is here, and the release concert along with it. Recorded in 2020 and meticulously crafted over two years with synths and electronics, this album offers a unique sonic experience. Don’t miss the release concert at the Taborkirche, where you’ll be treated to performances on organ, piano, and synthesisers.

  • Taborkirche, Taborstr. 17, Kreuzberg, doors open 18.30, details.

Friday

SoulFOOD EM at Berliner Berg Brauerei

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Food, music and football – who can say no to that? For the first edition of SoulfOOD EM, experience a selection of culinary delights from across Europe, ranging from Spanish gazpacho to Scottish shepherd’s pie. The night kicks off with a screening of the UEFA Euro games 2024 on a huge LED screen with public viewing in the Fimmel event garden, where you can enjoy a cold beer and some special cuisine from each nation playing.

  • Biergarten der Berliner Berg Brauerei, Treptower Str. 39, Treptower Park, through 14.07, details

Anne Lass: Triple Seven

Photo via @anne__lass

Discover Anne Lass’s Triple Seven exhibition, capturing Berlin’s transformed cityscape and vanished gambling halls through photographs spanning 2011 and 2014. The collection invites you to reflect on the city’s evolution and the significance of change by showcasing now-vanished places and freshly painted facades. Experience Lass’s unique perspective on Berlin’s past and present, and see the city from a new angle.

  • Fotografiska, Oranienburger Str. 54, Mitte, through 22.08, details.

Köpenick Summer Festival

IMAGO / Jürgen Ritter

Köpenick Summer Festival on the Köpenick Palace island is not to be missed. Featuring a diverse music and entertainment programme, you’ll be able to watch live performances across four stages, enjoy an organic and regional market, take part in a mediaeval fair and much more. Don’t miss the parade on Saturday afternoon starting from Köpenick S-Bahn station, and an evening fireworks display to cap off the festivities.

  • Köpenick Palace island, Schlossinsel 1, Köpenick, through 16.06, details.

Saturday

Shakespeare and Sons: 10 Years of Warschauer Straße

Photo via @shakespeareandsons

Celebrate 10 years at their Warschauer Straße location with Shakespeare and Sons this Saturday! Join in for an all-day party featuring readings by Lauren Oyler, Bea Setton, and May-Lan Tan, along with the best wine in town, raffles, and discounts. You should expect there to be stories, laughs, cries, books and plenty of (of course) their legendary bagels. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening

  • Shakespeare and Sons, Warschauer Str. 74, Friedrichshain, all day event, details.

Kinktastisch

Photo via @kinktastisch__berlin by @tobiasahlbrecht

If you’re looking to dip your toe into sex-positive partying, this party is ideal. Next to a dance floor and DJs, there are midnight kinky cabaret style shows, plus a special couples area and a dungeon, while resident “unicorns” ensure everyone feels safe and welcome.

  • Insomnia, Alt-Tempelhof 17-19, Neukölln, starts at 22:00, details.

Berlin Women’s Tennis Open

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Steffi Graf is this year’s patron for the prestigious Berlin Ladies Open, a grass tennis tournament that serves as a warm-up for Wimbledon. To celebrate, the 7,000-capacity Steffi Graf Stadium will feature three grass courts where players will compete for a prize pool of 823,000 euros. The tournament, held in Berlin’s Grunewald, will see stars like Angelique Kerber playing on grass instead of the traditional clay. 

  • Rot-Weiß Tennis Club, Gottfried-von-Cramm-Weg 47-55, Grunewald, through 23.06, details

Sunday

Pop-Up Bar by Vinotopia

Image via @vinotopiaberlin

Don’t know what to do with your Sunday? Come past ‘By the Glass,’ a pop-up wine bar by Vinotopia Berlin. Every Sunday this summer there will be a selection of natural wines that are both great and affordable hosted at b o c k ateliers. Expect natural wines by the glass starting at just €3, alcohol-free and alternative beverages, and different themes every Sunday to keep things exciting.

  • b o c k ateliers, Urbanstraße 125, Kreuzberg, 15:00- 21:00, details.

Ukrainian Sound Garden VI: Free Donation

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Ukrainian Sound Garden invites you to a 12-hour open air event at Plözensee. You can expect live music, fusion jam, and DJ sets across 3 stages. There will also be football championships between Berlin NGOs, a modern Ukrainian barbecue, mushroom microdosing workshops and much more. Come and support Kharkiv’s resilient communities by participating in the fundraiser for a fully-equipped bomb-shelter school, hoping to raise 8000 euros to help create safer learning environments. 

  • Plötze, Kiehnwerderallee 2, Wedding, 12:00- 23:59, details.

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