The joy of life is returning to the city. With rising temperatures and falling incidence figures, Berliners are drawn to the outdoors. Restaurants, beer gardens and parks have been well attended for days. The European Football Championship, which starts on June 11th, is likely to attract additional visitors at public viewing.
But outdoor events with up to 500 permitted people also take place in Berlin on other occasions and at other locations. Concerts, open airs, workshops – a lot is possible again. An overview.
The music plays in the open air
Live music in the open air: The concert series of the same name will take place from June 11th to August 20th on the grounds of the former Schönefeld Airport. The organizers will be welcoming artists from various genres such as Nena, Revolverheld or Pietro Lombardi on stage in the coming weeks. The event with Felix Jaehn on this Saturday is already sold out, but if you would like to see Max Mutzke, you will still get tickets for his show on Sunday.
The hygiene concept already proved its worth last summer. Around 15,000 Coca-Cola boxes ensure that small groups of visitors have their own VIP area and thus enough space in the fresh air. Contactless admission, personalized tickets and disinfection make it even easier to celebrate with live music.
Under the open sky, Hans-Grade-Allee 54, 12529 Schönefeld, www.unterfreiemhimmel.com
International stars in the Waldbühne
In the Waldbühne, too, music will soon be resounding from the speakers: Björk will be on stage with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra on June 17th. On June 21st come Pearl Jam, on July 4th Iron Maiden.
Waldbühne Berlin, Glockenturmstrasse 1, 14053 Berlin, www.waldbuehne-berlin.de
Laughing summer garden
From now on, every Tuesday in the Cassiopeia summer garden in Friedrichshain, a good mood is combined with a good mix. Gute Mische by Quatsch Comedy Club is the name of the event, which starts at 8 p.m. and is supposed to strain the laughing muscles.
Cassiopeia Summer Garden, Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin, www.facebook.com/CassiopeiaSommergarten
Listen to the symphonies of the Philharmonic
“Being a conductor is a good job for getting old, because it’s always a challenge – and you need challenges when you get older,” says Herbert Blomstedt, born in 1927. Blomstedt conducts Sibelius’ gloomy, foggy Fourth Symphony on the Third by Brahms – and that on two evenings in a row: on June 11th and 12th in the Philharmonie.
If that is too short-term for you, you have the opportunity on June 17 and 18 to listen to Jean-Christophe Spinosis and Philippe Jaroussky’s chamber music, which is influenced by Mozart to Vivaldi.
Philharmonie Berlin, Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1, 10785 Berlin, www.berliner-philharmoniker.de
Shakespeare & Swing
The Globe Ensemble will play the Shakespeare production “Der Sturm” on the Charlottenburg open-air stage from June 11th to 13th. On the evening of June 15th, there will be singing: Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra bring the sound and elegance of the 30s into your ears and eyes.
Globe Berlin, Sömmeringstrasse 15, 10589 Berlin, www.globe.berlin
Workshops & workshop
If you want to learn how to paint an oil painting (June 16), ferment sauerkraut (June 23) or build a hammock (June 27), you will find the right workshops in the Machstatt. “Do instead of buy” is the motto of founder Kira Taige. Getting together and teaching other people is what Taige aims to achieve.
For this purpose, she has not only put together a team of craftsmen and artists who offer workshops, but also created a fully equipped creative workshop for all those who want to implement their own projects. Everything a do-it-yourselfer needs is available, from the drill press and various saws to the grinder. If you want to let off steam with a hammer and cordless screwdriver, you can rent a room in the Machstatt. And those who prefer to attend events with a smaller group size at the moment can register for one of the workshops.
Machstatt, Modersohnstrasse 35-45, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, www.machstatt.de