DE­CEM­BER

Where Berlin - - WHERE NOW | CALENDAR -

1 Hear the Na­tional Singing Com­pe­ti­tion fi­nal­ists at Deutsche Oper.

2 Take a mu­si­cal lunch break at the Phil­har­monie's free "lunch con­cert" at 1pm.

3 Get car­ried away by the mu­sic of Cana­dian su­per­star Bryan Adams, live at O2 World.

4 Get to know the provoca­tive film work of Pier Paolo Pa­solini at Martin- Gropius-Bau.

5 See Ben­jamin Brit­ten's renowned opera The Turn of the Screw in English at the Staat­soper.

6 Week­ends are for brunch­ing. Try Chipps at Jäger­str. 35 for a Euro­pean/Amer­i­can feast.

7 Be moved by a fes­tive dance in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Bach's Christ­mas Ora­to­rio at Ber­liner Dom.

8 Wheee! Go sled­ding down the 12-me­ter-high hill at the Pots­damer Platz mar­ket.

9 Sing along with the ad­dic­tive hits of syn­th­pop duo Era­sure, live at Columbi­a­halle.

10 Get cozy by the fire and en­joy a view of the snowy trees at Café am Neuen See.

11 Oh, those men in blue. See the Blue Man Group tonight at the BLUEMAX Theater.

12 Hear the Golden Gospel Pearls fill Apos­tel Paulus Kirche with rous­ing gospel spir­i­tu­als.

13 The unique U-Bahn Mu­seum opens only once a month. Visit it to­day from 10:30am.

14 En­joy an Ad­vent con­cert at Staat­soper im Schiller Theater with the chil­dren's choir. 15 Sip hot mulled wine while you shop at the Gen­dar­men­markt Christ­mas mar­ket.

16 My my, how can I re­sist you? Sing along with Mamma Mia! at Theater des Westens.

17 Take in a Christ­mas con­cert at the gor­geous Franzö­sis­cher Dom on Gen­dar­men­markt.

18 Catch a movie at CineS­tar Pots­damer Platz, one of few the­aters to play films un­dubbed.

19 Send in the clowns! To­day is the premiere of the Ron­calli cir­cus at Tem­po­drom.

20 En­joy tra­di­tional Rus­sian songs from the Bolschoi Don Kosaken choir at Konz­erthaus.

21 The week­end flea mar­ket on Straße des 17. Juni in Tier­garten park is a Berlin must.

22 Kids and grownups alike will be en­thralled by the Staats­bal­lett's Hansel and Gre­tel.

23 Get into the groove with a lively adap­ta­tion of West Side Story at Komis­che Oper.

24 Eat your way to a Christ­massy mood with a tra­di­tional goose din­ner at Westin Grand Ho­tel.

25 Cel­e­brate Christ­mas with an elec­triy­ing per­for­mance of Cross­roads at Chamäleon Var­iété.

26 En­joy a mod­ern, col­or­ful adap­ta­tion of Mozart's Magic Flute at the Komis­che Oper.

27 Last chance! See the fi­nal show of The Nutcracker bal­let at the Deutsche Oper house.

28 Dig for retro trea­sures and an­tiques at the Mauer­park flea mar­ket, held ev­ery Sun­day.

29 Dive into an an­cient world at the Mart­inGropius-Bau's Vik­ings ex­hi­bi­tion.

30 Watch Berlin's Eis­bären hockey team play In­gol­stadt on their O2 World home rink. Happy new year! Ring in 2015 at the gi­ant

31 street party next to the Bran­den­burg Gate.

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