Where Berlin - - CALENDAR -

1 Happy 2015! Ig­nore your hang­over and head to Ad­mi­ralspalast for the Swan Lake bal­let. 2 The Ron­calli Christ­mas cir­cus leaves Berlin Sun­day – catch the clowns be­fore they go. 3 Get into the swing of the new year with a swing dance con­cert at the Phil­har­monie. 4 The last two Christ­mas mar­kets end to­day: Pots­damer Platz and Bre­itschei­d­platz. 5 Last chance to see the work of Pier Paolo Pa­solini at Martin- Gropius-Bau. 6 Take a mu­si­cal lunch break at the Phil­har­monie's free "lunch con­cert" at 1pm. 7 En­joy a cozy af­ter­noon by the fire­place at Café am Neuen See in Tier­garten Park. 8 Oh, those men in blue. See the Blue Man Group tonight at the BLUEMAX Theater. 9 Get into the groove with an adap­ta­tion of West Side Story at Komis­che Oper. 10 Week­ends are for brunch­ing. Try Chipps at Jäger­str. 35 for a Euro­pean/Amer­i­can feast. 11 Check out Cross­roads, the elec­tri­fy­ing cir­cusin­spired dance show at Chamäleon Va­ri­ete. 12 Warm up from head to toe at the gor­geous and ex­otic Va­bali sauna and spa com­plex. 13 Catch a movie at CineS­tar Pots­damer Platz, one of few the­aters to play films un­dubbed. 14 Take in an evening of cham­ber mu­sic by Bach, Brit­ten, and oth­ers at the Konz­erthaus. 15 Be moved by a rous­ing per­for­mance of Puc­cini's Tosca at the Deutsche Oper. 16 Last chance: the show of WWI- era fash­ion il­lus­tra­tions ends at Kun­st­bib­lio­thek on Sun. 17 Soar up to the 20th floor of the Europa Cen­ter and dance at the PURO Sky Lounge. 18 The week­end flea mar­ket on Straße des 17. Juni in Tier­garten park is a Berlin must. 19 No­ticed a sud­den in­flux of well- dressed peo­ple? Berlin Fash­ion Week starts to­day. 20 Check out the re­cently re­opened C/O Berlin gallery to ad­mire renowned pho­tog­ra­phy. 21 Get en­er­gized with an af­ter­noon "Espresso Con­cert" at the Konz­erthaus. 22 Take in Brahms' choral master­piece, A Ger­man Re­quiem, at the Phil­har­monie. 23 Komis­che Oper's ex­cit­ing op­eretta fes­ti­val kicks off tonight with Die schöne He­lena. 24 My my, how can I re­sist you? Sing along to Mamma Mia! at Theater des Westens. 25 Dig for retro trea­sures and an­tiques at the Mauer­park flea mar­ket, held ev­ery Sun­day. 26 Walk on the wild side at Berlin’s famed zoo, lo­cated at the edge of Tier­garten Park. 27 Art fans will love the Gemälde­ga­lerie, a mu­seum of splen­dorous Re­nais­sance paint­ings. 28 Head to the Samm­lung Scharf- Ger­sten­berg to see sur­re­al­ist masters like Dalí or Magritte. 29 Visit kid-friendly Deutsches Tech­nikmu­seum for a look at the his­tory of planes and trains. 30 Laugh along with Rossini's The Bar­ber of Seville at Deutsche Oper, one of the comic opera greats. 31 Be wowed by The Wyld, the stun­ning, fu­tur­is­tic Las Ve­gas-style show at Friedrich­stadt­palast.

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