ROCK, POP, JAZZ, WORLD

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A-Trane

A small but popular jazz bar where emerg­ing tal­ent can show their mu­si­cal skills to the world. Open daily from 8pm, free en­try Sun­day after 10:30pm. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.a-trane.de. Pestalozzistr. 105. T: 030.3132550. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B3/B4

Arena

A very large mu­sic hall that used to be a bus de­pot. There is also a heated swimming pool float­ing on the Spree river and a cock­tail lounge. www.aren­aber­lin.de. Eichen­str. 4. T: 030.5332030. S Trep­tower Park, Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

B Flat Jazz Club

Small jazz bands play almost ev­ery night at this bar. Free jam ses­sions ev­ery Wed­nes­day. www.b-flat­ber­lin.de. Rosen­thaler Str. 13. T: 030.2833123. U Rosen­thaler Platz. F2

Café Bilder­buch

Fre­quent jazz con­certs and read­ings at this Schöneberg café. Sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month: Michael Gechter’s Vo­cal­jazz Trio. www.cafe- bilder­buch.de. Akazien­str. 28. T: 030.78706057. U Eise­nacher Straße. D5

Estrel Fes­ti­val Cen­ter Berlin

En­joy an evening with the world’s top look-and­sound-alike artists and taste a three- course din­ner dur­ing a live per­for­mance of leg­ends like Elvis, Abba, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, and more. www.stars-in- con­cert.de. Wed–Sat at 8:30pm, Sun at 7pm. Son­nenallee 225. € 20, from €60 with din­ner. Off map

Ha­vanna

The place to go for salsa, merengue, bachata, R&B, and Reg­gae­ton. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.ha­vanna- berlin.de. Haupt­str. 30. T: 030.7848565. S Julius- Le­ber- Brücke, U Eise­nacher Straße. D5

Kul­tur­brauerei

An early-1900s brew­ery com­plex that now houses var­i­ous venues, with a rich com­bi­na­tion of pro­grams. Check web­site for this month’s events. www.kul­tur­brauerei.de. Schön­hauser Allee 36. T: 030.44352614. U Eber­swalder

Straße. F1

Quasi­modo

SO36

O2 World

A mas­sive arena for world-tour­ing pop con­certs and sports events.

18 Jan: Feuer­w­erk der Turnkunst –

VER­TIGO. 23–25 Jan: Apas­sion­ata.

www.o2­world- berlin.de. O2 Platz 1/ Müh­len­str. 12– 30. T: 030.2060708899. S+U Ost­bahn­hof. G4 One of Berlin’s his­toric jazz cafés. Di­ver­si­fied pro­gram with many mu­si­cal styles, from jazz to blues, RnB, and soul. Con­certs are held in the cel­lar, but do have a drink in the pleas­ant café up­stairs. www.quasi­modo.de. Kantstr. 12a. T: 030.31804560. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4 The heart of Kreuzberg’s rad­i­cal scene. The Dead Kennedys and the Toten Hosen played here a few times, while to­day’s pro­gram ranges from punk and hard rock con­certs to flea mar­kets and tea

af­ter­noons. so36.de. Oranien­str. 190. T: 030.61401306. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

Tem­po­drom

This large con­cert build­ing re­sem­bling a cir­cus tent is now part of the city’s sky­line. Un­til 4 Jan:

The Ron­calli Christ­mas cir­cus. 11 Jan: The Magic of the Dance. www.tem­po­drom.de. 31 Jan: The Great Chi­nese Na­tional Cir­cus. www.tem­po­drom.de. Möck­ern­str. 10. Tick­ets T: 0186.554111 (toll num­ber). S An­hal­ter Bahn­hof. E4

UFA Fabrik

More than 18,000 square me­ters of cul­ture: fes­ti­vals, con­ven­tions, mul­ti­me­dia events, and per­for­mances. Pro­gram on web­site. www.ufafab­rik.de. Vik­to­ri­astr. 10–18. U Ull­ste­in­straße. Off Map

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