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A WORK OF ART Start­ing out in 2004 as a pri­vate ini­tia­tive, Gallery Week­end has since es­tab­lished it­self as a lead­ing Ger­man art event for con­tem­po­rary works. For two days and one night, more than 50 gal­leries through­out the city open their doors, both in well-known spots and in new, ex­per­i­men­tal lo­ca­tions, drawing art fans and col­lec­tors alike. www.gallery-week­end-ber­lin.de 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 It's open-air movie time again! Freiluftkino Kreuzberg opens for the sum­mer sea­son. Dig for retro trea­sures and an­tiques at the Mauer­park flea mar­ket, held ev­ery Sun­day. Visit the Re­ich­stag to en­joy sweep­ing city views from in­side the fa­mous glass cupola. Ad­mire the Tuli­pan tulip fes­ti­val at Britzer Gar­den, hap­pen­ing un­til mid-month. Get en­er­gized with an Espresso-Konz­ert at Konz­erthaus. It's "caf­feine for the ears!" Be wowed by The Wyld, a stunning, fu­tur­is­tic Las Ve­gas-style show at Friedrich­stadt-Palast. 70 years ago to­day, WWII ended. Visit the Ger­man His­tory Mu­seum's ex­hi­bi­tion. The Komis­che Oper's con­tin­ues with the pre­miere of the opera Lu­cio Silla. Cel­e­brate Mother's Day at the Konz­erthaus with all- day Mozart Marathon con­certs. Fan of Ger­man film? Don't miss the new Fass­binder ex­hibit at Martin- Gropius-Bau. Catch the last day of the Ber­lin Pi­ano Fes­ti­val at Konz­erthaus, with Louis Lor­tie's Chopin. Don't miss leg­endary Ber­lin techno mu­si­cian Paul Kalk­bren­ner at Tem­po­drom tonight. Be daz­zled by the Staats­bal­lett's White Noise, a new piece of cus­tom, mod­ern chore­og­ra­phy. Shake a leg at cen­tury- old dance hall Clärchens Ball­haus. The week­end flea mar­ket on Straße des 17. Juni in Tier­garten park is a Ber­lin must. Cruise the Spree river! Hop on a boat tour leav­ing from the Schiff bauer­damm pier. Take a mu­si­cal lunch break at the Phil­har­monie's free con­certs each Tues­day. Dance along with elec­tronic band Hot Chip at Heimath­afen Neukölln. En­joy amaz­ing scenes with the In­ter­na­tional Ocean Film Tour at Ad­mi­ralspalast. Art fans will love the Gemälde­ga­lerie, a mu­seum of Re­nais­sance paint­ings. Be wowed by the Dummy Lab show at Chamäleon Va­ri­eté, com­bin­ing video with ac­ro­batic dance. Walk on the wild side at Ber­lin’s famed zoo, lo­cated at the edge of Tier­garten park. En­joy the Pen­te­cost Mon­day hol­i­day with a trip to the flow­ers at Dahlem Botan­i­cal Gar­den. Catch a movie at CineS­tar Pots­damer Platz, one of few the­aters to play movies in English. Oh, those men in blue! See the leg­endary Blue Man Group at the BLUE­MAX Theater. Visit Komis­che Oper tonight to catch the in­fec­tious rhythms of West Side Story. Ready to party? The Ber­lin Fes­ti­val takes over Arena all week­end with top mu­sic acts. Take in a Staats­bal­lett per­for­mance of Sleep­ing Beauty at the Deutsche Oper.

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