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.