MASTERS OF MIME
Think you don’t like mimes? Then you probably haven’t experienced the whimsical fantasy of Mummenschanz, a troupe of Swiss performers whose popularity once earned them a threeyear run on Broadway. The masked artistes’ latest show celebrates 40 years of wordless poetry and surreal art forms. www.komische-oper-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 Take a stroll amongst in-bloom flowers and ponds at Britzer Garden in Neukölln. Check out local singer-songwriter talent with today's Down By The River Festival. An international array of cuisine awaits at KulturBrauerei's weekly street-food market. It's open-air movie time again! Pull up a lawnchair at the Freiluftkino Kreuzberg. Walk on the wild side at Berlin’s famed zoo, located at the edge of Tiergarten park. Pass the evening at the historic Konzerthaus with the Berliner Sibelius Orchester. Visit the Reichstag to enjoy sweeping city views from inside the famous glass cupola. The moving melodies of Portuguese take over the Botanical Garden this evening. Catch a lively performance of at the ongoing Komische Oper Festival. Art and culinary delights abound at Schloss Charlottenburg's Duckstein Festival. The students of the state ballet school perform in their festive annual gala. Feel the beat of the taiko drums: The Yamato troupe of Japan performs at Komische Oper. Shake a leg at the outdoor, riverside dance floor of the Monbijou Theater. The ever-changing DUMMY lab at Chamäleon Varieté combines video and acrobatic dance. 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. Join Berliners in a favorite summer pastime: a swim in west-end Schlachtensee lake. Art fans will love the Gemäldegalerie, a museum of Renaissance paintings. Last chance! The exhibit of Mario Testino's fashion photos at Kulturforum ends Sunday. Be wowed by The Wyld, a futuristic Las Vegasstyle show at Friedrichstadt-Palast.