ROCK, POP, JAZZ, WORLD

Where Berlin - - ENTERTAINMENT -

A-Trane

Since 1992, this in­ti­mately sized but im­por­tant venue (it was named Best Ger­man Jaz­zclub in 2011) has wel­comed both emerg­ing and A-list tal­ent, in­clud­ing Wyn­ton Marsalis, Her­bie Han­cock, and Diana Krall. Daily from 8pm, free en­try Sun­day af­ter 10:30pm. www.a-trane.de. Pestalozzistr. 105. T: 030.3132550. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B3/B4

Arena

The enor­mous for­mer bus de­pot now presents events as di­verse as rap con­certs and roller derby and fea­tures a cock­tail lounge and the Bade­schiff, a heated swim­ming pool float­ing on the Spree River. www.arena- berlin.de. Eichen­str. 4. T: 030.5332030. S Trep­tower Park, U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

B Flat Jazz Club

Small jazz bands play al­most ev­ery night, while Wed­nes­days of­fer free jam ses­sions. www.bflat- berlin.de. Rosen­thaler Str. 13. T: 030.2833123. U Rosen­thaler Platz. F2

Café Bilder­buch

A for­mer cin­ema turned club and con­cert venue for rock-in­die lovers. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.lido- berlin.de. Cu­vrystr. 7. T: 030.69566840. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Estrel Fes­ti­val Cen­ter Berlin

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

KulturBrauerei

The early-1900s brew­ery com­plex now houses var­i­ous restau­rants and art spa­ces, with a rich com­bi­na­tion of pro­grams, as well as a very pop­u­lar street-food mar­ket most Sun­days. www.kulturbrauerei.de. Schön­hauser Allee 36. T: 030.44352614. U Eber­swalder Straße. F1

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin

A mas­sive arena for world-tour­ing pop con­certs and sports events, in­clud­ing those of Berlin’s pro­fes­sional ice hockey team, the Eis­bären. 5 Dec: PUR in con­cert. 8 Dec: Night of the Proms. www.mercedes- benz-arena- berlin.de. Müh­len­str. 12– 30. T: 030.2060708899. U Warschauer Straße. G4 One of Berlin’s his­toric mu­sic cafés. Di­ver­si­fied pro­gram with many mu­si­cal styles, from jazz to blues, R&B to soul. www.quasi­modo.de. Kantstr. 12a. T: 030.31804560. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4 The heart of Kreuzberg’s rad­i­cal scene. The Dead Kennedys and Die Toten Hosen played here a few times, while to­day’s pro­gram ranges from punk and hard rock con­certs to flea mar­kets and tea af­ter­noons. www.so36.de. Oranien­str. 190. T: 030.61401306. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

Tem­po­drom

This large con­cert build­ing re­sem­bling a cir­cus tent – and sit­u­ated on the for­mer grounds of the now- gone An­hal­ter Bahn­hof – hosts an ar­ray of events, from clas­si­cal con­certs and pop-rock pro­duc­tions to mixed mar­tial arts and dance. 10 Dec–1 Jan: Ron­calli Christ­mas Cir­cus. www.tem­po­drom.de. Möck­ern­str. 10. Toll num­ber: 0186.554111. S An­hal­ter Bahn­hof. E4 Baren­boim is not just one of the world’s most ac­claimed Beethoven in­ter­preters, he’s also the di­rec­tor of the

Staat­soper. Fre­quent jazz con­certs and read­ings at this Schöneberg café. www.cafe- bilder­buch.de. Akazien­str. 28. T: 030.78706057. U Eise­nacher Straße. D5

Columbi­a­halle/C-Halle

The multi-func­tion event space hosts some of to­day’s most pop­u­lar pop and rock acts. 4 Dec: VNV Na­tion. 5 Dec: Kon­tra K. 10 Dec: Bilder­buch. 11 Dec: Mark Forster. 13 Dec: Gre­gor Meyle. www.columbia-theater.de. Columbi­adamm 13-21. T: 030.69812814. U Platz der Luft­brücke. E5

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

Lido

Quasi­modo

SO36

Nuss­cracker on Ice. Dec: Stomp. www.ad­mi­ralspalast.de. Friedrich­str. 101. T: 030.47997499. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

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