Where Berlin - - ENTERTAINMENT -

first English-lan­guage theater and still screens both cult movies and new re­leases. Haupt­str. 116. T: 030.78704019. U Rathaus Schöneberg, S Schöneberg. C5

Zoo Palast

The his­toric seat of the Ber­li­nale is sit­u­ated near the Zool­o­gis­cher Garten sta­tion and now of­fers English­language screen­ings of the lat­est block­busters. www.zoopalast­ber­ Har­den­berg­platz 8. T: 030.254010. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

A-Trane 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. www.mercedes- benz-arena- Müh­len­str. 12– 30. T: 030.2060708899. U Warschauer Straße. G4 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. www.tem­po­drom. de. Möck­ern­str. 10. Toll num­ber: 0186.554111. S An­hal­ter Bahn­hof. E4 Berlin is home to three opera houses: the Deutsche Oper, the Staat­soper am Schiller Theater, and the Komis­che Oper. 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. Pestalozzistr. 105. T: 030.3132550. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B3/B4


A very large mu­sic hall that used to be a bus de­pot. www.arena- 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-flat­ber­ 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. bilder­ Akazien­str. 28. T: 030.78706057. U Eise­nach­er­straße. D5


The multi-func­tion event space hosts some of to­day’s most pop­u­lar pop and rock acts. 22 Jul: Papa Roach. Columbi­adamm 13-21. T: 030.69812814. U Platz der Luft­brücke. E5

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- con­ Wed– Sat 8:30pm, Sun 7pm. Son­nenallee 225. € 20, from € 60 with din­ner. Off Map


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


A for­mer cin­ema turned club and con­cert venue for rock-in­die lovers. Check web­site for pro­gram. 2 Jul: Soul Ex­plo­sion. 5 Jul: Mon­sieur Per­iné. 9 Jul: Balkan­beats. 11 Jul: Juana Molina. 20 Jul: Sa­cred Reich. 24 Jul: The Obli­vians. 27 Jul: De­sor­den Público. 31 Jul: The Dick­ies. www.lido- Cu­vrystr. 7. T: 030.69566840. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Tem­po­drom Wald­bühne

An out­door arena for the big­gest clas­si­cal and rock con­certs. 2 Jul: Dis­ney in Con­cert. 8, 9, 11 Jul: Ramm­stein. 16 Jul: San­tiano. 21 Jul: Neil Young & Prom­ise of the Real. www.wald­buehne- Am Glock­en­turm. Tickets T: 01806.570070. S Olympias­ta­dion + bus. Off Map At once a cel­e­bra­tion and con­dem­na­tion of the city’s late-Weimar era, the mu­si­cal Cabaret show­cases the end of Berlin’s wildest and most sto­ried epoch. The orig­i­nal 1966 Broad­way pro­duc­tion was such a hit that it spawned a film star­ring Liza Min­nelli in her most fa­mous – and Oscar-win­ning – role, as as­pir­ing per­former Sally Bowles. Based on Christo­pher Ish­er­wood’s novel fol­lows the free-spir­ited Bowles as she drags Berlin new­comer Brian Roberts through one scheme and an­tic af­ter an­other, all set to the tune of a rau­cous sound­track, in­clud­ing such fa­vorites as and, of course, Tipi am Kan­zler­amt’s nos­tal­gic sup­per- club set­ting brings the show to life as few other venues could. From 13 July. Tipi am Kan­zler­amt. www.tipi-am- kan­zler­

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