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Filled with both earnest­ness and hu­mor, Sa­lut Sa­lon’s per­for­mances of­fer a re­fresh­ing change from those of other cham­ber mu­sic en­sem­bles. Com­posed of two vi­o­lin­ists, a cellist, and a pi­anist, the Ham­burg-based quar­tet has be­come a YouTube sensation thanks to videos show­cas­ing their com­bi­na­tion of gen­uine vir­tu­os­ity and pop-clas­si­cal fu­sion. Throw in some mu­si­cal ac­ro­bat­ics – play­ing vi­o­lins up­side down, duel­ing with a bass vi­o­lin – and you’ve got a group that’s been hailed as “the Har­lem Glo­be­trot­ters of string quar­tets.” The mu­si­cians take their lat­est per­for­mance,

on tour to show­case their own com­po­si­tions as well as those of well-known masters, in­clud­ing Camille Saint-Saëns’ own 21-23 Sep. Ber­liner En­sem­ble. www.ber­liner-en­sem­

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. 14 Sep: Justin Bieber. 26 Sep: Nick­el­back. 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. 17 Sep: Matthew Bar­ney. 30 Sep–2 Oct: Salsa Congress. www.tem­po­ Möck­ern­str. 10. Toll num­ber: 0186.554111. S An­hal­ter Bahn­hof. E4

Bar Jeder Ver­nunft

A 1912 tent hous­ing song-and- dance shows, com­edy, and cabaret. Many shows in Ger­man only. 16 Sep: Vladimir Korneev per­forms French and Russian songs.­erver­ Schaper­str. 24. T: 030.8831582. U Spich­ern­straße. C4

Blue Man Group

The un­mis­tak­able Blue Man Group has its own per­ma­nent theater, the Blue­max Theater, where the blue- domed per­form­ers present an en­er­getic com­bi­na­tion of mu­sic, art, pan­tomime, and com­edy. The few spo­ken words are in English. Shows take place al­most ev­ery night. Check web­site for info. www.stage- en­ter­tain­ Mar­lene- Di­et­rich- Platz 4. Toll num­ber: 01805.4444. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Chamäleon Va­ri­ete

An old ball­room where it is not un­usual to see trapeze artists, jug­glers, tap dancers, and cabaret singers. All month: Un­der­art, a new circus per­for­mance by CirkusCirkör. www. chamaeleon­ber­ Rosen­thaler Str. 40/41. T: 030.4000590. S Hack­escher Markt. E2


Spe­cial ef­fects, glitzy Ve­gas- style live show pro­duc­tions at this mod­ern theater. From 22 Sep: The One, Grand Show, a dream­like jour­ney through time in search of the per­son we love. Friedrich­str. 107. T: 030.23262326. U Friedrich­straße. E3

Tipi am Kan­zler­amt

The big tent in the Tier­garten has a vast pro­gram of mu­si­cals, magic, cabaret, dance, and theater. Many shows are in Ger­man. To 4 Sep: Cabaret, The Mu­si­cal. 12–14 Sep: Star­man. www.tipi-amkan­zler­ Große Quer­allee. T: 030.39066550. U Bun­destag. D3

Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté

This sump­tu­ous va­ri­ety theater that has earned a rep­u­ta­tion for its re­vi­tal­ized Vaude­ville-in­spired pro­duc­tions, as well as world-fa­mous acts.­ter­garten- Pots­damer Str. 96. T: 030.588433. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

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