THE­ATER, CABARET & MU­SI­CALS

Where Berlin - - ENTERTAINMENT -

www.cafe- bilder­buch.de. Akazien­str. 28. T: 030.78706057. U Eise­nach­er­straße. D5

Columbi­a­halle/C-Halle

The multi-func­tion event space hosts some of to­day’s most pop­u­lar pop and rock acts. 5 Oct: Birdy in con­cert. 15 Oct: Blue PIlls and Kavadar. 19 Oct: Three Doors Down. 27 Oct: The Cat Em­pire. www.columbia-the­ater.de. 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- con­cert.de. Wed– Sat 8:30pm, Sun 7pm. Son­nenallee 225. € 20, from € 60 with din­ner. Off Map

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

A for­mer cin­ema turned club and con­cert venue for rock-in­die lovers. Check web­site for pro­gram. 3 Sep: Soul Ex­plo­sion. 1 Oct: Soul Ex­plo­sion. 8 Oct: Balkan­beats. www.lido- ber­lin.de. Cu­vrystr. 7. T: 030.69566840. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Mercedes-Benz Arena Ber­lin Tem­po­drom Bar Jeder Ver­nunft 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- en­ter­tain­ment.de. Mar­lene- Di­et­rich- Platz 4. Toll num­ber: 01805.4444. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Bimah, the Jewish The­ater

Most shows are in Ger­man, but there are fre­quent Yid­dish song per­for­mances. Check web­site for info. www.juedis­chesthe­ater­ber­lin.de. Friedrich­str. 101. T: 030.2511096. S+U Friedrich­strasse. E3

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. chamaeleon­ber­lin.de. Rosen­thaler Str. 40/41. T: 030.4000590. S Hack­escher Markt. E2

Friedrich­stadt-Palast

Spe­cial ef­fects, glitzy Ve­gas- style live show pro­duc­tions at this mod­ern the­ater. All month: The One, Grand Show, a dream­like jour­ney through time in search of the per­son we love. www. palast.ber­lin Friedrich­str. 107. T: 030.23262326. U Friedrich­straße. E3 The Komis­che Oper brings back for­got­ten cabaret pieces and Ger­man op­erettas that were banned by the Nazis. A mas­sive arena for world-tour­ing pop con­certs and sports events, in­clud­ing those of Ber­lin’s pro­fes­sional ice hockey team, the Eis­bären. 1 Oct: Com­edy show with Luke Mock­ridge. 14 Oct: Schiller. 18 Oct: The Cure in con­cert. 28 Oct: Zuc­chero in con­cert. www.mercedes- benz-aren­aber­lin.de. 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 now­gone An­hal­ter Bahn­hof – hosts an ar­ray of events, from clas­si­cal con­certs and pop-rock pro­duc­tions to mixed mar­tial arts and dance. To 2 Oct: Salsa Congress. 3 Oct: Mad­ness in con­cert. 20 Oct: Paul Si­mon in con­cert. 31 Oct: Bon­nie Tyler in con­cert. www.tem­po­drom.de. Möck­ern­str. 10. Toll num­ber: 0186.554111. S An­hal­ter Bahn­hof. E4

Ad­mi­ralspalast

One of Ber­lin’s few pre­served pre-WWII va­ri­ety venues of­fers an in­ter­na­tional, high- cal­iber pro­gram of mu­si­cals, cabaret, and con­certs in an el­e­gant hall from the 1920s. www.ad­mi­ralspalast. de. Friedrich­str. 101. T: 030.47997499. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3 A 1912 tent hous­ing song-and- dance shows, com­edy, and cabaret. Many shows in Ger­man only. www.bar-jeder-ver­nunft.de. Schaper­str. 24. T: 030.8831582. U Spich­ern­straße. C4 This pop­u­lar club hosts fre­quent stand- up com­edy shows and a reg­u­lar English-lan­guage night. www. quatschcom­e­dy­club.de. Friedrich­str. 107. Toll num­ber: 01806.999000969. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Schaubühne Volks­bühne Kook­aburra

Tues­day is English Com­edy Night at this pop­u­lar com­edy club, and there’s also an English in­ter­mezzo late on Satur­day nights. www.com­e­dy­club.de. Schön­hauser Allee 184. T: 030.48623186. U Rosa- Lux­em­burg- Platz. F2

Qu­atsch Com­edy Club

A pop­u­lar West Ber­lin the­ater in the 1960 and 1970s, this Ku’damm per­for­mance venue still hosts some in­ter­est­ing pro­duc­tions. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.schaubuehne.de. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 153. U Ade­nauer­platz. C4

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. 3 Oct: Groove Sym­phonies, Dou­ble Drums. www.tipi-amkan­zler­amt.de. Große Quer­allee. T: 030.39066550. U Bun­destag. D3 An ex­per­i­men­tal mul­ti­me­dia the­ater and cul­tural cen­ter where you can see plays, read­ings, lec­tures, con­certs, and more. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.volks­buehne- ber­lin.de. Linien­str. 227. T: 030.24065777. U Rosa- Lux­em­burg- Platz. F2

Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté

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

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