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25 - 31 March 2020: Cultural Events Online
From Opera to Club Music

Musik - Illustration of grammophone, loudspeakers, music notes
© Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Katta Rasche

A wide range of music events can be enjoyed online this week. Plus: discussions of digitization, literary observations about the corona crisis, artistic moves and the certitude that art, culture and creativity are indispensable, especially in times of quarantine and social distancing.
 

25 to 31 March


Wednesday, 25 March, 6pm
LITERATURE | YURII ANDRUKHOVYCH – DIE LIEBLINGE DER JUSTIZ (“Lovers Of Justice”)

NEW LITERATURE? PASS IT ON! The book launch for the German translation of Ukrainian writer Yurii Andrukhovych’s 2017 novel Die Lieblinge der Justiz (“Lovers of Justice”) was livestreamed on the Internet. The author talked to journalist Tomasz Kurianowicz about his latest book, which paints a panorama of murder, love, betrayal, crime and justice that spans whole centuries. And not everything is as it seems ...
>>> Literaturhaus Berlin
 

Wednesday, 25 March, 7pm 
TALK | DIGITAL SALON – HUMBOLDT INSTITUTE FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY

DIGITAL IS BETTER – especially in times of a pandemic, argue the creators of the Digital Salon at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Once a month the participants discuss the effects of digitization on society. The topic for the month of March is “Green Behind the Screen”: is digitization part of the problem or part of the solution to the climate crisis?
>>> Digital Salon
 
 
Thursday, 26 March, 6pm 
THEATRE | MUNICH KAMMERSPIELE

HOME THEATER 24/7. Every day for as long as the theatre remains closed, the Munich Kammerspiele will be putting online a house recording of a production from its programme for 24 hours. A livecam reading of Kein Freund außer den Bergen (“The Mountains My Only Friend”), the German translation of Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani’s escape and internment on an Australian island, is scheduled for March 26.
>>> Munich Kammerspiele 
 
 
Friday, 27 March 
LITERATURE | THE CORONA JOURNALS 

DEAR DIARY. The Literaturhaus Graz invites Austrian writers to keep a diary about how the coronavirus and measures taken to combat the pandemic affect day-to-day life and society. New entries are posted every Friday on the following site:  
>>> Literaturhaus Graz
 

Podcast tip “Laconically Elegant”

This Deutschlandfunk Kultur podcast is about pop-culture talk of the town, film and feuilleton debates, literature and highbrow culture.
>>> Laconically elegant 

Daily from 7pm 
DANCE | HOME PARTYING TO BERLIN CLUB MUSIC
 
AVOID CROWDS WHILST DANCING TO CLUB MUSIC? That need not be a contradiction in terms. To keep Berlin’s club culture alive, some clubs are livestreaming music daily from 7pm – e.g. from the Watergate, Tresor, Kater Blau, Rummels Bucht, Griessmuehle, Sage Club, Salon zur Wilden Renate, Sisyphos, Anomalie, Zur Klappe.
Club lovers and music fans everywhere are kindly requested to support Berlin’s clubs and artists by making a voluntary donation on this fundraising platform:
>>> United We Stream Berlin

 
Sunday, 29 March
FESTIVAL | ARTISTIC MANOEUVRES FOR THE DIGITAL PRESENT
 
ALL DIGITAL. Don’t miss the Spy on Me #2 – Artistic Manoeuvres for the Digital Present festival’s online programme, which will only be online till 29 March. “We have arrived at the digital transformation of reality,” wrote the makers and shakers at Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) last year – little knowing how prescient these remarks and their digital programme would prove. “Screens, apps and algorithms now shape our daily lives, our behaviour, attention and desires, whilst digital tools are being used to reorganize public space and democracy.”
>>> Spy on Me #2 Festival

 
Monday, 30 March, 8.15pm
MUSIC | BAVARIAN STATE OPERA – MONDAY CONCERTS
 
CASUAL MONDAY OPERA. Since 23 March, the Bavarian State Opera has been livestreaming concerts starting at 8.15pm every Monday evening, so you can enjoy them in the comfort of your own home and in your most casual attire! The line-up runs the gamut from lieder and solo instrumentalists to chamber music ensembles and dance companies, featuring performances by members of the Bavarian State Orchestra and of the Bavarian State Ballet as well as soloists with close ties to the Bavarian State Opera, including violinist Julia Fischer, soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, baritone Christian Gerhaher, pianist Gerold Huber, tenor Jonas Kaufmann, baritone Michael Nagy and bass Tareq Nazmi.
>>> Bavarian State Opera
 
 
Permanent exhibition
EXHIBITION | BERLIN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
 
A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM. Berlin’s Museum of Natural History has closed its doors too, but you can take a virtual tour of this and many other museums any time you like on Google Arts & Culture.
>>> Berlin Museum of Natural History 
 

Got any Tips?

We’re always on the lookout for online events, so if you have other tips or leads, please email us at: sophia.karimi@goethe.de or sinah.grotefels@goethe.de. We look forward to checking out your recommendations!

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