Argh, it’s the final month of the year already, how did that happen?!
Throughout December, Munich’s first pop-up champagne store will be open in Westend – Parkstraße 1. They’re open Tuesdays to Thursday from 12pm-8pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm-9pm. They have a happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 5pm, where you’ll get a glass of bubbly and a snack for just 5 €.
On Monday, the magnificent Owen Pallett will be performing at Hansa39. Earlier this year, Pallett and William Butler (from Arcade Fire) were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for their work on Her, and he is an incredible musician. Warren Hildebrand’s Foxes in Fiction is supporting, and if you’re headed to the gig, it’s well worth checking out the Brooklyn-based songwriter too.
On Wednesday, Philipp and Anna’s exhibition on Danish happiness will launch at the LMU. The vernissage starts at 7pm, and Norway’s Mihle will be providing music. For more information, check out the Facebook event.
Alien Ensemble are at Milla on Thursday. Led by Michael Acher (The Notwist), the experimental band also contains other The Notwist members, and have a fun, jazz sound. Tickets cost 15 € on the door.
Also on Thursday, MarieMarie’s at the Freiheizhalle. I saw her years ago in Import Export, and her music’s changed so much since her acoustic harp days:
Toronto’s The Rural Alberta Advantage are at the Atomic on Thursday, supported by Ontario’s PS I Love You. The Rural Alberta Advantage released their third album this past September, on Paper Bag Records, and it made it onto NPR’s All Songs Considered list. As it’s the Atomic’s very last concert, do go!
Thursday’s biggest concert is Stromae at the Zenith. There are still tickets available if you fancy seeing the Alors en Danse singer-songwriter, but they’re pricy – 45 €.
The Postpalast are hosting Munich’s biggest children’s flea market on Saturday, just in time for Christmas. If you’re after some gifts, this is the place to buy them. If you’re in a gift-buying frame of mind (as yet, I’m definitely not), then the Japandult will take place in the Glockenbachwerkstatt on Sunday, with lots of handmade, Japanese products.
A Kind of Guise are hosting a stock and sample sale at Adalbertstr. 43 on Saturday, from 11am-6pm. Their high-end items are available at up to 80% off, and it’s a cash-only first-come, first-served deal.