There’s not so much in the way of gigs this week, but there’s still plenty of indoor activities to keep you busy as the nights draw in.
There’s an interesting lecture in the Amerika Haus on Tuesday at 7pm. Dr. Ann Phillips, currently working at the US Institute of Peace will be talking on “The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States” and how durable peace can be established in conflict-affected countries.
At the Galerie der Künstler, a new exhibition will open on Tuesday. Entitled Kunst Kultur Respekt.de, it will deal with tolerance, identity and acceptance. The vernissage is at 7pm, and the exhibition will run until November 21.
Alex Ross’ The Rest is Noise is on at the Kammerspiele on Wednesday. Tracing the social and political links to music from the 20th century, it will deal with rock’n’roll rebellion, psychedelia and the sexual freedom that came with the sixties.
Hamburg’s punk rock band Die Goldenenen Zitronen will be performing at the Rote Sonne on Wednesday. The left-radical band will be supported by Chris Imler and the show starts at 9pm. Tickets on the door cost 16 €.
Eat & Style is taking place at Zenith over the weekend, with the most exciting part being the food truck court. I was hugely jealous of Berlin’s recent Stadt Land Food festival, and I’m so glad there’s something similar coming to Munich. The full line-up of street food specialists is available here, but I’m particularly looking forward to Grillin’ Me Softly, sandwich specialists Chivito and soul food truck The Cave.
There are a few Halloween parties going on around the city. The one at Einstein Kultur looks the most interesting, with the improv duo Linner & Trescher putting on a spooky performance, readings of classic ghost stories and screenings of old school horror movies, including the 1967 British sci-fi movie Quartermass and the Pit, and the cult Andre de Toth movie House of Wax. Entrance costs 15 € and concessions get in for 10 €.
On November 1 and 2, Make Munich will be taking place in the TonHalle. With exhibitors from all sorts of do-it-yourself fields, including 3D printing, hacking and arts and crafts, the fair is a great place to snap up ideas for home projects. Entrance for adults costs 23 € for both days, 13 € for just one day and kids get in for free.
On Saturday evening, Sheffield’s Slow Club are at the Atomic Cafe. I must admit, I haven’t really heard much from Slow Club since I became obsessed with Giving Up on Love and their rather hypnotic video for it starring Mackenzie Crook, back in 2010, but I have just listened to their new album, Complete Surrender, and they’re still as good.
Sunday is the last day you can check out the Lorna Simpson exhibition that’s been running at Haus der Kunst, if you haven’t managed to do so over the past year. Focusing on the New Yorker’s thirty-year career, her work deals with gender, identity, culture, history and memory. Also well worth catching before November 1 is the exhibition Spuren einer Begegnung in Die Färberei, a photo exhibition featuring work from young refugees.
Also on Sunday, the documentary Mietrebellen will premier in the Werkstattkino in the Glockenbachviertel. The film takes place in Berlin, and deals with the gentrification of certain districts and residents struggles to keep up with the rising prices. It’s a global phenomenon, as common in Soho, New York as it is in Shoreditch, London, and the director Matthias Coers will be present at the screening to answer questions on this subject.