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Next Week in Munich – The Franklin Electric, Wein-Plus & Moderat

The clocks have gone forward and spring has officially begun, it’s really time the weather perks up and we can spend long evenings at the Isar with beers and Bratwurst. This upcoming week starts off fairly quietly in Munich – everyone’s still in a coma from too many Easter eggs, but things pick up toward the end of the week.

On Thursday, Moderat are in the Zenith. Their upcoming studio album III is scheduled for release in April, and you can check out the new music in advance. Tickets cost 33 € and are available here.

There are a couple of cool exhibitions on right now – Haus der Kunst’s new Centre Pompidou exhibition opened on Good Friday, and I’m really looking forward to checking it out. Over 80 artists’ works from the 1980s are on display.

And every two years, the city of Munich awards grants to Munich’s best young artists in the fields of architecture, design, visual arts, jewellery and photography. The exhibition of the nominees’ works is held in Lothringer13, and the vernissage will be held on Friday from 7pm. The prizegiving ceremony will be held in May, and the exhibition will come to a close a week afterwards.

The egoFM festival is being held in the Muffatwerk on Friday, featuring some great bands, including Munich’s own Claire and Cologne-based Roosevelt. Plenty of tickets are still available for 27 € here, and the party gets underway at 8:30pm.

PULS are hosting a pre-party in Cord for PULS open-air on Saturday, to help get you in the mood for festival season. The festival line-up is very, very good – Danish singer MØ’s there, as are Crystal Fighters, Schlachthofbronx and new wonderkid Aurora, so if the music’s inspired by the line-up, you’re in for a fun night at Cord.

If you’re a fan of good, honest wines, there’s a cool event being held in the Alte Kongresshalle by the Theresienwiese over the weekend. Wein-Plus focuses on orange and natural wines (my friend Vreni introduced me to orange wines and took me to RAW in Vienna a couple of years ago to sample lots of excellent natural wines), and over 6,000 oenophiles are expected to stop by for a tipple over the weekend. Tickets cost 20 €.

If you’re after something more relaxed for the weekend, Bahnwärter Thiel is showing Even the Rain, featuring Gael Garcia Bernal on Sunday. Tickets can be bought in advance for a very reasonable 6 € here. The drama deals with the Bolivian water crisis and was nominated for an Oscar in 2011.

And also on Sunday, Montreal’s The Franklin Electric are playing at Milla. They re-released their debut album This is How I Let You Down last autumn, and it’s proven rather popular – the band are currently rounding up a European tour before heading back to tour Canada. Tickets cost 15 € on the door.

Have a great week, folks!

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