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Next Week in Munich – Jeongmoon Choi, Bjørn Melhus & FilmTrip

Having enjoyed the most glorious of Indian summer weekends, the weather is set to turn on Monday. This does leave us with time to enjoy the bountiful culture that Munich has to offer right now. And if nothing below piques your interest, Linklater’s Boyhood is still showing (in OV) in the Monopol cinema, and Korean artist Jeongmoon Choi is exhibiting in the MaximiliansForum – her UV installation looks beautiful.

The US punk band Barb Wire Dolls are at the Orangehouse on Monday, with tickets costing just 9 € on the door. They’ll be supported by Bavarian band Rather Raccoon.

If that’s too much for a Monday night, I can recommend left-wing Trouble Orchestra, currently touring Germany. They’ll play at Hansa39, tickets cost 11 € on the door, and this song with Marie Curry is pretty catchy.

Experimental film artist Bjørn Melhus is giving a talk at the Academy of Fine Arts on Tuesday. He’s probably best known for his film I’m Not The Enemy, which received the German Short Film Award back in 2011.

On Thursday, Edmonton band Owls by Nature will play at Sunny Red. They’re playing the Rolling Stone Weekender this November, who’ve praised their stage presence, and I must say, despite the twee name and their obvious desire to be Mumford & Sons, I do quite like this song, and singer Ian McIntosh has a superb voice.

On Thursday, the Haus der Kunst will open an exhibition featuring works from Romanian artist Victor Man, whom Deutsche Bank chose as their artist of the year 2014. Characterized by an unusual exhibition architecture, the narrow spaces force the viewer to observe the artwork from close quarters, in detail.

Simultaneously, three other exhibitions will open in Haus der Kunst on October 23. Haus der Kunst commissioned a multichannel installation from Albanian artist Anri Sala, Leipzig-born artist, writer and curator Tilo Schulz will exhibit a large-scale installation challenging our perception of art – and involving the viewer as a protagonist, and upcoming artist Mohamed Bourouissa will discuss value systems and self-perceptions.

To celebrate the opening of these exhibitions, the Haus der Kunst will be hosting a talk in English with artists Mohamed Bourouissa and Tilo Schulz, moderated by Professor Dorothea von Hantelmann. It’s completely free, starts at 7pm and will be rounded off with a party in the Goldene Bar, with Berlin’s Nomad Uno on the decks.

The audio visual festival Digital Analog is taking place in Gasteig over the weekend, and entrance is completely free. For more information on what to expect, click here.

The Weininseln is coming to Gärtnerplatz on Saturday, giving wine-lovers their third weekend of wine bar hopping. Lovely store Walter and Benjamin will be taking part,among others.

The Rote Sonne are hosting an FM4 night on Saturday, celebrating music from the Viennese music station. If you’ve yet to discover FM4, it’s a fantastic Austrian radio station with programs available in both German and English. Patrick Pulsinger and Kristian Davidek will DJ throughout the night, and don’t expect to head home until the early hours of the morning. Entrance costs 10 €.

Also on Saturday, Neuhausen will celebrate the best of the district’s musicians with the Neuhauser Musiknacht. Tickets cost just 5 € and you can hop from bar to bar enjoying a wide range of musical genres. I recommend heading to the FBZ Löhe Haus (Blutenburgstr. 71) for the M94.5 evening – Vienna’s superb Little Big Sea will take to the stage, and I’m really looking forward to checking out Jeremiah’s Life and Death Blues Orchestra.

On Sunday, Kasabian are playing a sold-out show at the Kesselhaus, but what I’m most looking forward to is FilmTrip – an evening where you’re made into a protagonist in a film, that takes place around Munich. This was the trailer for the very first FilmTrip, and I cannot wait to see what #002 has in store for us. See you there on Sunday.

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