Oktoberfest is over (is it bad that I’m kind of glad? No more bodily fluids at 9am, no more packed trams, no more drunk idiots) and I am ready for autumn culture. You know, entering warm, cosy venues to escape the crisp night air, heading in to an exhibition to avoid the rain, that sort of thing. This is what’s coming up next week in Munich:
Melbourne’s Nick Murphy, better known as Chet Faker, is at the Tonhalle on Wednesday. Tickets cost 35 € on the door (and 1 € of that goes to PLUS1, a fantastic cause) and Murphy is currently promoting his second album released under his real name, Run Fast Sleep Naked. Chet Faker’s been retired – Murphy thought it to be unsustainable – but his voice is distinct, and if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get a rendition of No Diggity.
On Thursday, Villa Stuck launches an exhibition that celebrates 40 years of Vogue: Ist das Mode oder kann das weg!? (legend has it that Beuys’ cleaner once asked him “ist das Kunst oder kann das weg!?”). The exhibition covers two floors of Villa Stuck and features photography from Vogue over the past 40 years, as well as providing a glimpse into the world of fashion journalism. The exhibition runs until 12 January, so you have plenty of time over the cold winter months to pop in.
Head to the Amerikahaus on Friday to catch the vernissage of their new exhibition – all about the Obamas. The photographer Callie Shell snapped the couple – both in public and in private – during Obama’s presidency and the exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of one of America’s most beloved presidents.
On Friday and Saturday, the Craft Beer Oktoberfest is on in the Reithalle. Twenty of the city’s small craft breweries will be presenting their beers (that’s a lot of drinking to be done), and there will be food trucks and bands there too. Get your tickets here and see which workshops you’re keen on participating in.
Kunst in Sendling is taking place at the weekend (Friday to Sunday). I love it for being able to snoop around back yards as much as I love it for the art. Discover and support local artists while wandering around one of Munich’s loveliest districts. Pop in to Beirut Beirut for an excellent falafel sandwich, too.
Also at the weekend, Greenstyle is on in the Isarforum in the Deutsches Museum. 45 sustainable, fair fashion brands will be there, and besides the shopping, you can listen to speakers discuss the fair fashion industry. Tickets cost 10 €.
On Saturday, TWO IN A ROW presents a party at Munich’s former design school in Schwabing. There are only a handful of events planned at the design school before the building is demolished, so do make the most of it and pop along to a party.
And finally, the Allah-Las round off the week in the Freiheizhalle, with their summery, Californian psychedelia.