With Oktoberfest in full swing, you wouldn’t expect quite as much culture as there currently is in Munich. The fabulous Olympus Photography Playground draws to a close today (it really is brilliant, so if you haven’t checked it out, you have until 8pm tonight to do so). Then lots of other exhibitions have recently got underway – the Kunsthalle are celebrating couturier Jean Paul Gaultier (if you go on Mondays, you only pay 7 € entrance), and Haus der Kunst recently launched an exhibition focused on the conceptual artist Hanne Darboven, who died in 2009.
Plenty of bands have managed to coincide their tours with Oktoberfest, and there are some great gigs lined up for the week.
Former Trapeze vocalist and Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes is at Backstage on Monday, as part of his world tour. Renowned guitarist Doug Aldrich is touring with him, so prepare to enjoy some loud rock.
Glasgow based Admiral Fallow offer energetic indie pop at the Kranhalle on Tuesday. Tickets are available for 16.60 € here.
Head to Import Export on Wednesday for the singer-songwriter open stage. Entrance is a very reasonable 5 € and if you fancy taking to the stage yourself, you can register in advance.
If you fancy some high-brow culture, there are still plenty of tickets left for the Alban Berg opera Lulu at the Nationaltheater on Wednesday.
The urban jazz musician Alexa Rodrian is at Milla on Thursday. Tickets cost 13 € on the door and the gig starts at nine.
Also on Thursday, a new exhibition’s opening at Deborah Schamoni. It features Stephan Janitzsky, a graudate of Munich’s Akademie der Bildenden Künste. Head down there from 6pm to find out more.
Londoner Ella Eyre is at Strom on Friday. She has an incredible voice, and was recently praised for her rendition of Swing Low Sweet Chariot for the Rugby World Cup.
On Saturday, Iceland’s Sóley is playing pretty electro-pop at the Technikum. It’s laid-back, very lovely music, and tickets cost just 21 €.
The Spotify playlist for this week’s gigs is available here:
And if you’re really not in the mood for Oktoberfest this year, Cafe Kosmos has a Tracht ban, which means you can drink in peace, without being surrounded by Wiesn revellers!
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