We’re in May already! And it still feels like February. What’s going on with this weather?
The week starts with Birdy at the Muffathalle – she’s supported by the superb Dan Owen, from my home town of Shrewsbury! The show’s sold-out, but if you have tickets, head there early to check out Dan.
Sheffield band The Crookes are at Milla on Monday. The band founded their own record label Anywhere Records a year ago, and their first release from the label was released in January. Tickets are available for 17 € here.
British posers Telegram are at Milla on Wednesday. I think their music is actually quite good, but I can’t get past their look, unfortunately.
Head to the Praterinsel for the annual Stroke Art Fair this week. It starts Wednesday night and runs through to Sunday, and with Thursday being a bank holiday (and Father’s Day), you have plenty of time to check out the art.
DOK.fest starts on Thursday, and there are SO many great documentaries showing this year. Check out German rap documentary Wenn der Vorhang fällt on Saturday at its premiere (more information and an interview with the director here), and check out the full program online here. One film I’m particularly keen on catching is a film about Tehran’s underground music scene, called Raving Iran.
The annual Blutenburg wine festival starts on Thursday. I’ve never been, but I drove past Schloss Blutenburg the other day and it is the most beautiful location for a wine festival. Head there to check out the old castle, sample some fine wines and explore the grounds – take public transport (bus 56, 143 or 160) so you can enjoy a tipple.
There’s a fun night to be had at the Muffathalle on Saturday – Shantel and his energetic Balkan pop is back in Munich. Catch him for 30 € and listen to songs from his brand new album Diaspora.
And head over to MMA on Saturday or Sunday with an empty stomach to enjoy the Slow Food market there. There are some cool mini-courses and events planned over the two days, from a talk on urban beekeeping, to a sausage-making course, a cheesemaking course and a discussion on food sharing and reducing food waste. It sounds like a fantastic couple of days, and entrance costs just 3 €.
Round off the week by sampling beer in the Jewish Museum on Sunday. All info is on Facebook, but you get to sample the first Israeli-German collaboration beer. Plus, if the weather continues to be wet and grey, what better Sunday afternoon activity is there than beer and a museum at once.
Have a good week, folks!