Monday, 2 December 2013


Winter has arrived. The roofs and trees are covered with snow, small crowds are shivering at the bus stops as they watch the crazy cyclists go by on snow-covered bicycle lanes. Perfect time for spending the evenings at home on the sofa with a nice cuppa and your telly. We really don't blame you if that's how you feel, for we feel the same. So this is just a small reminder of what you'd be missing out on this week!

Monday, 2 December:
SAUDADE: Get into winter mood with Portugal's Queen of Fado. The wonderful Mariza and her Band will bring sad but beautiful Portuguese songs from the streets of Lisbon to the philharmonic hall at Gasteig (8pm, tickets from 34EUR)

Tuesday, 3 December:
ARTS EXHIBITIONS: From time to time, checking out the arts exhibitions beyond the walls of Munich's established museums can be really rewarding. We suggest to do it today, starting with the "Brainy Days" exhibition by the amazing artist duo Herakut in the muca. Then, at 5.30PM, head to lothringer13 for a public tour of "A piece that nobody needs" by Pratchaya Phinthong.

Wednesday, 4 December:
TOLLWOOD & FILM: The Tollwood winter festival has started last week, featuring a gazillion of food stalls, bazaar tents, shows, concerts, kids activities etc. The socially critical motto of this year's festival is "artgerecht" (species-appropriate husbandry), so don't miss the chance to combine a leisurely visit with experiencing how the live in a battery farm from a hen's perspective (check out the impressive artist installation right at the centre of the festival area)! Here you can scroll through the December program day by day (or click on any particular day at the top of the page). The ENCORE PLUSVIEX street theatre today at 5PM looks weird enough to arouse our interest!

OTHER CHRISTMAS FAIRS: If you think Tollwood is too crowded or too far away or simply too Tollwood, but still want to enjoy a nice cup of Glühwein and spend some money on cute Christmas junk - easy enough! Just check the full list of Christmas fairs in Munich provided by the city and pick the one you prefer.

Thursday, 5 December:
FILM & MUSEUM BIRTHDAY: The Filmmuseum celebrates its 50th birthday! A full week of celebrations ends tonight with a "Zuschauerkino" special that promises to be quite exceptional! First, five movies by renowned directors of today that had been "discovered" in the "Zuschauerkino" over the last 50 years will be screened, including Werner Schroeter and Wim Wenders. After that, the "Zuschauerkino" of today will be screened. The only rule that applies to the films (preselected by a jury) is a maximum length of 13 minutes. The film makers will be present and there will be a Q&A after the screenings. Filmmuseum, 7pm, tickets from 5EUR.

Friday, 6 December:
ARTS TILL LATE: Villa Stuck, the arts museum located in a historic building designed by Franz Stuck, is open until 10PM every first Friday of the month. Moreover, from 6 till 10pm the entrance to all exhibition and the historic rooms is free! The FRIDAY LATE openings are also often accompanied by live acts, DJs and guided tours through the historic rooms. Don't forget to try the "Sünde Cocktail" (sin cocktail) at the museum café!

Weekend will follow in a separate post!

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