Weekly Events: Aug 21 ::: 27

Posted on August 21, 2006


London – Out of the Closet with “Open House”
Ever wondered what those grand, old buildings you pass every day look like from the inside? Now you can sneak inside and experience a frisson of history first hand. For two days in September London’s creme de la creme of city architecture will be open to the public: stroll through the Bank of England, the Foreign Office and numerous clubs and Inns.
When: September 16th-17th 2006
Where: All over London
Check the website for more information website

Copenhagen – Mesopotamien sounds at Images of the Middle East Festival
(via the Copenhagen Post)
After the debacle of the Cartoon Affair, Danes are busy rebuilding their (self) image as open minded and curious about other cultures. This August the city opens its doors and numerous venues to music, dance and literature from the Middle East.

In the hands of Iraqi virtuoso Anwar Abudragh, traditional Middle-Eastern instruments like the oud, daf and dumbak revitalise the poetry of the region for a modern audience.

When: August 23, 9pm
Where: Amager Bio; Øresundsvej 6, Cph Amager; 90kr; Tel: 3286 0200

Barcelona – A pianist at large: Carles Santos at the Fundacio Miro
From Time Out:

An overview of 40-year career of Carles Santos, Catalan pianist, playwright, and all round provocateur. Santos was highly influenced by those avant-garde artists and musicians, such as John Cage, that he discovered on a stint in the States at the end of the sixties, and many of their ideas have formed starting points for his work right up until the present day. This exhibition includes some video works, props he designed for theatrical shows, and his music. If you’re lucky, you’ll find Santos himself tinkling the ivories in the museum galleries.

Where: Fundació Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuïc s/n phone +34 93 329 1908. Metro Parallel, then bus 61
Through November 5

Berlin – Klaus Maria Brandauer’s Three Penny Opera
Legendary actor Brandauer (Mephisto, Out of Africa) tackles the bawdy, cynical and ruthless concoction that is Brecht’s Three Penny Opera. Meet Jenny, the whore, Mack the Knife and love struck Polly. Get an emotional headstart by listening to Lotte Lenya‘s classic rendition of Jenny.
When: Aug 11 – Sep 24
Where: Admiralspalast, Bahnhof Friedrichstraße, Berlin
For tickets phone 01805 – 80 77 96 (only in Germany / 12 cts per min.)