Top 5 May
For Berlin, May is a month of partying, protesting and enjoyment of the sun that has finally brought some warmth to the city. But if you’re looking for events other than your famous May Day celebrations and Karneval der Kulturen, here are our alternative event tips for the month of May.
Too Drunk To Watch: Punk Film Festival (https://www.facebook.com/events/1498393833737499/)
From a feminist film festival to nation specific film festivals to even a porn film festival, plus everything in between, Berlin seemingly has a film festival for all tastes. Starting on May 6th and running until May 10th the Too Drunk To Watch: Punk Film Festival will be screening PUNK related films from around the world.
Tag des Sieges (http://neuntermai.vvn-bda.de/2014/12/31/information-fur-unsere-besucherinnen-und-besucher/)
This coming May marks 70 years since the end of the European side of World War II. As we are in Germany, there are no official celebrations, for obvious reasons, but if you want to experience one of the stranger and messier parties celebrating the defeat of the Nazi’s, we recommend joining the Russians, punks, leftists and others at the Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park this May 9th.
Braufest Berlin 2015 (https://www.facebook.com/events/295231683948498/)
Berlin’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, but it isn’t all about the new brands and bars, there are also new and wonderful beer festivals! One such festival is Braufest Berlin that will see local, German and international beers being poured between May 14th and 17th in the RAW area.
Displaced Thoughts by Herakut (http://www.herakut.de/2015/05/01/displaced-thoughts/)
This coming May 16th one of our favourite street art duos Herakut will open their new Berlin exhibition entitled Displaced Thoughts. The exhibition will include paintings, photographs and installations highlighting the work of individuals and organizations from across the Middle East, Europe and Africa., with a strong focus on issues associated with global movement.
The Vinyl and Breakfast Market (https://www.facebook.com/events/727786464013911/)
If Sunday to you means a good breakfast followed by a flea market visit to scrounge through piles of records, The Vinyl and Breakfast Market is making things easier for you by providing both in the same location. The breakfast side of things will be provided by many of the regular Markthalle Neun street food vendors and the vinyl side of this will be provided by some of Berlin’s most popular record stores and labels. Check it out on Sunday May 17th.