Eclectic Berlin Summer Shows

The one thing we always look forward to when coming to Berlin for the summer is the live entertainment offerings. It's amazing to see how many different types of shows play out in front of audiences each evening; the list seems endless!

On June 27 was the Fête de la Musique which had over 100 bands play throughout the city for free. The acts ranged from solo guitarists to entire bands playing on small sidewalk stages. I never know who is playing where, but the joy lies in stumbling onto a music scene and appreciating the musician's passion for his or her art and then walking through our neighbourhood and hearing music carrying through the trees and buildings. Magical.

Wednesday evening had me going to one of our favourite little dive comedy clubs with a friend. The entire show was in German but I take it as a German practice session and try to understand as much as I can. Lucky for me it was good fun and I did end up laughing alot and learning that Germans can be funny!! Hehehe

Comdey Club Kookaburra: the second act was an a cappella group called Yeomen. Great fun!  

Comdey Club Kookaburra: the second act was an a cappella group called Yeomen. Great fun!  

Then in great contrast to a little club, last night Christoph and I went to the Classic Open Air concert in Gendarmenmarkt. Playing was the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg with an assortment of performers ranging from opera to swing. The atmosphere was beautiful, weather perfect and the music was enchanting. Gendarmenmarkt is one of my most favourite locations for a summer event.

On stage, Joja Wendt who is amazing on the piano.  NB: this was 10pm and still light :-)

On stage, Joja Wendt who is amazing on the piano.  NB: this was 10pm and still light :-)

So with a our holiday program slowly filling up, summer looks like it's going to be a hit this year! Woohoo!