Friday, 16 October 2015


Our observation is that there only two ways in Munich: either there is nothing going on and you've got no clue where to go, or everything is happening at the same time, and you wish you could clone yourself and send each copy to a different event... So, this upcoming weekend it's luckily the second case. Brace yourself!

Throughout the weekend:

OPEN ART STUDIOS: This weekend artists in Westend are opening their studios for visitors. Even if you are a lowbrow, it's incredibly exciting to sneak into all those secret cellars, backyards and other gems hidden away from the streets. Make sure to pay a visit to Positive Propaganda, who are making an incredible job by bringing world-class street art to Munich!

TV SHOWS FESTIVAL: From 15 until 18 October Seriencamp is taking place at HFF (Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1). They are screening 20 series from all over the world, there will also be talks, lectures, panel discussions... and it's all for free! Check out the full programme here.

Friday, 16 October:
DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL: On Friday and Saturday Gasteig will be hosting another year of DigitalAnalog festival. Come to see numerous bands, VJ-artists and performers. We highly recommend to turn up for Beißpony's gig (experimental female duo with one member based in Munich and the other one in Oxford/London) at 8.30pm. And it's all for free! Check out the programme and just turn up.

BABY FLEA MARKET: If you've got children, you know how quickly they tend to grow and how they end up wearing jackets, shoes or anything else just a couple of months until the things become too small. And you either want to get rid of piles of clothes in your cellar or get something the new season, which will not cost you a fortune. This is why baby flea markets are such a great invention! This weekend there are several taking place. One of them will open its doors today in Lehel, Pfarrsaal St. Anna, 2pm-5pm. They also promise some coffe & cakes.

Another flea market is on Saturday, and it's taking place in Preysinger Str. 48, Haidhausen. There will be autumn and winter clothes (sizes 50 - 134), toys and books. 9am-12pm. (pregnant can come starting from 8.30am)

Saturday, 17 October:
ARTS AT NIGHT: It's time for another Lange Nacht der Museen again! For the 17th time numerous museums open their doors from 7pm-2am. Tickets cost 15€ and include MVV public transport, and the special shuttle service for the night. There are several walking routes with maps, as well as a special programme for children from 2pm on Saturday. Our personal pick is the photo exhibition of Sebastiao Salgado at Versicherungskammer Bayern. (The exhibition itself will be open until 24 January though, so plenty of time.) If you have seen Wim Wenders' astonishing film "Das Salz der Erde", you will highly enjoy it.

Saturday, 18 October 2014


UAMO Art Festival is on until Sunday this weekend!
Come for the international exhibition, live performances,
concerts, nerd nite, art battle and other fun things!

Einstein Kultur at Max-Weber-Platz, U4/U5.
Sa 12pm-12am, Su 12pm-6pm.
Tickets 8€. Scroll down for the full program here:

Thursday, 11 September 2014


Munich seems to be awakening from the summer hole, and so are we. As our new member of the family is about to turn three months, we are finally finding the strength to look around what's happening in the city (otherwise we'd easily spend the whole day just staring at the little one, it's hard to beat this kind of entertainment at the moment).

Thursday, 11 September:
CRITICAL MEDIA EXHIBITION: The ISMAR Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality is taking place in Munich this year. Unfortunately the conference is rather pricey, but the exhibition Beyond the Interface which is part of it is totally free, hidden in the labyrinth of the TU. It is curated by the lovely people from the Furtherfield Gallery, London, and shows artwork of Julian Oliver (one of the Critical Engineers Duo whose work I just love), Nick Briz (a glitch art expert and co-organiser of Chicago Glitch Festival), Heath Bunting and many others. It is such a rare opportunity to see this type of critical media art in Munich, so don't miss out! Arcisstr. 21. Open Thu: 10am - 5pm, Fr: 10am - 4pm. Free!

BIKE REPAIR: There's the next Bike Kitchen Gathering at Werkbox 3. Come with your bike and get useful repair tips. Grafinger Str. 6. Starts at 7pm. Free!

Friday, 12
FOOD + GIG: The Import Export team, well known in Munich's cultural scene, is setting up a new project called Import Export Kantine. It will be located at the Kreativquartier from 12 September until 18 October. For the opening they are planing a jazz session by The Müller and Osthold-Duo, combined with soul kitchen pleasures by Sven Kathmandu Christ. In the evening there will be a party with Dompteur Mooner. Dachauerstr. 112. Starts at 12pm. Party from 8pm. Free!

Saturday, 13 September:
UKRAINIAN CHARITY BAZAAR: There will be a bazaar with hand-made crafts by Ukrainian artists, including traditional embroidery, ceramics, paintings, etc. Part of the profit will be donated to support people in Ukraine. Come marvel at the beauty of traditional Ukrainian ornaments and help people in need! Schönstr. 55. 11am - 6pm.

Sunday, 14 September:
OPEN HOUSE: It's Monument Day in Munich's public buildings again! Visit all the intriguing locations you always wished to peep into, like Anatomische Anstalt in Pettenkoffer Str, Borstei in Dachaer Str, Schlacht- und Viehhof and many others! Check out the full map here.

Thursday, 19 June 2014


Dear friends,

Anna and Ilja, the authors of What's on in Munich, are taking a break from blogging for a few weeks. Until we come back from our baby-moon, check out the blog roll (on the right) for a choice of wonderful blogs about the cultural live in Munich. Enjoy the world cup and the Filmfest and have a great time!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Even though we start the week with Wednesday this time, there are sill plenty of things kicking off, which we though you shouldn't miss! Although, regarding the current weather forecast, you might want to choose to leave it all and leap into one of the beautiful Alpine lakes during weekend, which we would totally understand...

Wednesday, 4 June:
MEDIA PHILOSOPHY: Platon Reloaded is a title of the media salon with a renown German philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin, who will talk about media eduction in the 21st century. Entry is free, register by emailing Blackbox at Gasteig, Rosenheimer Str. 5, starts at 7pm.

Thursday, 5 June:
ARTS PERFORMANCE: After a premiere at Haus der Kunst, Anna McCarthy will be showing her musical How to Start a Revolution in the MaximiliansForum, a wild spectacle which aestheticises rebelion and revolution. This is a good opportunity to visit the underground world of MaximiliansForum if you've never been there, which is an art space in an abandoned underground pass. Maximilianstr. 38. Free, starts at 7pm.

Friday, 6
DIY GLORY: It's time for another ETSY Craft Party! ETSY an online-shop for everything hand-made and has already developed to an international DIY community. This year's topic is "Recapture", which will be all about pimping up your photographs with unusual techniques like stitching or colouring. Make sure to bring along your own pictures! We know of two locations participating in this event. First of all, the Hands Gallery which we already mentioned two weeks ago. Pariser Str. 21, from 5pm until 9pm. Free! The second venue is siebenmachen at 20 St.-Bonifatius-Straße. According to the ETSY webpage it's sold out, but we guess you can still turn up. From 7pm until 9pm. Free!

Saturday, 7 June:
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Gasteig is hosting KLANGfest 2014 offering four stages simultaneously to musicians of various styles and backgrounds. And it's all for free! We would love to check out Andrea Pancur and Ilya Shneyveys who mix Bavarian yodeling with Yiddish klezmer. Doesn't it sound intriguing? Have a look at the whole programme here. Rosenheimer Str. 5. From 3pm until late night.

BICYCLE NIGHT: It's Munich's 5th Radlnacht this year! Various big streets will be closed to traffic to create a 12km route for thousands of cyclists, who will head from Odeonsplatz at 8.30pm. However, you can already come at 5pm and enjoy a live music programme and take advantage of the food stalls. If you want to cycle in style, come with an old bike and dressed up in 1920s look. Watch a video from last year here. Starts at 8.30pm at Odeonsplatz. Free, just turn up!

Sunday, 8 June:
HIKE & SKETCH: Fancy a sketching hike in good company? Go on a guided trip with Madame Regarder Urbanique and bring along your sketch book, pencils, water colours and what have you. This time it will be all about nature, Isar and baroque architecture. There are also tours through the old city on offer on other days. Takes 6h for 6km, you're supposed to sketch a lot after all. Click here to register. Meeting point: S-Bahn station Icking, tickets 45€.

AFRICA FESTIVAL: Initiated by the UNICEF, Afrika Tage is coming to town from 6th until 9th June, bringing along live-music and traditional dances, a bazaar with plenty of exotic food, and an exciting programme for kids. Theresienwiese, daily from 11am until 11pm. Free!

Monday, 26 May 2014


What a week ahead! Let's hope the weather will play along, as we say in German.

Monday, 26 May:
INLINE SKATING: Every Monday night during summer time Munich invites all the inline skating enthusiasts to unpack their roller skates for the Blade Night. Various streets are being closed to car traffic, so that you can enjoy a route of 12-17 km in the centre of the city. Starts at 7pm. Free, just turn up with full gear!

Tuesday, 27 May:
FISH MARKET: Tired of lederhosen, white sausages and yodeling? Why not embark on a journey from Alpes to the North Sea, while actually staying in Munich? This week the Fish Market from Hamburg is coming to Wittelsbacher Platz. Enjoy grilled and smoked fish, champagne and dirty sea shanties! From 22 May until 1 June, 10am until 10pm. Free.

Wednesday, 28 May:
NIGHT FLEA MARKET: This time Midnight Bazar will be moving to a new location at Mixed Munich Arts, and giving an opportunity to sell, buy and even swap clothes and everything related to fashion. From 6pm until midnight. Tickets 3€.

CRITICAL FOOD TALK: Maximiliansforum is hosting Food for Thought - a discussion about the food as a medium of political activism, the social and cultural notions of food production and consumption. In English. Starts at 7pm. Free, just turn up!

Thursday, 29 May:
ART FAIR: The Stroke Art brothers are organising their next big thing: the Art Muc Festival, showcasing various facets of contemporary art at Praterinsel. Thu: 2pm until 8pm, Fr and Sa: 1pm until 8pm. Su: 1pm until 6pm. Tickets 10€

Friday, 30 May
CREATIVE NETWORKING: It's Creative Mornings time again! This month's topic is Freedom for Everyone with a talk by Christian Schnurer. As usual, you will get a breakfast arranged with love for detail, and a chance to talk to other creatives. From 8.30 until 10am, Leopoldstr. 55. Free, register here.

Saturday, 31 May:
GARDEN FLEA MARKET: If you haven't been to the Hofflomärkte yet, you should definitely go to one of those on a Saturday during summer. Even if you are not into buying crap for your home, this is a great opportunity to peep into other people's yards and gardens, have a chat with neighbours and enjoy a piece of a home-made cake and lemonade. This Saturday the Hofflomärkte go to Solln and Obersendling, which means that you will see many lovely gardens. Check out the map here. From 10am until 4pm. Free.

STREET FESTIVALS: Visit Streetlife and Corso Leopold for some live-music, sport activities, pets farm and many other things. Head to the part of the street closer to Münchner Freiheit for cultural events like theatre, cabaret, exhibitions and various concerts. Sa: 4pm until 1.30am, Su: 11am until 9pm. Free.

Sunday, 1 June:
FLASH MOB: Bring along your soap and blow bubbles with a funny crowd of people at a Bubble Mob at Odeonsplatz, 5pm. Free.

OPEN AIR CINEMA: If you missed this film earlier in March, as we did, this is your chance to see August: Osage County with Maryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, etc. at Kino am Olympiasee. And they are even screening it in English with subtitles! Starts at 9.15pm. Tickets from 6€ to 10.90€

Hofflomärkte: Source.

Monday, 19 May 2014


It seems like the summer has finally reached Munich! This week is promising lots of sunshine and up to 28 degrees! Time to cool your beer crates in the Isar for the next BBQ party, play frisbee and percussion the English Garden, go hiking in the Alpes, and and and!

By the way, we are very happy to announce that we are now collaborating with the fantastic Munich International Friends community! You can find us on their website in the EVENTS drop down menu.

Tuesday, 20 May:
SWIMMING POOL & PAINTINGS: If there are open air film screenings in swimming pools, why not use them for display of art as well? Cosimabad is currently hosting an exhibition by Annelie Ruthner and  Michaelibad is showcasing Mariano Caminoli's water colours of mountains and animals.

Wednesday, 21 May:
ICE CREAM: Finally the ice cream weather has hit Munich! We recommend checking out our favourite ice cream place Ballabeni opposite the Brandhorst Museum, where the dark chocolate with ginger is rich and divine, and the lemon and basil sorbet is utterly delicious and refreshing. Another place which can compete with Ballabeni's queues is Der verrückte Eismacher - the mad ice cream maker who has got Weißbier, spare-ribs and other crazy ice cream types on offer.

Thursday, 22 May:
EXPRESSIONISM: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is a superb German expressionist, member of the art collective the Brücke from the beginning of the 20th century. If you love this era of bright colours, come down to the exhibition opening at the Pinakothek der Moderne with over 90 pictures of Kirchner! Runs from 22 May until 31 August.

Friday, 23 May:
OPEN AIR: Open air cinema at Olympiasee is the first one to kick off this summer. If you've missed the Hobbit movie this winter, this is your chance to see it while enjoying a little picnic on the grass. And don't forget to bring dozens of blankets! Starts at 9.15pm, tickets from 8€.

Saturday, 24 May:
STREET ART TOUR: A unique chance to embark on a Tour de la Créativité this week only with Munich's renown street artist Loomit! He promises to open up a new perspective on the well-known and notoriously preserved city. We once went on an alternative city tour in London back in October 2012, and were totally thrilled. Hurry, because the tour is already almost booked out! To register, write an e-mail to The only available time slots are Friday 4.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Free!

SCRAPBOOKING:  Hands Gallery in Haidhausen is hosting a scrap booking workshop lead by the lovely Kate from Cut & Tear! Learn various paper crafting techniques and design your own creative books! From 3pm until 7pm.

WATER WAR: If you need some cooling down, head to the English Garden and join Munich International Friends for a water war! Allowed weapons: weapons: all kind of water guns, all kind of water catapults and all kind of water balloons and bombs. The meeting point is at 3pm right here. Free, just turn up!

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