Hello everyone,

The temperatures in Munich are back to normal so now we can go out more often. You will see that there are many occasions for you to go out.  Starkbierfest, film festivals, various flea markets and St. Patrick’s Day… What a weekend!

So here is what’s up in Munich this weekend:

Friday – Sunday: International Short Film Festival “Bunter Hund”

This international short film festival is happening for the 19th time.  There are films from all over the world with English sound or subtitles so language is not a problem. The tickets for each screening cost 6 euro and can only bought at the cinema 30 minutes before each screening. If you come before the first screening everyday you can buy tickets for 3 screenings of the day for 15 euro, rather than 18 Euro.

Here are the time of screenings for each day:

Friday – Saturday: 18:00 , 20:00, 22:00
Sunday: 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00

The festival takes place at Werkstattkino, Frauenhoferstr, 9. Check the program and films on the website of the festival.

Friday – Sunday: Starkbierfest

The festival will continue till 25th of March at Paulaner Nockherberg. Nockherberg might remind you of the Oktoberfest because people go there dressed up in dirndl or Lederhosen, there is live music and drinks are served in Maß (1L). At the entrance to the festival you will pay 12,90€; 2€ for entrance fee and 10,90€ for one Maß Starkbier, Helles, Radler or alcohol free drink.

The opening times of the festival:
Monday – Friday: 14:00 – 23:00 (music starting at 16:00)
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 – 23:00 (music starts at 14:00)

For more information, check the website of the Paulaner Nockherberg.

18:00 – 22:00 Donisl Live Sessions

Donisl, the Bavarian restaurant at Marienplatz is hosting Bavarian bands every Friday. And this time the band “Ohrange” will perform. Donisl is at Weinstrasse, 1. For more information, check the Facebook event.

Friday – Sunday 18:30 – 21:30: Film Festival Mittelpunkt Europa

This film festival brings the contemporary cinema of Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Belarus together.  There is a film every night, they are either in English or have English subtitles. I checked them on imdb and found the stories really interesting, and their imdb scores are quite high as well. The tickets cost 5 Euro and the films take place in Filmmuseum, St.-Jakobs- Platz 1. Below you can see the films of this weekend. For more information about the festival and the program, check the official website.

Friday: Soul Exodus
“The story of five secretive characters, told with Klezmer music.
Five 21st century young and not so young men someplace in the world. They are musicians in search for someone and something which might have been born in their imagination. Once upon a time in the beginning of the 20th century there lived a Klezmer musician and storyteller Prince Nazaroff. Many people don’t believe he ever existed, but these five do. They have imagined him, and imagination can be stronger than reality. To this day, Nazaroff lives in them. They can’t except that something could disappear forever. They call themselves ‘The Brothers Nazaroff’.
A deeply emotional story told through Klezmer music about identity, emigration, inner emigration, brothers and godbrothers, religion and belief, faith and disbelief.
A modern story about our strange world we live in. ” (Source: imdb)

Imdb score: 7.6

Daniel Kahn and Bob Cohen from the Klezmer-Band “The Brothers Nazaroff” will also be present at the screening.

Saturday: Piata Loď | Little Harbour

“Jarka lives with a mother who is not yet ready to be a mom, and spends most of her time alone. Pushed by her desire for love and to form a fully functional family, she finds herself substituting a “mother” to two babies.” (Source: Imdb)

Imdb score: 7.1

Sunday 18:30 – 21:30 Učiteľka | The Teacher
“Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher’s corrupted behavior and one of the students’ suicide attempt that could be related to that matter, makes the school Principal call the students’ parents for an urgent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. They are asked to sign a petition to move Miss Drazdechova out of the school. The teacher’s high connections within the Communist Party makes everyone feel threatened, but at this point they have no choice but to make a decision: will they dare to go against Miss Drazdechova and stand up for what they believe in at any risk, or will they just remain silent and let things be?” (Source: Imdb)

Imdb score: 7.3

20:30 – 23:59 Westend Jam

The program starts with the performance of the house band and then you can jam with the other musicians or just enjoy the performances. It takes place at Kulturkeller d’Schanthalerhoh’, Westendstr. 76. The entrance costs 3 €. For more information and updates, check the Facebook event.

10:00 – 18:00: Westend Kreativ

Artistic and creative market with paintings, accessories, design, illustration, ceramics, pillows, sandals, print products, furniture and house accessories…. It takes place at Golierstr. 61.  For more information, check the Facebook event.

11:00 – 18:00: Vintage Kilo Sale

You can now buy vintage fashion with kilo. Everything in this sale will be sold with weight and a kilo of clothes cost 30 Euro. There will be music, drinks and food too. The event takes place at Praterinsel and day ticket costs 3€. For more information, check the Facebook event.

Saturday – Sunday  Vinessio Wine Fair

In this wine fair you  get the chance to taste wine from various producers. There will also be cheese, truffles and olive oil producers exhibiting their products. The opening hours are 12:00 – 20:00 on Saturday and 12:00 – 19:00 on Sunday.  Ticket costs 12 Euro at the door.  The fair takes place at Zenith, Lilienthalallee 29. For more information, check the Facebook event.

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15:00 – 01:00 (sunday): Indoor Container Flea Market for Ladies

Outfits for ladies, streetwear, couture and vogue! All these and also hot barkeeper, SHRN Soundsystem live performance with music, prosecco and amore! (I am paraphrasing the event here, curious how this will be :p)
The event takes place at Container Collective, Atelierstrasse 4.

For more information,check the Facebook event.

17:00 -23:59 : Midnightbazaar Night Flea Market

Flea market with music, drinks and food. It takes place at Reithalle, Hessstr,  122. The entrance costs 3 Euros. Check the Facebook event for updates.

18:00 -21:00 : What’s Golden Flea Market

This is the flea market of hip hop culture. Here are things you can find in the market: records, tapes, CDs, magazines, music equipment, books, sneakers, clothes etc. It takes place at Import Export, Dachauerstr. 114 and the entrance costs 4 Euro. Check the Facebook event for more information.

18:00 -22:00 : Punchlines

Comedy show on a boxing ring! There will be comedians doing stand up shows in English and there will be some doing it in german. Tickets cost 10 euro and can be bought online. The event takes place in Boxwerk, Schwindstraße 5. The doors open at 18:00 and the show starts at 19:00. Check the Facebook event for more information.

20:00 – 23:00 : Munich Sessions

RSxT (Roman Schuler Extended Trio) will perform at Munich Sessions. RSxt mixes mellow piano sounds with electronics, hip hop and jazz. The event takes place at Lost Weekend, Schellingstr. 3. Check the Facebook event for more information.

06:00 – 12:30: Early Bird New Beginning

This is an electronic music party that starts in the morning. I am posting it here out of curiosity because I like the idea of dancing in the early morning, some of you might be continuing from the previous night too. Check the Facebook event for more information.

12:00 – 18:00: Blogger Flea Market

Another event for fashion lovers. This flea market is organised by fashion bloggers such as TheFashionAnarchy, lauralamode, sheashelewis, nataliekreuzmayer. There will also be food, music and drinks. The market takes place at Absolutely Upside East, Rosenheimerstr 145 d. Entrance costs 3 euro. Check the Facebook event for more information.

12:00 – 18:00: St. Patrick’s Day

There will be a huge celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. A parade will start at 12:00 at Münchner Freiheit. It will pass through Leopoldstraße and Ludwigsstraße and end at Wittelsbacherplatz where the after party will start at 13:00. This time there will be 59 groups with 1351 participants in the parade. At the after party Irish music bands and dance groups will perform and the party will continue at the Irish pubs of the city. Wear something green and run to the streets! Check the official website for more information.

14:00 – 18:00: Clothes Exchange

Bring your clothes that are in good condition and exchange with other ones. The Clothes Exchange event will take place at 5 vor 12 Café in Georgenschwaigstraße 26 and the participation fee is 2 Euros. Organisers ask you kindly to bring only 1 bag of clothes that are clean, washed and ironed. Check the Facebook event for more information.

19:00 – 22:00: Munich Sessions

Le Fuzzball and Clea Charlotte will perform live at Lost Weekend, Schellingstr. 3.  Check the Facebook event for more information about the musicians and the program.

19:00 – 22:00: The Storyteller’s Night
Come listen to true stories told by the people who have lived those moments. The stories can be funny, sad, serious or even profound. The event takes place at Kooks, Geyerstr. 18.  For more information and updates, check the Facebook event.

Have a great weekend,

Isil