Berlin Stories | 15-21 February

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Protests, parties, panels and more.

15-21 February

Documentary Screenings: Berlin Migrant Strikers organise screenings and discussions of three films that tell stories of Palestinian resistance in the 60s and 70s. The screenings take place on 15, 22, and 29 February at Rigaer94 starting at 18:00 and will be followed by a KüFa starting at 20:00. 

Demo: There are two demonstrations for a free Palestine this week. 16:00 on Friday for Let Rafah Live at the Auswärtiges Amt, and 15:00 on Saturday at Hermannplatz.

Concert: Bilad al Shaam is an evening of live music, performances, and DJ sets by artists from the Levant region including performers like Enana, Sabine Salamé, and Anthony Kmeid. 16 February 22:00 at Panke Culture.

Event: Whimsical Mystical Musical is an immersive storytelling event with live sound design and interactive voice activation hosten by Day Eve, Marbelite, Savanna Ni'Cheal Morgan and Lady and the Score. The event will begin at 20:00 on Friday 16 Feb. The venue is TBA, close to S Treptower Park.

Decolonial Walking Tour: Gladt e.V. is hosting a decolonial walking tour for QT*BiPoC in Schöneberg focusing on (queer) Black life in Germany after National Socialism. The starting point is Königskolonnaden, Potsdamer Straße on 17 February at 14:00. The tour will be held in German with the option for English translation.

Commemoration and demo: On Monday 19 February we remember Gökhan Gültekin, Ferhat Unvar, Mercedes Kierpacz, Said Nesar Hashemi, Sedat Gürbüz, Fatih Saraçoğlu, Hamza Kurtović, Kaloyan Velkov, Vili Viorel Păun who were murdered in a right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau four years ago. The commemoration starts at 17:30 at Sonnenallee and is followed by a walking protest. Follow Migrantifa for more.

Listening Session: modalities is a new ambient and downtempo-focused event series at Kwia, brought to you by our residents Alias Error and O.N.A. Those two will be going B2B all night from 22:00 on Saturday, with an opening set from lady and the score.

Release: Check out the new release by óphelie, host of Therapy Dog on Refuge Worldwide, which comes out on 16 February via Hamburg label hundert. Listen to the first track Electric Blue Gecko on Bandcamp.

Exhibition Opening: FHBX Museum is opening an exhibition dedicated to poet and activist Audre Lorde. “The Berlin Years” narrates the time that Lorde spent living and working in Berlin. Vernissage: 19 February at 18:00 at  FHXB Museum.

Album Launch: ILYICH will launch their new album afterlife at Oona (Weserstr. 166) on 21 February. Check out their Refuge Worldwide residency here.