Berlin Stories | 2 May-9 May

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Our latest updates for the week ahead.

Campaign: Our friends at arkaoda are still fundraising to support themselves and staff members whilst their basement club is closed due to noise complaints. Please consider supporting what is one of Berlin's top venues.

Campaign: KOP Berlin are fundraising for their legal support of victims of racist police violence, and our support is needed more than ever. Head to their site to donate and listen to their Refuge interview show as part of our May Day Manifesto.

Event: The Mix Up, a B2B open decks DJ project by Jessica Jiamei, is hosting its next event at Zur Klappe on 9th May. This time it’s a FLINTA* edition, though anyone is welcome to come down to listen and dance. Apply to be part of the B2B now.

Campaign: Another organisation well worth supporting, International Women's Space, is also on a fundraising drive, specifically for non-project based donations which give them freedom to use the money however its needed and more long term stability. They are hosting a FLINTA* poetry slam night this week, too.

Workshop: We are hosting a two-day field recording and soundscape workshop together with Field Records and their Landscape project. Taking place on 8 and 9 June, it will feature guest mentors Margaux and Diane Barbé. Applications are open here.

Event: Fiestuki is back at Refuge and Oona Bar this Friday, May 3rd, bringing a lineup of Latin American talent to play from 8pm-2AM. Paurro, Kodemul, Juana Valeria, technocumbia2030 and Dengue Dengue Dengue will be gracing the booth, and there will be a Madre Mezcal happy hour in the evening.

Event: XJAZZ! Festival kicks off next week! A whole week of the world’s finest jazz musicians coming to Berlin, spread across some of the cities finest venues. Check the full program at the XJAZZ website and tune into our Friday Breakfast Show to win tickets.

News: It has been reported that more than 20,000 people marched through Berlin for labour day (May 1st), with many in support of Palestine.

Demo: Befreiung und Widerstand are organising an antifascist demo next Thursday, May 9th. It will start at S&U Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse at 17:30. As well as the antifascist message, the organisers demand an end to weapons export from Germany, reform to asylum laws and more.

Campaign: 100% Tempelhofer Feld are working to preserve the beloved airfield, and also advocating for it becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can donate to their fund and read more about the campaign goals here.

Event: Ella Victoria’s dinner series Gather continues next week, inviting Häran Kim to present a take on the food of her childhood in Korea. If you were at our Oona End Of Year party in December, you will know how delicious Häran’s cooking is. Tickets available now here.