Berlin stories | 27 June-4 July

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Our latest updates for the week ahead.

Event: A Soli Küfa (or Küche for Alle) is taking place close to Pannierstrasse Brücke this Friday at 6PM and raising money for a queer Palestinian person in need. There will be music, drinks and vegan food, and the event is hosted by QuARC Berlin and Berlin Against Pinkwashing. Follow the link for more details.

Open Call: Radical Sounds Latin America are opening submissions for papers for their 2024 festival’s discourse program. The open call runs until July 8 and invites entries relating to the theme of “Sound Systems Architectures: Assemblages, Environments, and Happenings”.

Oona: This weekend we have our annual Summer Hangout at Oona so expect a bumper weekend of special sets, some food on the house and a few other surprises.

Campaign: Zalando, with whom we are currently running a DJ course and sharing a stage at MELT, have started an accelerator program for Black-owned fashion businesses. The project was worked on by Refuge Worldwide resident Nditscheni.

Event: Tonight, 27 June, Irish Bloc Berlin and Gaza Passages are coming together for an evening of Irish and Palestinian poetry at the Curious Fox bookshop (Lausitzer Platz). All donations will go to Gaza aid related organisations.

Open Call: The Fresh Patterns Collective running and movement community are opening applications for new members again. Read more about the FPC via our interview with founder Aaron, who hosts the Monthly Pattern radio show.

Event: Next Saturday (July 6th), Throw Down takes place at 90Mil as a night curated by Lady And The Score and NaN, with a lineup full of Refuge residents. We love to see it! Join the Telegram channel for full info

Project: A new running club for Black women and femmes launched on 23 June and is inviting new members. “Bring your sisters, tell your aunties”. More info here.

Event: On 29 and 30 June, dancer, curator and movement artist Thomias Radin is hosting another edition of Sensidance, featuring dance workshops, performances and DJ sets. It is part of the 48 Stunden Neukölln weekender.

Music: Check out new music from our residents Alinka, Ghostpoet, ILYICH & Floyd Lavine.

Event: Our friends from !K7 are hosting an evening at Coppi on July 4th, with sets from Imad, Airaboi, Nugget, MSJY and Hot Sauce Felix.

Event: On July 10, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Berlin, Dr. Emilia Roig speaks to an audience about her book "The End of Marriage". There will be a book sale and book signing afterwards. Tickets are available here.

Event: An afternoon of Lebanese music, food and drinks - called Beytkoun - will be hosted on July 6th at Weserstrasse 91, and will feature Refuge regular Rami Abi Rafi.

Event: BRENN founder Flemish.Fetish is running an open-to-all, donation based DJ workshop with the support of CSD Berlin Pride. It will take place at THF Radio on 23 July.

Event: Julia Iglesias aka Musikzeit has invited by the artist Marina De Caro to design a 24-hour sound space as a political action. Participants will be dancing in the exhibition space with the aim of creating a spell against the current challenges we face. This event will take place at the MAC VAL Museum in Paris, France, on July 7th starting at 1 PM, and will also be available to stream via Zoom here. (Meeting ID: 729 8253 2253 / Access code:: 6U8txg)

Header photo courtesy of The Fresh Patterns Collective.