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CAPPERI: FRESH ITALIAN FARE & NATURAL WINE AT MAYBACHUFER

CAPPERI: FRESH ITALIAN FARE & NATURAL WINE AT MAYBACHUFER

Can’t make it down to Italy this summer? Spend an evening at Capperi and Italy will come to you. From its prime Maybachufer location, this Italian “natural kitchen & craft wine” bar unites three Berlin gastronomy enterprises: Chef Thomas Mudersbach, formerly of May am Ufer (the restaurant’s previous iteration), Alessandro Denni, ex-Neontoaster, and Vincenzo Costanza and Pietro Nicotra of specialty importers Siziliessen. The result is a welcoming wine bar, restaurant, and deli that invites you to stay for a glass, aperitivo or a full dinner menu. The carefully-selected, well-annotated, all-Italian wine list makes a substantial contribution to Neukölln’s burgeoning natural wine scene. Ask Vincenzo for his recommendation, based on what you’re eating. Here it’s simple, fresh and light: For aperitivo, it’s hard to go past the Mozzarella di bufala DOP from Campania, served with olives, followed by the Tagliatelle “alla Genovese”, with green beans, potato and homemade basil pesto — and the juiciest pine nuts — makes for a delectable summer main, and a mini holiday for your taste buds. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Gianluca Quaranta & Olga Slotina)

Capperi Italian Craft Wine & Kitchen, Pannierstr.32, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln; map

Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat 17-23h, Sun 11-23h

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EX-EMBASSY — THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF A PANKOW PREFAB

EX-EMBASSY — THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF A PANKOW PREFAB

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, 135 modular, prefabricated diplomatic buildings, designed by a group of architects led by Horst Bauer, who was responsible for Café Moskau, popped up around Pankow. The largest of these buildings, named “Ingenieur-Hochbau-III”, housed the embassy of Australia, which was the second Western state to officially recognize the GDR. After the diplomatic relationship flailed — before the wall fell — the building was sold as part of the West German-led “Treuhand” privatization process. Currently, this little-known history — together with the nuances of themes such as territory, value, and identity — is being explored on-site in “Ex-Embassy“: an exhibition of five artworks and five texts. Curated by Sonja Hornung, it takes place as part of Berlin’s Project Space Festival, on through 31.8.2018, parallel to an initiative to turn the building into a studio and permanent cultural site. You heard it from us first. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Artworks: Megan Cope (Quandamooka), Sonya Schönberger (DE) / Photo: Adrian Kuppertz)

X-Embassy, Atelierhaus Australische Botschaft (Ost), Grabbeallee 34, 13156 Berlin-Pankow; map

Ex-Embassy: Exhibition and text series at the Former Australian Embassy to the German Democratic Republic

On through 31.08.2018, Thu-Sat 12-18h or by appointment

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JULIA BOOS RECOMMENDS: WOODBOOM

JULIA BOOS RECOMMENDS: WOODBOOM

A love for nature and craftsmanship gave rise to Woodboom in 2015. Founded by Mischa-Amadeus Olma, Woodboom is today located in a historically listed hall in Lichtenberg. The atelier of the creative four-person team is much more than a classic workshop — it is a hub for product development, furniture production, and interior design, from where the team brings to life new ideas, fabricating unique pieces of wood and steel for private homes as well as for restaurants, offices, and hotels. What’s more, Woodboom brings together and fosters a diverse array of craftspeople small artisanal businesses, creating a nurturing and experimental space for their novel concepts. Intrigued? Get in touch and make an appointment to stop by. (Text: Julia Boos / Photos: Woodboom)

Woodboom, Josef-Orlopp-Str.92, 10365 Berlin-Lichtenberg; map
By appointment only. Online ShopInstagram

Julia Boos was born in Hamburg and has Polish roots. Since the summer of 2015, she’s been splitting her time between Berlin and the west coast of California, working as a freelance creative director and set designer.

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BERLIN DRAWING ROOM: LEARNING TO SEE LIKE AN ARTIST

BERLIN DRAWING ROOM: LEARNING TO SEE LIKE AN ARTIST

“How does the act of drawing from observation affect our perception of the world around us?” asks visual artist Mira O’Brien on the first day of our Drawing Workshop. Motivated by the belief that everyone can learn how to draw, Mira founded the Berlin Drawing Room in 2011 in her Kreuzberg atelier. Since then it has expanded to offer a variety of workshops led by professional artists, with a focus on drawing and painting. While the approach is rigorous, most workshops are geared towards beginners, with step-by-step instruction covering foundation skills. The subject matter varies from botanical-themed workshops held in the idyllic Prinzessinnengarten to mixed media or papermaking workshops. Coming up soon is an anatomy drawing workshop (17.9-15.10.2018), which focuses on body structure and muscle dynamics, and a fungi botanical drawing workshop (26.9-24.10.2018), using foraged mushrooms. Both workshops include a field trip — find out more and book your spot here. (Text: Sibylla Baumgartner / Photos: Mira O’Brien)

Berlin Drawing Room, Wrangelstr.31a, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map (by appointment only)
Check the schedule for upcoming classes

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PEOPLE — THE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATION

PEOPLE — THE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATION

Fangirls and -boys, take note: 160 of the biggest names in music today are about to descend upon Berlin for a week of musical collaboration and experimentation, brought together by Aaron & Bryce Dessner (The National), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), and creative entrepreneurs Nadine and Tom Michelberger. On 18-19.8, you’re invited to join them for the second edition of People Festival — a weekend of musical experimentation and genre-transcending collaboration. The concept is simple: The artists meet one week before to create new music together, and perform to the festival audience for the first time across eight stages and studios, culminating in one final “Mixtape” session. There’s no line-up, no sponsors, and no musical boundaries — just the chance to see some of your favorite artists (Erlend Øye, Leslie Feist, Damien Rice, Chefket, to name a few) in a new and unique light. Intrigued? Secure your ticket here and prepare for a weekend of next-level aural inspiration. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Nino Valpiani, Azar Kazimir)

Funkhaus, Nalepastr.18-50, 12459 Berlin-Oberschöneweide; map

People Festival, 18-19.8.2018, entry from 12h, showtime 14-24h

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