Green, green, green Weekend tips for 24 to 26 March

Berliner DommitKirschblueten ©, Foto: querbeet


It’s spring again, the first flowers are beginning to bloom, and the city’s parks and gardens are slowly turning green. We look forward to sunshine (hopefully!) with lots of spring fever and many great events this first weekend of spring.

Green Market

Plakat Green Market Sring Edition (c) Green Market

Plakat Green Market Sring Edition (c) Green Market

Spring awakening in Neukölln: time for the spring edition of the Green Market, the first vegan lifestyle market in Berlin, offering tasty street foods, cosmetics, handmade gift ideas, and creative fashions. Plus live music and good spirits.
25–26 March, Agora Rollberg, Alte Kindl Brauerei

Farewell match for Marcelinho

This Saturday will see Berlin’s Olympic Stadium decked not in green, but in blue and white, the colours of Berlin’s Hertha football team. The occasion? Hertha star Marcelinho’s farewell match with a selection of former Hertha teammates joining Marcelinho against a team of football friends from Brazil.
25 March, Olympic Stadium

Hertha Fans (c) camera4

Hertha Fans (c) camera4

Peng! Peng! Boateng!

Even more football, but this time on stage. The play Peng! Peng! Boateng! tells the story of the three half-brothers George, Kevin Prince and Jerome Boateng. They spend their youth on football pitches in Berlin’s Wedding district before hitting the big time.
26 March, PIER 9 Probebühne

Impro 2017

No script, no scenery: actors improvisational theatre make it up based on audience suggestion. The Berlin improv theatre group Die Gorilllas has invited other troupes from around the world to the festival Impro 2017. The first week sees Canadian group Northern Lights take the stage. In the second week, the Orcas Island Project will welcome improv stars from around the world in the piece Afterlife.
14–25 March

Panorama Colombia 2017: Colombian Film Festival Berlin

Baumblüte am Reichstag (c) visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Baumblüte am Reichstag (c) visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

It sometime feels like there’s a film festival going on every day here in Berlin. Maybe not quite, but there’s always something special to discover. This weekend, the Babylon cinema in Berlin’s Mitte district is hosting Panorama Colombia 2017 – Colombian Film Festival Berlin, which will feature several films and documentaries.
23–26 March, Babylon


Start of German Summer time

And don’t forget: This weekend the Summer time starts in Germany. In the night from March 25 to 26 the clocks are turned forward one hour.

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About the Author

Kristin Buller

is content editor at visitBerlin and a passionate fan of the Berlinale. She fell in love with the festival back in 1990 when she saw A Summer's Tale (Conte d'Eté) by Éric Rohmer and has since missed the film festival only once. She looks forward most of all to the Asian films and has a soft spot for silent films and screwball comedies (which is why she's often seen in the retro showings). Kristin writes about Berlin's role in the film industry both in front of and behind the scenes.


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