Art: Various Others Opening Weekend

Art: Various Others Opening Weekend

The first edition of Various Others is here! The idea of this project was born as a collaboration of different galleries, off-spaces, and museums to create a space in common increasing the international perception of contemporary art in Munich and drawing the attention of international experts to the city’s art production and exhibition operations. This cooperative exchange between institutions will have its opening during the weekend of 14th to 16th of September with discussions, artist talks, lectures, and presentations. Some of the galleries and spaces involved are Espace Louis Vuitton Munich, Museum…

Festival: Puls Startrampe

Festival: Puls Startrampe

Puls is a radio show well known for organizing the Puls Open Air festival in a palace with international and local artists. In addition to that summer festival, they host more events during the year, revealing a line-up full of fresh bands. The Puls Startrampe is a good example of that. As they say, they accompany the bands to the ascent since 2009. The best emerging artists are here to be discovered. In this edition, you will listen to Alice Merton, Mine & Fantoni, Liquid & Maniac, Blackout Problems, Cosby,…

Market: Optimal Sommerfest

Market: Optimal Sommerfest

If you are a vinyl lover, probably you know about the existence of Optimal Records in Munich. In that shop, you can find electronic music gems and all kinds of independent music, not to mention the soul records and classics and other hidden treasures like 60s garage compilations and more. Every year they celebrate a Sommerfest (Summer festival) with discounts, live music, drinks, food, and DJs. In this year’s edition, they will expand their program and the festival will last three days. On Thursday evening we will enjoy the show…

Tam Tam Sommerfest

Tam Tam Sommerfest

The collective Tam Tam strikes again with a Sommerfest with free admission (but donations are welcome) and lots of love. In this hot festival, we will be pleased with the performances of three different bands and artists. Jim Avignon aka Neoangin creates accessible melodies and bubblegum harmonies like Middle-Class Hell or Slave to the Algorithm, with a pop touch but with a sharp tongue. Hilberg & D-Tex feat. Giorgio Merano will put some gold to your ears with disco music and weird looks. If a dictionary of images would exist, probably…

Sommernachtstraum: Metronomy + Pho Queue + HyTop DJs

Sommernachtstraum: Metronomy + Pho Queue + HyTop DJs

If Shakespeare were here to see how is nowadays reinterpreted his Midsummer Night’s Dream, probably he will like a lot. Because there is nothing better like enjoying a balmy summer evening, with a light breeze and the best soundtrack. Celebrated at Olympiapark, the Sommernachtstraum will be an unforgettable night. They had handpicked a selection of national and international acts like the British synth-pop band Metronomy, and the Munich-based emerging Pho Queue. With the first ones, we will dance to songs like The Look or The Bay, famous hits around the globe,…

IGSM Surf Expo 2018

IGSM Surf Expo 2018

When you talk with a foreigner about Munich, nobody can imagine (if they don’t know anything about the city) that you can actually surf in the Isar and exists a big community of surfers in the Bavarian capital. This is why an event like IGSM Surf Expo makes sense. If you are crazy about catching waves (even in a river) that’s the place to be for the next days. In this fair, you can assist to a Surfboard Repair Workshop, watch some movies about this sport or buy some second-hand…

The Mash Fest

The Mash Fest

The good weather offers multiple activities to enjoy outdoors. You can swim in a lake, make a bbq, play volleyball… but also you can enjoy cultural events like The Mash Fest. This festival at Olympiapark has interactive zones, music, art, culture and it’s the place to be for everybody who wants to have fun. They host Yoga and breakdance workshops, dance battles and also skate exhibitions. Sports lifestyle and action sports are a big part of The Mash Festival, where you can find out about the latest trends, get creative,…

Matthias Schmidt: Baklava, Giorgio Moroder, synthesizers and Knobs & Wires

Matthias Schmidt: Baklava, Giorgio Moroder, synthesizers and Knobs & Wires

We begin a new section on Munich Vibe about creative people who live in Munich and do amazing things. The first person to open this section is Matthias Schmidt, an architect, promoter and synthesizer lover responsible of the festival Knobs & Wires which takes place the next 2nd of June. Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do in Munich? When I’m not busy working as an architect, I’m booking concerts at venues like Milla, Import Export, Unter Deck or Glockenbachwerkstatt under the moniker of Tapefruit. Lately I’m…

Cinema International: MostraBrasil 2018

Cinema International: MostraBrasil 2018

Brasil is a synonym of carnival, party, beautiful beaches, caipirinhas, sun and enjoyment of life. If you can’t travel to Rio di Janeiro or Sao Paulo, you can always discover more about this country watching its cinema. The 8th edition of MostraBrasil gives an insight into the current film production in Brasil and highlights various aspects of Brazilian society. During the festival will enjoy different activities like the Queer Day with the LGBTQ activist and actress Linn da Quebrada and the exhibition of the filmmaker Bruno Bennec. The director César Rodrigues will present…

Shorts Attack: Sex and insanity

Shorts Attack: Sex and insanity

Sex sells. Everybody knows that. Once I heard that two things rule this world, one is money and the other is sex. I like to think that other emotions and things are more important, but this affirmation may be true if we look around. In any case, sex is something that interest everybody. Is healthy, is pleasant, is funny and good for your skin as some people say. But it has also its dark side, can be used as a way of power or get people addicted to it. A new…