SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Kiez Kupala Open Air, Grießmühle, until 27 July
Berlin’s Kiez Oper first debuted last summer with a goal of re-appropriating opera for the 21st century, with unconventional adaptations in unexpected places that could be accessed by anyone.
In keeping with this offbeat M.O., this weekend transforms Neukölln’s Grießmühle into a fantastic open air celebration of Kupala, a hedonistic pagan midsummer soiree highlighting life, love, sexuality, and escapism.
Naturally, the all-night party will feature opera, but it will also include swing music, a nine-piece baroque orchestra, and the requisite open air DJs. Additionally, there will be dancing, live art, burlesque performances, bodypainting, and various other types of art and presentations that glorify the human form. Natalye Childress
Grießmühle, Sonnenallee 221, 12059 Berlin; S: Sonnenallee; admission: €12.