SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Schokoladen Hoffest, Schokoladen, until July 20
Earlier this month, Mitte’s headquarters for independent music, Schokoladen, turned 24. And as is the annual tradition, Schokoladen will have a no-holds barred birthday celebrationrunning three days and featuring more than two dozen musical acts.
Extending beyond the bar itself, the celebrations will also take place in the courtyard and the cellar, as well as the backyard theatre. Keeping within the confines of its strict, 10 p.m. noise curfew, the venue will also end all live music at the proper time but keep the party going until the early hours of the morning with DJ sets from the Gewalt Disney DJ Team, 3nt3n m3n, Offbeatclub and others.
Those who have been to Schokoladen before are likely familiar with the building’s longstanding history, and the owners are also requesting for anyone who can to donate money (rather than gifts) that will be put toward renovations of the venue. Natalye Childress
Schokoladen, Ackerstraße 169, 10115 Berlin; 030 28 26 527; U: Rosenthaler Platz; admission: free.