March City Events in Hamburg
March is the month of the coming spring and Hamburg is just waking up to warmer weather along with the daffodils. The city is packed with culture and fun – especially the spring Hamburger Dom. But why not check out some of our other tip picks this month:
Hamburger Spring-Dom at Feldstraße – 22nd March – 21st April
The spring skyline in Hamburg is dominated by the huge rides at Hamburger DOM, day and night. All the old favourites will be there like the plus a few new ones. As this is the spring event you will see the appearance of the Easter Bunny as well as the usual clowns, jugglers and fire-eaters. If you like to be thrilled to within an inch of your life, or just love to stroll around munching a tasty snack then you cannot fail to have fun. Don’t forget the highlight of every Friday night the spectacular fireworks display.
Watch a film at Streits Cinema – All month
What is special about Streits Cinema you ask? Streits Cinema is the home of English cinema in Hamburg and has been there since 1956 and the sad news is that due to a dispute over rental costs the cinema will close its doors for the final time on the 31st March. This will be a huge tragedy for the city. We all know that the demise of cinemas has come about partly through the use of downloadable films and perhaps this is just another in a long line of the dying breed. But take your chance to be part of history and visit the Streits Cinema before the final curtain falls.
Hamburg SV vs FC Augsburg at Imtech Arena – 16th March
Mid table Hamburg SV fight it out with bottom of the league FC Augsburg at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg this March. Although it is unlikely Hamburg will top the league this season there is still the matter of pride between cities and the pitch is likely to see loads of action. There are plenty of sports bars in Hamburg to watch this game if you don’t already have tickets. Try Bayrischzell Zell at Millerntorplatz 1 or the King George restaurant and bar on Graumannsweg and relax with a beer of your choice and some good local company, to enjoy the game.
The Killers at O2 World – 4th March
A band that needs no introduction with top hits like the haunting “Mr Brightside” to the floor thumping “Somebody Told Me” is The Killers. Since they formed in Las Vegas in 2001 their rise to fame has been pretty quick and four albums later they are a household name. This world tour is to support their new album “Battle Born” sees these four guys from Las Vegas hit the big time proper. With charismatic front man Brandon Flowers claiming inspiration from top names like the Who, Bruce Springsteen and U2 in their songs, you cannot fail to love their catchy but surprisingly rocky tunes. Have a look at one of our favourites tunes.
Alberto Giacometti. Encounters at Bucerius Kunst Forum – All month
Alberto Giacometti was one of the leading surrealist sculptors of his age. His work is primarily sculpture but this exhibition is of his portrait art. He created portraits of his family and members of his circle of close friends including the likes of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. These portraits give a unique look into the mind of the artist and the inspiration his personal relationships as well as his Existentialist philosophy gave him. Among his other most notable works are; the monument on the grave of Gerda Taro at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, his sculpture “L’Homme qui marche I” appears on the current 100 Swiss Franc banknote and became the most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction (it went for an amazing £65 million). So go and see what all the fuss was about this month at the Bucerius Kunst Forum on the Rathausmarkt.
Paul Kalkbrenner at Alsterdorfer Sporthalle – 15th March
Paul Kalbrenner is a man with more talent in his little finger than many of us see in a life time. A well established great in the electronic music industry as well as an actor of substantial standing; but still a likeable guy. With more than 17 years in the music business and currently 7 albums under his belt his desire to play his own music mixes and not be a slave DJ seems to have paid off. If you are into electro house and just love to dance then this gig will be perfect for you.
RxSM Self-Medicated Film Expo – 8th – 14th March
Forget the big Hollywood names and blockbuster films for some real independent films go and see something at the RxSM Self-Medicated Film Expo this month. After being snubbed by a big and well known festival; four independent filmmakers decided to do it for themselves. Their self proclaimed mission to provide an alternative venue for the indie guys means that you can see some brilliant movies that may well never otherwise have any airtime. They even have their own award; the Crossroads, which is given to a filmmaker each year that shows unique style, exceptional craft, and the power to communicate their vision. In association with the RADAR Hamburg Film festival the RxSM will be bringing new films to several small and character full cinemas in Hamburg. Why not go along and show your support for the little guy?
Tokyo String Quartet at Laeiszhalle – 22nd March
Hamburg is a city with a rich musical heritage so if you are in the mood for something a bit cultural with strings then try the Tokyo String Quartet at Laeiszhalle. If you have never heard of them the Tokyo String Quartet are like the Beatles of the classical world. Four hugely talented musicians got together after attending the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo in 1969. More than 40 years later they have recorded over 30 albums won numerous awards including seven Grammy nominations and have even performed on Sesame Street! The sad news is that as two of the members plan to retire this year, this will be a farewell tour so catch them while you still can this month in Hamburg.
Hans-Peter Feldmann Art Exhibition at Deichtorhallen – All month
If you like your art a bit conceptual and ultra modern then head to the Deichtorhallen this month for the Hans-Peter Feldmann Art Exhibition. Feldman likes to collect order and re-present art work of all sorts from photographs and prints to toys and trivial works of art. You might be forgiven for thinking that really this is just a bunch of junk, but, do not be misled; Feldman is inspired in his art. This current exhibition is of installations, sculptures and paintings by Feldmann covering over four decades and is well worth the visit.