As infamously claimed in the American blockbuster “Mean Girls”: “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like total sluts and no other girls can say anything about it.” Even though this Halloween will be my first in Berlin, I have a sinking suspicion that it will unfold quite differently than the one in this classic chick-flick. Hopefully the strength of Berlin’s creative scene will produce an inventive costume feast for our eyes. I’m particularly hoping to see a “Ruined Spanish Fresco Monkey Jesus” costume in the flesh. We recommend you scope out these Halloween events at art galleries and spaces around the city for a wicked good time – just be sure to avoid a candy overdose. Are you ready to boo-gy down?
f.u.c. bar – “Terrifying Tuesday” – October 30th, 2012, 8 pm – 3 am
Loyal berlin-artparasites readers know that we are huge fans of the weekly Turbo Tuesday at f.u.c. bar, which supports emerging artists by selling their works commission-free. An added benefit, we think the venue has the highest “volume of babes per square inch.” Therefore, our immense excitement for their costume-mandatory Halloween version of Turbo Tuesday is understandable. Start Halloween right by heading over on Halloween eve to dance in the haunted zombie playground surrounded by local artworks. The organizers have promised to provide numerous surprises throughout the night, including repeat plays of “Thriller” and face painting to complete your costume.
CUBE Club Berlin-Neukölln – Drop Dead Festival’s Macabre Art Show – October 31, 2012 – 8 pm – 8 am
In contemporary fashion and art, skulls have become a common accessory. The obscure music festival, Drop Dead Festival, is furthering this memento mori theme with their macabre Halloween party. In addition to live music and an exhibition with works by 11 international artists, their Halloween event will showcase four large spaces with live painting. Working on the Halloweenesque themes Voodoo, Dark Magick, Tarot, and Witchcraft, the participating artists include Darkam Asylum, who produces live body rituals, and Awer, an Italian artist who depicts human beings or animals roaming the world’s most desolate locations. The Macabre Art Show is your perfect morbid destination for Halloween.
HomeBase Art Collective – “Haunted Haus” – October 31, 2012, 7 pm – 1 am
If you are in search of a powered-by-the-people Halloween shindig, HomeBase Art Collective’s “Haunted Haus” your event. With a dress code “Scare or be Scared” and music theme of “screeching tunes,” this event is not for the faint of heart. Put your scariest foot forward, bring your cursed friends, and gain a different perspective into this exciting art collective linking contemporary art and social change.
FELLINI Gallery – “Fellini Halloween Party” – October 31st, 2012, 7 – 11 pm
[€5 incl. one drink]
Calling all Fellini fans out there: the “Fellini Halloween Party” is your opportunity to pay homage to the legendary film director. In fact, he passed away 19 years ago on Halloween day itself, so perhaps you can call forth his spirit to add some spice to the event. Fellini Gallery encourages you to add an Italian touch to your costume and to come early: the artsy dungeon is only open till 9 pm. If timeliness isn’t your thing, fear not, as the party will continue after that in the Opera room. As a special Halloween gift to you, our readers, berlin-artparasites will be giving away a few tickets to the Fellini Halloween event. Check out our facebook page tomorrow for details. Until then, get cracking on your costume!
Article by Patricia Restrepo