Thanks a lot for showing up at our events! We’re very happy to see you here live ever week! Please keep spreading the word about us (and our cocktails :D). That’s how we can keep doing what we’re doing!
Highlights of this month:
Queer Science Theatre #2: Second Show Anniversary Spectacular Friday, March 22
One of the best drag shows in town!
FB event: HERE
The Wandering Barman Saturday, March 9
A comedy show that combines jokes and cocktail making. With audience interaction and tasters and a cocktail inclusive in the ticket for the show!
FB event: HERE
Well, That Was Weird -Alternative Comedy Club St Patrick’s BASH!
Berlin n.1 Alternative Comedy stage in its St. Patrick’s Day version! Free beer at the door is the recipe for a night to (not??) remember!
Once again this year we’ll be one of the official locations for the festival 2 Tage Wedding. Check out the website HERE.
Artists who would like to be part of 800A program for the festival on September 8-9, 2018 please drop us a line asap! The festival is a great opportunityto make your work visible. You’ll get media coverage, ads in German press you couldn’t reach otherwise and more importantly you’ll get a full room of people interested in your art/show/performance. This year in 800A we’re specifically looking for:
– 1 artist/painter/photographer to put up an exhibition at our venue during the festival. She/He will be our official featured artist for this year.
– 1 or 2 short theatre performances to be shown at about 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
– 1 quality music act for Saturday September 8 evening (it gets really packed usually)
– A final quality performance/act/reading for Sunday night at 8pm, this usually gets a good crowd too.
To apply, drop us an email with some info at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject 2Tage Wedding UNTIL MAY 8, 2018!
PS: Since we’re also helping out with the organisation of the festival, if you want to apply as location or artist you can pop by during our opening hours and do the registration process at our venue. More info on 800aberlin.wordpress.com
In this post you can find the program of our activities in February. Highlights: Comedysportz Berlin – improvised comedy show in English, a new Spoken Word event + dinner night called Stories, Songs & Supper we’re organizing together with Irish musician Kilkelly, an Oriental Dance night featuring Japanese performers Shula and Sazazuka, plus as usual tons of other shows, dance classes, our First Thursday Showcase concert and many other acts. See you all at 800A!!!
One year is about to finish, and it’s time to sum up our first 9 months or so of activities. We’re currently hosting an average of 4 events a week, which means we have already hosted (roughly) 140+ events since our opening in March 2017. For 2018, we want to bring up some changes to our program. Mainly, we will privilege our recurring events that have become so successful over the past few months. So, in 2018 you can expect the following from us:
We’re going to host more comedy shows on weekends. They bring in a really great atmosphere thanks to the work of the great communities of Ciao! Express and Comedysportz Berlin
We’re going to host even more Japan related events (Meet Japan, Sushi night once a month and so on)
We’re going to launch an original series of workshops about cocktail making and cocktail tasting! Events in German and English will be held on different nights
We’re going to keep going with our First Thursday musicians’ Showcase by DA Musical, making it also as an open mic for first timers who want to play at our venue
Surprise!!!!! We’re working on a simple and incredibly tasty format to bring together food and comedy and we’ll kick it off in early ’18… More “official” info coming soon!
In Dec we’ll be operational till Dec 22 and then from the 30th on. Come over!!
After the great success of the Japanese festival we held in July this year, we’re going to host the festival Korea meets Japan on Saturday, September 16!
Korea meets Japan will bring the best of Korea and Japan to Berlin, celebrating K-pop music, featuring traditional and contemporary exhibitors and performances from Korea and Japan, Asian food and drinks, and unique shopping opportunities.
See you there!
PS: Come early. Entrance guaranteed to max 100 people!
Many things happened in July and many more are coming up in the near future!!
We started July with a great festival that marked a new way for us. The Japanese Tanabata festival featuring 20+ performers and 100+ guests in (and outside) our bar regardless of the rain. As our international and Asia-friendly community keeps expanding, next step will be Korea meets Japan festival, on Saturday September 16. Start queuing NOW to get a seat 😀 !
We had the pleasure of starting our wonderful concept Summer Folk, a collective showcase of well-known Berlin-based folk musicians that will follow the natural order of seasons for an entire year…It was a huge success! Next step Autumn Folk, on September 30. Save the date!!
Australian songwriter Michael Brinkworth had a great extra-long EP release show at our venue just a few days ago. It was a magical moment of music and poetry provided by a great performer whose work keeps the tradition of folk music alive, following the steps of Reed, Dylan, Waits and the other greats. If you missed it, you might have the chance to hear him live again next winter in 800A.
Our monthly English stand-up comedy showcase in mediterranean flavour Ciao! Express is coming up on August 12!!! LOOK IT UP!
Independent theatre play Wine from Greenland by Alejandro J. Niklison will be on August 26 at 800A.
…Plus many more live acts, performances etc. Check out the program here or find it on our tables at the venue!
We’re proud to host the next edition of the TANABATA Japanese Festival, happening next week on July 7, 2017 here in 800A Berlin.
20:00 : Guitar, SARO
20:20 : Shakuhachi, Aiko Kawase
20:40 : Salsa&Bachata Beginners performance
20:50 : Dance, Kazune Shimizu
21:00 : Belly dance, Shula, Cozmik Onion Express 0.14
21:40 : Drag Queen Parisienne Sasazuka
22:00 : Man of the House, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL Short Film Corner 2012, Director Yosuke Hosoi
22:30 : Violin Performance, Megumi Fukui
23:00 : DJ time, DJ poootaro
Art Exhibition (all day long):
– Dreikäsehoch – solo exhibition by Atsuno Riccio (Berlin-based comic illustrator)
– Comic book “ALLIGATOR” officially launching their first issue
What is Tanabata?
Write your wish at our reception table, and hang them on bamboo trees. make the dream come true in Tanabata night. Tanabata (meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.
The students of our “Scripts” Workshop weave together monologues and scenes based on the poems from Edgar Lee Master’s seminal “Spoon River Anthology“ to show you what life in Spoon River was all about. Get ready to dive with us into the dark and intense atmosphere of Spoon River!
Welcome to Spoon River, a small village tucked away in the wilds of a forgotten America, where restless souls struggle to make sense of their lives and histories. Come meet the citizens of our town, and listen to them tell the tales of of their loves, heartbreaks, joys, illnesses, inspirations, and degradation.
“Stories from Spoon River” will be directed by Alessandro Casadio and Josef Mehling and played on stage by the students of our advanced Scripts course: Elise Jost, Sam Crofts, Alberto Tarantino, Aly Hassan, Jennifer Kremer, Monika Dimitrova, Elena Samarsky.
The show will start at 8pm in 800A on Saturday, June 17 2017.
Our successful stand-up comedy format CIAO! EXPRESS is coming up on Saturday, June 10! A night of English stand-up comedy “in mediterranean flavour”, produced and hosted by Italian “prankster and wannabe Armani model” Filippo Spreafico.
This month’s line-up of international comedians will be: