Die Färberei exemplifies why I love Munich. It’s an enclave of urban culture, a great public resource, a nucleus of street-art activity, and totally hidden. A one time textile dyeing plant, Die Färberei is located in the Rückgebaude of an apartment building and is a combination studio, gallery, shared work space and home to some…Read More
The Deutsches Museum is a ginormous science and industry museum with everything from previously used space capsules to old submarines, to any sort of musical instrument you can imagine. It’s right in the middle of town, and great for kids – don’t miss the underground Bergwerk (mining) exhibit. Take any S-Bahn and get off at…Read More
So, I had never heard of Fab Lab until a couple of weeks ago. I would say it’s part of the maker movement for machinery geeks (and I mean geeks in the most loving way.) Basically it’s a kind of ‘open studio’ for home made heavy-duty equipment like laser cutters and 3-D printers. Apparently it…Read More
Ask Catherine #2 – Balkon Pimping Time Approaches, Where Do I Go?
Dear Catherine, The smattering of sunny days we’ve had have gotten me all excited to get my small terasse planted and blooming, but I can’t bear the thought of getting ganked at the Dehner or Samen Schmitz at the Viktualienmarkt, besides they have really paltry, picked over offerings. Hilfe!Balkon Betty ********************** Dear Balkon, Dehner is…Read More
Chilly Gonzales at the Volkstheater
People were standing in front of the theater with signs begging for tickets. ‘Wow, this is the hottest ticket in town’ my friend said ‘That’s right! Stick with me sister if you want to know what is going on!‘ The truth is, I really hate to leave my apartment, but the minute I saw the…Read More