“Come and be weird for a night,” Billie Rae Bigsby wrote me last January. And that’s how I ended up at the House of Red Doors (or HORDs) for the first time, purring and dispensing gummi mice while dressed as a feral feline maid. Since then, I’ve seen the Salon zur Wilden Renate transformed into … Read more The House of Red Doors #6: CIRCUS
It’s time again for the lewdest party since Nero’s mirror hall orgies. The notorious HOUSE OF RED DOORS opens its gates on the 28th of July, welcoming you to a distorted version of midsummer saturnalia. Join the ritual and cut the season in half by chasing the will-o’-the-wisps (or whatever your repertoire of flashbacks holds for you) into the … Read more Distorted Midsummer Dreams with THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS IV
Have you ever worried where your afterlife might take you? With a visit to the (in)famous ‘Salon – Zur wilden Renate‘ on the 28th of January, those worries might be a thing of the past. Abandon all sorrows, ye who enter THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS, and earn your ticket to the second circle of … Read more THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS, Thursday @ Infamous Salon – Zur Wilden Renate
Kiez Oper (Neighborhood Opera) is coming back to Wilde Renate for the first time in years for two never-to-be-seen-again performances of “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell. This unique open-air opera experience, in English, is brand new and site-specific. “Over 300 years old, “The Fairy Queen” follows the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with … Read more Kiez Oper presents “The Fairy Queen” at Renate – Friday the 22nd & Saturday the 23rd
This Wednesday sees the popular US-German DJ and production duo Samanta Fox celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their WTF “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” party at their spiritual home of Salon zur Wilden Renate. The two foxes Jonny and Gizzie are joined on this joyous occasion by a stellar line-up of friends and fellow music-makers such as … Read more Celebrating 3 Years of WTF – Interview with Samanta Fox
Did you get the memo? Berlin is over, didn’t you hear? Yep, you can all go home now, or don’t bother visiting here if you haven’t yet been. Some time last month the internet got together and decided to dethrone Berlin as the capital of cool. But wait, what’s that you say? They’re wondering why we … Read more Berlin’s Best Clubs – A Game of Thrones?
2013 –> 2014 We’ve all been here before. It’s just after midnight on December 31st, you’ve just finished your second (maybe third?) bottle of frothing Rotkäppchen, eaten what is probably your third or fourth ‘big feast’ of the week, and are wondering what to do next. You know, or at least have been told, that … Read more New Year’s Clubbing Forecast
Tonight and tomorrow, experience a fascinating opera at Renate’s new venue, ELSE. The Kiez Oper will present a contemporary performance (in English) of George Frideric Handel’s “Acis & Galatea,” a 300 year old tale filled with nymphs, monsters, magic, and of course love and death. ELSE is a new open-air with growing popularity on the banks … Read more Kiez Oper presents “Acis & Galatea” at the new venue ELSE, August 30th & 31st