What are you looking for when visiting a city, especially if you are running on a tight schedule? You would like to get a glimpse of the present spirit of the place, a bit of history to feel the background and soul of the city and finally to leave with a head full of images and visions of the future.
Time travelling may seem ideal. Sadly, as we all know, time travelling isn’t yet ready for mass marketing. But wait, there is a solution: a musical show in Schöneberg, performed once a month and soon twice in English, will teach you in a very entertaining way what is cabaret, how it came about, rose, had to hide to survive, through travelling in time between Paris and Berlin.
Now two Thursday evenings a month – and soon with an additional show during the weekend, dates announced here on their website – two operatic singers and a pianist will perform the show for you. I was lucky enough to attend it several times and I’m definitely not tired of it, especially because the show is evolving and new scenes are regularly added.
The Sally Bowles Café and its tiny but elegant stage, host this event. The scenery is simple and effective: grand piano, long red velvet curtains… Songs, story telling, fishnet stockings: in one word, CABARET. Feel free to visit this café for other events, the atmosphere is always pleasant, the owners welcoming, and the cakes: to die for.