Update on Berlin’s Bearpit Karaoke: The show goes on!

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Bearpit Karaoke returns! Everybody dance now. Photo: tas mania
Bearpit Karaoke returns! Everybody dance now. Photo: tas mania

Don’t let it be said that the people have no voice. After numerous press reports (including our own from May 22nd) on the negative developments for the popular Sunday open-air Bearpit Karaoke event in Berlin’s Mauerpark, Pankow’s elected officials took note and changed their tune.

Karaoke fans and stars will now be guaranteed their Sunday afternoon spot on the stage—so long as the sun is shining.

When making your plans, remember that the fun runs Sundays from 3-7 p.m., though those who’d like a good seat would be smart to show up earlier and relax with a beer from one of the nearby touts.

Stay on top of changes:  Bearpit Karaoke’s organizer Joe Hatchiban posts public notifications of event cancellations due to weather or vacation on the Sonntags Karaoke in Mauerpark Facebook page.  This is also a good place to check the start and end dates of the outdoor karaoke season.

To celebrate, we thought we’d share this clip of three Icelandic gents performing a little Elvis at Bearpit Karaoke earlier this year:

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Hilary Bown

An academic by training, a writer by day, and a Cheapo by heritage, Hilary Bown's meagre means and insatiable travel appetite have helped her sharpen her "no-budget travel" skills across the European continent over the past decade. At home in Berlin or on an adventure abroad, you'll find her in sandals, riding the bus, reading novels while walking, drinking the local wine, writing out postcards with a felt-tip pen, and browsing the shelves of the supermarket and hardware store. Find her unique blend of travel adventure and tested advice at Less Than a Shoestring.

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