Berlin Lab

Ever thought about traveling to Berlin? Don’t book those tickets just yet. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Berlin and Los Angeles as sister cities, and be Berlin is hosting a popup 'Berlin Lab' right here in the DTLA Arts District. 'Berlin Lab' is part of be Berlin, a larger campaign to promote Berlin as both a place of freedom and creativity. The two-day festival will give attendees a real taste of Berlin – from its art and music, to its technology and culture – all for free.


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*All attendees must be 21+ years to attend ‘Berlin Lab’ on Thursday, Oct. 5th, 6pm - 12 am

FOR THE ONES WHO LOVE ENTERTAINMENT: music, dance, street art

Berlin Night with Simonne Jones, Black Cracker and DJ Anne Litt

Dance the night away! The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles presents an awesome concert from L.A. born Berlin transplant Simonne Jones and fellow Berlin resident Black Cracker, who take over the stage at the Berlin Lab with their über pop and hip-hop live sets, accompanied by DJ Anne Litt. For more information click here.

The Flying Steps

A combination of break dancing and classical music, The Flying Steps, an internationally renowned dance crew is a performance you won't want to miss! For more information on The Flying Steps click here. 

Die Dixons

Get a fresh take on street art with the Die Dixons, a Berlin street art gang! For more information on Die Dixon’s event click here


Learn about German cinema at the second largest film festival in Berlin, achtung! berlin- new berlin film award! All info about the selected film screenings from the 2017 edition of the achtung berlin! festival - click here. 

The screenings will be accompanied by a case study on Berlin filmproduction and a panel talk on Berlin film making - click here.


100 years of Bauhaus: Microhousing

Celebrate almost 100 years of the Bauhaus movement with a series of panels including famous architects and writers! For more information on 100 years of Bauhaus click here. 


Tech Open Air

Combine your love for tech, music, art and science at Tech Open Air, the largest interdisciplinary technology festival in Europe! TOA L.A. will welcome amongst others: Steven Kydd (Founder of Tastemade), Breanne Butler (Founder of the Women's March on Washington) and Kara Swisher (American technology journalist and Executive Editor of Recode). For more information on the Tech Open Air Festival click here. 

STATE Festival

Experience something exciting, innovative and scientific at the STATE Festival, a melting pot for developments in science and technology! For more information on the STATE Festival click here. 

Native Instruments

Try out the products of Native Instrument in an interactive music station with the help of certified specialists and music experts and dance to the beats of KCRWs very own radio host and Traktor DJ Anne Litt and learn more about Berlin and LAs music and technology culture. For more information on Native Instruments and happening in the Teach Area click here. 


Fascinated by 3D-printing? Watch bigrep’s 3D-printer, the largest one available worldwide in action and attend a panel on 3D-printing. For more information on BigRep and happenng in the Tech Area click here. 


There's nothing it can't scan! botspot’s OptaONE is a 3D-printer you have to see in person. It is lightning fast and can scan the largest surface area of any other 3D-printer. For more information botspot and happening in the Tech Area click here. 

#Play This Wall

Overcome walls with #Play This Wall, a double sided instrument that allows two people to play at the same time creating one unique piece of music! For more information on #Play This Wall and happenings in the Teach Area click here. 


Lange Tafel

Want a taste of Berlin tradition? You can with Lange Tafel by sitting down at a long table while grabbing a bite with people you've never met across all ethnicities, social backgrounds for art and a chance to exchange ideas together. For more information on Lange Tafel click here. 

Find your way to Berlin Lab

The location is wheelchair accessible

LOT 613 - Imperial St, Los Angeles

About Berlin Lab

‘Berlin Lab’ is a dynamic opportunity to absorb the spirit of one of the world’s most progressive cities, without leaving Los Angeles. Serving as a hub for creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs alike to freely express themselves, ‘Berlin Lab’ aims to unite attendees to collectively share their experiences of freedom by inviting the Los Angeles community to discover Berlin and further strengthen the bond between both cities through this two-day festival. 

About be Berlin

be Berlin is the state’s official signet and the communicative brand to promote the German capital on a regional, national and international stage.


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