An introduction to Poodle Bar, by Agnė Auželytė · Nov. 2018:
Back in January 2016 — in the deepest darkness of Berlin winter, when everyone seemed to be a little sad, a little broke, and a little lonely — it felt only natural to make a party. And so Poodle Bar was born, in the Keller of K77, under the Lichtblick Kino, as a weekly gathering for the Ponderosa community, and beyond into Berlin’s DIY and performance scene. Providing space, cheap drinks, and a loose and open format to share creative practices and raw ideas.
We have hosted performances, artist talks, concerts, rituals, watched youtube videos, upcycled clothes, played a lot of music through a boombox, had a lot of shots, danced till very early hours of the morning — we even had live salamanders once.
In 2017, Poodle Bar left its original home at K77 to become a free and nomadic pop-up. We were kindly hosted by different spaces around the city — such as Fehre6, Liebig12, and Vetomat, making room for performances, first-time experiments, exchanges of ideas and simply good parties, as well supporting and promoting Ponderosa, our godmother from the countryside.
Currently, Poodle Bar appears irregularly, but as the winter nights are getting longer, one can expect a secret basement party, alright. Poodle Bar is a concept that is up for grabs, too. Poodle Bar is there if you need it, when you need it and how you need it, as mostly it is a permission to just make things happen, in a quick and dirty Berlin kind of way. You wanna manifest something — take it and do it.
If you are interested to show what you are busy with at the next event, or wish to offer a space for a pop-up, please email your proposals.
Agne & The Poodles
Poodle Bar #19: New Year, New Poodles
19. January, 2019 · Liebig 12, Berlin
With DuChamp, Laurence Wasser, Marianne Tuckman, Dragons/Doyle, and Da Listef Klang
Poodle Bar #18: Wunder Bar
13. December, 2018 · K77 Keller, Berlin
With KvT, Dragons/Doyle, Otolitos, Augury, Laura Mcauliffe, and Makina#1 & Makina#3 by Camilo Matado
Poodle Bar #17: Ponderosa 2018 Launch
7. April, 2018 · Vetomat, Berlin
With performances and offerings from Peter Pleyer, Stephanie Maher, Jessie Layne Tuddenham, Agnė Auželytė, Mor Demer, Caitlin Fischer, DJ Hug, DJ Fabrikant, and DJ Modh Coinníolach.
Poodle Bar #16: Fire Camp + Jatsumen
2. Feb., 2017 · Fehre 6, Berlin
With Zinzi Buchanan and Mel Flash, Jatsumen.
Poodle Bar #15: Holy Daze Edition
22. December, 2016 · Liebig 12, Berlin
With Sam Hertz & Maryanna Lachmann, Thomas Anthony Owen, Agne Auzelyte, Inky, Carol Singers, & more!!! Plus Funkadelic Gift Exchange
Poodle Bar #14: >Sardines<
17. November, 2016 · Fehre 6, Berlin
Karajoke, Portuguese wine, S A R D I N E S! Swedish lady and Portuguese sisters as your tireless hosts.
Poodle Bar #13: Dadadadafilmdada!
K77 Keller, Berlin
DADADADAFILMDADA! WORKS BY Jos Diegel, Gloria Gammer, Luana Knipfer, Momo Lischker, Simon Schäfer, Lena Wicke. ZWISCHENSPIEL: Laura Lichtblau, Jasminka Stenz.
Poodle Bar #12: The Great Return
8. September, 2016 · K77 Keller, Berlin
#newseason — It's Shelley's bDay!
Poodle Bar #11
K77 Keller, Berlin
With Jana Berwig
Poodle Bar #10 aka Birthday Bar
14. April, 2016 · K77 Keller, Berlin
Poodle Bar #9
K77 Keller, Berlin
Poodle Bar #8: Upcycling
17. March, 2016 · K77 Keller, Berlin
pop-up SHOP at the bar with Tlalit's upcycled goodies. Plus DJ Berlin Disaster
Poodle Bar #7
10. March, 2016 · K77, Berlin
With Red Monky.
Poodle Bar #6
3. March, 2016 · K77, Berlin
With Reza Mirabi.
Poodle Bar #5
25. February 2016 · K77 Keller, Berlin
With Sarah Hermanutz — Mind Blind: Therapeutic Interventions for Human/Nonhuman Communications + Xb sunday matinee resident ----> dj vomit
Poodle Bar #4
18. February 2016 · K77 Keller, Berlin
Int'l Female hip-hop on youtube videos and booze.
Bring your weed and your favorite t shirt.
hosted by J&L.
Poodle Bar #3: Minute/Year
4. February 2016 · K77 Keller, Berlin
Kovács/O’Doherty talk about Minute/Year.
Poodle Bar #2
28. January 2016 · K77 Keller, Berlin
With DJ Phas Cali
Poodle Bar #1
21. January, 2016 · K77 Keller, Berlin
With a Zine talk with Jes Walsh · A blessing / sermon by Louise Trueheart · An appearance of a Blonde Lady (Kata Kovacs) · A Lemon Stick Dream interactive action and more.. · DJ Modh Coinníollach